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A Brief History


Using the Timeline

Explore the College’s history by scrolling left or right to move through the timeline. Most events contain links to more information.  Select the “plus” sign to zoom in and see more events per year, or choose the “minus” sign to zoom out and see fewer.

About A Brief History

For A Brief History, we relied most heavily on the staff and resources of the Friends Historical Library, Richard Walton's Swarthmore College: An Informal History (1986), and past issues of The Halcyon, The Phoenix, and the Swarthmore College Bulletin