Swarthmore College Archives

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The Archives include records of the College as a corporation, of its Board of Managers, key administrative offices and academic units, including charters, minutes, correspondence, financial records, etc. Also student records and records of student organizations, classes and alumni groups. Includes collections of personal papers of Managers, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as reference files on college history, campus, faculty, staff and deceased alumni. Also includes prints, photographs, clippings files and general memorabilia.

The records of Swarthmore College are organized into series based on creator or type of material (such as Board of Managers records, student activities (clubs) records, and scrapbooks). Click on the links in the menu bar to the right, below the "Swarthmore College Archives" heading, to connect to archival finding aids with detailed descriptions of the materials contained in the college archives. A good way to begin your search is to check whether there is a ready reference file on your topic.

Questions may be directed to archives@swarthmore.edu. To see materials from the College Archives, visit the Friends Historical Library. To donate papers or records, please see our policies page for information on our collecting scope.