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College Archives

Parrish Hall

The College Archives are open to researchers who wish to explore our collections in our reading room.  Use this form to learn about Covid-19 safety protocols and to schedule an appointment.

Members of the Swarthmore community may book an appointment directly here.

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.

Search finding aids to Swarthmore College Archives collections

Questions may be directed to archives@swarthmore.edu .

To see materials from the College Archives, visit the Friends Historical Library.