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News from the Haverford College Libraries.

Victor Medina del Toro '17 Opens Exhibit on Astronomical History

April 13, 2017

History major Victor Medina del Toro '17 discusses his exhibit "Expanding the Universe: Astronomy and the Telescope" which is on view in Magill Library.

Sophie McGlynn ’18 Helps Celebrate the American Friends Service Committee Centennial

April 13, 2017

Sophie McGlynn ’18 welcomed students, faculty, and staff into the gallery to enjoy her Waging Peace: 100 Years of Quakers, Moral Quandaries, and a Quest for Justice—an exhibit of the American Friends Service Committee, which delves into the work of the Quaker pacifist organization and celebrates a century of its existence.

Pop-Up Exhibit on Quakers and Native Americans

April 13, 2017

Nicholas Glisserman's History 276 class has created a pop-up exhibit featuring materials from Quaker & Special Collections.

DataRescue Haverford

February 27, 2017

Coordinator for Digital Scholarship Mike Zarafonetis welcomes volunteers at DataRescue Haverford.

Reflections on "Waging Peace"

February 16, 2017

Curator Sophie McGlynn '18 reflects on curating the exhibit "Waging Peace: 100 Years of Quakers, Moral Quandaries, and a Quest for Justice."

The First Black Petitioners to Congress and Their Quaker Allies

January 25, 2017

Newly uncovered evidence from Haverford’s Quaker and Special Collections reveals that a 1797 petition was an early example of interracial abolitionism, a trend historians typically associate with the period after 1830.

"Broken Treaties, Forgotten Archives" exhibit

December 14, 2016

An exhibit about the Kinzua Dam curated by the students of Ecological Imaginaries.

"A Glimpse of Japan" exhibit

December 14, 2016

An exhibit curated by the students of EALCH 335: Japanese Modernism Across Media.

Making history personal: Family Life in the Quaker collection

May 9, 2016

A revisit to the diaries of Joshua L. Baily and Theodate L. Baily.

DS Fellows Program Accepting Applications for 2016-17

May 4, 2016

The DS Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Book of the Month: Banneker's Almanac

April 18, 2016

A look into Benjamin Banneker's 1793 Almanac.

Collection Favorites: Scrapbooks

April 6, 2016

Read about the Josiah P. Marvel scrapbook, in which Marvel compiled Nazi bureaucratic documents from his time traveling through Nazi occupied France during the summer of 1940.

Collection of the Month: The Haverford Loganian Society

March 11, 2016

A newly processed College Archive collection sheds light on one of Haverford’s first and longest student-run club, the Haverford Loganian Society.

Collection Favorites: Travel diaries

March 1, 2016

The first in a series of news articles in which Kara Flynn highlights some of her favorite materials she has been working on this year in Special Collections.

Summer Internships at the Library!

February 9, 2016

Apply for Summer 2016 internships at the Libraries.

The Harlem Renaissance Comes Alive In Magill Library

February 2, 2016

Carl Van Vechten: O Write my Name—Portraits of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond, an exhibit drawn from the Haverford Fine Arts Photography Collection’s portfolio of 50 photogravures by the titular photographer, critic, and Gertrude Stein literary executor, opened Friday in Magill Library.

Hidden Collections - Maps

February 1, 2016

Recently cataloged maps from Special Collections are explored.

Hidden Collections - A Recap

December 16, 2015

This month marks the sixth month of Quaker & Special Collections Project cataloger Kara Flynn's work on the CLIR Hidden Collections grant. With this milestone in mind, she decided to do a little recap of her work so far.

Rare 18th Century Mexican Texts Acquired by Libraries

November 20, 2015

Haverford Libraries, in consultation with Assistant Professor of Linguistics Brook Lillehaugen, have made a major new acquisition: a second edition of a Zapotec catechism and a few other religious texts, published in Mexico in 1766

Students Discuss Peace and Pacifism At New Magill Exhibit Opening

November 18, 2015

Students, professors, and authors convened to celebrate "Testimonies in Art & Action: Igniting Pacifism in the Face of Total War," the newest exhibition in the Sharpless Gallery

Studying Historical "Madness"

November 17, 2015

Students in Associate Professor Darin Hayton's 300-level history seminar discuss, in Special Collections, the country's first Quaker-run psychiatric hospital

Exploring Hidden Collections - A Quaker Hansel and Gretel

November 17, 2015

Read about the latest discovery from Kara Flynn, Special Collections Project Cataloger

Exploring Hidden Collections - Boston Broad Brim

October 6, 2015

The mystery behind a publication for the Boston Meeting, the Boston Broad Brim, is revealed

Exploring Hidden Collections - The 18th-19th Century Equivalents of Email and Pinterest

September 15, 2015

The diaries and journals from the Quaker collection are finally cataloged, and finding aids for these collections can be found on the Quaker & Special Collections website

Collection of the Month - The Potts Family Papers

September 15, 2015

Those interested in the history of the Philadelphia Area and its Quaker inhabitants may enjoy a new addition to Haverford College’s Special Collections: The Potts family Papers

Announcing the Second Year of the Digital Scholarship Fellows Program

September 15, 2015

The program for sophomores and juniors is a collaboration of the Libraries, Writing Center, CCPA, and the OAR

Hidden Collections - Quakers and Native American Rights

August 17, 2015

In her second news item in the "Hidden Collections" series, Kara Flynn focuses on a few items within the Quaker collections that highlight the Quaker’s involvement in Native American rights.

Hidden Collections - An Intro

July 6, 2015

An introduction by Kara Flynn, who will be working to catalog Quaker diaries, journals, commonplace books, and small manuscript collections as part of a CLIR grant.