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The TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections include unique and rare archival collections, manuscripts, publications, ephemera, maps, photographs, and audiovisual content, including oral histories, from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. The materials available reflect the strengths and collecting priorities of each institution. To browse the collections of an individual institution, use the "All Institutions" drop down menu below.
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The button, pin and ribbon collection contains over 1,700 items, dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, documenting movements for peace and social justice around the world.

2159 items

White button with peace symbol and the text "Teach Peace" in blue

Records of Camden Monthly Meeting and of its predecessors, Duck Creek and Motherkiln Monthly Meetings, 1686-2014. Consists of volume of manumissions of slaves by the members of Duck Creek Monthly Meeting and some other Friends, recorded according to the 2mo 22nd, 1777 direction of the Meeting. 

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Handwritten copy of documents freeing freeing slaves

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was an internationally recognized suffragist, feminist, and political activist. This collection contains six of Catt’s personal photograph albums, circa 1840 to 1940. The albums contain approximately 815 photographs related to the women's suffrage movement, including portraits and records of parades, demonstrations, conferences, and other events. The albums cover both the American and international suffrage movements. Notable figures depicted include: Louisa May Alcott, Dr. Josephine Baker, Carrie Chapman Catt, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Woodrow Wilson.

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289 items

Carrie Chapman Catt Papers

The collection consists of representative images from more than 150 botanical and ornithological books, printed between 1499 and 1920, and including many of the landmark works in each field. The books are from the Ethelinda Schaefer Castle Collection.

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1275 items

Castle Collection of Natural History Illustrations

The Charles Roberts autograph letter collection contains autographs collected by Charles Roberts, an 1864 Haverford graduate. Roberts' collection includes letters and signatures from politicians and statesmen, authors, scientists, philosophers, and businesspeople. Included in the collection is a completed set of autographs of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.


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Phillis Wheatley signature

Chesterfield Monthly Meeting was organized in 1684 by Burlington Quarterly Meeting. In 1827, after the Hicksite Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. In 1956, the former Orthodox or Mercer Street meeting merged with the former Hicksite or Hanover Street meeting. In 1974, Chesterfield's two preparative meetings, Crosswicks and Trenton, were established as monthly meetings. Chesterfield Monthly Meeting itself was formally discontinued in 1977.

This collection chiefly consists of men's meeting minutes as well as manumission certificates signed by members of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, 1774-1796. It also includes several related documents on topics such as the education of free Negroes, and the treatment of Friends who refused to comply with the Anti-Slavery Testimony.

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Handwritten record of manumitted former slaves in Chesterfield

College Women was a consortial project of the libraries and archives of the institutions formerly known as the Seven Sisters. The project began in the spring of 2014 with a Foundations Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the development of an online portal, which continues to be accessible at This collection includes diaries and letters of several Bryn Mawr College alumnae/i originating from several personal paper collections held in the Bryn Mawr College Special Collections.

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1782 items

College Women

This receipt book was kept by Samuel Comfort (1776-1862) and other members of the Comfort family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between 1803 and 1841. The book records payments made by the family to various individuals and is arranged chronologically.


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Comfort Family Receipt Book

The Cope Evans Family Papers contain the letters of the closely related Quaker families of Cope and Evans who lived in Germantown, Pennsylvania.  The materials  in the collection were created between 1730-2009. Letters  discuss family, friends and home life, and reflect the social environment of these Quaker families.  Other topics to be found within the letters include Philadelphia history, Haverford history, travels in Europe, education, illness and death, and discussions of national events such as the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln and McKinley.  They are a rich source of information on a large number of topics.

Collection Guides for HC.MC-1170 Cope Evans Family papers and HC.MC-1242 Cope Evans Family papers



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Cope Evans Family Papers

Counterpoint was founded in 2007, following a dispute in the Extreme Keys a cappella group at Bryn Mawr College. It was a Bi-Co (Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College) a cappella group of high-voiced people (sopranos and altos) regardless of gender. They sang everything from folk songs to pop to rock to anything their members really enjoyed. They usually rehearsed twice a week for two hours each. Counterpoint disbanded during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Quaker & Special Collections also holds a physical collection of Counterpoint song arrangements. Please see the collection guide for information.


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Counterpoint Collection

This collection comprises the letters and papers of Daniel Neall. Included are essays on various academic subjects, poems, and an account of the life of his father, Daniel Neall. Also included are personal letters of Daniel Neall, and papers relating to the 50th Anniversary convention of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1883. Minutes of this meeting are included, as well as letters relating to its organization, from Edward M. Davis, Mary Grew, and Dillwyn Parrish. Among these are letters mentioning John Greenleaf Whittier, and also the destruction of Pennsylvania Hall. Letters from Samuel T. Pickard relate to family history.

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Portrait of Daniel Neall's head and shoulders