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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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Friends Instruction Association was organized in 1873 by Philadelphia Quaker women as A Mothers Meeting. Originally part of the Penn Sewing School, the group incorporated in 1876 as Friends Instruction Association, and Philadelphia Monthly Meeting provided a meeting space in the Race Street meeting house. Its purpose was to provide poor women regardless of race, religion or nationality with the life skills to improve their condition and to furnish them with clothing.

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Book cover with a colorful pattern and the text "Mothers Meetings Account Book" on a wreath

This collection includes maps that were part of Masters theses and PhD dissertations granted by the Geology Department at Bryn Mawr College between 1908 and 2001.

Bryn Mawr College logo

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Geology Maps

The Hannah J. Bailey collection includes personal papers, correspondence, diaries and journals, published and unpublished articles, biographical information and memorabilia. The collection also contains material on Bailey's work with the national and world Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the National Council of Women, financial and legal papers of the Woman's Temperance Publishing Association, her work for social causes, her travels abroad, and her connection with the Society of Friends (Quakers). 

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Photograph portrait of Hannah Bailey's head and shoulders

On October 29, 2020, a group of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) students at Haverford organized a strike “in response to the continued racism and anti-Blackness perpetrated by the Haverford College administration.” (FAQs For Concerned Parents, ca. November 3, 2020) The strike was precipitated by an email from President Wendy Raymond and Dean Joyce Bylander discouraging students from attending protests in Philadelphia following the killing of Walter Wallace Jr. by the Philadelphia Police. However, strike organizers stated that the email was only one incident in the “long tradition of anti-Blackness and the erasure of marginalized voices that have come to characterize the experiences of students of color at Haverford” (Letter to President Raymond and Dean Bylander, October 29, 2020), including what students saw as an inadequate response to an open letter from Black Students Refusing Further Inaction in June 2020. 

Organized by Black Students Refusing Further Inaction (BSRFI), Women of Color (WOC) House, the Black Students League (BSL), and other student of color-led groups, the strike lasted fourteen days, ending on November 11, 2020. During that time, participating students struck from classes, on-campus jobs, and school-sponsored activities. Strike organizers issued a set of demands to the College administration requiring institutional commitments to dismantling racist and white supremacist structures--accompanied by budgets and concrete timelines--before they would consider ending the strike.

This collection includes documents created by Haverford student strike organizers and participants, students who chose not to participate in the strike, and members of the Haverford faculty, staff, and senior administration. Materials include email correspondence; departmental statements; news articles; social media posts; photographs; posters and stencils; video recordings and transcripts of student town halls, negotiation meetings, and teach-ins; organizational materials pertaining to food distribution and mutual aid; and much more. Web captures of the Haverford College Strike website have been archived and are available for viewing here.

Archival staff have identified and credited individual and group creators of materials wherever possible. If you wish to be credited as the creator of a specific item or items, please contact archival staff at with links to the item(s) in question. If you would like materials you created taken down or would like your name as creator removed from an item, please contact archival staff at the same email address.

Materials will continue to be added in the coming months. If you are interested in donating materials pertaining to the strike, please contact

The College Archives thanks the Haverford community members who helped gather materials and build this collection, including the Documenting Student Life student liaisons and the numerous creators of collection materials. This collection would not be possible without your work and generosity.

A small number of items this collection can only be viewed by Haverford, BiCollege, or TriCollege users. Please login with your institutional credentials to access additional materials.


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Poster with strike demand number 4, created with a stencil made by Daniela Moreira

This collection includes oral history interviews with BIPOC Haverford alumni conducted by current Haverford College students. These interviews were conducted as part of Haverford College Libraries Documenting Student Life Project.

Some oral histories in this collection can only be viewed by Haverford, BiCollege, or TriCollege users. Please login with your institutional credentials to access additional interviews.


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Haverford Alumni of Color Oral History Collection

This collection contains programs, flyers, and other written and printed material intended for a short-term purpose, often the advertisement of events at Haverford College. Such materials provide interesting information about the social and intellectual life of Haverford students over the course of the College’s history.


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Haverford College Ephemera

Haverford Mock Trial was founded in 2014. Since then they have competed around the country, including at Nationals in 2018. They work in teams of 6-10 people acting as witnesses or attorneys to create and present a legal argument. In competitions, they face off against another school in front of a judge. Mock trial is for anyone interested in debate, law, acting, public speaking, speech writing, or anyone looking for a strong and passionate community. They welcome all experience levels and compete all around the country, including California, Nevada, Florida, Kansas, and much of the East Coast.


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Haverford College Mock Trial Collection

The Muslim Student Association at Haverford College is dedicated to uniting, educating, and organizing a space for those interested in Islam and Muslim life. They aim to foster an inclusive, supportive environment in which Islamic faith and practice, as well as the everyday experiences that accompany the Muslim lifestyle, can be integrated into conversation and shared attitudes. Through their events, projects, and outreach, they welcome participation and engagement in service initiatives to members of the Tri-Co (Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, and Swarthmore College).


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Haverford College Muslim Student Association Collection

This collection consists of photographic images of various aspects of life at Haverford across time. It includes photographs of classes, sporting events, dorm life, and various campus events, as well as images of grounds and buildings.


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Haverford College Photographic Collection

This collection includes published and unpublished written materials pertaining to the history and administration of Haverford College, such as biographical catalogs of matriculates, presidential addresses, and architectural surveys.


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Haverford College Publications, Manuscripts, and Records