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Quaker & Special Collections contains Haverford College’s rare books, manuscripts, and the college archives. We seek to collect, preserve, and make available materials which serve the research and teaching needs of the Haverford community as well as the wider scholarly community.


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Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections

Haverford College Republicans aim to provide a conservative voice and promote informed and productive discourse on campus. They host the “Get The Vote Out” initiative along with the Haverford College Democrats which connects Haverford students to voter registration information and information about voting polls on and off campus. The Haverford College Republicans also co-founded a national initiative called “Students for Carbon Dividends” which aims to solve climate change.


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Haverford College Republicans Collection

The materials in this collection were digitized and cataloged by Chris Bechen (Haverford Class of 2018) and formed the core of Bechen's Summer 2016 project "That Which is Renamed, but Always Remains: An Archival Representation of Queer History at Haverford College." It is drawn from a wide variety of materials from the Haverford College Archives in order to highlight LGBTQ history at Haverford. Materials from the Gay People's Alliance recordsBisexual, Gay, and Lesbian Alliance records; and Sexuality and Gender Alliance records are especially well-represented in this collection.


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Haverford LGBTQ History Collection

This collection consists of catalogs of books written by Quakers and held in Quaker libraries. It includes catalogs published in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.


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Historical Catalogs of Quaker Books

In Her Own Right is a project executed by members of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL), with funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). This collection contains digitized items from the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore College Peace Collection, Bryn Mawr College Special Collections, and Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections that illuminate women's efforts to assert their rights and work for the rights of others in a variety of spheres in the century leading up to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Visit to view additional collections from other PACSCL libraries.

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Photograph of Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati's head and shoulders


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