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The materials in this collection pertain to Dr. Ira De Augustine Reid (1901-1968), a prominent sociologist and Haverford College’s first Black tenured professor. Most of the items in this collection relate to the U.S. State Department’s suspension of Reid’s passport from 1952 to 1954 due to suspicion of “communist sympathies” and Reid’s successful campaign to have his passport returned.


44 items

Ira De Augustine Reid Collection

The J. Rendel Harris collection is composed primarily of manuscripts in Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopic, and Latin, that date from the 12th through 19th centuries. These materials were purchased in Egypt, Palestine, and Lebanon by J. Rendel Harris, a Haverford faculty member and collector of ecclesiastical manuscripts, in the first half of the twentieth century.


6 items

J. Rendel Harris Collection

This collection consists of selections from the Jones-Cadbury Family Papers. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the papers of the related Quaker families of Cadbury, Jones, and Warder.


2 items

Jones-Cadbury Family Papers

This notebook was created by Joseph A. Meyer (1856–1894), a Massachusetts Institute of Technology architecture graduate who accompanied John Henry Haynes on the Nippur expedition in order to make archaeological sketches. This journal and sketchbook covers the dates May 28 to July 19, 1894. The journal relates daily life at the excavation site in Nippur, Iraq, including work done and materials found, and includes numerous sketches of scenery, architecture, and materials found.


1 item

Joseph A. Meyer notebook on the Excavation of Nippur

Julia A. Wilbur was an anti-slavery and women’s rights proponent during the 19th century. The daughter of Mary Lapham and Stephen Wilbur, Julia Wilbur was born into a Quaker family on August 8, 1815, near Rochester, New York. In 1844, she began teaching in the Rochester public school system. Wilbur became involved with the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, for which she served as a correspondence secretary. The Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society sent Wilbur to Virginia in 1862, where she worked alongside Harriet Jacobs providing supplies and education to freed slaves. In 1865, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she became increasingly involved with the women’s rights movement and also took a job working in the U.S. Patent Office. Wilbur spent her last years living in Washington, D.C., with her sister, Frances, until her death in 1895.

This collection is comprised primarily of Julia Wilbur’s personal journals, which span from 1844 to 1895.


77 items

Julia Wilbur Diaries

The Lighted Fools is a Bi-Co (Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College) improv and sketch comedy group. They perform shows twice per semester and host fun events. Auditions for this club are held in the Spring.

The finding aid for additional physical materials pertaining to Lighted Fools is available here.


19 items

Lighted Fools Collection


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