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The Rufus M. Jones papers contain letters, papers, photos, and diaries of Rufus Jones and his family. Many of the materials come from the Philadelphia and Haverford area, with many contributions from New York state as well. Materials in the collection were created between 1870 and 1960. Letters discuss family, friends, and home life, as well as philosophy, international affairs, and business. Some topics of note found within the letters include Haverford history, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), World War II, illness and death, and Quakerism. They are a rich source of information on a large number of topics.


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Rufus M. Jones Papers

The Sharpless Family papers consist of letters, diaries, journals, narratives, and notes, by, concerning, or attributed to members of the Sharpless and Kite families. They include the papers of Joshua Sharpless, with letters to Ann Trimble Sharpless, his wife, and his children; notes on his physical condition; narratives of Edith Yarnall Sharpless, his first wife; correspondence among the children of Joshua Sharpless, including letters of Rachel Sharpless Cope, Edith (Sharpless) Kite, Isaac Sharpless, and other family members; letters of Benjamin Kite to his children, Thomas, John, Mary, and others; journals, diaries, and accounts of Mary Kite, daughter of Benjamin, and letters to family and friends describing religious travels, spiritual affairs, and conditions in the Society; correspondence among other members of the Kite family, including James, Joseph, Nathan, Abi, nieces, nephews, and others; accounts by Thomas Kite of Edith Sharpless Kite, his wife; letters from Susanna Kite Sharpless, daughter of Thomas, and an account of a trip through New York; and letters and accounts from Aaron Sharpless, husband of Susanna.


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Sharpless Family Papers

The Sons of Africa were founded by a group of Haverford College students during the 1989-1990 academic year with the goal of promoting community among Black male underclassmen with a focus on social and academic support. The born digital materials in this collection were transferred to the College Archives by Sons of Africa members in 2015. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Sons of Africa became known as Black x Brown, whose mission is to "provide academic, social, and emotional support to masculine-identifying people of color in the hopes of fostering a strong drive for achieving personal and academic excellence."

The finding aid for additional physical materials pertaining to the Sons of Africa is available here.



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Sons of Africa collection

Street Outreach is a service club at Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College oriented towards facilitating food access for Philadelphians experiencing homeless and/or food insecurity. Historically, the club has met once a week to prepare and deliver soups and sandwiches to meal patrons in Philadelphia. Street Outreach also strives to cultivate community and good times among Bi-Co students who are interested in community service.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections also has a physical collection of Street Outreach materials.


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Street Outreach Collection

The Aretha Williams collection consists of materials created and collected by Aretha Williams, Haverford College Class of 1996 with Honors, including materials pertaining to her time at Haverford.


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The Aretha Williams Collection at Haverford College

Thomas Garrett (1789-1871) was a Quaker abolitionist who established an iron and hardware business in Wilmington, Delaware. These letters from 1854-1857 discuss how he assisted individuals fleeing slavery as a Station Master on the last stop of the Underground Railroad in Delaware.


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Thomas Garrett letters from the Thomas P. Cope Family papers


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