Haverford College Library

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Haverford College Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  hc-special@haverford.edu

Address:[1] Quaker and Special Collections
                     James P. Magill Library
                     370 Lancaster Avenue
                     Haverford, PA 19041-1392

Telephone:[1]  610-896-1161
Fax:  610-896-1002

Hours:[2] Special Collections open by appointment. Library hours.

Directions, maps, and parking:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

History of Quakerism from 17th-century Britain to the present day in many parts of the world. Collection includes diaries, photos, family papers, Quaker meeting and organizational records; 35,000 books, 2,400 linear feet of manuscripts. Rare books and manuscripts cover all fields of knowledge with particular strengths in American and British history. Founded by Orthodox Quakers, the school is now non-denominational with a Quaker influence.[3] [4] [5]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Tips and tools on using Tripod, the catalog.
  • Visitors must sign in with a valid Photo ID at the Circulation Desk. After 11 p.m., Magill Library is closed to visitors. Wireless internet available. Visitors may use the computers up to one hour daily.[6]

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Haverford College Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives at Philadelphia records of federal agencies and courts for Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, censuses, ships lists, naturalizations, and military records.[7]
  • Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, indexes and original sources of Pennsylvania Archives, such as vital records, military records, naturalization, prisoners, land records, censuses, and ships lists 1728-1808. Also, unfilmed transcripts from many historical societies and courthouses.[8] [9]
  • State Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, indexes and surname files, histories, atlases, land records, maps, ship lists, church and cemetery records, censuses, regimental histories, ethnic and religious groups, newspapers, obituaries, naturalizations, and city directories.[10]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Delaware County

  • Delaware County Archives, Lima, births 1852-1855, 1893-1907, deaths 1852-1855, 1893-1906, marriages 1852-1855, 1855-1930, civil and criminal cases, natualizations 1795-1990, prisoners 1873-1917, wills 1789-1940.[12]
  • Delaware County Historical Society, Chester, birth, marriage, burial, census, church, court, genealogical, and land records, maps, newspapers, telephone books, city directories, yearbooks.[13]
  • Rachel Kohl Library, Glen Mills, genealogy programs and collection.[14]

Chester County

Lancaster County

Philadelphia County

Sources[edit | edit source]

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  8. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 97. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
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