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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref>[http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml Friends Historical Library] at Swarthmore Friends Historical Library] (accessed 27 September 2012).</ref>&nbsp;[mailto:friends@swarthmore.edu friends@swarthmore.edu]<br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="FHL">[http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml Friends Historical Library] in ''Swarthmore Friends Historical Library'' (accessed 27 September 2012).</ref>&nbsp;[mailto:friends@swarthmore.edu friends@swarthmore.edu]<br>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="contact" />  
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'''Address:'''<ref name="FHL" />  
  
 
:Friends Historical Library<br>  
 
:Friends Historical Library<br>  
:Swarthmore College  
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:McCabe Library, Swarthmore College  
 
:500 College Avenue  
 
:500 College Avenue  
 
:Swarthmore, PA 19081 <br><br>
 
:Swarthmore, PA 19081 <br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="contact" /> &nbsp;610-328-8496<br> '''Fax:''' &nbsp;610-690-5728<br>  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="FHL" /> &nbsp;610-328-8496<br> '''Fax:''' &nbsp;610-690-5728<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="contact" /> &nbsp;Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m. <br> During the academic year we are also open on Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; we will be closed on Saturdays October 13 and 20 due to Fall break. We will also be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, through Sunday, November 25, 2012.<br><br>
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'''Hours:'''<ref name="FHL" /> &nbsp;Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm when school is in session.  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="contact" /><br> [http://www.swarthmore.edu/visitors.xml Maps and Directions] Find Campus Map, printable map, directions from airport, by bus, car train, and Tri-Co shuttle. Also gives weather, planning your visit and and information about the local area.  
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'''Directions and map:'''<ref>[http://www.swarthmore.edu/visitors.xml Visitors] in ''Swarthmore College'' (accessed 1 January 2014).</ref><br>  
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:*[http://www.swarthmore.edu/visitors/directions-to-campus.xml#airplane Directions] by plane, car, bus, or train.  
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:*[http://www.swarthmore.edu/Documents/visitors/swarthmore_campus_map_2013.pdf Campus Map] (pdf)
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''<br>  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:'''<br>  
  
*[http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml Friends Historical Library Home Page]  
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*[http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml Friends Historical Library] accessing the collections, Quaker history and genealogy, Swathmore College Archives, Swarthmore Hisorical Society Archives, copies and permissions, and catalog search.
*[http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/find/ Catalog - Tripod] The Tri-College library consortium: The Swarthmore Libraries share both catalog and collections with Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.<br><br>
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*[http://tripod.brynmawr.edu/find/ Tripod Catalog] Tri-College catalog searchable by keyword, author, title, subject, or call number, and on [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The Friends Historical Library's mission is to document the history of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and its concerns from the 17th century to the present.<ref name="contact" /><br><br>
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The Friends Historical Library documents the history of the Society of Friends (Quakers) from their origins mid-1600s to the present. It has 45,000 books, 60,000 photos, and 9,000 volumes of original Quaker meeting records, plus local history of the Mid-Atlantic states. Founded by Hicksite Quakers, Swarthmore dropped its religious affiliation and became officially non-sectarian in 1933. Quakers were historically involved in major reform movements such as abolition, Indian rights, women's rights, temperance, prison and mental health reforms, and in the fields of science, technology, education, and business in Britain and America.<ref>[http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml Friends Historical Library] in ''Swarthmore College'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref> <ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarthmore_College Swarthmore College] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 January 2014).</ref>
 
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*{http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/special-collections.xml List of Special Collections] Friends Historical Library, Peace Collection, Black Cultural Center Library, Beit Midrash, Rare Book Room, Swarthmoreana, Government Documents.<br><br>  
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*[http://www.swarthmore.edu/library/digital-collections.xml Digital Collections] Archives: Triptych Digital Collection, Triceratops, Archive-It. Images: ARTstor, Tripix, Triare.
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=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
*Persons with disabilities who have questions about physical access may contact the Library (610-328-8496) in advance of their visit.<ref name="contact" />
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*Library researchers are asked to complete a [http://www.swarthmore.edu/Documents/academics/friends/Research%20Room%20Registration.pdf registration form].
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
*[http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/summer-research Swarthmore Summer Research Guide] Information if you plan to visit in the summer.
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*[http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/genealogy Genealogy Research Guide] Quaker specific, and more general genealogy.  
*[http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/ List of Research Guides in Tripod]
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*[http://libguides.brynmawr.edu/ Tripod Research Guides] List of class research guides.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>  
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*[[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.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/public/family-history.html Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 20 December 2013).</ref>
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*[[Pennsylvania State Archives]], Harrisburg, indexes and original sources of {{FHL|221762|item|disp=''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.<ref name="DB97">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 97. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> <ref>[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/research_topics/3162 Research Topics at the Pennsylvania State Archives] in ''Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission'' (accessed 23 December 2013).</ref>  
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*[[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.<ref>[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/genealogy_and_local_history/8730 Genealogy and Local History] in ''Pennsylvania Department of Education'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[[Haverford College Library]], Haverford, Quaker Collection of diaries, photos, family papers, meeting and organizational records; 35,000 books, 2,400 linear feet of manuscripts.<ref>[http://www.haverford.edu/library/special/collections/quaker/ About the Quaker Collection] in ''Haverford Libraries'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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''Delaware County''
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*[http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/archives.html 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.<ref>[http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/depts/archives.html Delaware County Archives]  in ''Delaware County, Pennsylvania'' (accessed 1 January 2014).</ref>
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*[http://www.delcohistory.com/research-library/ Delaware County Historical Society], Chester, birth, marriage, burial, census, church, court, genealogical, and land records, maps, newspapers, telephone books, city directories, yearbooks.<ref>[http://www.delcohistory.com/research-library/ Research Library] in ''Delaware County Historical Society'' (accessed 1 January 2014).</ref>
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*[http://www.kohllibrary.org/Events.html Rachel Kohl Library], Glen Mills, genealogy programs and collection.<ref>[http://www.kohllibrary.org/Tools&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;Research.html This Month's Calendar] in ''Rachel Kohl Library'' (accessed 1 January 2014).</ref>
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' ''Pennsylvania:&nbsp;'' [[Chester County, Pennsylvania|Chester]], [[Montgomery County, Pennsylvania|Montgomery]], [[Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania|Philadelpia]], ''New&nbsp;Jersey:&nbsp;'' [[Gloucester County, New Jersey|Gloucester]], and ''Delaware (State):&nbsp;'' [[New Castle County, Delaware|New Castle]].
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''Chester County''
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*[http://www.chesco.org/index.aspx?nid=192 Chester County Archives and Records Services], West Chester, online indexes and births 1852-1855, 1893-1907, deaths 1852-1855, 1893-1906, marriages 1852-1855, 1855-1930.<ref>[http://www.chesco.org/index.aspx?nid=192 Archives and Records Services] in ''Chester County, Pennsylvania'' (accessed 1 January 2014).</ref>
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*[http://www.chestercohistorical.org/library Chester County Historical Society], West Chester, genealogy, local history, family papers, records of businesses, organizations, churches and schools, maps, newspapers, censuses, and databases.<ref>[http://www.chestercohistorical.org/library Library] in ''Chester County Historical Society'' (accessed 1 January 2014).</ref>
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''Lancaster County''
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*[http://www.erhs.info/index.html Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (ERHS)], Lancaster, Reformed Church records and genealogy resources including parish registers.<ref>[http://www.erhs.info/page4/index.html Resources] in ''Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[[Franklin and Marshall College Library]], Lancaster, "Hessian" (German) soldiers in the American Revolution, history, government, Pennsylvania-German culture, U.S. Civil War.<ref>[http://library.fandm.edu/archives/genealogy.php Genealogy Resources/Church Records] in ''Franklin and Marshall College Library'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.lmhs.org/Home Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society], card index to over 800,000 persons, genealogies, local histories, biographies, directories, passenger lists, census, deeds, obituaries, surname files.<ref>[http://www.lmhs.org/Home/Research/Genealogy/Genealogy_Resources Genealogy Resources] in ''Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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''Philadelphia County''
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*[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596 Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records], Philadelphia, birth and death records 1906-present. Order in-person, [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121/birth_records_-_by_internet/556818 order online] through VitalChek, or [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121/birth_records_-_by_mail/556813 order births by mail], or [http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/death_and_fetal_death_certificates/14122/death_records_-_by_mail/556827 order deaths by mail].<ref>[http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_and_death_certificates/11596 Birth and Death Certificates] in ''Pennsylvania Department of Health'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.phila.gov/records/archives/archives.html Philadelphia City Archives] births 1860-1915, marriages 1860-1915, divorces 1851-1975, deaths 1803-1915, naturalizations 1800-1933 (except 1905-1913), house deeds 1683-1952, tax lists, prisoners, mayors' warrants, cemeteries, constables, streets and city directories.<ref name="DB95">Dollarhide and Bremer, 95</ref> <ref>[http://libwww.freelibrary.org/explore/shell.cfm?topicTitle=Genealogy&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;template=genealogyhand.cfm Genealogy 101] in ''Free Library of Philadelphia'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.phila.gov/justice/orphans/ Clerk of the Orphans' Court], Philadelphia, marriages 1885-present.<ref>[http://www.phila.gov/justice/orphans/ Clerk of the Orphans' Court] in ''City of Philadelphia'' (accessed 27 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.courts.phila.gov/departments/prothonotary.asp Office of the Prothonotary], Philadelphia, divorces 1875-present, and Court of Common Pleas records, Municipal Court records, and Orphans Court records since 1874.<ref>[http://www.courts.phila.gov/casesearch/ Search Court Records] in ''The Philadelphia Courts'' (accessed 23 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://secureprod.phila.gov/wills/marriagerecordinfo.aspx Register of Wills], Philadelphia, wills 1692-present, and marriages records.<ref>[http://secureprod.phila.gov/wills/marriagerecordinfo.aspx Marriage Records] in ''Register of Wills'' (accessed 23 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.phila.gov/phils/Docs/Inventor/graphics/agencies/A005.htm City of Philadelphia Department of Records] deeds 1952-present, mortgages, and partnerships.<ref>[http://www.phila.gov/phils/Docs/Inventor/graphics/agencies/A005.htm Archives] in ''City of Philadelphia Department of Records'' (accessed 23 December 2013).</ref>
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*[[Historical Society of Pennsylvania]], Philadelphia, has early Quakers, Germans, Scots-Irish and other ethinc groups in PA, NJ, DE, and states east of the Mississippi River, Balch Institute passenger arrival lists, huge manuscript collection including many indexes, and Philadelphia neighborhood records.<ref name="DB95">Dollarhide and Bremer, 95</ref>
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*[[Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania]], Philadelphia, has great online indexes to books, periodicals, family folders, genealogies, and research aids for Pennsylvania and surrounding states.<ref name="DB95" />
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*[http://www.librarycompany.org/ Library Company of Philadelphia] has huge German-American collection, Pennsylvanians in the Civil War, and early Philadelphia documents as if it were a second city archives.<ref name="DB95" />
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*[http://www.freelibrary.org/ Free Library of Philadelphia] very large book collection, periodicals, genealogies, city directories, maps, family folders, vertical files, manuscripts, and Pennsylvania histories.<ref name="DB95" />
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*[http://www.library.upenn.edu/vanpelt/ University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center], Philadelphia, many manuscripts, newspapers, county records, ethnic sources, denominational records, and county histories.<ref name="DB95" />
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*[http://library.temple.edu/collections/scrc/urban-archives Temple University Urban Archives], Philadelphia, churches, fraternal groups, unions, guilds, clubs, businesses, and societies especially related to the growth of Philadelphia and vicinity.<ref name="DB95" />
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*[http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/index.htm U.S. District Court Clerk, Eastern District of Pennsylvania], Philadelphia, court records.<ref>[http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/index.htm Office of the Clerk of Court] in ''United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.americanswedish.org/ American Swedish Historical Museum], Philadelphia, Swedish heritage in the Delaware Valley.<ref>[http://www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm About the Museum] in ''American Swedish Historical Museum'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://chhist.org/collections/aboutcollections.htm Chestnut Hill Historical Society], images, maps, real estate atlases, deeds, diaries, genealogies, and oral histories of the western-northern most part of Philadelphia.<ref>[http://chhist.org/collections/aboutcollections.htm CHHS Collections] in ''Chestnut Hill Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.germansociety.org/library.html German Society of Pennsylvania], Philadelphia, church history, genealogy, immigrants, immigrant aid records, German newspapers, old GSP memberships, and German-American periodicals.<ref>[http://www.germansociety.org/GenealogicalResourcesHorner.pdf Genealogical Resources at the Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library] in ''The German Society of Pennsylvania'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.germantownhistory.org/ Germantown Historical Society] (Germantown, Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill) manuscripts, maps, deeds, business records, newspapers, church and cemetery records, oral histories, and photos.<ref>[http://www.germantownhistory.org/library.htm Library and Archives] in ''Germantown Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.jgsgp.org/index.html Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia], Melrose Park, Jewish genealogy research manuals, society newsletters, regional cemeteries, and [http://www.jgsgp.org/Documents/ResourceGuidev5C.pdf resource guide] for south PA, NJ, and DE.<ref>[http://www.jgsgp.org/Pages/library.html The JGSGP Library] in ''Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] ELCA archives for Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Upstate New York (excluding New York City) and New England. Includes clergy and synod papers, and some parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals, confirmations) (some in German).<ref>[http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia The Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] in ''The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*[http://www.history.pcusa.org/resources/genealogy/ Presbyterian Historical Society], Philadelphia, national archives of the Presbyterian Church (USA).<ref>[http://www.history.pcusa.org/resources/genealogy/ Genealogy and Family History Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society] in ''Presbyterian Historical Society'' (accessed 24 December 2013).</ref>
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Delaware Archives and Libraries|Delaware]], [[District of Columbia Archives and Libraries|District of Columbia]], [[Maryland Archives and Libraries|Maryland]], [[New Jersey Archives and Libraries|New Jersey]], [[New York Archives and Libraries|New&nbsp;York]], [[Ohio Archives and Libraries|Ohio]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[West Virginia Archives and Libraries|West Virginia]], and [[Ontario Archives and Libraries|Ontario]].
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*[http://www.hsd.org/library.htm Historical Society of Delaware Library], Wilmington, colonial records, newspapers, church records, state records, Revolutionary War records, Civil War records, Delaware histories, and genealogies.<ref name="DB27">Dollarhide and Bremer, 27.</ref>
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*[[Handley Regional Library]], Winchester, VA, records of Germans and Scots-Irish who traveled the [[Great Valley Road]] from Penn. to Virginia, including manuscripts, newspapers, biographies, and histories.<ref name="DB113">Dollarhide and Bremer, 113.</ref>
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*[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/index.aspx Archives of Ontario], Toronto, births, marriages, deaths, wills, land, naturalizations, passenger lists, maps, cemeteries, church, court, military, hospital, schools, city directories, and voters’ lists.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/tracing/the_records.aspx Records] in ''Ontario Ministry of Government Services'' (accessed 29 December 2013).</ref>
  
 
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Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1] friends@swarthmore.edu

Address:[1]

Friends Historical Library
McCabe Library, Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Telephone:[1]  610-328-8496
Fax:  610-690-5728

Hours:[1]  Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm; Saturdays 10:00am-1:00pm when school is in session.

Directions and map:[2]

Internet sites and databases:

  • Friends Historical Library accessing the collections, Quaker history and genealogy, Swathmore College Archives, Swarthmore Hisorical Society Archives, copies and permissions, and catalog search.
  • Tripod Catalog Tri-College catalog searchable by keyword, author, title, subject, or call number, and on WorldCat.

Collection Description

The Friends Historical Library documents the history of the Society of Friends (Quakers) from their origins mid-1600s to the present. It has 45,000 books, 60,000 photos, and 9,000 volumes of original Quaker meeting records, plus local history of the Mid-Atlantic states. Founded by Hicksite Quakers, Swarthmore dropped its religious affiliation and became officially non-sectarian in 1933. Quakers were historically involved in major reform movements such as abolition, Indian rights, women's rights, temperance, prison and mental health reforms, and in the fields of science, technology, education, and business in Britain and America.[3] [4]

Tips

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Swarthmore College Friends Historical 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.[5]
  • 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.[6] [7]
  • 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.[8]

Similar Collections

  • Haverford College Library, Haverford, Quaker Collection of diaries, photos, family papers, meeting and organizational records; 35,000 books, 2,400 linear feet of manuscripts.[9]

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.[10]
  • Delaware County Historical Society, Chester, birth, marriage, burial, census, church, court, genealogical, and land records, maps, newspapers, telephone books, city directories, yearbooks.[11]
  • Rachel Kohl Library, Glen Mills, genealogy programs and collection.[12]

Chester County

Lancaster County

Philadelphia County

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Friends Historical Library in Swarthmore Friends Historical Library (accessed 27 September 2012).
  2. Visitors in Swarthmore College (accessed 1 January 2014).
  3. Friends Historical Library in Swarthmore College (accessed 24 December 2013).
  4. Swarthmore College in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 January 2014).
  5. Family History at the National Archives in Philadelphia in National Archives (accessed 20 December 2013).
  6. 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.
  7. Research Topics at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (accessed 23 December 2013).
  8. Genealogy and Local History in Pennsylvania Department of Education (accessed 27 December 2013).
  9. About the Quaker Collection in Haverford Libraries (accessed 24 December 2013).
  10. Delaware County Archives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (accessed 1 January 2014).
  11. Research Library in Delaware County Historical Society (accessed 1 January 2014).
  12. This Month's Calendar in Rachel Kohl Library (accessed 1 January 2014).
  13. Archives and Records Services in Chester County, Pennsylvania (accessed 1 January 2014).
  14. Library in Chester County Historical Society (accessed 1 January 2014).
  15. Resources in Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  16. Genealogy Resources/Church Records in Franklin and Marshall College Library (accessed 24 December 2013).
  17. Genealogy Resources in Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (accessed 24 December 2013).
  18. Birth and Death Certificates in Pennsylvania Department of Health (accessed 27 December 2013).
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 Dollarhide and Bremer, 95
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