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John R. Coleman, Haverford’s ninth president, published his book Blue Collar Journal in 1974 and caused a sensation. The book was based on his experiences going incognito on a “secret” sabbatical, during which he hauled trash in a small town in Maryland, made sandwiches in a Boston restaurant, and dug sewer lines in Atlanta.

“History Lesson” is a regular series in Haverford magazine.

Scan of Sunday Bulletin feature story on John Coleman from April 7, 1974.

John R. Coleman, Haverford’s ninth president, published his book Blue Collar Journal in 1974 and caused a sensation. The book was based on his experiences going incognito on a “secret” sabbatical, during which he hauled trash in a small town in Maryland, made sandwiches in a Boston restaurant, and dug sewer lines in Atlanta.

“History Lesson” is a regular series in Haverford magazine.

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