Located in the historically important Philadelphia area, Haverford College is ideally placed to take advantage of rich archival and institutional resources available for historical research. Students interested in early American history enjoy a cornucopia of sources within just a few minutes of campus. The remarkable collections in Philadelphia also make it possible to carry out research on topics ranging from medieval manuscripts to the history of modern science, as well as modern Europe, Latin America, and China. Below are some of the local archives and institutions that history students have used.
Archives & Collections
The Philadelphia area is unusually rich in archives and collections. From the special collections and Quaker collection here at Haverford to the various archives in central Philadelphia, students have no trouble finding interesting and unique primary sources to use in their original research projects.
Institutions & Organizations
In addition to specific collections, a number of well-established institutions and organizations in Philadelphia have their own archives. Students often find working in these archives particularly rewarding because it gives them an opportunity not only to develop an interesting project but also to become familiar with important local institutions.
Fellowships & Grants
For information on the F. Page Newton '75 History Fund and other sources of departmental funding, contact Professor Darin Hayton