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WHRC Equipment Check 1920s: An equipment check at the College’s then-radio station WABQ. Courtesy of College Archives.

Haverford on the Radio

Former WHRC DJ Jennifer C. Waits ’89 chronicles nine decades of campus broadcasting. Read “Haverford on the Radio” in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of HAVERFORD magazine »

Magill Library, 1865 Haverford faculty in the Philips Wing of Magill Library, 1865. Courtesy College Archives.

The Library in 1865

Haverford libraries own more than 625,000 titles, including not only printed books but thousands of items in other formats—microfilm, photographs, diaries, letters, sound and video recordings, electronic publications, and miscellaneous ephemera.

WHRC Equipment Check 1920s: An equipment check at the College’s then-radio station WABQ. Courtesy of College Archives.

Haverford on the Radio

Former WHRC DJ Jennifer C. Waits ’89 chronicles nine decades of campus broadcasting. Read “Haverford on the Radio” in the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of HAVERFORD magazine »

Haverfod Customs Week antics Fortunately, first-year students are no longer traditionally flung head-first into the Duck Pond. Photo c. 1948, courtesy of College Archives.

Traditions

Traditions Each year, Fords look forward to the myriad traditional events such as the Collection speaker series; pinwheel day; the annual weekend throwdown at the end of the year called Haverfest; and, most importantly, Fall and Spring Plenary.

Wartime Haverford Courtesy of College Archives.

Wartime Haverford

The Army Specialized Training Program (or A.S.T.P.) included basic engineering, foreign area and language studies, which were taught at Haverford in 1943 and 1944, as part of the program to add non-combatant service students during World War II.

Founders, Now Founders Hall is the original academic building of the college and was built in 1833.

Then & Now: Founders Green Now

Then & Now: Founders Green Currently, Founders Hall is a mixed-use building that houses the President’s office, Institutional Advancement, classrooms and faculty offices and the Great Hall, which hosts myriad social functions. Missed yesterday’s photo? See what the green looked … Continue reading

View from Founders Hall from the the South

Founded in 1833

Haverford College was founded in 1833 as Haverford School by a group of New York and Philadelphia Quakers who sought to create an institution of learning grounded in Quaker values. Though we are nonsectarian today, our Quaker roots influence many … Continue reading

Founders, Now Founders Hall is the original academic building of the college and was built in 1833.

Then & Now: Founders Green Now

Then & Now: Founders Green Currently, Founders Hall is a mixed-use building that houses the President’s office, Institutional Advancement, classrooms and faculty offices and the Great Hall, which hosts myriad social functions. Missed yesterday’s photo? See what the green looked … Continue reading