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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections

Rare Books and Manuscripts

Collection strengths among our rare and unique material include American and English literature, history, and politics, as well as reform movements, photography, natural history, and the sciences. The collection includes the papers of several families and individuals, approximately 4,000 rare books, as well as numerous historical maps and newspapers.

Charles Roberts Collection



Quaker Fiction Collage Photo

J. Rendel Harris Collection

meeting records photo


jenks collection photo

Maxfield Parrish Collection


Morley Family Papers

Morley Poe Letter

Rare Newspapers

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Rare Books

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William Pyle Philips Collection