Maxfield Parrish Collection
Maxfield Parrish, Haverford College, class of 1892, was a well-known American artist and illustrator whose work is still much admired. The collection consists of letters and manuscripts, original sketches and drawings, reproductions of his work, books which he illustrated and other ephemera. One of his oil paintings, "Early Autumn, White Birch," is owned by the college and is often exhibited. At Haverford he is remembered with fondness for his chemistry lab notebook which he illustrated with figures of elves operating Bunsen burners, pouring liquids from test tubes and performing other related tasks.