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A collection of graphic novels spread in a fan pattern.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In the Collection: Beadle's Frontier Series

Haverford Libraries’ Dime Novel Collection includes a complete set of the 100 volumes of Beadle’s Frontier Series, which were originally published from the 1860s to the 1880s and were purchased, in part, to honor Emeritus Professor of History Emma Lapsansky-Werner on her retirement.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

Lapsansky-Werner has used the novels to teach her writing seminar “The American West in Fact and Fiction.” Librarian of the College Terry Snyder has also used them in her “Materiality and Spectacle” class, and Sarah Horowitz, curator of rare books and manuscripts and head of Quaker and Special Collections, uses them with classes looking at book history and technology, as an example of mass-produced, inexpensive books. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson.

Composite of students' talking about their thesis projects
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

Two Minute Thesis Videos
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

A collection of graphic novels spread in a fan pattern.
Thursday, April 11, 2019

In the Collection: Beadle's Frontier Series

Part of the Haverford Libraries’ Dime Novel Collection is a complete set of the 100 volumes of Beadle’s Frontier Series, which were originally published from the 1860s to the 1880s and were purchased in part to honor Emeritus Professor of History Emma Lapsansky-Werner on her retirement.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

Lapsansky-Werner has used them to teach her writing seminar “The American West in Fact and Fiction.” Librarian of the College Terry Snyder has also used them in her “Materiality and Spectacle” class, and Sarah Horowitz, curator of rare books and manuscripts and head of Quaker and Special Collections, uses them with classes looking at book history and technology, as an example of mass-produced, inexpensive books. Photo: Dan Z. Johnson.

Scrapbook from 1922
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

In the Collection: Scrapbook

This scrapbook, compiled by Elliston P. Morris Jr., Class of 1922, features dance cards, programs from campus events, photos of faculty and fellow students, and newspaper clippings of Haverford athletic teams and world events, including the end of World War I and the first national election in which women could vote.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

Photo: Patrick Montero

Two Minute Thesis Videos
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Senior Thesis

The senior thesis represents the culmination of a Haverford student’s academic experience, and is one of the most important and rewarding ways that Haverford realizes its educational mission. It is an opportunity to do original research at levels usually reserved for graduate students, in partnership with faculty mentors. Haverford College is one of a very few institutions in the country that includes a senior thesis project as part of every student’s academic program.

"Two-Minute Thesis" is a video series produced by the Haverford College Libraries. Haverford senior thesis writers briefly discuss their theses, the research process, and share the ups and downs of their thesis-writing experience. Watch now»

Scrapbook from 1922
Friday, February 1, 2019

In the Collection: Scrapbook

This scrapbook compiled by Elliston P. Morris Jr., Class of 1922, features dance cards, programs from campus events, photos of faculty and fellow students, and newspaper clippings of Haverford athletic teams and world events, including the end of World War I and the first national election in which women could vote.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

Photo: Patrick Montero

People signing wood beams that will be installed in the renovated library
Friday, November 23, 2018

Renovating the Library

Renovations began in mid-February to what will be called the Lutnick Library. Once completed, this new library will include technologically robust spaces, active teaching and learning spaces, a Digital Scholarship Commons, and a cafe, but will also retain many of Magill's beloved historic spaces including the Philips Wing, the reference and reading room, the Rufus Jones Room, and the Carvill Arc.

Amanda Acosta '18 (red shirt) and Maria Padrón ’19 (white shirt) sign the wood beams that were installed as part of the Topping Out Ceremony in the roof of Lutnick Library. Photo by Patrick Montero

Computer rendered model of update library
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Renovating the Library

The successfully completed Lives That Speak campaign identified the Library as a rich opportunity to create a much-needed interactive, inviting, architecturally beautiful structure that advances and facilitates the innovative programming now offered. New features of what will be called the Lutnick Library include technologically robust spaces, active teaching and learning spaces, a Digital Scholarship Commons, and a cafe.

Renovation began in mid-February, but the library will retain many of Magill's beloved historic spaces including the Philips Wing and its loft, the current reference and reading room, the Rufus Jones Room, the Carvill Arch and more. This rendering shows the new northwest entrance across from Chase Hall. 

Photo of a letter written by Edmond Halley
Thursday, February 8, 2018

In the Collection: Edmond Halley

Best known for his predictions regarding a certain comet, Edmond Halley was an all-around genius who built the first diving bell, devised a working model of a magnetic compass, and pioneered actuarial science.

"In the Collection" highlights some of the rare and marvelous items that are part of Magill Library's Special Collections.

Halley was just 21 years old when he penned this plaintive letter to a friend from the South Atlantic island of St. Helena in 1677. Photo: Patrick Montero.

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