Quaker & Special Collections
Quaker & Special Collections contains Haverford College’s rare books, manuscripts, and the college archives. We seek to collect, preserve, and make available materials which serve the research and teaching needs of the Haverford community as well as the wider scholarly community.
Our world-renowned Quaker collections, which illuminate Quaker life, faith, and practice from the earliest days of the Society of Friends to the present is the highlight of the collection, while our varied collecting foci provide many opportunities for researchers. You can learn about the different locations where we record information about our collections, or choose a database to search from the drop-down menu on this page.
Lutnick Library, View Map
hc-special [at] haverford.edu
Special Collections materials are often featured in library exhibits.
An Exhibition Curated by the Students in Lisa Jane Graham and Darin Hayton's "Biopower" Spring 2022 History Class and Jian Wei '24
August 15 –December 2022
This exhibition was inspired by the events of the past few years of the COVID-19 epidemic and how history might help us to grapple with our current environment.
This exhibition on Lutnick Level 2 contains materials from Quaker & Special Collections which document the events and people mentioned in the People's History of Haverford tour. Created by Rebecca Fisher '18, this tour is an exploration of stories, history, and peoples through eleven stops around Haverford's campus.