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.
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hc-special [at] haverford.edu
Special Collections materials are often featured in library exhibits.
August 16, 2021—December 1, 2021
Rebecca & Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
"Out of the Stacks!” is an exploration of the variety of materials that can be found in Quaker & Special Collections: published and unpublished, visual and textual, old and contemporary. It features a variety of materials, many of which connect historical materials to issues we are confronting in our current world. While some of the topics may be familiar or expected, others showcase lesser-known aspects of Haverford’s collections. Items were selected, researched, and written about mainly by student colleagues in the Libraries during the spring and summer of 2020. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols, Lutnick Library is closed to the public during the fall semester with the exception of public lecture times.