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.
Lutnick Library, View Map
Special Collections materials are often featured in library exhibits.
October 7, 2019—February 16, 2020
Rebecca and Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
Curated by Alex Stern '20, “Who Created the New and Copied the Old”: Printed Books of the Fifteenth Century examines the many roles of printed books in the first fifty years following the advent of print, moving throughout medieval Europe through the lens of religion and scholarship to explore the relationship between printed text and its owner.
November 28, 2019—May 17, 2020
These vases, the gift of Ernest & George Allen, graduates of Haverford College, are on display in support of "Culture and Crisis in the Golden Age of Athens." Text for the exhibit was written by Jenna McKinley '15 when she curated an exhibit of these materials.