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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Special Collections materials are often featured in library exhibits.
Writing the Modern World: Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Science and Technology in the United States
March 1, 2021—July 16, 2021
Rebecca & Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
Curated by Charlotte Scott '21, from the collection of Alan Klein '81. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) and William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) are two of the 20th century’s most exemplary American poets. In a moment of crisis and change, Williams and Stevens helped further the modernist poetry movement and craft a new American poetry. This exhibit focuses on the interactions and dialogue each man had with science and technology. Despite distinctions in the form and style of their work, both shared a common interest in responding to these changes and in creating a new poetry for a truly modern, and truly American, world.