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.
January 18, 2022—July 10, 2022
Rebecca & Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
Curated by Nick Lasinsky '23, this exhibit looks at four moments from the past: the English Civil Wars from 1640 to 1660; the French and Hatian Revolutions of the late eighteenth century; the Yellow Fever epidemic that struck Philadelphia in 1793; and one man’s perspective on the Vietnam War from 1960 to 1973. This exhibit demonstrates the power of story, rumor, and rhetoric when it seems as though the world is falling apart around us.