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.
September 28, 2020—December 18, 2020
Heritage South Reading Room, Lutnick Library
Explores issues related to U.S-Japanese relations in the post-World War II period through the eyes of Elizabeth Gray Vining. Vining was a Quaker educator and writer who served as the tutor to then-Crown Prince Akihito from 1946 to 1950. Curated by Ella Culton '23, the exhibit features materials from the Elizabeth Gray Vining papers held in Quaker & Special Collections.
October 19, 2020—February 5, 2021
Rebecca and Rick White Gallery, Lutnick Library
An exhibit curated by students in Erin Schoneveld’s Spring 2020 seminar Japanese Modernism Across Media, which examines the revolutionary transformation of Japanese artistic and exhibition practices from the late nineteenth century through the present day.