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Haverford College
Quaker and Special Collections

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Special Collections serves to advance scholarship and to further teaching, research and service by acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, interpreting, promoting, and providing access to the College's unique and rare materials. The principal collections include the world-renowned Quaker Collection, college archives, rare books and manuscripts, and fine art (Mission adopted October 19, 2007).

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Special Collections
Magill Library
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041-1392


Phone: 610-896-1161
Fax: 610-896-1102

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Related Organizations

Organizations related to Quaker & Special Collections.


sarah horowitz

Sarah Horowitz
Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts & Head of Special Collections
Phone: 610-896-2948

bruce bumbarger

Bruce Bumbarger
Library Conservator
Phone: 610-896-1165

emma lapsansky-werner

Emma Lapsansky-Werner
Emeritus Curator of Quaker Collections
Emeritus Professor of History
Phone: 610-896-1274

ann upton

Ann Upton
Curator of Quaker Collections
Phone: 610-896-1158


The collections are open to all. Researchers—especially those visiting from a distance—are encouraged to contact Special Collections before coming to use the collections. Upon arrival you will be asked to sign in, provide identification showing name and address, give an indication of the type of research you will be performing, and agree to abide by our Reading Room Policies. Belongings are stored in a secure area and we ask that only paper, pencil, and a laptop computer, if desired, be brought into the reading room. Our reading room is enabled with a wireless internet connection.


Quaker and Special Collections is located in Haverford College's Magill Library in Haverford, Pennsylvania, less than ten miles from the center of Philadelphia, accessible by car and by public transportation.


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