Mary Crauderueff is the Curator of Quaker Collections in the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. She is an alum of Friends' Central School ('03), Earlham College ('07) and the University of Maryland, College Park ('09), where she earned her Masters in Library Science, with a specialization in Archives, Records, and Information Management. Since 2009, she has worked for a variety of archives and organizations in the Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Boston areas. She returned to the Philadelphia area in June 2015 to begin this position. She serves on the board of the Scattergood Foundation, and is a past president of the Friends Historical Association.
Mary works with researchers of all kinds, including students, faculty, genealogists, and other academics. She fosters relationships with donors who donate materials to the collections, and she works directly with the materials in the collection in order to make it more accessible. One of her favorite parts of her job is working with classes to show the amazing collections Haverford holds to another generation of researchers!
In her free time she likes to hike in the Wissahickon with her friends, take pictures of and drink coffee, and find ways to fight white supremacy, transphobia, and patriarchy.
The easiest way to reach her is via email (mcrauder [at] haverford.edu), and she's always happy to answer your questions!
- Upcoming: “Overview Chapter: Quaker archival collections in the United States” and “Case Study: Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College” in The Quaker World. (Daniels and Grant) Routledge, upcoming.
- Mary Crauderueff. "Philadelphia based Quaker Historical Associations: Then and Now, a Review and Critique" Quaker History, Spring 2021
- Mary Crauderueff. "Quaker Archives and Marginalized Groups: Representing the Whole of Quakerism." An Early Assessment: U.S. Quakerism in the 20th Century, papers from the Quaker History Roundtable June 8-11, 2017. (Chuck Fager, ed.) CreateSpace, 2017.
- Gannett, Leahkim A., Vincent J. Novara, Kelly Smith, and Mary Crauderueff. “Staging an Embedded Appraisal: The Studio Theatre Archives at the University of Maryland.” Innovative Practices in Archives & Special Collections – Appraisal and Acquisition. (Kate Theimer, ed.) Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield, 2015.
- Awarded Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership grant for an oral history project entitled Quaker Works: Journeys of Quakers Leading Friends Organizations, 2015-2016, which led to giving the keynote Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership, the 100th William Penn Lecture, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, March 2016: https://www.pym.org/2016-william-penn-lecture/