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 (2019-2021). In 2020, Mary was the first Visiting Quaker Archivist for the Africa Quaker Archives in Kaimosi, Kenya. She was awarded a Clarence and Lilly Pickett Endowment for Quaker Leadership grant for an oral history project entitled Quaker Works: Journeys of Quakers Leading Friends Organizations in 2015.
She assists researchers, fosters relationships with donors, and arranges collections to ensure preservation and accessibility. Mary strives to build community and teach skills to empower all researchers in their work. One of her favorite parts of her job is working with classes to show the amazing collections Haverford holds to another generation of researchers!
Mary enjoys hiking in the woods with friends, taking pictures of and drinking coffee, finding 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! She typically works on campus M-F 9am-5pm ET.
- Mary Crauderueff. “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, 2023.
- Mary Crauderueff and Jordan Landes. "Haverford and Swarthmore Quaker Holdings." Quaker Studies, Volume 27, Number 2, December 2022.
- 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/