Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library

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Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1] friends@swarthmore.edu


Friends Historical Library
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

Telephone:[2]  610-328-8496
Fax:  610-690-5728

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
During the academic year we are also open on Saturday mornings, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; we will be closed on Saturdays October 13 and 20 due to Fall break. We will also be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, through Sunday, November 25, 2012.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[3]  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

  • Repository Internet site {create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

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Persons with disabilities who have questions about physical access may contact the Library (610-328-8496) in advance of their visit.[2]


{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the Swarthmore College Friends Historical Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


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