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Asian History and Culture Materials in Haverford Special Collections (HC)

Asian History and Culture in Special Collections

Haverford College Special Collections is rich in primary source material related to Asian history and culture. This guide presents some of the items that researchers may find useful. While many of the materials, particularly the manuscript materials, were originally created by Quakers doing missionary work in Asia, they have wide interest beyond their Quaker origins. Links to online collection guides or catalog records have been provided throughout this guide, but most sources must be consulted in paper in Special Collections. Librarians in Special Collections are eager to assist with research and may be contacted at

"Gateway to the Summer Palace," by Kang-Sing Chiao, 1890. Hand-colored silver gelatin print on paper. 812B-R.