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Policing, Prisons, and Death Penalty Materials in Haverford College Special Collections

Materials related to policing, prisons and prison reform, and the death penalty found in Haverford College Special Collections.


This research guide is an evolving guide, presenting materials from the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. The collections hold a variety of materials, books and manuscripts, Quaker and non-Quaker, from the late 1600s to mid 20th century. The topics covered in these collections including writing about experiences with these topics, reform to them, reports by institutions and more.


This is not intended to be comprehensive, but representative of our collections. If you would like to suggest materials from our collections to add, or have other feedback, please contact: