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Haverford College History (HC)

Focusing mainly on original primary materials found in Special Collections, this guide provides access to a variety of different materials about Haverford College history.

Personal Papers

Papers of some alumni of Haverford College may include materials from their student days at Haverford. The best way to find out whether we have any materials on a particular alumnus is to search our finding aids for that person's name. Listed here are the types of materials which may be of interest to researchers.

Student Publications

Special Collections holds numerous student publications from across Haverford's history. The list here includes some of the longest-running and most important publications, as well as significant early publications. A full listing of student publications is available in Special Collections.


Special Collections holds both senior/graduating theses dating back to the early years of the college as well as master's theses from the years in which the college awarded master's degrees.

Student Organizations

Haverford has hundreds of student organizations, and even more which no longer exist. This list is by no means exhaustive, but includes some of the more prominent and oldest student organizations on the campus. Special Collections continues to collect materials from current student groups, many of which are represented in the archives.