About the Collection

The goal of this project is to increase public accessibility to rare historical materials formerly available only on-site at the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College and the Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College. The types of materials covered in the project include: photographs and lithographs, organization records, personal correspondence, and other publications. A full bibliography of the digitized documents, as well as a list of images, is available in the Resources section of this site.

All the materials in the Quakers and Slavery Project have been uploaded to Triptych, a searchable online database of special collections from Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. Triptych utilizes CONTENTdm software; basic help and advanced instructions for using the software are both available online. In addition, a set of popular searches are available on the Browse & Search page that link directly to the digital materials on the Triptych server.


Featured Resources

Germantown Protest
History of the Rise, Progress, and Abolition of the African Slave Trade
Pennsylvania Hall, Legal & Financial
Maryland Colonization Society
Woolman Journal
Germantown Protest
"History of the Rise, Progress, & Abolition of the African Slave Trade"
Legal and Financial Records of the Pennsylvania Hall Association
Moses Sheppard Correspondence
Abner Woolman's Journal