Please join us for a screening of Christopher Morley’s potboiler-turned- Hollywood hit Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman, starring Ginger Rogers in her academy award-winning role. Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 8:00 pm in the Philips Wing of Magill Library. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
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The Gest Program in Comparative Religion presents Thomas Hamm, Department of Religion, Friends Collection and College Archives at Earlham College, in a talk entitled “The Use and Abuse of Quaker Tradition” on Thursday, April 4. Please join us in the Philips Wing of Magill Library for tea at 4:15 pm followed by Tom’s lecture at 4:30 pm.
Please join us Thursday, March 29, 2007, from 4:30-5:30 pm for a reading by visiting professor Dorian Stuber of short stories and excerpts from works of writer Chrisopher Morley (HC 1910). Held in the newly refurnished Morley Alcove in Magill Library.
The Gest Program in Comparative Religion presents Sallie B. King in a talk entitled “An Engaged Buddhist Critique of ‘Justice’” on Thursday, February 22. Please join us in the Philips Wing of Magill Library for tea at 4:15 pm followed by Sallie’s lecture at 4:30 pm.
Special Collections will be open Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm to welcome visitors for Family & Friends Weekend. From 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Sharpless Gallery visitors to the fine arts exhibition "Revealed" will gather to hear "Remarks on the College’s Arts Collections and Users." Refreshments will be served.
J. William Frost, Senior Research Scholar and Emeritus Professor, Swarthmore College, will give the Honorary Curator’s lecture at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Monday, April 17, at 7:30 pm in Sheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall. The title of the lecture is “The Enigma of William Penn: A Biographer’s Dilemmas.”
The author of many books and articles on Quaker history and peace studies, including The Quaker Family in Colonial America: A Portrait of the Society of Friends (1973), The Quakers (1988), A Perfect Freedom: Religious Liberty in Pennsylvania (1990) and A History of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim Perspectives on War and Peace (2004), Jerry Frost’s work has profoundly influenced the understanding of Quaker history. In addition to his publications and teaching, J. William Frost also served as Director of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College from 1973 to 2001.
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For information, contact Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081-1399, 610-328-8498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the authors of Back to Africa: Benjamin Coates and the Colonization Movement in America, 1848-1880, for a discussion and reception Friday, March 24, at 5:00 pm in the Philips Wing and Special Collections. Drawing heavily on the Benjamin Coates African Colonization Collection from Haverford Special Collections, Back to Africa has been called “essential reading for every student of black studies, abolitionism, Quaker history, and nineteenth-century reform in general.”
Please join Special Collections and the Women’s Center for cake and punch to celebrate Women’s History Month and the exhibition Women at Haverford, 25+ Years. Wednesday, March 22, from 3:00-5:00 pm in Lobby of Magill Library.
Professor of History and Curator of the Quaker Collection Emma Lapsansky-Werner will speak at the Haverford Township Free Library on Thursday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Her topic will be Benjamin Franklin and his relationships with Quakers and Abolitionists. The program is made possible by a grant from the PHC One Book, One Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706. Please join us for Cake & Punch in the lobby of Magill Library to celebrate the 300th Birthday of our favorite Founding Father! Tuesday, January 17, 3:00-5:00 pm. And while you’re at it, take in our exhibition Franklin & Friends before it closes on January 31.