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  • Ellen Ross awarded Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professorship of Quakerism and Peace Studies

    Yesterday, we got the fabulous news that Ellen Ross has been awarded the Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professorship of Quakerism and Peace Studies! Congratulations to Ellen on a well-earned accolade!    

  • Historic marker placed in memory of Mildred Scott Olmsted

    by Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. On September 13, 2015, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission unveiled a historic marker in nearby Rose Valley, PA to honor Mildred Scott Olmsted. Mildred Scott Olmsted, who lived most of her long life in Delaware County, was a leading figure in twentieth century social…

  • Peace symbol atop Parrish Hall?

    By Christopher Densmore, Curator, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. The weather vane atop Parrish Hall is in the shape of a feather. People with sharp eyes may have noticed that the feather has been fashioned into a quill pen. This is easier to see in the old Parrish Hall weathervane mounted on the wall on…

  • Strategic, Successful, and Spiritually Grounded Activism

    Strategic, Successful, and Spiritually Grounded Activism Speaker: Eileen Flanagan Wednesday, April 1, 2015; 5:00 PM Bond Hall at Swarthmore College (directions) 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA After five years of campaigning, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) has pushed the seventh largest bank in the US into issuing a policy that effectively ends its investment in…

  • 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

    100th anniversary of the start of World War I

    Recognition of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I-the Great War Swarthmore College Peace Collection Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Peace Collection attended the “Resistance to War” conference at the University of Hull (UK), September 7-9, 2014 .  The conference included presentations historians and other scholars from the UK and other countries…

  • Waging Peace: David Hartsough book talk

    Waging Peace: David Hartsough book talk

    David Hartsough Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:00 PM Bond Hall at Swarthmore College 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA This event is open to the public. Maps and directions to campus are available. A flyer is available for download. David Hartsough knows how to get in the way.…

  • New video on Swarthmore founder and social justice leader, Lucretia Mott

    New video on Swarthmore founder and social justice leader, Lucretia Mott

    Congratulations and thanks to Chris Densmore and everyone involved in the production of this short video on Lucretia Mott. Swatties will recognize several of the locations in which interviews were filmed.   

  • Gratitude for Ann Yasuhara

    Gratitude for Ann Yasuhara

    We have learned that one of our Swarthmore alums, Ann Yasuhara, passed away on June 11,2014. Ann, a Quaker, had become a strong influence in the direct action organization, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), working to end mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. Friends lovingly referred to her as their “Mountain Woman”. EQAT recently honored…

  • Quakers and Abolition

    Quakers and Abolition

    Quakers and Abolition, a book just released by the University of Illinois Press, includes essays by Ellen Ross (Religion), J. William Frost, (Professor Emeritus) and Christopher Densmore (Friends Historical Library). The book was edited by Geoffrey Planck (Swarthmore graduate) and Brycchan Carey, with an acknowledgement to the Cooper Foundation for its support of the 2010…

  • TODAY: Learn about Joshua Evansc an active Quaker abolitionist

    Joshua Evans Event at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 PM Ralph Greene of New England Yearly Meeting will present a program on Joshua Evans (1741-1798). Evans was considered “singular” even by the Quakers. He was an early and active abolitionist, traveling as far South Carolina to bear testimony against enslavement,…