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Special Collections
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041

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Description:

Quaker & Special Collections includes materials related to a number of presidents, particularly Herbert Hoover and George Washington. Searching our finding aids database is the easiest way to locate individual items, which are often scattered among collections. Researchers interested in presidents from the Early Republic may particularly wish to consult the Charles Roberts collection, while those interested in Hoover should look at papers from those involved with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in the interwar years. 

For further information, please contact hc-special@haverford.edu.

Categories: Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson,

Collections:
Waln Family Papers, 1690-1866
Fred Rodell Papers, 1800-1980
Smiley Family Papers, 1885-1930

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Waln Family Papers, 1690-1866

2 boxes (68 items)
This addition is filed in boxes 2 and 3.
Papers consist of deeds relating to Nicholas Waln's land holdings in the Northern Liberties area of Philadelphia where his estate, Walnford, was located ; wills, including the certified copy of the will of Nicholas Waln in 1721/2 ; letters to Richard Waln ; documents, including the appointment of Thomas Wistar as Indian Commissioner by Presidents Andrew Johnson and Zachary Taylor and a photograph of Wistar with Sac, Fox and Kiowa Indians taken in ca. 1866 by Alexander Gardner.
Donor's great-great-great grandfather was Thomas Wistar who married Mary Waln.
Unpublished finding aid in the library.
Addition to : Waln Collection, Letters, 1783-1895.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/17670784

Size
2 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

- Zachary Taylor

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Fred Rodell Papers, 1800-1980

Rodell, Fred, 1907-1980. Law teacher, of New Haven, Conn.; d. 1980. Correspondence relating to Rodell's activities as law professor at Yale University, his political views, legal affairs, and published writings, and including letters from Supreme Court justices, chiefly William O. Douglas, and other judges and lawyers; articles; book reviews; speeches; poetry; notes; typescript of Fifty-five Men, the story of the Constitution (1936); books; drawings of Supreme Court judges; scrapbooks (12) containing letters and clippings, by and relating to Rodell; autograph collection containing letters of Henry Clay, Calvin Coolidge, Learned Hand, Warren Harding, Theodore Roosevelt, John Greenleaf Whittier, Woodrow Wilson, and others; and other papers. Correspondents include Josephine Baker, Roger Baldwin, Charles Beard, Homer Bone, Al Capp, Bennett Cerf, Gerald Ford, Abe Fortas, Nat Hentoff, Eliot Janeway, Edward M. Kennedy, Alfred Korzybski, John V. Lindsay, Carl Sandburg, Robert Taft, Tom Wicker, and Charles Alan Wright.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28412928

Size
2200 items

Presidential content includes:

- Calvin Coolidge

- Warren G. Harding

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Woodrow Wilson

- Gerald Ford

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Smiley Family Papers, 1885-1930

Smiley Family. Albert Keith Smiley (1828-1912), was appointed to the United States Board of Indian Commissioners in 1879. He and half-brother Daniel Smiley (1855-1930), Quakers, sponsored the Lake Mohonk Conferences on the Indians at their resort hotel (Mohonk Mountain House, Ulster Co., N.Y.) beginning in 1883. The yearly conferences brought together leading national figures in Indian affairs and helped shape federal Indian policy. In 1900, the focus of the conferences expanded with the inclusion of the native peoples of Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. No conferences were held in 1917-1928, they resumed for one year in 1929 and ended with the death of Daniel Smiley in 1930. The Lake Mohonk Conferences on the Negro Question were held in 1890 and 1891. Daniel Smiley was appointed to the Board of Indian Commissioners in 1913, following the death of Albert Smiley.

Correspondence, letterbooks, annual reports, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, and other papers. Bulk of collection (81 boxes) consists of records (1885-1930) of Lake Mohonk Conferences on the Indian, includes correspondence (1885-1930), lists of invitees and those attending, annual reports, subject files (ca. 1910-1916), clippings and scrapbooks of clippings (6 v., 1901-1913), photographs, maps, etc.; also records (2 boxes, 1889-1891) of Lake Mohonk Conferences on the Negro Question, includes correspondence (1889-1891), scrapbook of clippings (1890-1891) and other misc. papers; personal archives (17 boxes, 1901-1930) of Daniel Smiley related to term on U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners, includes correspondence, reports, bulletins, press releases, and other papers, file (1899-1923) related to Indians of N.Y.; Smiley family misc. papers (1 box). Some correspondents are Lyman Abbott, Bailey K. Ashford, Charles Henry Brent, Elmer Ellsworth Brown, S. Parkes Cadman, Henry Roe Cloud, George W. Davis, George Dewey, Sanford B. Dole, Charles Eastman, Charles W. Eliot, Francis La Flesche, Alice C. Fletcher, Luther H. Gulick, Jonah Kalanianaole, Tulio Larrinaga, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Arthur MacArthur, Carlos Montezuma, James M. Mooney, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Hugh Lenox Scott, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/28857531

Size
24,240 items

Presidential content includes:

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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