Gest Fellowship: Haverford College Quaker Collection

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Each year Haverford College Special Collections offers several one-month, $2,000 fellowships to researchers who are interested in using the unique resources of the Quaker Collection.

We invite applications from researchers at various stages in their career and from any discipline. The most competitive applications creatively explore concerns to which Friends have turned their attention, including literature, mysticism, women’s issues, family history, race relations, and American Indian affairs, as well as religious doctrine and controversies.

Application requirements, deadlines and a complete list of past fellows and their topics are available at

The Quaker Collection

The Quaker Collection was founded in 1833 and presently consists of some 35,000 printed volumes and 300,000 manuscripts. Our holdings span the history of Quakerism from 17th-century Britain to the present day in many parts of the world. Information by and about the Society of Friends can be accessed here in many formats and categories. Highlights include the Jenks Collection of early books and pamphlets, meeting records, organization and family papers, journals and diaries, English and American Quaker serials, and a comprehensive collection of Quaker fiction. Because of Quaker involvement in the social justice movement and Pennsylvania's location in the history of the United States, these materials also lend themselves to many kinds of study beyond the Society of Friends.

Please feel free to contact Ann Upton, Quaker Bibliographer, with your questions:

email: phone: 610-896-1161

John F. Anderies

Head of Special Collections  |  Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue  |  Haverford, PA 19041-1933
610-896-2948  |