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List of Friends Historical Library Divestment Documents

This page contains the files that I requested from the Friends Historical Library concerning divestment. I was able to access some of them, but many were restricted. I was told that all of the restricted documents were sealed for 50 years after their publication.

Open Files

  • J. Roland Pennock Papers. Link
  • Divestment from Fossil Fuels. Link
  • Investment and Divestment. Link
  • Divestiture: see also Finance and the College. Link
  • Divestment and Sit-in, 1985-86. Link
  • Swarthier College Divestment from South Africa, 1978-1984. Link
  • Swarthmore College South Africa Divestment, 1978-1985. Link
  • Miscellaneous financial papers, 1936-1991. Link
  • Essays on economic and other issues, 1980-1989. Link
  • Ethical Investment Recommendation Committee. Link
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Ethical Investment Recommendations South African Investment, Various Papers, 1985-1986. Link
  • Essays on economic and social issues, 1998. Link

Restricted Files

  • Theodore Friend Papers. Link
  • Divestment, 1986. Link
  • Summary of Divestment Cost, 3/3/94. Link
  • Ad Hoc Divestment Planning Committee. Link
  • Letters: Phonathon Replies, 1984-1985. Link
  • Sit-in Dec. 11-19, 1985, 1985-1986. Link
  • Ser. C/01 Lists of members of the Board of Managers and collected miscellaneous reference. Link
  • Minutes XVII, 12/1/1979-12/4/1993. Link
  • Minutes XVIII, 3/5/1994-5/1/2004. Link
  • Minutes, 1980-1997. Link
  • Records, 1983-1984. Link
  • Records of committee member Donny Smith (library circulation staff), 2000-2003. Link
  • Background on South Africa, 1985. Link
  • Draft report of President’s Ad Hoc Committee on Ethical Investment Principles, 1985. Link
  • Committee records, 1985-1986. Link
  • Committee records, 1986. Link
  • Ad-Hoc Committee on Ethical Investment Principles, 1985. Link
  • Advisory Committee on South African Investments (folder 1 of 4), 1978-1984. Link
  • Advisory Committee on South African Investments (folder 2 of 4), 1978-1984. Link
  • Advisory Committee on South African Investments (folder 3 of 4), 1978-1984. Link
  • Advisory Committee on South African Investments (folder 4 of 4), 1978-1984. Link
  • Ad Hoc Ethical Investment Committee. Link
  • Journal, 1985-10-24 – 1986-03-19. Link
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Letter from James W. England to Members of the Faculty (1986)

Citation: Letter from James W. England to Members of the Faculty, March 5, 1986, Ad Hoc Committee on Ethical Investment Recommendations South African Investment, Various Papers, 1985-1986, Swarthmore College Archives, Harrison M. Wright Papers, RG6/L8/010, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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Letter from Gregory L. Florant et. al to James W. England and Janet Smith Dickerson (1985)

Citation: Letter from Gregory L. Florant, Charles L. James, Asmarom Legesse, Kathryn L. Morgan, and Jerome H. Wood, Jr., to James W. England and Janet Smith Dickerson, December 16, 1985, Student Protest of South African Investment and for African American Faculty Recruitment, Various Papers and Articles, 1985-1986, Swarthmore College Archives, Harrison M. Wright Papers, RG6/L8/010, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

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Janet Smith Dickerson and James W. England to Members of the College Community (1985)

Citation: Janet Smith Dickerson and James W. England to Members of the College Community, December 17, 1985, Student Protest of South African Investment and for African American Faculty Recruitment, Various Papers and Articles, 1985-1986, Swarthmore College Archives, Harrison M. Wright Papers, RG6/L8/010, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

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Letter from Kendall Landis to William Poole (1985)

Citation: Letter from Kendall Landis to William Poole, December 30, 1985, Divestment and Sit-in, 1985-86, Box: 3. J. Roland Pennock Papers, SFHL-RG6-L8-011. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

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Letter from William Poole to Kendall Landis (1985)

Citation: Letter from William Poole to Kendall Landis, December 20, 1985, Divestment and Sit-in, 1985-86, Box: 3. J. Roland Pennock Papers, SFHL-RG6-L8-011. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

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Letter From David Fraser to Richard W. Lyman and Jing Lyman (1986)

Citation: Letter From David Fraser to Richard W. Lyman and Jing Lyman, April 22, 1986, Ethical Investment Recommendation Committee. Swarthmore College faculty and staff committees records, SFHL-RG6-L3. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

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Letter from Richard W. Lyman and Jing Lyman to David Fraser (May, 1986)

Citation: Letter from Richard W. Lyman and Jing Lyman to David Fraser, May 4, 1986, Ethical Investment Recommendation Committee. Swarthmore College faculty and staff committees records, SFHL-RG6-L3. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

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Letter from Richard W. Lyman and Jing Lyman to David Fraser (1986)

Citation: Letter from Richard W. Lyman and Jing Lyman to David Fraser, April 6, 1986, Ethical Investment Recommendation Committee. Swarthmore College faculty and staff committees records, SFHL-RG6-L3. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

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Letter from Students for Total Divestment (1986)

Citation: Letter from Students for Total Divestment, March 24, 1986, Ethical Investment Recommendation Committee. Swarthmore College faculty and staff committees records, SFHL-RG6-L3. Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.