Quaker Documents Relating to the Abolition Movement Housed at Two Pennsylvania Colleges Will Be Made Available Online

The Quaker Collection at Haverford College and the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College will soon be available online. The collection of documents and other materials relating to slavery and the abolition movement dating from the early 1600s will be digitized and made available to scholars over the Internet. More than 4,000 document pages will be included in the online collection. A Web site will be developed that will contain links to the documents and articles about the collection by noted scholars.

The Web site is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2010. The project is funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.