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Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections & Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

The Quaker Broadside Collection consists of over 800 titles from the collections of Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and the Haverford College Quaker Collection. It includes works from 1657 to the present. Some of the items in the collection are composed of a single, unfolded sheet with printing on only one side. Many others, however, are multiple pages and smaller sizes. Topics of the broadsides include: exhortations by Quakers against the slave trade; testimonials regarding deceased Friends; petitions to government authorities for recognition of various Quaker testimonies, including conscientious objection to war and refusal to take oaths; advice and caution to Quakers regarding their conduct of life; and theological arguments both within the Society of Friends and regarding other religions.

 
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