Quaker Libraries & Archives

Below are links to Quaker libraries and archives in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting region.


Henry J. Cadbury Library of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
(Although this library is smaller than many of the academic libraries, it contains the world’s largest circulating collection of Quaker books and publications. Searchable online catalog. Arrangements can sometimes be made for non PYM-membership on a fee basis.)


Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Friends Historical Library was established in 1871 to collect, preserve, and make available archival, manuscript, printed, and visual records concerning the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) from their origins mid-seventeenth century to the present. Friends Historical Library is one of the outstanding research facilities for the study of Quaker history


Quaker & Special Collections of Haverford College
Quaker & Special Collections contains Haverford College’s rare books, manuscripts, and the college archives. We seek to collect, preserve, and make available materials which serve the research and teaching needs of the Haverford community as well as the wider scholarly community.