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For detailed information about archival & genealogy collection availability check the archives home page.


We will be starting a large-scale inventory project the week of October 15. We are remaining open with our normal hours while we do inventory, but we highly recommend giving us advanced notice if you need to use materials from our archival or genealogy collections.

Please see the "Hours" tab for upcoming changes in our hours.


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Friends Collection Hours and Policies

Our hours change from the ones listed below during breaks and for other expected and unexpected reasons. Please see our "Hours" page for the most up to date and accurate information.

Our normal hours are listed below. Because we are a Special Collections Library and Archive, our hours are different from the rest of the library. Please check our hours carefully to make sure we will be open for your visit.

The Earlham Libraries do not typically allow holds to be placed on materials; we follow this practice as well. However, if you need an item from the collection and the hours listed below and on our "Hours" page simply do not work for you, please contact Jenny Freed directly by e-mail or phone (765-983-1743) to see if a special accommodation can be made.

Fall Semester Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9-12, 1-5, 7-9

Friday: 9-12, 1-5

Saturday and Sunday: 1-4

We close for lunch between 12 and 1 weekdays.

We may close unexpectedly due to meetings or other unexpected events. Please contact us ahead of time if you are traveling to research with us.

Friends Collection and College Archives

Welcome to the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives.  The Friends Collection includes the college's books and periodicals on Quakerism, manuscripts related to Friends, and Earlham College historical materials.  We welcome anyone interested in our collections to visit us.

Search across our finding aids (inventories) for manuscript collections both college related and Quaker related, as well as an index of Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes

The majority of our collections have not been digitized. Individual items -- documents, photographs, etc. -- usually cannot be viewed online. We do accept digitization requests, but fees may apply.

To search the library catalog for Quaker books and periodicals, please go here:

Earlham Library Catalog


Do you have a question?

We are always happy to answer your questions! You can e-mail or call Jenny Freed or Tom Hamm at any time. To aid you, we've included our areas of expertise below.


Tom Hamm Jenny Freed
Quaker History Earlham College Records
Genealogy Quaker Records and Holdings
Acquisitions Digital Records
General Questions


We recommend that you submit questions in writing.

Jenny Freed

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Jenny Freed
801 National Road W.
Richmond, IN 47374

Thomas Hamm

Tom Hamm

Thomas Hamm

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801 National Road W.
Richmond, IN 47374

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