The Earlham College Archives is the official repository for Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion (ESR). Anything related to the College or ESR's history is housed here. We collect items of historical interest, including photographs, documents, and artifacts, as well as records from committees, student life, departments, and offices.
A member of the Archives' staff will be happy to assist you if you wish to study one or more of these collections.
The collection consists of the papers of Earlham Geology professor James Thorp. Arranged in the order it was acquired, the papers are mostly, but not necessarily, bunched into divisions corresponding to specific projects James Thorp pursued during his career as well as research conferences he attended. Thorp conducted research on soils all across the United States and Canada, though he focused on the Middle West. He also worked with soils overseas, most notably in Kenya and China. Though Thorp’s research focuses on the above, his interests were broad, as seen in the various topics explored in articles taken from academic journals he set aside. Thorp’s letters and travel information comprise most of the collection that does not deal with the above, with a few scattered documents pertaining to his time teaching.
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