Our preferred citation for all collections is: <item>, <collection>, Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives, Richmond IN.
We recommend you note the classification/record group identifier in your citation. While we can often help someone find an item without this, we do sometimes have collections with similar names. The classification/record group identifier is unique to the collection and will leave no room for doubt of which collection you used in your research.
EC = Earlham College. An item with this designation is housed in the Earlham College Archives. Example: EC XVI (EC 16) is the Earlham Photograph Collection.
FMS = Friends Manuscript Series. These are the collections of Quaker individuals or families. Example: FMS 115 is the identifier for the D. Elton Trueblood Papers.
FRG = Friends Record Group. These are the collections of Quaker organizations. Example: FRG 37 is the Friends United Meeting Collection.
FPG = Friends Pamphlet Group. We have six distinct collections of Quaker pamphlets. We classify any publication 49 pages or fewer as a "pamphlet".
SC = Small Collection. Collections that can be as small as a single page and are no larger than 2.5 inches wide. They are organized in accession order. Example: SC 8 is the Silas Bond Journal.
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