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Friends Collection and College Archives: Citing Our Collections

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

Citing Collections in the Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives

Preferred Citation:

Our preferred citation for all collections is: <item>, <collection>, Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives, Richmond IN.

Examples:

  • "Biographical Sketch of Pusey Graves by Charles B. Graves", FMS 2: Pusey Graves Collection, Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives, Richmond IN.
  • “Ramallah Friends Girls' and Boys' School”, FRG 37: Friends United Meeting, Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives, Richmond IN.
  • “Earlham Athletics, 1970-71”, EC II.2-3: Official Publications, Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives, Richmond IN.
  • "<item name in folder>", FPG 6: Scarborough-Haworth News, Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives, Richmond IN
  • "<item name in folder>", FPG 3: Prison Mission Ministries, Earlham Friends Collection and College Archives, Richmond IN.

Note on classifications/record groups

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". 

  • FPG 1: Meeting related publications/materials
  • FPG 2: Quaker educational institutions
  • FPG 3: Quaker organizations such as AFSC
  • FPG 4.1: Quaker authors (mostly not by Earlham faculty)
  • FPG 4.2 Subjects (alphabetical order by topic)
  • FPG 6: Family files, Biographical Materials

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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