Friends Historical Collection

Welcome to the Friends Historical Collection

As a particular contribution to the maintenance of Guilford’s Quaker heritage, and as a resource for teaching documentary research, the Friends Historical Collection of Hege Library acquires, organizes, preserves and makes available, not only to the college but to the wider community of researchers, materials, both published and unpublished, related to the history of the Religious Society of Friends. The collection has a special responsibility for comprehensiveness in preserving the spiritual, intellectual and cultural heritage of Quakerism in the southeastern United States. As the official repository for college records, the collection is responsible for Guilford’s institutional memory, preserving records of enduring value and making them accessible.


Research Room Hours

Tuesday through Friday
9 a.m. - noon and 2 - 5 p.m.

*Those wishing to meet with a librarian and/or make use of specific sources are strongly encouraged to make an appointment in advance to guarantee availability.

Manuscripts, archival materials, and rare books, as well as most genealogical resources, are restricted to use during research room hours.  Most Quaker books and periodicals and key college publications are available for consultation in Quaker book (Library 117) whenever the main Hege Library is open.