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Quaker Archives

Creating educational opportunities through Quaker and College documentary resources.


Access is weekdays by appointment only. Please reach out for a consultation via phone or online with the archivist to verify research needs and protocols during summer. Limited remote services provided via email (archives@guilford.edu). Many Quaker records are available via Ancestry.com and Guilford College publications online via our website along with some other resources. We are not able to conduct research for individuals but can refer you to a research for hire in some cases.

*CLOSED for break and building renovations August 1 - 12. Reopening for appointments and the new semester on August 15.


Welcome to Guilford College's Quaker Archives (formerly known as the Friends Historical Collection)

  • Unique research experiences for both beginning and advanced researchers as well as student internship and employment options.
  • 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and makes available, not only to the College but to the wider community of researchers, materials, both published and unpublished, related to both Guilford College and the history of the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Special responsibility for comprehensiveness in documenting and for nurturing research relating to the spiritual, intellectual and cultural heritage of Quakerism in the southeastern United States.
  • National recognition as a resource for anti-slavery research.
  • As the college’s archives, preserves and provides access to college records of enduring value, including both administrative records and campus scholarship.
  • Opportunities for students to curate and reinterpret historical sources connecting Guilford’s historical legacy with larger events and issues remaining relevant in present day.