Help Us Open a Historical Treasure Trove

The Swarthmore Historical Society, in partnership with the Swarthmorean, is pleased to launch the Swarthmore Collaborative History project. As we prepare to make a century of Swarthmorean archives available online, for anyone to explore any time, we’d like to point out some things this weekly bundle of newsprint can tell us about ourselves and our community, now and in the past.

Once a month, beginning with the February 26 issue, we will run an article, advertisement, or letter from a historic Swarthmorean tucked discreetly into one of the eight pages. Your challenge will be to find that article, answer a few simple questions, and e-mail your response to One entry chosen from among the correct answers will win a prize as our readers get involved in exploring Swarthmore’s community history.

This will be both a fun and educational challenge, and an opportunity to browse our venerable newspaper’s archives. Join the friendly competition, and help us build the bridge from our past to the present and future of Swarthmore. More information will be in next week’s Swarthmorean.

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