Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Civil Rights & Earlham Archives

In 2014, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer. To commemorate these events the students of African and African American Studies and History 369: African American History Since Emancipation gathered numerous documents from the Earlham College Archives to compile this exhibit. The exhibit is multipurposed: to explore Earlham's activiity during the Civil Rights Movement, to make connections between Earlham and the larger Civil Rights Movement, and to familiarize students with archival research, the digitial turn in historical research, and to share their findings with the public. Enjoy!

Esther Griffin White

Journalist, politician, Richmondite, Quaker, arts-advocate—these few words barely scrape the surface of Esther Griffin White’s rich life.  Notably, Esther was the first female in Indiana whose name appeared on an official election ballot. Additionally, she published The Little Paper, which was a newspaper entirely of her own production. Her opinionated writing style, along with her support for the rights of women, African Americans, and teachers led some to criticize Esther throughout her journalistic career. 

Josiah Parker Papers

Correspondence, account books, and business papers of Josiah Parker, a leading Quaker, farmer, and miller of the Rich Square community of Northampton County, North Carolina.

Marcus Mote

"Past. Present. Future. Art Rescues us from Oblivion"--Marcus Mote, January 1869


The Marcus Mote exhibit displays the research from the Ford Knight "Marcus Mote and the Quaker Aesthetic." Students and faculty researched the art of Marcus Mote and the influences of Quakerism, beliefs, and life in Indiana on his work.