Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Selected Quaker College Yearbooks and Alumni Directories, 1896-2003 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Guilford College. Alumni directory: Students of New Garden Boarding School and Guilford College, 1837–1937. Guilford, North Carolina: Guilford College, 1937.

About U.S., Selected Quaker College Yearbooks and Alumni Directories, 1896-2003

This database contains alumni directories and yearbooks from Guilford College in North Carolina and Earlham College in Indiana.

Guilford College

Guilford College was founded in 1837 by the Society of Friends (Quakers) as the New Garden Boarding School to serve the children of Quakers in the area. The school became a four-year college in 1888.

Earlham College

Earlham College was founded in 1847 by the Society of Friends (Quakers) as a boarding school. The school became a college in 1859.

What You Can Find in These Records

Yearbook entries vary some but may provide at least a name, home town, photograph, and other details. Seniors sometimes get more detailed entries.

Entries in the alumni directory provide a name and years the alumnus attended school. Some also include an address, occupation, and other details.

The following abbreviations appear in the alumni directory:

  • G graduate
  • N student at New Garden Boarding School
  • P registered in the Preparatory Department only
  • S summer school only
  • h home address
  • bus business address
  • m married
  • * deceased

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