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Philip D. Shore Papers

Identifier: EC-24.38 (XXIV)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of travel diaries and letters to the subject's parents: England for the Friends World Conference in 1952; work with the American Friends Service Committee in Mexico and Central America 1954-1957; the Earlham faculty study trip to Japan in 1962; off-campus study groups; and personal travel.


  • 1932-2013
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1952-1998
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/14/2013

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Rights were conveyed by the executor in accordance with Shore's wishes.

Biographical or Historical Information

Philip Donnell Shore was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1932, the son of Marvin H. and Pansy (Donnell) Shore. He graduated from Westtown School in 1950 and Earlham College in 1954. From 1954 to 1957 he did alternative service under the American Friends Service Committee in Mexico and Central America. After taking an MLS at the University of North Carolina, he spent one year on the staff of the Cornell University Library, then joined the library staff at Earlham College as cataloguer and associate librarian. He retired in 1996. He died in Richmond, Indiana, January 18, 2013.

Note written by Thomas Hamm


3 Boxes

Language of Materials



Correspondence, diaries, and photographs relating to Philip D. Shore, Earlham class of 1954 and associate librarian, 1959-1996.

Arrangement Note

Toplical and chronological.

Custodial History

Shore destroyed nearly all of his papers not relating to his travels as being of only personal interest.

Source of Acquisition

Philip D. Shore and Thomas D. Hamm

Method of Acquisition


Appraisal Information

None expected.

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository