CUPRAP President Anders Back to discuss his publication: Harcum College: A Centennial History

anders-backCUPRAP President Anders Back has written a groundbreaking publication called Harcum College: A Centennial History, the first full-length publication to document the private Main Line institution’s first hundred years.

On Saturday February 4, 2017  at 2 p.m. Back will discuss the research and writing of the book and read from selected chapters at the Haverford Township Free Library,1601 Darby Road, Haverford, PA.

The book contains dozens of carefully curated color and archival photos and was published by Donning Company Publishers. It is the culmination of years of research Back conducted, information first showcased in a series of history articles for the Harcum College magazine.

Harcum College was founded in 1915 by Edith Hatcher Harcum, a woman ahead of her time and probably the first woman to found a college in Pennsylvania. The book chronicles three significant phases in the 100-year history of the private college: “Beginnings,” “The Klein Years” recognizing the significant leadership of the Klein family, and “The 70s and Beyond.” Harcum selected an environmentally sound cover created by Ecological Fibers for the hardbound volume. Each book comes with a full-color dust jacket, featuring a campus photo that Back himself shot.

The history book was published in October 2016. Harcum Trustee Louise Strauss said, “I’m floored at the amount of work this must have taken to produce a history that reads so well and shows the development of the College. At times, it was almost like reading a novel, as you wrote about what was going on in the outside world and its effect on Harcum,” For more information go to www.harcum.edu/historybook.