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"Allen David Hole: His Life and Thought"


This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Hole, Allen David, 1866-1940
Hole, Francis Doan, 1913-
"Allen David Hole: His Life and Thought"
Call Number:
06 Linear feet
Cite as:
"Allen David Hole: His life and Thought" (MC.975.07.046), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Allen David Hole (1866-1940) was born August 6, 1866, in Bridgeport, IN, the son of Benjamin Hole and Isabel Wilson Hole. He married Mary D. Hole on September 9, 1908, and the couple had two children, Allen David Hole, Jr. and Francis Doane Hole. Hole was a Quaker school teacher for many years at a number of schools including schools in Bridgeport, IN, Friendswood, WI. After a year in Wisconsin, Allen returned to Indiana and attended Earlham College. After graduation, Hole was the principal and sole teacher of the Sand Creek Seminary, and later became a professor at Earlham College. Allen David Hole died August 23, 1940 in Richmond, Indiana.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume manuscript, entitled "Allen David Hole: his Life and Thought" edited by Francis Doan Hole. The manuscript includes a description of his early life, attendance at Earlham College, and essays written by Allen David Hole: "The Prophet," "Fundamental Concepts," "Real Safeguards for Individuals and Nations," and "He doeth all things well."

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Publication Information

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections,  September 2015

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kara Flynn

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).


"Allen David Hole: His Life and Thought" edited by Frances Doan Hole, was donated to Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1946 by Francis D. Hole.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Biographies
  • Manuscripts
  • Quakers
  • Quakers--History

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Collection Inventory

Manuscript, 1945.