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Lilly Library

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Varies — on sabbatical spring 2014

Tom Hamm

Professor of History; Curator of the Quaker Collection & Director of Special Collections


  • History
  • Education
  • Lilly Library
  • Museum Studies
  • Quaker Studies


  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • B.A., Butler University

Selected Courses

Earlham Seminar: "Liberty and Justice for All" 
Introduction to US History to 1865 
American Historiography 
Tudor-Stuart England 
The British Empire


Tom Hamm is among the world’s leading experts on Quakers in America. The author of several books, including an anthology of Quaker writings published by Penguin in 2011, Tom curates the College’s extensive Quaker collection. He teaches a variety of courses in American and British history.

“When you're an historian of Quakerism, Earlham is one of the three or four best places in the world to be,” says Tom, who also published a history of Earlham College (Indiana University Press, 1997).


Professional Memberships

American Historical Association

American Society of Church History

Midwest Archives Conference

Organization of American Historians

Quaker Studies Research Association

Society of American Archivists

Society of Historians of the Early Republic

Society of Indiana Archivists

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