The Treadway Fund is being established with a goal to endow the Quaker Archivist position and named in honor of former archivist Carole Edgerton Treadway. The fund has a 1:1 match for up to $500,000. A few months ago, Damon and Mary Hickey said, “We know how precarious funding for [archives staffing] can be, even with the support of the College and friends, so we decided to launch this endowment campaign with our gift.”

Gifts to this help the college to reach our goal to endow the Quaker Archivist position to ensure that records of enduring value are cared for long term and that Guilford students are given opportunities to connect with these unique resources. The Quaker Archives is recognized nationally and internationally as a center for the study of the Society of Friends with a particular focus on Quakers in the southeastern United States. It is recognized by the National Parks Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program as a resource for the study of abolitionism. This fund provides essential support to sustain professional staffing to manage operations and connect our students and the wider community of researchers Guilford’s special collections.

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