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Gettysburg College 175th Anniversary

Glatfelter Stairs

Gettysburg College 175th Anniversary Library Exhibit

Main Floor Apse

Fall 2006 - Spring 2007


Here is a look into Musselman Library's exhibit to celebrate Gettysburg College's 175th anniversary. What follows are but a few images and facts selected from the much larger exhibit in the library apse.

Click on the photos to see the larger versions.


Women at Gettysburg

In September of 1961, young librarian Anna Jane Moyer roomed at a house on West Broadway in Gettysburg. There she not only found lodging close to her job on campus, but a landlady who was the first woman to graduate from Gettysburg College. During the five months Anna Jane roomed at Cora Hartman Berkey's home, she learned about the experiences of the first female students on campus.

 

In 1888 Pennsylvania College, as Gettysburg College was then known, had begun to admit women. When Cora Elizabeth Hartman enrolled at Pennsylvania College in 1889, she could select either the classical or scientific course of study and her tuition cost between $15-20 a term (excluding room and board). Cora chose classics and though her college attendance was interrupted, she graduated with the class of 1894.

Although women were admitted since 1883, Pennsylvania College did not consider itself a coeducational school. Dormitories were only for male students and the female students lived at home or in nearby boarding houses. Women attended classes but did not participate in many of the activities on campus. One exception was the Owl and the Nightingale, the dramatic club founded in 1913.

Owl & Nightingale Players

 


 

The Library Grows with the College

Glatfelter Library In 1890, the library at Glatfelter Hall was completed and the first full-time library employee was hired.

 


 

May I Have This Dance?

14 couples participated in the Dance Marathon held in 1977. The marathon lasted 28 hours and raised $2,695.84 for the Wee-Care Day Center.

Dance

 

 


 

 
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