MS-005: The Papers of Charles H. Huber, Gettysburg Class of 1892

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MS - 005: The Papers of Charles H. Huber, Gettysburg College Class of 1892

(1 box, 1.12 cubic feet)


Inclusive Dates: 1859-1936

Processed by: Christine M. Ameduri

October 1999 

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Charles H. Huber was born June 7, 1871 in Nebraska City, NE, the son of Eli Huber (Class of 1855 and the first professor of English Bible at Gettysburg College), and Mary E. Deibert Huber.  Upon graduating from Gettysburg College in 1892, Charles was hired as a tutor at Gettysburg Academy, appointed vice-principal in 1893 and headmaster in 1896. He earned his A.M. from Gettysburg College and Litt.D. from Gettysburg Theological Seminary both in 1895.  After the Gettysburg Academy closed in 1935, he was appointed Director of Gettysburg College's Women's Division, and held that position until his retirement in 1941.

During his life, Huber also served as vice-president of the Gettysburg National Bank, president and director of the Gettysburg Ice and Storage Company, and president of the Adams County Cold Storage Company. He also held memberships in the Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Phi Kappa and Phi Gamma Delta.

Series Description

The Charles H. Huber Collection is divided into five Series.  Series I: Correspondence; Series II:  Eli Huber; Series III:  Gettysburg Academy; Series IV: United Lutheran Church; and Series V: Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content Notes 

Series I constitutes the bulk of the collection and is further subdivided into five sub-categories arranged chronologically, covering the period 1928 to 1937.  A few letters pre-date 1928 and some are undated.  1. Personal correspondence consists of letters mainly to Huber's son, Charles Jr., daughter, Elizabeth, son-in-law, William, sisters, cousins and various acquaintances. 2. Business correspondence consists almost entirely of business relating to Huber's wheat farm in Kansas and his apple orchard in Adams County, PA. This subdivision also includes business with the Gettysburg National Bank and Adams Cold Storage.  3. Political correspondence includes letters to and from U.S. and PA Congressmen mainly about guarantee bank deposits. There are a few signed letters from Gov. Gifford Pinchot and one from Franklin D. Roosevelt.  4. Women's Division correspondence covers business relating to the college's Women's Division and Women's General League of Gettysburg College including an address given to the Women's League on Nov. 4, 1937 by Huber on the education of women.  5. Gettysburg Academy correspondence consists of business relating to all aspects of the operation and administration of the Academy. 

Series II contains materials related to Eli Huber, father of Charles H. Huber, who graduated from Gettysburg College in 1855. In 1858 he entered Gettysburg Theological Seminary, was licensed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Synod, and took his first parish in Schuylkill Haven, PA.

Series III includes Academy publications, commencement exercise booklets, catalogs, final commencement address (1935), various 19th c. preparatory department prospectuses and other material created by the Academy.  

Series IV contains correspondence, publications and other materials related to the United Lutheran Church, 1915 - 1936 w/gaps.

Series V contains tax returns, business correspondence, 1918 Committee of Public Safety certificate, 1931 pocket calendar and other miscellaneous materials of Charles H. Huber.  The photographs are of the Huber family and Mary B. McGill, Class of 1906 and missionary teacher in Japan, 1917.

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