Abbottstown at 247: October 19, 2010. Copy of an address delivered by Dr. Charles H. Glatfelter during the Abbottstown Borough Square Dedication Ceremony and accompanying correspondence about the event between Glatfelter and Dr. Michael Birkner. MS 5pp. VFM-382 [For more information about Dr. Glatfelter see MS - 059.][For more information about Abbottstown see VFM-277 Baker, George Washington.]
Adams, Franklin Pierce. Letter from Pierce to Mr. Cooper of the Hanover Evening Sun regarding his participation in the 1943 Victory Book Campaign. 10 December 1942. TLS-2 pages. VFM-1
Albert, Luther E. Bound scratch book of Mathematics from PA College student, Luther Albert, 1847. MS-77 pages. VFM-2
Allen, Edgar. Letter to Minnie Warren. He speaks of his time at Pennsylvania College (Gettysburg College). August 16, 1864. A.L.s. Location: College History VFM-365
Almshouse Records. 2 copies of the Listing of residents alphabetically by last name from 1827 - 1874. Location: Local History VFM-354
Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity Bond. Bond purchased by Jere E. Estes on February 25, 1964 from the Eta Phi Building Corporation of Alpha Chi Rho. It was purchased when the fraternity purchased their house at 227 Carlisle Street. The holder of the bond was an officer of the fraternity when the house was purchased, and he lived in it his senior year. D 1p. VFM-380
Alpha Psi Epsilon. Bound and loose rosters, articles, and minutes from 1928-1934. MS-139 pages. VFM-3
Alumni Association Minutes. A manuscript containing the constitution, minutes, and members of the Alumni Association, 1835-1903. MS-135 pages. VFM-4
Alumni Association Obituary Committee. Reports on the deaths of 12 individuals and their information. 7 June 1911. MS-13 pages. VFM-4(a)
Alumni Association of
Alumni Association of PA. Three editions of the circular of the Alumni Association of PA College. 1859. MS-3pp. VFM-173.
Alumni Association - Treasurer's Records. Book containing records of dues paid and by whom; several loose checks and receipts from the association. 1842-1912. MS-84 bound and 22 loose pages. VFM-5
Alumni Professorship. Minutes and documents describing the alumni professorship and controversy surrounding it. 1858-1902. MS-125+ pp, VFM-6
Ambassadors in Song:
Anderson, Dillon. Formal expression of sympathy from the Director's Board of Monsanto Company to the family of Dillon Anderson upon his death. VFM-320 (oversized). See also - MS-088, Dillon Anderson papers.
Anderson, Sherwood. Letter from
Arms, Richard A. Four manuscripts of original plays by Arms. Two hardbound, handwritten, signed notebooks of "I Want to Know" and one typed copy belonging to Louise D. Bream. Also includes the manuscript "...And Stardust" 1920. 2 MS, 1 AMsS. VFM-8.
Athenaeum Society. Two treasurer's books from 1839-1853 and 1851-1852. AMs. VFM-9.
Automobile Route Book. Produced by the National Exchange Bank of Baltimore. Original covers and folding map of Maryland. Mile by mile text directions. Directions to and from places such as: Cumberland, MD., Hagerstown, MD., Frederick, MD., Baltimore, MD., Gettysburg, PA., York, PA., Philadelphia, PA., Wilmington, DE., Washington DC, and Westminster, MD. Macadam roads distinguished from dirt roads with red. 1913. Location: Pennsylvania VFM-362
Baker, George Washington. (1872- 1956) Historical notes on
Baky, Sherrin Hilllburt Class of 1965. Letter from Merle Miller regarding Women's Student Government Association. ca. 1961. TLS-1pg. VFM-257
Bare, Bruce M. Class of 1910. College memorabilia including transcript and senior banquet program. (14 items). VFM-211
Barnitz Family of York, PA. Research paper focused on the Barnitz family of York, PA by Patrick Finn, November 2009, inspired by a letter sent in 1834 from David Grier Barnitz, first valedictorian of Pennsylvania College (later renamed Gettysburg College) to his sister, Mary. This letter introduced the researcher to a conflicting legacy of the Barnitz family through biographical vignettes of David Grier, his father Charles Augustus, his cousin Samuel Bacon and a 2nd cousin, David Park Barnitz, the author of The Book of Jade a collection of disturbing poetry published in 1901. TM-36 pp. VFM - 371 [For more information: See VFM - 11 Barnitz, David Grier, letters to his family]
Barnitz, David Grier. Three letters from Barnitz, valedictorian of PA College class of 1834, written to his family describing college life and the first commencement of the college. 11 March 1834, 21 June 1834, and 29 Sept. 1834. ALS-6pp. VFM-11. [For more information: See VFM - 371 Barnitz Family of York, PA]
Barnitz, Frederick A. A poem to Miss Catherine Kast, from Barnitz Class of 1842. 17 Sept. 1838. MsS-1pp. VFM-12.
Baseball Card. “Plank, p. Phila. Amer” Unknown date. On indefinite loan to Musselman Library Special Collections. VFM-260
Baseball Club: Scorebook. Official scorebook of the PA College baseball club 1887-1889. Includes rosters, positions, and detailed accounts of games.
Bates, Katharine Lee. A brief letter to Mrs. Ethel Bickford of
Beachem, Charles W. Letter from "Mr. B" to Cedric Spence, Jr. 7 April 1932. ALS- 1pp. VFM-175.
Beck, Raymond S. Tuition bills for Fall 1922 and Spring 1923. Location: College History. VFM-357
Beck, Raymond S. Initiation certificate for Raymond Sylvester Beck for membership into Kappa Phi Kappa, the honorary National Education Fraternity at Gettysburg College, November 13, 1924 and a newspaper clipping announcing that event and listing other accomplishments of York County students at Gettysburg College. VFM-384
Berg, Temma. Book manuscript copy. "Expressions: Women Expressing Ourselves." Published by the Women's Action Group. 1986. Location: Women's Studies VFM-353
Bevan, Roberto Florio. Two letters regarding Bevan's withdrawal from
Bible Society of Theological Seminary and
Bickel, Henry-Autograph Book. Autograph book maintained by Henry Bickel, a student in the Preparatory Department at Pennsylvania College during the 1956-57 academic year. The autographs and accompanying salutary remarks contributed in the spring of 1957 by several members of the College faculty and students from the College and the Preparatory Department provide a glimpse of what persons at the time thought were important words of wisdom or appropriate philosophies for a successful and rewarding life. ABS 72 pp. VFM-392
Bikle, Henry and Paul. 12 ½" x 7" advertisement seeking a lost fantail pigeon, located on the college campus. MS-1pp. VFM-176.
Bikle, Philip M. "Lutheran Quarterly" subscription accounts. One ledger, beginning in 1880 containing subscriptions and payments. MS-489 pp. VFM-18.
Bikle, Philip M. 2 letters to Dr. Bikle from William Granville describing his concern about an inappropriate performance to be taken on the road, representing
Bikle, Philip Raymond. Two essays entitled, "Considerations for and Against the Marking System in College." And "Our Visions of the Future." ADS-11pp. VFM-19.
Blythe, Ezra and Calvin Blyth. Six letters written by Ezra Blyth and Calvin Blythe, 1830-1841. Includes transcription of the letters. The January 26, 1833 letter mentions appropriation bill passed for
Bradley, Robert B. Five books written on his accounts of World War II as a medic and German prisoner. Published 1970-2000. MS-303 pp. VFM-177.
Breidenbaugh, Edward S. A prepared debate before the Philomathean Society of PA College. 29 Nov 1865. AMsS-14pp. VFM-178.
Brenda W.T. Letter from W.T. Brenda to T.Y. Cooper regarding an original drawing in
Bretz, Frank H. Ph. D. manuscript copy of Chapter One from his book. "Becoming II." March 29, 2006. Location: Literature VFM-359
Brumbaugh, Martin Grove. Letter from Brumbaugh to the Philomathean Society of PA College regarding his honorary membership. 5 Nov. 1915. TLS-1pp. VFM-22.
Bryant, William Cullen. Letter from Bryant to Mr. Field's offering a translation of a section from the Iliad for Field's monthly. 19 June 1865. ALS-1pp. VFM-23.
Buchanan, James E. Letter from Buchanan politely declining an invitation to speak at the Phrenakosmian society of PA College. 31 June 1842. ALS-1pp. VFM-24.
Building Committee - Pennsylvania Hall. Several correspondences and estimates regarding the attainment of land and the building of College Edifice. 1835 - 1843. MS-53 pp. VFM-26.
Building Committee- Steven's Hall and Professor's Residence. Correspondences, proposals, and estimates for the building and
Building Committee- White House. Several reports from the Board of Trustees on the status of the house of the president. 1859-1861. MS-5pp. VFM-28.
Chamberlain, Joshua L. An original letter to Buehler from Chamberlain accepting and thanking him for the honorary degree from PA College. Also included are copies of correspondences between the men from the Pejepscot Historical Society in
Chapel Excuse form. Arlene Sholly Zellers, dated November 30. ca. 1954. DS-1pg. VFM-259
Charter and Amendments. Six amendments to the charter of
Class of 1851. Daguerreotype of some of the members of Pennsylvania College class of 1851, a list of the class members as remembered by Miss Julia Gilbert, and a letter from Dr. A.H. O'Neal to President Granville presenting the gift. P,N,TDS 1p. VFM-383
Class of 1869. Recording secretary book of the organization of the class of 1969. Minutes of all meetings held from 1866 to May of 1869. Also includes wives and children of the students after graduation. MS-23pp. VFM-321.
Clemens, Samuel. Reproduction of a letter from Clemens to Mrs. Foote, a very candid, lively, friendly letter. 2 Dec. 1887. ALS-3pp. VFM-31.
Clement, John Marshall. Letter from J. M. Clement to his father, John Clement in Mockville, Davie County, North Carolina, October 24, 1844. John Marshall Clement entered Pennsylvania College as a sophomore and was the valedictorian of the Class of 1846. In this newsy letter the student comments on national and Pennsylvania politics, discusses his course of study at the College, describes his diet, mentioning how it differed from what he was use to back home, and shares information about some of his fellow students and his current living and boarding situation. After graduation, Mr. Clement returned to North Carolina to practice law. His only son, Louis Henry, also attended Pennsylvania College and graduated with the class of 1876. ALS 4 pp. VFM-412
Clemens, Samuel. Original postcard and transcription from Clemens to Mrs. Florence
Clutz, Mrs. Jacob A. Photocopy of "Some Personal Recollections of the Battle of Gettysburg," a privately published memoir. MS-13pp. VFM-179.
College Monthly. Postcard addressed to CVA Levy discussing the publication's future. 7 Feb. 1893. MS-2pp. VFM-236.
College Seal. Six color and six Black & White representations of the college seal. Various sizes. LS-12. VFM-32.
Collegium Logicum. Volume from the Phrenakosmian Society Library, handwritten in Latin, dated 1762. While it could be a diary or study book, the organization appears more formal suggesting that it could represent lecture notes or perhaps someone's personal goals for success or philosophy of life. MS 159pp VFM-378
Commemorative Stamps. Collection of commemorative stamps featuring the Civil War, Jazz Musicians, POW & MIA, Texas and others. Also included are commemorative Civil War postcards and envilopes. Donated by Edwin Bachman, '57. VFM-336
Cooper, James Fenimore. Original check signed by Cooper from the Ostego County Bank. 22 April 1848. ADS-1pp. VFM-34.
Cooper, Thomas Yost. Three photocopies of articles regarding the donation of the Cooper Collection to Musselman Library. "Rare Books Presented to
Coots, Fred. Lyrics of "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," signed by Coots (composer). TDS-1pg. VFM-183
Copybook. Bound notebook full of random pictures and facts. "
Corbet, Thomas W. Letter to Rev. F.J. Ruth concerning a fellow student's desire to leave the ministry. Corbet conveys to Ruth the letter which was received telling of H.R. Hennigh's desires to leaves his ministry in the West. March 10. 1967. A.L.s. Location: College History VFM-367
Crapster, Basil. Original reconnaissance/aerial b/w photographs taken by American pilots over
Crapster, Walter. Five two-sided parchments containing ink and color depictions of ten different Bible stories. MS-5pp. VFM-36.
Dawes, Charles G. Letter to Mayor H.D. Parkin from Vice President of the US Charles Dawes, regarding a picture of General Pershing. 13 Feb 1926. TLS-1pp. VFM-38.
Democratic Party Platform Pamphlets, 1936. Explains all aspects, including economic, domestic and foreign policies, of the Democratic platform for 1936. 11 copies of the pamphlet. MS-77 pp. VM-281.
Dempsey, Jack. Two postcards of Dempsey's restaurant and an envelope from a stationary store. The second postcard is autographed. Auto-1pp. VFM-39.
Dempwolf, J.A. to Eli Huber. Postcard dated Feb 23, 1895 from J.A. Dempwolf of York, PA addressed simply to Rev. Eli Huber, Gettysburg, PA. The postcard announces Dempwolf's intention to arrive by train on the following Monday to discuss with Rev. Huber the building of a new chimney for the furnace flue. While it is possible that this was for a College building since Mr. Dempwolf was considered the College's architect at the time, having drawn up the plans for Glatfelter Hall and later McKnight Hall as well as plans for alterations to Pennsylvania and Linnaean Halls and McCreary Gymnasium and Rev. Huber was Professor of English Bible and the first Chaplain of the College, it is more probable that the construction was planned for Huber's private residence at 401 Carlisle Street. C. VFM-399
Dickens Reader. Nathan Sheppard-Cooper's Library Pamphlet No. 5. December 30, 1881. VFM-20
Dickens, Charles. Letter regarding payment for a proof of "Holiday Romance" sent to Mr. William L. Thomas. 21 July 1867. ALS-1pp. VFM-40.
Die Woche. 3 issues of the German publication Die Woche (in German). Issues 32, 34, and 36. 8 Aug. 1914, 22 Aug. 1914, and 5 Sep. 1914. VFM-333
Downey, James Madison. A letter dated March 3, 1832 from James Downey, a student at the Classical School and Gymnasium at Gettysburg, to Jacob Beshore of Franklin County, PA, The letter asks for the recipient's help in arranging a future meeting to be held in Waynesboro and describes a contest to be held at the Gymnasium between the two literary societies. ALS 1p. VFM-391
Dreiser, Theodore. Two letters from Dreiser, one dates 13 Nov. 1912 to Miss Watson and another 23 March 1935 to Mr. Fadiman regarding his latest book. ALS-2pp. VFM-41.
Druids- Phi Sigma Kappa. Minutes from Druid meetings 1910-1914, and loose reports from Phi Sigma Kappa, an organization that came from the Druids in 1925. MS-104pp. VFM-180.
Duncan, Schmucker. Oration given by Schmucker Duncan with a title from a quote from Emerson, “The bigot must cease to be a bigot today”, delivered at the revival of the class day exercises by the class of 1891. AMsS 12 pp. VFM – 414
Duquesne, Fort. (
Eastman, Max. Letter from Eastman to Eleanor, begging a response from her. 7 July 1937. TLS-1pp. VFM-43.
Eckert, Harold E. Invitation to Commencement 1935. Letter requesting his friends and family come. Name card. Ls. -1p. Location: College History. VFM-343
"The Economist." Vol. 1 No. 1 November 1890 edition. Published in
"Ed, The Office Boy; or The Lad Behind the Deals" and Other Stories. Fame and Fortune Weekly. Stories of Boys Who Make Money 416 (New York: Frank Tousey, September 19, 1913). MS-32 pp. Location: American History VFM-212
Education Programs. Competency study for Teacher-Education programs. Breaks down the curriculum into necessary skills and how to test for them. Made specifically for
Eichelberger, John M. Photocopy of a letter to A.S. Miller while at PA College. Gives a very insightful and candid look at student life. 7 Dec 1848.
Eisenhower-Kennedy Photograph. Photograph of Eisenhower and Kennedy shortly after Kennedy's election in 1960. The photograph is 5x7 mounted on cardboard with Eisenhower signature on the mount. PS. VFM-387
Eisenhower, Dwight D. Sheet music entitled "A March to Eisenhower," by H.D. Hirsh and J.M. Frank. MS-3pp. VFM-205
Eisenhower, Dwight David. Draft of statement by President Eisenhower regarding the rejected nomination of Lewis Strauss as Secretary of Commerce in 1959 and a draft of a note to be sent to those Senators who supported the nomination. Amended drafts of Eisenhower's letters are rare since he specifically forbade his staffers from saving his drafts in order to prevent any attempts by others to interpret his intent. The collection also contains some explanatory material about the event. AN 2pp. VFM-388
Eisenhower, Dwight D, “A March to Eisenhower”. Sheet Music for “A March to Eisenhower,” with words by Hiram D. Hirsh and music by Jewel M. Frank prepared as a souvenir of the inauguration of President Eisenhower in 1953. Publishing rights assigned to Chappell & Co. Inc., New York, N.Y. D 3 pp. Location: Eisenhower. VFM-401
Eisenhower, Mamie. Letter from Mrs. Eisenhower to Charles and Elizabeth Wolf thanking them for a gift and relating her reunion with her family in
Eisenhower/Nevins Christmas Cards, etc. Includes several Christmas cards from the 1960¿s and 1970s, two guides to
Ellington, Duke - Dance Card. Dance card signed by Duke Ellington from the 1949 "all-college" dance at Gettysburg College with guest performers Duke Ellington and his Orchestra and Howard Gale and his Orchestra. Sig. VFM-294
Emanuel, Edward "Snaps."
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. Letter confirming a dinner date. 20 Oct 1851. LS-1pp. VFM-44.
"Ethical History of
Everett, Edward. Letter from
Executive Committee. Minutes for the Board of Trustees of PA College 1874-1876. AmsS-7pp. VFM-46.
Exemption from Poll Tax. Certificate of Exemption from Poll Tax with envelope issued by Joe W. Alexander, Assessor and Collector of Taxes, McLennan County, Waco, Texas to Edward J. Furlong, January 17, 1951. The stated reason for the exemption was age. The certificate identifies Mr. Furlong as a 61 year old, white, native born citizen with an Illinois birthplace and an occupation of clergyman. D 1p. VFM-405
Fay, Christopher and Herman (Ted) Collier IV. Class of 2005. Political Science papers prepared for the Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting on April 1-2, 2005. Papers written on the topic "Theory Illuminates Practice: American Political Thought and American Political Behavior." MS-42pp. VFM-283.
Finance Committee. Reports, receipts, and expenditures from the finance committee of
Findlay, William. Letter to the president of the Bank of PA requesting stock issued by the US Congress. 16 June 1820. ALS-1pp. VFM-49.
Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key. Short letter and author's apology presumably from "This Side of Paradise." ALS- 1pp. and TDS-1pp. VFM-50.
Ford, Gerald R. Letter between the Ad Hoc Student Presidential Search Committee and Pres. Ford about his possible Presidency at Gettysburg College. 13 Dec 1976. TLS-1pp. VFM-52.
Forness, Norman. Spring Honors Day program (22 May 2004) and invitation letter (22 April 2004). MS-7pgs. VFM-230
Fortenbaugh, Dr. Robert,
Fortenbaugh, Robert B. Sr. 1940 Gettysburg High School yearbook, “Cannon-Aid, “and photographs from the life of Robert B. Fortenbaugh Sr., resident of Gettysburg during his early life, son of Robert Fortenbaugh, long-serving chair of the Gettysburg College History Department, graduate of the College with the class of 1944, WWII veteran, research chemist, Methodist minister and member of a family associated with Gettysburg College since the early 1920s. MS 87 pp. P 7. VFM-410
Foutz, Herbert. Class of 1941. One Holy Bible, S.S. Scholars' Help given to Herbert on Christmas in 1931 as a gift from his parents. Various bible notes and news clippings within the Bible. One Gettysburg College Athletic Council student ticket for the first term season of 1937-1938. Four pages of German notes with two copies of Silent Night in the German language, one typed and one hand written. One English Essay on Feudalism. One page of diary entries from December 24, 1935 to January 6, 1936 during his winter break. The January 3, 1936 entry mentions listening to President Roosevelt's message to Congress on the state of the union. 6pp. VFM-325.
Frassanito, William A. Article, My 19th-C. PA College Books, December 2, 2008, in which Frassanito recounts his research into books he had purchased from Schmucker Library in 1968 to establish whether they were part of the two literary societies’ library collections, housed in “Old Dorm,” at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg. His research focuses initially on the dating of the Phrenakosmian library book plate in several of the books, and subsequent consultation of both the Phrenakosmian and Philomathaean Literary Society’s library catalogs to confirm collection accession dates. TMsS-7 pp. VFM-419 See also: MS-006: Philomathaean and Phrenakosmian Societies
Freed, Edwin D. Detailed list of expenses from his years at
Frey, George. Synopsis of Will by George Frey, systematically arranged. 16 May 1806. D-1pp. VFM-53.
Fulton, Leonard. Letters to Mr. Fulton of
Gallion, Robert. Class of 1946. February 5, 1943 draft note of 27
Gallion, Robert. Class of 1946. Collection of Nazi Pins and Photographs of head Nazi officers. P-8. VFM 289.
Gerhardt, L.D. Register of visitors to the observatory of PA College 1882-1916. Also contains treasurer's records.
German Society. Constitution and bylaws, in German and English. c. 1836. D-17pp. VFM-328.
German Spelling Table. Nineteenth Century. German spelling and pronunciation table. Explains the German alphabet and common vowel, consonant combinations in the German language. MS-1pp. VFM 288
Gettysburg College Football, 1905. Postcard with a photograph of the 1905 Gettysburg College varsity football team and a summary of the scores for games played in that year reporting a season of 7 wins and only 3 loses. The postcard was published by W.H. Tipton. It is addressed to Miss Pearl Keck, Fairview Ave., Connellsville, PA, postmarked December 18, 1905. Herbert Dornberger, the team manager, describes the season in the 1907 Spectrum as one that "can properly be called the most successful in the history of football at Gettysburg College. The summary will show that we lost only three games, all of them against teams not in our own class." (Those out-of-class teams were The University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University and Steelton Y.M.C.A.) The season ended with a 72-0 victory against archrival Franklin & Marshall College C 1p. VFM-395 [For more information see The Spectrum 1907 p. 151-155.]
Gilbert, D. Letter to Messrs Peters and Ruhl Com,
Gillispie, J.S. Professor at
Gittens, E. Letter to Brother Wieand with specific instructions regarding a meeting they have planned. 16 May 1872. AL-1pp. VFM-60.
Gladfelter, Millard E. Correspondences between Dr. Gladfelter and Charles Glatfelter regarding Glatfelter's book "Recollections" 21 Dec 1978. ALS-3 pp. VFM-61.
Glatfelter Hall - History Report, May 28, 1924 . Report of Glatfelter Hall written by Martha E. Epley, Class of 1926. AMsS-3pp. VFM-313
Glatfelter Hall - Proposal for Renovations, February 26, 1929. Letter to President Henry W. A. Hanson dated February 26, 1929. Proposal for the renovations to Glatfelter hall from J.A. Dempwolf. Estimated cost sheet for alterations and additions to Glatfelter hall by John B. Hamme. TLS-8pp. VFM-303
Glunt, Arthur. Lyrics to the Gettysburg College Hymn, written by Glunt. 6 July 1948. MS-3pp. VFM-186.
Goethe. Program for the Goethe Centenary (Frankfurt, Germany 1932) and article clipped from book or magazine on Goethe (unknown source and date). 2 D. VFM-243.
Goethe Album. Album with leather covers showing 2 scenes from the park in
Gotwald, George Daniel. Two books of English History notes, from Gotwald Class of 1882. MS-50pp. VFM-63.
Gotwald, Luther A. Jr. One rough draft, Df-11 pp., and a proposal of "A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Seminary Ridge" with corrections, October 1999. MS-16 pp. Location: Local History and Civil War Era. VFM-232
Graeff English Prize-Dorothy V. Harris. Copy of the 1933 Graeff English Prize winning essay, “Italy’s Influence on the English Poets of the Nineteenth Century,” submitted by Dorothy V. Harris, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the class of 1933. The Graeff Prize was established in 1866 by John E. Graeff, a graduate from the class of 1843, former pastor and then a Philadelphia coal merchant. MS 42pp. VFM-409
Graff, Dr. Charles H. Two photographs of Charles H. Graff (1854-1889) and a 1913 letter sent by Mrs. Edgar Smith, presenting the photographs to the College. Charles Graff entered the Preparatory Division in 1870 and graduated from the College with the class of 1876. He was a member of the Philomathaean Society and the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and in Europe and established a medical practice in Duluth, Minnesota. At his death in 1889, his father gave $25, 000 from his estate to the College to support the Professorship of Physical Culture and Hygiene. The Graff Chair currently resides in the Biology Department. (For more information about Charles Graff, see the 1993 Spectrum, pp 287-288.) 2P and ALS 2pp. VFM-404
Granville, Rachel. Typed essay "Reminiscences of the Campus of PA College from and after 1858." Also included are two letters between Rachel and President Paul. ALS-9pp. VFM-64.
Granville, W.A. President of Gettysburg College. Card pertaining to the proposition of changing the name of the college from Pennsylvania College to Gettysburg College. November 14, 1921. Location: College Documents VFM-369
Gross, George Washington. Class of 1877. Autograph Book from 1877. VFM-275.
Gross, Harry H. Class of 1930. Photographs from Ohrdruf Concentration Camp at its liberation. Dated April 11-12, 1945. P-13. VFM 290.
Gymnasium - Record Book. Bound book containing gymnasium records from 1829-1851. MS-86+pp. VFM-65.
Hammarskjold, Dag. Telegram from Hammarskjold to Pres. Langsam in response to Langsam's message of congratulations regarding the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter. Also includes a program from Hammarskjold's memorial service at
Handwritten Notes on Tennyson & Poetry. Notes on Tennyson Poetry and written poetry with a reference made to a Professor Beers. MS-176pgs. VFM 269.
Hangsterfer, Charles (Class of '40). "Fox Green, Easy Red: The Gettysburg Connection" Article and letters regarding Hangsterfer's WWII experiences. ca. 2002, 7 DS-36 pgs. VFM-263
Hanne, William G. Manuscript Copy of Book. "A snake in the road, things is not what they seem to be." 1996. Letter from editor. T.L.s. -1p. Location: Literature VFM-349
Hanson, Dr. Henry W. A. Two 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Medals, b/w photographs from the 70th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and several letters regarding the Anniversary event; among other documents. (28 items). Location: College History and Local History VFM-233
Hanson, Henry. 2 documents: "Mrs. W. A. Hanson" namecard and letter from Helen Keller regarding the American Foundation for the Blind d. December 20, 1930. TLS-1 p. VFM-216
Harkey, Simeon. Three letters from Harkey 1831-1840 describing daily life at the Gettysburg Gymnasium, Seminary, and his parish in MD. ALS-6pp. VFM-67.
Hasty-Letter for Overworked College Students. Gag card containing some key phrases often used by students in letters home D-1p. VFM-376
Haupt, Anna Cecilia Keller. Transcription of Anna's Journal: 18 Dec 1842- 23 Dec 1843. From the Herman Haupt Papers MS No. 269. MS-52 pp. VFM-68.
Haupt, Herman. Letter accepting a position at PA College. ALS-1pp. VFM-69.
Hay, Charles Augustus. "Notes on Pastoral Theology." MS-32pp. VFM-70.
Hay, Charles. Letter to William Heilig from Hay, while at PA College. 16 March 1839. ALS-2pp. VFM-172.
Hay, George A. Letter from George Hay Kain to George A. Hay (marked as copy) 21 Oct. 1949 and a typed excerpt from George H. Kain to unknown person 17 Oct. 1949. Both letters discuss the
Haynes, Donald C. 1942. Ration book holder with ration books for his family. Stamps still in a few books. Civilian Defense Uniform pamphlet. 1943 Income and Victory tax return. Order forms for high school Victory Corps Insignias. "The plan for distributing war rations: book one for individual consumers." Weekly News review, Washington D.C., January 18, 1943. "Tale of a City." Publication by a former Polish Army officer, an eyewitness to the early days of Occupation. "A Primer on Scrap." Publication from the Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel. 1941 Copy of "Our Bill of Rights! Suggested Program for School Observance." Published by the council against Intolerance in America. Manuscript of a Lecture given on January 1, 1942 by Donald C. Haynes , on the current World War, at Smithsburg High School. Location: World War II VFM-352
Henry, George C. Bound journals depicting student life at PA College 2 Sept 1874- 1 Sept 1875. Henry was Class of 1876. MS-60pp. VFM-71.
Hobor, Albert J. His collection of photographs from service during World War II donated by his son Michael J. Hobor, Class of 1969. Five photographs from a Nazi Concentration camp at the time of liberation. A photograph of Private Albert J. Hobor taken on April 12, 1944. Photo-Copy of Army Separation/Qualification Record and Honorable Discharge Record. Photo-Copy of restricted list from a U.S. Station Hospital from March 13, 1945. Photo-Copy of restricted notification of the Award of Purple Heart to Private Albert J. Hober on December 7, 1944. Photo-Copy of Newspaper clipping from February 28, 1945 titled "Wounded Soldier in
Hoehn, Richard A. Printing master of Now We See Through A Glass Darkly - But We See: The Papers of J.H.W. and Mary Stuckenberg.
Holbrook, Hal. Letters dated 16 Feb 1976 and 22 May 1975 declining invitations to speak at
Holmes, O.W. 1883. Handwritten letter to Mr. Ogdea from O.W.Holmes ca. 1883. ALS-1pp. VFM-238.
Hoover, David. Letter to J. W. Smith Esq., Attorney at Law
Hoover, Herbert. Letters from
Hopkinson, Joseph. Letter from Hopkinson dated 14 October 1838. ALS-1pp. VFM-73.
House Rules. Office of the Dean of Women, ca. 1954. Official notice, presumably attached to a bulletin board. D-1pg. VFM-262
Howells, William Dean. Gracious letter from Howells to the Philomathean Society thanking them for their offer of membership. 30 Nov. 1915. ALS-1pp. VFM-76.
Hughes, Charles Evans, Sr. Postcard depicting Governor Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. of New York informally addressing the students of Gettysburg College on September 26, 1907. The postcard contains a photo of Governor Hughes with other dignitaries standing before the students outside of Glatfelter Hall on the college campus. The postcard also includes a significant quote from his remarks in which he urged the students to develop manly courage and heroic spirit for the work ahead, seeing service to state and honorable conduct of greater value than the amassing of riches or the attaining of individual distinction. The postcard was published by G.R. Haaf and addressed to Rev. Amos A. Parr, Lock Haven, PA. C 1-p. VFM - 372.
Hughes, Charles Evans, Sr.. Letter to Pres. Hefelbower thanking him for the opportunity to speak to the students of
Jacobs, Henry Eyster. ALS-3pp from Henry B. Jacobs containing his remembrances of
Jacobs, Michael. Professor of Chemistry. Book of Chemical Lectures. October 29, 1845 through January 15, 1846. Location: College History. VFM-344
Jacobs, Michael-Meteorological Observations. Microprint copies of meteorological observations recorded by Professor Michael Jacobs at Gettysburg, 1839-1852, from microfilm of the original housed at the National Weather Records Center in Ashville, N.C. D1. VFM-386
Japanese newspaper. From the 24th year of the Meiji period, ca. May 20, 1891. MS-6 pp. Location: VFM-234
Jefferson, Joseph. Letter to W.H. Daley describing the marriage of Joe and Blanche. 18 June 1891. ALS-1pp. VFM-80.
"Jesus Christ Superstar." 1971 production put on by
Johnson, Martin. Certificate of
Jones, Marion M. Freshman Date Book for the fall of 1946. A handbook for freshman girls. Describing the ins and outs of life at Gettysburg College. Payment Notice. Location: College History. VFM-345
Junior Examination in Latin. Pennsylvania College, May 12, 1888, 8-10 a.m. Eight copies of an examination covering Juvenal's fifth and tenth satires, broken into four parts. Questions ask to translate passages or write short answers pertaining to the two different works of literature. D-8pp. VFM-324.
Junior Exhibition. Printed programs from the Junior Exhibitions held at Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg on a regular basis from 1851 through 1889 and leaflets from the Junior Oratorical Contests which replaced it in the early 1890s. Beginning in 1851, all juniors were required to deliver public orations during these junior exhibition events. The earlier programs occurred in April, but in 1857, the exhibition was moved into the Commencement schedule. The programs in the collection list the student participants and the oration topics. The topics ranged from historic events and personalities to issues of religion, politics, economics, literature, the arts, social concerns and in a few cases a philosophy of life. With larger class enrollments, management of the requirement became difficult. As a result, the exhibition was replaced with a voluntary Junior Oratorical Contest which lasted into the early years of the 20th Century. The last leaflet in the collection is from the 1908 contest. D-104pp. VFM- 374
Keller, F.A. Muhlenburg. Book entitled "Swedish Lutherans" by Keller, Class of 1838. 2 Volumes. MS-2 vol. VFM-82.
Kennan, George. Letter to Basil L. Craptser, Institute for Advanced Study. 1 May 1964. TLS-1pg. VFM-254
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald. Note of thanks from Mrs. Kennedy for letters of condolence on the passing of her husband. MS-2pp. VFM-83.
Kieran, John. Letter from Kieran of the NY Sun, to Mr. Cooper, regarding a previous inquiry by Cooper. 24 April 1944. TLS-1pp. VFM-84.
Kirby, Rollin. Letter from Kirby of the NY World to T.Y. Cooper regarding "
Kissinger, Henry A. Letter from Kissinger to Pres. Hanson declining an invitation to come to campus to receive an honorary Doctor of law degree. TLS-1pp. VFM-86.
Kittredge, George Lyman. Kittredge, an illustrious Shakespeare scholar, sent a letter to Cooper referencing Macbeth and Matthew. ALS-1pp. VFM-87.
Kleine Catechismus. Bound book ca. 1529, handwritten in German. MS-40+ pp.
Ku Klux Klan. Advertisement to the KKK's flag presentation in Camp Hill. 26 Feb 1928.
Knickerbocker, William S. Letter to Schmucker Duncan regarding an order of the Swanee Review. 23 Feb 1928. TLS- 1pp. VFM-89.
Koons, Rev. Robert W. Several Chapel Talks, including a Memorial Message in memory of John F. Kennedy. 5 MS items. Location: College History and American History VFM-221
Kramer, Frank H. Letter to President Willard S. Paul October 25, 1956 from Frank H. Kramer regarding a photograph given to the college by Mrs. Luther Sachs, the mother of some former students. Letter to Mrs. Sachs from President Paul regarding same letter. TLS-2pp. VFM-304
Kuhl, Conrad. Letter in German to Gesellschaft from Kuhl, Gesellschaft was at PA College at the time. 31 March 1847. ALS-1pp. VFM-90.
Latin Enrollment. Handwritten documents showing the Latin enrollments at PA College: 1851-1906. D-46pp. VFM-92.
Letter to American Troops. Signed by King George V of England. April 1918, Windsor Castle. A.L.s. Location: World War I VFM-358
Lewars, Elsie S. Postcard from Mrs. Lewars, Gettysburg, PA to Mr. Luther Grossman discussing her new book. ALS-1pp. VFM-188.
Lewis, George. Receipt for fees paid to General Court. 1820. D-1pp. VFM-189.
Lewis, Sinclair. Two friendly letters from Lewis. One to Mr. Cross and one to Mr. Holt. 16 Jan 1929 and 5 May 192?. ALS-2pp. VFM-93.
Life (magazine), First Issue. 23 November 1936. MS-96pp. VFM-207.
"Life of Farmers in South
Lind, Jenny. Ticket and program from Mademoiselle Jenny Lind's first grand concert. 9 June 1851. D-2pp. VFM-94.
Locke, W. L. Letter to Miss Thompson from Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, ALS-3 pp. Location: World War I VFM-222
Loose, Dr. John. Copy of his April 16, 1969 Address titled "Student Power: A Point of View." MS-4pgs. VFM 276.
Lowden, Frank Orren. Short letter to Miss Rhea Stamm, acknowledging her note. 5 May 1928. TLS-1pp. VFM-95.
Lutz, John. Original and transcription of Lutz's diary from 1 Jan 1858 to 31 Dec 1858. AMs-180+ pp. VFM-96.
Macfarlane, James. Original and transcription of letter from Macfarlane describing the provenance of the book, The American First Class Book or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation; Selected Principally from Modern Authors of Great Britain and America; and Designed for the Use of the Highest Class in Public and Private Schools by John Pierpont. (See rare book PE1120 .P4 1829). Book belonged to his father James Macfarlane,
Majestic Theater. Two 1935 Majestic Theater movie programs advertising “Captain Blood” with Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland and a series of movies in December including “In Old Kentucky” with Will Rogers, “In Person” with Ginger Rogers and George Brent, and “So Red the Rose” with Margaret Sullavan, Walter Connolly, Randolph Scott and Elizabeth Patterson. D 8pp. VFM-403
Mansfield, Mike; Earl Warren, and John W. McCormack. December 12, 1963. Eulogies to the Late President Delivered in the Rotunda of the
Marius, Richard. History Professor 1962- 1964. Personal Correspondences. 1960 -1962. Location: College History VFM-356
Marks, Bertha Prescott. Letter found in A History of the 8th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers VFM-418
Marshall, Anne. Class of 1957. Three parent's copies of Gettysburg College Grade Reports from January 29, 1954 and January 30, 1955. Two Letters to parents dating September 14, 1953 and September 15. One Eastern High School graduation card from parents dating June 1953. One membership card and one invitation to join Beta Beta Beta dating March 31, 1955. One certificate of participation in the Alpha Xi Delta building corporation dated December 9, 1957. 11pp. VFM-323.
Marshall, John K. Report Card. 1875 Report card for John K. Marshall, Class of 1876. DS. 1p VFM-297
Martin, Theodore. Letter to Lady Jane Francesca Wilde, Oscar Wilde's mother, from Mr. Martin. 10 April 1890. ALS-1pp. VFM-100.
Martz, George J. Four letters to Mr. Martz, two of which were sent to him at PA College. ALS-8pp. VFM-101.
Matriculation Book. "I solemnly promise on my truth and honor to observe and obey all the laws, rules, and regulations of PA College..." 1845-1874. Signed 1332 names. DS-75pp. VFM-102.
McCreary Gymnasium Association. Constitution of the Association founded 16 Oct 1872. Includes By-Laws, Constitution, and Amendments. DS-20+ pp. VFM-97.
McKnight, Harvey. Note to student and lyrics from the Republican State Committee. ANS-2pp. VFM-190.
McKinley, William. President of the United States. Program from the Memorial Service to President McKinley in Gettysburg, September 19, 2001 MS-3pp. VFM-370 [For more information: See Gettysburgian Vol. VI No. 16 Sept 25, 1901]
McMillan, George Washington. Two letters to George Washington McMillan, Pennsylvania College class of 1842. The first dated July 30, 1841 is from Edward Breidenbaugh, also from the class of 1842 and father of Edward S. Breidenbaugh who will later become Professor of Chemistry at Gettysburg College. In the letter, Breidenbaugh tries to figure out a way to circumvent the rules requiring students to live in the college edifice because he preferred to live in town. ALS 4 pp. The second letter, dated March 1, 1842 is from George S. Fouke, a member of the same class who left in his senior year, apparently for financial reasons, to teach school and to study to become a dentist. This letter is more general in focus, renewing a friendship and acknowledging financial obligations to people at Gettysburg that he expects to discharge by the end of the summer. ALS 3 pp. VFM-390
McPherson, Abigail. First page of "Floras Dictionary." MS-1pp. VFM-99.
McPherson, Edward. Notes taken from lectures on chemistry by Prof. McPherson, beginning on 24 Oct 1846. MS-250+ pp. VFM-98.
Mehring, Daniel E.L. Copy of a letter from Mehring to his parents dates 20 July 1852. Mehring, class of 1856, drowned in June 1856 just weeks before receiving his degree. MS-4pp.
Miller, Victor. Class of 1858. Transcript of Miller's Journal dealing in part with his experiences at
The Minority Experience at Gettysburg College: The Hanson Years. Research paper regarding the experience of minority students at Gettysburg College during the presidency of Carl Arnold Hanson (1961-1977) written by Josh Poorman and Johnny Nelson for Hist 300: Historical Methods during the 2011 spring semester. MS 21pp. [Available electronically on the Special Collection S-Drive at Finding Aid/Indices/VFMs/VFM/ Minority Experience-Student Paper Spring 2011]
Mock, Alfred J. Chief Information Officer in
Montgomery, Bernard L. Letter from Mr. Bernard Law Montgomery First Viscount Montgomery of Al 'Alamayn. 15 May 1936. MS-3pgs. VFM 270.
Musselman Family. Photocopies of articles regarding Musselman family, the Musselman farming business, and company president John Hauser. Also includes Fall 1985 issue of the Gettysburg Hospital Quarterly and Down Memory Lane with Members of the Adams County Fruit Growers Association, vol. II. 25 pgs. VFM-244.
Musselman Lecture Series. Programs for 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, and 1991 lectures. 3 copies of each year, 24 D-24 pages total. VFM-245.
Musselman Library, “Thanks for Helping to Move the Library.” A card issued to student volunteers during the move of the books from the old to the new library as an admission ticket to a thank you concert by NRBQ & Aztec Two Step held on April 22, 1981 in the CUB Ballroom at Gettysburg College, This card was given to the College during the 30th anniversary celebration of Musselman Library. VFM-402
Musselman Press. Issue #1, November 1984 (2 copies), The Musselman Processor, Winter 1957, and The Musselman Processor, Fall 1965. VFM-246.
Musselman Stadium Dedication. Newspaper articles, press releases, and articles regarding the stadium. Also includes notes, correspondence, and plans by
Myers, W.H. Class of 1959. Report Card. MS-1pg. VFM 278.
Niiro, Yukiko-Mamie Eisenhower and Mrs. Dick Thornburgh. Letters to Yukiko Niiro, instructor at Gettysburg College, from Mamie Eisenhower, 8 February 1978 ALS 1p. and from Mrs. Dick Thornburgh, 21 February 1980 TLS 1 p. VFM-385
Nixon, Richard M: Inauguration Papers. Souvenir invitation to the 1973 presidential inauguration of President Richard Milhous Nixon. Envelope addressed to Dr. C. A. Hanson of
Norton, Charles Eliot. Christmas card dating 1903. C(signed)-1pp. VFM-105.
Office of the Union Canal Company of
"On The Trail of Moän, or Nick Carter Meets With a Great Surprise." New Nick Carter Weekly 627 (New York: Street & Smith, January 2, 1909). MS-32 pp. Location: American History VFM-223
O'Neal, Ellen Wert. Letter from Ellie to her husband, a physician, around the time of the Battle of Sharpsburg. ALS-3pp. VFM-106.
O'Neal, John Willy Crapster. Letters to his parents from
Orr, Timothy J. Copy of a book-length manuscript, "Last to Leave the Field" The Life and Letters of First Sergeant Ambrose Henry Hayward, Company D, 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry by Timothy J. Orr Gettysburg College class of 2001 based on material found in the Special Collection, Musselman Library manuscript collection MS-009 Ambrose Henry Hayward Papers MS 256 pp. VFM-398
Parker, Horace Shepard. "Address on
Parnin, Doris M. Four letters of correspondence between Ms. Parnin and
Parr, Amos A. Pennsylvania College. Grade reports. 25 Mar 1884 - 30 June 1887. DS-88pp. VFM-33
Pennell, Edred J. The Atlas Science Tablet for Written Work in Trigonometry, used by Pennell in class at
Pennsylvania Hall Rededication. Minutes and activities of the Planning Committee for the rededication of Pennsylvania Hall on October 24, 1970 after a major construction project to restore the building to be used as an administrative center for Gettysburg College; 69pp. VFM-379 [For more information see: MS - 119 Glatfelter Collection of Pennsylvania Hall Research]
Permanent Scholarships. Eight permanent scholarships to students presented by PA College 1853-1861. Also four receipts for people who purchased scholarships in the school. DS-12pp. VFM-114.
Perry, Ralph Barton. Letter from Perry to Edred J. Pennell of
Pershing, John Joseph. Letter from Pershing to Mr. Harry Dravo Parking, of
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Constitution (1878 revision of 1848 original) ca. 1878. MS-32pgs. VFM-108
Phillips, Harry Irving. Letter from Phillips to Thomas Y. Cooper, thanking him for a letter to be published in the NY Sun. 11 June 1942. TLS-1pp. VFM-117.
Philomathaean and Phrenakosmian Societies Anniversary Celebrations and Literary Contests. Leaflets listing the speakers and music for the 11th (1842), 13th (1844), and 14th (1845) Anniversary Celebration of the Philomathaean Society; for the 10th (1841), 11th (1842), and 13th (1844) Anniversary Celebration of the Phrenakosmian Society; and for three Literary Contests between the two societies (1843 and two not dated). Literary societies played an important role in 19th Century college life at Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg. D-9pp. VFM - 375. [For more information about the societies and more examples of celebration and contest programs see MS - 006 Papers of the Philomathaean and Phrenakosmian Societies. To review the leaflet for the 18th anniversary celebration of the Philomathaean Society see VFM-366].
Philomathaen Society. 18th Anniversary celebration leaflet. Order of exercises for February 14, 1849. Lists speakers and music. Photo copy of the inserts. Inserts list the catalogue of the officers and students in Pennsylvania College (Gettysburg College). Location: College Documents VFM-366
Pickering, Anne. Eight 7 inch double discs from the World War I era. Three postcards from World War I. Four Index of Records cards. VFM-342.
"Planks From the Suffrage Platform." 12" x 8.25" broadside.
Postcards, WWII. Souvenir postcards from the Ryuku Islands and the "Old Battlefield of Okinawa." Location: World War II VFM-361
Pro-Arab, Anti-Israel Publications. Three publications distributed by World-Truth, Box 44, Jerusalem, Jordon, including “World-Truth” with an article by Antoine Francis Albina, a Christian Palestine Arab, quotes from Dr. Arnold Toynbee, and photos of Israeli atrocities (1964); “Tears That Cry to Heaven,” a reprint of an article by Father Ralph Gorman, C.P. from The Sign, National Catholic Magazine (April, 1957); “Justice and Time Are on the Side of the Arabs,” an open letter by Commander Elmo H. Hutchinson, U.S. Naval Reserve. MS 9pp. Little is known about the World-Truth organization or its programs. VFM-411
Procter, Charles A. Correspondence between Charles and his family, 1852. A.L.s. Location: College History VFM-364
Questions on Infantry Drill Regulations. 1911 "Questions on Infantry Drill Regulations" used by Harold Snyder when he attended the Student Army Training Corps at
Radio Club. Constitution, Members, By-laws, minutes, financial accounts, and dues recorded for the Radio Club of Gettysburg College. 1925-1928. MS-300pp. VFM-119.
Reagan, Ronald. Letter to
Record of Absences from Prayers. Three books containing alphabetical listings of students and their required morning prayers at
"Reject the Susan B. Anthony Amendment." 12.25 x 8.25 broadside.
Repair Committee. Documents and reports attesting to repairs made to college buildings and estimates for costs of future improvements. AMs-6pp. VFM-121.
Rice, Ward B. S. Grade report from the Preparatory Department,
Riley, James Witcomb. Letter from Mr. Riley to Mr. Max Floto of the Philomathean Literary Society of PA College. 6 Nov. 1915. TLS-2pp. VFM-122.
Rios, Marjorie. Class of 1963. 13 letters, 13 envelopes, one postcard, and one music program sent to her parents during her sophomore year at Gettysburg College dating from September 17, 1960 to May 17, 1961. The letter written on April 17, 1961 mentions the arrival of Eisenhower at Gettysburg. ALS-17pp. VFM-322.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. Letter from Gov. Rockefeller to Mrs. Pennell accompanying his book, "The Future of Federalism." 19 July 1962. TLS-3pp. VFM-123.
Rollin, Kirby. Reproductions of cartoons from the New York World in early 1918. 10pgs. VFM-239
Rood, Kathrine Kressmann Taylor. Playwright, author, and
Roosevelt, Theodore, Pres. Letter from
Rosenberger, Homer T. Correspondence between Rosenberger and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Included is a signed photograph of Mrs. Roosevelt and the original letter she sent Mr. Rosenberger. PS. T.L.s. 1848. Location: American History VFM-368
Saltzer, Bertram H. Letter from William E. Zabel, Treasurer of Zabel Brothers Co., Music Printers (November 3, 1925) providing a quote for the printing of a musical score for music composed by Bertram H. Saltzer, professor of engineering and director of the Gettysburg College band and orchestra 1925-1940. At the time, the music program at the college was under the direction of the Gettysburg College Musical Association, a faculty authorized committee made up of Bertram H. Saltzer, Jerome C. Jackson, professor of education and philosophy who directed the glee club and Robert Fortenbaugh, professor of history who took care of the finances. The specific piece referred to in the letter could have been "The Spirit of Gettysburg" composed from a song written by Robert Fortenbaugh, the "Gettysburg Battle Song", or a march completed in early 1926. The letter contains a hand-written note expressing Professor Seltzer's intention to submit his manuscript for publication. TLS-1p. VFM-377
Sanders, Charles F. Professor of Philosophy. Gettysburg College Orientation Syllabus for 1935-1936. Extensive list of topics from reading to philosophical discussions. MS-55pp. VFM-286.
Scheible, Karen to President Janet Morgan Riggs. Letter accompanying gift of book Going Home to Glory: a Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969. by David Eisenhower (See MUSCAT E836 .E383 2010) AN 1p. VFM-381
Schillers-Gesellschaft. Constitution of Schillers-Gesellschaft written in German. 18 Dec 1848. ADS-6pp. VFM-125.
Schuman-Heink, Ernestine. Letter from Schuman to Mr. Cooper describing his love of music. 28 Nov. 1933. TLS-1pp. VFM-126.
Schwaben in aller Weit Heimatbrief. A booklet of articles about Schwaben (Swabia), a cultural, historic and linguistic region in Southern Germany MS 32pp. VFM-389
Scientific Department. Several documents showing the financial and educational status of the Science Department of PA College. 1865-1872. ADS-3pp. VFM-127.
Scott Paper Co, Limited. Letter from E. Irvin Scott trying to convince PA College to buy their toilet papers. Also includes samples of 4 types. 19 Aug 1893. TLS-4pp. VFM-192.
Seasonal Verses. 5 cards with printed excerpts from poems and accompanying illustrations. "Autumn", "Spring", and "Summer" by James Thomson (1700 -01748) and also "The Opening Year" and "The Closing Year".  C-5pp. VFM-337
Shaw, Charles B. Six letters from Shaw, a student at PA College, to his parents. Dating 14 Feb 1839 - 15 May 1841. ALS-12pp. VFM-128.
Shaw, George Bernard. Letter from Shaw written in Venezia, regarding travel plans. 4 June 1929. ALS-1pp. VFM-129.
Shaw, Leslie Mortier. Two manuscripts written by Shaw on "The American Payroll" but never published because of his death. 28 March 1932. MS-434pp. VFM-130.
Shaw, Robert. Bible study journal of Shaw, a PA College student. Also contains a pink ribbon and lock of hair. 1850. AMs-20pp. VFM-131.
Shirk, D.C. Class of 1927. Tuition payment receipts for 1922-1925. MS-6pgs. VFM 279.
"Signature of 450,000." Book published for the 65th Anniversary Convention of the International Ladies Garment Worker's Union in
Singmaster, Elsie. "A Friend," in The Saturday Evening Post. 13 October 1928. MS-2pp. VFM-204 (oversize)
Singmaster, Elsie. "The Fire Tower," in Woman's Home Companion. May 1924 edition. MS-5pp. article. VFM-203 (oversize)
Singmaster-Lawars, Elsie. Letter from Elsie to Mr. Cooper complementing his book. 17 Jan. 1930. TLS-1pp. VFM-132.
Sloan, Samuel. Letter to Deputy surveyor Samuel Cochman. Mentions James Gettys and political leaders of the time. 28 June 1800. ALS-2pp. VFM-133.
Smith, Horace H. 14 Photos of the ambassador's experiences in
Smith, Louis E. Letter from Smith to his friend Miss Annie discussing student life at Gettysburg College and Mt. Hermon, MA. 19 March 1911. ALS-14pp. VFM-135.
Smith, Samuel F. Lyrics of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" hand written by author, also an accompanying informational postcard. 25 April 1893. AmsS-2pp. VFM-136.
"South Pacific." 1962 production put on by Gettysburg College. Directed by Peter French. Poster. Copy of article in Gettysburgian, giving a synopsis of the play, and actor recognition. Location: College Documents VFM-351
Sports Illustrated (magazine), First Issue. Complete with baseball card fold-out (Mays, Moon, Law, Snider, Turley, Robinson, Williams). 16 August 1954. MS-144pp.
Sproul, William Cameron. Invitation to the inauguration of Sproul as Governor of PA; Edward Beidelman as Lt. Governor. 21 Jan. 1919. D-2pp. VFM-137.
Staff Employee Classification System. Two booklets and memos informing the faculty of an employee classification system, as developed in 1980. D-32pp. VFM-138.
Stahley, Dr. George D. Letter of gratitude and recognition from his subordinates upon his resignation. ADS-2pp. VFM-193.
Stahley, Dr. George D. Report of the Faculty signed by George D. Stahley, 6 June 1907. AMsS-3pp./TMsS-2pp. VFM-310
Stained Glass Proofs. Glatfelter Lodge. Designed by Peggy Myers and commissioned by Bill Warehime. Location: College History. VFM-346
Stallsmith, Helen K. Class of 1930. Orientation binder with lecture notes and lessons from her Orientation. Contains information on how to study and advice on college and academics. MS-162pgs. VFM-280a.
Stallsmith, Helen K. Class of 1930. Biology binder with lecture notes. Contains hand-drawn diagrams, quizzes, and notes from biology lectures. Dated Fall 1926. MS-133pgs. VFM-280b
Stallsmith, Helen K. Class of 1930. Various documents including Owl and Nightingale programs; Commencement program, 17 Jun 1928; grade reports; the Valedictory speech given by Stallsmith titled "The Liberal College and Man" AMs-6pp; several issues of the Gamma Phi publication, Procope; two portrait photographs; and a Phi Beta Kappa certificate. VFM-338
Stambaugh, Fred. Letters of recommendation on his behalf, and copy of the official orders calling twenty-seven
Standing Resolutions for the Faculty. Book containing resolutions adopted by the faculty of PA College in 1875. D-94pp. VFM-139.
Star and Republican Banner. Newspaper d. Tuesday Morning, December 31, 1833 with a letter to the Editor regarding "
Stemen, John Roger. Letters from Stephen Warner, Class of 1968. 11 Aug 1969 - 12 Oct 1970. TLS- 11pp. Also includes publications by the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (of the Vietnam War). VFM-208.
Sternat, Frederick C. Journal for the year 1902, and extensive receipts. AMs-100+ pp. VFM-140.
Sternat, Theodore M. Class of 1934. Manuscript for "Laboratory of Physical Chemistry" written by professor of Chemistry, Charles A. Sloat. Written in August 1930. Includes experiments, graphs, data, notes, and equations. MS-89pp. VFM-287.
Stevens, Justice John Paul. Letter to President Haaland praising the Robert G. Seaks '31 scholarship. 16 April 2001. TLS-1pp. VFM-195.
Stevens, Thaddeus. Three letters written from
Stevenson, Adlai Ewing. Two letters from Governor Stevenson to Robert Bloom, thanking him for his support. 4 Aug 1952; 11 Nov 1952. TLS-2pp. VFM-142.
Stewart, Henry A. Pennsylvania College Preparatory Division tuition receipt for Henry A. Stewart dated May 17, 1883 and signed by A. D. Buehler, Treasurer. David Wills, class of 1851 listed as his guardian. Henry Stewart also attended Pennsylvania College 1885-1888 and earned a MD degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1892. He became a prominent Gettysburg physician, clinical pathologist at the Gettysburg hospital, secretary to the Board of Health and one of the founders of the Adams County Historical Society. D 1 p. VFM – 416
Stock, L.F. Letter from Stock in
Stoever, William Caspar. Notebook from an English Class at PA College. 9 July 1867. AMs-114pp. VFM-144.
Stuckenberg. Photo copies of letters sent between Stuckenberg and Dr. E.F. Williams. Content involving Gettysburg. Originals held in the Amistad Research Center Collection, Dillard University, New Orleans. 1892 - 1909. Location: Local History VFM-360
Stuckenberg, J. H. W. Copy of a letter from Sandra Neyman of Marietta College to Richard A. Hoen about Stuckenberg's time at Marietta College, several pohotocpied pages about Stuckenber's sociology course at Marietta College during the winter term 1898-1899, and photocopies of selections from Marietta College Olio pertaining to Stuckenberg. 1898. TL-1p, Ms-23pp. VFM-334
Student Conduct Pledge. Signatures of PA College Students from 1833-1848 who agree to follow the pledge. Also includes a final exam schedule for 1832 and 1833. DS-18pp. VFM-146.
Sunderman, William. Letter to Dr. Birkner chronicling student life on
Sundermeyer, William Karl. Professor of German. Collection includes correspondence, meeting notes, and biographical information. VFM-249.
Surratt, Mary E. Newspaper article and several pamphlets declaring the innocence of Mary Surratt in the assassination of
Tanner, James. Letter to his friend Alfred Rowles, describing the death of Abraham Lincoln, at which Tanner was a witness. 25 April 1865. ALS-3pp. VFM-149.
Tarkington, Booth. Telegram of gratitude to the Philomathean Literary Society of PA College. 16 Feb. MS-1pp. VFM-150.
Tarman, James I., ’52. Handwritten memo detailing 1958 tuition and other fees for Gettysburg College on a memo sheet of James I. Tarman, class of 1952, college admissions counselor at the College, presented to Carolyn Arlene (Kuhn) Byron, class of 1962. N 1 p. VFM – 415
Tau Kappa Epsilon. Issues of "The Psi Press" (Chapter publication) from 1939-1941. Ms-141pp. VFM-309
Tax collector's receipt book.
Taylor, Bayard. Brief letter declining an invitation because of a busy winter. 9 Dec 1865. ALS-1pp. VFM-151.
Taylor, Kenneth. Emails to granddaughter, Jeanne Taylor-- series of memories of his time in high school, college, and the army during the Great Depression. MS-39pgs. VFM-171
Teeters, Negley King. Two letters from Negley to John Shearer discussing his book and failing health. 11 May 1971. TLS-2pp. VFM-152.
Thackeray, William Makepeace. Letter requesting to borrow the "Handbook of London." ALS-1pp. VFM-153.
Theatre Arts Department. Costume Sketches for
Thomas, Lowell. Letter of gratitude to Mr. Cooper. 20 Nov. 1933. TLS-1pp. VFM-154
Thornburgh, Dick. Letter to
Topographic Map of
Toynbee, Arnold Joseph. Letters to Mr. Pennell and Prof. Bloom. 5 March 1937. TLS - 1pp. ALS-1pp. VFM-155.
Trading Card. Ephemera-1879, Tollgate No. 2. A 19th Century Victorian collectible trading card with advertisements on the back. Ms-1. VFM-326.
Trautwine, John Cresson. Architect of "Old Dorm." at
U.S. Fleet in Japan Postcards and Railway Ticket. Postcard: “My Kingdom for a Geisha Girl” showing two girls, one Japanese and one in an Uncle Sam outfit being pulled in a rickshaw; Postcard: scene with sailors, rickshaw, geisha girls, and many US and Japanese flags; Postcard: composite photos of US ships; Railway Ticket: “Imperial Japanese Government Railway Special Ticket Issued in Honor of the American Fleet, Oct. 1908 with “Notice…” flier. C 4p. VFM - 417
Valentine Family. Rev. Milton Valentine, third President of Gettysburg College. Includes two photocopies of articles on the family history, handwritten letter by President Valentine, and photocopy of letter. 18 Mar. 1874. ALS-6pp. VFM-250.
Valentine, S. G. to E. S. Breidenbaugh. Letter from alum Sterling G. Valentine, class of 1880 to his former instructor E. S. Breidenbaugh asking him to review a chemical calculation that he had recently completed, May 18, 1888. ALS 6 pp. VFM – 413
VanDyke, Henry. "The Foot Path to Peace." A brief inspirational note by Van Dyke. AMsS-1pp. VFM-157.
Veable, Catheryn Marsada. Memorabilia and photos from her experiences at
WAACS in Review. Postcard produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps showing a formal review of members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942 or 1943. The WAACS was created in May, 1942 as an auxiliary unit to the U.S. Army but was converted to full military status as the Women’s Army Corps in 1943. It is likely that the photograph on the card is from a review held at the first WAACS training center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. VFM-400
Wagner, John. Class of 1871. Two letters from Wagner to a fellow student William Henry Dunbar. The first was written December 27, 1870, during the Christmas break, from Pennsylvania College and the second October 16, 1871 from the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg. Both student became Lutheran ministers and served on the Board of Trustees, elected in the first group of alumni trustees in the early 1890s - Dunbar from Lebanon and Baltimore served from 1890-1920; Wagner from Hazleton served from 1893-1934. The letters reveal a little about student life at the time, the town of Gettysburg and the surrounding area, a church service at the Alms House, and church governance with candidates for the ministry. ALS-8pp. VFM - 373
Waller, Odell. Many bulletins, petitions, and newsletters from the Workers' Defense League in attempt to manufacture support for the defense of Odell Waller. 1942. MS-60+ pp. VFM-158.
Wally. Cartoons of the A.E.F. booklet. VFM-240 (oversize)
Walters, Charles C. Several letters written while in encampment in VA, 1862. ALS-7pp. VFM-159.
Warner, Stephen H. Memorial Fund. Memorandums. 1 Nov 1971 - 27 Mar 1972. TMsS- 3pp. Correspondence between Mrs. Esther Warner and Robert Butler, Director of Development at
Warthen, George S. English Professor, 1924-1954. A notebook containing an alphabetical listing of works and their categories. AMs-75pp. VFM-160.
Washington, George. Three letters from Washington, two of them originals. 1779, 1797, 1799. ALS-4pp. VFM-161
Wayne, John. Letter selecting his choices for Spectrum Queen. 26 Jan 1968. TLS-1pp. VFM-162.
Webster, Daniel. Letter declining an invitation to speak on July 4, 1835 at PA College, also includes a signed engraving. 2 June 1834. ALS, PS-2pp. VFM-163.
Weidensall floor plans. Plans drawn up by David Lynch & Associates, Architects. MS-7 pp. Location: College History VFM-231
Weiser, Fred. Class of 1957. Letter written to Prof. Michael Birkner describes various details about the Eisenhowers in
Weston, Sarah. Notebook about economics. 1819. Location: College History VFM-348
Whitney, Eli. Photocopies and transcriptions of correspondence letters between Whitney and Washington, Madison, Randolph, and Jefferson. 1793-1794. MS-22pp. VFM-165.
Wile, Luther George. Class of 1869. Autograph book. Signatures and notes from friends and faculty. A.N.s. Location: College History VFM-350
Wilkie, Wendell L. Letter from Wilkie and Republican political advertisement from 1940, promoting Wilkie for President. TLS-13pp. VFM-164.
Willner, Jan. "Reminiscences of Steve Warner and life with his family in 1963/64" ca. 2004. 1 D-3pgs. Also includes email from Arthur Amchan to
Witherow, Lester Stuart. Grade card sent to the parents of L.S. Witherow reporting his grades for his first semester junior year in 1912. An explanation of the grading system is provided on the reverse side. The card is signed by Clyde B. Stover, Registrar. In addition to the grades, the card reports the number of excused and unexcused absences from class, church, and chapel. After graduating from the College in 1914, Witherow taught school 1914-1917, served in the U.S. Army during 1917-1918, completed the program for the M.D. in 1923 at the University of Pennsylvania, and practiced medicine in Harrisburg, PA. C 1p. VFM-393
Wolf, Simon Stine. Autograph book. Signatures and notes from friends and faculty. 1861. A.N.s. Location: College History. VFM-347
Woman's General League of
Woman’s Home Companion. Booklet, “The Lieutenant and the Maid,” a featurette of the Woman’s Home Companion, ca 1945; Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. MS 32 pp. VFM-406
Wood, William W. "The Apple Industry of Adams County," thesis submitted for a Master of Science at
World War II Personal Narratives. Copies of correspondence between Jong Kuet Tsze and Warren Smith. 1936-1946. MS-164pp. VFM-166.
Wyeth, Andrew N. Letter from Wyeth to Pres. Hanson declining an invitation to receive an honorary degree from
Y.M.C.A. Records, letters, and minutes of the YMCA of PA College 1867-1872. MS-188pp. VFM-168.
Y.W.C.A. World War I Brochure. Brochure, “Our American Girls,” prepared by The War Work Council of the National Board of the Young Women’s Christian Association, October 23, 1917. The purpose of the brochure was to describe an international program of the Y.W.C.A. for work among women and girls in communities adjoining United States army training camps and mobilization centers, in munitions factories employing female workers, and in foreign countries affected by war. MS 6 pp. VFM-407
Young, John Mumma. Memoirs of John Mumma Young 1845-1931. Graduated PA College in 1865, also served in the Civil War. MS-40pp. VFM-169.
Zigarella, James. World War II letter with envelope from Cpl. James (Bud) Zigarella, Co. A, 138th Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Giessen, Germany to his family in Springdale, PA (August 11, 1945). The letter describes a furlough to Paris, explains the service rating point system for discharge from the army, and chronicles the movements and actions of the his unit since leaving the U. S. on November 10, 1944. ALS 5 pp. VFM-408
Zimmerman, Jeremiah. Diary and transcription, which describes his trip to
Zimmerman, Jeremiah. Letter to librarian John Knickerbocker with his donation of several campaign materials from the 1860 election. 2 Feb. 1933. TLS-4pp. VFM-201.
Zimmerman, Jeremiah. Correspondence between Dr. Jeremiah Zimmerman and John H. Knickerbocker, February 1930 - April 1932, regarding some of the many gifts that Zimmerman gave to the library at Gettysburg College. Included is a detailed listing of some of the artifacts acquired during 10 years of foreign travel, including a trip of 28 months around the world. The collection contains a portion of an article written by Dr. Zimmerman from a 1933 edition of The Lutheran magazine in which he describes some of the highlights of his foreign travel. ALS 7pp. TDS 7pp. DfL 1p. C 1p. D 1p mem. 3pp. VFM-396 [For more information about his travels see VFM-170, about some specific gifts to the college see VFM-201 and 202, about his life and roll as an important benefactor of the college see Vertical File-Zimmerman]
Zimmerman, Leander. Booklets by Zimmerman: "Love Faileth Not", "In the Bright Beyond", "Life Abundant", "Leaves for Healing", and "My Philosophy and History". Also includes newspaper obituary "Dr. Zimmerman to Lie in State in
Zweizig, Benjamin D. Two grade reports for Benjamin D. Zweizig showing his academic performance in course work in the Preparatory Department and during his freshman year at Pennsylvania College. The Preparatory Department report is dated April 1851 and signed by M.L. Stoever, Principal of the Preparatory Department. The Pennsylvania College report is dated April 21, 1853 and signed by H.L. Baugher, President of the College. Zweizig earned his B.A. degree with the class of 1856; taught school while studying theology privately; and served as a Lutheran clergyman in the Reading, PA area 1859-1903. D 2pp. VFM-394