William C. Wright Fund for Special Collections

William C. Wright Fund for Special Collections


Special Collections

About the Donor

William C. Wright, Class of 1961, was a longtime friend of Musselman Library.  He donated his substantial collection of Civil War books and related materials to the library.  Additionally and established an endowment to support Special Collections activities and purchases. 

Wright  is remembered professionally for his role as a public historian.  He worked as the associate director of the New Jersey Historical Commission, and served for more than a decade as the state archivist of New Jersey. 

Wright passed away on March 11, 2021.  His visits to Gettysburg College were always times of good fellowship, and the exchange of information about what might be “out there” that Special Collections might need or want.  He was a philanthropist in the truest sense.

More Information

Read more about Bill Wright in the Spring 2021 Friends of the Library Newsletter, p.40.

Donate to the Wright Fund