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Ms-040: Woman’S League Of Gettysburg College, Katherine C. Gallup Dec 2002

Ms-040: Woman’S League Of Gettysburg College, Katherine C. Gallup

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This collection reflects and records almost a century of Gettysburg College history, and the first women's--only organization officially affiliated with and recognized by the college. It is also a prime example of the kinds of activities and movements that were occurring during the Progressive Era in Pennsylvania and the United States. The collection consists of board minutes, minutes from numerous leagues, loose correspondence, convention programs, banquet programs, registrar's reports, treasurer's reports, treasurer's ledger books, handbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, and "Golden Books", volumes of calligraphy pages honoring League donors, service men and women, grandchildren and the like. The ...


The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces Of An American Icon, Gabor Boritt Nov 2002

The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces Of An American Icon, Gabor Boritt

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

Nearly a century and a half after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains an intrinsic part of the American consciousness, yet his intentions as president and his personal character continue to stir debate.

Now, in The Lincoln Enigma, Gabor Boritt invites renowned Lincoln scholars, and rising new voices, to take a look at much-debated aspects of Lincoln's life, including his possible gay relationships, his plan to send blacks back to Africa, and his high-handed treatment of the Constitution. Boritt explores Lincoln's proposals that looked to a lily-white America. Jean Baker marvels at Lincoln's loves and marriage. David Herbert ...


Ms-038: Pen And Sword Society Papers, Christine M. Ameduri Sep 2002

Ms-038: Pen And Sword Society Papers, Christine M. Ameduri

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The purpose of the Pen and Sword Society was, and is today, to honor those, who by their energy and successful efforts in furthering the prestige of the College in the past, show that they are willing and capable of exerting themselves in a special manner in the interest and welfare of the Alma Mater in the future. The collection consists of the official records of the Society between 1904 and 1943.

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The Presidency Of Charles E. Glassick, 1977-1989: An Appraisal, Michael J. Birkner Sep 2002

The Presidency Of Charles E. Glassick, 1977-1989: An Appraisal, Michael J. Birkner

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

On August 1, 1977 Charles Glassick assumed his duties as president of Gettysburg College. With the 25th anniversary of that event approaching, it seemed appropriate to take stock of Glassick's accomplishments. This was an eventful presidency for Gettysburg, as the college began to identify itself less as a worthy, but modest, Lutheran institution of higher learning than as a national liberal arts college. The process of embracing a new identity was not always smooth, but under Glassick's leadership the college prospered. Gettysburg in 1989 remained committed as always to the liberal arts mission it had long espoused, but ...


Ms-037: The Papers Of Richard A. Arms, Jennifer Chesney Aug 2002

Ms-037: The Papers Of Richard A. Arms, Jennifer Chesney

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This collection represents an interesting variety of research materials in the area of theatre arts. The majority of the plays in Series I date to the midnineteenth century and include details from professional productions of the time. Series II contains playbills from numerous Broadway shows, many from the original productions, as well as souvenir books from famous turn-of-the-century actors. Series III consists of the promptbooks of shows produced in the 1970's by the Players Repertory Theatre of Harrisburg, PA, of which Anthony Arms, a nephew of Richard Arms, was a member.

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Interview With Salvatore Ciolino, July 9, 2002, Salvatore Ciolino, Michael J. Birkner Jul 2002

Interview With Salvatore Ciolino, July 9, 2002, Salvatore Ciolino, Michael J. Birkner

Oral Histories

Salvatore Ciolino was interviewed on July 9, 2002 by Michael Birkner about his time at Gettysburg College when Charles Glassick was president. He discussed his position as director of Financial Aid during the 1970's-1980's.

Length of Interview: 73 minutes

Collection Note: This oral history was selected from the Oral History Collection maintained by Special Collections & College Archives. Transcripts are available for browsing in the Special Collections Reading Room, 4th floor, Musselman Library. GettDigital contains the complete listing of oral histories done from 1978 to the present. To view this list and to access selected digital versions please ...


Ms-036: Radical Pamphlets, 1965 – 1975, Christine M. Ameduri Apr 2002

Ms-036: Radical Pamphlets, 1965 – 1975, Christine M. Ameduri

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This collection is divided into two sections. Radical Pamphlets, consists of pamphlets on broad topics such as labor, communism, ecology, poverty, racism and women’s rights. The second series is the Peace Movement and consists of pamphlets, papers, newspaper clippings and correspondence dealing with the Vietnam Conflict and Peace Movement in the United States compiled by David Mozes, a friend of Scott, Nancy and Jim Scott, and Michael J. Hobor, Class of 1969.

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Ms-043: George Washington Beidelman Collection, Kevin D. Luy Apr 2002

Ms-043: George Washington Beidelman Collection, Kevin D. Luy

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The George W. Beidelman Collection holds its most significant information in letters written by George to his father, Jacob. In these letters, George shares his political opinions, religious beliefs, and camp-life descriptions. The core of the collection is the correspondence from August 1, 1862 until November 18, 1862, in which George writes diary-like entries to his father, recounting each day’s activities. Accounts of the fighting at Ball’s Bluff and Fredericksburg are the most detailed battle descriptions. However, the collection’s strength is in George’s astute observations regarding camp life and the political aspects of the war.

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Ms-018: Robert W. Koons Collection, Christine M. Ameduri Feb 2002

Ms-018: Robert W. Koons Collection, Christine M. Ameduri

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Robert W. Koons graduated from Gettysburg College in 1943 with an A.B. in English, earned a B.D. from Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1946 and a D.D. from Susquehanna University in 1958. While a student at Gettysburg College he served at various times as President of the Student Christian Association, Literary Editor of the Mercury, Corresponding Secretary of the Pre-Ministerial Association and Treasurer of Delta Phi Alpha and was a member of various other campus organizations. He received Highest Class Honors in his Freshman and Junior years and Class Honors in his sophomore year.

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Ms-019: Donald F. Lybarger Collection, Class Of 1919, Christine M. Ameduri Feb 2002

Ms-019: Donald F. Lybarger Collection, Class Of 1919, Christine M. Ameduri

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This collection consists of an unbound class memorial which has been kept in its original order. The original letters have been removed for archival preservation and replaced with copies. Almost all letters are written from Gettysburg College students stationed in stateside military training camps between 1917 and 1919 and addressed to Lybarger or "Brothers of Phi Sigma." A scrapbook kept by Lybarger while a student at Gettysburg between 1914-1919 includes photographs, programs, dance cards and other college memorabilia.

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Thomas Barton's November 8, 1756 Report To The Society For The Propagation Of The Gospel In Foreign Parts Jan 2002

Thomas Barton's November 8, 1756 Report To The Society For The Propagation Of The Gospel In Foreign Parts

Adams County History

This is a transcript of Thomas Barton's report to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1756,

"It gives me a real concern that I have never been able to send you any Account since I enter'd upon my Mission till now. Our Distresses Here have been such, that in short, I knew not what to write or what to do: These Considerations will I hope still support me in your Esteem, & incline the Honorable Society to Pardon me. - As I intend to be the more particular now, to atone for my past Silence; I foresee a long Letter, & must therefore bespeak your Indulgence.-

After a short & very agreeable Passage, I arriv'd at Philadelphia about the 16th of April 1755; And immediately wrote to the People of Huntington, who came generously with their Waggons, & brought away my Effects.- As soon as I settled my Affairs & visited my Friends, I set out for this Place about the latter End of May; where I was ...


Journal Of An Expedition To The Ohio, Commanded By His Excellency Brigadier-General Forbes In The Year Of Our Lord 1758 Jan 2002

Journal Of An Expedition To The Ohio, Commanded By His Excellency Brigadier-General Forbes In The Year Of Our Lord 1758

Adams County History

This is a transcript of the daily journal of the expedition, as written by John Forbes in 1758.

"Friday, 7th of July, receiv'd the Governor's Commission appointing me Chaplain to the 3d Battalion of the Pennsylvania Regiment, commanded by Colonel Mercer; with a Letter from the Secretary apologizing for my not having the Preference of the other two.-

Wednesday, July 12th. Set off from my own House in York County, & reach'd Carlisle that Night, where I receiv'd the General's Letter, with an invitation to attend the Troops under his Command; & promising me his Protection & Encouragement.-" [excerpt]


Introduction To Reverend Thomas Barton's Letter Of November 8, 1756 And Forbes Expedition Journal Of 1758, James P. Myers Jr. Jan 2002

Introduction To Reverend Thomas Barton's Letter Of November 8, 1756 And Forbes Expedition Journal Of 1758, James P. Myers Jr.

Adams County History

When western York county became Adams county in the year 1800, the area already possessed something of a recorded history reaching back into the late 1730s. Principally in the form of documents relating to administrative, legal, and land-claim issues, these official papers provide us today with valuable evidence of the county's early settlers-who came, when they arrived, where they settled, and occasionally how they got along, or did not get along, with one another and with the colonial Penn government, and later with that of the new state erected during the Revolution. In its earliest period, these documents offer ...


The Benjamin Loan Mills, Barbara Senier, John Senier Jan 2002

The Benjamin Loan Mills, Barbara Senier, John Senier

Adams County History

Although there was a time when the Benjamin Loan Mills were alive with activity, those days are now gone. They ended a century ago when the gristmill and the sawmill closed in 1901 after yet another fire. When the smoke cleared, Christian Deardorff, the mills' last owner, may have sighed with relief, for he had been trying sporadically to sell the mills for thirteen years, ever since he had rebuilt them after an earlier fire. In 1901, when again faced with fire-damaged mills, Deardorff decided not to rebuild them. In doing so, he also closed the last chapter in the ...


Adams County History 2002 Jan 2002

Adams County History 2002

Adams County History

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Holland's Informants: The Construction Of Josiah Holland's 'Life Of Abraham Lincoln', Allen C. Guelzo Jan 2002

Holland's Informants: The Construction Of Josiah Holland's 'Life Of Abraham Lincoln', Allen C. Guelzo

Civil War Era Studies Faculty Publications

Abraham Lincoln's coffin had lain in the receiving vault in Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery for less than three weeks when a dapper, walrus-mustachioed New Englander stepped off the train and checked into Springfield's St. Nicholas Hotel. He was Josiah Gilbert Holland, one-time editor (and still part owner) of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Republican, a nationally popular writer of advice books, and (what would turn out to be most memorably) part of a small circle of admirers and encouragers of an unknown Amherst poet named Emily Dickinson. None of those attributes, however, provided the slightest qualification for the task ...


Nación, Colonialismo, Y Modernidad En La Declaración De Independencia Del Perú (1821), Alvaro Kaempfer Jan 2002

Nación, Colonialismo, Y Modernidad En La Declaración De Independencia Del Perú (1821), Alvaro Kaempfer

Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Faculty Publications

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Front Matter Jan 2002

Front Matter

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

Includes title page and table of contents.


A Majestic Presence: A Study Of The Development Of The Majestic Theater In Gettysburg, Jay Gallagher, Kelly Burnham, Nancy Moll Jan 2002

A Majestic Presence: A Study Of The Development Of The Majestic Theater In Gettysburg, Jay Gallagher, Kelly Burnham, Nancy Moll

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

In an era of collective entertainment, before private home entertainment systems, people sought amusement within their communities. One aspect of this community entertainment, the theater, offered a social gathering place. Theaters provided an important dual role for the community—both for entertainment and also a certain amount of public service. Theaters in the 1920s and 1930s, in small towns such as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, served a much different purpose than they do today, with a more prominent and more important role within society. In the 1920s and 1930s, Gettysburg had several theaters. The two most prominent were the Majestic and the ...


Abigail And Mercy, Amber Moulton Jan 2002

Abigail And Mercy, Amber Moulton

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

The study of history, by its nature, is constantly evolving, as contemporary society reestablishes values and examines history under a new scope of social priorities. During this process of historical evolution, it is not events alone that take on new importance, but also the portrayal of historical figures themselves, personalities and influences changing from biography to biography over the years. Such has been the case with the historical Abigail Adams, best known for her well-preserved and archived correspondence with her husband, the Revolutionary Founding Father John Adams, among many other acquaintances. Abigail Adams has been portrayed in a number of ...


The Tavern In Colonial America, Steven Struzinski Jan 2002

The Tavern In Colonial America, Steven Struzinski

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

The tavern in Colonial America, or the “ordinary” as it was referred to in Puritan Massachusetts, was a staple in the social, political, and travel lives of colonial citizens from very early in this country’s existence. Samuel Cole in Boston opened the first tavern on March 4, 1634. It was not long before the demand and necessity for taverns in New England, and throughout the colonies, was overwhelming. In 1656 the General Court of Massachusetts held towns accountable with fines if they did not sustain an ordinary.


"God Moves In A Mysterious Way": Public Discourse On Providence And The Battle Of Gettysburg, Sarah Marie Andrews Jan 2002

"God Moves In A Mysterious Way": Public Discourse On Providence And The Battle Of Gettysburg, Sarah Marie Andrews

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

This study of public reaction to the Battle of Gettysburg in the context of the wider experience of the American Civil War focuses on the view of Providence in history and war. To that end, this study primarily utilizes documents which were part of the public discourse during the war. This includes two major groups of writings: newspaper editorials and articles and published sermons. This allows a view of the intersecting of religion with the secular world as well as patriotism within in the religious community. Collections from both the Union and the Confederacy have been accessed in an attempt ...


Gettysburg Historical Journal 2002 Jan 2002

Gettysburg Historical Journal 2002

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

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Letter From The Editor, Sarah Marie Andrews Jan 2002

Letter From The Editor, Sarah Marie Andrews

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

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Coercion Gone Wrong: Colonial Response To The Boston Port Act, Jared Peatman Jan 2002

Coercion Gone Wrong: Colonial Response To The Boston Port Act, Jared Peatman

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

On March 25, 1774, the British Parliament passed the Boston Port Act, closing Boston Harbor to commerce. The act was meant to force Boston into paying for tea dumped into the harbor four months earlier during the Boston Tea Party. Parliament believed that the colonies would not support Boston and it would be only a short time before Boston acquiesced and paid for the tea, reestablishing British authority in the colonies.1 They could not have been more wrong. The thirteen colonies were deeply disturbed by the Boston Port Act, and came together in a way that shocked Parliament. Rather ...


Kitchener's Volunteers, Peter Brauer Jan 2002

Kitchener's Volunteers, Peter Brauer

The Gettysburg Historical Journal

The fourth of August 1914 was a day of jubilation throughout Britain. German armies, numbering in the millions, had overrun Belgian border stations the previous day and were advancing unchecked across the frontier. As the morning progressed, a buzz of enthusiasm began to grow. News placards throughout Britain broadcast the news of the German invasion to the eager public from every street corner. Those British in the big cities were first to hear. From London to Birmingham, Manchester to Cardiff, and Edinburgh to Belfast, people gathered to hear the news. By noon, Trafalgar Square was packed end to end with ...


Ms-012: Robert Weidensall Collection, Christine M. Ameduri Jan 2002

Ms-012: Robert Weidensall Collection, Christine M. Ameduri

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Credited with establishing a YMCA branch on the Gettysburg College campus in 1867, Robert Weidensall (1836 - 1922) was elected the first national field secretary of the International Committee of the YMCA in 1868, a position which he held until his retirement in 1918.

The collection is almost exclusively comprised of materials relating to Weidensall's work with the International YMCA, much of it authored by himself. No personal information other than his employment history with the association is included.

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Ms-013: Karl Friedrich May Collection, Christine M. Ameduri Jan 2002

Ms-013: Karl Friedrich May Collection, Christine M. Ameduri

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Considered to be the most successful German author of all time with more than 100 million copies of his 70 plus adventure novels translated in over 30 different languages and sold world-wide.

This collection does not include any manuscripts or personal papers of May and is thought to have been separated previously from the Major General Charles Willoughby Collection (MS - 024.) The 2-volume typescript English translation of May's In the Desert was most likely done by Willoughby.

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Ms-016: Edmund Burke Papers (1729? - 1797), Christine M. Ameduri Jan 2002

Ms-016: Edmund Burke Papers (1729? - 1797), Christine M. Ameduri

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The collection consists of 9 letters written between 1762 and 1796 from Charles O'Hara, Joseph Herford, John Nobel, Lord Charlemont (James Caulfeild), Dorothy Silburn, Richard Champion, De Genouillae and Britannicus, one letter written by William Draper dated November 23, two undated notes in Burke's hand, one poem, "To a Mouse who was caught…", and one receipt for R. T. Doodsley, signed by Edmund Burke.

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Ms-017: Mervin R. Hamsher Papers, Christine M. Ameduri Jan 2002

Ms-017: Mervin R. Hamsher Papers, Christine M. Ameduri

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The Hamsher collection is divided into three series. Series I consists of personal correspondence between 1875 - 1969, from his father, Oliver C., sister, Elsie and brother Merle, his classmates from college and his classmate's children. It is the largest series in the collection. Series II consists of speeches, writings and papers Hamsher wrote while a student at Gettysburg College between 1902 and 1904. Series III is the smallest series, consisting of two folders of mostly miscellaneous, pamphlets, newsletters and church bulletins related to the Lutheran Church.

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