A collection of rare children’s chapbooks, temperance pamphlets, confession literature, and other fascinating historical materials.
George McIlvain’s personal diary of the trip, accompanied by his mother Mary Porter McIlvain, along Pennsylvania Canal (and other waterways) from Williamstown, Lancaster County, PA to Paoli Indiana, April 8 to May 30, 1835. Diary contains itinerary, expenses, and observations. Diary is part of larger Muench Family papers collection. George Duffield McIlvain was born on … Continue reading George McIlvain Diary, 1835
The Franklin and Marshall College newspaper collection contains student newspapers published on campus beginning in 1873 through 2011. Titles and dates of coverage include: College Days (1873-1876, 1878-1879) The F&M Weekly (March 18, 1891- May 27, 1915) The Student Weekly (September 16, 1915- March 11, 1964) College Reporter (March 17, 1964 – February 28, 2011)
See images and photos of Millersville’s campus from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
Check out student and campus life at Millersville from 1923 through 1992 when the student newspaper was called The Tipster. In 1993, the name was changed to The Snapper, for students who broke the rules to talk with each other. Coverage ends in 2013.
The College Archives Films Collection contains footage from digitized black and white and color film reels. The films span the 1920s to 1940s. Subjects include: commencements, convocations, alumni reunions, building construction and dedications, athletics, campus scenes, ceremonies, events, views of students and faculty, etc.
Browse postcards of Millersville from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century, featuring campus photographs and handwritten notes to friends and family members.
Miscellaneous digitized audio and visual recordings from Elizabethtown College’s High Library. Recordings include Shakespeare lectures by Dr. Ralph Schlosser (1965-1966), Anthropologist Margaret Mead lecture and news conference (1972-10-05), Astronaut Scott Carpenter speech (1986-02-05), Elizabethtown College Commencement (1943), oral histories, and more.
Founded in 1864, the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer had become by the 1880s the leading daily in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a crusading opposition publication in a city beset with growing pains. It was already one of the oldest continuous newspapers in the state and nation, and by this time it had transformed itself from primarily a political organ … Continue reading Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (1880-1890)
The F&M Founding Documents contains digitized versions of original documents and later copies of documents related to the founding of Franklin College and Marshall College as well as their incorporation as Franklin and Marshall College.
Listen to oral histories collected from members of the university and Lancaster community. This collection includes transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews.
Explore correspondence of the Frantz family of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, including letters from Letitia Frantz while she was a student at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
The Lancaster Farmer began publication as a monthly journal in 1869 under the auspices of the Lancaster County Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Volumes 1-16 were digitized and published on the Internet Archive by Lancaster History, in partnership with Lyrasis and the Sloan Foundation.
Slavery and Abolition in the US: Select Publications of the 1800s is a digital collection of books and pamphlets that demonstrate the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States as expressed by Americans throughout the nineteenth century. The works in this collection reflect arguments on both sides of the slavery debate and include … Continue reading Slavery & Abolition in the United States
The Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive is the gateway to the Commonwealth’s historical full-text searchable newspaper database. Newspaper titles and holdings are continually added as they become available from all 67 counties stretching back to our colonial roots to the present. Newspapers can be browsed by title, date, or county.
Sallie Bolton was a student and then faculty member at Millersville from 1855-1857. Investigate this collection to find out more about her life at Millersville through letters written home to her mother and aunt, as well as an autograph album signed by students, faculty, administrators and friends.
The Alice Marshall Women’s History Collection, part of the Penn State Harrisburg Library’s Archives and Special Collections, consists of literary, graphic, and manuscript materials dealing with the issues and individuals that comprised women’s history from the 15th century to the early 1980s. Compiled by Alice Kahler Marshall (1923-97), the collection encompasses all areas of women’s lives and includes 7,000 … Continue reading Alice Marshall Women’s History Collection
The Reynolds Family Papers digital collection features the correspondence of brothers William and John Fulton Reynolds of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The digital collection includes letters from William Reynolds to sister Lydia Moore Reynolds dated 1834 to 1838, prior to his departure with the U.S. Exploring Expedition. It also includes letters between William Reynolds and father John … Continue reading Reynolds Family Papers Collection
Illuminated Manuscript written on finely prepared vellum in an excellent upright Dutch liturgical script, 18 lines to the page set on rules in brown ink. Written on 177 leaves in single column, most pricking preserved at extreme margins; the collation has proven very difficult to work out due to the tightness of the re–backing of … Continue reading South Netherland Book of Hours
The Brethren Books digital collections include contributions from High Library at Elizabeth Town College to the Brethren Digital Archive at the Internet Archive. The Mission of the Brethren Digital Archives is to digitize some or all of the periodicals produced from the beginning of publication to the year 2000 by each of the Brethren bodies … Continue reading Brethren Books
The Church of the Brethren Photograph collection consists of more than 500 mostly black-and-white photographs of meeting houses and churches in eastern Pennsylvania, historic sites, gravestones, portraits, and nursing homes associated with the Church. The photographs date from the 1890s to the present. A subset of the collection includes images from 200 glass-plate negatives dating from … Continue reading Church of the Brethren Photograph Collection