Reynolds Family Papers 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 Reynolds dating 1824-1845 and between William Reynolds and sisters Harriot, Eleanor and brother James, 1853-1877. Further letters by William Reynolds from the 1838-1842 U.S. Exploring Expedition letters are available transcribed in print in Voyage to the Southern Ocean by Anne Hoffman Cleaver and E. Jeffrey Stann.

Franklin & Marshall Founding Documents

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.

Franklin & Marshall Archives Film Collection

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.

Elizabethtown College Digital Media

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.

Brethren Books

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 who trace their origin to the baptism near Schwarzenau, Germany in 1708.

Alice Marshall Women’s History Collection

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 books and pamphlets (many of them rare), over 400 periodical titles (magazines and newspapers), and thousands of other materials—sheet music, diaries, posters, postcards, photographs, buttons (relating to wars, political campaigns, and social issues), book and magazine illustrations, advertisements, broadsides, trade cards, fashion plates, manuscript letters and documents, and more.

Sallie Bolton Letters, 1855-1863

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.

Frantz Family Letters, 1883

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.

Church of the Brethren Photograph Collection

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 1890 to 1915. These photographs were taken by J.G. Francis, a leader in the founding of Elizabethtown College and a minister of the Church of the Brethren in eastern Pennsylvania.

Slavery & Abolition in the United States

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 first person narratives, legal proceedings and decisions, anti-slavery tracts, religious sermons, and early secondary works.  The publications are all drawn from the holdings of the Millersville University Library and the Dickinson College Library, as well as each of their respective Special Collections Departments.  The collection includes more than 24,000 individual pages of printed text and corresponding searchable transcriptions. This online resource is made freely available to the public, and we hope that providing these rare and important research materials will enhance teaching and learning, at all levels of instruction, about this complex issue.

Franklin and Marshall College Student Newspapers

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)