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.

George McIlvain Diary, 1835

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 February 22, 1811, in Lancaster County, PA the son of Robert McIlvain and Mary Porter (b. 1765?). He married Caroline Margaret Slaymaker on November 21, 1837. Their son Robert Porter McIlvaine was born January 12, 1839, died 1918. George ran a limestone quarry and lime kiln in Paradise Township, Lancaster County from about 1832 until he died on February 24, 1857.

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.

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)