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Collections of college and personal papers, as well as a select number of individual documents, have been briefly described in entries available for browsing and searching on this site. All collection descriptions contain a representative image and a summary of the contents. Collection descriptions also include links to an inventory detailing the contents of the collection.

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LGBT-032 documents
2007-2014

This collection contains materials related to STUDS Magazine: Handsomely Beautiful Women, a Harrisburg, PA area magazine that was published, written, and designed by Lindsay Snowden and Shaashawn Dial-Snowden, with contributions from...

LGBT-033 items
undated, 1992, 1996, 2015

This collection contains newspaper clippings, posters, buttons, and gay bar matchbook covers. The news clippings document coverage of issues related to LGBT rights and activism in the LNP (Lancaster) newspaper...

LGBT-039 Documents
1998-2004

This collection contains newsletters published between 1998 and 2004 by the Lower Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Renaissance Education Association, Inc., a non-profit transgender support organization.   These...

LGBT-040 documents
circa 2000

These materials primarily pertain to the Bi-GLYAH and Common Roads organizations for LGBT youth. The collection contains t-shirts, an EQUALITY bracelet, and promotional materials from around 2000.

LGBT-041 artifact
1961-2015

These materials include photographs, artifacts, and documents regarding the life and activism of Sam Edmiston. Of note in this collection is a banner made for the Susquehanna Valley Gays United organization founded in...

LGBT-043 documents
1982-2008

The Paul Foltz Collection contains material dating from 1982-2008 and focuses primarily on the activities and performances of Lily White and Company, a local group of performers and female impersonators that raised money for HIV/AIDS programming...

LGBT-076 quilt
1992-1997

This collection documents the involvement of David Klinepeter and his wife Gloria in the AIDS Memorial Quilt Names Project and the overall AIDS crisis. After their son Daniel died from AIDS, David and his wife worked...

LGBT-077 documents
2018

The Keystone Conference is a program for transgender individuals and their allies that has been held annually in Pennsylvania since 2009. The items in this collection include publicity material distributed during the...

Location: LGBT-077

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 2000-2019

Collection Inventory: LGBT-077 Collection Inventory

LGBT History Project Logo
1993

This collection contains citizen correspondence requesting that the inclusion of “sexual orientation” in the City of York’s non-discrimination ordinance be put on the ballot for a public referendum. The correspondence...

LGBT-082 poster
1987

National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights poster - October 11, 1987

Location: LGBT-082

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1980-1999

Collection Inventory: LGBT-082 Collection Inventory

LGBT History Project Logo
1991-2018

These documents relate to Cindy Mitzel’s involvement in York Area Lambda, originally known as York Support. The collection consists primarily of news clippings related to efforts to hold a Gay Pride Week celebration in York, Pa in summer 1991.

Location: LGBT-083

Subject: LGBT History, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1980-1999, 2000-2019

Collection Inventory: LGBT-083 Collection Inventory

Certificate, 1861 (Box 1, folder 24)
1802-1890

The collection consists of correspondence, genealogical materials, legal materials, printed and scrapbook materials relating to George Burt Lincoln. Correspondents include Abner Doubleday, Horace Greeley, Julia Ward Howe, and Elizabeth Cady...

Photograph, 1887 (Photographs, folder 17)
circa 1860-1952

Zatae Longsdorff Straw (1866-1955) was the first woman graduate of Dickinson College as a member of the class of 1887; she went on to a successful career as a doctor and politician. The collection of her papers includes correspondence, printed...

Cup & saucer, c.1900 (Artifacts box 2, item 6)
c.1890-1895

The Elizabeth Anna Low collection contains fine china, glass plate positive photographs and other items donated by Elizabeth Anna Low, class of 1891.

Location: MC 2002.8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Artifacts and Objects, Photographs

Time Period: 1880-1899

Collection Inventory: mc2002.08.pdf

Minute book, 1832 (Box 1, folder 5)
1816-1838

George Armstrong Lyon was a Carlisle lawyer, bank president, Presbyterian elder, and a trustee of Dickinson College. Church affairs are the central concern of these papers, which include accounts of Lyon's hostile view of the Rev. George Duffield...

Transcript & tapes, 1979 (Box 1, folder 12; box 4, tapes 29 & 30)
1979

Lonna Malmsheimer collection consists of assorted newspaper articles, transcripts of interviews and audiotapes collected during her work with various other Dickinson College professors and students concerning the public reaction to the Three Mile...

Maps and Atlases Collection
1839-1873, 1900

These images were taken from just a few of the maps and atlases housed in the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections.

The sources include:

Thomas T. Smiley's Smiley’s Atlas for the Use of Schools and Families… (...

Location: Special Collections - Oversized

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Travel and Tourism

Format: Maps and Diagrams

Time Period: 1820-1839, 1840-1859, 1860-1879, 1900-1919

Collection Inventory:

Photograph, undated (Photographs, folder 16)
1915-1993

This collection primarily provides evidence of the personal and public life of Frank E. Masland Jr., environmentalist, preservationist, explorer, entrepreneur, author, and community leader.  Also found in this collection is correspondence from...

James Andrew McCauley - President, 1872-1888
1872-1888

The records contained in the President James Andrew McCauley record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, no personal papers or papers pertaining to McCauley’s time as a student are included in...

Autograph album, 1853 (Box 3, folder 04)
1853-1918

The collection consists of genealogical, financial, and scrapbook materials related to the McClintock and Wakeman families. Four ledgers concern research notes on George Washington. Also included in the collection are correspondence related to...

McClintock Family Photos - The Haven at Bay Head, New Jersey
1906-1918

These images date from 1906-1918 and are from a guestbook for The Haven located in Bay Head, New Jersey, an Atlantic coast resort town. The Haven was a summer home frequented by members of the McClintock and Longacre families. The book contains...

Location: MC 1999.12, B3, F6

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1900-1919

Collection Inventory:

Journal, c.1830 (Box 1, folder 1)
1825-1839

William C. McPherson graduated from Dickinson College in 1829 before beginning a life-long career as a physician. The collection is comprised of two diaries that contain entries dating from his college days, some notes from medical school...

Metzger Institute, Carlisle, PA
1881-1913

The records of Metzger Institute (Carlisle, PA) date from 1881 to 1913. They include catalogs and promotional materials, documentation of student grades and deportment, financial records, library circulation records, ephemera, and scrapbooks.

Virginia Irene Meyers Scrapbook
1928-1932

Virginia Irene Meyers graduated from Dickinson in 1932. This scrapbook documents her college experience from 1928-32. It includes coursework and grades, academic awards, Dickinson memorabilia, campus event programs, Pan-Hellenic rushing...

Location: MC 2013.2

Subject: Dickinson College Events, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Scrapbooks

Time Period: 1920-1939

Collection Inventory: mc2013.02.pdf

Watercolor, undated (Box 1, folder 8)
c.1955-1984

This collection is composed largely of artifacts which the Millers brought back from their nine year mission to Nepal, 1956-1965. Also included in the collection are a scrapbook, picture books of Nepal, and a Nepalese hymnal.

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