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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-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-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...

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: mc 2013.02.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.

ID card, 1944 (Box 1, folder 26)
1943-1998

This collection is composed of photocopies of the papers of Ralph L. Minker, Jr., Class of 1947. These papers, currently held at the Historical Society of Delaware, pertain to Minker's service as a bomber pilot in World War II. These items...

Illustration, undated (Box 1, folder 17)
c.1930-1958

This collection is comprised mainly of The Spirit of Britain and Pictorial Shakespeare, two examples of illustrated manuscripts by artist Montagu Frank Modder. Also included are miscellaneous drawings of literary and historical...

Booklet, 1917 (Box 1, folder 9)
1917-1966

The Fred Loomis Mohler collection contains articles written by Mohler and his colleagues that reflect their scientific research. The Writings-Mohler series consists of articles written by Fred Loomis Mohler. These documents focus on his...

Location: MC 2002.5

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919, 1920-1939, 1940-1959, 1960-1979

Collection Inventory: mc2002.05.pdf

Magazine cover, 1966 (Box 2, folder 10)
1913-2000

The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts of Marianne Moore (1887-1972), the famous American poet. The letters generally discuss her literary work, but some personal business is included as well. Manuscript copies of several of...

Letter, 1932 (Box 1, folder 33)
1869-1934

Julia Morgan (1891-1948), Class of 1911, served as a medical missionary in China from approximately 1924 to 1941. This collection contains correspondence written primarily by Julia to her father, James Henry Morgan, during her time in China....

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