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19th Century German Spiritualism Collection

Identifier: 02281

Some correspondence in the collection is written by the American spiritualist Andrew Jackson Davis (1826 - 1910), author of The Principles of Nature, Her Divine Revelations, and a Voice to Mankind (1847) and 30 additional books.

Dates: 1845-1896

24th Infantry Regiment Japanese occupation family scrapbook

Identifier: 10016

Authorized by Congress in 1866 and activated on November 1, 1869, the 24th Infantry Regiment was one of four all-Black regiments created afteer the Civil War. The unit remained composed of Black enlisted men and mostly white officers until 1951 when it was disbanded during the Korean War. The military segregated Black troops and their families, causing the formation of tightly knit African American communities, and associations between calvary and infantry.

Dates: 1947-1949

41st WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) Post Headquarters Company, Camp Edwards (MA) photographs

Identifier: 10065

A collection of photographs following a young woman who served with the 41st WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) during World War II.

Dates: 1943-1945

1952 steel seizure case

Identifier: 01801

Nancy Dixon Bradford, the author of the thesis, was a graduate student at the University of Southern California.

Dates: 1967

1960s Film Posters collection

Identifier: 09628

This collection consists of 122 film posters including one John O'Hara related poster.

Dates: 1957-1969

A Few Good Women Oral History collection

Identifier: 00001
Scope and Contents

These oral history interviews and related papers are the product of the A Few Good Women: Advancing the cause for Women in Government, 1969-1974 oral history project initiated by the Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin in 1995. The collection consists primarily of oral history recordings, interview transcripts, project documention, photographs, and related papers donated by the interviewees documenting high-ranking women working in the Nixon administration.

Dates: 1937-2018

A. Howry Espenshade papers

Identifier: 00279

A. Howry Espenshade came to Pennsylvania State College in 1898 as an instructor of rhetoric and elocution. He was appointed professor in 1917, served as registrar from 1909 to 1923, and retired in 1937 with emeritus rank.

Dates: 1911-1947

A. J. Thompson Civil War diary

Identifier: 01811
Abstract Alonzo. J. Thompson, a native of Newport, Herkimer County, New York, was a soldier in the American Civil War and served as a part of Battery H, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Army of the Potomac. The diary is an account of a soldier's daily life from 1861 to 1863, and includes a list of generals under which Thompson's unit served; hand-drawn sketches of rivers, construction supports, surveys, and artillery trajectory, with corresponding calculations; and daily notations concerning weather,...
Dates: 1861-1863

A. William Hajjar architectural drawings

Identifier: 09399

Architectural drawings by A. William Hajjar, Professor of Architecture at the The Pennsylvania University in the 1950s and 1960s. Contains approximately 800 architectural drawings and plans representing over 50 residential and commercial projects primarily in the State College, Pa., region. Drawings and details pertaining to the construction of Air Walls in buildings is also included in the collection.

Dates: 1939-1979

Aaronsburg Story, Inc. records

Identifier: 00753

Aaronsburg Story, Inc was organized by Aaronsburg residents in 1949; it hosted speaker events in rural Pennsylvania in 1949 and 1953 that drew tens of thousands to hear distinguished speakers. This collection documents the activities and events organized by Aaronsburg Story, Inc. to promote civil rights and religious understanding. Records include correspondence, event planning files, fund-raising, publicity, and photographs.

Dates: 1949-1956

Abbie H. Cromer papers

Identifier: 00220

Abbie H. Cromer was appointed as the first curator of the Penn State Room in 1946. She worked extensively in building the Penn State Collection, gathering source materials and writing primarily about the university's founders and campus landmarks.

Dates: 1950-1953

Adam J. Sorkin correspondence

Identifier: 10014

Adam J. Sorkin is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University Brandywine English Department. Sorkin began his career with a specialization in American literature and culture; however, his scholarhip is focused on the translation of Romanian works of poetry.

Dates: 1982-1992

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer's comrade

Identifier: 02567

Mark Twain, whose original name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was a noted American satirist and writer. He is best known for his novels The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Fin.

Dates: 1885

Advertisements for household items, medicines, land, and other materials

Identifier: 02796

The collection consists of 26 items, including: advertisements, flyers, brochures, and cards.

Dates: circa 1868-1917

Advertising volvelles

Identifier: 09990

This collection of volvelles consists primarily of mid-20th century advertising ephemera for American and European companies.

Dates: circa 1900-2014

A.E. Bye papers

Identifier: 00141
Abstract Arthur Edwin Bye, Jr. received a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from the Pennsylvania State University in 1942. One of his earliest projects was designing a woodland landscape for the Reisley house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville, NY. Mr. Bye published several books, most notably Art into Landscape, Landscape into Art, filled with photographs, many of his own works, framing landscaped views both natural and man made that he thought successful. This collection of...
Dates: 1930- 2000

AFL-CIO records

Identifier: 00755
Dates: 1946-1985

African American artists exhibit announcements

Identifier: 03516

The collection consists of exhibit announcements and exhibition catalogs for several artists.

Dates: 1927-1982

African American church programs for Annual Women's Day collection

Identifier: 10026

Programs for the Annual Women's Day, held on a rotational basis at various demoninations of Black churches in Chester, Marcus Hook, and Linwood in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1922-1948

African American soldiers in Hawaii photograph album

Identifier: 09819

The 372nd Infantry Regiment was part of an early experiment at army integration.

Dates: 1945

African-American Soldiers in World War I scrapbook

Identifier: 10019

The African-American Soldiers in World War I scrapbook preserves the full list of names and assignments of "colored officers ofrr the National Army who qualified for commissions" from Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, assigned to duty "with colored troops" at Camp Meade, Annapolis and other camps in the Northeast.

Dates: circa 1891-1920

African photographs collection

Identifier: 00756

This collection consists of approximately 575 loose photographs and postcards, 3 albums, and various maps, relating primarily to the Congo Free State and the Belgian Congo, with images of indigenous Africans, missionaries, colonial towns and buildings, landscapes, native animals, and ships. There is also a small group of materials on British troops in German East Africa in 1916.

Dates: circa 1880-1916

Agricultural engineering history collection

Identifier: 09725
Abstract The Agricultural engineering collection includes a variety of publications relating to historical agricultural equipment and agricultural engineering. This collection includes informational material published by land-grant univeristies, extension programs, United States government, and Penn State University. It also includes sales material such as catalogs and sales sheets published by various manufactures. The material in this collection was collected by two Penn...
Dates: 1888-2005; Majority of material found within 1920-1955

Al Hurwitz papers

Identifier: 00467
Abstract This collection of personal papers of Albert Hurwitz consists primarily of international children's graphic-artwork representing the United States, Egypt, England, France, Finland, Guatemala, Israel, Iran, India, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Taiwan, USSR, China, Hungary, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Australia, Armenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Brazil, Cyprus, Czech Republic, and Barbuda. Some themes explored in the work are: Noah's Ark, War...
Dates: 1940-1995

Alan Brownjohn collection of the Poetry Society

Identifier: 05825

British poet Alan Brownjohn served as an officer of the membership-based Poetry Society in London which promotes the study, use and enjoyment of poetry, and publishes The Poetry Review.

Dates: 1970-1993

Alan Brownjohn papers

Identifier: 02616

Alan Brownjohn, novelist, critic, poet, translator and editor, was born in 1931 in London, England. He graduated from Merton College, Oxford University, in 1953 and published his first collection of poems, The Railings, in 1961. He has continued to write and publish widely.

Dates: 1940-2010

Alan Derickson research interviews concerning black lung disease

Identifier: 01759

Alan Derickson (1948-), a professor at the Pennsylvania State University, published Black Lung: Anatomy of a Public Health Disaster (1998).

Dates: 1989-1994

Alan Derickson Western Mining Microfilm collection

Identifier: 01522

Alan Derickson was professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations at Pennsylvania State University from 1987 to 1999. He then held a joint appointment with the Department of History and published extensively on health issues of miners.

Dates: 1880-1935

Alan L. McLeod papers

Identifier: 09527

This collection contains correspondence and academic research materials from former professor of English Alan McLeod. Individuals represented in the collection include Cheddi Jagan, Jan Christiaan Smuts, Cyril Dabydeen, Nathaniel Lee, and Rex Warner.

Dates: 1945-2001

Albert A. Anderson, Jr. papers

Identifier: 06448

Albert A. Anderson, Jr. (1938- ), joined the Penn State art education faculty in 1972, headed the program from 1987 to 1989, and retired in 1999.

Dates: 1896-1997; Majority of material found within 1965-1980