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Samuel Marsteller Roeder Papers

Identifier: MS 017


This collection includes the diaries of S.M. Roeder kept while he was a student at Franklin and Marshall College (1872 - 1876) and a student at the Seminary (1876-1878). These diaries are useful in documenting student life in Lancaster during that time period.


  • 1866-1930,
  • Majority of material found within 1872-1876


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication may be restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..


.25 Linear feet (.5 box)

Language of Materials



Collection: Organized into folders corresponding to type of material.

Ownership and Custodial History

The Samuel Roeder papers were presented to Franklin and Marshall in 1989 by Dorothy Nace Thorpe, the grandaughter of Roeder.

Related Archival Materials

Records of Franklin and Marshall College (RG 1- RG 15): Custodian--Archives and Special Collections: Address--Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Country--USA..

Publications About Described Materials

Tharpe, Dorothy Nace, ed. "Diaries of a 19th Century College Man: Samuel Marsteller Roeder, 1851-1936.".

Processing Information

Processing completed c.1989.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States