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Robert L. Schaeffer Family Collection

Identifier: MS 048


This collection consists of archival documents formerly held by the College Gallery as part of the Robert L. Schaeffer collection. Most of the materials are family-related and/or of Pennsylvania-German cultural interest.


  • c.1850-1900.


Language of Material

Materials in English and German.

Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Biographical / Historical

Robert L. Schaeffer (1881-1965) -- Born in Fleetwood, PA, Robert Schaeffer graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1904 and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1908. Following graduation, he married Amelia Ochs (1914) and served for 57 years with the Allentown Hospital, most notably as Chief Surgeon from 1923 to 1960, and as a trustee of both the hospital and Franklin and Marshall from 1950 until his death in 1965.


.125 Linear feet (10 items)


Collection: Organized into folders by item.

Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was transferred to the Archives in 1988 by Carol Faill from the College Gallery. Mr. Schaeffer was an F & M Alumnus (1904) and Trustee from 1950 to 1965. Some of the materials are family-related or may have been collected by members of his family due to the material's Pennsylvania-German cultural interest. Most material seems to be of various origins.

Processing Information

Processing completed March 2000.

Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States