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 Record Group
Identifier: RG 10
Dates: 1871-present, undated

Albert Kerr Santee Papers

Identifier: MS 014

This collection contains essays written by Albert Kerr while he was a member of the class of 1926 at Franklin and Marshall College.

Dates: 1924-1925.

Alexander Corbett Collection of Theater Memorabilia

Identifier: MS 026

The Alexander Corbett Collection of Theater Memorabilia contains biographical materials, correspondence and photographs of actors and actresses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection was compiled by Alexander Corbett (1856-1935), a reporter and theater critic of the Boston Globe. The collection includes materials relating to Lillie Langtry, Sarah Bernhardt, Edwin Booth and Lillian Russell.

Dates: 1670-1960,; Majority of material found within 1870-1910


 Record Group
Identifier: RG 14
Scope and Contents Contains information on individual directors of college athletics, intercollegiate sports, intramurals, and physical education instruction at F&M./29 Marshall, Dr. William A. /28 Phillips, W. Roy /27 McGinness, George Grant /26 Sponaugle, Woodrow /25 Barr, John Shober /24 Bishop, William Austin /23 Mayser, Charles W. /22 Price, John B. /21 Dickson, Byron W. /20 McLauglin, D.C. /19 Bates, William Penn /18 Brown, Darid R. /17 Chalmers, John C. /16 Hedges, John /15 Outland, John...
Dates: 1884-present

B. F. Fackenthal Collection of Prints

Identifier: MS 049

This collection consists primarily of prints and engravings of prominent 18th and 19th century individuals removed from 18th through early 20th century publications. The images were collected by Franklin and Marshall College trustee Benjamin F. Fackenthal, Jr. and apparently organized by him between 1927 and 1931. The prints are organized into 7 volumes by size and are arranged in alphabetical order within each volume. Name indexes are available at the beginning of each volume.

Dates: c.1750-1931.

Benjamin Franklin Portrait Collection

Identifier: MS 027

This collection contains several engraved portraits of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) who donated 200 pounds and the use of his name to the establishment of a PA-German College in Lancaster PA in 1787. Franklin College later merged with Marshall College to form the modern Franklin and Marshall College.

Dates: c.1782-c.1850.

Bernard C. Wolff Papers

Identifier: MS 012

This collection contains correspondence written to Bernard C. Wolff by German Reformed ministers who were interested in and potential contributors to the union of Franklin and Marshall College. The bulk of the material dates from the year 1852. There are also a few letters written by Wolff to John Williamson Nevin in 1842.

Dates: 1841-1887,; Majority of material found in 1852

Bill Hutson Collection

Identifier: MS 073
Summary This collection documents the professional career of contemporary African-American artist Bill Hutson. It contains personal materials relating to Bill Hutson's career as a fine artist and teacher. As a fine artist, these items include resumes, prizes, fellowships, exhibitions, interviews, images of artwork, personal photographs, and sales. As a teacher, items include C.V.s, employment histories, contracts, course syllabi, guest lectures, bibliographies, and curated exhibitions. -- The bulk...
Dates: 1925-2016,; Majority of material found within 1970-2020

Broadsides of the German-American Imprint Collection

Identifier: MS 031

A component of the larger German-American Imprint Collection, this collection contains fine examples of printed broadsides including songs, scripture, allegories, created by Pennsylvania Germans in the Eastern Pennsylvania and New York region dating from the late-18th to late-19th centuries.

Dates: c.1800-1900; Majority of material found within 1850-1890

C. H. Martin Collection of Lincolniana

Identifier: MS 016
Summary This collection consists of biographical, commemorative, and pictorial material on Abraham Lincoln dating from ca. 1865 to the 1950s. Included are articles, pamphlets, postcards, facsimiles, memorabilia, prints, advertising, and news clippings containing information about, or commemorating Lincoln. The collection is particularly strong in Lincoln iconography and lore. Also included is personal correspondence of C.H. Martin, Lancaster Lincoln researcher, and member of the Lincoln Fellowship...
Dates: c.1863-1962,; Majority of material found within 1934-1952

Caroline Peart Papers

Identifier: MS 069
Summary This collection contains the personal papers of Pennsylvania artist Caroline Peart. Strengths of the collection include personal correspondence between Caroline Peart and her husband Christian Brinton. Additional strengths include the civil war correspondence and papers of her father, industrialist John Peart. Lastly, an extensive collection of influential images provides insight into the development and understanding of Caroline Peart's artistic style. Also contained with Peart papers is...
Dates: 1858-1999,; Majority of material found within 1890-1956

Charles H. Kessler Family papers

Identifier: MS 053
Summary This collection consists of correspondence between members of the Jewish-American Kessler family of Pottstown, Pennsylvania dating from the World War II period (1940-1946). Also included in the collection are newspapers and other items relating the war and the Kessler Family. The bulk of the collection includes the letters to home written by father David, and sons Charles and Robert Kessler while the three served in the armed forces of the United States. Particularly poignant are the...
Dates: 1935-1948,; Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Charles Steinman Foltz, Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS 070
Summary The Charles Steinman Foltz, Jr. Papers chronicle the education and career of international journalist and author Charles "Chisel" Foltz. The materials in this collection document Mr. Foltz's family genealogy, five-decade journalistic career, and life-long association with Franklin and Marshall College. Types of materials included in the collection are as follows: correspondence, memoranda, articles/reports, organizational publications, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and photographs....
Dates: ca. 1855-1994 (inclusive),; Majority of material found within 1937-1975

Charles Z. Klauder Research Collection

Identifier: MS 057
Summary This collection consists of research material documenting the work of Philadelphia architect Charles Zeller Klauder, 1872-1938. Of particular interest is the material on buildings constructed at Franklin and Marshall College between 1923 and 1931. Klauder was a prolific architect, designing numerous college buildings in the Gothic and Colonial Revival style at Penn State, the University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and the University of Pittsburgh, among...
Dates: 1911-1990,; Majority of material found within 1922-1929

City of Lancaster Records : [microform]

Identifier: MS 038

This microfilm collection contains meeting minutes of various City of Lancaster Committees from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection is particularly rich in materials documenting various water committees, the select, common and city councils.

Dates: 1836-1934.

Cliosophic Society of Lancaster Records

Identifier: MS 030

The collection consists of meeting minutes, programs, society histories and essays presented at meetings. The collection covers the years from 1880 - 1982, with the bulk of the material from 1880 - 1950 and 1979 - 82.

Dates: 1880-1982,; Majority of material found within 1880-1950; Majority of material found within 1979-1982

College Councils and Committees

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 09
Dates: 1857-present, undated

Darlington-Pontius Sheet Music Collection

Identifier: MS 066

This collection contains sheet music of popular favorites, Broadway hits, and songs from motion pictures, spanning a period from 1917 to 1974. The majority of the collection consists of songs from popular motion picture musicals from the golden age of Hollywood ca. 1930-1950. Composers represented include: Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, and Jerome Kern.

Dates: 1917-1974,; Majority of material found within 1930-1950

David McNeely Stauffer Papers

Identifier: MS 019
Summary This collection contains the personal papers and family history of David McNeely Stauffer who attended Franklin and Marshall College from 1861-1864. Items include personal diaries, engineering notebooks, artwork, personal papers, and family history. Specific items of note include Stauffer's 1862 diary of his experiences in the Civil War, his personal extra-illustrated copy of Joseph H. Dubbs' 1903 History of Franklin and Marshall College and an autograph album owned by ancestor Enricus...
Dates: 1633-1936,; Majority of material found within 1875-1911

David Small Papers

Identifier: MS 043

This collection contains Small's notes, rough drafts, typescript drafts for Almost Famous 1982 and The River in Winter 1987; the typescript drafts of two unpublished books Year of the Dog Star and Next Best Thing (much of the material of which formed the basis for Almost Famous); and an early version of Almost Famous entitled, King of Infinite Space. It also includes research materials, correspondence, notes, drafts, and galley proofs.

Dates: 1968-1991,; Majority of material found within 1978-1986

E. J. Bonbrake Papers

Identifier: MS 015

E.J. Bonbrake was a member of the Franklin and Marshall College Class of 1855. This collection contains letters of recommendation and miscellaneous items which he gathered during his study here. Letters in this collection are signed by Theodore Appel, Henry Harbaugh Apple, and Emanuel Vogel Gerhart.

Dates: 1854-1856.

Edward J. Nichols Collection

Identifier: MS 024

This collections consists of correspondence, notes, reviews and clippings pertaining to Edward J. Nichols' book Toward Gettysburg: the biography of John Fulton Reynolds (1821-1863) [see also Manuscript Collection 6].

Dates: c.1863-1963,; Majority of material found within 1954-1961

Elizabeth Clarke Kieffer Papers

Identifier: MS 037

This collection consist of notes for an unpublished anecdotal history of Franklin and Marshall College written by Elizabeth Clarke Kieffer (1900-1991).

Dates: 1944-1956.

Faculty and Staff Organizations

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 13
Dates: 1874-2012, undated

Fortnightly Club Records

Identifier: MS 033

The collection includes meeting minutes, constitutions, correspondence, essays, and miscellaneous materials covering the years 1908 to the present.

Dates: 1908-present.

Frakturschriften Collection

Identifier: MS 029

A component of the larger German-American Imprint Collection, this collection contains fine examples of hand-executed and printed Geburt und taufscheins (birth and baptismal certificates), trauscheins (marriage certificates), vorschrifts (writing examples), haus segens (house blessings), bucherzeichen (bookplates), and drawings created by Pennsylvania Germans in the Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland region dating from the late -18th to late-19th centuries.

Dates: 1762-1891; Majority of material found within c.1820-1878

Francis Lyman Windolph Papers

Identifier: MS 011

This collection contains correspondence, typescripts and publications by Francis Lyman Windolph.

Dates: 1908-1961,; Majority of material found within 1951-1961

Francis M. Mull Papers

Identifier: MS 056
Summary This collection consists of 100 letters received by Francis Marion Mull of Jeannette, Pennsylvania while a student at Franklin and Marshall College from 1926 to 1928. While at F & M, Mr. Mull lived in Santee Hall, became a member of Alpha Pi Fraternity, and married a girl named Evalyn in November 1928. Although a member of the Class of 1930, Mr. Mull apparently never received his degree having quit school sometime after December 1928. The majority of the letters were written by Francis'...
Dates: 1925-1928,; Majority of material found within 1926-1928

Franklin and Marshall Academy

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 03
Scope and Contents Franklin and Marshall Academy was a college preparatory and boarding school that operated in cooperation with Franklin and Marshall College from 1872 until closing in 1943. Although it did not become a distinct institution until 1872, the Academy had existed as the preparatory department of Franklin College and Franklin and Marshall College since 1787. Through the vision of College president John Williamson Nevin and Principal Cyrus V. Mays, the preparatory department of F&M became...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1871 - 1943

Franklin College

 Record Group
Identifier: RG 01
Dates: Majority of material found within 1787 - 1852; 1786 - 2001