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West Chester University Valkyrie Club Collection

Identifier: 081
The West Chester University Valkyrie Club Collection is divided into two series: Memorabilia and Photographs.

Series 1 Memorabilia features several issues of Purple and Gold publication at West Chester, information about the Valkyrie Club, Valkyrie Club mugs, and a scrapbook, sign, and logo.

Series 2 Photographs include reproductions of group photographs of the Valkyrie Club from 1928, 1944, 1955, 1960, and 1973, as well as a DVD with images from the 1951 Valkyrie Club Show and Graduation.


  • 1928 - 1973
  • 1928 - 2012

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Collection is open for research.


3 Boxes (1 document box, 1 half-document box, 1 oversize flat box)

2.29 Linear Feet


The West Chester University Valkyrie Club Collection includes memorabilia and photographs from the Valkyrie Club, a service learning club comprised of Health and Physical Education students. Materials range in date from 1928 to 2012, with the majority being from 1928-1973.

Biographical / Historical

The Valkyrie Club was a club focused on service, consisting of sophomore and up Health and Physical Education students. They were founded around 1930 with three main tenants: social development, educational advancement, and helping others.

The club raised money for various causes and organized fundraising dances and shows. The letters of “Valkyrie” stand for: V- Valhalla, A- Able, L- Leaders, K- Knightly, Y- Youthful, R- Reliable, I- Idealistic, E- Earnest, S- Sincere.


Materials in this collection have been arranged into series by topic. Within the series, materials are in chronological order.
West Chester University Valkyrie Club Collection
Jenna Falkenberg; Allison Magerr
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Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository