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J. Peter Adler Comic Book Collection

 Collection — Box: ADL F-001
Identifier: 008
Abstract A collection of comic books donated to West Chester University by former president Dr. Madeleline Wing Adler in memory of her son, J. Peter Adler.

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Aryan Literary Society Records

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: 018
Abstract The Aryan Literary Society Records is a collection of materials relating to the society's events, business (such as bylaws and constitutions) and publications.  The Aryan Literary Society was one of two literary societies at West Chester during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The societies served as the main social outlet for West Chester State Normal School students and also provided a place for healthy debate and publication.  The Aryan Literary Society published its own periodical,...

Bernard S. Oldsey Collection

Identifier: 41
Overview Bernard S. Oldsey (1923-2008) was a professor in the English department of West Chester State College/West Chester University from 1969 to 1985. The collection contains material related to books he edited and a book he wrote, and material related to a lecture series.

Dr. Thomas E. Berry Manuscript

 Collection — other: 1 FI[179]
Identifier: 013
Abstract Dr. Thomas E. Berry (1912-1991) was a member of the West Chester University English department from 1947-1978.  This collection encases one of Berry's many publications, Journalism Today, published in 1958.

Board of Trustees/Council of Trustees of West Chester University Records

Identifier: 021
Abstract The Council of Trustees at West Chester University was formally founded in 1871 when the Trustees from the West Chester Academy officially established the West Chester State Normal School and became the new school’s Board of Trustees.  The earliest materials in this collection contain the minutes of the West Chester Academy Board of Trustees, who worked with interested West Chester citizens to found the Normal School Each University under the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has a...

Charles S. Swope Collection

Identifier: 036
Overview Dr. Charles S. Swope (1899-1959) was president of West Chester State Teachers College from 1935-1959. He was a 1921 graduate of West Chester State Normal School and began his career as a teacher and school superintendent in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This collection includes many outlines for speeches Dr. Swope delivered during his career as well as correspondence, administrative papers, and ephemera from his time at West Chester. A large portion of the collection is comprised of yearly...

Dr. William Darlington Papers

Identifier: 022
Abstract Dr. William Darlington (1782-1863) was a physician, botanist, politician, businessman, and philanthropist from West Chester, PA. Darlington earned a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He practiced medicine, wrote books on botany, served as President of the Bank of Chester County, and ran successfully for three terms as a U. S. Congressman. The collection includes Darlington’s correspondence with many prominent political and botanical figures of his time; speeches and essays...

Earl F. Sykes Collection

Identifier: 038
Overview Dr. Earl Francis Sykes (1902-1977) was a teacher and university administrator from Kansas who served as president of West Chester State College (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania) from 1961-1969. The collection contains administrative material and correspondence related to his duties at West Chester, speeches, course material, and drafts of various writing projects.

Marion Farnham Collection

 Collection — other: 1 FI[132]
Identifier: 015
Abstract Marion Farnham (1887-1983) was an art professor at West Chester University from 1923-1952.  Miss Farnham aided in the production of the Serpentine Yearbooks, as a result this collection contains yearbooks autographed by students and faculty members.

George L. Maris Collection

Identifier: 028
Overview George L. Maris (1842-1921) served as President of West Chester State Normal School from 1873-1881. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan who began his teaching career in Chester County, PA. He served as Superintendent of Chester County’s public schools until he was appointed principal at WCSNS.This collection contains some administrative correspondence as well as annual reports submitted to the WCSNS Board of Directors. Also included are several files containing...

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