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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.

Frances Lorrayne Layman papers

Identifier: 066
Overview The Frances Lorrayne Layman papers contain items related to alumna Frances Lorrayne Layman's student life at West Chester State Teachers College between 1931 and 1935. These items include a student handbook, sports schedules, and programs from campus events and activities Frances attended. Materials in this collection span in date from 1931 to 1935.

Dr. Francis Harvey Green Papers

Identifier: 025
Overview Francis Harvey Green (1861-1951) was a former graduate of West Chester State Normal School in 1882. He then joined the English faculty and became department head from 1890-1920. This collection includes both personal items and items that accompanied Green in his career at West Chester Normal School and Pennington School. These items consist of speeches, writings, publications, correspondence, personal collections, newspaper articles, etc.

Ruby Jones Papers

Identifier: 037
Scope and Contents This collection is divided into six series: Correspondence, Educational Materials, Civil Rights Materials, Religious Materials, Organizational Materials, and Family and Posthumous Materials. Items in the collection span from the early twentieth century until the late 1970s. Her files contain letters written to her from various teachers and friends, her former students’ papers, items from the sorority Phi Delta Kappa, teaching supplements, paperwork from various organizations, and books used in...

Charlotte E. King Papers

Identifier: 005
Abstract Charlotte E. King (1922-1993) was a professor of elementary education at West Chester University from 1955 to 1983; she was named professor emeritus in 1984.  This collection includes materials that accompanied King in her career, including her essays, awards, speeches, newspaper articles, correspondence, tapes, and photographs.

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George Morris Philips Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-34
Identifier: 024
Abstract George Morris Philips (1851-1920) served as Principal of West Chester State Normal School (WCSNS) from 1881-1920. After a brief career as a teacher of mathematics, Philips’s tenure as Principal of WCSNS was distinguished by a major expansion of the campus and student body. Philips brought many prominent speakers to campus and compiled an extensive library of autographed books from leading authors of the day. The Philips Memorial Building, dedicated in his honor, is home today to the office of...

Elmer E. Unger Papers

 Collection — other: 1 FI[139]
Identifier: 012
Abstract Elmer E. Unger (1889-1991) was a physical education instructor in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas from 1915-1946.  One of his daughters, Josephine Unger, was a librarian at West Chester State Teachers College.  This collection includes materials Unger used throughout his career, including course guidelines, notes, and various exercises implemented in his curriculum.

Arrangement Thematic

West Chester University Campus Recreation Collection

Identifier: 048
Overview West Chester University Campus Recreation provides co-curricular activities and programs related to health and wellness for the campus community. This collection includes departmental handbooks, correspondence, newsletters, promotional materials, and information on intramural teams and sports clubs.

West Chester University Department of English Collection

Identifier: 052
Overview The West Chester University Department of English Collection contains materials related to the evolution of the English department's majors, minors, and programs. This collection includes correspondence, departmental and course materials, information on the WCU Poetry Conference and the WCU English Colloquium, newsletters, and promotional materials for events.

West Chester University Department of Health and Physical Education Collection

Identifier: 049
Overview The West Chester University Department of Health and Physical Education trains educators and promotes lifetime physical activity, fitness, and health through its undergraduate and graduate degrees, programs, and curriculum. The West Chester University Department of Health and Physical Education Collection includes correspondence, departmental and course materials, events, promotional materials, and publications, as well as artifacts and ephemera.

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