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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

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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.

Carol Eckman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 046
Overview Carol Eckman (1938-1985) was the Head Coach of the Women's Basketball team at West Chester State College from 1967-1972. This collection includes materials such as personal correspondence, photographs, and articles, as well as memorial materials from Eckman's funeral and programs of basketball tournaments created in her honor.

Charles S. Swope Collection

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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. James Albert Binney Collection

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Identifier: 080
Overview Dr. James Albert Binney (1903-1970) was a Professor Emeritus in the English Department at West Chester State College. The Dr. James Albert Binney collection consists of his writings and personal materials. Materials range in date from 1931 to 1970.

Earl F. Sykes Collection

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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.

Faculty Dames Records

 Collection
Identifier: 047
Overview The Faculty Dames were a group composed of West Chester faculty spouses. This collection includes correspondence, invitations, event flyers, and articles related to the Faculty Dames.

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.

Robert B. Gordon Papers

 Collection — Box: Boxes 1-108
Identifier: 004
Abstract Robert B. Gordon (1901-1981) was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. After a short career as an optician and optometrist, he returned to The Ohio State University and earned a Ph. D. in botany (1931). Gordon taught botany and environmental science at universities and nature centers for more than forty years. He taught courses in botany, plant ecology, and conservation at West Chester State College (1938-1964) and was appointed Head of its Science Department in 1944. This collection includes personal...