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West Chester State Normal School

 Subject
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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,...

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.

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

 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...

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...

Dr. Francis Harvey Green Papers

 Collection
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.

Longacre Family Letters

 Collection — Other Box 1
Identifier: 006
Abstract This collection contains three letters written between 1897 and 1900 by the Longacre family.

Arrangement Chronological

Randolph H. Lytton West Chester, PA & Environs Collection

 Collection — Box 1-4
Identifier: 002
Abstract Dr. Randolph H. Lytton is a professor of European History at George Mason Unviersity, he donated this collection West Chester materials in 2009. This Collection contains historical memorabilia from around Chester County, but mainly West Chester. It includes Postcards, business cards, and memorabilia from Chester County, Christian Sanderson, and the Sharples Separator Company.

Arrangement Thematic

Moore Literary Society Records

 Collection — Box 1-4
Identifier: 017
Abstract The Moore Literary Society Records is a collection of materials relating to the society's events, business (such as bylaws and constitutions) and publications.  The Moore 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 Moore Literary Society published its own periodical,...

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...