Saturday, October 03, 2009

Recent Scholarship Exhibition

"From Collection to Publication, 2004-2009" is an exhibition designed to celebrate recent scholarship from the Archives & Special Collections. For each item, the final publication is cited, followed by the primary resource or collection used.

The exhibit will run through January 31, 2010. Enjoy, and please post your comments!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Framed Images in Shadek-Fackenthal Library

Beginning last spring, the following groups of framed historical and rare book images were installed in the library:

Periodicals Reading Room

Four framed shadow boxes featuring publications and artifacts documenting the history of Fackenthal Library from 1938 to 1983. Project funded by the Friends of the Library.

Mezzanine Level

Seventeen framed reproductions of rare books housed in the Archives & Special Collections. The images are part of a multi-phase “Footpaths to History” project funded by a grant from the Von Hess Foundation and designed by alum Jay Davidson Susanin ’87.

1st Floor Lobby

One oversized framed image containing reproductions of the contents of two library time capsules - one from 1897, and the other from 1937. Also part of the "Footpaths to History" project.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

40th Anniversary of Coeducation Projects

This past summer, the College Archives was heavily utilized by faculty, students, and administrators in preparation for the college' s 40th anniversary of coeducation. Projects included intensive research by student Hackman Scholars Alysse Vaccaro '11 and Johanna Schein '11, the production of a 40th anniversary "Women's Firsts" brochure, and the digitization of photographs and documents for numerous web and alumni print publications. To learn more, please visit the college's official 40th anniversary of coeducation site at

Friday, April 10, 2009

Lancaster Tourism Exhibition

Take a tour through the history of Lancaster County tourism in the 20th century. Please enjoy our latest five-case exhibition featuring a survey of Lancaster County tourism from turn of the century trolley tours, to the modern re-vitalization of downtown Lancaster.

The exhibit will run through June 30, 2009. Please post your comments!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

James Lapine Collection

The Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of the James Lapine Collection.  The collection contains scripts, documents, publications, photographs, and audio-visual materials relating to the theatrical, television, and film work of Tony Award winning playwright and director James Lapine, F&M class of 1971.  To learn more, please visit the collection finding aid MS 72 James Lapine Collection.