Monday, April 14, 2014

A&SC Undergraduate Research Spotlight

Melissa Band '14 and Eli Schneck '14 - "Hospital Architecture in Lancaster, PA: A Case Study of Evolution of the Ambulance Bay"
Closer Look Research Fair - April 11, 2014 - Ann & Richard Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building, Franklin & Marshall College

Melissa and Eli analyzed the architectural evolution of Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) from 1893 to 1952 using original blueprints from the Wohlsen Construction Company archive, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and other archival sources.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Three New Fore-edge Books!

Hemans, Felicia. Poems of Felicia Hemans. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons., 1852. A New Edition.
With fore-edge painting of pastoral scene. Gold tooled and stamped leather binding.

Moore, Norman, ed. Natural History Essays by Charles Waterton/edited, with a life of the author. London: Frederick Warne and Co., [1870]
With fore-edge painting of Noah’s Ark. Red morocco leather, gold tooled binding.

Russell, John Abraham. Remains of the late Rev. Charles Wolfe ... with a brief memoir of his life. London : Hamilton, Adams, and co., 1838.  7th edition.
With fore-edge painting of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London from the Thames. Gold-tooled leather binding.

All gifts of William E. Krantz '37- March 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Early F&M Yearbooks Digitized (1883-1923)

Discover early F&M yearbooks online as part of the college's Scholars Square institutional repository.  Browse the F&M Yearbooks Collection to view the Oriflamme from 1883 to 1923 at the following link


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hackman Scholars Arrange and Digitize Historic Records

Franklin & Marshall students Krissy Montville and Rick Thoben spent the summer arranging and digitizing 90 years of the Junior League of Lancaster's records.  Read a full description of the project at the following link

Access the completed finding aid for the Junior League records at the following link

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Krantz Miniature Book Collection Gift

The Archives & Special Collections recently received a generous gift of 244 miniature book titles from William E. Krantz, F&M class of 1937.  The Helen D. Krantz and William E. Krantz Miniature Book Collection was compiled over the course of several decades.  Numerous subjects, presses, and binding styles are represented, including two with 19th century fore edge paintings.  The miniatures were acquired from book dealers located throughout the United States and Europe, and at Miniature Book Society (MBS) Conclaves.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bill Hutson Collection MS 73

The Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce that the Bill Hutson Collection MS 73 is processed and available for scholarly research. The collection documents the professional career of contemporary African-American artist Bill Hutson and contains personal materials relating to Bill Hutson's career as a fine artist and teacher.

A complete finding aid for the collection is available at

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Documenting Historic Lancaster Architecture using SketchUp

This spring, Professor Kourelis' Master Builders of Lancaster seminar has been looking at historic Lancaster in a new way. In a series of exercises, students have been utilizing historic Sanborn fire insurance maps to recreate virtual city blocks using SketchUp. This free app from Google allows users to build 3-D models quickly and easily. See project results and learn more about the class by visiting their blog Master Builders of Lancaster.