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Millersville University Archives & Special Collections

An image of an opened scrapbook, with black and white lithographs and colored ribbons insertedMillersville Institutional Legacy Initiative

The Millersville Institutional Legacy Initiative (MILI) is an effort by the Archives & Special Collections to better understand and recognize Millersville’s diverse history and legacy. Consistent with the EPPIIC Values of Exploration and Inclusion, the MILI conducts and shares research about the University's past to help shape our future for the benefit of our entire University community and beyond.

Current research efforts of the MILI include Millersville's historic connections with the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and sharing previously-completed research projects more widely. We welcome ideas for student-led research projects, and occasionally offer paid research opportunities.


Current Research Projects:

"Examining Our Past: Millersville's History with the Carlisle Indian Industrial School" [Student Research Project by Bryanna Nase]


Past Research Projects:

Millersville's Past: Women Who Made a Difference [Online Exhibit]

Always Part of Me: Women Remember Millersville [Oral History and Online Exhibit]

Millersville Students of Color Oral History Project [Oral History]

Latino Digital Mural Oral History Project [Oral History]

Hazel I. Jackson Commemoration Exhibit [Online Exhibit]

Mural panels hanging high on a wall

Latino Mural Dedication in Student Memorial Center, 2011

Male and female students co-mingling in a student lounge

Mixed-gender student lounge in Old Main, 1947

A student stands at a table with a poster about the Black Student Union

Sharing Information about the Black Student Union as part of the Students of Color Oral History Project, 2019

Hazel I Jackson

Professor Hazel I. Jackson, the first Black woman to teach at Millersville

A woman's side portrait

Ruth Grigg Horting, Class of 1920, the first female State Representative in Pennsylvania


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