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Millersville University Archives & Special Collections

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Contact the Archives and Special Collections for research assistance, to schedule a visit, request reproductions, arrange for donations, and ask questions!

Phone: 717-871-7134

Meet Us

Headshot of Frank Vitale

Frank Vitale (he/him/his)

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian (Assistant Professor)

McNairy Library 802B

Phone: 717-871-7133



Frank joined Millersville University in 2022 as a member of Millersville's faculty. He supports student learning and the greater Millersville University community via library instruction and research assistance on the topics of history, primary sources, and Millersville University's institutional legacy. His multidisciplinary research focuses on archival instruction and outreach, archival accessibility, medical history, and the Native American Boarding School Era (late 19th to early 20th centuries). Frank is also a Project Participant with the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center at Dickinson College. Outside of the office, Frank enjoys swing dancing, playing video games, and being chased around by his energetic cat.

  • MLIS: Archival Science (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2021)
  • MSc: History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (University of Oxford, 2018)
  • BA: History (Dickinson College, 2016)


Ash Sherman Headshot of Ash Sherman(she/her/hers)

Archives and Special Collections Technician

McNairy Library 802A

Phone: 717-871-7132



Ash joined the Archives & Special Collections in her current role in 2019, after working here as a student employee and finishing her undergraduate degree. Ash is the magic that keeps Archives & Special Collections running smoothly, helping to schedule research appointments, running our social media outreach, and overseeing our amazing team of student employees! Ash is interested in the ways that archives can better reflect diverse perspectives and experiences, as well as in archival outreach and oral history. After work, you can find Ash gardening, hiking, or reading a good book.

  • BA: English Writing Studies (Millersville University, 2019)

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