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Finding Millersville History Resources
Frantz Family Letters
Correspondence of the Lancaster Frantz family, including letters from Letitia while a student at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Millersville Alumni Publications
Millersville Alumni Publications include several titles used for publications sent out to alumni from 1904 through 2005, including the Normal Journal and the College Journal. Issues were published four times a year with one of the issues being the Millersville course catalog.
Millersville Course Catalogs
Course catalogs were published from the first year of the Normal School in 1855. Catalogs include information on courses of study, faculty and administration, students. Lists of alumni (in the early years), information about campus buildings and features, student organizations, and rules for student behavior add to descriptions of courses and programs.
Millersville Normal Journal, 1888-1904
A publication for alumni and educators in the region. The Normal Journal contains regular columns by MSNS faculty members, updates on student organizations such as the Literary Societies, and information about alumni.
Millersville Normal Monthly, 1873-1876
The Normal Monthly contains tips and lesson plans for teachers and information about life on campus.
Millersville Oral History Project
The Millersville Oral History Digital archive continues to grow as new oral histories are collected with members of the university and the Lancaster community. This collection includes transcripts and audio of oral history interviews.
Millersville Snapper, 1925-1992
The Millersville student newspaper, The Snapper, began publishing in 1925. The publication began as "The Tipster" in 1923 before changing its name to The Snapper two years later.
Millersville Snapper, 1993-2013
The collection continues the student newspaper, The Snapper, from 1993-2005.
Millersville University Repository and Digital Archive
Digital collections representing Millersville University history, rare books, manuscripts, and theses and dissertations
Sallie Bolton Letters Collection
Sallie Bolton was a student and then faculty member at Millersville from 1855-1857. This collection includes letters written home to her mother and aunt, as well as an autograph album signed by students, faculty, administrators and friends.
Finding Local History Resources
National Digital Newspaper Program
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is a partnership between the NEH, the Library of Congress (LC), and state projects to provide enhanced access to United States newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. NEH awards support state projects to select and digitize historically significant titles that are aggregated and permanently maintained by the Library of Congress.
POWER Library: PA Photos and Documents
Digitized photographs and documents from libraries throughout Pennsylvania.
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