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A guide to the History of Gettysburg College sources found in Special Collections.


Baseball Team 1892 

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Baseball Team, 1892


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College History in Special Collections: Suggested Materials

Special Collections maintains a variety of materials a researcher in the history of Gettysburg College might want to investigate:

Manuscript Collections pertaining to College History-- these are general documents pertaining to the college. Included are materials such as letters, essays and scorebooks.

Manuscript Collections of College Documents-- these are materials more specific than college history in that they denote an official record or legal document. Included are materials such as building committee reports and treasurer's records.

Oral History Collection-- includes interviews with various professors, alumni, and other college personnel.


College Archives

  • Consult an archivist about possible Record Groups pertaining to your area of inquiry.

Minutes and Publications

Gettysburgian (1897-2004 available online; Loose issues from 2004 to present)

Spectrum (LD2001. G405)

Alumni Record of Gettysburg College, 1832-1932 (LD2001. G401 1832-1932)

College Histories

A Salutary Influence: Gettysburg College, 1832 - 1985, by Charles Glatfelter.

Miscellaneous Volumes-- includes materials such as faculty grade books, notebooks, and athletic minutes. Most range in date from 1840s - 1950s.

Browse Subject Vertical Files

Consult an archivist for assistance with these items.

Subject Guide

Catherine Perry
(717) 337-7002 / (717) 337-7046
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Musselman Library

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Gettysburg, PA 17325