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Special Collections - World War I Sources: Gettysburg College and World War I

Alumni Manuscript Collections

Huber, Charles H., Class of 1892. Series III - Gettysburg Academy and Series IV - United Lutheran Church, contain correspondence, publications, catalogs and other materials dated between 1915 and 1936. MS-005

Hurd, Fritz Draper, Class of 1916. MS-153

Kramer, Frank H., Class of 1914. Contains letters to Kramer from college friends in the military, 1916-1919, and photo album. MS-004

Lybarger, Donald F., Class of 1919. Contains letters written from Gettysburg College students stationed in stateside military training camps between 1917 and 1919 and addressed to Lybarger or "Brothers of Phi Sigma." A scrapbook kept by Lybarger while a student at Gettysburg between 1914-1919 includes photographs, programs, dance cards and other college memorabilia. MS-019

Taylor, Amos E., Class of 1915. Series II: Military Service. Contains typed copies of daybooks/diaries Taylor kept during his military service between 1917 and 1919. There are a large number of purchased photographs of different towns and battle scenes in France, German propaganda photos, and a number of personal photographs of soldiers, camp life and other scenes in France. MS-003


Institutional Records

Archives and College Publications that may be of use:

  • Minutes and Publications:
    • The Papers of the Office of the President of Gettysburg College: William Anthony Granville (1910-1923)
    • Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meetings
    • Minutes of the Faculty Meetings
    • Fraternity records
    • Class of 1904 Bulletin (1904-1964)
    • Mercury (1894-present)
  • Spectrum yearbook
  • Gettysburgian student newspaper
  • Commencement invitations 1914 through 1918 [found in College Publications]
  • Honor Code, 1916-1982
  • Keeney, Sprugeon M., Class of 1914
  • Lamond, Jack K. (Faculty) 1916-1920
  • McCreary, Ralph W., Class of 1918
  • Student Army Training Corps
  • Taylor, W. S., Class of 1916
  • Woman's General League of Gettysburg College 1911-1995. Executive Board Minutes, scrapbooks, Golden Books, and other materials, 1911-1996. MS-040
  • WWI Gettysburg College Student Records-War Service Questionnaires. Issued to all male students at Gettysburg in April of 1919 to collect war service data. Also included in this file are war service questionnaires issued by the Pennsylvania Beta Chapter of Phi Delta Theta to all Gettysburg College members. MS-048

Keep in mind that these are a few suggestions, but not an exhaustive list.  Consult an archivist for assistance.