Papers and photographs related to the visit of Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama's visit to Widener University on October 28, 2009. Includes New York Times front page with picture of Obama speaking in the rain at Widener University, and New York Times front page after Obama win.
Copies of articles relating to the history of Chester published in a variety of magazines, journals, and newspapers. Also additional resources such as lists of books about Chester and general histories of Chester and its vicinity.
African Americans in Pennsylvania
List of books on Chester History
Old Chester PA website
Pennsylvania Negro Business Directory 1910
PMC Colleges and Chester in the 1960s
Riots in 1917 and 1919
Students for a Democratic Society: Actions in Chester
Sun Ship Yard Number 4
History of the Chester Rescue Mission, 1961
Copies of articles relating to the history of Chester published in a variety of magazines, journals, and newspapers from the Chester Resources and Statistics LibGuide:
Ewall, M. (1999). Environmental racism in Chester.
Foster, S. (1998). Justice from the ground up: Distributive inequities, grassroots resistance, and the transformative politics of the environmental justice movement. California Law Review, 86(4), 775-841.
Hinds, M. (1992, January 5). Pennsylvania city hopes it's bouncing back from the bottom: Chester has urban problems and a chance to solve them. New York Times.
Keeva, S. (1999). Pursuing the right to breathe easy. ABA Journal, 85(2), 48.
McLarnon, J. M. (2000). Pie in the sky vs. meat and potatoes: The case of Sun Ship's Yard no. 4. Journal of American Studies, 34(1), 67-88.
McLarnon, J. M. (2002). 'Old scratchhead” reconsidered: George Raymond and civil rights in Chester, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania History, (69)3, 297-341.
Staples, B. (1996, September 15). Life in the toxic zone; Environmental justice in Chester, Pa. The New York Times.
Staples, B. (2000, August 5). The Republicans call a cease-fire on cities. New York Times
Extra Copies of the following books:
Politics and Prejudice, by Richard Harris
Delinquency in Our Democracy, by Richard Harris
Chester: Images of American, by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Framed Certificates:
1. Original Chapter 214 Charter granted May 14, 1979
2. Acknowledgement of the 25th Year Chapter Anniversary, August 7, 2004
Book describing the history of Phi Kappa Phi.
Program of Induction 2005.
Note: As of Summer 2006 the two framed certificates are located on the wall in the Drost Room.
CD of Phi Beta Delta Induction Ceremony, 2007. Programs from Induction Ceremony 2010 and 2012.
Papers relating to Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society:
PMC's Triangle Club minutes
PMC's Petition to the Tau Beta Pi Association
Publication of THE BENT of Tau Beta Pi, and pictures of the initiation ceremony of Tau Beta Pi at PMC. The history of PMC's Triangle Club and PMC can be found in the BENT beginning on page 27. Some of the pictures in this article are the same as those in the BENT as therefore have captions.
Information about LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Transexual, Transitioning, Queer, Questioning, Intersex) and other gender issues on campus.
2014 Widener Viewbook (page 10-11 contains article about LGBT community on campus and picture of candlelight vigil)
Bullying of sexual minorities (article from 2010)
Flyers from LGBT-Related Events/Programming
Campus Pride Report - 2014
Widener University Safe Space Ally Training
LGBT Task Force - "LGBTQAS: Beyond the Acronyms - the Widener Response"
Campus Climate/Diversity Survey 2012 - presentation
LGBT Task Force - 2 Year Update
Meeting Minutes - LGBT Task Force
Meeting Minutes - LGBT Task Force Steering Committee
LGBT Task Force Membership Lists
Campus Climate/Diversity Survey of Administration, Faculty and Staff - 2012
Campus Climate/Diversity Survey of Students - 2012
Articles from the Dome relating to LGBT life on campus.
Magazine articles about Pennsylvania Military College, including:
"Pennsylvania Military College Today" by Frank Hyatt - in National Public Affairs Magazine, December 1948 - January 1949 (Includes cover picture of Frank Hyatt and General Hoyt Vandenberg);
"The Rifleman", an article about Company Q-5 of the Pershing Rifles at Pennsylvania Military College in the Sunday Bulletin Magazine Section, March 15, 1964 (includes pictures);
"Stern Eulogizes P.M.C. Heroes", an article about a 15 minutes broadcast by Bill Stern which described Pennsylvania Military College Graduates who died during active duty in the Armed Forces - National Public Affairs Magazine February, 1944 (includes pictures)
"Prom Weekend, We Go to Spring Hop at Pennsylvania Military College", an article in Seventeen Magazine, April 1955 (includes pictures). Several issues of the Seventeen Magazine that include this article.
Program from Pennsylvania Military College fashion show sponsored by Seventeen Magazine at Strawbridge and Clothier Department Store, April 1955.
Chester Times article about PMC Cadets in World War Two, 1944.
Article from "A History of Delaware County And Its People".
Article entitled "P.M.C. Honors Six at 120th Commencement" in The Delaware County Advocate, July 1941. Includes photographs of honorary degree recipients (including Cornelius McGillicuddy, baseball's Connie Mack); Polo Match; Broom Drill; Cadets in Formation.
Copy of the March, 1939 Advocate that includes an article about the PMC Ball with numerous pictures.
Delaware County Today publication from 1966, includes article about Pennsylvania Military College.
Article titled "Seeing the Other Side" in Soldiers Magazine, October 1971, that discusses student life at PMC Colleges where students and cadet share classes with each other and often have different opinions on a variety of topics.
Explanation of article that was in Seventeen Magazine.
1959 Chester Times article "New Golden Rule of Fashion is Key to Wardrobe Choices for Campus" donated by Mike Harrison, Class of 1961 (in photo)