Aerial photographs of the Chester Campus from the 1930s with many additional years. Slides of aerial views, 1994 Chester, and Chester and Delaware 1998.
Includes folder of photographs used in Aerial Views of Campus Web exhibit, including one of calvary marching in front of Old Main.
Postcard entitled "Penna. Military College, Chester P.A. donated by Rebecca Warda.
Postcard collection of buildings on campus donated by Rebecca Warda.
Sepia drawings of the following buildings:
Building and 9th and Tatnall Streets, Wilmington, Delaware, that housed the Bullock School, the Alsop School, Hyatt's School for Boys and the Delaware Military Academy
The Bolmar Building in West Chester, Pennsylvania, that housed the Chester County Military Academy and the Pennsylvania Military Academy
The Crozer Building in Upland, PA, that housed the Pennsylvania Military Academy
Old Main, in Chester (before the fire) that housed the Pennsylvania Military Academy
Color photographs of a variety of buildings on campus taken in 2000.
History and chronology of buildings on campus.
Architectual drawing of Alumni Auditorium (with email from Jim Tevebaugh to Harris.
The History of the Aydelott Family in the United States (Note: also spelled Aydelotte by some family members), Zadoc Aydelotte (attended Delaware Military Academy); Albert Atterbury; Truxton Beale; Bill Burton; Robert Chinquina; St. George Henry Cooke, including a photograph of him in his PMC Uniform donated by Miriam Syler; Patricia Cooney; Henry C. Davis; John Geoghegan (Jack) - correspondence of his wife and daughter (Barbara Johns and Camille Anne Geoghegan) with Neil Koch on his legacy and Koch's work with orphanages; Robert W. Gunnell; Ted Locke; Frederick E. Powell; William L. Rice; Henry C. Robinett - "Battery" Robinett, pictures, clippings, memos (Note: although the family name Robinett is sometimes spelled Robinette, the spelling for Henry C. Robinett as found in the United States Army Official Records is without the final "e".); Emanuel Sacks; A. Carson Simpson; Clarence T. Starr; William E. Stubbs; Robert T. Tumbelston; Walter Washabaugh; Charles Webb; C. Edwin Webb; George Webb; Informational letter about 1920 Alumni Dinner; Photographs of Alumni Lunch, 1950 (approximately); Instructions for Broom Drill. Frederick Humphreys.
Allen, Samuel J.; Carter, R. Kelso (includes copy of his hymn "Standing on the Promises"); Irons, David, pentathlete; Johnson, Billy "White Shoes", includes photographs; Laufer, John; Orlowski, Leo; Riddle, Samuel; Stern, Bill; Taylor, H. Birchard; Thomason, Henry D.; Pappas, Harry P.; "The Taste of Ashes" - the autobiography of Bill Stern. alumnus, and also article about the TV show "This is Your Life" that featured Bill Stern; Johnson, Charles - "One Hundred and One Most Loved Hymns"; McHenry, E.H.; Sweney, John R. (sometimes spelled incorrected as John Sweeney or John Sweeny); Burke, George class of 1935; Obituary for Judge William J. Nelson, class of 1963.
Biography of John Sweney written by Evangelist Ken Lynch.
James Clarkson Gillmore (1869-1871)
Kimlau, Benjamin R. (Class of 1942) Kimlau Square in Chinatown, New York named after him
Koch, Colonel Joseph W. (Class of 1923) Koch Memorial Room named after him (houses the numerous art books he donated)
Lutton, George L. (Class of 1909) Member of the Golden W Club
MacMorland, Mrs. E. E. Wife of former PMC president Maj. Gen. Edward E. MacMorland.
McCaffery, Hugh F., Jr. (Class of 1924) Brothers from Chester, both killed in World War II
McCaffery, Joseph P., (Class of 1927) Brother of Hugh F., Jr. McCaffery, both killed in World War II
Mitchell, Abner P., Jr. (Class of 1954) Member of the Pershing Rifle Drill Team
Monahan, Daniel F. (Class of 1962) Killed in Vietnam War
Mossman, Joe R. (Class of 1961) Killed in Vietnam War
Mustin, Burton H. (Class of 1903) Actor, singer, starred in NBC's "The Funny Side". Includes numerous photographs of him.
Neuweiler, Herman C. (Class of 1928) Served in World War II, ex-brewery partner for firm of Louis F. Neuweiler Sons. PMC Polo Player.
Pershing, John J. (Hon. Class of 1921) World War I veteran, founded the Pershing Rifles Organization
Persiani, Charles C., Jr. (Class of 1917) Died of injury sustained while playing football while attending PMC
Pew, Jno G. Senior Vice President of Sun Oil, made various contributions to PMC
Pew, J. Newton. of Sun Oil family, made various contributions to PMC
Pew, Mary Ethel. Daughter of founder of Sun Oil, along with family members she made various contributions to PMC
Pew, John G., Jr. Former Vice President of Sun Shipbuilding and a Trustee of PMC; Pew Memorial Lecture established in his honor.
Polishook, Dr. William M. Helped found Brandywine College, which merged with Widener University in 1978
Pollock, Sidney (Class of 1934) Trustee of PMC
Price, Charles F.B. (Class of 1902) Major General, was commanding general of the Fleet Marine Force in San Diego, defended the Samoan Islands, many commendations.
Price, William G., Jr. (Class of 1920) Trustee of PMC, former commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard
Raub, Stewart H. (Class of 1930) Trustee of PMC, former president of Raub Supply Co.
Redmond, Lawrence B. (Class of 1932) Polo star at PMC, ex-alumni leader
Robinett, 1st Lt. Henry C. (Class of 1860 Delaware Military Academy) Died after the Civil War by a self-inflicted wound. The Battery Robinett is named in his honor. (Note: although the family name Robinett is sometimes spelled Robinette, the spelling for Henry C. Robinett as found in the United States Army Official Records is without the final "e".) Copy of photograph of Henry Robinett with Ulysses Grant during the Civil War. Original of this photograph is at the Library of Congress.
Sacks, Emanuel (Class of 1924) Former Staff Vice President of RCA, Vice President and General Manager of the RCA Victor Record Division, and Staff Vice President of NBC
Salen, Moderwell K. (Class of 1923) Lt./Col. alumni of PMC
Schaubel, Carl A. (Class of 1930) Trustee of PMC. (Note: Carl Schaubel is frequently referred to by his nickname Jim Schaubel.)
Schulte, William L. (Class of 1916) Served as a lieutenant in World War I
Shaw, George B. (Class of 1927) Board of Managers, Executive of Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Speer, Edgar B. (Class of 1940) U.S. Steel Chairman
Starr, Clarence T. (Class of 1899) Col., graduate of athletics at PMC, known as "Mr. PMC"
Stephenson, William J., Jr. (Class of 1963) Pilot killed in action in Vietnam War
Stern, William (Class of 1930) Noted Sportscaster at NBC
Thayer, Clarence H. Trustee of PMC, dorm Thayer Hall named in his honor
Tumbelston, Robert T. (Class of 1907) The Tumbelston Room in Alumni Auditorium is name in his honor. (Sometimes this name is incorrectly spelled Tumbleston.)
Van Pelt, David. The Van Pelt Court in Wolfgram Memorial Library is named in his honor
Vestal, Marion P. (Class of 1910) Major in the United States Army
Watkins, Ira K. (Class of 1905) Won Cavalry Medal in cadet competition, also awarded the "Golden W" for 50 years as an alumni
Watkins, Robert Goodman, U.S. Army Officer during World War II.
Whetherill, Cortwright. Member of the President's Council at PMC
Whitehurst, James T., Jr. (Class of 1927) Polo Star at PMC
Widener, George D. (Estate of)
Wyman, Levi. Vice-President and Dean Emeritus of Pennsylvania Military College. Professor of Chemistry starting in 1905. Adjutant from 1911 to 1916. Dean of Faculty from 1916 to 1943. Vice-President of College from 1930 until his death. Author of many children's books, including "After Many Years."
Wyman, Newton A. (Class of 1922) Trustee of PMC
Wolfgram, Frank F. (Hon. Class of 1962) Wolfgram Library named in honor of his son.
Wolfgram, Mrs. Frank. Wolfgram Library is named in honor or her son. Pictures of the ceremony with cadets from PMC
Zoeller, J. Roy (Class of 1909) Life member of PMC Alumni Association, honored in community for being involved with boy scouting for over 50 years
Folder 37.1: Richard and Tom O'Malley clippings, photos, documents
Folder 30.1: Churchill Mehard
Folder 48.1: Walter Reasor
Folder 49.1: Ezra Ripple
Folder 66.1: Webb
Ahlum, William John (Class of 1966) Killed in Vietnam War
Aldrich, Robert (Class of 1969) Killed in Vietnam War
Amey, Herbert R. Jr. (Class of 1935) Killed in World War II
Andorn, A.M. Board of Trustees
Aydelotte, Zadoc Delaware Military Academy during the Civil War
Barbour, C. Laurence (Class of 1921) Retired manufacturer's representative, picture with PMC cadet
Burrell, Loomis (Class of 1892) PMC's oldest living alumni at one time, died at age 103
Callahan, William F. , Jr. (Class of 1943) Killed in WWII in Italy, Boston Tunnel named after him, photos included
Cribb, Charles L. (Class of 1967) Killed by a Pennsylvania Railroad train as he photographed the Armed Forces Day parade in Chester
Eisenhower, General Dwight D. (Special). Program from Greater Chester Dinner, September 22, 1965.
Cottee, William L. Adjutant of PMC, Cottee Hall named after him
Geoghegan, John L. (Class of 1963) Killed in Vietnam War
Goman, Lloyd Member of the Board of Trustees
Hayes, Edward G. (Class of 1885) President of Ontario County Trust Company. Edward Hayes was from New York, but lived much of his life in Colorado. This folder includes information about his life and why he attended PMC. It also includes numerous photographs of Hayes and his fellow classmates at PMC.
Hoopes, Eugene S. (Class of 1901) Author
Hoopes, E. Sargent, Jr. (Class of 1927) Former Vice President and General Manager of Timken Steel and Tube Division of Timken Roller Bearing Company
Howell, Edwin A. (Class of 1890) Member of Board of Trustees, President of PMC from 1952-1953, President of the Board of Trustees 1954, Howell Hall named after him
Hubbard, Michael J. (Class of 1960) PMC Adjutant
Hummer, Charles DeW. (Class of 1927) President of Hummer Building Center, served in WWII
Hyatt, Frank K. (Class of 1906) Former President of PMC
Hyatt, Charles E. (Class of 1872) Former President of PMC
Ickes, Harold L. (Class of 1934) Picture from the World Book Encyclopedia
Jardeleza, Bernadino (Class of 1921) Former Colonel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Kapelski, Louis. Generous donor to Widener University, Kapelski Learning Center named in his honor; Carolyn Helms Kapelski Residence Hall named in honor of his wife. This folder includes a copy of the oral history written about Louis Kapelski.
Kauffman, Virgil Trustee, Air Pioneer
Ramond Hardenberg and Rags (dog)
Questionnaires for the Preparation of War Records of Pennsylvania Military College Graduates and Ex-Cadets 1920, 1924, 1930;
Correspondence to and from James C. Hobart (active duty during World War I) 1916 - 1918;
Lists of Students in Training Corps;
Lists of Alumni who served in the World War, including December 1917 PMC News which includes list of those who served. Complete List of PMC who served compiled June 2018.
Lists of Graduates and Ex-Cadets of the Pennsylvania Military College who died in the World War (incomplete list);
Deceased Alumni of Vietnam War - Lieutenant David R. Wilson (class of 1966) includes obituary (1968), press release and photograph;
1921 Program of dedication of Memorial Table in honor of those who served in World War I; Alumnus Patrick Ryan - photographs, PMC College ID card 1969 - 1970 school year, swimming award 1969 - 1970 season;
Affidavit for exemption relating to Vern K. Boynton 1918;
Correspondence 1917 - 1947
Materials donated to the Archives from the PMC Museum. The Papers of Arthur Best, Class of 1900.
Newspaper Article featuring Arthur Best (class of 1900) and his close personal friend, actor Burt Mustin (class of 1903). The article mentions a close friendship between Best and Cecil B. DeMille (class of 1901). The article also mentions that Best and Mustin attended PMC’s 138th commencement program the preceding week.
Yearbook: Porcupine Annual 1900
Sports photograph, inscription on back: “Arthur C. Best. Cincinnati Ohio. P.M.C. Chester Pa.” Key to player’s names on front: “1. Manager Newton, Chicago./2. A.C. Best, Cincinnati Coutre (?)./3. Chasey. St. Paul. R.E. Sub./4. Hoopes. Pittsburgh Sub. End. /5. Lyon Lub. (?) Full Back./6. P. Barr. Sub Tochele. (?) Pittsburgh./7. P.S. Oche, Pittsburgh L. G./8. E. Lawrence L.E. New York./9. W. Bennett R.H. Washington D.C./10. P. Holman, L.H. Salt Lake Utah. Capt./11. C. Starr Chester Pa. F.B./12. D. Crabb R.T. Newark N.J./13. S. Stubbs. R.G. Savannah Ga./14. A. Crank Shaw, R.E. Sub./15. Jack Arnold. R.E. [?]./16. Miller Q.B./17 Lilly R.T. Cuba. C. Am.”
Photograph of soldier reading a letter at the mouth of a tent and holding a rifle. Caption: “Ca. Brown June 1897. P.M.C. Chester Pa. Co. “C.” Capt. Thistlewood Cairo Ill.”
Photograph of a man reading a book at a lab table full of chemical vials. Inscription: “A.C. Best PM. College, 1897”
Photograph of boys playing football, inscription on back: “no mats/Mrs. Best/send any time/Marion and Clifton”
Certificate of graduation from P.M.C. for Arthur Best. Text: “Pennsylvania Military College, Chester, PA. June 20, 1900. This will certify that Arthur C. Best of Cincinnati, Ohio, held the rank of Lieutenant in the Corps of Cadets of the Pennsylvania Military College, at the date of his graduation, June 20, 1900. [signed] Charles E. Hyatt, Colonel and Commandant [and] W.E. Stubbs, Captain and Adjutant.” Pencil marks on the top read: “Arthur Best” and “Janet Best”
Course Catalog of Pennsylvania Military College, Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Thirty-ninth Session 1900-1901.
Book: Pennsylvania Military College: A Story of One Hundred Years (1821-1921) by Henry J. Buxton
Pennsylvania Military College Alumni Bulletin. Vol. 8 No. 5, July, 1963. “Burt Mustin, ’03 Sixtieth Reunion”.
Materials donated to the Archives from the PMC Museum:
Photographs related to Arthur Ryan, Pennsylvania Military College Class of 1937. Includes polo photographs. Includes many fragile pages from his Polo Scrapbook. Also includes letters from Captain Arthur Ryan, and a diploma, and report card.