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Histories from University Relations.

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Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Widener University
Location
Histories Shelf: Histories from University Relations
Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Widener University
Location
Histories Shelf: Histories from University Relations
Format
Papers
Scope and Content
This is a collection of papers and histories. There are two volumes to this material. The contents of volume one are listed first, and the contents of volume two are at the bottom of this record. VOLUME ONE: The contents of Volume One are as follows: Section 1 – Widener History – 1988-1992 ~History of Widener (1992) ~W.U. profile (1990) ~Memo regarding first degrees awarded in chronological order (1990) ~Memo to President Bruce regarding dates of first degrees for commencement degree order (1990) ~W.U. institutional profile and history (1988) Section 2 – Widener History – 1993-1996 ~W.U. fact sheet (1993-1994) ~W.U. history ~Fax regarding profile for media guide (1993) ~Memos regarding contested origin of broom drill (1996) Section 3 – Cecil B. deMille ~Correspondence between John Kobal and Widener faculty/staff (Patricia Brant, assistant to the president, and David King, archivist) regarding Cecil B. deMille at P.M.C. (1988) Section 4 – John Bullock ~Memo from Patricia Brant with information on John Bullock contained in Clarence Moll’s dissertation (1986) ~Notes regarding “Bullock’s Boarding School” Section 5 – General MacMorland ~Letter to Mrs. Edward DePaola with historical material on General MacMorland (1989) ~Biographical sketch (written 1960s, retyped 1989), as well as copy of original ~Copy of Chester Times article regarding his achievements at P.M.C. during tenure as president (March 10, 1959) Section 6 – Early Female Graduates ~Letter to James Cowee regarding Bertha Hyatt (Mrs. J.C.Cowee), who apparently received a diploma from P.M.C. in 1886 (1986) ~Patricia Brant’s notes on the topic Section 7 – Requests for Oral Histories (1984 and 1987) ~Letters to Mathews Johnson, William Cottee, George Hansell, and Eleanor Logan requesting oral personal perspectives of Widener and its predecessors (1984) ~Letters to Stuart Raub, Sherwyn Davis, and Carl Schaubel thanking them for their oral histories (1984) ~Letter to Mrs. Mabel Cramp Hyatt requesting information on 1877 and 1886 female graduates from P.M.C., as well as an oral history request (1987) ~Correspondence between Patricia Brant and John Cramp regarding a copy of an 1866 P.M.C. circular (included), as well as an oral history request (1987) Section 8 – Chester History ~Copy of newspaper article about Virginia Damon, originally from Chester – mentions P.M.C. (1994) ~“A Little Chester History” by Geri Templin (1991) ~History of Delaware County by Henry Ashmead (1884) Section 9 – School of Nursing, 1992-1993 ~Copy of 1991 Nightingale Ceremony speech by former Dean Eleanore Dower (1992) ~Letter to Belinda Puetz regarding Widener’s doctoral program information being submitted to the National Nursing Staff Development Organization (NNSDO) (1993) ~Information describing Widener’s nursing doctoral program (1993) Section 10 – Wetherill Family ~Brief description of Wetherill house – the Castle ~Copy of Wetherill family history from genealogical book (1934) ~Wetherill Family of Chester history by Sara Roberts Wetherill (1964) ~Copy of Wetherill section in 1926 “Who’s Who in Delaware County” (1926) Section 11 – Historical Research – P.M.C. and Widener ~Guide to researching the history of an institution (1990) ~Correspondence with Mr. DelVecchio regarding the study/research of P.M.C.’s history (1992) ~Student piece on Old Main (1990) ~Correspondence with Ms. Nancy Kelly regarding the possible purchase of a 1933 survey of P.M.C. ~P.M.C. Folklore (1986) ~Brief History o P.M.C. Alumni Association (1962) ~Delaware Military Academy (1971) ~Eras of P.M.C./Widener ~Short History of Widener University Section 12 – Mortar Cannons ~Correspondence with Mr. Russ Pritchard and Mr. Charles Smithgall regarding the potential sale of cannons in front of Old Main. Including some historical information (1994) VOLUME TWO: The contents of Volume 2, in a separate notebook, are as follows: This is a collection of papers and histories. The contents are as follows: Section 1 – History of Lathem Hall ~Correspondence between President Bruce and Debra Racz regarding the history of Lathen (1991) ~Newspaper articles about Dr. Abraham Lathem, founder of the church Section 2 – Pennsylvania Military Prep School ~Copy of viewbook ~Application for admission Section 3 – Col. Frank Kelso Hyatt ~Biography Section 4 – President Robert J. Bruce ~Resume (1986) ~Article from Widener Magazine (2001) ~“1981-1997: The Bruce Administration,” complied by Patricia Brant (1997) Section 5 – Boettner Hall, 1991 ~Copy of remarks by Dr. William Larkin, Dean of Students ~Copy of dedication speech by Joe Corcoran, student ~Copy of remarks by Joseph Boettner Section 6 – Eugene Hoops ~Biography ~“Wearing the Gray” by Gene Hoops (1946) Section 7 – Crozer – 1992 ~List of Crozer family members on file ~Information for potentially naming new building “Crozer Hall” Section 8 – P.M.C. in Magazines/Newspapers ~“The Slater System Bulletin” ~Delaware County Daily Times – January 24, 1966; January 25, 1966 ~Philadelphia Inquirer – 1963 (Women at P.M.C.) ~Chester Times – February 23, 1882 (Old Main Fire); March 8, 1882 (P.M.A. post fire) Section 9 – Remembrances of Times Past ~Remembrances of Times Past Section 10 - John Norton ~Copy of conclusion of his book, "Widener College - Minimizing Conflict in Accomplishing Change" (1977)
Subject Access
Histories - Unpublished
Histories - Unpublished - Widener University
Histories - Unpublished - Pennsylvania Military College
Nursing - History
Chester - History
Women Students - Notable Events
Wetherill Family
Castle, The
Bullock School
Oral Histories
University Relations (see College and University Relations) Cannons
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