Brochures and Bulletins about Pennsylvania Military College.
Bulletin of 1915 includes article written by Rukard Hurd, who wrote the words to taps, as well as a list of Pennsylvania Military College graduates:
Charles Swarts, 1879
George Studebaker, of the Studebaker Corporation, 1885
Ernest Knabe, 1886
William Knabe, 1888
Louis Allis, 1888
George Rainsford, 1878
James Duncan Hurd, 1913
Captain William G. Randle, Sc. D., 1912.
Brigadier General Carroll A. Devol, 1878, Sc.D., 1914
Albert Hunt, 1892
Frank Sutton, 1879, M.C.E, 1912
Alexander Dr. Irwin, 1903
Major General Wood, 1912 (honorary degree)
Joseph Shirley, 1891, M.C.E., 1912
Merritt Smith, 1880, M.C.E., 1914
George H. Webb, 1880, M.C.E., 1914, Chief Engineer, Michigan Central Railroad, and Chief Engineer of the Detroit River Tunnel Company.
Edwin McHenry, M.C.E., 1892. Chief Engineer of the Northern Pacific Railroad
Additional brochures and bulletins are from the following years:
1928 - 1929, 1931 - 1932, 1941, 1941 - 1942, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1963 - 1964, undated; Brochures and Pamphlets about PMC Colleges 1970 - 1971, 1971, 1972, undated; Pamphlets about Widener College 1978; Brochures and Bulletins about Widener University 1984, 1985, 1985 - 1986, 1986, 1989, many undated. Series of five promotional brochures entitled: Academic for Assurance, Cavalry for Co-ordination, Military for Manliness, Polo for Personality, and Social for Savoir Faire. Promotional cards from Frank Hyatt, 1934.
Clippings 1970 about Pennsylvania Military College becoming PMC Colleges;
Photographs, undated - Robert Pierpont, Director of Development;
Kapelski Learning Center - architectural drawings;
PMC Developments - 1964 - 1966 newsletter. Includes articles about Bob Hope visiting PMC for 100th anniversary, Jack Weigand at Cape Kennedy.
1970 - 1971 Grant Application and Materials for National Endowment for the Humanities - Humanities Curriculum Planning Grant; Development Report 1964 - 1965;
PMC Colleges Sesquicentennial Capital Campaign 1969 for a new Classroom Learning Center (Kapelski), a new Library Information Center (Wolfgram), a new Physical Education Center (Schwartz); Progress Reports - Sesquicentennial Development Programs 1965, 1971; Pennsylvania Military College Master Campus Plan;
Press release 1956 - expansion program for Pennsylvania Military College;
Preparatory School discontinued;
Correspondences 1957 - 1972, 1983 - 1984.
Folder 1: Yearly Calendars 1959, 1961
Folder 2: Misc brochures: First Annual Spring Festival 1961 program; 1958 PMC Fall Sports Schedule card; holiday greeting card signed by Clarence Moll; 1960 Father and Son Banquet program; Atlantic City Convention Hall pamphlet, includes History of PMC and Boardwalk Bowl; PMC Museum PMC Remembrance Garden Ribbon Cutting program October 11, 2019.
Folder 3: PMC Football Programs 1958
Folder 4: PMC Football Programs 1959
Folder 5: PMC Football Programs 1960
Folder 6: PMC Football Programs 1961
Folder 7: Widener Broom Drill 1975 microfilm
Folder 8: ROTC Dauntless Battalion staff ride to Gettysburg Nov 2017, brief description and 2 photos
Folder 9: 4 cardboard photos of cadets: drill team, cadets on horses, marching down lane and cadet dorm room (n.d.)
4 photos: artillery drills, marching on field, cadets on horses in rocky terrain, and Old Main (N.d.)
Letter to president Col. Frank Hyatt presenting Dr. Milo Cudworth Burt for his Doctorate in Science
Commonwealth of PA Executive Department certificate to Milo Cudworth Burt commissioning him as Captain of Infantry dated June 19, 1907.
Commonwealth of PA Executive Department certificate to Milo Cudworth Burt commissioning him as Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry dated September 5, 1910.
Golden PMC Club certificate to Alvin Burt for 50th anniversary as an alumnus
10 loose scrapbook pages with small photos of the summer camp, horses, cadets, polo, commencement day 1923, and artillery drill 1923.
1 copy of cadet class photo labeled PMC graduation (n.d.)
5 polo photos
History / Biographical
Milo Cudworth Burt not sure if he got an honorary degree or an actual doctoral degree in science in 1939. In the course catalog he his listed under the Degrees conferred under doctor of science.
Materials donated to the archives by George Shaffer folder 1-8. Materials donated by family member of Alvin M. Burt folder 9
Annual Centennial Dinner Programs: 1963 (Recipient of Medal Edward Teller), 1967 (Recipient of Medal Donald Hornig), 1968 (Recipient of Medal Michael Hader); 1969 Centennial Dinner Invitation (Recipient of Medal Edward Cole);
Pamphlet of speech given by Dr. Lee A. DuBridge Recipient of Medal in 1962);
School of Engineering - Pennsylvania Military College - clippings 1962 about proposed Engineering Building,
Survey of Education for Engineering,
Objectives of Engineering Program,
Viewbook of Engineering Program,
1963 - 1964 Bulletin,
Pamphlets 1963 - 1967;
PMC Colleges - Press Release 1971 about student designed electric car, Graduate Study Courses 1968 - 1970, Bulletin 1967 - 1968 & 1968 - 1969, Pamphlets 1966 - 1971;
Widener College - Brochures on Internship Program 1969 - 1971, Pamphlets, Clippings and dates of Press Releases 1970 - 1971
Senior Project Presentation Programs 1965 - 1975, 1980. 1982, 1986;
Operation Crossroad 1971 - pamphlets, procedures, application, clippings, television press release;
A completed questionnaire for review of Engineering Curriculum of School of Engineering of PMC Colleges 1969;
Reports 1966 - 1967 - grade distribution, enrollment, degree data, curriculum, and more.
Engineering Alumni comments excerpted from letters, Fall 1970
Fall 1970 Impact Magazine featuring the School of Engineering, includes small booklet on Conversion Factors for the Engineer, 1964
The following are important dates in the history of the engineering program at Pennsylvania Military College and Widener:
Pennsylvania Military Academy (1862 - 1892):
1865 Scientific Curriculum at Pennsylvania Military College was given an engineering direction for the first time.
1867 First class of three engineers graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
1868 Pennsylvania Military College began offering the degree of Civil Engineer, with more mathematics and scientific studies required than had been previously for the B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Pennsylvania Military College (1892 - 1966):
1934 Degree returned to being a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
1947 Pennsylvania Military College was divided into two divisions, the College Division and the Engineering Division
PMC Colleges (1966 - 1972):
1966 Masters of Engineering Program started. The first two graduates received a Master of Engineering Degree in Systems Engineering.
1966 Undergraduate program in Engineering accredited by the Engineering Council for Professional Development.
1967 The Engineering Division was renamed the School of Engineering
1967 The graduate program in Engineering received approval by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction.
Widener College (1972 - 1979):
1972 The School of Engineering was renamed the Center of Engineering
Widener University (1979 - present):
1982 The Center of Engineering was renamed the School of Engineering
The above material was taken from Dr. Clarence Moll's thesis "A History of Pennsylvania Military College, 1821 - 1954" and from institutional Course Catalogs.
Material collected by Francis A. Bader during his time at Pennsylvania Military Preparatory School, 1936 - 1938, and Pennsylvania Military College, 1938 - 1942. Graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in 1942. Includes viewbooks (which include information about the history of the armory and the observatory), correspondence received after he graduated from Pennsylvania Military College, clippings, photographs. Sheet music to "Hello PMC" sheet music from the Glee Club. Textbooks used by Francis Bader and one Regulation Book.
Brochures for Widener University:
Possibilities News Letter - University College
President's Council Dinner
Postscript - Alumni News
School of Business Administration Awards Dinner
Martin Luther King Day
Moving Wall - PMC Museum
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Philadelphia Speaker Series
President's Lecture Speakers Series
Art Gallery and Archives Brochures
Art Gallery - Andrew Turner Catalog and Art Gallery Note Cards
Art Gallery Brochures for Openings
African American Alumni Association Scholarship Banquet
Small Business Development Center
Widener Partnership Charter School
Omicron Delta Kappa
C. Alan Rowe Tribute Dinner
President's Fall Reception
Brochures for Widener University, primarily 2008:
Law - Summer Institutes
Wilmington Campus - Map
School of Law - Harrisburg
School of Law - Wilmington
Undergraduate brochures from various disciplines
Calendar of Events
Invited Lecture Series & President's Lecture
African American Alumni
Alumni Publications and Events
President's Council Dinner
Stationary and postcards
Brochures for Widener University, primarily 2008 and 2009:
Teaching and Learning Conference
Staff Recognition Reception
Faculty Awards Banquet
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 2009\
Widener Law School Brochures
Widener Law Alumni Events