Explanation of Pennsylvania Military College uniforms & artifacts. Brochure entitled "What the Nation's Great Men say about Pennsylvania Military College", includes quotes from Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Wanamaker, Admiral Richard D. Byrd and others. Quotations about Pennsylvania Military College including the one by President Warren G. Harding "If I had a dozen sons I'd send every one of them to PMC for here you make men".
"History of the Corps," from the Dome, 1964.
Copies of student papers written by the students of Dr. Joseph Edgette relating to the history of Widener University. Topics include:
1. MacMorland Center & Major General Edward Elliott MacMorland
2. Clarence R. Moll Residence Hall
Speech given to the Delaware County Historical Society by General MacMorland 1954.
Reprint of an Article in the Delaware County Daily Times written by Ed Gephart entitled "...Death of the Corps", in 1972.
Excerpts from the "Handbook of Fourth Class Knowledge". including "Symbolism of the PMC Ring" and "Shield and Crest of Pennsylvania Military College."
Copy of 1867 PMC Course Catalog that includes sections on:
A History of the School
Moral Training and Discipline
Wardrobe and Uniform
Courses of Instruction
List of Graduates
List of Undergraduates.
(Other catalogs around this time period include similar items.)
History of Alfred Deshong and the Deshong Family.
"Looks What's Happened to Widener", and article published in the Swarthmorean.
Article from the Delaware County Times August 1, 2004 about the rising cost of college tuition. Has picture of Old Main on front and deals with tuition increases at Widener.
Widener University 2002 - 2003 Tour Guide Training Handbook. Includes historical information about the University, the sculptures on campus, a brief history of the campus buildings, and also miscellaneous historical facts.
Article from the Sunday Bulletin dated September 2, 1951 describing a history of Pennsylvania Military College, including a history of the ROTC Program.
Articles found in various publications regarding the history of Pennsylvania Military Academy when it was in West Chester in the 1860s. (Originals of articles were found in the Chester County Historical Society collections.)
History of radio station WDNR, written by Arthur Kalemkarian Jr. in 2003.
Cadet experiences in various wars: Spanish American War (Henry Thomason), Korean War (George Bjotvedt), and World War II (Carl Schaubel).
Documents about Cadet Life: Handbook of Fourth Class Knowledge; Standard Operating Procedure 1969; The Boardwalk Bowl; "What time is it" and "How's the Cow?" from the Rook experience.
Draft of article about Widener's history.
Pennsylvania Military College 125th Anniversary.
Widener and Pennyslvania Military College history, articles from Widener Alumni Magazine.
Document titled: "Pennsylvania Military College; 1954-1974 - Growth, Vision and Service".