This box contains information about African Americans at Pennsylvania Military College and Widener:
Folder 1: Keith Bodden Personal papers and photos including: Photograph of him while at PMC, 1960 PMC Commencement Program; Slater Bulletin - Food Service Newsletter that includes picture of Keith sitting at a dining table; PMC Parents Bulletin from 1960; PMC Student Science Program Luncheon from 1958 (Black and White photo); Copy of picture of PMC Cadet formation in front of Old Main; NAACP Centennial Celebration, Morris County Branch, 2009. Copy of the PA NAACP newsletter September, 1976 (Keith Bodden was the Editor-in-Chief) Letter from Kieth Bodden to Jack Shafer (athletic director) and Steve Carcarey (Head Baseball coach) suggesting Lou Horner be recognized during 2008 baseball game as the first Afircan American on varsity baseball team 50 years ago. Letter from President Harris to Keith Bodden thanking him for sending the proposal for the Widener African-American Heritage Milestones Project, dated January 8, 2004. Letter to President Harris from Glenn Barnhill and Rosemary COnnors about the Widener University African American Heritage Fifty Year Milestones Project dated October 24, 2003. Letter from Keith Bodden about Widener's African American Heritage 50 Year Milestones dated January 26 2004 sent to Brent Staples of the New York Times with attachments. Letter to Keith Bodden from Robert Bruce.
Folder 2: Widener University African American Heritage Project: commemorates African American students at Pennsylvania Military College. Howard Lee Scott, (PMC Class of 1957), from Perry, Florida, was the first African American Graduate of Pennsylvania Military College. Charles Taylor Lowrie (PMPS Class of 1956), from Miami, Florida, was the first Black admitted to the Preparatory School. Lowrie went on the graduate from PMC in 1961.
Folder 3: Proposal from Keith Bodden to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln and also highlight the history of Widener University during the time of Lincoln. Includes 2 cds labeled Bodden 2009
Folder 4: Abraham Lincoln Proclamation signed by President Harris in February 2009.
Folder 5: First African Americans info
Folder 6: African Americans of PMC - Keith Bodden Coorespondence, clippings, 2 cd labels L. Horner 2/08, K Bodden
Folder 7: Theodore Pendarvis photos from the 1958 yearbook (copies), including his individual picture and a picture of the football team from the 1957-1958 season.
Folder 8: Powerpoint about African Americans at PMC by Justin Jackson
Folder 9: Widener Magazine Vol 18, No. 1 Spring 2008: includes article on Louis Horner
Folder 10: 2008 article about Louis Horner
Folder 11: "Living Histroy" Keith Bodden and Charles Lowrie interviews on CD, interview transcript
Folder 12: Article about the documentary film "1971," following the burglary of the FBI office in Media. Documents from this event were mailed to the BSU at PMC Colleges.
Information about the book signing by Louis Horner, PMC Class of 1962, related to his recently published book "Who Will Water the Flowers", February 2016.
Material about Gene Fesler and Louis Horner, early African American students at PMC.
Folder 19: Transcript of the Oral History done by Alonso Cavin, as he interviewed Keith Bodden and Charles Lowrie in 2003. This interview was turned into a YouTube video that is on the Widener Archives YouTube Channel.
Folder 20: First five female Afircan American students. These five woman graduated from PMC Colleges in 1973.
Folder 21: CD of an oral history done 2002, October 10, 2003 with Dr. Alonso Cavin interviewing Keith Bodden and Charles Lowrie. The CD is entitled "Living History: Keith Bodden and Charles Lowrie". Archival copy of this CD can be found in Box 2 Archival CDs & DVDs.