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”.