The College has been designated the public repository for the Johannes Schwalm Historical
Association research collection, an organization dedicated to the history of "Hessian" soldiers
from German principalities who served the British crown during the American Revolution.
The Archives & Special Collections Department holds some genealogical information relating to
current and former Franklin & Marshall College faculty, students and administrators only. All
church records and family histories were transferred to the Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1967.
Many regional Libraries and Historical Societies maintain Special Collections of historical
manuscripts, archives, and rare books that may be of interest to the researcher. Please visit their
websites for further information.
These pages may assist you in determining the value of your autograph, rare book, poster, print,
map, or historic newspaper. Unfortunately, Archives & Special Collections of Franklin cannot
research your item for you, and will not appraise the value of your item.