Collections: Digital Collections
The Archives and Special Collections is pleased to offer select items
from its collections online. We will continue to develop our digital
collections and make them more widely available to the public. Please
visit our digital collections in the following areas:
of Franklin and Marshall College by Joseph Henry Dubbs, 1903
- Monograph history of Franklin College 1787-1853, Marshall College
1836-1853, and Franklin and Marshall College 1853-1903 published
by the Alumni Association for the 1903 "Golden Jubilee" celebration.
of Franklin and Marshall College, 1787-1948 by H.M.J. Klein, 1952
- Monograph history of Franklin College 1787-1948 published by the
Alumni Association in commemoration of the 1953 centennial of Franklin
and Marshall College. In addition to the College's early history,
covers the period from 1903, including the College's recent role
in World War II.
- Since 1787: The Franklin and Marshall College Story by Frederic S. Klein,
- Brief history of Franklin College 1787-1968.
of the Harbaugh Club of Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster,
PA. by Fred D. Wentzel, 1918
- History of the Harbaugh Club, a social and eating club founded in
1900 that became Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity after WWI. The club
has been revived in recent years.
- Franklin and Marshall Academy: The Last Seventy-One Years of its History
1872-1943 by Charles Stahr Hartman.
- History of the College's boys preparatory school that operated on
campus as a separate educational institution (after originating
as the College's preparatory department) from 1872-1943.
- Franklin and Marshall College Student Newspaper, 1873-2011
- Search 138 years of the F&M student newspaper - College Days
(1873-1879); F&M Weekly (1891-1915); Student Weekly
(1915-1964); College Reporter (1964-2011).
- Franklin and Marshall
College Student Honors Theses
- F&M student honors theses from 2005 to the present.
- Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Magazine
- Searchable pdf full-text of F&M's Alumni magazines Franklin and Marshall
Alumnus, F&M Today, F&M News, and Franklin and Marshall College Magazine, 1924-1999. (in progress)
- The Oriflamme
- Full color images of the Oriflamme, the yearbook of Franklin
and Marshall College since 1883. (1883-1925 complete; 1926-1940 in progress)
- Catalogue of Officers and Students, 1787-1903,
Franklin College, 1787-1853, Marshall College, 1836-1853, Franklin and Marshall College, 1853-1903
- Contains listings of all known students, faculty, and trustees of Franklin, Marshall, and Franklin and Marshall Colleges 1787-1902 compiled from College records. Note that due to a lack of surviving records that not all Franklin College students are known.
- College and Academy Photo Albums
- Several photographic albums of the College and F&M Academy have been digitized
and are available.
- Views of Franklin and Marshall
College, 1892 (PDF)
- F&M Photographs, 1902 (PDF)
- Views of Franklin and Marshall
College, 1906 (PDF)
- Views Franklin and Marshall
Academy, 1913 (PDF)
- Views Franklin and Marshall
Academy, 1914 (PDF)
- Franklin and Marshall College
Founding Documents Online
- A selection of important documents relating to the founding of Franklin
College, 1787; Marshall College, 1836 and Franklin and Marshall College,
1853. Includes charters, financial documents, deeds, correspondence
and other items.
Franklin and Marshall College in World War One
- Features the World War One diaries of J. Reah Hollinger (F&M 1917). J. Reah Hollinger (1895-1996) was a 1913 graduate of Franklin and Marshall Academy and 1917 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.
After graduating from Franklin and Marshall, Hollinger enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard and later became a member of the 111th Ambulance Company (consisting of many persons from Lancaster County, PA)
under the command of Captain Charles P. Stahr (F&M 1897). Hollinger's diaries cover the period January 1, 1918 to June 20, 1919
and give insight into the experiences of an ordinary soldier in WWI as well as WWI medical care.
- Franklin and Marshall College Film Footage
- A selection of streaming video clips is available for viewing online.
The clips are taken from the earliest College films dating from 1926-1950
and depict various campus events.
- Franklin and Marshall College Photographs
- Photographs of College events, commencements, dedications, family
and homecoming weekends, class reunions, etc. since 2006 are available
in digital format online at flickr.
Netherlands Book of Hours
- This ca. 1450 illuminated manuscript is attributed to the Utrecht school and the Dutch
translation of Gerd de Groot. Handwritten and decorated on vellum, this
type of religious work was commissioned by a family for home devotional
use. This item is the oldest "book" owned by the library. It was completely
scanned and made available as part of Lehigh University's Digital Library
of Illuminated Manuscripts.
- Reynolds Family Papers
- Portions of the Reynolds Family Papers, particularly those of Civil War
general John Fulton Reynolds and Admiral William Reynolds were digitized
in 2003 with the support of a 2002 NETShare grant award. The award program
is an extention of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA),
and is administered in Pennsylvania through the Department of Education,
Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
- George McIlvain 1835 Diary
- George McIlvain's personal diary of trip, accompanied by his mother Mary
Porter McIlvain, along Pennsylvania Canal (and other waterways) from Williamstown,
Lancaster County, PA to Paoli Indiana, April 8 to May 30, 1835. Diary
contains itinerary, expenses, and observations. Diary is part of larger
Muench Family papers collection. George Duffield McIlvain was born on
February 22, 1811 in Lancaster County, PA the son of Robert McIlvain and
Mary Porter (b. 1765?). He married Caroline Margaret Slaymaker on November
21, 1837. Their son Robert Porter McIlvaine was born January 12, 1839,
died 1918. George ran a limestone quarry and lime kiln in Paradise Township,
Lancaster County from about 1832 until he died on February 24, 1857.
- Pennsylvania German Fraktur Collection
- A component of the Unger-Bassler German-American Imprint Collection, this
collection contains fine examples of printed and handcolored taufscheins
(birth and baptismal certificates), vorshrifts (writing examples), haus
segens (house blessings), bucherzeichen (book plates), and drawings created
by Pennsylvania Germans.
- Pennsylvania German Broadside Collection
- A component of the Unger-Bassler German American Imprint Collection, this
collection contains fine examples of printed broadsides designed and distributed
among Pennsylvania Germans. (in progress)
- Lancaster County Digitization Project - LCDP
- F&M is proud to be a founding member of the Lancaster County Digitization
Project. Formed in the spring of 2004, LCDP is a county-wide consortium
of cultural institutions interested in digitizing Lancaster county newspaper
and manuscript collections.
All items posted here are intended for non-commercial, scholarly research purposes only and some may
be copyright of Franklin and Marshall College. Permission may be required for use.
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