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Selected Sources on the History of Franklin College, Marshall College, Franklin & Marshall College, and Franklin & Marshall Academy


  • Alumni Association. Franklin and Marshall College Obituary Record. v.1-2. (June 1897 - June 1909). Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1903. LD1871 F21 (obituary notices of prominent men affiliated with the institutions; includes name indexes).
  • Appel, Theodore. Recollections of College Life. Reading, PA: 1886. LD3231 M65 A6 (re: Marshall College and life in Mercersburg, Pa. : :)
  • Brubaker, John H., III. Hullabaloo Nevonia; an Anecdotal History of Student Life at Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA : Franklin & Marshall College, 1987. LD 1871 F24 B78 1987(illustrated and indexed guide to the history of student life).
  • Catalog of Officers and Students, 1787 - 1903. Lancaster, PA : Franklin & Marshall College, 1903. LD 1871 F21a (has name index of persons affiliated with Franklin College, Marshall College, F & M, and Mercersburg College).
  • Charters of Franklin college, Marshall college and Franklin and Marshall college and By-laws of Franklin and Marshall college. Lancaster, PA.: Franklin and Marshall College, 1942. LD1871.F17 1942 Charters available online
  • Deslippe, Dennis with Johanna Schein and Alysse Vaccaro. An Institution Re-founded: Coeducation at Franklin & Marshall College. An Oral History.  Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 2009.
  • Douglas, Henry Kyd. The Douglas Diary; Student Days at Franklin and Marshall College 1856 - 1858. Frederic Shriver Klein and John Howard Carrill, eds. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1973. LD 1871 F24 .D68 1872
  • Dubbs, Joseph Henry. History of Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1903. LD 1871 F22 D8 1903
  • Griffith, Sally F. Liberalizing the Mind: Two Centuries of Liberal Education at Franklin & Marshall. University Park: PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. LD1871 .F22 G75 2010
  • Hartman, Charles S. Franklin and Marshall Academy, the last seventy-one years of its history, 1872-1943 / edited by Theodore H. Rupp. 2nd edition . Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College, 1997. LD1871.F22 H3 1997 Archives (History of Franklin and Marshall Academy.)
  • Klein, Frederic Shriver. Since 1787: The Franklin and Marshall Story. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1968. LD 1871 F22 K48
  • Klein, Frederic Shriver. Spiritual and Educational Background of Franklin and Marshall College. Franklin and Marshall College Studies Series No. Two. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1939. LD 1871 F22 K5
  • Klein, Harry Martin John. A Century of Education at Mercersburg, 1836-1936. Lancaster, PA: 1936. LD 7501 M42772 K6(re: Marshall College and the later Mercersburg College and Academy.)
  • Klein, Harry Martin John. Franklin and Marshall Papers. v.1:1. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1936. LD1871 F2a (collection of essays on academic and campus life topics.)
  • Klein, Harry Martin John. History of Franklin and Marshall College (1787 - 1948). Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1952. LD 1871 F22.K6
  • Leslie, W. Bruce. "Between Piety and Expertise: Professionalization of College Faculty in the 'Age of the University.'" Quarterly Journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Association. v. 46:3 (July 1979). pp. 245 - 265.
  • Leslie, Bruce. Gentlemen and scholars : college and community in the "Age of the University," 1865-1917, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992. LB2329 U6 L48 1992
  • Leslie, Bruce. "Localism, Denominationalism, and Institutional Strategies in Urbanizing America: Three Pennsylvania Colleges, 1870 - 1915." History of Education Quarterly. Fall 1977, pp. 235 - 256.
  • Leslie, Bruce. "Response of Four Colleges to the Rise of Intercollegiate Athletics, 1865 - 1915. Journal of Sport History. v.3:3 (Winter 1976).
  • Roeder, Samuel Marsteller. Diaries of a 19th century college man, 1851-1936 / Samuel Marsteller Roeder ; edited by a granddaughter, Dorothy Nace Tharpe. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College/Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1985. LD1871.F24 R6 (Diary of F&M 1875 graduate.)
  • Rupp, Theodore H. A collection of recollections: Franklin and Marshall Academy 1920-1943. Lancaster, PA: Franklin and Marshall College, 1993.LD7501.L36 F75 Archives (Franklin and Marshall Academy student life. )
  • [Rush, Benjamin]. A Letter by Dr. Benjamin Rush Describing the Consecration of the German College at Lancaster in June, 1787. [with introduction and notes by Lyman H. Butterfield.] Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1945. LD 1871 F22 R8
  • Schuyler, David and Jane A. Bee. Franklin & Marshall College. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press, 2004 LD1871.F233 S38 2004  (Pictorial history of Franklin & Marshall College.)
  • Schuyler, David and Lydia Wood. Thy Campus Stretching Long. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 2007. LD1871.F233 S38 2007  (Landscape history of Franklin & Marshall College.)
  • Schuler, David with Rachel Sheffield and Kostis Kourelis. Constructing the Campus, Franklin & Marshall College 1853-2019. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 2019. LD1871.F23 S38 2019 (History of Franklin & Marshall College's buildings and grounds.)
  • Stameshkin, David M.  Jews and F&M, 1787-2016: A Brief History.  Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 2017. LD1871.F22 S73 2017
  • Taylor, Charles Wimbert. A history of intercollegiate athletics at Franklin and Marshall College. Master's Thesis. 1962. LD1871.F245 T38 1962 Archives (Franklin and Marshall College--Sports--History.)
  • Young, Henry James. An Historical Account of the Goethean Literary Society of Franklin and Marshall College. Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College, 1941. LD 1871 F241 G5 1941