Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Special Lecture on Cooperative Extension at PSU

Jan Scholl, associate professor

A special lecture, titled “The Impact of Cooperative Extension at Penn State,” by Jan Scholl, associate professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology education, is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

The presentation complements “The Power of Agricultural Cooperative Extension: 100 Years of Penn State Service,” an exhibition on display through Sept. 15 in The Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.

For additional information about this exhibit and the archival collections related to Penn State Extension, contact Jackie R. Esposito, University archivist at 814-863-3791 or
For additional information about this exhibit and the University Archives or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Jackie Esposito at 814-863-3791 or

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Finding Aids!

Due to a busy summer schedule, it has been awhile since we have put up a list of updated/new finding aids. However, we are pleased to present a long list this August! Happy hunting!

HCLA 1443 - Harry Block papers

PSUA 476 - Intercollegiate Athletics Records (currently under litigation hold)

Friday, July 18, 2014

1956 Time Capsule from Hibbs Hall Cornerstone Opened!

Yesterday afternoon, University Archivist Jackie Esposito attended the opening of the 1956 time capsule found in a Hibbs Hall cornerstone on June 17th. Inside were items ranging from sorority hats to magazines, handbooks (remember those from one of the first Archive Adventure posts?), campus guides, and newspapers. Jackie was on hand to help identify the items and their organizations, such as an item from the WRA (Women's Recreation Association). In the next few months, workers will replace with 1956 time capsule with a 2014 version, complete with iPhone, THON T-shirts, a signed football from Coach Franklin, and items from daily life at Penn State.

You can see Jackie's interview here on WJAC-10, or read about the event on Onward State.