Monday, November 18, 2013

New Collections Available for Research!

The collections below represent new collections or collections with newly updated finding aids --

-Anne Dummett Papers (RBM 9466)  Ann Dummett (1930-2012) was a British campaigner for racial justice and an expert on immigration and nationality law. This collection consists of research notes; drafts of books and articles; documents from organizations dealing with issues of race, immigration, and nationality; copies of British government acts related to these topics; correspondence; periodicals; and books.

-Michael Dummett Papers (RBM 9526) - Michael Dummett was an advocate for racial justice, and worked extensively on issues of immigration. This collection includes materials related to the 1956 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and race and immigration in the United Kingdom.

-Robert P. Casey Papers (HCLA 1467) - Robert Patrick Casey, Sr. (1932-2000) served as 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania from January 1987 to January 1995, previously having served as Pennsylvania State Senator (1963-1968) and Auditor General (1969-1977). The Robert P. Casey papers document Governor Casey's administration through issue papers, daily schedules, budget proposals, speeches, newspaper clippings, press releases, artifacts, and audio-visual materials.

-Pennsylvania State University, Graduate School Records (PSUA 402) - The first graduate students at the Farmer's High School earned their degrees in 1863; the Graduate School was established in 1922. This collection of records from the Graduate School documents the School's students, faculty, and personnel.

-HUB-Robeson Galleries Records (PSUA-457) - This collection documents the history of exhibitions at the HUB Robeson Galleries through extensive artist files and contracts, correspondence, publicity and gallery management materials, as well as scrapbooks.

-Swigart-Shedd family collection on Pennsylvania iron furnaces (HCLA 6093)- This collection concerning iron furnaces primarily in the Juniata River valley of Pennsylvania. Materials include labeled photographs, National Register of Historic Places site inventory forms, papers, articles, and research files. The materials were compiled by Nancy Shedd, her father John Swigart, and her grandfather W. Emmert Swigart.

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