Monday, June 9, 2014

New Finding Aids Published

Our archival processors had a busy spring. Here are the latest new and updated finding aids for some of our collections:
HCLA 1648 Mary Gyla McDowell 100th Volunteer Infantry Regiment papers - This collection consists of diaries, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, pencil sketches and photographs, memoirs and Veterans' society records of the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. It also includes many manuscript drafts and transcripts of war time correspondence written by Mary McDowell.

HCLA 1783 Henry Shoemaker papers - Henry W. Shoemaker, born in 1880, was an author, banker, newspaper columnist, newspaper publisher, diplomat, archivist, civil servant, and collector of Pennsylvania folklore. The collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting Shoemaker's professional and family life and personal interests.

RBM 2385 Sir Edward Maufe architectural papers - Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe (1883-1974) was first principal architect for the United Kingdom from 1943 to 1969, noted for churches, cathedrals, and various war memorials. This collection consists of architectural drawings, blueprints, and pencil sketches as well as business records from English architect Sir Edward Maufe.

RBM 9526 Michael Dummett papers - Michael Dummett was a philosopher and advocate for racial justice who worked extensively on issues related to immigration. This collection includes materials related to his academic interests in philosophy and voting procedures and to his personal passions for electoral reform and racial equality.

RBM 9555 Wanda Gag papers - Artist/illustrator, translator and author Wanda Gág (1893-1946) created picture books that integrated a dynamic visual style and vitality with the stories. This collection consists of materials related to the book Tales from Grimm for which Gág translated, interpreted, and illustrated stories from Grimm.

PSUA 84 Bernard Asbell papers - Bernard Asbell was an associate professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University teaching nonfiction writing from 1984 until his retirement in 1992. He was the author of twelve books, most notably The Pill: A Biography of the Drug That Changed the World (1995) and Paterno: By the Book (1991). This collection of papers from Bernard Asbell documents his work as an author and includes manuscripts, notes, information files and audiotapes.

PSUA 141 A.E. Bye papers - Arthur Edwin Bye, Jr. received a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from the Pennsylvania State University in 1942. One of his earliest projects was designing a woodland landscape for the Reisley house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Pleasantville, NY. Mr. Bye published several books, most notably Art into Landscape, Landscape into Art, filled with photographs, many of his own works, framing landscaped views both natural and man made that he thought successful. This collection of the papers of Arthur Edwin Bye, Jr. includes architectural drawings, articles, correspondence, plans, prints, brochures, invoices, contracts, reports, and photographs. [Still being processed by intern, updated finding aid simply reflects incorporation of recent accretions]

PSUA 149 Clarence Ray Carpenter papers - C. Ray Carpenter was research professor of psychology and anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, 1940-1970, and University of Georgia, 1970-1974. He studied primate behavior, produced primate films and videotapes, and researched communication processes.

PSUA 470 Ivan Illich audiotapes - Ivan Illich spent fall semesters in residence as a visiting faculty for Penn State's Science, Technology and Society Program from 1986 to 1996. He published a series of books treating a range of topics from gender to water to literacy during his Penn State years. This collection of the visiting faculty and social historian Ivan Illich consists of 24 audiotapes of his lectures from the 1970s, primarily about the institutionalization of education.

PSUA 478 Baseball records - The first organized Penn State baseball team played in 1875; the team was established in 1893, and a permanent coach hired in 1903. This collection includes media guides, statistics, newspaper clippings, photographs, and artifacts.

PSUA 1111 Pennsylvania State University at Erie records - Pennsylvania State University at Erie began in 1948 as The Behrend Center of Penn State, offering the first year of college courses. In 1959, it became The Behrend Campus of Penn State, and in 1973, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, granting four-year and graduate degrees. This collection includes personnel files, continuing education course materials, records of Provost and Dean John M. Lilley's administration, the School of Science, and faculty organizations.

PSUA 1281 Ben Franklin Technology Center of Central and Northern Pennsylvania records - The first PSU-affiliated Ben Franklin Technology Center, established in 1982 as the Advanced Technology Center of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, is an investment program providing financial resources for projects to develop new products, processes, and jobs with the mission of drawing investment capital to Pennsylvania. It later was renamed the Ben Franklin Technology Center of Central and Northern Pennsylvania. The Ben Franklin Technology Center records document its administrative activities, including project summaries for technology transfers; correspondence, primarily as agreements between partners; and financial proceedings from the 1990s.

PSUA 1292 Intellectual Property Office records - The Intellectual Property Office is a unit of the Research and Technology Transfer Organization in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research. It is responsible for managing, protecting, and licensing the intellectual property of faculty, graduate students, and staff at all Penn State University locations. The records of the Intellectual Property Office consist primarily of patent files, invention disclosures, agreements, and correspondence.

PSUA 1392 Office of Student Activities records - This collection primarily documents the allocation of student activity fees to various student organizations and events at The Pennsylvania State University. Materials include annual financial reports from student organizations, files for active and defunct student organizations, and correspondence and publications about student government, housing issues, and events, with a few photographs and t-shirts. An Office of Student Activities was active before World War II. It had as one of its primary functions the oversight of funds for student organizations and events. In 1997, it became a subordinate body of the Office of Union and Student Activities (USA).

PSUA 1410 Theta Chi, Omega Chapter records - Theta Chi, Omega chapter, was founded at Penn State College as a men's social fraternity in 1919. The collection contains a history of the Omega chapter of Theta Chi fraternity; a petition to become a chapter; newsletters (1991-2009); photographs of the Penn State campus, groups and individuals, and the fraternity; a 1919 signature book, rattle, and a picture and memento book; a drawing of the fraternity house (1990); and papers of two fraternity members.

PSUA 6421 Penn State Altoona records - Penn State Altoona traces it's history back to 1929 when Penn State College (now Penn State University) began offering technical evening classes in Altoona. This collection contains administrative records for Penn State Altoona. These materials include personnel files, legal file, records from the Chancellor's office, and other records related to the administration of Penn State Altoona.

PSUA 8488 Women's Ice Hockey records - The Penn State women's hockey team was founded as a club program in 1996 and soon became a varsity team. The team began competing at the NCAA Division I level in 2012. This collection consists of clippings, articles, press releases, and moving image recordings related to the women's ice hockey team.

PSUA 9551 Charles F. Beatty, Jr. papers - This collection consists of papers, certificates, photos, and artifacts during Charles Beatty's time as a student and football player at Penn State.

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