alert Rectangle 9 Rectangle 9 Rectangle 9 Rectangle 9 Group 4 email out facebook fax flickr grid instagram LINK linkedin location Group 47 Group 9 Group 9 Group 47 PHONE play Group 4 " Search twitter video face_white youtube

Digital Institutional Histories

Online Exhibits –

Institutional Histories


MollA History of Pennsylvania Military College: 1821-1954 by Clarence Moll

Doctoral thesis by Clarence Moll, who was President of Pennsylvania Military College, PMC Colleges, Widener College, and Widener University from 1959-1981. The book describes the history of the institution from 1821 - 1954.


BuxtonPennsylvania Military College: The Story of One Hundred Years 1821-1921 by Henry Buxton

This book is a history of Pennsylvania Military College from 1821 to 1921, written by the College Recorder. It includes numerous pictures and a "Who's Who" of many graduates and ex-cadets, describing their professions and military records.


Historical Chronologies

Campus Buildings

Aerial View Chalmer Kirkbride Armory

This exhibit chronicles the growth of the Chester Campus from 1894 to present, depicting the buildings that were constructed or acquired, as well as those that were demolished, to create the modern campus. It also includes information about the individuals for which the buildings were named.

To read histories about the institution that are located in the library visit Printed Institutional Histories.


Libraries - From Old Main to Wolfgram

 Library in Old Main  Memorial Library  Wolfgram Memorial Library

This exhibit showcases the history of library service on the Chester Campus throughout the institution’s history.  Focusing on each of the three buildings that have housed the library over the years, the exhibit includes documents and pictures that tell the story of each building and the services provided.


Taps Lyrics - History

Sources attribute authorship of certain lyrics to ‘Taps’ to Rukard Hurd or J. Berg Esenwein, both associated with Pennsylvania Military College.  This exhibit displays the sources that suggest the authorship of these lyrics.  These sources do not prove who wrote the lyrics, but provide evidence for each claim.

For help, contact Jill Borin (610) 499-4376