Visiting the Archives
The Archives is located on the third level of the Wolfgram Memorial Library and is open by appointment. Call (610) 499-4591 or (610) 499-4376 for more information or to arrange to use the Archives. In order to assure proper preservation of these unique Archival resources, materials must remain in the library while in use. However, the Archives has made copies of some of these materials available in the regular Wolfgram Memorial Library Collection as well as at the Library's Reserve Desk for use outside the Archives.
Archival Material Available at the Library's Reserve Desk
|Course Catalogs (Bulletins)||1986 - present||Paper|
|1856 - 2000||Microfilm|
|Yearbooks||1964 - present||Bound Volumes|
|Student Newspapers||1877 - 2002||Microfilm|
|2002 - present||Paper|
The Reserve Desk provides a series of notebooks that contain articles on a variety of historical topics, including:
- A General History of PMC and Widener University
- The Widener Family
- Old Main
- The Castle
- The Manor House
- John Lance Geoghegan (Vietnam hero, depicted in the movie "We Were Soldiers")
- Burt Mustin, TV Actor, Class of 1903
- Information about the history of the City of Chester
- A History of Pennsylvania Military College: 1821-1954.
- Pennsylvania Military College: The Story of One Hundred Years, 1821-1921.
- Widener College: Minimizing Conflict in Accomplishing Change.Beneath the Dome of PMC: The Story of Pennsylvania Military College 1821-1972.