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Cambria County and Pennsylvania history

Title

Cambria County and Pennsylvania history

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

Unknown

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description 

  • Photographs of Cambria county areas
  • St. Michael's Church, Loretto, Pa. (early 1960s)
  • Saint Joseph’s Church, Hart’s Sleeping Place, Cambria County, Pa.142nd anniversary 1972
  • Cambria County Sesquicentennial Program 1954
  • Johnstown Tribune History article
  • Sacred Heart Church, Hanover, Pa. (late 1950s? Early 1960’s)
  • Poems about Loretto, Pa:
    • Majestic Mountain Pines by Fr. Benedict English (1934)
    • Beautiful Valleys of Penn by Mrs. H. Condon Cleary (1947)
    • Loretto by Sr. M. Fides Glass (1932)
  • Communion Certificate in German for Albina Schuttelkopf at St. Marien, Altoona, Pa.   (1894)
  • Lily of the Coal Fields by Will H. Whalen (1910) - Frontispiece only, autographed by the author.
   

Location

M - 44

Additional Information

Campus Club - Photographs

Title

Campus Club - Photographs

Inclusive Dates

1950s?-1970s

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

The Campus Club was a  opened in the basement of Doyle Hall in February 1947.  It consisted of a lounge with a pool tale and a second room with a soda bar where students and their dates could purchase candy, ice cream, soft drinks, sandwiches, coffee and donuts.  Campus Club later moved to the JFK Student Center.  It was renamed as Frankies.  Campus Club 1950s-1970s

Location

P2-017  (formerly P1-04-03-02)  

 

Campus Events

Title

Campus Events

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Unity Day (programs) – sponsored by the Multicultural Club, Spanish Club, Gen Education, Current Affairs, Resident Life, Enrollment Management, Student Development, Student Government and Faculy/Staff (1992, 2001).

Pledge papers signed by various clubs and faculty, staff and students.

Location

A1-05-27

Campus Mailings

Title

Campus Mailings

Inclusive Dates

1996-2000

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Campus mailings of student activities, Student Center fliers.

Location

A1-04-25 (1996-1997)

A1-04-25a (1997 - 2000)

Campus Maps

Title

Campus Maps

Inclusive Dates

1962-1969

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

3 maps

Description

  • Proposal for Residential and Commercial Development adjacent to Saint Francis College (College Heights), blueprint of College Heights sub-division, February 1, 1969 (20x30)
  • Proposed Master Plan for Saint Francis College, blueprint of Proposed Master Plan for Saint Francis College, no date, revised January 11, 1969 (29.5x48)
  • Proposed Master Plan for Saint Francis College - some color, blueprint of Proposed Master Plan for Saint Francis College that contains some color, no date, revised January 11, 1969 (29.5x48)

Location

Flat file Drawer #14

Campus Planning Drawings

Overview of Collection:                               

Inclusive Dates:

Bulk Dates:

Linear feet:  Housed in an acid-free archival storage box mesuring 23x17x3

Language of materials: English

Scope and Content Note

Undated drawing on 22x12 tissue paper, scale is 1”=100’   

  • Includes Ave Maria Hall, Amici Hall, Giles Hall, Torvian, Monastery and Chapel, Schwab Hall on East Side of Campus
  • Cemetery, maintenance, boiler house, Raymond Hall, Doyle Hall, Scouts Hall, Science and Library on West Side of Campus

Undated drawing of campus on mylar, 22-1/2” x 14-1/2”, shows proposed administration building near north side of campus

Provenance

Restrictions

None, these materials are available upon request.

Processor

These materials were processed by and inventory was written by Barbara Doll. The inventory was last updated on March 6, 2018.

Location         A2-06-14

Campus - Photographs

Title

Campus - Photographs

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Location

/Description

  • Constructions 1950s-1960s -- P1-136
  • Campus outdoors candids 1980s-1990s  -- P1-187
  • Campus outdoors candids 1980s-1990s  -- P1-188
  • Campus (general), Aerial photos, Bookstore, Barracks, Bell Tower, Entrances Campus Club 1950s-1970s  --  P2-015
  • Chapel, Dorms (Agnes, Amici, Clare, Elizabeth, Giles, Joan, Louis), Carmelite Monastery, Sierra College, Frat, St. Michael's Church  -- P2-016
  • Campus, Buildings Slides  --  P2-033

Location

/Description

P1-136  (formerly P1-03-02-09)
P1-187
P1-188
P2-015  (formerly P1-04-03-00)
P2-016  (formerly P1-04-03-01)
P2-033

Catalogs (SFC/SFU)

Title

Catalogs (SFC/SFU)

Inclusive Dates

1914/15 – 2012/13

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Saint Francis College/University catalogs

Location

TCA 378.91 G11 (Stack B1)

Catalogs – SFC (originals)

Title

Catalogs – SFC (originals)

Inclusive Dates

1899-1900, 1901-1902, 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1925, 1941- 42 thru 1964-65

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

 

Location

A1-05-31 (1899-1900, 1901-1902, 1911-12, 193-14, 1925)

A1-06-15 (1941-1942 thru 1964-1965)

Cauley (Harry E.) Manuscripts

Title

Cauley (Harry E.) Manuscripts

Inclusive Dates

1950s – 1960s

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

1 document case

Description

Mr. Cauley was a 1952 graduate of Saint Francis College, BA in English.  He was an active member of the dramatic club, German club, Glee club, Loretto staff, Omega Phi Chi member and a library assistant.  He later graduated from the American Theatre Wing.  He is an actor, playwright, director and producer.  He was an artist-in-residence at California State College, San Bernandino CA and had his own professional summer stock theatre – Apple Hill Playhouse.

File contains original and photocopied of plays and poems, programs from plays Mr. Cauley either wrote, acted in, directed or produced.  Photos may contain him in his roles.

Plays include: 

  • Any Eve for Adam;
  • Early to Bed;
  • Sleep With the Enemy;
  • The Stigma;
  • Let Me Hear You Smile written with Lee Thuna;
  • Separate Checks, Please written with Sally Jane Heit.

Poems include: 

  • Mother Goose Rumble;
  • Don’t See Paris;
  • I’m Sick;
  • Class Song for “Blackboard Jungle”;
  • Look for the Bluebird;
  • Funny Boy.

Photographs include: 

  • Buzzi, Cauley, and Monte Boyle from Four for Tonite;
  • Susan Luckey and Cauley from Show Biz-LA;
  • Pat Carroll and Cauley from Marriage Go Round;
  • Allen Case and Cauley from the Rain Maker; Vivian Brown and Cauley from Compulsion.

Programs from plays in which Cauley acted: 

  • The Great Sebastians (1958);
  • Fair Game;
  • Hotel Paradise;
  • Springtime for Harry (autographed by Edward Everett Horton, 1960);
  • The Grass is Greener (1961);
  • Show Biz-LA (which Cauley also produced, 1962);
  • Fallen Angels (1963);
  • Anniversary Waltz (1963);
  • Plain and Fancy (1963);
  • Little Mary Sunshine (1963);
  • Take Her, She’s Mine (1963);
  • Charley’s Aunt (1963);
  • Seven on Hand (which Cauley wrote and staged, 1963);
  • Come Blow Your Horn (1963);
  • Paisley Convertible (which Cauley also wrote and originally performed as Early to Bed).

Additional programs: 

  • For the Use of the Hall (which he directed, 1974);
  • Separate Checks, Please (written with Sally Jane Heit, starred in by Cauley and Heit, 1974);
  • The Versailles Impromptu and the Physician in Spite of Himself;
  • All in Favor Say I (book and dances by Cauley, produced at SFC, 1950s). 

Also includes programs which don’t mention Cauley: 

  • Teahouse of the August Moon (1963)
  • The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (autographed by Nancy Chesney, 1963)
  • an invitation to Let Me Hear You Smile (1973).

Location

M - 31

Centennial Items

Title

Centennial Items

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

 Items from the 1947 celebration of the founding of Saint Francis College
  • Candlesticks
  • 2 sets of candles
  • Trivet plaque
  • Centennial Edition of the Mainliner/Dispatch  10 copies 
  • Scrapbook (original)
  • St. Francis‘ Centennial, Pittsburgh Press, September 28, 1947 (Rotogravure section)

Articles on 1 sheet:

  • St. Francis Centennial offers visitors opportunity to study make-up of Loretto campus
  • Life at St. Francis “Tranquil” early catalogues tell its prospective college students
  • The Red Flash is back: Jim Leonard returns as Frankie Coach

In binder:

  • Centennial picture booklet, 1847-1947 (2 copies)
  • Civic-Alumni Centennial Commemoration, Oct. 5, 1947
  • Photographs from the Centennial celebrations (8” x 10”   b&w)
  • Saint Francis Centennial 1847-1947 Decal (red/white) 2 copies
  • Saint Francis College Centennial Solemn Pontifical Mass of Thanksgiving, the Feast of Saint Francis, 1947 (4)
  • Centennial Academic Convocation, 1847-1947, Oct. 4, 1947
  • Centennial 1847-1947, Saint Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania (Commemorative book) 4 copies
  • Franciscan Fathers and Saint Francis College of Loretto, Pennsylvania announce the Centennial of their Founding, 1847-1947 (includes 3 envelopes)

Location

M - 82

Centennial - Photographs

Title

Centennial - Photographs

Inclusive Dates

1947

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Photographs of the various events during the 1947 celebration of the founding of Saint Francis College in 1847.

Location

P1-043
P1-044
P1-045 (formerly P1-01-03-07
P1-01-03-07a
P1-01-03-08)

Center for International Education and Outreach

Title

Center for International Education and Outreach

Inclusive Dates

2008 -

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Ambialet information and materials

CIEO Newsletters

Location

A1-06-12

CERMUSA Collection (Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas)

Title

CERMUSA Collection  (Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas)

Inclusive Dates

1994 - 2014

 

Origin

On September 16, 1994, Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania responded to a request from the U. S. Navy for proposals to establish a Rural Healthcare Demonstration Project.  This response led to the creation of the Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas (CERMUSA) as a research and applied technology center.

“To research, innovate, and facilitate the application and commercialization of technology solutions, products, and other related services that enable and enhance accessible, sustainable, affordable, high quality healthcare and medical education to remote and under-served communities.” 

  • Maintain a global vision
  • Design and implement healthcare solutions and education through:
    • Telehealth
    • Telerehabilitation
    • Distance education
    • Informational technology
  • Develop cost-effective and sustainable solutions
  • Publish and present research findings to the scientific community
  • Develop partnerships with:
    • Universities
    • Military organizations
    • Rural and medically under-served healthcare providers
    • State/federal/private agencies and others

Source: CERMUSA website 2014

Arrangement

 

Volume

4 boxes, 2 loose plaques, 1 storage case, 1 antenna

Description

M185, M186

Pair of devices stored in 2 Boxes: 

RF to IP Bridge System.  CERMUSA developed a voice radio to IP bridging solution that provides a simple method to extend licensed radio frequency voice communications into areas unreachable by radio repeaters.   These devices were designed and constructed by David M. Wolfe, an employee of CERMUSA for use with the Johnstown Fire Department.  The invention represents the only know design and mechanical patents in Saint Francis University’s history.  The Patents are included. Each box contains the RF to IP Bridge System and a Communications device (Motorola). Box M152 also contains the documentation.

M186a

  • 100 ft. spool of Rugged Cat-5e Cable
  • 2 10 ft. AC Power Cables
  • 2 Motorola headsets with microphones
  • 1 Shure base stand

M186b

  • Pelican 1520 System Storage and Transport Case containing:
    • 2 RF 20 cables (purple)
    • 2 Motorola clip on units with coiled cables
    • 2 Freelinc clip on units
    • 2 12 volt DC Auxiliary Power Cables
    • 1 Freelinc AC power supply cable
    • 2 vehicle coiled power supply cables with red/black connectors
    • 2 black power cables, 125 V and 250 V
    • 1 blue cable with modular connectors & adapter
    • 2 Freelinc AC power supply cords with clips and Caplugs (red/black)
    • 1 DC 12 V coiled cable with red/black connectors
    • 1 coaxial cable RJFSTP CAT5E 24 AWG Shielded

M186c

Maxrad High-Gain Directional Antenna, Mount, and cabling

M187

Box contains: 

  • 2 Framed plaques: NTSS (National Telerehabilitation Service System Ribbon Cutting Johnstown, PA   July 2, 2003 (2 copies)
  • Framed plaque:  Virtual Classroom: Area colleges expand their reach via video, internet technology. Sunday, January 30, 2000. Article in the Altoona Mirror.
  • Framed sign: CERMUSA Portable & Mobile Classroom with color picture of the CERMUSA trailer.
  • Framed Plaque: In Appreciation, Cresson Area Ambulance Service, Inc. Gratefully acknowledges CERMUSA for the use of the Life-Pak – 12 cardiac monitor.  April 2, 2001. Cresson Area Station 75 Ambulance.
  • Framed Photograph: CERMUSA staff with John Murtha. Date Unknown, circa 2005.
  • Plaque: CERMUSA Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas, in recognition and appreciation for your efforts to promote improved emergency medical care and for your outstanding cooperation towards that end. Cresson Area Ambulance Service, Inc., Cresson, PA. Cresson Area Station 75 Ambulance. Date Unknown, circa 2005.

Binder: Documentation on the history and purpose of CERMUSA.

Folder:  CERMUSA origins, purpose

M188

Framed Plaque: NNMC/NMIMC/NHRC/NASJRB Virtual Ribbon-cutting Ceremony, 3 January 2001. Contains framed sections of ribbon.

M189  

Sign: CERMUSA, white, blue and green on Gray background.  Unknown date.

Location

M – 185, M – 186, M - 186a, M - 186b, M - 186c, M - 187, M – 188,  M - 189

Cessna (Gerald H., Dr.) Collection

Title

Cessna (Gerald H., Dr.) Collection

Inclusive Dates

1987

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

  • Plaque:  National Alumni Association of Saint Francis College Presents Its Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. Gerald H. Cessna.  August 15, 1987 M-155
  • Plaque: Distinguished Graduate, Gerald H. Cessna, M.D. Physician-Surgeon-Humanitarian Presented by The Alumni Association of St. Francis College August 26, 1967.  Plaque bears a scroll with the information here and a statue of St. Francis of Assisi.  M-154
  • Trophy: Mr. Frankie (1936 and 1937)

Location

M-154
M-155
On Filing Cabinet

Charles M. Schwab Invitational Golf Tournament

Overview of Collection: The Schwab Golf Tournament is held annually at the Immergrun Golf Course. The document case contains programs and save the date cards. Photographs include the winners and snapshots during and after the outings.

Inclusive Dates: 1978-2004

Bulk Dates: 1986-2004

Linear feet:  1 document case; 2 photo boxes; 1 negative box

Language of materials: English

Scope and Content Note

A1-01-38

  • 1986 10th Annual Program
  • 1988 12th Annual Program
  • 1989 13th Annual Program
  • 1990 14th Annual Program
  • 1991 15th Annual Program
  • 1992 16th Annual Program
  • 1993 17th Annual Program
  • 1994 18th Annual Program
  • 1995 19th Annual Program
  • 1998 21st Annual Program
  • 2000 24th Annual Program
  • 2001 25th Annual Program and Save the Date Card
  • 2002 26th Annual Program and Save the Date Card
  • 2004 28th Annual Program and Save the Date Card
  • Copies of photographs with notes
  • Negatives – 1992-1994
  • Photographs – 1978; 1987; 1989-1991 and Undated

P1-240

  • 1986; 1990; 1992-1994; 1998-1999; 2001-2002; 2004; Undated

Provenance

Restrictions

None, these materials are available upon request.

Processor

These materials were processed by and inventory was written by Carol Stoltz. The inventory was last updated on May 25, 2018.

Location

A1-01-38; P1-240

Charter of Incorporation of the St. Francis Academy of Loretto, Cambria County/Amendment to Charter of Incorporation

Title

Charter of Incorporation of the St. Francis Academy of Loretto, Cambria County/Amendment to Charter of Incorporation

Inclusive Dates

1858-1911

Origin

Photocopied from County Courthouse 1994

Arrangement

 

Volume

2 folders

Description

Photocopy of records from County Courthouse

  • Charter of Incorporation:  Record Book dated March 23, 1858 (page 477), docket entry no. 20, June 1, 1858.  Four 8 ½ x 14 inch pages.
  • Amendment to Charter:  Petition to change name from The Academy of Saint Francis to Saint Francis College dated March 1911 from Miscellaneous Record Book Volume 13, page 553.

Location

A1-03-45

Chemistry Department History

Title

Chemistry Department History

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

Researched by Rebecca Espenlaub, with assistance of Dr. Ed Zovinka

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Rebecca Espenlaub conducted a study of the chemistry department with the assistance of Dr. Ed Zovinka.  Includes questions sent to Fr. Albert Driesch about the Chemistry Club, tape that Fr. Driesch recorded answering some of the questions and transcribed answers.  The Chemistry Club was a chapter of the American Chemical Society.  Covers events of the time including the fire in the library and communication with chemists and chemical groups to send replacement journals.  Includes some mimeographed pages.

Driesch, Albert James.  Application for a grant for undergraduate instructional scientific equipment from the National Science Foundation, 1965.  2 copies

Correspondence on Tax Free non-beverage ethyl alcohol permits 1939-1942

Location

A1-02-25

Additional Information

Christian Hall Dedication

Title

Christian Hall Dedication

Inclusive Dates

October 3, 1998

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Programs, invitations, photographs and ribbons from the dedication of Christian Hall Residence building which was named after then Saint Francis College President Rev. Christian Oravec, T.O.R.

Location

A1-05-28

Church Histories (Local Counties)

Title

Church Histories (Local Counties)

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Souvenir of the Dedication of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Altoona PA (1923)

Golden Jubilee of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Johnstown PA (1955)

St. Mary’s of Czestochowa Gallitzin PA (1979)

A Jewel in the Diadem – Church of St. Patrick Newry PA Celebrates One Hundred and Seventy-Five Years of Service 1816-1991

Location

A1-06-11

Clares - Women's Auxiliary of Office of Development

Overview of Collection      Documents a woman’s auxiliary to Saint Francis College that was proposed by Barbara Travaglini in 1973.  The organization became an “assisting hand to the Development Office of the college as a means of helping financially and in all other possible ways to promote the betterment of Saint Francis College”.   In the spring of 1974 an antique show and sale was held, followed by a second sale in September of that year and another in April 1975.  In 1974 there was an auction as well.. 

Creator:                    
Inclusive Dates:      1973-1986
Bulk Dates:              
Quantity:
                 3 folders
Language:               Material is in English
Acquisition:                         
Access:                    Unrestricted
Processed by:          Barbara Doll October 6, 2017

Scope and Content Notes

  • Folder one covers 1973-1978.  These items were transferred to a folder from a 3-ring binder from the Development Office.  Includes letters, photographs, lists of items for the auction, etc.
  • Folder two : invitations
  • Folder three : programs
    • The 3rd Antique Show & Sale (flyer)
    • On the Auction Block 1974 list of items
    • Clares Dinner-Auction April 18, 1975 program
    • Spring Auction, The Clares, April 29, 1977 proram (annotated with winning bids?)
    • The Clares Spring Dinner Auction, April 27, 1979 programs (one with some annotations)
    • The Clares Spring Dinner Auction, April 25, 1980 program
    • The Clares Spring Dinner Auction, Benefit-Saint Francis College, April 24, 1981 programs (one with annotations)
    • The Clares Spring Dinner Auction, Benefit-Saint Francis College, May 19, 1984
    • Clares Auction Information, Saturday, April 12, 1986

Location:       A1-01-37

Updated:     10/06/2017

Clark (Phillip A., Fr.) and others - Photograph

Title

Clark (Phillip A., Fr.) and others - Photograph

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

1 framed photograph

Description

  • Photograph features Fr. Phillip A. Clark, TOR with a group of students in what looks like the library. 
  • Mass card included with photo with these vital statistics:  Born November 15, 1914/Professed June 25, 1934/Ordained May 22, 1941/Died February 11, 1972.

Location

M-172

Class of 1940 – Class Picture (copy)

Title

Class of 1940 – Class Picture (copy)

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

Linus Heming (April 2012)

Arrangement

 

Volume

1 copy of class picture*

Description

Picture is a (poor) copy of the original class picture of the Class of 1940.

Location

M-181

Additional Information

*Copy can be found in poster tube.

Classrooms, Instructors - Photographs

Title

     Classrooms, Instructors - Photographs

Inclusive Dates

     1980s-1990s

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Location/Description

P1-179  Classrooms, instructors 1980s-1990s

 

Clubs - Photographs

Title

Clubs

Inclusive Dates

1980s-1990s

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

P1-164   Clubs, Various 1980s-1990s

P1-165   Clubs, Various 1980s-1990s

P1-166   Clubs, Various 1980s-1990s

Location

P1-164

P1-165

P1-166

Collectibles (Saint Francis College)

Title

Collectibles (Saint Francis College)

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

Office of Advancement – Cindy Hollifield (August 2010)

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Various items used to promote the college (or were given as gifts)

Location

M-122

Additional Information

      11½ inch x 12 ¾ inch Saint Francis College plaques (2)

3 ½ inch x 2 ½ inch Saint Francis College Digital Clock

Saint Francis of Assisi (The Bell Tower Series) paperweight

Saint Francis College National Alumni Association clock

Saint Francis College 1847-1997 pins (2)

Saint Francis College bookmark clips (2)

Saint Francis College Schwab Hall trivet (added June 2011 from Conference Lower Level display case items)

Saint Francis College Counseling Center, Intercept Program - plastic red cup "Go Red Flash!"

Marathon Lap Guard, round cloth patch, white lettering on red background (13 cm.)  1920s? *

Saint Francis College Cigarette case, clear plastic (7.5 x 6 x 3 cm.) * included within:    

        Senior Ball SFC 1937, metal rope bracelet, gold with two tassels and emblem *

        St. Francis pin (red and white, 3.25 cm.), attached to one red and one white streamer, metal football attached below (gold, 

                 4 x 3.5 cm.) *

                       * Courtesy of Frank Seymour

Collections for Further Processing

Overview of Collection:        These items were processed and this finding aid created to allow staff to locate these items

Inclusive Dates:

Bulk Dates:

Linear feet:  

Language of materials: English

Scope and Content Note Small collections which may grow in the future

  • Academic Convocation, October 4, 1960
    • Honoring His Excellency The Most Reverence J. Carroll McCormick, D.D.
  • Academic Recognition
    • School of Humanities, Behavioral Sciences and Education (2009)
    • School of Arts & Letters (2010-2011 ; 2013-2015 ; 2017-2018)
  • Admissions Report 1974
  • All Sports Results 1996-97
  • Alumni Social Activity, 1988-1989 Annual Report
  • Business Resource Center News Releases (1995-1996)
  • DiCerbo, Lou (class of 1959) and his wife Pat – funded The Rev Gabriel J. Zeis, T.O.R. Endowment in Franciscan Studies and Roman Catholic Theology
    • Celebrating the Generosity and Friendship of Lou and Pat DiCerbo, March 30, 2017 program
    • Eucharistic Liturgy program  --His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan was Presider
    • Commemorative card with Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi on back
  • Environmental Action Society Calendars (2016-2018)
  • Franciscan Summer Program, July 1979
  • Feast of Saint Francis – Campus Ministry Bulletin October 4, 1981
  • Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, June 29, 1982
    • celebrated by the Clergy Alumni of Saint Francis College and Saint Francis Seminary,
  • Freshmen Welcome address, Father Christian Oravec, August 26, 1999
  • Greek Community Annual Report 1995-1996
  • Letters from Loretto, play by F. J. Hartland, Sesquicentennial Celebration
  • Life Skills for Student-Athletes (Course Syllabus) undated
  • Marine Corps Request to Commission graduates May, 1967
  • Parents’ Council (1985-1990 ; 1992 ; 1996
  • Sports Information Correspondence (1984-1991)
  • Task Force on Fair Employment Practices (Established in December 2004 by Father Gabe) 2004-2006
  • Wrestling Reunion (September 16, 2017)
    • Invitation ; Program ; Alumni Profiles

Provenance

Restrictions

None, these materials are available upon request.

Processor

These materials were processed by and inventory was written by Barbara Doll. The inventory was last updated on June 28, 2018.

Location             A1-01-41

College Information

Title

College Information

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

1 document case

Description

Materials about the College were photocopied from the originals housed in the TOR Archives.  Most clippings deal with students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Clippings of student biographies.  One folder contains commencement programs.  “History of Procuring a Charter” by Fr. Benedict English.  1966 Charter. 1942 Fire.  Frosh Babble (1928).

 

Additional materials: Third Order Regular memorabilia

Location

A1-03-46

College Memorabilia

Title

College Memorabilia

Inclusive Dates

1956-1999

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Various press passes and media/worker passes and faculty/staff passes.

Bell Tower pass; Troubadour press pass; 2 TKE buttons; token good for one line drink; sorority pin; 2 tokens for a free movie; 2 tickets for SFC vs. University of Pittsburgh; wood block SF-26 SV-21 cut from goal post after game; 2 SFC pins; ticket stub 1999 NCAA Women’s 1st Round Basketball Tournament – University of Connecticut (3/12/99); white towel – Red Flash of Saint Francis College; small pennant with Saint Francis College; Red flag SFC #1 “The Red Flash are back”; favor from dance “Dancing on the Moon” 1956; Senior Ball cup 1951; various chances, tickets 1957-79; coupon book 1940-41; plaque commemorating 140th anniversary; college seal in 3 inch red paper weight; garter 1958 SFC; Annual Franciscan Summer Festival booklet 1967; red felt banner with white lettering Saint Francis College with college seal; stationary; SFC Centennial ceramic square plaque; SFC Prospectus-Scrapbook (circa 1920s); SFC Scrapbook-headshots of SFC athletes, photos of dorm room, gym, class room, etc.; autograph book of Harry P. Shields (1889-1891); Memo from Fr. Vincent Negherbon containing first tickets for Stokes Center (no date); Ration stamps and Jewish stamps from WWII donated by Fr. George I. Wuenshel; SFC roster (1948); SFC certificate in Latin; pin for XXXVII International Eucharistic Congress, Bombay (1964).

Location

A1-01-02

College Memorabilia (textiles)

Title

College Memorabilia (textiles)

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

  • Sweater, men’s cream pullover with maroon “F”
  • Sweater, men’s cream pullover with brown “F”
    • Donated by Louis Borelle, Jr.,  Class of 1953.
  • Sweater, men’s, burgundy cardigan with white “F” and two white stripes on upper sleeves.
    • Donated by Louis Borelle, Jr., Class of 1953.
  • Blazer, lady’s, white, with embroidered insignia on breast pocket: “Collegium S. Francisci,” Logo “OPC”
  • Afghan with College buildings depicted and the St. Francis fountain in    the middle, Sesquicentennial 1997 (green & white ; 176 x 124 cm.)
  • Woven piece of textile, “Ch. Schwab 1853” (red, white & blue; 83 x 63 cm.)
  • “SFC Ski Club” Patch, shield shaped, maroon, pale blue lettering with a pale blue border (8.5 x 8.5 cm.)
    • Donated by Patricia Siedlecki,Class of 1972.
  • Freshman “Dink” cap, maroon with round white patch with “Class of 1972” in maroon lettering (attached to the cap is a round, white badge with “Saint Francis College Freshman” in red lettering (9 cm.).
    • Donated by Patricia Siedlecki, Class of 1972
  • Freshman cap, green with “SFC” in white lettering.
  • Freshman cap, light green without lettering, yellow button on top.
  • Cap, white with “St. Francis College” in red lettering, background with “St. Francis” repeated in white raised lettering.
    • Donated by Doll Family
  • Cap, red and white knitted, with “St. Francis” in white lettering.
    • Donated by Doll Family

Location

M - 69

College Seal

Overview of Collection      Contains correspondence between the President of Saint Francis College of Pennsylvania and a heraldry designer in New York City between 1957 and 1962 documenting the design of the College Seal

Creator:                     Office of the President
Inclusive Dates:      1957-1962
Bulk Dates:              
Quantity:
                  1 folder
Language:                 Material is in English
Acquisition:                          Transferred from President’s Office to Archives
Access:                       Unrestricted
Processed by:          Barbara Doll September 6, 2017

Scope and Content Notes

Documents the process of designing the College Seal for Saint Francis College of Pennsylvania between 1957 and 1962.

President’s Office Subject Files – A2-04-15

  • Letter from William F. J. Ryan, Heraldry, Ecclesiastical Design in the Graphic Arts to Reverend Columba J. Devlin, T.O.R., President dated December 19, 1961 describing the enclosed color sketch of the proposed design.  Includes detailed background on the meaning of each component.  P.S. refers to conversations that Mr. Ryan had with Father Theodore Bradower, T.O.R. regarding the proposed design.
  • Letter from Ryan to Devlin dated December 19, 1961.  Revised design with color draft and detailed description based on suggestions from sketch by Father Veigle.
  • Letter from Devlin to Ryan dated January 12, 1962 with comments and suggested changes.
  • Letter from Ryan to Devlin dated January 19, 1962
  • Letter from Devlin to Ryan dated January 31, 1962
  • Letter from Devlin to Ryan dated February 26, 1962
  • Letter from Devlin to Ryan dated March 8, 1962 accepting the design
  • Letter from Ryan to Devlin dated March 9, 1962.
  • Letter from Devlin to Ryan dated March 16, 1962 stating that the Board of Control has requested a painting of the design
    • Included “original hatched (lines and dots to indicate colors on a one color reproduction” with notation to keep in college archives
    • Formal Coat of Arms of Saint Francis College of Pennsylvania “Blazon and Significance” document
  • Letter from Devlin to Ryan dated March 29, 1962 with changes to the formal description
  • Formal Coat of Arms “Blazon and Significance” document revised 4/2/62
  • Formal Coat of Arms “Blazon and Significance” document revised 4/18/62
  • Undated newspaper article “Significance of New Seal”, possibly from The Loretto

Provenance and Accession Information
Restrictions             
Original drawing should not be released.
Separations and Related Materials

Location:     A2-04-15

Collura (Connie) Collection

Title

Collura (Connie) Collection

Inclusive Dates

1966 - 1996

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

3 document cases

Description

Connie Collura as an employee of the SFC Library from 1966 to 1996.  She was also employed in the English Department from 1951 to 1955.  These materials were placed in the Archives by her when she retired. 

Box One contains:  Evaluation data from 1966 Middle States; 1971 correspondence about Middle States; three folders of information on College/Freshman Seminar 101 (1989).

Box Two contains:  Book selection for the elementary library 301; strategic planning 1992; Faculty workshop 1991 and general education materials 1993; Physician Assistant program long range program 1986?; SFC Department of Library Science course materials; cataloging and classification 1936; MSA/CHE self-study work group 1995.

Box Three contains:  Bibliographic and library manuals from the 1950s – 1960s; Manual for Student Library Assistants (1961-62); Style sheet from Department of English (1960); and Faculty Handbook (1979).

Location

M – 57, M – 58, M - 59

Commencement 1930-1959 (from Father Christian)

Title

Commencement 1930-1959

Inclusive Dates

1930,1942,1958-59

Origin

President’s Office – Fr. Christian Oravec

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

These materials were originally in a three ring binder when they were received from President’s Office.  Materials have been removed and are now in folders. 

  • commencement programs,
  • invitations,
  • correspondence,
  • list of invited guests,
  • responses from invited guests,
  • seating charts,
  • telegrams,
  • news releases,
  • letter from Fr. Kevin Keelan,
  • faculty bulletins,
  • map of the campus, and other materials from the 1958 and 1959 commencements.
  • Bernard H. Cooley, member of the college’s advisers was the 1958 speaker.  Address was titled “Faith in You”
  • Genevieve Blatt, Secretary of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania was the 1959 speaker.  Address was titled “The Security Cult”
  • Commencement program from University of Scranton 1958
  • A statement concerning the conferring of the degree of Doctor of Humanities on Sister Mary Grace King.
  • Commencement breakfast ticket 1959
  • Howard Joseph Carroll honorary degree in 1958

Signers of letters include:  Francis B. McCaa, Robert M. Harris, Heath S. Clark, Vincent M. Casey, Leslie P. Doidge, Walter J. Boyle, George P. Gable, A.A. Nelson, Randolph Myers, H.G. Andrews, John Ghizzoni, Genevieve Blatt, David L. Lawrence - PA Governor, Alton A. McDonald – Judge, Roy Thompson – Secretary of School District of Altoona.

Commencement newspaper article 1930 “Bishop to confer citations upon 65 St. Francis’ men.”

Location

A1-04-27

Commencement - Class of 1919-1958 - Photographs

Title

Commencement - Class of 1919-1958 - Photographs

Inclusive Dates

1919-1958

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Class pictures, ceremonies

Location

P2-010 (formerly P1-03-04-04)

Commencement - Photographs 1950s-1990s

Title

Commencement - Photographs 1950s-1990s

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description/Location

  • 1995 - P1-014
  • 1996 - P1-015
  • 1996 Box 1 of 3 - P1-020
  • 1996 Box 2 of 3 - P1-021
  • 1996 Box 3 of 3 - P1-022
  • 1980-1985 - P1-089
  • 1986-1987 - P1-090
  • 1997 - P1-121
  • 1997 - P1-122
  • 1996? - P1-123
  • 1980-1981, 1984-1986 - P1-131
  • 1987-1988 - P1-132
  • 1967,1971, 1973-1978 - P1-135
  • 1989,1992-1994,1997 - P1-158
  • 1998 - P1-159
  • 1990s - P1-160
  • 1959-1996 (some undated) - P2-023
  • 1987,1989 - P3-011

Commencement - 1882-2000 (Saint Francis College)

Title

Commencement - 1882-2000 (Saint Francis College)

Inclusive Dates

1882 - 2000

Origin

Public Relations Office

Arrangement

chronological

Volume

6 document cases

Description

Contains various publications related to the annual May commencement weekend activities.  Includes planning documents, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs as well as other commencement programs held at other times during the year.  Includes baccalaureate mass programs, nurses pinning ceremony and related materials.

Selected speakers included are:

  • Harry Anslinger (1966, 1969, 1971)
  • Owen Bennett (1964)
  • Bernard H. Cooley (1958)
  • Fred C. Foy (1969)
  • Roland E. Murphey (1966)
  • Quentin L. Schaut (1960)
 

 

ation

A1-01-09 1882-1910; 1914-69 ; Saint Francis Academy Commencement Invitation, June 8, 1926

A1-02-42 1970-1982, Historical note by the Curator of Columbia (commencement, hoods, mace origins)

A2-01-01 1983-1990

A2-01-02 1991-1995

A2-01-03  1996-2000

 

A1-01-09a 

  • Mining Men / Mining School commencement programs 1949-51 which also contains “Report of proceedings of the first commencement of Mining Men”
  • Nurses Pinning ceremony programs 1987-88; 1995-1997
  • Summer Commencement programs 1949-1959 (includes 1950 press release and 8/3/50 and 7/22/1955 list of graduates)
  • Commencement speaker Harry Anslinger press releases
  • Bernard H. Cooley’s Commencement Address (1958)
  • Fred C. Foy’s Commencement Address (1969)
  • Quentin L. Schaut’s Commencement Address (1960)
  • article about SFC commencement (1910).

Continued in:    A1-05-35 Commencement 2001-2013 (Saint Francis University)

Commencement - 2001- (Saint Francis University)

Title

Commencement -  2001- (Saint Francis University)

Inclusive Dates             

2001 –

Origin

 

Arrangement

Chronological

Volume

2 document cases

Description

Can include planning documents, invitations, programs, photographs of the annual Commencement.  2017 Special commencement for athletes.

  • A1-05-35 2001-2013
  • A1-06-29 2014-

Location

A1-05-35 / A1-06-29

Updated 5/9/2017

Commencement – Videotapes 1980s-2000s

 Title

 

Commencement – Videotapes 1980s-2000s

Inclusive Dates

various

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Videotapes (various types)

Graduation ‘86

Graduation ‘86

1985 Graduation Clips

Graduation ’87 (5/10/87) #1 General

Graduation 1987 Speech & students on Move-In Day 5/10/87

Graduation ‘87

Graduation ’87

Graduation 1990 Tape 1

Graduation 5/10/92 Rev. Jordan Hite, TOR Minister Provincial (keynote)

Congressman John Murtha Commencement 1993, Jack Twyman Commencement 1994

Tape 4:  Baccalaureate Mass 2000 Province Jubilee Celebration Mass 2000

Graduation 2000 Alumni Weekend 2000 Tape 3

Generic Students Graduation #5

Also contains videotapes of various lectures including Furlong Lectures   See   Lectures - Videotapes 1980s-1990s.

 

Location

M - 91

Connolly (Joseph F., Fr.) Collection - Photographs

Title

Connolly (Joseph F., Fr.) Collection - Photographs

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

Fr. Joseph F. Connolly

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Photographs were received from the President’s Office in November 1996.  They were given to Father Christian Oravec by Father Joseph Connolly.  All are from the early 1960s.  Subjects include:  St. Francis Way, Pius XII Memorial Library in 1960, Pius XII statue in 1960, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in the chapel, Shrine of St. Joseph the Worker, Our Lady of Lourdes, Grotto, Sullivan Hall in 1961 construction (34 prints), Chapel and monastery, Torvian Hall, Schwab Hall in 1961, Ave Maria Hall in 1961, Giles Hall in 1961 (32 prints), College entrance from Ebensburg/Loretto Road.

Location

P1-017  (formerly P1-01-02-11)

Cornerstone 1971

Title:
Cornerstone 1971
Inclusive Dates:
1971
Origin:

 

 

Arrangement:

 

 

 

Volume:         1 cornerstone
Description:
Offwhite cornerstone, 23.5 x 11.5 x 4 in.  Inscription: 1971.
Location:
M - 108

Cover Studio reprints

Title

Cover Studio reprints

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

 

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

reprints

Location

P2-014 (formerly P1-04-01-02)

Coward (Fred) Collection - Class of 1955

Title

Coward (Fred) Collection - Class of 1955

Inclusive Dates

 

Origin

Fr. Vincent Negherbon

Arrangement

 

Volume

 

Description

Attorney Fred Coward, a 1955 graduate of SFC, recipient of the St. Jude the Apostle Medal from the Diocese of St. Petersburg, inducted into Senior Hall of Fame by the city of St. Petersburg, Florida.

  • Letter from Fr. Negherbon to Bob Crusciel about Coward and his accomplishments.

Articles:

  1. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Bulletin
  2. Letter to Coward from Rev. Lynch of St. Petersburg about St. Jude Medal.
  3. The Weekly Challenger article May 30, 1998.  “Senior Hall of Fame Inductee” – entire paper.
  4. The Florida Catholic article June 10, 1999.  “Bishop names first recipient of the St. Jude the Apostle Medal”
  5. The Weekly Challenger May 30, 1998.  “Senior Hall of Fame Inductee” – article only.

Location

A1-05-23

 

Cunningham (Brian) Collection - Class of 1960

Overview of Collection:        12 16x20” B&W photographs

Inclusive Dates:         1933-1979

Bulk Dates:

Linear feet:  

Language of materials: English

Scope and Content Note       These 12 photographs are from a collection of 40 photographs donated by Brian Cunningham, class of 1960 around 2001.   The other photographs were sold by the Office of Advancement.

Photographer – Harold Edgerton (born April 6, 1903, Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.—died January 4, 1990, Cambridge, Massachusetts), American electrical engineer and photographer who was noted for creating high-speed photograph techniques that he applied to scientific uses. [Brittanica.com]. There are five examples of his work in this collection:

  • Antique Gun Firing, 1935
  • Bullet Through Balloons, 1959
  • Milk Drop Coronet, 1935
  • Hammer Breaks Glass Plate, 1933
  • Gus Solomons, 1960

Photographer   - Tod Papageorge began practicing photography in the streets of New York, during the 1960s. In the 1970s, he decided to capture the narratives that would take place in Central Park that was, at the time, considered a dangerous area. In the late 1970s and early 1980s he depicted the parties of the Studio 54 club.  [https://theredlist.com/wiki-2-16-601-806-view-street-1-profile-papageorge-t.html].  There are 7 examples of his work in this collection:

  • Zuma Beach, (CA) 1979
  • Mad Magazine, 1978
  • L’eggs Mini Marathon, 1979
  • Building at Night, 1979
  • Florence, 1979
  • Studio 54 with Balloons, 1978
  • Alice in Wonderland, 1978

Provenance                donated by Brian Cunningham Class of 1960

Restrictions

None, these materials are available upon request.

Processor

These materials were processed by and inventory was written by Barbara Doll. The inventory was last updated on April 20, 2018.

Location                     M-124