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WCU's Digital Collections Page includes holdings from Special Collections and other library and university projects. Collections are accessed through a variety of digital tools and we highly recommend reading our search tips to improve your search results. If you have any difficulty finding what you are looking for, please contact Special Collections; we would be happy to point you in the right direction.

 

Adler, J. Peter. Comic Book Collection [Finding Aid]--donated in Adler's memory by his mother, past WCU president Madeleine W. Adler.

Becker, Marshall J. Papers--archives of the anthropologist and WCU faculty member (1968-2004).

Goodell, William. Papers [Finding Aid-- archives of the Civil War (Camp Paoli) surgeon and famed Philadelphia gynecologist.

Gordon, Robert B. Papers [Finding Aidarchives of the botanist and WCU faculty member (1938-1964).

Historic Scrapbooks--Personal and institutional volumes from area residents and WCU students and administration.

Lytton Historic West Chester Collection [Finding Aid]--materials from Chester County, Christian Sanderson, and the Sharples Separator Co.

Perrone "Twas the Night before Christmas" Collection [Finding Aid]--books and ephemera related to Clement C. Moore's classic holiday poem.

Philips Autograph Library [View Items]--more than 2,000 autographed and inscribed books (1880-1920).

Smith, Persifor Frazer Letters --correspondence of the Mexican American War general and military governor of California.

Wayne, Anthony Letters [View Items] --Revolutionary War correspondence between Wayne, Washington, Lafayette, Arnold, and others.

West Chester Historic Postcards [View Items] --early twentieth century postcards depicting campus life.

West Chester University History

Course Catalogs [View Items] -- undergraduate 1871-present; graduate 1959-present.

Historic Photographs [View Items] -- thousands of local and university-related images.

Aryan Literary Societies Archives [Finding Aid]

Moore Literary Society Archives [Finding Aid]

Student Newspapers [View Items] -- 1892-2011 The Amulet, The Green Stone, The Quad Angles, and The Quad.

Student Yearbooks [View Items] -- 1910 Pathfinder; 1911-present Serpentine.

WWII Posters--national and international propaganda posters related to war bonds, rationing, and general war effort.

Weintraub Center

The Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities has been generously endowed by West Chester State Teachers College alumni, Rodelle Weintraub, Class of 1951, and Stanley Weintraub, Class of 1949.

Stanley Weintraub graduated from South Philadelphia High School, and received his B.S. in education in 1949 from West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania). He received his master´s degree in English from Temple University. He and Rodelle were married in 1953, and he received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1956 with a dissertation entitled "Bernard Shaw, Novelist." Professor Weintraub remained on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University throughout his career, retiring in 2000 as the Evan Pugh Professor of Arts and Humanities. Professor Weintraub also served as Director of Penn State´s Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies from 1970 to 1990. He received emeritus status upon his retirement.

In 1968 West Chester University awarded Stanley Weintraub the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Rodelle and Stanley Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities was dedicated on November 11, 1982.

Collections in the Weintraub Center include:

  • Stanley Weintraub Collection (Section 1): books authored by and research volumes from the personal collection of Stanley Weintraub, author, alumnus
  • Stanley Weintraub Archives (Section 2): archival materials including manuscripts and photographs
  • Rodelle Weintraub Book Collection: books authored by Rodelle Weintraub
  • Book collection items are listed in the library catalog.

 

Location   

The Weintraub Center is located on the 6th floor of FHG Library Room 609.

Access
Accessing the materials in the Weintraub Center can be done by arranging an appointment:   Email libspeccol@wcupa.edu or call 610.436.3456.

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Collections

WCU's Digital Collections Page includes holdings from Special Collections and other library and university projects. Collections are accessed through a variety of digital tools and we highly recommend reading our search tips to improve your search results. If you have any difficulty finding what you are looking for, please contact Special Collections; we would be happy to point you in the right direction.

 

Adler, J. Peter. Comic Book Collection [Finding Aid]--donated in Adler's memory by his mother, past WCU president Madeleine W. Adler.

Becker, Marshall J. Papers--archives of the anthropologist and WCU faculty member (1968-2004).

Goodell, William. Papers [Finding Aid-- archives of the Civil War (Camp Paoli) surgeon and famed Philadelphia gynecologist.

Gordon, Robert B. Papers [Finding Aidarchives of the botanist and WCU faculty member (1938-1964).

Historic Scrapbooks--Personal and institutional volumes from area residents and WCU students and administration.

Lytton Historic West Chester Collection [Finding Aid]--materials from Chester County, Christian Sanderson, and the Sharples Separator Co.

Perrone "Twas the Night before Christmas" Collection [Finding Aid]--books and ephemera related to Clement C. Moore's classic holiday poem.

Philips Autograph Library [View Items]--more than 2,000 autographed and inscribed books (1880-1920).

Smith, Persifor Frazer Letters --correspondence of the Mexican American War general and military governor of California.

Wayne, Anthony Letters [View Items] --Revolutionary War correspondence between Wayne, Washington, Lafayette, Arnold, and others.

West Chester Historic Postcards [View Items] --early twentieth century postcards depicting campus life.

West Chester University History

Course Catalogs [View Items] -- undergraduate 1871-present; graduate 1959-present.

Historic Photographs [View Items] -- thousands of local and university-related images.

Aryan Literary Societies Archives [Finding Aid]

Moore Literary Society Archives [Finding Aid]

Student Newspapers [View Items] -- 1892-2011 The Amulet, The Green Stone, The Quad Angles, and The Quad.

Student Yearbooks [View Items] -- 1910 Pathfinder; 1911-present Serpentine.

WWII Posters--national and international propaganda posters related to war bonds, rationing, and general war effort.

Weintraub Center

The Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities has been generously endowed by West Chester State Teachers College alumni, Rodelle Weintraub, Class of 1951, and Stanley Weintraub, Class of 1949.

Stanley Weintraub graduated from South Philadelphia High School, and received his B.S. in education in 1949 from West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania). He received his master´s degree in English from Temple University. He and Rodelle were married in 1953, and he received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1956 with a dissertation entitled "Bernard Shaw, Novelist." Professor Weintraub remained on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University throughout his career, retiring in 2000 as the Evan Pugh Professor of Arts and Humanities. Professor Weintraub also served as Director of Penn State´s Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies from 1970 to 1990. He received emeritus status upon his retirement.

In 1968 West Chester University awarded Stanley Weintraub the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Rodelle and Stanley Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities was dedicated on November 11, 1982.

Collections in the Weintraub Center include:

  • Stanley Weintraub Collection (Section 1): books authored by and research volumes from the personal collection of Stanley Weintraub, author, alumnus
  • Stanley Weintraub Archives (Section 2): archival materials including manuscripts and photographs
  • Rodelle Weintraub Book Collection: books authored by Rodelle Weintraub
  • Book collection items are listed in the library catalog.

 

Location   

The Weintraub Center is located on the 6th floor of FHG Library Room 609.

Access
Accessing the materials in the Weintraub Center can be done by arranging an appointment:   Email libspeccol@wcupa.edu or call 610.436.3456.

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