The History of Gettysburg College: 1832-1932

The History of Gettysburg College: 1832-1932

The History of Gettysburg College: 1832-1932

The History of Gettysburg College: 1832-1932

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The Board of Trustees, at its meeting in June of 1927, took action looking toward the celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the founding of the College. A Committee was chosen and directed to arrange for the event at Commencement of 1932. The general Committee was made up of Dr. Louis S. Weaver, Mr. George H. Hummel, Mr. Charles T. Lark, Mr. Martin H. Buehler, Dr. John B. McAlister, Mr. Charles J. Fite, Mr. Harvey C. Miller, Mr. John F. Dapp, President of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. H. W. A. Hanson, President of the College. The Committee organized and appointed President Hanson, Mr. Dapp, and Dr. Weaver a sub-committee to arrange for the publication of a history of the college and a list of the names, with brief biographical sketches, of the alumni and former students.

In January, 1929, the sub-committee on the College history requested me to prepare it for publication. At that time the official records of the Board that were available extended back only to 1900. The records of the Faculty went back a few decades farther. After several months of searching, the second MinuteBook was found, at the Gettysburg National Bank, which carried the record back to 1854. It was probably put there by a former secretary for safekeeping. Later the first Minute-Book of the Board was found at the College, put away so carefully that nobody living knew where it was. The Record Book of the Patrons of the Gettysburg Gymnasium was in . . .

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