General Information College Archives Church of the Brethren Archives

The Special Collections contain about 3000 photographs and over 200 glass plate negatives. The majority of these photographs document the history of the college from its founding in 1899 to the present. Around 500 of the photographs document the history of the Church of the Brethren in eastern Pennsylvania. The glass plate negatives were taken by J. G. Francis. The High Library has digitized the photographs and glass plate negatives to preserve all of these images. The Church of the Brethren photographs and glass plate negatives are presently available on the Internet through the Access Pennsylvania Digital Respository.

A searchable photograph catalog listing the images held in the Special Collections is available in the High Library. Searches may be done by the staff or by patrons who come to the library. To use the digital photograph collection, or to obtain further information, patrons should contact Peter DePuydt at 717-361-1453 or email at from September through mid-May. From mid-May through August, please contact Elizabeth Young at 717-361-1456 or email
The Library's Circulation Desk number is 717-361-1222

Ella Booz (left) and Ruth Bucher, 1918 

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Peter DePuydt
January 2011