Thirty Treasures, Thirty Years: Stories from the Musselman Library Collection


Thirty Treasures, Thirty Years: Stories from the Musselman Library Collection


Editor: Robin Wagner, Gettysburg College

Editor: Sunni DeNicola, Gettysburg College

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What is a Treasure? Is it something rare like a Shakespeare folio or is it something dazzling like pieces from the Asian Art collection? Is it simply old, like a 17th century copy of Euclid's Geometry? Or, is it neither costly nor ornate, but valuable in the classroom, as a teaching tool? In this volume, 30 faculty, alumni and friends write about their favorite "treasures" from the Gettysburg College Library. Enjoy their stories of discovery and surprise. You'll find everything from art and literature to sports - with a murder mystery tossed in.


Introduction Robin Wagner

Ancient Chinese Ritual Objects Yan Sun

Samurai Armor and Katana Dina Lowy

Portrait of Martin Luther Baird Tipson

The John H. W. Stuckenberg Map Collection Barbara A. Sommer

Shakespeare Folio Christopher Kauffman

Euclidis Elementorum Darren Glass

The Book of Martyrs Charles "Buz" Myers

Gulliver’s Travels Joanne Myers

German Broadside of the Declaration of Independence Daniel R. DeNicola

New-England Primer Timothy J. Shannon

A Manual of Chemistry Michael Wedlock

Samuel Simon Schmucker’s Letters to His Wife Catherine Anna Jane Moyer

Architectural Drawings of Old Dorm Charles Glatfelter

Portrait of Thaddeus Stevens Janet Morgan Riggs

Gettysburg from McLean’s Hill Peter S. Carmichael

Jacobs’ Account of the Rebel Invasion Allen C. Guelzo

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Catherine Quinn Perry

Alexander von Humboldt’s Secretary William D. Bowman

Portrait of Jeremiah Zimmerman Christopher J. Zappe

Eddie Plank’s Baseball Dave Powell

Spirit of Gettysburg Timothy Sestrick

A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way Larry Marschall

Movie Posters James Udden

Photographs of the College Playing Fields Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr.

A Catalogue of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain Mike Hobor

Address Unknown George Muschamp

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Presidential Correspondence Michael J. Birkner

The Photographs of Stephen Warner Roger Stemen

The Papers of Jerry Spinelli, Class of 1963 Sunni DeNicola

Confucius Pendant Deborah Sommer

The Library at Gettysburg College: Past and Present Christine Ameduri

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Gettysburg, PA

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Thirty Treasures, Thirty Years: Stories from the Musselman Library Collection