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The official papers of the Schmucker Bicentennial Committee reside in the Archives at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. This collection at the college contains the material retained by Gettysburg College representatives to the committee and internal college documents relating to the program events compiled by the Public Relations Office and the Office of Planned Giving. Of special interest is a review of a research effort conducted within the Office of College Relations to identify the descendants of Samuel Schmucker in order to invite them to the college for the birthday event. This research resulted in the creation of a large family genealogical chart containing the names of 131 descendent of Schmucker. The collection contains correspondence with and personal histories of some of the living descendants.

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Collection Size

.7 cubic feet

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Gettysburg College, Samuel Simon Schmucker, Lutheran, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania College


Cultural History | History | Public History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-124: Samuel Simon Schmucker Bicentennial Celebration 1999