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This collection consists primarily of papers collected by Gary T. Hawbaker from his time as a prospective student up to his graduation from Gettysburg College in 1966. One particular area of strength in this collection is course materials. It includes papers, notes, and blue book exams for almost all of Hawbaker’s courses each semester and provides a snapshot of the history, education, and general curriculum of the early to mid-1960s. It is worth noting that while Hawbaker was a student, Gettysburg College’s fall semester extended into January and the spring semester extended into May. The rest of the collection contains materials pertaining to outside the classroom, some Hawbaker received from the College as a student, others as an alumnus. These materials range from letters, yearbooks, textbooks, photographs of events, programs from events, a bowling ball and bowling ball case, and jackets that carry the Gettysburg College emblem Together, this collection provides a complete look at what Hawbaker’s undergraduate career looked like.

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Collection Size

6.5 cubic feet

Publication Date

April 2014


Gettysburg College, College History, Contemporary Civilization


History | Social History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-158: Gary T. Hawbaker Collection