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As the collection was created from five different accessions and four donors, over a period of four years and each accession was totally random and jumbled, the processor chose chronological order except when a complete subject file was identified. Parsons made carbon copies of most of his correspondence and wrote often to family, friends, and colleagues about both his personal and his professional life. His letters are filled with personal information, descriptions of life at the College and in the Community, as well as his issues with the administration, making it difficult to separate personal and professional correspondence. Anyone researching Parsons’ final relationship with the College should read both Series IA and IB from 1922-1926.

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Collection Size

5.28 cubic feet

Publication Date

March 2017


Parsons, Louis A., Gettysburg College, Gettysburg


Cultural History | History | Social History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-203: Louis A. Parsons Papers (1895-1957)