Download Full Text (270 KB)


The Hamsher collection is divided into three series. Series I consists of personal correspondence between 1875 - 1969, from his father, Oliver C., sister, Elsie and brother Merle, his classmates from college and his classmate's children. It is the largest series in the collection. Series II consists of speeches, writings and papers Hamsher wrote while a student at Gettysburg College between 1902 and 1904. Series III is the smallest series, consisting of two folders of mostly miscellaneous, pamphlets, newsletters and church bulletins related to the Lutheran Church.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids include historical and biographical information about each collection in addition to inventories of their content. More information about our collections can be found on our website

Publication Date

January 2002


Gettysburg College, Gettysburg Theological Seminary


History | United States History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-017: Mervin R. Hamsher Papers