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Though small and fragmentary, this collection contains important evidence dating from a crucial historical moment. It is particularly valuable to understanding how Gettysburg College responded to heightened pressures (from within and without) to diversify, engage, and reach across lines of race, economics, and social status.

Included are ephemeral announcements of program activities; inter-office memos; purchase receipts; correspondence between and from program members; questionnaires filled out by community children; and photographs taken at program activities.

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Publication Date

October 2015


at-risk youth, tutorial service, John Vannorsdall, college students, migrant farm workers, summer recreation


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Civic and Community Engagement | Cultural History | Elementary Education and Teaching | History | Inequality and Stratification | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Social History

Document Type

Finding Aid

MS-186: Papers of the Christ Chapel Community Welfare Program