Interview Participants

Interviewee: Charles H. Glatfelter, Emeritus Professor of History & Dean of the College, Gettysburg College

Interviewer: Michael J. Birkner, Benjamin Franklin Professor of the Liberal Arts & Professor of History, Gettysburg College

Contributor: David Hedrick, Head of Special Collections at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College

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Charles H. Glatfelter was interviewed on August 6, 1998 by Michael J. Birkner & David Hedrick about coming to Gettysburg College as a professor in 1949. He discusses his camaraderie with the other faculty members, the administration of Henry W.A. Hanson, as well as his work with the economics and then history departments.

Length of Interview: 95 minutes

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