Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2014

Department 1

First Year Seminar


For almost a century, the Musselman family has had huge influences on Adams County, PA. Many of those contributions are unknown by people today. So, based on the research of the Musselman Canning Company and the two Musselman Foundations, this paper is a study of the impacts the Musselman family has had on others and how it has achieved that influence. The main primary sources include the company’s publication, The Processor, the articles on local newspaper, and the collections in the Special Collection in Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library.


This paper was written for Prof. Julie Hendon's First Year Seminar, FYS 103: Bringing the Past into the Present, Fall 2014.

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Zhang, Yifei- The Influences of the Musselman Family.pptx (11342 kB)
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