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Manuscript Group Collections

Manuscript Group (MG) collections represent materials donated by people, businesses, and organizations often associated with Indiana County and Pennsylvania. The collections include correspondence, maps, newspaper articles, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and speeches. Many collections are donated by individuals affiliated with the university including alumni, employees, presidents, and trustees. View manuscript groupsthat can be transcribed or search vertical files.

MG # Collection Finding Aid Inclusive Dates Research Interests
MG 1 Effie L. Shields Collection 1918-1921 Alumni, World War I, Canteen Hostess, Newspapers, Letters, and Memorabilia
MG 2 D. D. Patterson Memorial Collection 1881-1966 History of Education in Indiana County, Photographs, Catalogs, and Diplomas
MG 3 Eunice McCloskey Collection 1940s-1983
Artist, Author, Books, and Photographs
MG 4 Elsie and Harry "Bud" Young Collection 1930s-2007 Elsie Young: Indiana Organizations, Republican Party, Memorabilia, and Order of the Eastern Star. Harry Young: World War II, Highway Rescue System and IUP Safety Demonstration, and Freemasonry
MG 5 George Swetnam Collection 1944-1967 Journalist, Pennsylvania History and Folklore, Primary Materials for Pittsburgh and Industry Research, Memorabilia
MG 6 Albert Pechan Collection 1961-1969 State Senator, Board of Trustees, and the creation of IUP
MG 7 Fausold Family Collection 1888-1948 Samuel Fausold (President), Diaries, Ledgers, Scrapbooks, Photographs, Genealogy
MG 8 Ralph E. Heiges Collection 1936-1969 Social Studies Professor, Dean of Instruction, Acting President, Speeches, and Publications
MG 9 George L. Sanderson Collection 1871-1906 Great-Grandson of Indian Scout Robert Covenhoven and letter books of George L. Sanderson
MG 10 Joseph Michael Uhler Papers 1928-1964 President, Education, Publications, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Speeches
MG 11 Albert J. Wahl Papers 1933-1953 History Professor, Publications, Holmes Biography, Speeches
MG 12 Martha Oatman McSparrin Collection 1884-1924 School Teacher, Photographs, Certificates, and Autograph Book
MG 13 Ethyl V. Oxley Collection 1920-1970 Home Economics Teacher, Newsletters, Photographs, Interview, and Richards House
MG 14 Manuscript Miscellany 1826-1958 Books, Authors, Politicians, and Institutions
MG 15 Clarence Stephenson Collection 1634-1980 Agriculture, Genealogy, Marion Center, Maps, Newspapers, and Indiana County History
MG 16 Lois Lenski Collection 1931-1972 Author and Illustrator of Children's Books, Articles, Photographs
MG 17 Elbert Hubbard Papers 1897-1946 American Celebrity, Author, Religion, Publications, Philistine (Monthly Magazine), Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great (Monthly Periodical), and Social Movements
MG 18 Congressman John P. Saylor 1945-1978 U.S. House of Representatives, Environment, Memorabilia, U.S. Presidents (Roosevelt, JFK, LBJ, Nixon), Mining, and Scrapbooks
MG 19 Matthew J. Walsh Papers 1854-1984 Education, Dean of Instruction, Acting President, University History, Photographs, and Publications
MG 20 American Association of University Women 1936-1993 Societies, Women, Scrapbooks, Newspapers, and Reports
MG 21 Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society 1945-1965 Societies, Education Fraternity, Scrapbooks, Constitutions, Conventions, Meeting Minutes, and Publications
MG 22 Willis Pratt Papers 1927-1966 President, Diplomas, Awards, and Biography
MG 23 John R. and Betty Sahli Collection 1873-1967 History Professor, Commercial Catalogs, Sheet Music, and the Underground Railroad
MG 24 Jane Leonard Collection 1870-1966 Administration, English Professor, Eulogy, Memorabilia, and Publications
MG 25 Papers of Robert Wilson and Dwight Sollberger 1816-1842 English Loyalist, King George, and Land Holdings Records.
MG 26 UFO Club of IUP 1957-1971 Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO), Sighting Reports, Newsletters, and Publications
MG 27 J. David Truby Collection 1960-2000s Journalism Professor, Politics, Military, CIA, JFK, Central America, and Publications
MG 28 Civil and Criminal Dockets 1909-1955 Office of the Magistrate and Justice of the Peace in Indiana County, Pennsylvania
MG 29 Robert F. Boerstler Collection 1940s Scrapbooks and Pewter Figurines
MG 30 Local History Project: A Collection of Oral Histories 1950-1999 Oral History Interviews of IUP Professors, Staff, Administration, Alumni, and Residents
MG 31 Air Ship Patents 1844-1903 Patents, Air Balloons, Flying Machines, Aerial Navigation Equipment, and Inventions
MG 32 Carrie Belle Parks Norton Collection 1928-1966 English Teacher, Alumni Bulletins, Articles, Pennsylvania Curriculum Studies Bulletin, Educational Journals, and Photographs
MG 33 Miscellaneous Ledgers 1821-1948 Regional Tax, Business and Personal Ledgers, and Minute Books
MG 34 Workingmen's Education and Social Club of St. Michael's 1926-1973 Societies (UMWA Local 3648 St. Michael), Club Minutes, and Publications
MG 35 J. Neal Griffith Collection 20th C. Autographs, Programs, and Photographs
MG 36 Indiana Color Slide Society 1975-1986 Photography, Newspapers, Meeting Minutes, and Competition Entries
MG 37 American Association of University Professors 1963-1974 Education, Bulletins, Meeting Minutes, and Reports about IUP
MG 38 Manuscript Miscellany 1899-1954 World War I, World War II, and Authors
MG 39 Committee to save John Sutton Hall 1975-1983 Historic Landmark, Historic Preservation, Scrapbook, and Photographs
MG 40 John Brophy Collection 1930-1960s CIO, AFL-CIO, Coal Mining, Unions, Eulogy, Photographs, and JFK
MG 41 Agnes Sligh Turnbull Collection 1910-1987 Alumni, English Teacher, Author, Books, and Drafts of Novels.
MG 42 Central Pennsylvania Coal Producers' Association 1919-1954 Coal Mining, Reports, and Meeting Minutes
MG 43 Leonard Abrams Collection 1958-1989 Indiana Borough, Borough Council, an Meeting Minutes
MG 44 Records of the Indiana County Central Labor Council 1975-1985 AFL-CIO, Labor, Brochures, Reports, and Photographs
MG 45 Rosae Naugle Jaquish Collection 1865-1962 Education, Autograph Albums, and Tintype Photographs
MG 46 Records of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 459 1950-1987 Union, Labor, Meeting Minutes, and Souvenirs
MG 47 Patton Clay Manufacturing Company 1898-1902 Labor, Commemorative Book, Administrative Papers, and Invoices
MG 48 Indiana County Land Title Abstracts and Deeds 1784-1885 Land Titles from Indiana County, Pennsylvania
MG 49 Sylvester Garrett Collection 1949-1986 Labor Arbitration Cases, Labor Law, U. S. Steel, and Business Papers
MG 50 Microfilm Masters 1834-1979 Newspapers, public use copies in IUP Libraries Serials Department
MG 51 Rochester and Pittsburgh (R&P) Coal Company Records 1920-1978 Coal Mining, Labor, Reports, Ledgers, Real Estate, Maps, and Corporate Files
MG 52 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) District 2 1945-1965 Coal Mining, Union, Agreements, Negotiations, Work Stoppages, and Black Lung Disease
MG 53 John Ghizzoni Papers 1899-1964 Coal Mining, Union, and Labor Leaders
MG 54 Monday Musical Club 1938-1990 Music, Societies, Scrapbooks, and Photographs
MG 55 Publications of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1920-1972 Coal Mining, Labor, Union, Publications, and Reports
MG 56 Publications Miscellany 1857-1985 War World I, World War II, Popular Magazines, and Publications
MG 57 Alternative and Radical Publications 1970s Politics, Religion, Sociology, Non-Mainstream, Education, and Periodicals
MG 58 John R. Sahli Papers 1957-1974 Education, Pennsylvania History, Maps, and Bibliographies
MG 59 Roy E. Furman Papers 1955-1959 Politics, Lt. Governor, and Campaign Speeches
MG 60 Indiana Art Association 1944-1991 Societies, Art, Yearbooks, Newsletters, Meeting Minutes
MG 61 Gabriel Alexander Collection 1974-1988 Labor, Steel, Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, and Corporations
MG 62 United Steel Workers of America (USWA) Local Union 1397 1950-1990 Labor, Steel, Mill History, and Union
MG 63 Elizabeth Bain Papers 1959-1989 Societies, Women, Articles, Television, and Radio Media Relations
MG 64 Civil War Soldier Collection 1860s Civil War, Pennsylvania, Diaries, Letters, Memoirs, Photographs, Artwork, and Personal Items
MG 65 Bernice Gera Collection 1951-1980 Baseball, Women, Newspapers, and Indiana County, Pennsylvania
MG 66 United Mine Workers Of America (UMWA) District 5 1896-1984 Coal Mining, Union, Treasurer’s Records, and Administrative Files
MG 67 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) District 3 1896-1984 Coal Mining and Unionism in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
MG 68 Pittsburgh Chapter of the Coal Mining Institute of America 1974-1988 Societies, Coal Mining, and Administrative Records
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MG 70 Commemorative Newspapers 1800-1992 Newspapers, Johnstown Floods, IUP, Regional, and National Events
MG 71 Coal Company Payroll Ledgers 1916-1920 Coal Mining, Payroll Records, Central and Western Pennsylvania
MG 72 Governor John S. Fisher Collection 1917-1936 Alumni, Trustee, Politics, Education, Coal Mining, and Governor of Pennsylvania (1926-1930)
MG 73 University Club of IUP 1975-1978 IUP Societies, Meeting Minutes, Financial Records, and Bylaws
MG 74 America's Industrial Heritage Project (HABS/HAER) 1980-2000s Pennsylvania, Photographs, Maps, History, Industry, and Geology
MG 75 Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission Records 1980-2000s Societies, Historic Districts, National Parks, Meeting Minutes, Photographs, and Southwest Pennsylvania History
MG 76 Folklife Division Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission 1990s Labor History, Education, Folk Life, Industry, Oral History Interviews, and Ethnic History in Pennsylvania
MG 77 United States Bureau of Mines 1919-1983 Coal Mining, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Reports, and Publications
MG 78 Donald J. Ballas Collection 1962-1990 IUP Professor, Native Americans, Research, and Articles
MG 79 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Local 617 Barnesboro, Pennsylvania 1928-1956 Coal Mining, Minutes, Weighman’s Check sheets, Barnesboro and Tucker, Pennsylvania
MG 80 Records of Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society 1928-1990 Fraternal Societies, Education, Records, and Meeting Minutes
MG 81 Barnes and Tucker Coal Company 1896-1970 Pennsylvania Coal Mining, Reports, Photographs, and Payroll Ledgers
MG 82 Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union 1914-1990 Union, Labor, Publications, Newspapers, and Proceedings
MG 83 Penn Run and Russell Coal Company Employment Records 1934-1937 Pennsylvania Coal Mining and Employment Records
MG 84 Letters of Marion Spencer 1912-1918 Alumni, Professor, Letters, World War I, Events, Religion, Politics, and Fashion
MG 85 Shakespeare Club 1879-1992 Meeting Minutes, Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Indiana, Pennsylvania
MG 86 Andrew Surma Collection 1969-1976 Coal Mining, Labor Unions, Black Lung Legislation, and Politics
MG 87 Indiana College Club Collection 1918-1980 Societies, Education, Meeting Minutes, and Records
MG 88 Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies Records 1953-1995 Societies, Education, Curriculum, Social Studies, Administrative Records, and Minutes
MG 89 Leis Anderson Collection 1900s Children's Literature, Genealogy, and Folk Dance
MG 90 Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Indiana County, Pennsylvania 1965-1993 Employee, Volunteer, and Community Action Program Guide for Indiana, Pennsylvania
MG 91 Joan Schrock Phillipi Papers 1978-1990 Coal Mining, Women, Convention Materials, and Certificates
MG 92 Mike Stout Political History Files 1940-1970s Vietnam War, Communism, and Publications
MG 93 J.K. Stoner Collection 1936-1996 Alumni, Business Professor, World War II, Kiwanis, Freemasonry, Indiana Gazette
MG 94 Rochester and Pittsburgh (R&P) Coal Company Media Collection 1900-1981 Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania, Photographs, Interviews, and Recordings
MG 95 Ruth Marcus Jewish History Project 1930-1990 Societies (Hadassah), Jewish History, Scrapbooks, and Genealogy
MG 96 John R. Pancella Collection 1949-1953 Indiana Sesquicentennial Celebration and Homecoming
MG 97 Dale Landon Collection 1883-1972 History Professor, IUP History, Memorabilia, and Scrapbooks
MG 98 Florence Constantino Collection 1943-1999 Coal Mining, Strip Mining, Business, Tax Records, and Real Estate
MG 99 William H. Sylvis Collection 1828-1988 Societies, Iron Molders, Labor Union, AFL-CIO, and Publications
MG 100 Myron Joseph Collection 1964-1996 Industrial Relations, Arbitration Decisions, and Labor Economics
MG 101 Daniel Shively Collection 1808-2008 Professor, IUP Libraries, U.S. Presidents Jefferson and Madison, Genealogy, and Travel
MG 102 John Merryman Collection 1968-1995 Societies, Education Professor, Articles, and Teaching Materials
MG 103 Bernard J. Ganley Collection 1948-2004 Alumni, Interim President, World War II, Sports, and Coaching
MG 104 Welfare Rights Organization 1972-1975 Welfare, Housing, Health Care, Reports, and Indiana County
MG 105
MG 106 Edward Chaszar Collection 1899-1954 Political Science, Education, Human Rights, Minorities, and Publications
MG 107 George B. Johnson Collection 1966-1995 Pennsylvania Canal Society, Research, Publications, and Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
MG 108 The Anthracite Board of Conciliation 1902-1962 Coal Mining, Strikes, Grievances, and Meeting Minutes
MG 109 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) District 25 1870-1990s Labor Union, Coal Mining, Publications, Wage Rates, Photographs and Reports
MG 110 Raymona Hull Collection 1948-1997 English Professor, Literature, Scrapbook, and Newspapers
MG 111 L. Blaine Grube Collection 1898-1984 Railroad (Reynolds Fall Creak RR), Financial Records, and Coal Mining
MG 112 Wilmore Real Estate 1890-1960s Coal Mining, Real Estate, and Tax Records for Employee Housing
MG 113 Rosaly DeMaios Roffman Collection 1950-2000s English Professor, Myth Center, Poetry, Publications, Research, and M.C. Richards and George Orwell
MG 114 Ruby Maxwell Collection 1899-1954 Education, College Catalogs, Memorabilia, and Lessons Plans
MG 115 John F. Kadlubowski Collection 1932-1999 History Professor, APSCUF, and Collective Bargaining Agreements
MG 116 Irwin Marcus Collection 1890s-2006 History Professor, Coal Mining, Labor History, Social Justice, Lectures, and Publications
MG 117 Jack Finklea Collection 1970-1990s Medical Publications, Occupational Safety, and Environmental Health
MG 118 Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association 1950-1990s Societies, Foreign Languages, Publications, and Education
MG 119 Society for Pennsylvania Archeology 1920-2000s Societies, Archeology, Native Americans, Files, and Publications
MG 120 Robert Alico Collection 1975-1999 Natural Sciences Professor, Research, Diseases, and Bacteria
MG 121 Thomas Goodrich Collection 1950-1965 Foreign Travels and Letters.
MG 122 William Lafranchi Collection 1953-1986 IUP Libraries, YMCA Big Brother/Big Sister, Photographs
MG 123 Charles McCollester Broadside Collection 1960-1970 Social Movements, Radicalism, Posters, and Newsletters
MG 124 Sommerville-Hajdu Collection 1931-1933 High School Yearbooks and Photographs from Ebensburg and Cambria, Pennsylvania
MG 125 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) District 4 1940-1990s Coal Mining, Files, Grievances, Black Lung, Union, Labor, Financial Records, and Publications
MG 126 Eli Rock Collection 1940-1999 Labor, World War II, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration
MG 127 Mildred Beik Collection 1880-2000s Coal Mining, Strikes, Unions, Immigrants, Societies (National Slavonic Society), and Interviews
MG 128 Beulah Johns Collection 1897-1997 World War II, Nursing, Diary, Memorabilia, Genealogy, Scrapbook
MG 129 Elinor Gordon Blair Collection 1880-2000s ISNS, Photographs, Travel, Publications, and Societies
MG 130 Logan R. Moorhead Collection 1500-2000s Genealogy, Civil War, Maps, Postcards, Indiana County History
MG 131 Larry Kroah Collection 1862-2004 Abraham Lincoln, Publications, Photographs, IUP Libraries
MG 132 Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad Company Collection 1920-1990s Railroad, Coal Mining, Employment, Real Estate, Tax, Labor, Reports, and Injuries
MG 133 Milton Bancroft Collection 1886-1975 Artist, 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, World War I
MG 134 Louise Bem Collection 1950-1980s IUP University Status in 1965, Research, and Interviews
MG 135 Newman Center Collection 1968-1997 Religious Life, Roman Catholic Societies (St. Jerome Guild)
MG 136 Earl J. & Ann S. Hunt Lincoln Collection 1860-2000s U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Memorabilia, and Civil War items
MG 137 Maher Shawer Collection 1950-2000s Mathematics Professor, Rosetta Stone, Middle East, and World Map
MG 138 McKeage Lumber Collection 1900-1940s Lumber Industry, Employment, and Financial Records
MG 139 Chris Reese & Denise Weber Coal Miners Collection 1900s-2000s Coal Mining, Eliza Furnace, company towns of Clanghorn, Dilltown, Vintondale, and Wehrum
MG 140 Eastern Orthodox Foundation 1966-2006 Religious Societies, Celebrations, Photographs, and Homeless Shelter
MG 141 Oscar W. Nestor Collection 1907-1979 Coal Mining, Company Store, Western Pennsylvania, Interviews
MG 142 Larry Kruckman Mascot Research 1980-1990s IUP Mascot, Articles, and Native Americans
MG 143 Ronald Juliette Collection of Indiana Photographers 1900s-2000 Journalism Professor, IUP History, Interviews, and Indiana County
MG 144 Patricia Hilliard Robertson 1985-2004 Alumni, Astronaut, NASA Mission Specialist, Tributes, Media Releases
MG 145
C. Thomas Ault Collection
1920s-1950s
Popular Culture, Publications
MG 146 John W. Larner, Jr., Collection 1950-1990s History Professor, Teaching Materials, and Publications
MG 147 New Century Club Papers 1901-2000s Club was organized in 1901, bylaws and meeting minutes
MG 148 C. A. Hughes & Company 1900s-2000s Coal Mining, Ledgers, Maps, Photographs, Cambria County
MG 149 Oral History Interview Projects of the Women at IUP 1978-2009 Women's Advisory Council, Women's Studies, President's Commission on the Status of Women
MG 150 International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) 1950s-1990s ILGWU was founded in 1900. Collection includes union memorabilia and publications.
MG 151 Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter C 1926-2000s Founded in 1926, the collection includes meeting minutes, photographs, and scrapbooks.
MG 152 World Religions Course Assignment about September 11, 2001 2001 Religious Studies Professor asked Fall 2001 World Religions students to write about September 11, 2001
MG 153 Wilbur Coffman Photograph Collection 1920-1979 Newspaper and Studio Photographer 
MG 154 Louisa Lintner Coleman Family Papers 1888-1984 Family History and Journals from a family in Blairsville, Pennsylvania
MG 155 Charles Klausing Collection 1964-1970 IUP Football Coach Charles Klausing scrapbooks and memorabilia
MG 156 Ellen and Rodney Ruddock Collection 1941-2000s Alumni, Indiana County careers and education, and U. S. Army Reserve
MG 157 W. Barkley Butler Papers 1967-2010 Biology Professor, Courses, and Department Program Evaluation
MG 158 Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr.
1940-2001
Alumni, State Senator, Council of Trustees
MG 159
Michael M. Williamson, World War I Collection
1901-2010s
English Professor, World War I, U. S. Army re-enactment
MG 160
Ruth Shirey Collection
1970-2010s
Alumni, Geography and Regional Planning Professor, Awards
MG 161
Boy Scout Troop 1011 of Indiana, Pennsylvania
1972-2010s
Awards, Photographs, and Scrapbooks
MG 162
Ruth Anderson Papers
1910s-2010s
Professor in the IUP School of Home Economics
MG 163 Fernand Fisel Collection
1939-2010
Holocaust Survivor and French Professor at IUP
MG 164
John Busovicki Collection
1941-1948
Coal Mining, Indiana County History, and Mathematics Professor at IUP
MG 165
Ingleside Society Collection
1882-2010s
Literary Society meetings, Member information, and photographs
MG 166
Donald S. McPherson Collection
1967-2010s
Labor Arbitration, Professor in Employment and Labor Relations
MG 167
Elayne Musial Busovicki Collection
1890s-2010s
Polish Heritage, Monessen Valley, Western Pennsylvania
MG 168
Samuel Richard Loboda
1936-1978
Alumni and U. S. Army Band Leader
MG 169
Theodore Spewock Collection
1960-2010s
Coal Mining in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
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