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Materials documenting the history of Shippensburg University

Archives & Special Collections is where we keep Shippensburg University's collection of books about Pennsylvania history and other publications of unique value, as well as those that relate to the University and its history. We also have a collection of rare books on a variety of topics. The Shippensburg University Archives collects, organizes, makes accessible, and preserves non-current records documenting Shippensburg University’s origins and development, including the activities and achievements of its offices, faculty, students, alumni, and benefactors. The Archives preserves materials of enduring historical or informational value to serve as Shippensburg University’s institutional memory in support of administration, teaching, research, and service. The Archives promotes a greater awareness, knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history, programs, and goals of Shippensburg University. The Archives is vital for supporting understandings of American life as it is lived at Shippensburg University through the management and retention of its personal, academic, and social memory.


Requesting Materials

Requesting Archival Materials

Please ask your questions about our institution via email, mail, or phone. If you would like to visit in person, please call or write to make an appointment. Contact Karen Daniel, the Archives & Special Collections Librarian:

Requesting Special Collections Materials

All of the materials in Special Collections are listed in the Library Catalog. If the catalog record for an item you want says:

  • Location: Special Collections -or-
  • Location: Rare Books

please send an email to with

  • Your name
  • Location of item (Special Collections or Rare Books)
  • Call number
  • Title

Or email yourself the catalog record and forward it to with your name. You will get an email response when the item is ready for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk.

If you do not have email, please call 717-477-1516 and leave a message with your name and phone number and the Location, Call number and Title of the item(s). We will call you to let you know when the item is ready for you to pick up at the Circulation Desk.

Requests will usually be filled within 24 hours of receipt between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  You can use Special Collections Materials and Rare Books for 3 hours, in-library use only.

If you still need the materials, please tell the Circulation staff when you will return. The materials will be kept on hold for you at the Circulation Desk.

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Archives & Special Collections
Ezra Lehman Memorial Library
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2200

Office Hours:
By Appointment
Phone: 717-477-1516

Karen Daniel
Archives & Special Collections Librarian
Office: LL210
Phone:  717-477-1516

Mary Mowery
Library Associate
Office: LL102
Phone: 717-477-1123 ext. 3128

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