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Archives Technician Melanie Reed will be working on-site Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the Fall 2020 semester. If you have a question that requires access to physical collection materials, please contact Melanie (mareed@ship.edu / 717-477-1325). 

With social distancing, the Archives & Special Collections reading room can only accommodate 1 researcher at a time. We will do our best to meet the needs of researchers, but appointment availability will be limited.

All visitors must 1) wear a mask, 2) abide by social distancing guidelines provided by staff, 3) wash their hands before entering the Archives, and 4) bring either a laptop or pencil and paper to take notes.

If you are unable to visit us in-person, you can:

Questions? Contact Professor Christy Fic (cmfic@ship.edu), Archivist & Special Collections Librarian.

Help us Document Central PA Protests

In the wake of George Floyd's death (May 25, 2020), citizens across the U.S. gathered en masse to protest police violence against black men and women. Shippensburg University Archives needs your help documenting our local community's response to these events. Did you attend a protest in Shippensburg, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, or another central PA city (or participate in a protest in your hometown over the summer)? Please consider submitting photos, videos, speeches, etc. from these events using this form. Your contribution will be preserved by SU Archives for future research and teaching purposes.

If you have physical items you would like to donate to the Archives (signs etc.) please contact University Archivist Christy Fic (cmfic@ship.edu).

Share your COVID-19 experience with SU Archives!

Shippensburg University Archives and Special Collections needs your help documenting how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of our community members!

We've created a site where SU students, faculty, staff, administrators, alums, family and friends can upload photos, stories, and videos. Visit https://shippensburgcovid19.omeka.net/ to participate.

We are looking for materials that document your day-to-day experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will help us preserve and share what life was like in our community during this unique time. If we don't capture it now; it'll be a lot harder in the future! You can submit Word documents, PDFs, digital photos, video files, or audio files. Example submissions are listed on the 'What to Contribute' page of our COVID-19 site.

Contact Us

University Archives & Special Collections
Ezra Lehman Memorial Library
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Room: LL 207
Email: specialcollections@ship.edu
Phone: 717-477-1123 (x3357)
Christy Fic, MLIS, MA
Associate Professor /
Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Office: LL 116
Email: cmfic@ship.edu
Phone: 717-477-1516

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
by appointment

Melanie Reed, MSLS
Archives Technician
Office: LL 210
Email: mareed@ship.edu
Phone: 717-477-1325