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University of Scranton Alumni Authors Collection CG
Books by more than 100 University of Scranton alumni authors. An annual exhibit of the collection is displayed every June in the 5th floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.
University of Scranton Aquinas CG
Print, digitized, and born digital issues of the Aquinas, a news periodical published by students of the University of Scranton and its predecessor, St. Thomas College.
University of Scranton Archives CG
The University Archives serves the administration and community of the University of Scranton by collecting, preserving, and making available records of permanent value that document the various functions of the University, including teaching, research, administration, cultural activities, student life, and athletics.
University of Scranton Athletics Department Collection CG
The University of Scranton Athletics Department Collection holds records documenting the history of the University's athletic teams, dating from the 1890s to the present. The collection also includes material on the University's participation in various sports in the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).


University of Scranton Basketball Collection CG
Photographs, game programs, and documents relating to the history of basketball at the University of Scranton and its predecessor, St. Thomas College.
Rev. Paul Beining, S.J., Ph.D., Collection CG
Research notes, class material, and correspondence from Rev. Paul Beining's years as a biology professor at The University of Scranton.
Newton C. Brewster Penmanship Collection CG
Materials related to the Automatic Shading Pen, including advertisements and instructions for using the pen, as well as writing samples demonstrating lettering with the pen in black and colored ink.
Seymour and Kathy Brotman Collection CG
Documents, scrapbooks, and photographs from the Brotmans' careers as leaders in the Scranton Jewish Community, primarily from the period 1970 - 2003.


University of Scranton Commencement Programs CG
Programs from University of Scranton and St. Thomas College commencement exercises and related activities.
Community Medical Center School of Nursing Archives Collection CG
Archival records of the West Side Hospital School of Nursing and the Community Medical Center School of Nursing from the 1920s through the 1990s.
Terry and Paula Connors Photograph Collection CG
Negatives and digital photographs from Terry Connors' career as a freelance photographer in the Scranton area, primarily dated 1976-present. This collection documents significant events in and visitors to the Scranton area, including almost all significant public events at the University of Scranton.
P. W. Costello and Family Art Collection CG
Original artwork, documents, and other materials related to master penman P. W. Costello and family members.
University of Scranton Course Catalogs CG
Undergraduate and graduate course catalogs published annually by the University of Scranton and its predecessor, St. Thomas College.


George F. Davis Penmanship Collection CG
Correspondence, flourishings, notebooks, and penmanship examples from the papers of George F. Davis, instructor and later owner of the Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
University of Scranton Department Publications CG
Newsletters and magazines published by University of Scranton departments, divisions, and offices and other University-related organizations, primarily dated 2000-present.
University of Scranton Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Scholarly Projects
Evidence-based Scholarly Projects completed by students in the University of Scranton's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program.


Eastern Christian Sheet Music Collection CG
Sheet music for hymns of the Byzantine Rite and Eastern Orthodox Churches.


University of Scranton Faculty Scholarship Collection CG
Scholarly publications by University of Scranton faculty members. An annual exhibit of their recent scholarship is displayed every May in the 5th floor Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library.
Edwin H. Fearon Penmanship Collection CG
Scrapbooks, writing manuals, penmanship specimens, correspondence, flourishings, and penmanship tools owned by Edwin H. Fearon, penman and document examiner for the Allegheny County Crime Laboratory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
University of Scranton Football Collection CG
From 1892 through 1960, the University of Scranton (and its predecessor, St. Thomas College) proudly hosted a varsity football team, called alternately the "Tommies" or the "Royals." This set of materials (part of the University of Scranton Athletics Department Collection) features photographs, programs, and other materials from the history of University of Scranton football, predominantly from the 1920s through 1960.


Horace G. Healey Penmanship Collection CG
The Horace G. Healey Penmanship Collection holds a variety of original penmanship and calligraphy samples, engrossings, and other examples of pen artwork. Healey, editor of The Penman's Art Journal and later editor of The Business Educator, collected the original art and penmanship samples used in the journals. The materials include works by master penmen such as Charles P. Zaner, Daniel Ames, Fielding Schofield, and Frederick Tamblyn.
Rev. William B. Hill, S.J., Collection CG
A collection of personal papers belonging to Rev. William B. Hill, S.J., (1912-2002) primarily relating to his work with Best Sellers, a national literary review publication produced by The University of Scranton from 1941 to 1987.
Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection CG
Collection of contemporary Jesuit scholarship and rare Jesuit publications, ranging in date from the late 16th century to the mid-20th century. The Collection is named for two prominent University of Scranton Jesuits, Revs. William B. Hill and Royden B. Davis.
Hope Horn Collection CG
For nearly 50 years, Hope Horn (née Cumming), 1920-2001, a dedicated painter, sculptor, and educator, worked as a vibrant and defining force in Scranton's local arts community. The University of Scranton's Art Gallery is named in her honor. This collection contains Hope Horn's personal papers.


International Correspondence Schools of Scranton Collection CG
Newsletters, circulars, marketing materials, photographs, scrapbooks, course books, textbooks, documents, and other artifacts from the records of the International Correspondence Schools of Scranton (ICS).
Hélène Iswolsky Collection CG
Personal papers of Hélène Iswolsky (1896-1975), known as one of the leading intellectual lay persons among the Russian émigré communities in the West and founder of "The Third Hour," an ecumenical movement in the U.S.
Italian Consular Agency of Scranton Collection CG
Published materials related to the work of the Italian Consular Agency of Scranton during the early twentieth century.


Book of Kells, Facsimile Edition CG
Limited edition fine art facsimile of The Book of Kells (circa 800 AD), one of the world’s most famous illuminated manuscripts. The original manuscript can be seen in Dublin, Ireland at the Trinity College Library.
John F. Kennedy Commemorative Collection CG
This collection contains popular culture biographies of the late President John F. Kennedy, writings by him, and ephemera and publications from around the world commemorating his death.
Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D., and Edith Stein Collection CG
Research material related to the life of German philosopher Edith Stein (1891-1942), gathered by Stein translator and biographer Sr. Josephine Koeppel, O.C.D.


Lindisfarne Gospels, Facsimile Edition CG
Fine art facsimile of The Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the most important and best-preserved early medieval manuscripts. The original can be seen in London at the British Library.


Joseph M. McDade Congressional Papers Collection CG
Legislation, correspondence, case files, newsletters, memorabilia, campaign materials, and other items documenting Congressman Joseph M. McDade's service in the U.S. House of Representatives (1963-1998).
Medieval Manuscripts Collection CG
This collection contains four bound medieval manuscripts ranging in date from the late 13th century through the mid 16th century. The collection includes a 13th century Franciscan breviary, a 14th century Italian gradual, a 15th century northern antiphonal, and a 16th century Spanish psalter.
Medieval Manuscript Leaves Collection CG
This collection contains leaf fragments from over 30 different medieval manuscripts ranging in date from the 12th century through the 15th century.
Robert C. Moore Collection CG
Personal papers documenting student life at the University of Scranton during the late 1960s and early 1970s, collected by Robert C. Moore BA/BS '72, MA '76.
Robert E. Murphy Collection CG
Personal papers related to the World War II military experiences of University of Scranton alumnus Robert (Bob) E. Murphy '49, who served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.


University of Scranton Newspaper Clippings (On-campus users only) CG
News stories relating to the University of Scranton campus community, clipped from local newspapers and other sources. Digitized items in this collection are viewable only by on-campus users.


University of Scranton Oral History Collection CG
Recordings and transcriptions of oral history interviews with University of Scranton community members.


Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli, Ed.D., Vocational Rehabilitation Collection CG
Dr. Ralph N. Pacinelli, Ed.D., CRC, PLC, is a lifelong leader for vocational rehabilitation. This collection contains primarily various journals and publications related to vocational rehabilitation that Dr. Pacinelli gathered from the 1940s through the early 2000s.
Rev. Joseph A. Panuska, S.J., Ph.D., Collection CG
Office files and other materials documenting the Scranton career of University of Scranton President Rev. Joseph A., Panuska, S.J., Ph.D., from 1982 to 1998.
Passionist Historical Archives Collection CG
Historical records and Congregation archives for the St. Paul of the Cross Province, which serves in the eastern parts of the United States and Canada in parishes, retreat and spiritual centers, monasteries and residences. In addition they serve worldwide in Jamaica, West Indies, and Haiti.
Pennsylvania Mining Reports Collection CG
Annual reports from 1870-2010 produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Mines and related bureaus. The statistical and narrative reports document the productivity of collieries and the injuries and deaths of Pennsylvania miners.
Cecilia Philbin Collection CG
Materials related to the travels of Cecilia Philbin during the mid-twentieth century.
Abe L. Plotkin Collection CG
Materials from Abe L. Plotkin's United States Army experience in Germany during the last weeks of World War II and the ensuing months, including photographs taken of the Ohrdruf concentration camp and of Holocaust survivors (displaced persons), as well as correspondence to and from Plotkin as the war was ending and after liberation of the camps. The collection also includes materials related to Plotkin’s volunteer work as a Holocaust educator and some material from his involvement with Allied Services, a rehabilitation hospital.
Joseph Polakoff Collection CG
Documents, correspondence, and scrapbooks from University of Scranton alumnus Joseph Polakoff's career as a State Department employee and journalist, relating to World War II, Central America political history, United States diplomatic history, recent Middle East history and culture, and Jewish history and culture.
Alexander Pope Collection CG
Rare editions of eleven titles in three volumes by Alexander Pope, including first editions of the Dunciad and Rape of the Lock. Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet who is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer.
University of Scranton Press CG
The University of Scranton ran its own publishing operation from 1981 to 2012, first under the name Ridge Row Press and later as the University of Scranton Press. This collection includes nearly all of the 200 books published by the press.
University of Scranton PR Publications and Press Releases CG
Press releases and serial publications from the University of Scranton Public Relations Office and Division of External Affairs. Serials include alumni magazines (Scranton Journal, Alumni Magazine, Alum News), community newsletter Scranton Record, and research update Ignite.
University of Scranton Office of the Provost Collection CG
The Office of the Provost leads the University’s efforts to achieve excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service within the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission. This collection includes records from the Office of the Provost from 1992 to present.


Rev. John J. Quinn, S.J., Ph.D., Collection CG
Audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with authors, actors, and figures in the film-making industry, conducted by University of Scranton English professor Rev. John J. Quinn, S.J., Ph.D., in London and the United States during the 1970s.


Rare Book Collection CG
Approximately 3,000 volumes and items ranging in date from the 12th century to the 21st century that reflect the history of the book. The collection features four bound medieval manuscripts, more than 30 medieval leaves, six incunables (books printed during the first 50 years of the printing press up to 1500), and an assortment of books printed during the hand press era (1455 to approximately 1800). The collection also contains 19th and early 20th-century books featuring elaborately decorated publishers book bindings.
J. W. Roberts and Richard Boleslavsky Collection CG
Reproduced materials gathered by Prof. Jerry W. Roberts ( -1990) during his research of Richard Boleslavsky and the American Laboratory Theatre. The collection is composed mainly of photocopies of correspondence, notes, playbills, and research material.
Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J., Collection CG
Documents, articles, and travel diaries from the career of Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J. (1924-2015), a retired University of Scranton theology professor and former director of the University of Scranton Press.
Rev. Richard W. Rousseau, S.J., Memorial Fund Collection CG
More than 550 modern, limited edition books of the Easton Press and Franklin Library, known for their autographed first editions and decorated bindings.
Patrick T. Ryan, Esq., Poetry Collection CG
A collection of poetry books that belonged to University of Scranton alumnus Patrick T. Ryan, Esq., class of 1953.


Dr. Nicholas D. Saccone, D.D.S., Collection CG
This collection includes various European travel documents from the mid-twentieth century, the primary audience being veterans touring Europe after World War II.
Rev. Henry Vernon Sattler, C.Ss.R, Collection CG
Materials related to the writings of Rev. Henry Vernon Sattler, C.Ss.R., on the topics of the Christian family, Christian ethics, and moral theology.
Scranton Christian Life Community CG
Documents relating to the activities of the Christian Life Community and Sodality of the Diocese of Scranton. The collection contains correspondence, religious tracts, photographs and documents related to the functioning of this community during the late 1960s to the 1990s.
Scranton Family Papers Collection CG
Correspondence written and received by George W. Scranton, Joseph H. Scranton, Selden T. Scranton, and William W. Scranton, dating from 1841 through 1917.
Scranton Local History Collection CG
Books and periodicals related to the history of the city of Scranton, the Lackawanna Valley, and the surrounding Northeastern Pennsylvania area.
William W. Scranton Collection CG
Personal papers of William W. Scranton (1917-2013), who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1961-1963 and served as Governor of Pennsylvania from 1963-1967 and the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 1976-1977.
University of Scranton Scrapbooks CG
Scrapbooks of news clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating to the University of Scranton campus community.
Dr. Edward M. Skovira, M.D., Collection CG
Medical texts from the Classics of Medicine Library, collected by University of Scranton alumnus Dr. Edward M. Skovira '53.
Paula C. Snyder Children's Literature Collection CG
A collection of children's books, including Newbery and Caldecott award winners, purchased through an endowment fund in memory of Paula C. Synder (1946-1991), who was a New Jersey school librarian.
Rev. Michael P. Stack Collection CG
The Rev. Michael P. Stack Collection contains correspondence primarily relating to Fr. Stack's legal case against Bishop William O'Hara and the Diocese of Scranton (1860-1889). Fr. Stack was the pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Williamsport, Pennsylvania at the time of the founding of the Diocese of Scranton but was removed from his position before his death in 1889.
University of Scranton Student Scholarship CG
Scholarly publications and other academic works by students at the University of Scranton. Collection currently includes philosophy journal Discourse, literary magazine Esprit, history publication Retrospect, and Library Research Prize essays.


Theater Collection CG
This collection contains playbooks, playbills, and programs for various plays that were performed from the mid to late twentieth century in the United States, primarily on Broadway. The collection also includes an incomplete run of Theatre Arts Monthly from 1939 to 1956.
University of Scranton Masters and Honors Theses CG
Graduate and undergraduate theses written by masters and honors students at the University of Scranton and its predecessor, St. Thomas College.


Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County Archives Collection CG
Archival records of the Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County (VNA) from 1909 through the 1980s.


University of Scranton Web Archives CG
Periodic captures of University of Scranton web content, including the main University website ( as well as related sites (such as and


University of Scranton Yearbooks CG
Yearbooks published by students at The University of Scranton, St. Thomas College, and St. Thomas High School.
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Scranton Time Capsule Collection CG
Contents of a 1907 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Scranton time capsule, unearthed by the University of Scranton in 2013.


Zaner-Bloser, Inc. / Sonya Bloser Monroe Penmanship Collection CG
An extensive collection of American ornamental penmanship from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, featuring professional journals, books and manuals, scrapbooks, penmanship samples, photographs, correspondence, ephemera, publication mockups, and a wide variety of original works by master penmen.
Hilda Ziegler Collection CG
Personal papers of Hilda Ziegler (1899-1993), who lived in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She was active in the local Jewish community, enjoyed writing, and had a passion for supporting animal rights and the Humane Society.