Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Williamsport Dickinson Seminary Junior College and College Preparatory Collection, 1928-1947

This collection contains material originating from and telling about Williamsport Dickinson Seminary Junior College. Although spanning almost two decades, from 1928 through 1947, the collection is modest in size. The publications, annuals, catalogs, alumni newsletters and promotional material, are well represented and provide a wealth of information about the school, the faculty and the students. Evident from the collection is a rich musical and social atmosphere. Athletics and official events are also well documented.

Reflecting world history, two significant events in the life of the Junior College occur as a result of World War II. Almost one- third of the collection centers around the school's involvement with the war effort. The institution of two different military training programs are chronicled here. Records of accreditation from a junior college to a four year institute are included, which was also influenced by World War II and the resulting return of military personnel desiring to pursue opportunities for higher education.

A small part of the collection consists of items not specifically produced by the college but most likely accumulated by staff or faculty, enhances the portrayal of the time period.