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George F. Stauffer Papers

Identifier: 003-MS 441

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda, brochures, newspaper clippings, receipts, reports, programs, books, handbooks and ephemera related to the life and professional activities of George F. Stauffer. ‡b Most of the materials contained within the collection relate to individuals, organizations, events, and activities associated with Millersville State College during Doctor Stauffer's years of association with the institution. Materials documenting the activities of the Millersville Alumni Association from the 1930s through the 1970s, with a particular focus in the 1960s and 1970s comprise a significant portion of the collection. A small number of the materials relate to the student years of Doctor Stauffer's wife, Leila Jackson Stauffer. The collection also includes a number of NCAA handbooks dating from the late 1970s through 1980 governing the national collegiate championships in various sports as well as field guides used in the study of astronomy and natural history.


  • Created: 1920-1989
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1980


Conditions Governing Access

Archives and Special Collections of McNairy Library will reproduce Special Collections material to the extent that physical condition and copyright or other legal restrictions permit. Reproduction is available in the form of photocopies and digital images. All reproduction requests must be approved by a member of the professional staff. Decisions will take into account the type and condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the size and the general size and fragility of the item.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives and Special Collections adheres to the provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and amendments, and follows the minimum standards of educational fair use established under Section 107. In applying these standards, Archives and Special Collections will copy up to 10% of a copyrighted work if the copy is to be used for the purpose of private study, scholarship or research. The department will not copy for the purpose of public performance. Physical condition permitting, the department will copy more than 10% of a copyrighted work only with the written permission of the copyright holder. Multiple copies are not permitted under fair use. For authored works created since 1978, copyright lasts from the creation of the work until 70 years after the author's death. The expiration term for corporate, anonymous, or pseudonymous works is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever occurs first. For works published before 1978, with a copyright notice, the maximum duration of copyright protection is 75 years. Works published before 1978 without a copyright notice are assumed to be in the public domain. Since March 1, 1989, a copyright notice is no longer necessary. Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Biographical or Historical Information

George F. Stauffer was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania on October 23, 1907. He graduated from Hanover High School, received a Bachelor's degree from Millersville State College and earned master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He married Lelia Mae Jackson, an elementary school teacher and fellow graduate of Millersville State College. Doctor Stauffer taught science at Sharon Hill High School before his appointment to the faculty at Millersville State College in 1957. While at Millersville, he was a member of the Science Department where he taught physical sciences and introduced a program in Astronomy. He served as acting Assistant to the President during a sabbatical year and as Director of Alumni Affairs for two years. After his retirement in 1972, he chaired the Board of Directors of the Millersville College Foundation. Doctor Stauffer died on October 15, 1994.

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Language of Materials



Papers of George F. Stauffer, a graduate of Millersville State Teachers College and a Professor of Earth Sciences from 1957-1972 at Millersville State College.

Arrangement Note

Series I. Millersville related (1920-1989), Series II. Non-Millersville related (1941-1980), and Series III. Publications (1900-1963).

Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

George F. Stauffer Slide Collection.

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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US