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Regina Maude Shenkle papers and memorabilia

Identifier: 003-MS 241

Scope and Contents

Art work, autograph book (1888), class notes, class planning books (1939/1940-1944/1945), correspondence (1902-1946), lesson plans, course work, record cards and transcripts (1914-1931), teacher's certificate (1920), and vitae, relating to the academic and teaching career of Regina Maude Shenkle. ‡b The collection includes numerous objects made by Miss Shenkle during her manual training class at Millersville State Normal School.


  • Created: 1877-1983
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1900-1947


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

Regina Maude Shenkle graduated from Millersville State Normal School in June 1902. She was employed at a variety of schools in Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, and Montgomery counties, teaching various subjects, but most frequently art and penmanship. In 1926, Miss Shenkle began teaching art at Stewart Junior High School in Norristown. She continued in that position until her retirement in 1947.

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The items include wood patterns, a pen holder and blotter, wood cut blocks, book ends, marionette legs, a wooden shelf, ceramic reliefs, ceramic bowls, ceramic vases, a metal bowl, metal dyes, linoleum blocks, uncut blocks, woodcuts, and clay figurines. Included among Miss Shenkle's correspondence are letters of recommendation from E. Oram Lyte, Carrie E. Myers, and Henry F. Bitner, all of Millersville State Normal School, recommending Miss Shenkle for teaching positions.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: I. Papers, 1877-1947; II. Memorabilia, n.d.

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.

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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