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Teachers Institute of Lancaster County

Identifier: 003-MS 373

Scope and Contents

Proceedings, programs, song book, manual, registration materials, broadside, and song sheet primarily documenting the activities of the Teachers’ Institute of Lancaster County. The proceedings (1853, 1857, 1868-1880, 1908-1912) include minutes of the Institute’s activities, summaries of lectures, reports of discussions, essays by members of the Institute, selections of songs, and lists of members in attendance. The collection also includes a broadside announcing the 1857 Institute; registration materials for the 1899 and 1900 Institutes; a song sheet and a song book prepared for the 1868 and 1890 Institutes, respectively; a 1913 manual listing the public school teachers and school directors from districts throughout Lancaster County; and programs for the 1912, 1913, and 1958 Institutes. Programs for the 2nd, 7th, and 9th City Teachers’ Institutes, which took place in 1897, 1903, and 1905, are also included in the collection.


  • 1853-1958
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1853-1880


Conditions Governing Access

Archives and Special Collections of Ganser 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.


4.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

Arranged in 3 series: 1. Programs, 1897-1958. 2. Publications, 1853-1913. 3. Registration materials, 1899-1900.

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.

Archon Finding Aid Title
Dotterer, Janet; Anderson, Scott R.;
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Other Unmapped
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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