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African American Collection
MG-072: The African American Collection contains information about the abolition and anti-slavery movement. Information about the McClintock Slave Riot, led by a white abolitionist John McClintock and local Underground Railroad ...
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Bazelon, Bruce Collection
Description: The Bruce Bazelon collection consists mainly of personal correspondence between Charles Kent and his wife Helen. Charles served during World War I and many of the letters he wrote during ...
Beetem, Charles Gilbert Collection
MG-019:  Charles Beetem was a historian whose collection contains both information on his family’s history and more general Carlisle history. There is a history of Jacob Zollinger who was an ...
Big Spring Historical School Records
MG-108:   Collection of Records from the one room schools of the current Big Spring School District – Newville Borough, West Pennsboro Township, Penn Township, North Newton Township, South Newton Township, ...
Brass Shelf Clock
Brass shelf clock labeled on the white face Seth Thomas, with an exterior beveled glass case displaying the workings of the clock. Key is present and is in the bottom ...
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Carlisle Area School District Collection
MG-013: This collection chronicles the development of schools in Carlisle beginning with private and church affiliated schools to the establishment of local government run public schools including the closing of ...
Carving, Wilhelm Schimmel Eagle
Description:Large pine wooden carved Schimmel spread wing eagle.  Frowning beak, crest on head.  Original paint has been stripped, showing traces of contemporary maroon and silver paint.  Wings contain reverse side ...
Confederate Cast Iron Grape Shot
Cast iron grape shot artillery shell from a Confederate raid during the Civil War, found near Sporting Hill on the Eberly Farm, Cumberland County, following an engagement between Jenkis' Confederate ...
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First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Historical Note: The First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle ranks with Silver Spring (Mechanicsburg), Big Spring (Newville), and Middle Spring (Shippensburg) Presbyterian Churches as Cumberland County’s oldest churches.  All four date from ...
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Library Manuscript Collections
MG-072     African American Collection:  The African American Collection contains information about the abolition and anti-slavery movement. Information about the McClintock Slave Riot, led by a white abolitionist John McClintock and ...
Lydia Baird Home Papers
MG-001 Historical Note:The Lydia Baird Home for Aged Women was a facility operated by the Female Benevolent Society of Carlisle established in 1828. The Lydia Baird Home provided rent-free lodgings for ...
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Machine, Peanut Roasting
Description: Peanut cart with an iron and brass roasting machine. Provenance: Charlie Veto sold peanuts at ball games, auctions, and on the sidewalks of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Middle Springs Picnic, c.1895
Description: Picnicking at Middle Spring in the 1890s. Print Size: 5" x 7" Additional Information: This is a modern print of an earlier photograph.
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Painting, Jim Thorpe
Description:Framed oil portrait of Jim Thorpe in football uniform by Paul Bloser in 1959.Provenance:This painting was hung in the James Wilson Hotel by its manager Richard Cummings. Currently hanging in ...
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St. John’s Episcopal Church, Carlisle, PA
Historical Note: The history of the Episcopal church in Carlisle began in 1751 when Richard Peters, an agent for the Penn family, reserved a lot on the town square, measuring 180 ...

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