Alumni Association


Alumni Papers, 1897-2011


Box 1:
Vera and Florence Baker (1930, 1932), 1958-98
        Correspondence, program and clippings contained in two yearbooks donated to the Archives.

Lamar K. Blass (1937), 1936-94
        First Lieutenant Lamar Blass served with the 68th Armored Field Artillery Battalion until he was killed in action in Italy on May 29, 1944. As a student he served as president of the Senior Class, participated in track, football and basketball, and was inducted into the Bloomsburg University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991. Folder contains photographs, his patch from the 1st Armored Division, correspondence, and newspaper clippings of his involvement in athletics and his service in the military.  Photographs from his personal album, donated by his widow Marion, include images of Blass in his athletic uniforms; with the 1937 State Conference Track Championship trophy, basketball and track teammates, and fellow residents of the North Hall dormitory; in his commencement gown, as a teacher at Catawissa (1937) and New Holland (1939) High Schools, and in 1940 as a lifeguard at a swimming pool in New Holland.  The correspondence includes letters from BSTC teammate Francis Sell and fellow officer Field Duskin, who was with Blass at the time of his death.

David W. Bowen (1968), 1967-2003
        Student IDs, 1971 Journalism Institute brochure, alumni and class reunion material, holiday greeting cards, and athletic tickets and passes.

Nellie Byham (1953), 1968
        Correspondence and a press release noting that Nellie Byham was selected as an outstanding teacher by Grade Teacher magazine.

J. Alfred Chiscon (1954), 1954-56
        Includes a copy of the article "The Academic Origin of Drosophila Workers in the United States," published by J. Alfred Chiscon in The Journal of Heredity.

F. Ralph Dreibelis (1919)
        Includes A Treasury of Favorite Quotations Vol. II, 1973, a collection of quotations compiled by F. Ralph Dreibelis.

Curtis English (1956), 1975
        Materials used by Curtis English, Commander, USNR for a presentation, "The United States: a Have Not Nation?" at a Seapower Symposium in Charlotte, NC in 1975.

Carol Hidlay (1969), 1975
        Includes a pamphlet produced by Carol Hidlay when she ran for Columbia County Commissioner in 1975.

Barbara Hudock (1975), 2007
        A DVD video tribute to Barbara Hudock.

Harry Jenkins (1942), 1941-64
        Chapters of a book Harry Jenkins was writing.

Mary E. Jones (1927), 1939-48
        Includes a photograph, pages from the Alumni Directory, and a photocopy of an autographed page of her yearbook.

Rostand D. Kelly (1935), 1942-70
        The material includes newspaper coverage of his service in the United States Navy during World War II and newspaper clippings, board minutes, correspondence and reports from his 1959-63 tenure as curator of the Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

Richard Lichtel (1968), 2005-07
        Richard Lichtel played football for Bloomsburg State College from 1965-67 and was the head coach at Mechanicsburg High School. Folder contains photographs, a T-shirt, and two video tributes.

Daniel Litwhiler (1938), 1941-2001
        Major League Baseball player from 1940-51 with the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves and Cincinnati Reds; head coach at Florida State University 1955-63 and at Michigan State University from 1964 until his retirement in 1982. Also noted for inventing the radar gun to measure pitching speed and developing a product for drying wet fields. Folder contains his 1938 Commencement Week booklet, a baseball card, photographs, buttons from a political campaign for sheriff, magazine article, certificate, post card and correspondence.

Eudora Berlew Lyhne (1945), 2011
        A four-page letter about her time as a student at the Bloomsburg State Teachers College during World War II and the Navy V5 and V12 cadets stationed at the school, as well as life with her husband Borge who was a member of the V12s.

Gertrude Miller (1922), 1937-51
        Materials obtained from class reunions in 1937, 1939, and 1951.

Ruth Kramm Moser (1948), 1935-48, 1998
        A five-page written history about Ruth Moser's time as a student at Bloomsburg State Teachers College and her experiences as a teacher.

Ada S. Nelson (1900), 1952
        Includes a photographs and a newspaper article about a school that was named after Ada Nelson.

Martha E. Robison (1892)
       Genealogical information and newspaper clippings on the Robison, Breece and Barton families, with mentions of at least seven graduates of the Bloomsburg State Normal School, including Martha (1892), James Boyd (1894) and Bessie (1897) Robison; Hannah (1879), Irvin (1884) and Dora (1887) Breece; and Harry S. Barton (1896).

Martin J. Swank (1897)
       Photograph of Swank with other male gymnastic students, c.1897 and a souvenir portrait card for his students at Slocum School No. 3, Luzerne County, 1899-1900. Also included are obituaries published following his death in April 1934.

Robert Tucker (1968)
       Three NFL football trading cards with photograph and career statistics of former Bloomsburg State College and NFL tight end Bob Tucker: 1973 and 1977 with the New York Giants and 1980 with the Minnesota Vikings.

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