Stories from PA History
Story Credits
"The Surest Foundation of Happiness": Education in Pennsylvania
Story Credits:

Authors: Dennis B. Downey, Ph.D. Professor of History and Director of the University Honors College, Millersville University, with contributions by Brian Butko, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania; Steven Gimber and Charles Hardy III, West Chester University; Steven J. Peitzman, M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine; Susan Friedman and William Pencak, Penn State University; Marianne Rahn-Erickson, and Jeff Silverman.

Captions: Dennis B. Downey, Millersville University and Charles Hardy III, West Chester University, with the assistance of Marie Brown Wilson

Digital Rights, Image Research, and Preparation: Marie Brown Wilson with the assistance of Charles Hardy III and Dennis B. Downey

Image Galleries: Marie Brown Wilson

Digital Content Ingestion: Marie Brown Wilson and Bill Wilson

Lesson Plans:
Elementary School:
One-Room Schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, by Nancie Menapace and Carrie Curtis

Middle School:
The Most American Thing in America: The Chautauqua, by Maria Vita and Carrie Curtis

High School:
Two Men Named Ben: Historic Roots of Education in Pennsylvania, by Steven Silva and Carrie Curtis

Additional credits:
Academy of Natural Sciences, Ewell Sale Stewart Library
Accessible Archives
African American Museum of Philadelphia, John Franklin Photograph Collection
Allegheny College Archives and Special Collections, Pelletier Library
American Philosophical Society
Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia
Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Bill Layne Wilson
Birchardville School Historical and Educational Association
Boehm's Chapel Society
Bryn Mawr College, Special Collections Department
Bucks County Historical Society, Spruance Library
Capitol Preservation Committee
Catholic University of America, Department of Archives, Manuscripts, and Museum Collections
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carnegie Museum of Art
Chatham University, Jennie King Mellon Library, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Chautauqua Institution Archives
Chemical Heritage Foundation Image Archives, Chemists" Club Collection
Chester County Historical Society
Chestnut Hill Historical Society and the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Cornell University, Kheel Center
Corrine Macauley
Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project
Cumberland County Historical Society
Department of Environmental Protection, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections
Dr. Adam Stuart Smith,
Drake Well Museum, PHMC Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums
Drexel University, College of Medicine, Archives & Special Collections
Duquesne University Archives
Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Duquesne University Archives
Edinboro University Archives
Erie County Historical Society
Fred Buch
Free Library of Philadelphia
Greg Grieco
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Historical Society of York County
Independence National Historical Park
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Jefferson College Archives
John Mosley Collection, Courtesy Charles L. Blockson Afro American Collection, Temple University.
John Rudy Photography,
Joyce M. Tice, Tri-Counties Genealogy and History
June Sturgis
Kim M. Ross
Lancaster County Historical Society
Lafayette College, David Bishop Skillman Library, Department of Special Collections & College Archives
Lehigh University, Linderman Library Special Collections
Library Company of Philadelphia
Library of Congress
Linden Hall, Lititz, Pa.
Little Red Schoolhouse, Shippensburg University
Lower Saucon Township Historical Society
Matthew K. Gardzina
Maxilla and Mandible, Ltd., New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Miami University Libraries
Millersville University, Helen A. Ganser Library, Archives and Special Collections
Moravian Archives
Moravian Archives, Herrnut, Germany
Moravian Historical Society
Mt. Gretna Area Historical Society
National Archives
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London
New York Historical Society
New York Public Library, NYPL digital gallery
New York University, Tamiment Playhouse Photographs Collection, Tamiment Library
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Palmer Museum of Art
Pelletier Library, Allegheny College
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Pennsylvania Bureau of Historic Preservation
Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine and Staff
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania State Archives Collections and Staff
Penn State Department of Public Information
Pennsylvania State Museum Collections and Staff
Pennsylvania State University Museums, Libraries, and Archives
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Prince Gallitzin Chapel House, Tomb Site, and St. Michael's Basilica
Princeton University Art Museum
Robert Shetterly
Ronald C. Yochum, Jr.
Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image online project from the University of Pennsylvania
Scranton State School for the Deaf
Sen. John Heinz History Center
Shippensburg University
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Spring-Ford Area Historical Society
State Library of Pennsylvania
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College, Friends Historical Library
Ted Daeschler, Academy of Natural Sciences
Temple University Libraries, Special Collections
The Right Hon. The Earl of Derby
Thomas Jefferson University Archives
Tom Murphy VII
University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center
University of Pittsburgh Archives, Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Observatory
University of Scranton, Weinberg Memorial Library
Urban Archives: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa
U.S. Army, from the archives of the ARL Technical Library.
Villanova University Archives, Villanova Pennsylvania
Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University Libraries, Oxford, Ohio
Washington and Jefferson College, The Learned T. Bulman '48 Historic Archives and Museum
Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia, Missouri
William Holmes McGuffey Museum, King Library, Miami University
Winterthur Museum
Wilson College, C. Elizabeth Boyd "33 Archives, Hankey Center
WQED Pittsburgh
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