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Willaim Dorsey

William Henry Dorsey biographical scrapbooks collection, 1689-1900 (bulk 1870-1900)

William Henry Dorsey (1837-1923), artist, was the son of escaped slave, caterer, and prominent member of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's mid-19th century black elite, Thomas J. Dorsey and his wife, Louise Tobias. He spent most of his adult years collecting evidence of the activities of African Americans in Philadelphia and across the United States, creating topical and biographical ... read more about the William Henry Dorsey scrapbooks

Comic Valentines

Valentines from the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection


Comic Valentines
Mt. Nittany in Fall


Two free podcasts about Mount Nittany have just been released and are available for listening or download at

The podcasts were co-produced by Patty Satalia, senior producer/host at WPSU-TV and FM, and by Kathleen O’Toole, Penn State PhD in communications, and lecturer at the University. Says Satalia, who narrates the podcasts, “As much as I've always appreciated Mt. Nittany and enjoyed occasional hikes, I had no idea until we started this project just how significant, even sacred, the place is to so many people. That made it a really satisfying assignment.” more about the Mt. Nittany Podcasts