MG 017 - Beckley College Papers

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Scope and Content

Includes an undated flier for day and night school tuition rates; college catalogues, c. 1920's; a pamphlet advertising Beckley College Aeronautical Engineering and Flying College Grade Course, c. 1929; a memoriam booklet for Charles R. Beckley, 1929; newspaper clippings about the school; correspondence, undated; a group photograph of the Commuter's Club, 1928-29; a group photograph of the student body, undated; and copies of the yearbook, "The Phoenician" for 1925-1931.


Beckley College was founded by Charles R. Beckley in 1918 with one student. The school, known as Central Pennsylvania's greatest commercial college, grew steadily and in August, 1921 the school was moved to the Lochiel Building at Third & Markets Streets in Harrisburg to accommodate a student body of 250. By the late 1920's the college had an enrollment of 850 students and ground was broken for new college buildings at Fort Washington. Charles Beckley died in 1929 and was succeeded as president by his widow Evelyn Hathaway Beckley.

Date(s): 1918-1983

Extent: 1 box, 1 carton, 12 enclosures