MG 416 - Sheetz Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the papers of the A. Coleman Sheetz family including bank statements, insurance papers, deeds, mortgage, and other property papers, receipts, papers concerning the State Library, military papers of Andrew C. Sheetz, Jr., personal correspondence, baby books for Andrew Coleman Sheetz, 1911, and Benjamin Rush Sheetz, 1918, stock papers of Mabel F. Sheetz, 1947-57, a diploma for Elizabeth Downing Sheetz from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, 1936, correspondence concerning application to the DAR by Elizabeth Sheetz, and a folder of miscellaneous items. Contains family photos.


A. Coleman Sheetz was a graduate of Dickinson College and was for a number of years a teacher in old Central High School, Harrisburg. He became Assistant State Librarian, retiring in 1932. He was later associated with the Community Consumer Discount Company. He was married to Mabel Potts Sheetz and the children born to them were Elizabeth, 1910, Andrew, 1911, and Benjamin, 1918. A. Coleman Sheetz died in 1956.

Date(s): 1865-1956

Extent: 2 boxes