This collection contains stereographic photographs by Norman B. Patterson of the students, staff, and faculty of Penn State Behrend in the 60s. Patterson remains an important photographer within the Stereoscopic Society of America.
The archival materials date from the founding through the takeover in the mid-1980’s and describe the growth of the company and changes in the papermaking process. The papers also touch on topics of cultural interest and local history such as the 1918 influenza epidemic, the pollution of Lake Erie, and the distrust of German-Americans and their companies during the Nazi era.
With the success of the Hammermill Paper Company, the Behrend family became prominent Erie citizens. By 1932 Ernst Behrend and his wife, Mary Brownell Behrend, purchased several farm parcels adjacent to Wintergreen Gorge in nearby Harborcreek and named the property Glenhill Farm. After hiring prominent Philadelphia architect R. Brognard Okie to remodel the Schilling farmhouse in the "colonial revival" style, the family enjoyed their retreat until the death of Mr. Behrend in 1940. Eventually, Mrs. Behrend returned to her New England roots and in 1948 she donated the farm to the Pennsylvania State University for use as an Erie campus.
The Hammermill Bond was a monthly news-magazine published at Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., for the people of Hammermill Paper Co. Each issue was distributed free to all within the organization on the Friday nearest the first of each month.
Behrend College's first student newspaper, the Nittany Cub, filled the bins a mere month after the campus, known then as Behrend Center, opened for classes in the fall of 1948. The cover story was a rousing thank you to Mary Behrend for the gift of land and buildings that provided for the new schoolâ€™s existence. Through the years and the many title changes, including Behrend Collegian, Penn State Behrend Collegian, Collegian, The Behrend College Collegian, and currently The Behrend Beacon, the publishing of a student newspaper has been a proud Behrend tradition. This digital content contains the issues from 1948 through 2010.
A nostalgic look back through the yearbooks of Penn State Behrend. This digital content contains the issues from 1951 through 1979.