36 Found Photos That Show the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania From Between 1900 and 1912

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Established in 1871 as the Cumberland Valley State Normal School (CVSNS), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, commonly known as Ship, or SU, is a public university located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, United States, 40 miles west-southwest of Harrisburg, and 30 miles north-northeast of Hagerstown, Maryland.

Shippensburg University is one of the 14 state universities that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS).

These found photos from Richard that show the CVSNS (Cumberland Valley State Normal School), now called Shippensburg University. Some are hand colored and appear to be home made by a student or teacher. There are hand written descriptions and dates on some of the slides. They seem to date between 1900 and 1912.

Five original buildings of Shippensburg University. Left to right: President’s Residence, built 1907, now called Martin House. Elementary Training School, built 1912, now called Gilbert Hall. Ladies Dormitory, built 1895, now called Horton Hall. Main Building, built 1871, now called Old Main. Gymnasium, built 1893, now called Stewart Hall.

Football game, CVSNS

Football team, CVSNS

Gymnasium, CVSNS, built in 1893 and now called Stweart Hall. That may be Miss Clark, the Gym Teacher, on the steps

Hand written: “1900 at CVSNS in 1902”

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