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Law, Order, and the Old West: Scott Dyke '65, Wyatt Earp Expert

For most people, retirement means golf courses and more time with grandchildren. For Scott Dyke ’65, it means even more. Since retiring in the early 1990s, the political science major, psychology and business double minor is pursuing a life-long passion of researching the Old West.

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2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Recognizes Guelzo, Johnson and Spielberg

The 2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, which includes an award of $50,000, will go to co-winners Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College, for "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion," (Alfred A. Knopf) and Martin P. Johnson of Miami University Hamilton, for "Writing the Gettysburg Address" (University Press ...

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The Lucky 13 of ’13: Top moments from the past year

2013 was yet another interesting, exciting, and successful year for Gettysburg College and our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

A new annual event to add to the list of well-loved campus traditions. Recognition as a top college for service. A faculty research breakthrough. More...

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272 words: The Gettysburg Address 150 years later

On Nov. 19, 2013, the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian spoke to thousands at Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg during the annual Dedication Day ceremony.

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Alum pens book on Gettysburg Address in time for 150th anniversary

Once you visit historic Gettysburg, it is always with you. That is especially the case for Jared Peatman ’02, who recently released The Long Shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, a book that explores the ways the speech has been invoked and used – positively and negatively &ndash...

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Musselman Library: A trove of Civil War treasures

The Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the American Civil War (2011-2015) has been a notable time for Civil War buffs – and really anyone who appreciates American history. This period of historical reflection and the associated excitement has been especially palpable at Gettysburg College &ndash...

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Guelzo on Lincoln & test of American democracy in sponsored NY Times piece

Gettysburg College Prof. Allen Guelzo authored a piece that explores the Civil War's test of American democracy and Lincoln's affirmation of the American experiment in the Gettysburg Address  The piece appeared in the Nov. 17 New York Times Sunday Review, just two days before the 150th anniversary...

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The Untold Story of the Gettysburg Address

The diary entries of Gettysburg College alumnus David Wills paint a picture of a serious, young man focused on his responsibilities as a student--studying the classics, practicing his debate skills. He was a 20-year-old junior at what was then called Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College), ...

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In advance of Dedication Day, Hancock interviewed on "Meet the Press"

Nine days before the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg College history and Africana Studies Prof. Scott Hancock was featured in a "Meet the Press" segment on the meaning and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln's speech.

"Lincoln is using rhetoric, but he is living the ...

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Photographic memories: William Frassanito '68 brings history to life

A story in The Washington Post this summer cited the many ways author and battlefield historian William A. Frassanito ’68 has increased public and academic understanding of...

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Birkner examines Ike & Abe's principle, pragmatism in sponsored NY Times piece

Gettysburg College Prof. Michael Birkner '72 P'10 authored a piece on the similarly pragmatic approaches of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Abraham Lincoln in their pursuits of human dignity for all Americans. The piece appeared in the Oct. 13 New York Times Sunday Review.

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College earns grants: Civil War teacher workshops, student-faculty research

Gettysburg College was recently awarded two grants that will both bring K-12 teachers to the College and battlefield to learn more about the Civil War and benefit student-faculty research in psychology.

NEH’s Landmarks of American History and Culture program grant

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Recent grad creates historical garden with a community service twist

After Hannah Grose ’13 walked across the stage outside of Pennsylvania Hall, the environmental science major got to work turning her senior capstone from a mere research project into an existent program.

What she has since created is the Learn More


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College hosts Medal of Honor town hall forum Sept. 20; photo gallery

Gettysburg College hosted a town hall forum featuring three Medal of Honor recipients on Friday, Sept. 20.

The event was emceed by FOX News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, and took place in the College Union Building’s Ballroom, located along West Lincoln Ave.

Attendees heard recipients&rsquo...

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Remember vets' struggles: Jordan in College-sponsored NY Times piece

Gettysburg College Prof. Brian Jordan '09 authored a piece on the struggles of Union veterans and how their experiences can be applied to today's veterans that appeared in the Sept. 15 New York Times Sunday Review.

His piece is the fifth in a seven-part series sponsored by Gettysburg College...

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Postcards from Gettysburg

Glimpses of Gettysburg 

With the commemoration over, here are some of the sights seen on campus and in town during the ten days of Gettysburg 150: Reflections of History, June 28 to July 7. 

 

1. President Riggs served as a guest conductor during...

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Junior reflects on “life-changing” internship during battle anniversary

Not many people can say that they had a chance to chat it up with General Robert E. Lee, interact with members of the media from around the world, and stand on some of the most hallowed grounds in America, all in one ten-day period. Eliza Hunt ’15, an English major with a writing concentration...

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What’s in a name? Avery Lentz '14 discovers he has deep historical roots

What’s in a name?

Shakespeare asked that question with regards to a rose, but in the last year Avery Lentz '14 found himself asking that question about his own name and was surprised to learn that it holds a lot of history.

A few years ago, Lentz looked up his last name in a Civil...

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150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg: Highlights and photos

The roads in Gettysburg are no longer packed with vehicles, media satellite trucks have fled the area, hotel vacancies have returned, and the booms that fill the air are likely thunder rather than cannon fire.

Now that the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is...

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The Confederate who came to dinner: The story of James Francis Crocker

Gettysburg College sent 207 alumni into the Civil War—a considerable number given that the entire host of alumni in 1865 totaled around 900. Only 99, however, were in actual combat service. The rest served in non-combatant roles such as surgeons or chaplains, in temporary militia service,...

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Gettysburg College historians interpret July 1-3, 1863; watch the videos

Gettysburg College is honored to join the country in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – July 1 to 3.

Each day, a 90-second video will be featured highlighting some of what might have been experienced in Gettysburg, 1863.

July 3, 1863 by Allen Guelzo

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Learn about the campus in July 1863, compare to today

The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Located in the heart of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College—then Pennsylvania College—was deeply embedded in Civil War activities, and...

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Experience the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg; view photos

Gettysburg College is honored to join the country in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg 150: Reflections of History, which runs from June 28 to July 7, features events in town and on campus. Additional information can be found on our Learn More


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War is no spectator sport: Carmichael in College sponsored NY Times piece

Gettysburg College Prof. Peter Carmichael authored a piece on finding a usable past in Civil War history that appeared in the June 30 New York Times Sunday Review, a day before the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

His piece is the fourth in a seven-part series sponsored by Gettysburg...

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College commemorates the battle: download the app, watch the film

Gettysburg College teamed up with History Associates, Inc., the history research and consulting firm that is the professional home of Brian Martin ’83 and Jen Giambrone ’10, on three projects for the commemoration of the American Civil War.

“Gettysburg gave me a great foundation...

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