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Dr. William P. Garvey Papers

Identifier: UA-284

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of donations of Dr. Garvey's to the archives during his presidency (1980-2005). These consist of histories and proposals concerning both the City of Erie and Mercyhurst College, and books and correspondence from and newspaper clippings about Dr. Garvey. There are reel-to-reel tapes, recording events in both his and his predecessor Dr. Marion L. Shane's presidencies, as well as audio-cassettes and videotapes regarding his own term of office. Of note is A Short History of Villa Maria College, 1925-1984 and The Anatomy of a City Revisited: a Study of the City of Erie and the Future, by Dr. Garvey and "Ad Administrative Case Study of Union Organizatin" by George Kidd, Jr.


  • Majority of material found within 1980-1990


73 Photographic Slides

61 Cassettes

1.5 Linear Feet (3 archival boxes.)

approx. 50 Reels (Reel-to-reel film and cassette tapes.)

Repository Details

Part of the Sister Mary Lawrence Franklin Archival Center Repository

Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Hammermill Library
Erie Pennsylvania 16546 United States