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Series 4. Human Resources, 1962 - 2022


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group: The records of the Office of Administration and Finance span the years 1915 through 2022 with the bulk from 1960-1988 and 2016-2019. Included are administrative correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, policies, and building histories. The collection is organized according to the institution’s 2019 organizational chart into the following 10 series: Administration, Administrative Council, General Business, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Planning, Department of Public Safety, Camps and Conferences, Administrative Services, Business Manager (Orphaned), and Director of Employee Relations and Affirmative Action (Orphaned). The contents are arranged in each series in alphabetical order, but Series 2 is also followed with chronological order, as is part of Series 6.

This record group contains some valuable materials in Series 5 (Facilities Management and Planning) that describe the history of the construction of individual buildings and structures on campus. Some of the information dates back as early as 1915. Building files can include histories of the people the building was named after, correspondence, and dedication information. This series also includes several files for the Little Red Schoolhouse, a one-room historical schoolhouse that was moved from its original location to a spot on the edge of campus. The Humanities on the Road television program included a series on this schoolhouse and those documents are included. Series 6 (Department of Public Safety) has a file (Air Raid Safety --- WWII) in Sub-Series 2, Box 1, Folder 3 that has interesting information about the culture of society during that time. Series 7 (Camps and Conferences) is a notable series because it illustrates the various types of organizations that met on campus and what organizations were popular and active during specific time periods. It also confirms the active role the university played in participating in community programs. Series 8 (Administrative Services) has significant gaps in the functions this series represents because the archives has not received record transfers. Series 9 and 10 have been orphaned, however, it is important to note that many of the functions of both departments have been reassigned to other departments and are noted in their respective series descriptions if that information is known.


  • 1962 - 2022

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


.38 Linear Feet (1 archives box)

Language of Materials



Human Resources was previously called the Personnel Office. These records contain correspondence that is in email, memo, and letter format. The documents reflect university employee regulations, policies, programs, and benefits. They do not include personnel files. Folder 5 contains a list of subjects that can be found in that folder. Each subject could be found in multiple years. Documents in folder 6 came from various campus sources including the Office of the President, Publications, Human Resources, etc. They were all combined into this location to make research and discovery more efficient.


This series is arranged in alphabetical order.

Repository Details

Part of the Shippensburg University Archives & Special Collections Repository

Ezra Lehman Memorial Library room 207
Shippensburg University of PA
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg PA 17257
717-477-1123 x3357