Posts in category OVER THE SHOULDER

Dancing for a Good Cause

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Dancing for a Good Cause by ROBERT DUNKELBERGER, UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST From 27 couples at its start, two dancers remained on the floor after 86 hours and one minute to win Bloomsburg’s first dance marathon, originally organized as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Breaking the world record of 84.5 hours established by the Guinness […]

The Normal School Goes to Washington

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For 12 years during the late 1800s and early 1900s, students and faculty at the Bloomsburg State Normal School took inexpensive, guided excursions to our nation’s capital each December. On Dec. 14, 1896, the first train with 155 passengers departed Bloomsburg for Washington, D.C., on a four-day excursion. Three reserved cars carried the vacationers, who […]

The Web Project: Early Days of bloomu...


Today’s BU students take access to the Internet for granted, but they would hardly recognize the university’s first website, which is believed to be among the first 1,200 registered websites worldwide and the first five in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education linked to the Internet in fall 1993. By 1994, developers nationwide […]

Danny Litwhiler: A Baseball Legend


Athletic facilities on the Upper Campus carry the names of Bloomsburg University sports legends. Four were coaches, Danny Hale, Jan Hutchinson, E.H. Nelson and Robert Redman, but only one was an athlete, Danny Litwhiler, Class of 1938. Born on Aug. 31, 1916, in Ringtown, Schuylkill County, Litwhiler enrolled at the Bloomsburg State Teachers College (BSTC) […]

The Morning Press Negative Collection


Of all the items within the Special Collections unit of the Harvey A. Andruss Library, one collection has undoubtedly the strongest personal connection to Bloomsburg and Columbia County — the images taken by photographers from The Morning Press. First published on March 1, 1902, The Morning Press mainly featured photographs of national news events during […]