Eshelman: Paul W. and Janet Eshelman Papers, 1929-1977


Call Number: MG-645

2 folders    

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 13

Description: This collection contains papers of Paul W. and Janet Eshelman. Paul W. Eshelman was skilled wood turner as well as Associate Professor of Industrial Arts at Millersville State College (1947-1972). His wife, Janet Eshelman, was the crafts curator at the Landis Valley Farm Museum, specializing in weaving.

Creator: Eshelman, Paul W.; Eshelman, Janet.

Conditions for Access: No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

Administrative History: Processed and finding aid prepared by KV, May-June 2014.


Folder 1

Insert 1 Contains certificates presented to Paul W. Eshelman including the following:

Certificate of appreciation from the United States Department of State for participation in the Brussels Universal and International Exhibitions, 1958

Certificate of membership into the State School Employes’ Retirement Association

Teaching certificate from the PA Department of Public Instruction, 1929-1944

Certification to judge at the York County Industrial Arts Association Exhibit, May 13, 1977

Appointment to position of Associate Professor of Industrial Arts at Millersville State College, September 5, 1972

Insert 2 Contains the program, opening remarks by Daniel W. Moyer, and related articles in the MSC Exchange and Alumni Review on the dedication of the wood laboratory at Millersville State College to Paul W. Eshelman.

Insert 3 Contains booklets of art exhibitions for which Paul Eshelman submitted his wood turnings for competition and showcase, including the Craftsmen USA, 1966, Delaware Art Center; Designer Craftsmen USA, 1953; and the Decorative Arts and Ceramics Exhibition, 1955, Wichita Art Association.

Insert 4 Contains programs and flyers of conventions, exhibits, and workshops in which Eshelman was a demonstrator.

Insert 5 Contains seven letters sent to or received by the Eshelmans with the majority concerning job appointments or resignation.

Insert 6 Contains the minutes of the Designer-Craftsmen Conference on February 5-6, 1955 at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.


Folder 2 Newspaper Articles

Contains sixty-nine newspaper articles, collectively from the Lancaster New Era, Intelligencer Journal, Sunday News, the Massachusetts Spy and Village Courier, and other news publications, about the life and work of Paul W. and Janet Eshelman.

Insert 1 Contains miscellaneous papers and other publications about Paul Eshelman from such sources as the Cross-Country Craftsman and the Saturday Evening Post.