Spitler: Catharine B. Spitler Scrapbooks, 1937-1987

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Boxes 079-080

Title:  Catharine B. Spitler Scrapbooks, 1937-1987

Dates:1937-1943; 1971-1987

Extent: 2 volumes

Creator: Catharine B. Spitler, compiler.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

System of Arrangement:   

Catharine B. Spitler Scrapbook, Book 1, 1937-1943

Catharine B. Spitler Scrapbook, Book 2, 24 December 1971- 15 April 1987


Description:   Catharine B. Spitler, a resident of Landisville, Pennsylvania, compiled these scrapbooks.  Book one contains information primarily about World War II. The newspaper clippings include information about Lancaster natives, both men and women that were involved in World War II, including ranks and location of service.  There are also articles about the United States involvement in World War II.  Interesting local articles and programs discuss the World War II Memorial in West Hempfield Township.  Columbia’s Sesquicentennial was documented through a series of newspaper clippings located in this scrapbook. 

Book two is a compilation of newspaper clippings, engagement announcements, wedding announcements and obituaries pertaining to Lancastrians.  Locations around Lancaster County that were mention are as follows: Lancaster, Hempfield, Ephrata, Maytown and Mount Joy.  An interesting subject within the second scrapbook is the1972 Flood of Lancaster (Hurricane Agnes).


Conditions for Access: Book 1: Please fill out a call slip for viewing; Book 2: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.

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

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.



Church buildings — Pennsylvania — Lancaster County.

Ephrata Cloister.

Floods — Pennsylvania.

Methodists — Pennsylvania.

World War II, 1939-1945.
Lancaster (Pa.).

Mount Joy (Lancaster County, Pa.)


Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)





Custodial History: Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Books 128 and 130.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.