Weintraub Center - Special Collections - Library Services

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Rodelle and Stanley Weintraub Center

Special Collections | Telephone: 610.436.3456

Weintraub Center Plaque Books by Weintraub

Rodelle and Stanley Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities

   The Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities has been generously endowed by West Chester State Teachers College alumni, Rodelle Weintraub, Class of 1951, and Stanley Weintraub, Class of 1949. The Center includes Collections in FHG 609 and a Reading Room in FHG 609A.

   Stanley Weintraub graduated from South Philadelphia High School, and received his B.S. in education in 1949 from West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania). He received his master´s degree in English from Temple, served in the Korean War. He and Rodelle were married in 1953, and he received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1956 with a dissertation entitled "Bernard Shaw, Novelist." Professor Weintraub remained on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University throughout his career, and he retired in 2000 as the Evan Pugh Professor of Arts and Humanities. Professor Weintraub also served as Director of Penn State´s Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies from 1970 to 1990, and he received emeritus status upon his retirement.

   In 1968 West Chester University awarded Stanley Weintraub the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Rodelle and Stanley Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities was dedicated on November 11, 1982.

Collections in the Weintraub Center include:

  • Stanley Weintraub Collection (Section 1): books authored by and research volumes from the personal collection of Stanley Weintraub, author, alumnus
  • Stanley Weintraub Archives (Section 2): archival materials including manuscripts and photographs -- see the Box Guide
  • Rodelle Weintraub Book Collection: books authored by Rodelle Weintraub
    Book collection items are listed in PILOT, the library catalog.
  • Barbara Loftus Perrone Night Before Christmas Collection In Memory of Charles C. Perrone
  • Ehinger Collection: materials dealing with the history of health and physical education to 1945 collected by Russell Sturzebecker and named in honor of Clyde and Ella Ehinger
  • Marshall J. Becker Anthropology/Archaeology Collection: personal papers including research and data relating to the Lenni Lenape Indians, the Etruscans, and Mayan Indians, from Marshall J. Becker, WCU faculty member, 1968-2004
  • Uel W. Combs Collections:Pop-Up Book Collection, Fine Print Collection, from Uel W. Combs, WCU faculty member

Online exhibit Christmas in the Works of Stanley Weintraub
    Read Stanley Weintraub's Epilogue to Silent Night

  Hours may be arranged by appointment. 
  Email libspeccol@wcupa.edu or call 610.436.3456.

         To Request an Appointment, Please Include:

  • Your name, address, telephone number and/or your e-mail address so the Special Collections Librarian can respond.
  • The author, title, and call number of any book you would like to see, or a short description of the topic you wish to research in the book or archival collection.
  • The date(s) you are available to use the collection.

Additional Help
  Persons interested in Special Collections may also inquire at the F. H. Green Library Reference Desk (email: refdesk@wcupa.edu , phone: 610.436.2453).