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BOX 1: FAMILY MEMENTOS [part 1/2], ca.1860-2008

 Box — Box: KIST:1, Object: Nos. 1-6 [six total]
Identifier: KIST:1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Kistler family of Sedgwick and Bertha (née Kaul) is inextricably connected to many aspects of Rosemont College's past and future. Initially the Kistlers strived to turn a personal tragedy of losing their only child at a young age into a gift for future generations of Rosemont students. In 1925 the Kistlers and the college’s second president, Mother Mary Ignatius Carroll, met and discussed a college library to be built in honor of their lost child, Gertrude. Throughout the years the Kistlers continued to support the college through periodic renovations of the library, becoming a trustee of the college, and establishing the Kistler Honor Society. This collection contains the important papers and mementos of the Sedgwick Kistler Family. Included are early family tintype photographs, a family scrapbook, newspaper clippings, estate papers, as well as, awards and accolades conferred upon the Kistlers.


  • ca.1860-2008

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet (4 archival boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location


D. Riccardi Finding Aid

C14.04 Library, Gertrude Kistler Memorial 1926, ID: 290.

Repository Details

Part of the Rosemont College Archives Repository

Rosemont College Archives
Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library
1400 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont PA 19010 United States
(610) 527-0200, x2208