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KISTLER & KAUL COLLECTION

 Collection
Identifier: KIST

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • c.1880-2010

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (4 archival boxes)

Title
Kistler & Kaul Collection
Status
In Progress
Author
Lillian Mann
Date
2018 December 5
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Rosemont College Archives Repository

Contact:
1400 Montgomery Ave
Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library
Rosemont PA