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Inventory to the Records of the Panzer College Archives
In 1917 the Newark Normal School of Physical Education and Hygiene was founded by Matthias Machery and Randall D. Warden, Directors of Physical Education for the city of Newark. At the close of the school year in 1920, the founders relinquished their interest in the school in favor of Henry Panzer, the Director of the Normal School at that time. The School moved to East Orange in 1925 where the program changed from being a two year course to a three year course. In 1928, a four year course of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education was offered. At this time the name of the institution changed to Panzer College of Physical Education and Hygiene. Following Mr. Panzer's sudden death in 1932, Margaret C. Brown, who had served as teacher, registrar and dean of the College since 1921, was elected by the College Board of Trustees as President and Treasurer. Under her leadership the College made great professional advancements, and its reputation for excellence became nationally and internationally known. Through her efforts, the State authorized the granting of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education in 1939. The Bachelor of Physical Education degree was abandoned. Panzer College of Physical Education and Hygiene merged with Montclair State College in 1958. The merger was engineered by Dr. E. deAlton Partridge, President of Montclair State College, Dr. Margaret C. Brown, President of Panzer College, and the Panzer College of Trustees, with the approval of the State Board of Education. Source: History of the Montclair State University Exercise Science and Physical Education Department http://cehs.montclair.edu/academic/es/about.shtml#history
Record group contains files on the presidents, trustees, patrons, alumni, registrar and merger. Also included are a Master’s thesis, a Doctoral thesis, a history of the college, a study of alumni associations of State Teachers Colleges, college catalogs, student newsletters, alumni bulletins, communiqués, public presentations, commencement programs, demonstration programs, college songs, hall of fame lists, student handbooks, and memorabilia.
The archive is arranged into six series in six document storage boxes. Box I: The College – Presidents, Trustees, Patrons, Alumni, Registrar, Merger Box II: Historical – Master’s Thesis, Doctoral Thesis Box III: College Catalogues Box IV: Publications – Student Newspapers, Alumni Bulletin, Communiqué, Public Presentations Box V: Programs – Commencement, Demonstrations, College Songs, Hall of Fame Box VI: Curriculum – Master’s Thesis, Memorabilia The arrangement scheme for the archive was imposed prior to the use of archival standards.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research use.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions may apply
“The Olympia” the student yearbook of Panzer College of Physical Education and Hygiene is shelved in Room 029, the Archives Room of the Harry A. Sprague Library.
Box I – The box contains clippings files with delicate materials Box III – The loose course catalogs are in delicate condition Box IV – Loose editions of “The Springboard” are in delicate condition Box V – The box contains clippings files with delicate materials