The Community Studies Center maintains many archival collections that have been produced by Dickinson students and faculty, listed below. Many are digitalized in searchable form in the archives section of this website.
student papers from historical methods courses describing experiences related to the history of Dickinson College and its graduates. These consist of taped oral interviews with graduates from the World War II era and from the 1950s, as well as research papers on student life from the 1700s through the 1990s.
taped interviews and transcripts from the Three Mile Island Project, a collection of over 400 interviews of students, teachers, college administrators, emergency planners, medical personnel, nursing home residents, religious leaders, Cumberland County officials and their staffs, done at the time of the accident by Dickinson students and professors.
collections of interviews, transcripts, photographs and videotapes from the American and Global Mosaics, semester-long projects designed around fieldwork and immersion in local and global communities.
the Delta Oral History Project, consisting of more that 100 life history interviews with African American community leaders in four counties of the Mississippi Delta. These interviews were conducted between 1995 and 1997 by students and faculty from Dickinson and Tougaloo Colleges, and the research was funded by a Collaborative Projects Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
taped oral history interviews and selected transcripts from Oral History and Community Studies courses. The present collection focuses on elders from the African American communities of Steelton and Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Sociology 240 and 390 papers on various aspects of community life in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and the data from the Community Needs Assessment conducted for the United Way of the Greater Carlisle Area.
Clothesline, a video documentary of women who contributed shirts to The Central Pennsylvania Clothesline Project as part of the 1992 Public Affairs Symposium on Violence in American Society.
transcripts from The Multiculturalism Study at Dickinson, as well as quantitative data on students' experiences of diversity. Additionally, transcripts from the 1998-2003 interviews with students, which culminated in the production of the documentary Outstanding.
photographs, videotaped interviews, documents, transcripts and a documentary video production from theOne-Room Schoolhouse Project, along with interviews of teachers and students, primarily from the Depression Era but spanning from 1910 to the present.