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John Updike Collections

The John Updike Collections of the Alvernia University Archives and Special Collections

Series 1-11

Series Number:       1-11

Series Title:              Shillington (Pennsylvania) Schools

Series Dates:           1904-2009

Extent:                       21.5 linear inches

Arrangement:          Alphabetical by school, then alphabetical by item type, then chronological

Scope and Content Note:

John Updike remained continually fond of and interested in the Shillington schools he attended. It was during his years at Shillington High School that his creative talents began to really evidence themselves. He continued to keep in touch with many of his classmates throughout his life and consistently returned to the area for alumni reunions. This series contains many items related to school activities collected primarily by Thelma Lewis who taught at the High School.


Silcox/Lewis Collection Series Number 1-11 Finding Aid