The Eiche Collection consists of an eclectic assortment of materials including books, periodicals, letters, personal papers, and ephemera such as scrapbooks, photographs, and posters. The collection spans from 1840s-1970s, with the majority of items clustered around 1930s-1950s. The materials are from the personal library of Robert E. Eiche (1903-1973), who served as Penn State Altoona’s first campus director from its founding in 1939 until 1968.
To find circulating Eiche Collection books:
- Go to the CAT and click on the Advanced Search option
- Type “Eiche” in the “Topic: Title + Subject” field.
- Choose “Penn State Altoona” as the Library and “Book” as the Material type.
Non-circulating manuscripts and ephemera can be checked out as a two-hour room reserve only. Ask at the circulation desk.
- Eiche and Thor
- World War Two Letters
- Children's Literature
- Limited Editions Club
- Penn State Altoona Scrapbooks