Blast from the Past—September 29, 2020 Edition

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany (Photo courtesy of Kyle McIntyre)

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany (Photo courtesy of Kyle McIntyre)

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer

This week in 1965, seven juniors were studying abroad, in France, England, Germany, and Spain, while three others were studying in different American universities. Three students were studying in Spain through New York University’s program. Two students were studying for a year at the University of Munich, Germany. One student was spending their year at the University of Edinburgh in England, and the final one studying outside of the US was at the University of Poitiers, France, for the fall semester. As for the students in America, two were studying at American University, and one was studying the UN through Drew University. 

This week in 1980, a new ordinance was put in place by Gettysburg town, that there shall be no public drinking or to have open containers of alcohol in public. A fine could be issued to anyone not following this ordinance. The town noticed a general increase of vandalism and stealing, which they hoped this would mitigate some of these actions. This was not aimed specifically at the college students, but they did find that these problems occurred more during the first few weeks of the semester. 

This week in 1995, the College decided to once again create a coupon booklet of some of the local businesses. The college had done that several times in the past during the fall semester. The college reached out to local businesses to see if they were willing to participate, which also acted as a way to promote some of the local businesses that students might not know about. The 1995 booklet was about sixteen pages, and each student would get them in their mailbox. Students had coupons to the Locker Room on Chambersburg Street and the National Civil War Wax Museum. Originally, the coupons were only for first-years, but then the college decided to give them to all of the students. 


These articles and more from the Gettysburgian (1897-2010 issues) can be found on the Gettysburgian digital archives, provided by the Special Collections & College Archives:


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Author: Shannon Zeltmann

Shannon Zeltmann '21 is a double history and art history major with a public history minor. She plans on going to graduate school and then doing museum work as a curator or conservator. She is a member of the Classsics Club, the Gettysburg College Historical Society, and the Gettysburgian, and she works in Special Collections on campus doing conservation. Shannon is an all-around nerd, who loves art and history too much and loves to read and draw on the side.

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