Alumni Library features early television series, women's history

March 18, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Readers can access the Alice Marshall Women's History Collection online through the current issue of the Alumni Library at The collection consists of unique books, advertising trade cards, graphics, magazines, posters and rare items related to women's lives from the 1500s to the early 1980s. Also featured is the late professor emerita of art education Alice Schwartz's groundbreaking video of an early children's public television series. "The Key to the Cupboard" television series, produced in the 1950s, was a pioneering show for both early television as a medium, and for public television and children’s art education.

Regular features in the Alumni Library include resource centers with information on agriculture, business, careers, genealogy and more. Alumni Association members have access to JSTOR, a database of multidisciplinary and discipline-specific scholarly articles in the sciences and humanities. Other Search Tools include Ebsco's Academic Search, Project Muse and ProQuest products (ABI and National Newspapers).

These resources and more can be found at Penn State's Alumni Library, a joint project of the University Libraries and the Penn State Alumni Association. The Penn State Alumni Association strives to connect alumni to the University and to each other, provide valuable benefits to members, and support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. For more information on the Alumni Association, go to

Penn State University Libraries, with more than 6 million volumes and e-books, 684 online databases and more, constitute a major resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The largest research library in Pennsylvania, it is one of four resource libraries that provide service and collections to all other libraries and residents of the commonwealth. For more information, go to

Last Updated March 20, 2013