Altoona historical video highlights Robert E. Eiche's dog Thor

April 01, 2021

ALTOONA, Pa. — The next installment of Penn State Altoona's historical video project provides an introduction to Robert E. Eiche's dog, Thor. Thor, a boxer, served in the Dogs for Defense program, the United States Army's first K-9, spearheaded by Alene Erlanger.

Each video of the Penn State Altoona historical video project features a voiceover narrative accompanied by scanned photos and newspaper clippings. The video series is a way for the archive to be viewed and enjoyed during the pandemic and reach more people interested in the college's history or seeking a snapshot of what campus life was like from its founding to the present.

The series is produced by Daniel Thacker, reference and instruction librarian, and Gale Biddle, information resources and services support specialist. More information is available on the Robert E. Eiche Library website.


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Last Updated April 01, 2021