Wilkes University Archives has a guest blog post written by Nick Chupela, a 2021 Wilkes graduate who majored in History and minored in Political Science. In Fall 2021, Nick processed the Hugo V. Mailey papers and in Spring 2021, he processed the Harold R. Stark Collection.
This collection, ranging from 1923-1972, consists of various papers, photographs and physical objects that document Admiral Stark’s time in both the United States Navy and at Wilkes College. Some of the most notable pieces found within this collection are letters exchanged between Admiral Stark and significant historical figures, an ivory cane from 1757 that belongs to his famous ancestor General John Stark, and items that reflect upon his military achievements such as awards he earned and photographs of important individuals from his time serving in World War II.
Check out Nick’s blog post as well as the finding aid and digitized items.