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The Pennsylvania State Archives is interested in collecting biographical information and photographs taken by Ira J. Stouffer, an Altoona postcard photographer active around 1915. Stouffer traveled to historic sites in central Pennsylvania and photographed them in hope of commercial success. He usually identified his work with the symbol “S” within a circle. The information is needed for a forthcoming photograph guide. Please contact Linda A. Ries, Associate Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives, P.O. Box 1026, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1026.


Artist Kenneth R. Nunamaker (b. Akron, Ohio, 1890-d. Centerbridge, Pa., 1957) is the subject of research for a future exhibition by Newman Galleries of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr. During the years 1922-1937, Nunamaker exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He also showed frequently with the New Hope Art Associates during the 1930s, as weU as at the Carnegie Institute and the Salmagundi Club of New York. He was active in commercial art circles between 1920 and 1957 and maintained a design studio in Phila­delphia. Information regarding the artist’s educational back­ground, exhibitions, awards and works in permanent collections should be directed to: Teresa DeFazio, Manager, Newman Galleries, 850 West Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010; tele­phone (215) 525-0625.


To celebrate Dauphin County’s 200th anniversary in 1985, the Dauphin County Historical Society is planning a special exhibit. In preparing for the event, the society is attempting to locate objects, photographs or information concerning Camp Hastings, Camp Boas and Camp Meade, all of which were Dauphin County army camps during the Spanish-American War; material on Dauphin County’s lumber industry; technical data on Burr bridges; and information regarding Etienne Brules’s dealings with the Susquehannock Indians in 1615 and Gov. Robert Hunter Morris’s council with the Indians in 1756. Anyone with in­formation is asked to contact Karen Atwood, Curator, Dauphin County Historical Society, 219 South Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.


The Pennsylvania Humanities Council believes that under­standing of the U.S. Constitution and its history should be one of the goals of our educational system. The council is offer­ing grants of up to $500 to Pennsylvania elementary and secondary school teachers for classroom activities which enhance their students’ understanding of the Constitution. Proposals can deal with the entire range of U.S. Constitutional history. Write the PHC office at 401 North Broad St., Suite 818, Philadel­phia, PA 19108, or telephone (800) 462-0442, for the special short application form for classroom proposals. The deadline for applications for activities in the spring 1985 semester is October 1.


The Archives Branch of the Federal Archives and Records Center in Philadelphia has moved to a new location in cen­ter-city. The new site provides researchers with an expanded research room and, for the first time, includes an exhibit area. The Regional Archives is now easily accessible by public trans­portation and within walking distance of the Philadelphia City Archives and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, as well as Independence National Park. The hours of operation have been extended and are now Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., and the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. For further information, write the Archives Branch, GSA Regional Office Building, Ninth and Market Sts., Room 1350, Philadelphia, PA 19107, or telephone (215) 597-3000.