Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

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Mansfield: 150 Years of History



December Dr.Smith resigns his post as Principal of the Normal and Amos P. Reese, Math Professor, is appointed acting Principal.

The Mansfield Business Men's Association is organized.


Dr. William R. Straughn is elected the new Principal of the Normal.

The New Model School building is opened on Wilson Avenue.

Principal Straughn abolishes the four original Fraternities at the Normal in existence since 1894.

Mansfield Normal Football team takes Pennsylvania Normal title and the New York Normal title for a winning season.


Professor Joseph C. Doane passes away on April 15th. He was appointed acting Principal of the Normal School after the death of Professor Fordyce A. Allen in 1880.

Professor Doane was a graduate of the Class of 1868 and a long time professor at the school.

The Delphic Fraternity leaves a beautiful Marble Bench to the school in memory of the organization.


The first Student Government Association at the Normal is organized by the women of North Hall.

Armistice Day is the anniversary of the official end of World War I, November 11, 1918. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning — the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."