Race and Space at YCP is an exhibit based on original research conducted by students in HIS206: Introduction to Museum Studies in the spring of 2021. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of York College of Pennsylvania moving to its current location, students investigated connections between race and the long history of YCP. The exhibit is divided into four sections: the history of the land of the current campus and its relationship to race; the institution’s earliest form, the York Academy and York Collegiate Institute; York Junior College, from 1961-1968; and finally, the transition to the four-year institute that still exists today. The physical exhibit is currently on display in the hallways outside the History & Political Science Department, across from Starbucks, on the first floor of the Humanities Building.
The exhibit also has an accompanying digital element which includes further research and a more extensive archive of photos, data, and sources. We encourage you to explore the digital exhibit and archive, linked below.
Special thanks to Karen Rice-Young, Schmidt Library Special Collections, for her guidance on this project, as well as Dr. Peter Levy who served in an advisory capacity for portions of the research completed for this project.
Exhibit Credits: Anna Bennett ’21, Paige Bruckart ’22, Cherish Christopher ’21; Patrick Czawlytko ’21, Austin Grove ’23; Raquel Jaoude ’22, Amanda Lapinski ’22, Reagan Licata ’23, Taylor Lindsay ’22, Lillia McGhee ’21, Logan Morral ’22, Theo Muhammad ’21, Brianna Nelson ’22, Aaliyah Pabon ’23, Hannah Potts ’21, Christian Shetter-Gervasi ’23, Calvin Stein ’23, Vic Tsygan ’23, Jake Walter ’23, Kerilyn Whitman ’22, Cecily Widmann ’21, and Ryan Wilcox, ’22.
The digital archive & exhibit is available here: https://raceandspaceatycp.omeka.net/