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Mansfield History Online

Mansfield History Online

This guide is an attempt to collect in one place the freely available historical sources on the history of Mansfield, PA, including Commonwealth University - Mansfield and surrounding Tioga County. Enjoy this collection of university history sources, local history sources, photos, maps, and there is even a section on Mansfield's resident 'ghost'.

Mansfield Normal Students group photo Fall 1915 with several hundred students in the photo

Institution Name History

The institution has changed names several times over its lifetime:

  • Mansfield Classical Seminary (1857-1862)
  • Mansfield State Normal School (1862-1927)
  • Mansfield State Teachers College (1927-1960)
  • Mansfield State College (1960-1983)
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (1983-2022)
  • Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania (2022-      )

Mansfield University Postcards from the Power Libraries