Skip to main content

Heber Sensenig manuscript

Identifier: HCS-003-084

Content Description

The collection consists of a typed manuscript of Heber Sensenig's book Man and His Further Progress. The manuscript is bound with ribbon into two sections and is 480 pages in length. It contains a few handwritten annotations in pen. The manuscript is undated but is accompanied by an article from the Reading Times, dated January 8, 1959 entitled "Author, 85, Feted; Book Wins Praise." This collection also includes a black-and-white photographic print of the photograph used in the article. The photograph shows Sensenig, Miriam L. Seidel, John V. Hanf, and Robert T. Duddy.


  • approximately 1950-1959


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Heber Sensenig was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on February 2, 1873. He attended Haverford College, graduating in 1900. While at Haverford, Sensenig was the captain of the track and field team, played football, and served as an instructor in mathematics. Following graduation, he taught Latin, Greek, and mathematics at schools in New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. Sensenig published two novels, The Idealist (1940) and The Sanctuary. He published Man and His Further Progress in 1958, but was only able to publish a portion of the complete manuscript due to financial constraints. Sensenig died in 1960.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 box)




The collection includes typed manuscript of Heber Sensenig's book Man and His Further Progress and a newspaper clipping and photograph related to the book's publication.

Custodial History

Sensenig gave the manuscript to John V. Hanf, whose daughter, Marjorie Cohen, donated it to the College Archives along with the clipping and the photograph.The manuscript was accompanied by cardboard packaging with the following note in handwritten script: "Man and His Further Progress/ A Better Man in a Better World/ Final Ribbon Copy/ This manuscript to be given to Mr. John V. Hanf Box 289 Shoemakersville Pa in case I should suddenly die/ Heber Sensenig."

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, completed August 2021.

Heber Sensenig manuscript
Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger
August, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections Library

370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford PA 19041 USA US