Stanley Weintraub received his B.S. in education from West Chester State Teachers College (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania) in 1949, making this year (2009) his 60th anniversary year and, coincidentally, his 80th birthday as well! Professor Weintraub is a distinguished alumnus of West Chester, having received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1956, and remaining on the faculty there until he retired in 2000. He is also a prolific author, writing on a variety of topics including the Victorians, military history, and British history and literature.
Professor Weintraub has always kept his alma mater in mind, donating his manuscript collection to the West Chester and founding, with his wife Rodelle, the Rodelle and Stanley Weintraub Center for the Study of the Arts and Humanities, which was dedicated on November 11, 1982. The Center is located on the 6th floor of FHG Library, and provides resources and research space for the study of the arts and humanities, as well as housing many valuable collections.
Professor Weintraub has authored many books and articles, including several with Christmas-related historical themes. These include 11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944, Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, and General Washington's Christmas Farewell: A Mount Vernon Homecoming, 1783. He is also celebrating the publication of his newest book, General Sherman's Christmas: Savannah 1864.
To celebrate Professor Weintraub's life and the publication of his newest book, there is currently an exhibit on the 2nd floor of FHG Library, just outside the elevators. The exhibit features books, photographs, reviews, and other information about the Professor Weintraub and his works. Please stop by and take a look!