David Cunningham
David Cunningham
1961-2001

A gift of 92 books from the library of David Cunningham was formally acknowledged at the President's Reception, during Open House 2002, by the Library Director. The books were donated by Mrs. Jean Cunningham, David Cunningham's mother, from his collection.

The beautiful leather bound books are illustrated on high quality paper and have gilt edge pages. This collection includes titles form several series including 100 Greatest Books Ever Written, Book of the Month Club, Collectors Library of Famous Editions, and First Edition Library. The books are currently on display in the library's Archives Reading room on the third floor.

About David Cunningham

David Cunningham was the Coordinator of Tutoring at Penn College until his untimely death in the summer of 2001. He was well known and greatly appreciated throughout campus, demonstrating not only professional expertise, but a sincerely caring attitude as well. From providing the College with a team of top tutors to providing his employees with generous considerations, David kept an organized, productive, and cheerful office. As is true of all the best professionals, he loved his job; especially when students were learning and succeeding.

Before running the Tutoring Center, David took on tutoring himself. He began helping students with math problems in May of 1982, when the institution was still the Williamsport Area Community College. As one can imagine, explaining difficult math procedures can be tedious and frustrating. But not for David. He patiently helped students as much as they needed, making sure they understood the material. He never gave up on them. Throughout his years here, he went on to hold various other positions, including math lab assistant, college activities assistant, and microcomputer lab assistant. On the side, David enjoyed the musical theatre, and performed in shows such as "Lil' Abner".

David was also an alumnus. He received his Associates' degree from Williamsport Area Community College in May 1981. He went on to Penn State, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in May 1983.

David's family has had a long association with the college. His mother, Jean Cunningham, taught in nursing before her retirement. David’s brother Jim served as the Chief Technology Officer for the College until his retirement. His brother Mike is the Vice President for Information Technology, Chief Information Officer. His family, friends, and coworkers remember him fondly.

For a memorial tribute to David, don't miss "A Tutor Fondly Remembered", written by Jennifer Hammond.

Books in the Collection

Title Author Call Number
The 42nd Parallel John Dos Passos PN35 .C6 v.20
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Tom Sawyer's Companion] Mark Twain PN35 .O5 v.37
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle PN35 .O5 v.3
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain PN35 .C6 v.1
The Alhambra Washington Irving PN35 .O5 v.44
The Analects of Confucius Confucius PN35 .O5 v.49
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy PN35 .O5 v.51
The Arabian Nights Richard Burton (translator) PN35 .O5 v.34
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin PN35 .O5 v.58
Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope PN35 .C6 v.19
The Birds Aristophanes PN35 .O5 v.67
The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky PN35 .O5 v.4
Candide Voltaire PN35 .O5 v.11
The Charterhouse of Parma Marie-Henri Beyle PN35 .C6 v.18
The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau PN35 .O5 v.14
The Confessions of St. Augustine St. Augustine PN35 .O5 v.39
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Mark Twain PN35 .C6 v.7
Crime & Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky PN35 .O5 v.57
The Decamero Giovanni Boccaccio PN35 .O5 v.10
The Descent of Man Charles Darwin PN35 .O5 V.5
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri PN35 .O5 v.29
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra PN35 .O5 v.35
The Effayes Francis Bacon PN35 .O5 v.7
Fathers and Sons Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev PN35 .O5 v.56
Faust Johann Wolfgang von Goethe PN35 .O5 v.8
Flowers of Evil Charles Baudelaire PN35 .O5 v.42
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of The Famous Moll Flanders Daniel Defoe PN35 .C6 v.3
Germinal Emile Zola PN35 .C6 v.17
Great Expectations Charles Dickens PN35 .O9 v.19
Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift PN35 .O5 v.25
The History of Early Rome Livy PN35 .O5 v.63
The History of Tom Jones Henry Fielding PN35 .O5 v.28
The House of The Dead Fyodor Dostoevsky PN35 .C6 v.14
How I Found Livingstone Henry M. Stanley PN35 .C6 v.10
The Iliad of Homer Homer PN35 .O5 v.22
Ivanhoe Sir Walter Scott PN35 .O5 v.26
A Journal of The Plague Year Daniel Defoe PN35 .O5 v.59
Jude The Obscure Thomas Hardy PN35 .O5 v.52
Kim Rudyard Kipling PN35 .C6 v.12
Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman PN35 .O5 v.62
The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne PN35 .O5 v.70
The Life & Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York Daniel Defoe PN35 .O5 v.68
The master of Ballantrae Robert Louis Stevenson PN35 .C6 v.6
Medea Euripedes PN35 .O5 v.66
The Mill on The Floss George Eliot PN35 .O5 v.13
Aeneid Virgil PN35 .O5 v.60
Oedipus The King Sophocles PN35 .O5 v.65
Of Human Bondage W. Somerset Maugham PN35 .C6 v.11
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck PN35 .O5 v.33
Père Goriot Honoré de Balzac PN35 .C6 v.4
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Charles Darwin PN35 .O5 v.17
The Oresteia Aeschuylus PN35 .O5 v.32
Paradise Lost John Milton PN35 .O5 v.38
Peer Gynt Henrik Ibsen PN35 .C6 v.8
The Personal History of David Copperfield Charles Dickens PN35 .O5 v.24
The Pilgrim's Progress From This World to That Which is to Come John Bunyan PN35 .O5 v.6
The Poems of John Donne John Donne PN35 .O5 v.27
The Poems of John Keats John Keats PN35 .O5 v.31
The Poems of Robert Browning Robert Browning PN35 .O5 v.48
The Poems of W. B. Yeats W. B. Yeats PN35 .O5 v.50
Politics, and, Poetics Aristotle PN35 .O5 v.12
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James PN35 .O5 v.40
A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man James Joyce PN35 .O5 v.46
The Prince Niccolò Machiavelli PN35 .O5 v.64
The Red and The Black Marie-Henri Beyle PN35 .O5 v.18
The Red Badge of Courage Stephen Crane PN35 .O5 v.15
The Return of The Native Thomas Hardy PN35 .O5 v.55
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne PN35 .O5 v.21
The Sea-Wolf Jack London PN35 .O5 v.2
She Stoops to Conquer Oliver Goldsmith PN35 .O5 v.9
The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde PN35 .O5 v.16
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis PN35 .O5 v.61
The Tales of Guy De Maupassant Guy de Maupassant PN35 .O5 v.47
The Tales of Hoffmann E. T. A. Hoffmann PN35 .C6 v.21
The Talisman Sir Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott PN35 .O5 v.41
Tartuffe & The Would-Be Gentleman Molière PN35 .O5 v.1
The Three Musketeers Alexandre Dumas PN35 .O5 v.30
Three Plays of Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen PN35 .O5 v.43
The Three-Penny Opera Bertolt Brecht PN35 .C6 v.15
The Toilers of The Sea Victor Hugo PN35 .C6 v.16
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson PN35 .O5 v.54
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea Jules Verne PN35 .O5 v.36
Two Plays for Puritans George Bernard Shaw PN35 .O5 v.45
Two Plays of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov PN35 .O5 v.20
Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe PN35 .O5 v.69
Utopia Sir Thomas More PN35 .C6 v.9
Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray PN35 .O5 v.23
The Way of All flesh Samuel Butler PN35 .O5 v.53
The Woman in White Wilkie Collins PN35 .C6 v.2
A Woman's Life Guy de Maupassant PN35 .C6 v.22

Sample Illustrations

The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg .80 & 81
The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg .80 & 81

The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg .208 & 209
The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg .208 & 209

The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg. 368 & 369
The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg. 368 & 369

The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg. 464 & 465
The Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton, Pg. 464 & 465

Paradise Lost by John Milton, "Adam and Eve Sleeping" Pg. 104 & 105
Paradise Lost by John Milton, "Adam and Eve Sleeping" Pg. 104 & 105

Paradise Lost by John Milton, "The Temptation of Eve" Pg. 232 & 233
Paradise Lost by John Milton, "The Temptation of Eve" Pg. 232 & 233

Paradise Lost by John Milton, Pg. 72 & 73
Paradise Lost by John Milton, Pg. 72 & 73

Paradise Lost by John Milton, "Satan with Adam and Eve (Book IV)"
aradise Lost by John Milton, "Satan with Adam and Eve (Book IV)"

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 108 & 109
The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 108 & 109

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 118 & 119
The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 118 & 119

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 136 & 137
The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 136 & 137

The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 252 & 253
The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, Pg. 252 & 253