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Limerick Township Historical Society local history scrapbooks

1984-2008, 7 linear feet

02

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Limerick Township Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Limerick Township Historical Society
Creator:
Limerick Township Historical Society (Pa.).
Title:
Limerick Township Historical Society local history scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1984-2008
Call Number:
02
Extent:
7 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
29 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Limerick Township Historical Society local history scrapbooks, 1984-2008, consists of over two-dozen newspaper clippings scrapbooks created by members of the Limerick Township Historical Society.
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Biography/History

Limerick Township, in what is now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, was incorporated in 1726. It originally included the river crossing community of Royersford (established as a separate borough in 1879). In 1777, George Washington passed through the area, staying at the Mordecai Evans house in Linfield in 1777. In the 1810s, its population surpassed 1,000 people and its first permanent church edifice, the Limerick Union Church (hosting the Lutheran and Reformed (UCC) denominations), was dedicated. Limerick's first public school district was formed in 1852. In 1866, the first major industrial presence in Limerick Township, March, Sisler & Co., moved its factory to the area. Later significant factories in the area included the Kinsey Distillery and the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.

Bibliography:

Limerick Township Historical Society. "Limerick History." 2009-2010. Accessed May 9, 2012. http://www.limerickpahistory.org/timeline.html.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of over two-dozen newspaper clippings scrapbooks created by members of the Limerick Township Historical Society. The newspaper articles focus on Limerick township and local history. There is a subject index to the collection available on site.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Limerick Township Historical Society

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories

Sponsor

This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Access Restrictions

Contact Limerick Township Historical Society for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Scrapbooks created by members of the Limerick Township Historical Society over time.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Limerick Township Historical Society directly for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Limerick Township Historical Society (Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Limerick (Pa. : Township)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Scrapbooks

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