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Warwick Township Historic Commission records and subject files

1965-1995, 2 linear feet

03

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Warwick 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:
Warwick Township Historical Society
Creator:
Warwick Township Historic Commission (Bucks County, Pa.)
Title:
Warwick Township Historic Commission records and subject files
Date [inclusive]:
1965-1995
Call Number:
03
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Warwick Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania was founded by petition on February 13, 1733. The Warwick Township Historic Commission, particularly active during the 1970s, dissolved around 1995 and was succeeded by the newly-formed Warwick Township Historical Society. The Warwick Township Historic Commission records and subject files, 1965-1995, consist of records of the commission--such as correspondence, minutes, reports, and lists of officers--as well as subject files compiled by that body on local history topics.
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Biography/History

Warwick Township, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was founded by petition on February 13, 1733, and named after a small town in central England. The first European settlers were mostly Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. The township's size was diminished in 1819 when Doylestown Township was established. A mainly rural area for most of its history, the population of Warwick Township almost tripled in the late 20th century. By the beginning of the 21st century, the township was mostly suburban, with some rural and farming areas remaining. Over 300 acres of open space have been preserved by the Township, with additional acreage preserved under the County Open Space program.

Warwick is home to several unique and historic places, including two sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the Eight Arch Bridge (1803), the last remaining eight-arch bridge in Pennsylvania, and the Moland House, a Revolutionary War Historic site.

Particularly active during the 1970s, the Warwick Township Historic Commission dissolved around 1995, and was succeeded by the newly-formed Warwick Township Historical Society whose mission is to preserve and share the history of Warwick.

Bibliography:

Warwick Township. "About Us." Accessed December 20, 2012. http://www.warwick-bucks.org/about.htm

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various records of the Warwick Township Historic Commission as well as subject files compiled by that body. The records include correspondence, minutes, lists of officers, newsletters, reports and plans, and other document types. The subject files consist of secondary-source materials, mostly photocopies with some newspaper clippings, on topics such as Warwick Township history, Bucks County history, the Eight Arch Bridge, houses that received historic building plaques from the Commission, and other local history subjects.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Warwick Township Historical Society

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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 Warwick Township Historical Society for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Warwick Township Historic Commission when it went defunct, circa 1995.

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a 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 Warwick Township Historical Society directly for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Warwick Township Historic Commission (Bucks County, Pa.)
  • Warwick Township Historical Society (Bucks County, Pa.)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Bucks County (Pa.)
  • Warwick (Bucks County, Pa. : Township)
Subject(s)
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Local history

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