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Goschenhoppen Historians scrapbook collection

circa 1881-1985, 1 linear feet

04

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.
Creator:
Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc..
Title:
Goschenhoppen Historians scrapbook collection
Date:
circa 1881-1985
Call Number:
04
Extent:
1 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
13 scrapbooks
Language:
English
Abstract:
Goschenhoppen, one of the oldest continuously existing Pennsylvania German communities in America, is a geographic region in Montgomery County. The Goschenhoppen Historians scrapbook collection, circa 1881-1985, consists of scrapbooks by various creators. Most are clippings scrapbooks on local history, but several are of a more personal nature.
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Biography/History

"Goschenhoppen is one of the oldest continuously existing Pennsylvania German communities in America. This geographic region occupies a small corner of southeastern Pennsylvania in Montgomery County. The Goschenhoppen Historians Inc., was founded in 1964 in order to preserve the folk culture of this area's earliest immigrant settlers, known as the Pennsylvania Dutch."

Bibliography:

Goschenhoppen Historians. "Home Page." Accessed December 16, 2011. http://www.goschenhoppen.org/

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a variety of scrapbooks. Most are newspaper clippings scrapbooks focusing on Perkiomen Valley local history. There are also two Victorian-era scrapbooks with calling cards, colorful advertising cards, and cut-out illustrations. Finally, there are a few scrapbooks with poems and fictional stories cut out from newspapers. The vast majority of these scrapbooks were made on repurposed published books.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.

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

Records processed and finding aid prepared with support from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access Restrictions

Contact Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. for information about accessing this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Scrapbooks collected by the Goschenhoppen Historians.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Goschenhoppen Historians: Green family clippings scrapbooks and photographs.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Green Lane (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Pa.)
  • Perkiomen (Pa. : Township)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Pennsylvania Dutch
  • Serialized fiction

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