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Borough of Conshohocken records

1850-1986, 4.25 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1928-1980, 4 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1948-1980, 1.4 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1863-2012, 5.5 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1846-1979, 8.2 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1850-2012, 15.5 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1967-2009, 11.5 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1930-2012, 8.25 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1893-1981, 2.5 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1890, 4 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1920-1983, 2.25 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1890-1937, 1.75 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1917-1999, 5.5 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1918-2001, 0.5 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1882-1929, 1.67 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1897-1982, 2 linear feet

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Conshohocken 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:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken (Pa.).
Title:
Borough of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1986
Call Number:
02
Extent:
4.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
25 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Borough of Conshohocken records, 1850-1986, are comprised of Town Council minute books, borough financial records, and school board records.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection
Date [inclusive]:
1928-1980
Call Number:
06
Extent:
4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 plastic bins and 4 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Alan Wood Steel Company, established in 1826, was an iron production company located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania along the Schuylkill River. The Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection, 1928-1920, is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company, including annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection
Date [inclusive]:
1948-1980
Call Number:
09
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic bin and three loose volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The bulk of the Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection, 1948-1980, is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks and loose clippings. There are also a large number of invitations and event pamphlets.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1863-2012
Call Number:
04
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files, 1863-2012, are comprised of genealogical research on families from the Conshohocken area.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1846-1979
Call Number:
10
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection, 1846-1979, consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection
Date:
circa 1850-2012
Call Number:
16
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection, circa 1850-2012, consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1967-2009
Call Number:
01
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks, 1967-2009, consist of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history, as well as a small amount of ephemera. They were compiled by volunteers Hanna Coulston (1967 to 1995) and Roseanne Forlini (1996 to 2009).
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society subject vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1930-2012
Call Number:
05
Extent:
8.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Historical Society of Conshohocken subject vertical files, 1930-2012, are comprised of files on various topics of local interest compiled by the historical society. The files contain mostly secondary materials such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ephemera, etc.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Erb family
Title:
Erb family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1893-1981
Call Number:
13
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 plastic bins
Language:
English
Abstract:
Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. William H. Erb was a pastor who married Andora Fryer in 1896. The Erb family papers, 1893-1931, contain newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Title:
George Smith Post No. 79 (Conshohocken, Pa.), Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches"
Date:
circa 1890
Call Number:
15
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post in Conshocken, named in honor of George Smith, was organized in 1867. The George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches" consist of about three-dozen photographs and one volume. The photographs are all identified portraits of Civil War veterans. In the volume of "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
McCarter, John, Chick
Title:
John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1983
Call Number:
11
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
12 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John "Chick" McCarter, a local sports historian, was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. In 1986 he was inducted into the Conshohocken Fellowship Hall Sports Hall of Fame. The John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks, circa 1920-1983, is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Title:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company records
Date [inclusive]:
1890-1937
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
J. Ellwood Lee was a prominent businessman in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He manufactured medical supplies from 1883-1909, and then opened a rubber factory which continued to produce tires as "Lee of Conshohocken" until 1980. The Lee Tire & Rubber Company records, 1890-1937, includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Title:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission records
Date [inclusive]:
1917-1999
Call Number:
07
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
4 plastic storage bins and 2 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary H. Wood (1841-1919) was the wife of steel magnate and U.S. Congressman Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902). As per her will, after her death, their home and grounds in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania were donated to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as a public park and community center. The Mary H. Wood Park Commission records, 1917-1999, is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
Title:
Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2001
Call Number:
14
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Needlework Guild of America, a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy, was founded in Philadelphia in 1885. The Conshohocken Branch was organized in 1894 and disbanded around 1998. The Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records, 1918-2001, consist of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Title:
Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1882-1929
Call Number:
12
Extent:
1.67 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
18 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Samuel Gordon Smyth (1859-1930) was a prominent Irish-American local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks, 1882-1929, consist of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Title:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1897-1982
Call Number:
08
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic storage bin and 15 scrapbooks
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Woman's Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897 and disbanded circa 1994. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." The Woman's Club of Conshohocken records, 1897-1982, are comprised of administrative and financial records, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs.
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Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The first of the Wood family to engage in iron making in America was James Wood, who in 1792 established a smithy near Hickorytown, Pennsylvania. In 1826, James Wood and his son Alan leased a small water mill at Wooddale near Wilmington, Delaware, for rolling iron plates from purchased bar-iron. The enterprise was moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, in 1832, the employees of the Company moving with the business. In 1857, Alan Wood formed a partnership, known as Alan Wood & Company, establishing the Schuylkill Iron Works in Conshohocken. The partnership was incorporated in 1885. In 1901, a new company was formed under the name Alan Wood Iron & Steel Company, principal owners of which were Howard Wood and Richard Wood, Alan's son and grandson, respectively. Open hearths and a blooming mill were constructed on [sites] at Ivy Rock to produce the blooms to be rolled into sheets at Schuylkill Iron Works...

The company expanded rapidly over the ensuing decades, extending to production of various steel and iron products. It was especially successful under the leadership of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), who also served as a United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA) and built Woodmont Mansion in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Alan's uncle John Wood (1816-1898) was also a member of the United States House of Representatives.

In 1907, the Alan Wood company founded Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company as a wholly owned subsidiary to service Company operations on both sides of the Schuylkill River. The railroad was classified as a Class 2 common carrier by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1923.

After 145 years, the Alan Wood Steel Company filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors in 1977.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Alan Wood Steel Company. "A.W. Presents Plants and Products." Conshohocken, Pa.: 1961. Document found in collection.

Biography/History

The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The group is active as of 2012, offering youth and adult workshops in the fine arts.

Bibliography:

Conshohocken Art League. "Home." Accessed May, 23, 2012. http://www.conshohockenartleague.org/Home_Page.html.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. from LaFayette College in 1921 and an M.S. in Education from Temple University in 1926. He wrote several scientific texts, including The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What It All Shows! (Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1968),  Poisoning the Public: Daily Contacts with Toxic Materials as Civilization Marches on (Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1937), and  Physiological Chemistry (Easton, Pa.: The Chemical Publishing Company, 1929).

William H. Erb was a pastor. He married Andora Fryer in 1896.

Biography/History

The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post headquartered at West Third Avenue and Forrest Street in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was organized in 1867. It was named after George Smith, the first borough resident to be killed during the Civil War.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 34

Biography/History

John "Chick" McCarter (1904-1989) was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. A local sports historian, he was an avid collector of newspaper clippings and other memorabilia and co-founded the Conshohocken Hall Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1986 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his work in keeping an accurate account of Conshohocken sports history. Two years earlier he had been inducted into the Summit Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

McCarter began collecting clippings about Conshohocken sports history when he was a child. Conshohocken was once nationally known for its sporting prowess, especially in football and basketball. Conshohocken's first football team was organized in 1873, and later it boasted one of the first professional football teams in the country. Other notable Conshohocken teams included: the team of 1896-1905, West Conshohocken's Reliance of 1906-1915, Bob Crawford's A.C. team of 1914-1922, and the Iron Borough team of 1923-1928.

Chick McCarter was married to his wife, Elizabeth (Dewees) McCarter, for over 60 years. He held many different jobs in his lifetime, including bartending and working for Walker Brothers (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Auto Car Company (Exton, Pa.). He was a 67-year member of the Washington Fire Company No. 2, Conshohocken, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Conshohocken.

Bibliography:

"If There's a Question About Conshohocken, See 'Chick' McCarter." Newspaper clipping, 1979.

"John 'Chick' McCarter, 84; Co-Founder of Conshohocken Sports Hall of Fame." Times Herald March 6, 1989.

Miles, Gary. "Six Are Inducted into Conshohocken Sports Hall." Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 1986. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://articles.philly.com/1986-05-05/news/26048829_1_induction-hall-of-fame-organization-graduate-assistant-coach.

Biography/History

J. Ellwood Lee opened his first factory in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania in 1887. His company, JELCO, produced medical supplies, and had 600 employees at the beginning of the 20th century--rendering it the largest individual employer in Conshohocken at the time. Lee's industrial complex continued to grow.

Lee foresaw the popularity of automobiles, and recognized a potential in the rubber tire market. In 1905 he merged his medical supply operations with Johnson & Johnson, and while his plant in Conshohocken continued to produce medical supplies until 1909, Lee began experimenting with rubber production. In 1912, the Lee Tire and Rubber Company factory opened. J. Elwood Lee died soon after in 1914, but his company flourished and "Lee of Conshohocken" tires became a household name.

By 1962, the success of Lee of Conshohocken began to decline. A New York firm took over majority of Lee stocks, and changed its name to Lee National Corporation. Soon after, the corporation was sold to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1965. They restored the original name of Lee Tire and Rubber Company, but the company's equipment was outdated and its days were numbered. Lee of Conshohocken went out of business in 1980.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 56-57.

Biography/History

Mary H. Wood was the wife of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), president of Alan Wood Steel Company and United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA). Mary Harry Yerkes was born in 1841, and married Alan Wood on her twentieth birthday. Alan commissioned a chateauesque mansion, which he named Woodmont, from Quaker architect William Lightfoot Price in 1891. After Alan's death, Mary spent most of her time in their more modest home in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. When she died in 1918, she left that home and its grounds to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as the Mary H. Wood Park and Community Center.

Biography/History

The Needlework Guild of America is a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy. It was founded in Philadelphia in 1885, and later incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1896.

"Since that time, NGA has helped many needy neighbors. [NGA has] also helped those in need during the Spanish-American War, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, World War I and II, Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Floyd, and Hurricane Katrina. Today [the] organization is affiliated with over 170 non-profit charities across the United States and distributes over 240,000 items each year. NGA has 33 Branches in ten different states, as well as National Headquarters located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. In July of 2011, [its] official name was changed to NGA ~ Needlework Guild of America."

The Conshohocken branch of the NGA was organized on September 17, 1894. It disbanded circa 1998.

Bibliography:

NGA. "About Us." Accessed February 24, 2012. http://www.nga-inc.org/index_files/Page362.htm

Biography/History

Samuel Gordon Smyth was a prominent local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1859 to Irish immigrant parents Jonathon Smyth and Elizabeth Ritchie. Committed to community involvement, Samuel G. Smyth was active in the Conshohocken Presbyterian Church, Town Council of West Conshohocken, and Board of Health. He was also a member of lodges of the Free & Active Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Smyth wrote numerous articles and speeches about Conshohocken local and Irish-American history and genealogy, including the book A Genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Family, from Civil, Military, Church and Family Records and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.: The New Era Printing Company, 1909). He was a member of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and the Bucks County Historical Society. Smyth died in 1930.

Bibliography:

Freehafer, Nancy J. "Samuel Gordon Smyth." Montgomery County PAGenWeb. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://montgomery.pa-roots.com/Biographies/SamuelGordonSmyth.html

Biography/History

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." For the first twelve years it was primarily a literary club, and members prepared and presented essays on literary and historical topics. Gradually, the focus of the group shifted toward civic matters, and the group dropped the word "Literary" from its title in 1900. The Woman's Club of Conshohocken established a public library, worked on Home Front initiatives during both World Wars, sponsored local girls' groups including the Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, and organized or participated in numerous other philanthropic projects and drives.

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken disbanded circa 1994. The Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, formed in 1922, is still in existence as of 2012.

Bibliography:

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "Sixtieth Anniversary, 1897-1957." Pamphlet found in collection.

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "1897-1982: Eighty-fifth Anniversary." Pamphlet found in collection.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of three groups of records: minute books of Town Council of the Borough of Conshohocken, borough financial records, and School Board of Conshohocken records.

The minutes of the Borough of Conshohocken Town Council date from 1850 to 1986. The minute books have been digitized, and are available through the Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository at http://www.accesspadr.org/cdm4/about.php?CISOROOT=%2Fpcofl-mtc1.

The financial records consist of Borough of Conshohocken bonds and bond coupons (1921-1940) and a cash account ledger (circa 1930s-1960s).

The School Board of Conshohocken records are comprised of the group's first minutes and attendance records (1850-1861), and three minute books (1897-1909, 1910-1919, and 1929-1936)

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company. It includes annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

REPORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS

Alan Wood Steel Company: Background Fact Sheet

The White House Letter Requesting Cost Reduction, 1963

Charleston R. Wood: Biography and newspaper clippings

Aerial view of Alan Wood Steel Plant

Alan Wood Renovation Diagram

Law suit correspondence: Robert F. Grover 1978, salary adjustments: meeting minutes Executive Session of BOD 8/19/1976

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1952-1969

Alan Wood Steel Co. - Employee, 1954

Union correspondence, 1956

Eleutherian Mills Historical Library: assorted correspondences related to items for archiving

Company Statements to the Directors, 1971-1979

Outlook for Alan Wood Steel, 1973

Stockbrokers communications: Vesper Corporation , The Value Line, The American Stock Exchange, 1973 -1979

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1976 - 1979

Survey Report of Worden & Riseberg - to study and recommend a strategies to save Alan Wood Steel Company, 28076

Financial Statements, 1936-1945

Gemeinwirtschaft, Frankfurt International Cooperative Bank, Basel

Articles of Merger

Agreement between The Koppers Co & W.J Rainey, Inc & Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company

Assorted Memorandum

Alan Wood Historical Information

Refinancing

Alan Wood Steel Company Plan for the Future, 1977

Alan Wood Steel to be Sold at Auction, 1978

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1935

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1946

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1947

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1948

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1949

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1950

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1951

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1952

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1953

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1954

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1955

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1956

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1959

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1960

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1961

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1962

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1963

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1964

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1965

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1966

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1967

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1968

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1969

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1970

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1976

ATTORNEY CORRESPONDENCE (Edmonds, Obermayer & Rebman)

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1933

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1934

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1935

Correspondence: Included Inter Office, between Morgan, Lewis & Bokius, and 1946 Revitalization Plan, 1946

Correspondence, 1947

Union Agreement: Alan Wood Steel & The United Steelworkers of America May 1, 1974, 1974

Assorted Correspondence , 1977

Correspondence, 1978

Slyk Embezzlement and Indictment articles in the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Inquirer, 1979

Alternatives

Alan Wood Steel Business Plan

Publicity

Confidential Report Of White Weld & Co Incorporated, 1976

Assorted Correspondence

Auction Correspondence, 1977

PAMPHLETS and BOOKS

Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company: View of the Mills from Aerial Photographs, 1920

A. W. Presents DYN-EL, 1938

Alan Wood Steel Company, 1956

Alan Wood, A Century and a Half of Steelmaking, by Heston R. Wood , 1957

The Delaware Iron Works: A Nineteenth Century Rolling Mill, by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1959

Ironworks on Red Clay Creek in the 19th Century by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1962

Brochure: Welcome to Alan Wood

"A.W." Rolled Steel Floor Plates

BROCHURES

Second Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1952

Third Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1953

Fourth Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1954

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel and Quarter Century Club of Upper Merion & Plymouth RR Co., 1957

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co., 1964

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 11, 1965 , 1965

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 17, 1966, 1966

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 8, 1967, 1967

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 6, 1968, 1968

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 12, 1969, 1969

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 18, 1970, 1970

AGREEMENTS

Bokius and Alan Wood Steel Co., 10255

The Koppers Co and W.J. Rainey Inc. and Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Steel Co., 10595

Koppers Rainy Agreement if Modified, 10600

W.J. Rainey and Rainey Wood Coke Plant, 10624

Lease & Agreement: Warren Foundry & Pipe Corp and Warren Foundry & Pipe Co and Alan Wood Mining Co, 11/1/1929 to 11/1/1944

Alan Wood Meeting Proposal, 13257

REPORTS

Report on Proposed Extensions of Alan Wood Steel Co, Ivy Rock, PA (done by Stephen Badlam, Pittsburgh, PA), 12549

February Engineering Report on a Steelmaking Feasibility study for Anal Wood Steel Company, 1964

Souvenir handkerchief inscribed: John R. Scott, Super-Diamond Club 1960, 1960

Alan Wood Steel ""Salary"" pin

Alan Wood Tie Clip

Alan Wood Steel perpetual calendar commemorating the 125th anniversary (Gold - 1951-1978)

Alan Wood small flat silver pocket knife with file.

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper Clippings about the company, 1958 [AW1]

Newspaper clippings about awards & recognition, politics, expansion, social events, 1959 [AW2]

Newspaper clippings about people, events, politics related to Alan Wood Steel., 1960 [AW3]

The Alan Wood Eaglet company newsletters, 1963-1967 [AW4]

The Alan Wood Eagle (name change) company newsletters, 1967-1971 [AW4]

Scope and Contents

This bulk of this collection is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks dating from 1948 to 1993 and loose newspaper clippings dating from 1961 to 1978. There is also a quantity of invitations and event programs which date from 1951 to 1980. A number of the clippings relate to a 1966 exhibition of works by renowned artist Thomas Hovenden and his wife Helen Corson Hovenden. An inventory of the contents of the collection is provided below.

BYLAWS

DIARMUID AND GRAINE: RETOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY EILEEN MCDONNELL

EVENTS AND INVITATIONS

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated September 6, 1951

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated October 25, 1951

Junior Jamboree & Exhibit May 25, 1952

Fortieth Anniversary Membership Meeting and Pre View: June 6, 1963

Buffet Supper Meeting September 24, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 14, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Exhibition of Paintings by Walter Stawuszewski January 20, 1966

Welcome to Spring with Art and Fashions: March 13, 1966

Informal Party at Mary H. Wood Park House: January 27, 1967

Exhibition by Member Artists 1923 - 1967: May 21, 1967

Mary Wood Park house meeting: April 21, 1967

Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 26, 1968

Buffet Dinner Invitation Dated January 17, 1968

Covered Dish Supper January 22,1969

Invitation to Conshohocken Art League Show Case (Exhibition) November 16, 1969 (open to the public 11/17/1969 thru 11/21/1969)

Invitation Annual Membership, Reception and Awards Program: April 26, 1969

Artists Showcase November 15th thru November 21, 1970

Invitation of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 23, 1971

Special Program and Social hour: November 29, 1973

Student Registration Invitation for Spring Adult Classes: January 17, 1974

Oliver Grimley Critique of Student's pictures: March 20, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 18, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 23, 1976

Pre View of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 21, 1978

57 the Annual Membership Exhibition: May 25, 1980

HOVENDEN

An Exhibition of Paintings by Thomas Hovenden and Helen Corson Hovenden

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from The Times Herald June 3, 1966

Thank you letter from Florence Collins dated June 14, 1966

Heard Under the Spreading Maple Trees - related to the continuation of the Hovenden Exhibition

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin Books and Arts section May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from the Times Herald May 23, 1966 covering the Opening of the Hovenden Art exhibit

Newspaper photo (year unknown) regarding the sponsor for the Hovenden exhibition

Clipping announcing the close of the 2-week joint exhibition of the Hovendens and The Philadelphia Art Museum

Thank you letter from Victoria Donohoe (not dated)

Proclamation from the Commissioners of Montgomery County from May 22, 1966 through June 4, 1966

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Membership List 1961

1962-1963

September 1963 -1964

September 1964 -1965

September 1965 -1966

1966-1967

September 1967-1968

September 1968-1969

1969-1970

1970-1971

1971-1972

1972-1973

1973-1974

1974-1975

1975-1976

September 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of genealogical research notes, family trees, newspaper clippings, copies of documents and photographs, correspondence with the Conshohocken Historical Society, and very few original photographs and ephemera on various families from the Conshohocken area. The materials were donated to the Historical Society by various genealogy researchers. The collection is organized into files alphabetically by family name; a list of family names is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps. The contents of this collection are listed below:

American Legion, John F. DeHaven Post #129 (Conshohocken) minute book, 1973-1979

Bate Boiler Efficiency Company cash book and letters, 1915-1916

County reports on Conshohocken redevelopment, 1960-2000

G. H. Cress, Spring Mill daybook, 1846-1897

Hamilton Paper Company blueprints, 1956-1968

John A. Harrold ledger, 1890-1905

John Wood Jr. letter book, 1896-1897

Recorder Publishing Company combined corporation record, 1895-1937

Scrapbook of Conshohocken people, places and things, 1950s [BOC 1]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken local events, 1908 to 1953 [BOC 2]

Scrapbook of Conshohockens in World War II, 1941-1942 [BOC 3]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken, 1942 [BOC 4]

Scrapbook of John Cresson: town notes, people, events, companies, 1882

Scrapbook of R. V. Maull: newspaper pages and clippings from Philadelphia newspapers, 1915-1925

Scrapbook, family coats of arms

Several atlases and tax assessment maps

Spring Mill School Parent Teacher Association minute books (3 volumes) and miscellaneous records, 1935-1952

United States Bicentennial in Conshohocken pamphlets, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other materials, circa 1976

Washington Fire Company letters and bills, 1890s

Washington Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company #1 visitors log, 1894-1921

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey. The photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations are arranged into subjects in alphabetical order. Topics include local sports, emergency services, the Conshohocken Art League, people in the military, and other nearby townships. The photographs of Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events comprise about one-third of the collection. The Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey photographs were mostly taken by Jack Coll, assisted by Rich Galie, circa 1980.

There are also additional framed photographs, photograph albums, and cased photographs on display throughout the building. Of special interest is a volume of Woodmont Park views from the early 20th century.

The Conshohocken Historical Society is in the process of digitizing the photographs in this collection.

Scope and Contents

Hanna Coulston began making the scrapbooks in this collection in 1967; Roseanne Forlini took over the project in 1996. The scrapbooks are made up of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history arranged chronologically. They also contain some ephemera--invitations, pamphlets, and other materials. A list of articles of particular interest is available on-site for most of the scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera, with some historical essays and other documents relating to Conshohocken, the surrounding region, and general history topics. Materials are organized into file folders on subjects including churches and cemeteries, banks, wars, business and industry, fire companies, nearby municipalities, local clubs and societies, and transportation. Topics of note include the Alan Wood Steel Company, Woodmont/Father Divine, and the Lee family/Lee Tires. A list of subjects covered is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, film reels, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb. A listing of the contents of the collection is provided below:

Accession 1:

The Conshohocken Recorder Saturday May 13, 1950 edition

Conshohocken High School, The Blue and Gold Alumni Association Newsletter, Winter 1981

Photo 12x20 Conshohocken Day Celebration, September 20, 1926

Primary Department Promotion Certificate, September 1932, Awarded to Catherine Erb From St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church School

Cradle Roll Certificate to Catherine Erb born 12/8/1923 entered 12/23/1924

Beginners Department promotion certificate to Katherine Erb 12/23/1929, St Mark's Lutheran Sunday School

Conshohocken PA Centennial May 14 to May 20, 1950, souvenir program

Conshohocken High School year book, The Torch 1940 1st edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1941 edition (2 copies)

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1957 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1958 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1959 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1960 edition

The Recorder Tuesday November 10, 1925 edition

Russell Casper Erb: (Plaque) Scientific Diploma BS degree 6/13/1921, LaFayette College

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Master of Science Degree in Education, 6/17/1926, Temple University

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Philadelphia College of Osteopathy

Class of 1939 Times Herald Newspaper photo clipping: 25-year re-union Conshohocken High School

 Accession 2:

Hahns: The Story of a Motherless Boy, by Russell Erb, copyright by Wm Erb, 1893

The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What it all Shows by Russell C. Erb, 1968

Let's Keep Christmas A Sermon by Peter Marshall, 1952

Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans - by A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., 1941

Converted to a Scrapbook of articles by William H Erb from Scientific Materials Blue Book Scientific Materials Company (Pittsburgh PA , 1940

New England Mutual Insurance Policy issued for Russell C Erb, 1948

Children's stories, and nursery rhymes, unknown

Photo Album compiled by Russell C Erb, 1919

The Murder of Dean Emmitt by R C Erb - manuscript, unknown

The Erb Family Tree

The Erb Clan: Report of Reunion Held at Ephrata, PA August 29, 1926, 1926

Succession documentation of the Erb family, 1724-1959

Erb family history notes

Biographical Sketch: Russell C. Erb

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Erb Family

Russell C Erb: Victoria's Notes column published in the Recorder, 1924-1934

Facts about the Community Center - pamphlet, 10551

Urban Renewal Information booklet

The Bible - designed to be read as living literature (The old and new testaments in the King James Version), 1937

Russell C Erb personal notebook, 1915

Additions to the Erb Genealogy book and four sons index (listing of all the Herbs) - includes some pictures

Newspaper clippings about events in Conshohocken including 1 about Professor Russell C Erb, 1938-1940

Assorted Letters, notes and memos to Professor Russell C Erb

Assorted snapshots

Scrapbook of post cards, letters and newspaper clippings to and about Professor Russell C Erb, 1951-1955

Erb Family Genealogy Numbers 12, compiled by Edward R Erb and published by Leroy R Erb Includes photos and detailed written history from 1724 onward

Newspaper clipping noting Dr Russell C Erb's death at the age of 69 from a Heart Attack

Letter from Gloria Rich (step daughter of Russell C Erb)

The Descendents of Johanne Casper Erb - a detailed typed manuscript, 1969

Parish Record of Reverend William Erb

History and Directory of St Paul's Reformed Church - Rev William H Erb, Pastor, 1901

Record of Funerals - William H Erb, 1924-1928

Record of Weddings - William H Erb, 1925-1926

Record of Baptisms - William H Erb, 1924-1928

William Harvey Erb - collection of short stories

Book #7 with notes on Erbs starting from Henry Drehs Erb (includes Russell C Erb and William H Erb)

Manila folder includes notes on Family tree/genealogy, newspaper clippings and letters

Book #1 with notes on Erbs starting from Johan Casper Erb

Envelope containing unlabeled snapshots

School record/report card for Ethylene Erb

Katherine Humble report card

Offer of employment to pastor the Coopersburg Charge, 1924

Birth Certificate of Russell Erb (2/22/1899)

Letter from Publisher to print Nevin's Theology

Assignment of Bond and Mortgage from William H Erb to Emma F Erb (widow)

Property search of Rev Erb's Bethlehem house

3 stock certificates (1 for Steel's Consolidated Inc, 2 for Steep Realty Development

Paper titled: Peace Rather Thank War

The Cross on Easter by William H Erb , 1907

Yo- Eddie Club of Bethlehem Pa membership card, 1918

Homespun Comment by William H Erb titled What Gets Our Goat

34 Pennsilfawnish Deitsh by Guest Blipencil from the writings of the late William H Erb in 1903-1904

Marriage Certificate William H Erb and Andora Fryer, 1896

Life membership certificate to William H Erb from The Society for the Relief of Ministers and Their Widows, 1911

License to William H Erb from the Reformed Church May 14, 1896

Commencement program from 1939 Conshohocken High School: Ethylene Erb

Death Certificate of Catherine Erb, 1959

Catherine Erb Obituary

Personal letter written by Catherine Erb

Portrait believed to be Catherine Erb

List of Births and including William Erb

Seven Words spoken by Jesus services by pastor William H Erb

4 Reels of 16mm film regarding Erb Family Vacations

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one volume of "Personal War Sketches," and about three-dozen photographs of members of the George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic. In the "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences. There is also a burial register at the back of the volume. The photographs are all portraits which appear to have been taken around 1890, and are each identified with name, rank, and military unit.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken. There are original and copy newspaper clippings dating from about 1920 to 1983.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.

From the time of J. Elwood Lee's medical supply company, this collection contains a debtor inventory (1890), three time books (1894-1896, 1888-1890, and 1900-1902) and a sales ledger (1905).

From Lee Rubber & Tire Company, this collection includes a private ledger and monthly statement (1911-1913), treasurer's record book (1912-1921), materials relative to the incorporation of Lee Tire Sales Company (1914), and a cash book (1934-1937).

From subsidiaries of Lee Rubber & Tire Corporation, this collection includes minutes of Republic Rubber Corporation of Ohio (1917-1922) and by-laws of Lee Tire & Rubber Company of New York, Inc. (1923-1928).

Scope and Contents

Mary H. Wood Park Commission records include meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

ADMINISTRATIVE

General Roll Call Book: Notes included related to activities, volunteer names, members, committees, 3 - clipping on Autumn Hikes Close By, 1921

List of Members: Includes addresses, classes, roll call and dues, 1927

Meeting Minutes and Treasure's Reports: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1951-1959

Meeting Minutes : Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1959-1964

Meeting Minutes and Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1969

Meeting Minutes, treasures Report, Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1970

CATALOGUES

Playgrounds Donated: , 1906-1961

Pamphlet: Report of the Committee on Play in Institutions, 1910

Catalogue: American Playground Equipment, 1911

Pamphlet: Community Buildings as War Memorials, 1919

Pamphlet: The Playground Community Service, 8037

Pamphlet: Financial Federations, 1923

Pamphlet: Report of Community Recreation Association, 1925

Pamphlet: The Community Building, 1925

Catalogue #5 & Price List: Hill-Standard Co Swimming Pool & Bathing Beach Equipment, 1927

Pamphlet: Contributions of Museums to Outdoor Recreation, 1928

Price List: Spalding Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: Louden Playground Equipment Catalogue For the Safety Health and Happiness of Young America: Catalogue, 1929

Price List: American Playground Equipment, 1929

Catalogue: Mitchell Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: EverWear Playground and Water Apparatus, 1930

Advertisement: Louden Playground Equipment, 1930

Catalogue: Natco Art and Handicraft Supplies: National Crafts Supply Co., 1930

Printing Outfits For Boys' Club: Proposal, 1931

Directory: Traveler's Aid and Transient Service, 1934

Milton Bradley Company: Catalogue of Suggestive Materials for Schools, Playgrounds, Daily Vacation, Bible Schools, not dated

Jungle-gym: Price list for Climbing Structures, not dated

Social Recreation Union : ""Handy"" song book, not dated

Pamphlet: Prize Metals, Emblem Jewelry, Class Pins and Rings, not dated

Pamphlet: Dennison's Gift Dressings: gummed seals, cards, tissue paper, boxes etc., not dated

Pamphlet: Suggestions for Decorations and Novelties, not dated

Catalogue: Catalogue of Artist & Drawing Materials, not dated

PLAYS

Pamphlet: Hallowe'en How to Celebrate It: By Martha Russell Orne, 1898

Pamphlet: Why the Chimes Rang: A play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden, 1915

Pamphlet: A Christmas Mystery for Thirteen Boys By Elizabeth M. Guptill, 1916

Pamphlet - 3 copies: Ten Boys' Farces: By Eustace M. Peixotto, 1916

Pamphlet: The Florist Shot; A comedy in One Act by Winifred Hawkridge, 1926

Pamphlet: A Catalogue of Plays, 1927

Pamphlet: Bugbee's Plays and Entertainments, 1932

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Barn Playhouse ""Angels"", 1962

MUSIC

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Twice 55 Games with Music: The Red Book, 1924

Pamphlet: A Survey of Music Material For Bands in Elementary, Junior and Senior High Schools: Report of 4/12/1926, 1926

Booklet: Fretted Instrument Orchestras, 1929

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Community Songs, not dated

Pamphlet: School Bands: How They May be Developed: by J. E. Maddy, not dated

RECREATION

Handbook: Fun For Everyone: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Good Times, 1922

Handbook: Recreative Athletics, 1922

Booklet: Swimming for health Safety Fun: A Program of the American Junior Red Cross, 1924

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Program Building - A Pocket Magazine of Programs and Plans for Church-Centered Recreation, 1925

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Home Games-A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1925-26

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1926

Handbook: Tumbling for Amateurs: Ground Tumbling: Spaldings Red Cover Series of Athletic Handbooks, 1928

Booklet: Personality and Character: By George E. Vincent, 1931

Information Sheet: How Good Times Town Got Its Name, not dated

MISCELLANEOUS

Baby Clinic Health Center: Letters from the Department of Health, 1922

Country Fair and Circus: , 1924

Music: Cycles in American Music: Vincent Lopez, The Madcaps: An Operetta for Children or Adults, 1925

Dennison's Manufacturing Co: Costume Patterns, 1927

Plays (Theatrical): Bulletins, flyers and programs, 1916-1927

Parties and Celebrations: Ideas, suggestions and instructions for parties and celebrations, 1920-1927

Community Service Newspaper Clippings : Articles referring to the community center and its activities, 1921-1922

Girl's Club: Constitution & By-Laws, Committee Report, Correspondence and Bulletins, 1922-1925

Community Center Reports: Activities, Affairs, Committees, Annual Statements, 1923-1928

Naturalization Classes: Class lists, Formal Correspondence, Training Brochures, 1924-1925

Catalogues and Pamphlets: Recreational and playground equipment, 1924-1931

Playground, Recreation, Games: Bulletins, articles, 1925-1926

Community Center Data: By-laws of the Conshohocken Community Center, assorted receipts, 1927-1928

Will of Mary H. Wood, 1917

Mary H. Wood Booklets,

Newspaper clipping regarding the bequeathing of the Park House (contains a photo of Mary H. Wood, Alan Wood, Jr., 1943

Newspaper clipping regarding Council move to vacate Borough Hall Building - contemplating use of Mary Wood Park house., 1949

Newspaper clipping regarding public protest to the temporary location of borough police headquarters to the Park House, 1949

Letter to (Elizabeth D. Collins) ""Dede"" from Josephine (Jo) Capaldi vehemently opposing the Police move to the Park House, 1905

Letter of approach to erect, operate, maintain a youth center to be known as the Fellowship House of Conshohocken, 1952

Newspaper clipping regarding the OK of the Youth Fellowship House for Conshohocken Park, 1952

Mary H. Wood Park Commission Correspondence about the Endowment & officers, 1936-1957

Meeting minutes and treasure's report, 1935-1955

Treasurer's Report statements, 1935-1944

Fellowship House: 1st Lease Agreement for 50-yrs at $1/year, 1953

Topographical Plan of Mary Wood Park, 1952

Fellowship House Blue Prints,

American Legion John DeHaven Post 129: membership and correspondence, 1905

Tennis Club Treasure's book: includes bylaws, bank receipts and cancelled cks from !st National Bank of Conshohocken, 1932-1942

Treasurer's Report of the Mary Wood Park house Fund, 1905

Assorted Correspondence of the Mary Wood Park house Commission, 1940-1944

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1967

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1971

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1972

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1973

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1974

Mary Wood Park house Commission Membership, Rules and Regulations, other Correspondence, 1975

Mary Wood Park Financials, 1952-1962

Mary Wood Park house Commission correspondence , 1923-1999

Mary Wood Park house receipts from bill paid, 1999

Mary Wood Park house Bank statements and report (for Auditors), 1999

9 sets of the Community Center By-Laws adopted 3/30/1922, 1922

Lee Tire Correspondence, 1922

Newspaper clippings, 1921-1924

Activities, receipts, records and correspondence, 1922-1923

Roll Book, 1927-1928

Photographs

Community Center Reports, minutes, Bulletins, Information and Receipts, 1922-1940

Crepe Paper hats for the County Fair and Circus 6/12,13,14,1923, 1923

Wooden Cigar box with Prize Ribbons, 1928

Facts About the Community Center Appeals for Funds 11/19/1928, 1928

Reprinted pamphlet of The Constitution of the USA, 1919

Letter to Ian Forbes regarding a conference, 1930

Blank receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Shoebox full of Paid Receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Craft Brochures

Small box of gummed blank labels

Small wooden file drawer (5x12) with 3x5 Membership Cards and glass slides of poetry

Hinged wooden box of 3x5 cards with members names and addresses.

Clippings scrapbook, 1925-1926

Clippings scrapbook, 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs. A detailed inventory is provided below:

90th and 95th Anniversary Photos, 1984-1989

Annual Ingathering meeting flyers, 1971-1986

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1976-1980

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1984-1996

Blank Membership Cards,

By-Laws, 1965

Copy of Certificate of Registration with Dept of State; expires 5/14/1993, -

Correspondence, 1966

Director's/Contributor's Records, 1997-2001

Minutes, 11/20/1918 to 4/4/1931

Minutes, 9/28/1932 to 11/11/1971

Meeting Minutes, 1972-2001

Needlework Meeting Minutes, 1983-1995

Roll Book, 1922 -11/13/1958

Roll Book, 1954 - 1976

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The date spans of the volumes are listed below:

1882 - Feb 20, 1894

1883 to 1892

April 1895 -May 27, 1899 [vol. 3]

June 1899 - Sept 1900 [vol. 4]

1900-1901 [vol. 6]

1903 - 1905 [vol. 7]

1908 - 1910 [vol. 10]

June 7, 1912 - Dec 1, 1912

Dec 7, 1912 - April 3, 1914

April 3, 1914 to February 28, 1915

1914

Mar 1, 1915 - Sept 1, 1916 [vol. 15]

Jan 1 1919 - Dec 1, 1919

Jan 1 1921 - Oct 15, 1921

Jan 1, 1923 - Aug 27, 1924 [vol. 23/24]

1924-1926

1925-1927

Jan 1, 1929 - Dec 31, 1929 [vol. 29]

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of meeting minutes (1897-1926), attendance records, financial records (1897-1947), newspaper clipping scrapbooks (1924-1970), brochures and pamphlets from anniversary celebrations, and photographs of the Woman's Club of Conshohocken. An inventory of the collection is provided below:

MEMBERSHIP AND MEETING MINUTES AND NOTES

Membership and Meeting Notes November 14,1897

Corresponding notes of the corresponding secretary, 1897-1905

Record of attendance and meeting minutes/notes, 1899-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes , 1901-1902

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1902-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1904-907

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1907-1910

Meeting minutes and record of meeting attendance, 1911-1920

Meeting minutes of the book section of the Women's Club, 1918-1924

Membership names, addresses and record of payments, 1920-1926

Cash accounts of the Women's Club, 1897-1905

Cash Accounts (Ledger), 1897-1920

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1902-1905

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1912-1922

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1923-1925

Bank Book from The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1930-1947

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper clippings regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1924-1936

Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1936-1939

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1939-1946

Press Book: Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Round Table, Norristown Times Herald an Philadelphia Record regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1939-1946

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1946-1948

8x10 black & white photographs of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

Newspaper clippings regarding local events, 1948-1949

Scrapbook, 1952-1959

Newspaper clippings from the Times Herald involving the Women's Club, 1959-1960

Newspaper clippings from Recorder, Montgomery Post, Montgomery County County Shipping News, 1961-1964

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1965-1966

Scrapbook, 1966-1967

Scrapbook, 1967-1968

Scrapbook, 1968-1969

Scrapbook, 1969-1970

ARTICLES AND CLIPPINGS

Clippings, 1925

Conshohocken Community Center Clippings 1926-1927

PHOTOS AND SNAPSHOTS

5x7 portraits taken during the presidency of Mrs. Harold Shoemaker, 1931-1936

8x10 black & white portraits of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

snapshots, 1957

snapshots, 1977

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The School Board volumes were acquired by the Historical Society circa 1970 (source unknown). The Conshohocken Borough Town Council records were put in the Conshohocken Historical Society's stewardship in 1999.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials donated by various genealogical researchers to the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Photographs collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Scrapbooks compiled by volunteers of the historical society between 1967 and 2009.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Gifts of Pat Ianelli and James and Gloria Rich.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Acquired circa 1975.

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Gift of Kelly-Springfield Tire Company (the last owners of the Lee Tire name), circa 1987.

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Gift of members at time of the Guild's disbandment, circa 1998.

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Received circa 1975 from William F. Collins.

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Gifted to the Conshohocken Historical Society at the time of the Club's disbandment, circa 1994.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Hagley Museum & Library: Alan Wood Steel Company records, 1728-1950 (bulk 1869-1937), call number 0333.

Related Archival Materials Note

Conshohocken Historical Society: Conshohocken Historical Society subject files.

Related Archival Materials Note

Brooklyn Historical Society: Needlework Guild of America Records, 1923-1967, Collection 1991.042.

Historical Society of Montgomery County: Needlework Guild of America, Norristown Branch records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). School Board.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). Town Council.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local politics
  • Politics and government
  • School boards
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alan Wood Steel Company.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Iron founding
  • Iron industry and trade
  • Steel industry and trade

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Art League.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Hovenden, Thomas, 1840-1895
Subject(s)
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Children's art

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Hamilton Paper Company.
  • Springmill Elementary School (Conshohocken, Pa.). Parent Teacher Association.
  • Washington Fire Company #1 (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Historical Society.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Erb family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Erb, Russell C.
  • Erb, William H.
Subject(s)
  • Clergy
  • Genealogy
  • Physiological chemistry
  • Scientists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library.
  • Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Soldiers
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Veterans

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • McCarter, John, Chick
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Regionalism and sports
  • Sports

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Factories
  • Medical supplies
  • Rubber goods
  • Tires

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic sites
  • Parks

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
  • Needlework Guild of America.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clothing and dress
  • Sewing
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • West Conshohocken (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Subject(s)
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish--United States
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clubs
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1850-1986, 4.25 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1928-1980, 4 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1948-1980, 1.4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1863-2012, 5.5 linear feet

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1846-1979, 8.2 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1850-2012, 15.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1967-2009, 11.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1930-2012, 8.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1893-1981, 2.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1890, 4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1920-1983, 2.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1890-1937, 1.75 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1917-1999, 5.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1918-2001, 0.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1882-1929, 1.67 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1897-1982, 2 linear feet

02

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

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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken (Pa.).
Title:
Borough of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1986
Call Number:
02
Extent:
4.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
25 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Borough of Conshohocken records, 1850-1986, are comprised of Town Council minute books, borough financial records, and school board records.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection
Date [inclusive]:
1928-1980
Call Number:
06
Extent:
4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 plastic bins and 4 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Alan Wood Steel Company, established in 1826, was an iron production company located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania along the Schuylkill River. The Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection, 1928-1920, is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company, including annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection
Date [inclusive]:
1948-1980
Call Number:
09
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic bin and three loose volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The bulk of the Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection, 1948-1980, is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks and loose clippings. There are also a large number of invitations and event pamphlets.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1863-2012
Call Number:
04
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files, 1863-2012, are comprised of genealogical research on families from the Conshohocken area.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1846-1979
Call Number:
10
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection, 1846-1979, consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection
Date:
circa 1850-2012
Call Number:
16
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection, circa 1850-2012, consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1967-2009
Call Number:
01
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks, 1967-2009, consist of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history, as well as a small amount of ephemera. They were compiled by volunteers Hanna Coulston (1967 to 1995) and Roseanne Forlini (1996 to 2009).
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society subject vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1930-2012
Call Number:
05
Extent:
8.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Historical Society of Conshohocken subject vertical files, 1930-2012, are comprised of files on various topics of local interest compiled by the historical society. The files contain mostly secondary materials such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ephemera, etc.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Erb family
Title:
Erb family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1893-1981
Call Number:
13
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 plastic bins
Language:
English
Abstract:
Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. William H. Erb was a pastor who married Andora Fryer in 1896. The Erb family papers, 1893-1931, contain newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Title:
George Smith Post No. 79 (Conshohocken, Pa.), Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches"
Date:
circa 1890
Call Number:
15
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post in Conshocken, named in honor of George Smith, was organized in 1867. The George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches" consist of about three-dozen photographs and one volume. The photographs are all identified portraits of Civil War veterans. In the volume of "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
McCarter, John, Chick
Title:
John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1983
Call Number:
11
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
12 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John "Chick" McCarter, a local sports historian, was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. In 1986 he was inducted into the Conshohocken Fellowship Hall Sports Hall of Fame. The John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks, circa 1920-1983, is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Title:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company records
Date [inclusive]:
1890-1937
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
J. Ellwood Lee was a prominent businessman in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He manufactured medical supplies from 1883-1909, and then opened a rubber factory which continued to produce tires as "Lee of Conshohocken" until 1980. The Lee Tire & Rubber Company records, 1890-1937, includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Title:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission records
Date [inclusive]:
1917-1999
Call Number:
07
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
4 plastic storage bins and 2 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary H. Wood (1841-1919) was the wife of steel magnate and U.S. Congressman Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902). As per her will, after her death, their home and grounds in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania were donated to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as a public park and community center. The Mary H. Wood Park Commission records, 1917-1999, is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
Title:
Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2001
Call Number:
14
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Needlework Guild of America, a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy, was founded in Philadelphia in 1885. The Conshohocken Branch was organized in 1894 and disbanded around 1998. The Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records, 1918-2001, consist of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Title:
Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1882-1929
Call Number:
12
Extent:
1.67 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
18 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Samuel Gordon Smyth (1859-1930) was a prominent Irish-American local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks, 1882-1929, consist of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Title:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1897-1982
Call Number:
08
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic storage bin and 15 scrapbooks
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Woman's Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897 and disbanded circa 1994. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." The Woman's Club of Conshohocken records, 1897-1982, are comprised of administrative and financial records, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs.
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Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The first of the Wood family to engage in iron making in America was James Wood, who in 1792 established a smithy near Hickorytown, Pennsylvania. In 1826, James Wood and his son Alan leased a small water mill at Wooddale near Wilmington, Delaware, for rolling iron plates from purchased bar-iron. The enterprise was moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, in 1832, the employees of the Company moving with the business. In 1857, Alan Wood formed a partnership, known as Alan Wood & Company, establishing the Schuylkill Iron Works in Conshohocken. The partnership was incorporated in 1885. In 1901, a new company was formed under the name Alan Wood Iron & Steel Company, principal owners of which were Howard Wood and Richard Wood, Alan's son and grandson, respectively. Open hearths and a blooming mill were constructed on [sites] at Ivy Rock to produce the blooms to be rolled into sheets at Schuylkill Iron Works...

The company expanded rapidly over the ensuing decades, extending to production of various steel and iron products. It was especially successful under the leadership of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), who also served as a United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA) and built Woodmont Mansion in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Alan's uncle John Wood (1816-1898) was also a member of the United States House of Representatives.

In 1907, the Alan Wood company founded Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company as a wholly owned subsidiary to service Company operations on both sides of the Schuylkill River. The railroad was classified as a Class 2 common carrier by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1923.

After 145 years, the Alan Wood Steel Company filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors in 1977.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Alan Wood Steel Company. "A.W. Presents Plants and Products." Conshohocken, Pa.: 1961. Document found in collection.

Biography/History

The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The group is active as of 2012, offering youth and adult workshops in the fine arts.

Bibliography:

Conshohocken Art League. "Home." Accessed May, 23, 2012. http://www.conshohockenartleague.org/Home_Page.html.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. from LaFayette College in 1921 and an M.S. in Education from Temple University in 1926. He wrote several scientific texts, including The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What It All Shows! (Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1968),  Poisoning the Public: Daily Contacts with Toxic Materials as Civilization Marches on (Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1937), and  Physiological Chemistry (Easton, Pa.: The Chemical Publishing Company, 1929).

William H. Erb was a pastor. He married Andora Fryer in 1896.

Biography/History

The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post headquartered at West Third Avenue and Forrest Street in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was organized in 1867. It was named after George Smith, the first borough resident to be killed during the Civil War.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 34

Biography/History

John "Chick" McCarter (1904-1989) was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. A local sports historian, he was an avid collector of newspaper clippings and other memorabilia and co-founded the Conshohocken Hall Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1986 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his work in keeping an accurate account of Conshohocken sports history. Two years earlier he had been inducted into the Summit Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

McCarter began collecting clippings about Conshohocken sports history when he was a child. Conshohocken was once nationally known for its sporting prowess, especially in football and basketball. Conshohocken's first football team was organized in 1873, and later it boasted one of the first professional football teams in the country. Other notable Conshohocken teams included: the team of 1896-1905, West Conshohocken's Reliance of 1906-1915, Bob Crawford's A.C. team of 1914-1922, and the Iron Borough team of 1923-1928.

Chick McCarter was married to his wife, Elizabeth (Dewees) McCarter, for over 60 years. He held many different jobs in his lifetime, including bartending and working for Walker Brothers (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Auto Car Company (Exton, Pa.). He was a 67-year member of the Washington Fire Company No. 2, Conshohocken, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Conshohocken.

Bibliography:

"If There's a Question About Conshohocken, See 'Chick' McCarter." Newspaper clipping, 1979.

"John 'Chick' McCarter, 84; Co-Founder of Conshohocken Sports Hall of Fame." Times Herald March 6, 1989.

Miles, Gary. "Six Are Inducted into Conshohocken Sports Hall." Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 1986. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://articles.philly.com/1986-05-05/news/26048829_1_induction-hall-of-fame-organization-graduate-assistant-coach.

Biography/History

J. Ellwood Lee opened his first factory in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania in 1887. His company, JELCO, produced medical supplies, and had 600 employees at the beginning of the 20th century--rendering it the largest individual employer in Conshohocken at the time. Lee's industrial complex continued to grow.

Lee foresaw the popularity of automobiles, and recognized a potential in the rubber tire market. In 1905 he merged his medical supply operations with Johnson & Johnson, and while his plant in Conshohocken continued to produce medical supplies until 1909, Lee began experimenting with rubber production. In 1912, the Lee Tire and Rubber Company factory opened. J. Elwood Lee died soon after in 1914, but his company flourished and "Lee of Conshohocken" tires became a household name.

By 1962, the success of Lee of Conshohocken began to decline. A New York firm took over majority of Lee stocks, and changed its name to Lee National Corporation. Soon after, the corporation was sold to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1965. They restored the original name of Lee Tire and Rubber Company, but the company's equipment was outdated and its days were numbered. Lee of Conshohocken went out of business in 1980.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 56-57.

Biography/History

Mary H. Wood was the wife of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), president of Alan Wood Steel Company and United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA). Mary Harry Yerkes was born in 1841, and married Alan Wood on her twentieth birthday. Alan commissioned a chateauesque mansion, which he named Woodmont, from Quaker architect William Lightfoot Price in 1891. After Alan's death, Mary spent most of her time in their more modest home in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. When she died in 1918, she left that home and its grounds to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as the Mary H. Wood Park and Community Center.

Biography/History

The Needlework Guild of America is a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy. It was founded in Philadelphia in 1885, and later incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1896.

"Since that time, NGA has helped many needy neighbors. [NGA has] also helped those in need during the Spanish-American War, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, World War I and II, Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Floyd, and Hurricane Katrina. Today [the] organization is affiliated with over 170 non-profit charities across the United States and distributes over 240,000 items each year. NGA has 33 Branches in ten different states, as well as National Headquarters located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. In July of 2011, [its] official name was changed to NGA ~ Needlework Guild of America."

The Conshohocken branch of the NGA was organized on September 17, 1894. It disbanded circa 1998.

Bibliography:

NGA. "About Us." Accessed February 24, 2012. http://www.nga-inc.org/index_files/Page362.htm

Biography/History

Samuel Gordon Smyth was a prominent local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1859 to Irish immigrant parents Jonathon Smyth and Elizabeth Ritchie. Committed to community involvement, Samuel G. Smyth was active in the Conshohocken Presbyterian Church, Town Council of West Conshohocken, and Board of Health. He was also a member of lodges of the Free & Active Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Smyth wrote numerous articles and speeches about Conshohocken local and Irish-American history and genealogy, including the book A Genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Family, from Civil, Military, Church and Family Records and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.: The New Era Printing Company, 1909). He was a member of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and the Bucks County Historical Society. Smyth died in 1930.

Bibliography:

Freehafer, Nancy J. "Samuel Gordon Smyth." Montgomery County PAGenWeb. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://montgomery.pa-roots.com/Biographies/SamuelGordonSmyth.html

Biography/History

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." For the first twelve years it was primarily a literary club, and members prepared and presented essays on literary and historical topics. Gradually, the focus of the group shifted toward civic matters, and the group dropped the word "Literary" from its title in 1900. The Woman's Club of Conshohocken established a public library, worked on Home Front initiatives during both World Wars, sponsored local girls' groups including the Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, and organized or participated in numerous other philanthropic projects and drives.

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken disbanded circa 1994. The Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, formed in 1922, is still in existence as of 2012.

Bibliography:

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "Sixtieth Anniversary, 1897-1957." Pamphlet found in collection.

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "1897-1982: Eighty-fifth Anniversary." Pamphlet found in collection.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of three groups of records: minute books of Town Council of the Borough of Conshohocken, borough financial records, and School Board of Conshohocken records.

The minutes of the Borough of Conshohocken Town Council date from 1850 to 1986. The minute books have been digitized, and are available through the Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository at http://www.accesspadr.org/cdm4/about.php?CISOROOT=%2Fpcofl-mtc1.

The financial records consist of Borough of Conshohocken bonds and bond coupons (1921-1940) and a cash account ledger (circa 1930s-1960s).

The School Board of Conshohocken records are comprised of the group's first minutes and attendance records (1850-1861), and three minute books (1897-1909, 1910-1919, and 1929-1936)

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company. It includes annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

REPORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS

Alan Wood Steel Company: Background Fact Sheet

The White House Letter Requesting Cost Reduction, 1963

Charleston R. Wood: Biography and newspaper clippings

Aerial view of Alan Wood Steel Plant

Alan Wood Renovation Diagram

Law suit correspondence: Robert F. Grover 1978, salary adjustments: meeting minutes Executive Session of BOD 8/19/1976

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1952-1969

Alan Wood Steel Co. - Employee, 1954

Union correspondence, 1956

Eleutherian Mills Historical Library: assorted correspondences related to items for archiving

Company Statements to the Directors, 1971-1979

Outlook for Alan Wood Steel, 1973

Stockbrokers communications: Vesper Corporation , The Value Line, The American Stock Exchange, 1973 -1979

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1976 - 1979

Survey Report of Worden & Riseberg - to study and recommend a strategies to save Alan Wood Steel Company, 28076

Financial Statements, 1936-1945

Gemeinwirtschaft, Frankfurt International Cooperative Bank, Basel

Articles of Merger

Agreement between The Koppers Co & W.J Rainey, Inc & Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company

Assorted Memorandum

Alan Wood Historical Information

Refinancing

Alan Wood Steel Company Plan for the Future, 1977

Alan Wood Steel to be Sold at Auction, 1978

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1935

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1946

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1947

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1948

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1949

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1950

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1951

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1952

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1953

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1954

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1955

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1956

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1959

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1960

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1961

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1962

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1963

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1964

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1965

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1966

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1967

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1968

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1969

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1970

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1976

ATTORNEY CORRESPONDENCE (Edmonds, Obermayer & Rebman)

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1933

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1934

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1935

Correspondence: Included Inter Office, between Morgan, Lewis & Bokius, and 1946 Revitalization Plan, 1946

Correspondence, 1947

Union Agreement: Alan Wood Steel & The United Steelworkers of America May 1, 1974, 1974

Assorted Correspondence , 1977

Correspondence, 1978

Slyk Embezzlement and Indictment articles in the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Inquirer, 1979

Alternatives

Alan Wood Steel Business Plan

Publicity

Confidential Report Of White Weld & Co Incorporated, 1976

Assorted Correspondence

Auction Correspondence, 1977

PAMPHLETS and BOOKS

Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company: View of the Mills from Aerial Photographs, 1920

A. W. Presents DYN-EL, 1938

Alan Wood Steel Company, 1956

Alan Wood, A Century and a Half of Steelmaking, by Heston R. Wood , 1957

The Delaware Iron Works: A Nineteenth Century Rolling Mill, by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1959

Ironworks on Red Clay Creek in the 19th Century by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1962

Brochure: Welcome to Alan Wood

"A.W." Rolled Steel Floor Plates

BROCHURES

Second Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1952

Third Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1953

Fourth Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1954

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel and Quarter Century Club of Upper Merion & Plymouth RR Co., 1957

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co., 1964

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 11, 1965 , 1965

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 17, 1966, 1966

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 8, 1967, 1967

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 6, 1968, 1968

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 12, 1969, 1969

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 18, 1970, 1970

AGREEMENTS

Bokius and Alan Wood Steel Co., 10255

The Koppers Co and W.J. Rainey Inc. and Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Steel Co., 10595

Koppers Rainy Agreement if Modified, 10600

W.J. Rainey and Rainey Wood Coke Plant, 10624

Lease & Agreement: Warren Foundry & Pipe Corp and Warren Foundry & Pipe Co and Alan Wood Mining Co, 11/1/1929 to 11/1/1944

Alan Wood Meeting Proposal, 13257

REPORTS

Report on Proposed Extensions of Alan Wood Steel Co, Ivy Rock, PA (done by Stephen Badlam, Pittsburgh, PA), 12549

February Engineering Report on a Steelmaking Feasibility study for Anal Wood Steel Company, 1964

Souvenir handkerchief inscribed: John R. Scott, Super-Diamond Club 1960, 1960

Alan Wood Steel ""Salary"" pin

Alan Wood Tie Clip

Alan Wood Steel perpetual calendar commemorating the 125th anniversary (Gold - 1951-1978)

Alan Wood small flat silver pocket knife with file.

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper Clippings about the company, 1958 [AW1]

Newspaper clippings about awards & recognition, politics, expansion, social events, 1959 [AW2]

Newspaper clippings about people, events, politics related to Alan Wood Steel., 1960 [AW3]

The Alan Wood Eaglet company newsletters, 1963-1967 [AW4]

The Alan Wood Eagle (name change) company newsletters, 1967-1971 [AW4]

Scope and Contents

This bulk of this collection is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks dating from 1948 to 1993 and loose newspaper clippings dating from 1961 to 1978. There is also a quantity of invitations and event programs which date from 1951 to 1980. A number of the clippings relate to a 1966 exhibition of works by renowned artist Thomas Hovenden and his wife Helen Corson Hovenden. An inventory of the contents of the collection is provided below.

BYLAWS

DIARMUID AND GRAINE: RETOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY EILEEN MCDONNELL

EVENTS AND INVITATIONS

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated September 6, 1951

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated October 25, 1951

Junior Jamboree & Exhibit May 25, 1952

Fortieth Anniversary Membership Meeting and Pre View: June 6, 1963

Buffet Supper Meeting September 24, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 14, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Exhibition of Paintings by Walter Stawuszewski January 20, 1966

Welcome to Spring with Art and Fashions: March 13, 1966

Informal Party at Mary H. Wood Park House: January 27, 1967

Exhibition by Member Artists 1923 - 1967: May 21, 1967

Mary Wood Park house meeting: April 21, 1967

Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 26, 1968

Buffet Dinner Invitation Dated January 17, 1968

Covered Dish Supper January 22,1969

Invitation to Conshohocken Art League Show Case (Exhibition) November 16, 1969 (open to the public 11/17/1969 thru 11/21/1969)

Invitation Annual Membership, Reception and Awards Program: April 26, 1969

Artists Showcase November 15th thru November 21, 1970

Invitation of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 23, 1971

Special Program and Social hour: November 29, 1973

Student Registration Invitation for Spring Adult Classes: January 17, 1974

Oliver Grimley Critique of Student's pictures: March 20, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 18, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 23, 1976

Pre View of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 21, 1978

57 the Annual Membership Exhibition: May 25, 1980

HOVENDEN

An Exhibition of Paintings by Thomas Hovenden and Helen Corson Hovenden

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from The Times Herald June 3, 1966

Thank you letter from Florence Collins dated June 14, 1966

Heard Under the Spreading Maple Trees - related to the continuation of the Hovenden Exhibition

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin Books and Arts section May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from the Times Herald May 23, 1966 covering the Opening of the Hovenden Art exhibit

Newspaper photo (year unknown) regarding the sponsor for the Hovenden exhibition

Clipping announcing the close of the 2-week joint exhibition of the Hovendens and The Philadelphia Art Museum

Thank you letter from Victoria Donohoe (not dated)

Proclamation from the Commissioners of Montgomery County from May 22, 1966 through June 4, 1966

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Membership List 1961

1962-1963

September 1963 -1964

September 1964 -1965

September 1965 -1966

1966-1967

September 1967-1968

September 1968-1969

1969-1970

1970-1971

1971-1972

1972-1973

1973-1974

1974-1975

1975-1976

September 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of genealogical research notes, family trees, newspaper clippings, copies of documents and photographs, correspondence with the Conshohocken Historical Society, and very few original photographs and ephemera on various families from the Conshohocken area. The materials were donated to the Historical Society by various genealogy researchers. The collection is organized into files alphabetically by family name; a list of family names is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps. The contents of this collection are listed below:

American Legion, John F. DeHaven Post #129 (Conshohocken) minute book, 1973-1979

Bate Boiler Efficiency Company cash book and letters, 1915-1916

County reports on Conshohocken redevelopment, 1960-2000

G. H. Cress, Spring Mill daybook, 1846-1897

Hamilton Paper Company blueprints, 1956-1968

John A. Harrold ledger, 1890-1905

John Wood Jr. letter book, 1896-1897

Recorder Publishing Company combined corporation record, 1895-1937

Scrapbook of Conshohocken people, places and things, 1950s [BOC 1]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken local events, 1908 to 1953 [BOC 2]

Scrapbook of Conshohockens in World War II, 1941-1942 [BOC 3]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken, 1942 [BOC 4]

Scrapbook of John Cresson: town notes, people, events, companies, 1882

Scrapbook of R. V. Maull: newspaper pages and clippings from Philadelphia newspapers, 1915-1925

Scrapbook, family coats of arms

Several atlases and tax assessment maps

Spring Mill School Parent Teacher Association minute books (3 volumes) and miscellaneous records, 1935-1952

United States Bicentennial in Conshohocken pamphlets, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other materials, circa 1976

Washington Fire Company letters and bills, 1890s

Washington Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company #1 visitors log, 1894-1921

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey. The photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations are arranged into subjects in alphabetical order. Topics include local sports, emergency services, the Conshohocken Art League, people in the military, and other nearby townships. The photographs of Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events comprise about one-third of the collection. The Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey photographs were mostly taken by Jack Coll, assisted by Rich Galie, circa 1980.

There are also additional framed photographs, photograph albums, and cased photographs on display throughout the building. Of special interest is a volume of Woodmont Park views from the early 20th century.

The Conshohocken Historical Society is in the process of digitizing the photographs in this collection.

Scope and Contents

Hanna Coulston began making the scrapbooks in this collection in 1967; Roseanne Forlini took over the project in 1996. The scrapbooks are made up of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history arranged chronologically. They also contain some ephemera--invitations, pamphlets, and other materials. A list of articles of particular interest is available on-site for most of the scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera, with some historical essays and other documents relating to Conshohocken, the surrounding region, and general history topics. Materials are organized into file folders on subjects including churches and cemeteries, banks, wars, business and industry, fire companies, nearby municipalities, local clubs and societies, and transportation. Topics of note include the Alan Wood Steel Company, Woodmont/Father Divine, and the Lee family/Lee Tires. A list of subjects covered is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, film reels, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb. A listing of the contents of the collection is provided below:

Accession 1:

The Conshohocken Recorder Saturday May 13, 1950 edition

Conshohocken High School, The Blue and Gold Alumni Association Newsletter, Winter 1981

Photo 12x20 Conshohocken Day Celebration, September 20, 1926

Primary Department Promotion Certificate, September 1932, Awarded to Catherine Erb From St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church School

Cradle Roll Certificate to Catherine Erb born 12/8/1923 entered 12/23/1924

Beginners Department promotion certificate to Katherine Erb 12/23/1929, St Mark's Lutheran Sunday School

Conshohocken PA Centennial May 14 to May 20, 1950, souvenir program

Conshohocken High School year book, The Torch 1940 1st edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1941 edition (2 copies)

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1957 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1958 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1959 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1960 edition

The Recorder Tuesday November 10, 1925 edition

Russell Casper Erb: (Plaque) Scientific Diploma BS degree 6/13/1921, LaFayette College

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Master of Science Degree in Education, 6/17/1926, Temple University

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Philadelphia College of Osteopathy

Class of 1939 Times Herald Newspaper photo clipping: 25-year re-union Conshohocken High School

 Accession 2:

Hahns: The Story of a Motherless Boy, by Russell Erb, copyright by Wm Erb, 1893

The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What it all Shows by Russell C. Erb, 1968

Let's Keep Christmas A Sermon by Peter Marshall, 1952

Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans - by A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., 1941

Converted to a Scrapbook of articles by William H Erb from Scientific Materials Blue Book Scientific Materials Company (Pittsburgh PA , 1940

New England Mutual Insurance Policy issued for Russell C Erb, 1948

Children's stories, and nursery rhymes, unknown

Photo Album compiled by Russell C Erb, 1919

The Murder of Dean Emmitt by R C Erb - manuscript, unknown

The Erb Family Tree

The Erb Clan: Report of Reunion Held at Ephrata, PA August 29, 1926, 1926

Succession documentation of the Erb family, 1724-1959

Erb family history notes

Biographical Sketch: Russell C. Erb

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Erb Family

Russell C Erb: Victoria's Notes column published in the Recorder, 1924-1934

Facts about the Community Center - pamphlet, 10551

Urban Renewal Information booklet

The Bible - designed to be read as living literature (The old and new testaments in the King James Version), 1937

Russell C Erb personal notebook, 1915

Additions to the Erb Genealogy book and four sons index (listing of all the Herbs) - includes some pictures

Newspaper clippings about events in Conshohocken including 1 about Professor Russell C Erb, 1938-1940

Assorted Letters, notes and memos to Professor Russell C Erb

Assorted snapshots

Scrapbook of post cards, letters and newspaper clippings to and about Professor Russell C Erb, 1951-1955

Erb Family Genealogy Numbers 12, compiled by Edward R Erb and published by Leroy R Erb Includes photos and detailed written history from 1724 onward

Newspaper clipping noting Dr Russell C Erb's death at the age of 69 from a Heart Attack

Letter from Gloria Rich (step daughter of Russell C Erb)

The Descendents of Johanne Casper Erb - a detailed typed manuscript, 1969

Parish Record of Reverend William Erb

History and Directory of St Paul's Reformed Church - Rev William H Erb, Pastor, 1901

Record of Funerals - William H Erb, 1924-1928

Record of Weddings - William H Erb, 1925-1926

Record of Baptisms - William H Erb, 1924-1928

William Harvey Erb - collection of short stories

Book #7 with notes on Erbs starting from Henry Drehs Erb (includes Russell C Erb and William H Erb)

Manila folder includes notes on Family tree/genealogy, newspaper clippings and letters

Book #1 with notes on Erbs starting from Johan Casper Erb

Envelope containing unlabeled snapshots

School record/report card for Ethylene Erb

Katherine Humble report card

Offer of employment to pastor the Coopersburg Charge, 1924

Birth Certificate of Russell Erb (2/22/1899)

Letter from Publisher to print Nevin's Theology

Assignment of Bond and Mortgage from William H Erb to Emma F Erb (widow)

Property search of Rev Erb's Bethlehem house

3 stock certificates (1 for Steel's Consolidated Inc, 2 for Steep Realty Development

Paper titled: Peace Rather Thank War

The Cross on Easter by William H Erb , 1907

Yo- Eddie Club of Bethlehem Pa membership card, 1918

Homespun Comment by William H Erb titled What Gets Our Goat

34 Pennsilfawnish Deitsh by Guest Blipencil from the writings of the late William H Erb in 1903-1904

Marriage Certificate William H Erb and Andora Fryer, 1896

Life membership certificate to William H Erb from The Society for the Relief of Ministers and Their Widows, 1911

License to William H Erb from the Reformed Church May 14, 1896

Commencement program from 1939 Conshohocken High School: Ethylene Erb

Death Certificate of Catherine Erb, 1959

Catherine Erb Obituary

Personal letter written by Catherine Erb

Portrait believed to be Catherine Erb

List of Births and including William Erb

Seven Words spoken by Jesus services by pastor William H Erb

4 Reels of 16mm film regarding Erb Family Vacations

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one volume of "Personal War Sketches," and about three-dozen photographs of members of the George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic. In the "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences. There is also a burial register at the back of the volume. The photographs are all portraits which appear to have been taken around 1890, and are each identified with name, rank, and military unit.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken. There are original and copy newspaper clippings dating from about 1920 to 1983.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.

From the time of J. Elwood Lee's medical supply company, this collection contains a debtor inventory (1890), three time books (1894-1896, 1888-1890, and 1900-1902) and a sales ledger (1905).

From Lee Rubber & Tire Company, this collection includes a private ledger and monthly statement (1911-1913), treasurer's record book (1912-1921), materials relative to the incorporation of Lee Tire Sales Company (1914), and a cash book (1934-1937).

From subsidiaries of Lee Rubber & Tire Corporation, this collection includes minutes of Republic Rubber Corporation of Ohio (1917-1922) and by-laws of Lee Tire & Rubber Company of New York, Inc. (1923-1928).

Scope and Contents

Mary H. Wood Park Commission records include meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

ADMINISTRATIVE

General Roll Call Book: Notes included related to activities, volunteer names, members, committees, 3 - clipping on Autumn Hikes Close By, 1921

List of Members: Includes addresses, classes, roll call and dues, 1927

Meeting Minutes and Treasure's Reports: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1951-1959

Meeting Minutes : Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1959-1964

Meeting Minutes and Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1969

Meeting Minutes, treasures Report, Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1970

CATALOGUES

Playgrounds Donated: , 1906-1961

Pamphlet: Report of the Committee on Play in Institutions, 1910

Catalogue: American Playground Equipment, 1911

Pamphlet: Community Buildings as War Memorials, 1919

Pamphlet: The Playground Community Service, 8037

Pamphlet: Financial Federations, 1923

Pamphlet: Report of Community Recreation Association, 1925

Pamphlet: The Community Building, 1925

Catalogue #5 & Price List: Hill-Standard Co Swimming Pool & Bathing Beach Equipment, 1927

Pamphlet: Contributions of Museums to Outdoor Recreation, 1928

Price List: Spalding Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: Louden Playground Equipment Catalogue For the Safety Health and Happiness of Young America: Catalogue, 1929

Price List: American Playground Equipment, 1929

Catalogue: Mitchell Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: EverWear Playground and Water Apparatus, 1930

Advertisement: Louden Playground Equipment, 1930

Catalogue: Natco Art and Handicraft Supplies: National Crafts Supply Co., 1930

Printing Outfits For Boys' Club: Proposal, 1931

Directory: Traveler's Aid and Transient Service, 1934

Milton Bradley Company: Catalogue of Suggestive Materials for Schools, Playgrounds, Daily Vacation, Bible Schools, not dated

Jungle-gym: Price list for Climbing Structures, not dated

Social Recreation Union : ""Handy"" song book, not dated

Pamphlet: Prize Metals, Emblem Jewelry, Class Pins and Rings, not dated

Pamphlet: Dennison's Gift Dressings: gummed seals, cards, tissue paper, boxes etc., not dated

Pamphlet: Suggestions for Decorations and Novelties, not dated

Catalogue: Catalogue of Artist & Drawing Materials, not dated

PLAYS

Pamphlet: Hallowe'en How to Celebrate It: By Martha Russell Orne, 1898

Pamphlet: Why the Chimes Rang: A play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden, 1915

Pamphlet: A Christmas Mystery for Thirteen Boys By Elizabeth M. Guptill, 1916

Pamphlet - 3 copies: Ten Boys' Farces: By Eustace M. Peixotto, 1916

Pamphlet: The Florist Shot; A comedy in One Act by Winifred Hawkridge, 1926

Pamphlet: A Catalogue of Plays, 1927

Pamphlet: Bugbee's Plays and Entertainments, 1932

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Barn Playhouse ""Angels"", 1962

MUSIC

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Twice 55 Games with Music: The Red Book, 1924

Pamphlet: A Survey of Music Material For Bands in Elementary, Junior and Senior High Schools: Report of 4/12/1926, 1926

Booklet: Fretted Instrument Orchestras, 1929

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Community Songs, not dated

Pamphlet: School Bands: How They May be Developed: by J. E. Maddy, not dated

RECREATION

Handbook: Fun For Everyone: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Good Times, 1922

Handbook: Recreative Athletics, 1922

Booklet: Swimming for health Safety Fun: A Program of the American Junior Red Cross, 1924

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Program Building - A Pocket Magazine of Programs and Plans for Church-Centered Recreation, 1925

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Home Games-A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1925-26

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1926

Handbook: Tumbling for Amateurs: Ground Tumbling: Spaldings Red Cover Series of Athletic Handbooks, 1928

Booklet: Personality and Character: By George E. Vincent, 1931

Information Sheet: How Good Times Town Got Its Name, not dated

MISCELLANEOUS

Baby Clinic Health Center: Letters from the Department of Health, 1922

Country Fair and Circus: , 1924

Music: Cycles in American Music: Vincent Lopez, The Madcaps: An Operetta for Children or Adults, 1925

Dennison's Manufacturing Co: Costume Patterns, 1927

Plays (Theatrical): Bulletins, flyers and programs, 1916-1927

Parties and Celebrations: Ideas, suggestions and instructions for parties and celebrations, 1920-1927

Community Service Newspaper Clippings : Articles referring to the community center and its activities, 1921-1922

Girl's Club: Constitution & By-Laws, Committee Report, Correspondence and Bulletins, 1922-1925

Community Center Reports: Activities, Affairs, Committees, Annual Statements, 1923-1928

Naturalization Classes: Class lists, Formal Correspondence, Training Brochures, 1924-1925

Catalogues and Pamphlets: Recreational and playground equipment, 1924-1931

Playground, Recreation, Games: Bulletins, articles, 1925-1926

Community Center Data: By-laws of the Conshohocken Community Center, assorted receipts, 1927-1928

Will of Mary H. Wood, 1917

Mary H. Wood Booklets,

Newspaper clipping regarding the bequeathing of the Park House (contains a photo of Mary H. Wood, Alan Wood, Jr., 1943

Newspaper clipping regarding Council move to vacate Borough Hall Building - contemplating use of Mary Wood Park house., 1949

Newspaper clipping regarding public protest to the temporary location of borough police headquarters to the Park House, 1949

Letter to (Elizabeth D. Collins) ""Dede"" from Josephine (Jo) Capaldi vehemently opposing the Police move to the Park House, 1905

Letter of approach to erect, operate, maintain a youth center to be known as the Fellowship House of Conshohocken, 1952

Newspaper clipping regarding the OK of the Youth Fellowship House for Conshohocken Park, 1952

Mary H. Wood Park Commission Correspondence about the Endowment & officers, 1936-1957

Meeting minutes and treasure's report, 1935-1955

Treasurer's Report statements, 1935-1944

Fellowship House: 1st Lease Agreement for 50-yrs at $1/year, 1953

Topographical Plan of Mary Wood Park, 1952

Fellowship House Blue Prints,

American Legion John DeHaven Post 129: membership and correspondence, 1905

Tennis Club Treasure's book: includes bylaws, bank receipts and cancelled cks from !st National Bank of Conshohocken, 1932-1942

Treasurer's Report of the Mary Wood Park house Fund, 1905

Assorted Correspondence of the Mary Wood Park house Commission, 1940-1944

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1967

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1971

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1972

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1973

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1974

Mary Wood Park house Commission Membership, Rules and Regulations, other Correspondence, 1975

Mary Wood Park Financials, 1952-1962

Mary Wood Park house Commission correspondence , 1923-1999

Mary Wood Park house receipts from bill paid, 1999

Mary Wood Park house Bank statements and report (for Auditors), 1999

9 sets of the Community Center By-Laws adopted 3/30/1922, 1922

Lee Tire Correspondence, 1922

Newspaper clippings, 1921-1924

Activities, receipts, records and correspondence, 1922-1923

Roll Book, 1927-1928

Photographs

Community Center Reports, minutes, Bulletins, Information and Receipts, 1922-1940

Crepe Paper hats for the County Fair and Circus 6/12,13,14,1923, 1923

Wooden Cigar box with Prize Ribbons, 1928

Facts About the Community Center Appeals for Funds 11/19/1928, 1928

Reprinted pamphlet of The Constitution of the USA, 1919

Letter to Ian Forbes regarding a conference, 1930

Blank receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Shoebox full of Paid Receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Craft Brochures

Small box of gummed blank labels

Small wooden file drawer (5x12) with 3x5 Membership Cards and glass slides of poetry

Hinged wooden box of 3x5 cards with members names and addresses.

Clippings scrapbook, 1925-1926

Clippings scrapbook, 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs. A detailed inventory is provided below:

90th and 95th Anniversary Photos, 1984-1989

Annual Ingathering meeting flyers, 1971-1986

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1976-1980

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1984-1996

Blank Membership Cards,

By-Laws, 1965

Copy of Certificate of Registration with Dept of State; expires 5/14/1993, -

Correspondence, 1966

Director's/Contributor's Records, 1997-2001

Minutes, 11/20/1918 to 4/4/1931

Minutes, 9/28/1932 to 11/11/1971

Meeting Minutes, 1972-2001

Needlework Meeting Minutes, 1983-1995

Roll Book, 1922 -11/13/1958

Roll Book, 1954 - 1976

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The date spans of the volumes are listed below:

1882 - Feb 20, 1894

1883 to 1892

April 1895 -May 27, 1899 [vol. 3]

June 1899 - Sept 1900 [vol. 4]

1900-1901 [vol. 6]

1903 - 1905 [vol. 7]

1908 - 1910 [vol. 10]

June 7, 1912 - Dec 1, 1912

Dec 7, 1912 - April 3, 1914

April 3, 1914 to February 28, 1915

1914

Mar 1, 1915 - Sept 1, 1916 [vol. 15]

Jan 1 1919 - Dec 1, 1919

Jan 1 1921 - Oct 15, 1921

Jan 1, 1923 - Aug 27, 1924 [vol. 23/24]

1924-1926

1925-1927

Jan 1, 1929 - Dec 31, 1929 [vol. 29]

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of meeting minutes (1897-1926), attendance records, financial records (1897-1947), newspaper clipping scrapbooks (1924-1970), brochures and pamphlets from anniversary celebrations, and photographs of the Woman's Club of Conshohocken. An inventory of the collection is provided below:

MEMBERSHIP AND MEETING MINUTES AND NOTES

Membership and Meeting Notes November 14,1897

Corresponding notes of the corresponding secretary, 1897-1905

Record of attendance and meeting minutes/notes, 1899-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes , 1901-1902

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1902-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1904-907

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1907-1910

Meeting minutes and record of meeting attendance, 1911-1920

Meeting minutes of the book section of the Women's Club, 1918-1924

Membership names, addresses and record of payments, 1920-1926

Cash accounts of the Women's Club, 1897-1905

Cash Accounts (Ledger), 1897-1920

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1902-1905

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1912-1922

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1923-1925

Bank Book from The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1930-1947

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper clippings regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1924-1936

Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1936-1939

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1939-1946

Press Book: Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Round Table, Norristown Times Herald an Philadelphia Record regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1939-1946

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1946-1948

8x10 black & white photographs of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

Newspaper clippings regarding local events, 1948-1949

Scrapbook, 1952-1959

Newspaper clippings from the Times Herald involving the Women's Club, 1959-1960

Newspaper clippings from Recorder, Montgomery Post, Montgomery County County Shipping News, 1961-1964

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1965-1966

Scrapbook, 1966-1967

Scrapbook, 1967-1968

Scrapbook, 1968-1969

Scrapbook, 1969-1970

ARTICLES AND CLIPPINGS

Clippings, 1925

Conshohocken Community Center Clippings 1926-1927

PHOTOS AND SNAPSHOTS

5x7 portraits taken during the presidency of Mrs. Harold Shoemaker, 1931-1936

8x10 black & white portraits of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

snapshots, 1957

snapshots, 1977

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The School Board volumes were acquired by the Historical Society circa 1970 (source unknown). The Conshohocken Borough Town Council records were put in the Conshohocken Historical Society's stewardship in 1999.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials donated by various genealogical researchers to the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Photographs collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Scrapbooks compiled by volunteers of the historical society between 1967 and 2009.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Gifts of Pat Ianelli and James and Gloria Rich.

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Acquired circa 1975.

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Gift of Kelly-Springfield Tire Company (the last owners of the Lee Tire name), circa 1987.

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Gift of members at time of the Guild's disbandment, circa 1998.

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Received circa 1975 from William F. Collins.

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Gifted to the Conshohocken Historical Society at the time of the Club's disbandment, circa 1994.

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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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Hagley Museum & Library: Alan Wood Steel Company records, 1728-1950 (bulk 1869-1937), call number 0333.

Related Archival Materials Note

Conshohocken Historical Society: Conshohocken Historical Society subject files.

Related Archival Materials Note

Brooklyn Historical Society: Needlework Guild of America Records, 1923-1967, Collection 1991.042.

Historical Society of Montgomery County: Needlework Guild of America, Norristown Branch records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). School Board.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). Town Council.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local politics
  • Politics and government
  • School boards
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alan Wood Steel Company.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Iron founding
  • Iron industry and trade
  • Steel industry and trade

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Art League.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Hovenden, Thomas, 1840-1895
Subject(s)
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Children's art

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Hamilton Paper Company.
  • Springmill Elementary School (Conshohocken, Pa.). Parent Teacher Association.
  • Washington Fire Company #1 (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Historical Society.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Erb family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Erb, Russell C.
  • Erb, William H.
Subject(s)
  • Clergy
  • Genealogy
  • Physiological chemistry
  • Scientists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library.
  • Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Soldiers
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Veterans

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • McCarter, John, Chick
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Regionalism and sports
  • Sports

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Factories
  • Medical supplies
  • Rubber goods
  • Tires

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic sites
  • Parks

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
  • Needlework Guild of America.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clothing and dress
  • Sewing
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • West Conshohocken (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Subject(s)
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish--United States
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clubs
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1850-1986, 4.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1928-1980, 4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1948-1980, 1.4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1863-2012, 5.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1846-1979, 8.2 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1850-2012, 15.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1967-2009, 11.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1930-2012, 8.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1893-1981, 2.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1890, 4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1920-1983, 2.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1890-1937, 1.75 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1917-1999, 5.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1918-2001, 0.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1882-1929, 1.67 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1897-1982, 2 linear feet

02

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Conshohocken 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:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken (Pa.).
Title:
Borough of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1986
Call Number:
02
Extent:
4.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
25 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Borough of Conshohocken records, 1850-1986, are comprised of Town Council minute books, borough financial records, and school board records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection
Date [inclusive]:
1928-1980
Call Number:
06
Extent:
4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 plastic bins and 4 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Alan Wood Steel Company, established in 1826, was an iron production company located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania along the Schuylkill River. The Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection, 1928-1920, is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company, including annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection
Date [inclusive]:
1948-1980
Call Number:
09
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic bin and three loose volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The bulk of the Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection, 1948-1980, is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks and loose clippings. There are also a large number of invitations and event pamphlets.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1863-2012
Call Number:
04
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files, 1863-2012, are comprised of genealogical research on families from the Conshohocken area.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1846-1979
Call Number:
10
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection, 1846-1979, consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection
Date:
circa 1850-2012
Call Number:
16
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection, circa 1850-2012, consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1967-2009
Call Number:
01
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks, 1967-2009, consist of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history, as well as a small amount of ephemera. They were compiled by volunteers Hanna Coulston (1967 to 1995) and Roseanne Forlini (1996 to 2009).
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society subject vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1930-2012
Call Number:
05
Extent:
8.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Historical Society of Conshohocken subject vertical files, 1930-2012, are comprised of files on various topics of local interest compiled by the historical society. The files contain mostly secondary materials such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ephemera, etc.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Erb family
Title:
Erb family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1893-1981
Call Number:
13
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 plastic bins
Language:
English
Abstract:
Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. William H. Erb was a pastor who married Andora Fryer in 1896. The Erb family papers, 1893-1931, contain newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Title:
George Smith Post No. 79 (Conshohocken, Pa.), Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches"
Date:
circa 1890
Call Number:
15
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post in Conshocken, named in honor of George Smith, was organized in 1867. The George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches" consist of about three-dozen photographs and one volume. The photographs are all identified portraits of Civil War veterans. In the volume of "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
McCarter, John, Chick
Title:
John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1983
Call Number:
11
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
12 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John "Chick" McCarter, a local sports historian, was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. In 1986 he was inducted into the Conshohocken Fellowship Hall Sports Hall of Fame. The John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks, circa 1920-1983, is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Title:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company records
Date [inclusive]:
1890-1937
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
J. Ellwood Lee was a prominent businessman in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He manufactured medical supplies from 1883-1909, and then opened a rubber factory which continued to produce tires as "Lee of Conshohocken" until 1980. The Lee Tire & Rubber Company records, 1890-1937, includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Title:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission records
Date [inclusive]:
1917-1999
Call Number:
07
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
4 plastic storage bins and 2 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary H. Wood (1841-1919) was the wife of steel magnate and U.S. Congressman Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902). As per her will, after her death, their home and grounds in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania were donated to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as a public park and community center. The Mary H. Wood Park Commission records, 1917-1999, is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
Title:
Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2001
Call Number:
14
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Needlework Guild of America, a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy, was founded in Philadelphia in 1885. The Conshohocken Branch was organized in 1894 and disbanded around 1998. The Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records, 1918-2001, consist of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Title:
Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1882-1929
Call Number:
12
Extent:
1.67 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
18 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Samuel Gordon Smyth (1859-1930) was a prominent Irish-American local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks, 1882-1929, consist of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Title:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1897-1982
Call Number:
08
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic storage bin and 15 scrapbooks
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Woman's Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897 and disbanded circa 1994. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." The Woman's Club of Conshohocken records, 1897-1982, are comprised of administrative and financial records, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs.
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Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The first of the Wood family to engage in iron making in America was James Wood, who in 1792 established a smithy near Hickorytown, Pennsylvania. In 1826, James Wood and his son Alan leased a small water mill at Wooddale near Wilmington, Delaware, for rolling iron plates from purchased bar-iron. The enterprise was moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, in 1832, the employees of the Company moving with the business. In 1857, Alan Wood formed a partnership, known as Alan Wood & Company, establishing the Schuylkill Iron Works in Conshohocken. The partnership was incorporated in 1885. In 1901, a new company was formed under the name Alan Wood Iron & Steel Company, principal owners of which were Howard Wood and Richard Wood, Alan's son and grandson, respectively. Open hearths and a blooming mill were constructed on [sites] at Ivy Rock to produce the blooms to be rolled into sheets at Schuylkill Iron Works...

The company expanded rapidly over the ensuing decades, extending to production of various steel and iron products. It was especially successful under the leadership of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), who also served as a United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA) and built Woodmont Mansion in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Alan's uncle John Wood (1816-1898) was also a member of the United States House of Representatives.

In 1907, the Alan Wood company founded Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company as a wholly owned subsidiary to service Company operations on both sides of the Schuylkill River. The railroad was classified as a Class 2 common carrier by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1923.

After 145 years, the Alan Wood Steel Company filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors in 1977.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Alan Wood Steel Company. "A.W. Presents Plants and Products." Conshohocken, Pa.: 1961. Document found in collection.

Biography/History

The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The group is active as of 2012, offering youth and adult workshops in the fine arts.

Bibliography:

Conshohocken Art League. "Home." Accessed May, 23, 2012. http://www.conshohockenartleague.org/Home_Page.html.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. from LaFayette College in 1921 and an M.S. in Education from Temple University in 1926. He wrote several scientific texts, including The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What It All Shows! (Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1968),  Poisoning the Public: Daily Contacts with Toxic Materials as Civilization Marches on (Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1937), and  Physiological Chemistry (Easton, Pa.: The Chemical Publishing Company, 1929).

William H. Erb was a pastor. He married Andora Fryer in 1896.

Biography/History

The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post headquartered at West Third Avenue and Forrest Street in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was organized in 1867. It was named after George Smith, the first borough resident to be killed during the Civil War.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 34

Biography/History

John "Chick" McCarter (1904-1989) was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. A local sports historian, he was an avid collector of newspaper clippings and other memorabilia and co-founded the Conshohocken Hall Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1986 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his work in keeping an accurate account of Conshohocken sports history. Two years earlier he had been inducted into the Summit Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

McCarter began collecting clippings about Conshohocken sports history when he was a child. Conshohocken was once nationally known for its sporting prowess, especially in football and basketball. Conshohocken's first football team was organized in 1873, and later it boasted one of the first professional football teams in the country. Other notable Conshohocken teams included: the team of 1896-1905, West Conshohocken's Reliance of 1906-1915, Bob Crawford's A.C. team of 1914-1922, and the Iron Borough team of 1923-1928.

Chick McCarter was married to his wife, Elizabeth (Dewees) McCarter, for over 60 years. He held many different jobs in his lifetime, including bartending and working for Walker Brothers (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Auto Car Company (Exton, Pa.). He was a 67-year member of the Washington Fire Company No. 2, Conshohocken, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Conshohocken.

Bibliography:

"If There's a Question About Conshohocken, See 'Chick' McCarter." Newspaper clipping, 1979.

"John 'Chick' McCarter, 84; Co-Founder of Conshohocken Sports Hall of Fame." Times Herald March 6, 1989.

Miles, Gary. "Six Are Inducted into Conshohocken Sports Hall." Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 1986. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://articles.philly.com/1986-05-05/news/26048829_1_induction-hall-of-fame-organization-graduate-assistant-coach.

Biography/History

J. Ellwood Lee opened his first factory in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania in 1887. His company, JELCO, produced medical supplies, and had 600 employees at the beginning of the 20th century--rendering it the largest individual employer in Conshohocken at the time. Lee's industrial complex continued to grow.

Lee foresaw the popularity of automobiles, and recognized a potential in the rubber tire market. In 1905 he merged his medical supply operations with Johnson & Johnson, and while his plant in Conshohocken continued to produce medical supplies until 1909, Lee began experimenting with rubber production. In 1912, the Lee Tire and Rubber Company factory opened. J. Elwood Lee died soon after in 1914, but his company flourished and "Lee of Conshohocken" tires became a household name.

By 1962, the success of Lee of Conshohocken began to decline. A New York firm took over majority of Lee stocks, and changed its name to Lee National Corporation. Soon after, the corporation was sold to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1965. They restored the original name of Lee Tire and Rubber Company, but the company's equipment was outdated and its days were numbered. Lee of Conshohocken went out of business in 1980.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 56-57.

Biography/History

Mary H. Wood was the wife of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), president of Alan Wood Steel Company and United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA). Mary Harry Yerkes was born in 1841, and married Alan Wood on her twentieth birthday. Alan commissioned a chateauesque mansion, which he named Woodmont, from Quaker architect William Lightfoot Price in 1891. After Alan's death, Mary spent most of her time in their more modest home in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. When she died in 1918, she left that home and its grounds to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as the Mary H. Wood Park and Community Center.

Biography/History

The Needlework Guild of America is a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy. It was founded in Philadelphia in 1885, and later incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1896.

"Since that time, NGA has helped many needy neighbors. [NGA has] also helped those in need during the Spanish-American War, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, World War I and II, Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Floyd, and Hurricane Katrina. Today [the] organization is affiliated with over 170 non-profit charities across the United States and distributes over 240,000 items each year. NGA has 33 Branches in ten different states, as well as National Headquarters located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. In July of 2011, [its] official name was changed to NGA ~ Needlework Guild of America."

The Conshohocken branch of the NGA was organized on September 17, 1894. It disbanded circa 1998.

Bibliography:

NGA. "About Us." Accessed February 24, 2012. http://www.nga-inc.org/index_files/Page362.htm

Biography/History

Samuel Gordon Smyth was a prominent local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1859 to Irish immigrant parents Jonathon Smyth and Elizabeth Ritchie. Committed to community involvement, Samuel G. Smyth was active in the Conshohocken Presbyterian Church, Town Council of West Conshohocken, and Board of Health. He was also a member of lodges of the Free & Active Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Smyth wrote numerous articles and speeches about Conshohocken local and Irish-American history and genealogy, including the book A Genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Family, from Civil, Military, Church and Family Records and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.: The New Era Printing Company, 1909). He was a member of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and the Bucks County Historical Society. Smyth died in 1930.

Bibliography:

Freehafer, Nancy J. "Samuel Gordon Smyth." Montgomery County PAGenWeb. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://montgomery.pa-roots.com/Biographies/SamuelGordonSmyth.html

Biography/History

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." For the first twelve years it was primarily a literary club, and members prepared and presented essays on literary and historical topics. Gradually, the focus of the group shifted toward civic matters, and the group dropped the word "Literary" from its title in 1900. The Woman's Club of Conshohocken established a public library, worked on Home Front initiatives during both World Wars, sponsored local girls' groups including the Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, and organized or participated in numerous other philanthropic projects and drives.

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken disbanded circa 1994. The Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, formed in 1922, is still in existence as of 2012.

Bibliography:

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "Sixtieth Anniversary, 1897-1957." Pamphlet found in collection.

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "1897-1982: Eighty-fifth Anniversary." Pamphlet found in collection.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of three groups of records: minute books of Town Council of the Borough of Conshohocken, borough financial records, and School Board of Conshohocken records.

The minutes of the Borough of Conshohocken Town Council date from 1850 to 1986. The minute books have been digitized, and are available through the Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository at http://www.accesspadr.org/cdm4/about.php?CISOROOT=%2Fpcofl-mtc1.

The financial records consist of Borough of Conshohocken bonds and bond coupons (1921-1940) and a cash account ledger (circa 1930s-1960s).

The School Board of Conshohocken records are comprised of the group's first minutes and attendance records (1850-1861), and three minute books (1897-1909, 1910-1919, and 1929-1936)

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company. It includes annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

REPORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS

Alan Wood Steel Company: Background Fact Sheet

The White House Letter Requesting Cost Reduction, 1963

Charleston R. Wood: Biography and newspaper clippings

Aerial view of Alan Wood Steel Plant

Alan Wood Renovation Diagram

Law suit correspondence: Robert F. Grover 1978, salary adjustments: meeting minutes Executive Session of BOD 8/19/1976

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1952-1969

Alan Wood Steel Co. - Employee, 1954

Union correspondence, 1956

Eleutherian Mills Historical Library: assorted correspondences related to items for archiving

Company Statements to the Directors, 1971-1979

Outlook for Alan Wood Steel, 1973

Stockbrokers communications: Vesper Corporation , The Value Line, The American Stock Exchange, 1973 -1979

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1976 - 1979

Survey Report of Worden & Riseberg - to study and recommend a strategies to save Alan Wood Steel Company, 28076

Financial Statements, 1936-1945

Gemeinwirtschaft, Frankfurt International Cooperative Bank, Basel

Articles of Merger

Agreement between The Koppers Co & W.J Rainey, Inc & Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company

Assorted Memorandum

Alan Wood Historical Information

Refinancing

Alan Wood Steel Company Plan for the Future, 1977

Alan Wood Steel to be Sold at Auction, 1978

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1935

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1946

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1947

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1948

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1949

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1950

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1951

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1952

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1953

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1954

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1955

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1956

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1959

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1960

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1961

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1962

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1963

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1964

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1965

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1966

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1967

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1968

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1969

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1970

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1976

ATTORNEY CORRESPONDENCE (Edmonds, Obermayer & Rebman)

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1933

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1934

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1935

Correspondence: Included Inter Office, between Morgan, Lewis & Bokius, and 1946 Revitalization Plan, 1946

Correspondence, 1947

Union Agreement: Alan Wood Steel & The United Steelworkers of America May 1, 1974, 1974

Assorted Correspondence , 1977

Correspondence, 1978

Slyk Embezzlement and Indictment articles in the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Inquirer, 1979

Alternatives

Alan Wood Steel Business Plan

Publicity

Confidential Report Of White Weld & Co Incorporated, 1976

Assorted Correspondence

Auction Correspondence, 1977

PAMPHLETS and BOOKS

Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company: View of the Mills from Aerial Photographs, 1920

A. W. Presents DYN-EL, 1938

Alan Wood Steel Company, 1956

Alan Wood, A Century and a Half of Steelmaking, by Heston R. Wood , 1957

The Delaware Iron Works: A Nineteenth Century Rolling Mill, by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1959

Ironworks on Red Clay Creek in the 19th Century by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1962

Brochure: Welcome to Alan Wood

"A.W." Rolled Steel Floor Plates

BROCHURES

Second Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1952

Third Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1953

Fourth Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1954

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel and Quarter Century Club of Upper Merion & Plymouth RR Co., 1957

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co., 1964

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 11, 1965 , 1965

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 17, 1966, 1966

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 8, 1967, 1967

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 6, 1968, 1968

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 12, 1969, 1969

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 18, 1970, 1970

AGREEMENTS

Bokius and Alan Wood Steel Co., 10255

The Koppers Co and W.J. Rainey Inc. and Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Steel Co., 10595

Koppers Rainy Agreement if Modified, 10600

W.J. Rainey and Rainey Wood Coke Plant, 10624

Lease & Agreement: Warren Foundry & Pipe Corp and Warren Foundry & Pipe Co and Alan Wood Mining Co, 11/1/1929 to 11/1/1944

Alan Wood Meeting Proposal, 13257

REPORTS

Report on Proposed Extensions of Alan Wood Steel Co, Ivy Rock, PA (done by Stephen Badlam, Pittsburgh, PA), 12549

February Engineering Report on a Steelmaking Feasibility study for Anal Wood Steel Company, 1964

Souvenir handkerchief inscribed: John R. Scott, Super-Diamond Club 1960, 1960

Alan Wood Steel ""Salary"" pin

Alan Wood Tie Clip

Alan Wood Steel perpetual calendar commemorating the 125th anniversary (Gold - 1951-1978)

Alan Wood small flat silver pocket knife with file.

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper Clippings about the company, 1958 [AW1]

Newspaper clippings about awards & recognition, politics, expansion, social events, 1959 [AW2]

Newspaper clippings about people, events, politics related to Alan Wood Steel., 1960 [AW3]

The Alan Wood Eaglet company newsletters, 1963-1967 [AW4]

The Alan Wood Eagle (name change) company newsletters, 1967-1971 [AW4]

Scope and Contents

This bulk of this collection is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks dating from 1948 to 1993 and loose newspaper clippings dating from 1961 to 1978. There is also a quantity of invitations and event programs which date from 1951 to 1980. A number of the clippings relate to a 1966 exhibition of works by renowned artist Thomas Hovenden and his wife Helen Corson Hovenden. An inventory of the contents of the collection is provided below.

BYLAWS

DIARMUID AND GRAINE: RETOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY EILEEN MCDONNELL

EVENTS AND INVITATIONS

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated September 6, 1951

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated October 25, 1951

Junior Jamboree & Exhibit May 25, 1952

Fortieth Anniversary Membership Meeting and Pre View: June 6, 1963

Buffet Supper Meeting September 24, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 14, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Exhibition of Paintings by Walter Stawuszewski January 20, 1966

Welcome to Spring with Art and Fashions: March 13, 1966

Informal Party at Mary H. Wood Park House: January 27, 1967

Exhibition by Member Artists 1923 - 1967: May 21, 1967

Mary Wood Park house meeting: April 21, 1967

Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 26, 1968

Buffet Dinner Invitation Dated January 17, 1968

Covered Dish Supper January 22,1969

Invitation to Conshohocken Art League Show Case (Exhibition) November 16, 1969 (open to the public 11/17/1969 thru 11/21/1969)

Invitation Annual Membership, Reception and Awards Program: April 26, 1969

Artists Showcase November 15th thru November 21, 1970

Invitation of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 23, 1971

Special Program and Social hour: November 29, 1973

Student Registration Invitation for Spring Adult Classes: January 17, 1974

Oliver Grimley Critique of Student's pictures: March 20, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 18, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 23, 1976

Pre View of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 21, 1978

57 the Annual Membership Exhibition: May 25, 1980

HOVENDEN

An Exhibition of Paintings by Thomas Hovenden and Helen Corson Hovenden

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from The Times Herald June 3, 1966

Thank you letter from Florence Collins dated June 14, 1966

Heard Under the Spreading Maple Trees - related to the continuation of the Hovenden Exhibition

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin Books and Arts section May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from the Times Herald May 23, 1966 covering the Opening of the Hovenden Art exhibit

Newspaper photo (year unknown) regarding the sponsor for the Hovenden exhibition

Clipping announcing the close of the 2-week joint exhibition of the Hovendens and The Philadelphia Art Museum

Thank you letter from Victoria Donohoe (not dated)

Proclamation from the Commissioners of Montgomery County from May 22, 1966 through June 4, 1966

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Membership List 1961

1962-1963

September 1963 -1964

September 1964 -1965

September 1965 -1966

1966-1967

September 1967-1968

September 1968-1969

1969-1970

1970-1971

1971-1972

1972-1973

1973-1974

1974-1975

1975-1976

September 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of genealogical research notes, family trees, newspaper clippings, copies of documents and photographs, correspondence with the Conshohocken Historical Society, and very few original photographs and ephemera on various families from the Conshohocken area. The materials were donated to the Historical Society by various genealogy researchers. The collection is organized into files alphabetically by family name; a list of family names is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps. The contents of this collection are listed below:

American Legion, John F. DeHaven Post #129 (Conshohocken) minute book, 1973-1979

Bate Boiler Efficiency Company cash book and letters, 1915-1916

County reports on Conshohocken redevelopment, 1960-2000

G. H. Cress, Spring Mill daybook, 1846-1897

Hamilton Paper Company blueprints, 1956-1968

John A. Harrold ledger, 1890-1905

John Wood Jr. letter book, 1896-1897

Recorder Publishing Company combined corporation record, 1895-1937

Scrapbook of Conshohocken people, places and things, 1950s [BOC 1]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken local events, 1908 to 1953 [BOC 2]

Scrapbook of Conshohockens in World War II, 1941-1942 [BOC 3]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken, 1942 [BOC 4]

Scrapbook of John Cresson: town notes, people, events, companies, 1882

Scrapbook of R. V. Maull: newspaper pages and clippings from Philadelphia newspapers, 1915-1925

Scrapbook, family coats of arms

Several atlases and tax assessment maps

Spring Mill School Parent Teacher Association minute books (3 volumes) and miscellaneous records, 1935-1952

United States Bicentennial in Conshohocken pamphlets, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other materials, circa 1976

Washington Fire Company letters and bills, 1890s

Washington Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company #1 visitors log, 1894-1921

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey. The photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations are arranged into subjects in alphabetical order. Topics include local sports, emergency services, the Conshohocken Art League, people in the military, and other nearby townships. The photographs of Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events comprise about one-third of the collection. The Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey photographs were mostly taken by Jack Coll, assisted by Rich Galie, circa 1980.

There are also additional framed photographs, photograph albums, and cased photographs on display throughout the building. Of special interest is a volume of Woodmont Park views from the early 20th century.

The Conshohocken Historical Society is in the process of digitizing the photographs in this collection.

Scope and Contents

Hanna Coulston began making the scrapbooks in this collection in 1967; Roseanne Forlini took over the project in 1996. The scrapbooks are made up of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history arranged chronologically. They also contain some ephemera--invitations, pamphlets, and other materials. A list of articles of particular interest is available on-site for most of the scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera, with some historical essays and other documents relating to Conshohocken, the surrounding region, and general history topics. Materials are organized into file folders on subjects including churches and cemeteries, banks, wars, business and industry, fire companies, nearby municipalities, local clubs and societies, and transportation. Topics of note include the Alan Wood Steel Company, Woodmont/Father Divine, and the Lee family/Lee Tires. A list of subjects covered is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, film reels, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb. A listing of the contents of the collection is provided below:

Accession 1:

The Conshohocken Recorder Saturday May 13, 1950 edition

Conshohocken High School, The Blue and Gold Alumni Association Newsletter, Winter 1981

Photo 12x20 Conshohocken Day Celebration, September 20, 1926

Primary Department Promotion Certificate, September 1932, Awarded to Catherine Erb From St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church School

Cradle Roll Certificate to Catherine Erb born 12/8/1923 entered 12/23/1924

Beginners Department promotion certificate to Katherine Erb 12/23/1929, St Mark's Lutheran Sunday School

Conshohocken PA Centennial May 14 to May 20, 1950, souvenir program

Conshohocken High School year book, The Torch 1940 1st edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1941 edition (2 copies)

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1957 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1958 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1959 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1960 edition

The Recorder Tuesday November 10, 1925 edition

Russell Casper Erb: (Plaque) Scientific Diploma BS degree 6/13/1921, LaFayette College

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Master of Science Degree in Education, 6/17/1926, Temple University

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Philadelphia College of Osteopathy

Class of 1939 Times Herald Newspaper photo clipping: 25-year re-union Conshohocken High School

 Accession 2:

Hahns: The Story of a Motherless Boy, by Russell Erb, copyright by Wm Erb, 1893

The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What it all Shows by Russell C. Erb, 1968

Let's Keep Christmas A Sermon by Peter Marshall, 1952

Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans - by A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., 1941

Converted to a Scrapbook of articles by William H Erb from Scientific Materials Blue Book Scientific Materials Company (Pittsburgh PA , 1940

New England Mutual Insurance Policy issued for Russell C Erb, 1948

Children's stories, and nursery rhymes, unknown

Photo Album compiled by Russell C Erb, 1919

The Murder of Dean Emmitt by R C Erb - manuscript, unknown

The Erb Family Tree

The Erb Clan: Report of Reunion Held at Ephrata, PA August 29, 1926, 1926

Succession documentation of the Erb family, 1724-1959

Erb family history notes

Biographical Sketch: Russell C. Erb

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Erb Family

Russell C Erb: Victoria's Notes column published in the Recorder, 1924-1934

Facts about the Community Center - pamphlet, 10551

Urban Renewal Information booklet

The Bible - designed to be read as living literature (The old and new testaments in the King James Version), 1937

Russell C Erb personal notebook, 1915

Additions to the Erb Genealogy book and four sons index (listing of all the Herbs) - includes some pictures

Newspaper clippings about events in Conshohocken including 1 about Professor Russell C Erb, 1938-1940

Assorted Letters, notes and memos to Professor Russell C Erb

Assorted snapshots

Scrapbook of post cards, letters and newspaper clippings to and about Professor Russell C Erb, 1951-1955

Erb Family Genealogy Numbers 12, compiled by Edward R Erb and published by Leroy R Erb Includes photos and detailed written history from 1724 onward

Newspaper clipping noting Dr Russell C Erb's death at the age of 69 from a Heart Attack

Letter from Gloria Rich (step daughter of Russell C Erb)

The Descendents of Johanne Casper Erb - a detailed typed manuscript, 1969

Parish Record of Reverend William Erb

History and Directory of St Paul's Reformed Church - Rev William H Erb, Pastor, 1901

Record of Funerals - William H Erb, 1924-1928

Record of Weddings - William H Erb, 1925-1926

Record of Baptisms - William H Erb, 1924-1928

William Harvey Erb - collection of short stories

Book #7 with notes on Erbs starting from Henry Drehs Erb (includes Russell C Erb and William H Erb)

Manila folder includes notes on Family tree/genealogy, newspaper clippings and letters

Book #1 with notes on Erbs starting from Johan Casper Erb

Envelope containing unlabeled snapshots

School record/report card for Ethylene Erb

Katherine Humble report card

Offer of employment to pastor the Coopersburg Charge, 1924

Birth Certificate of Russell Erb (2/22/1899)

Letter from Publisher to print Nevin's Theology

Assignment of Bond and Mortgage from William H Erb to Emma F Erb (widow)

Property search of Rev Erb's Bethlehem house

3 stock certificates (1 for Steel's Consolidated Inc, 2 for Steep Realty Development

Paper titled: Peace Rather Thank War

The Cross on Easter by William H Erb , 1907

Yo- Eddie Club of Bethlehem Pa membership card, 1918

Homespun Comment by William H Erb titled What Gets Our Goat

34 Pennsilfawnish Deitsh by Guest Blipencil from the writings of the late William H Erb in 1903-1904

Marriage Certificate William H Erb and Andora Fryer, 1896

Life membership certificate to William H Erb from The Society for the Relief of Ministers and Their Widows, 1911

License to William H Erb from the Reformed Church May 14, 1896

Commencement program from 1939 Conshohocken High School: Ethylene Erb

Death Certificate of Catherine Erb, 1959

Catherine Erb Obituary

Personal letter written by Catherine Erb

Portrait believed to be Catherine Erb

List of Births and including William Erb

Seven Words spoken by Jesus services by pastor William H Erb

4 Reels of 16mm film regarding Erb Family Vacations

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one volume of "Personal War Sketches," and about three-dozen photographs of members of the George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic. In the "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences. There is also a burial register at the back of the volume. The photographs are all portraits which appear to have been taken around 1890, and are each identified with name, rank, and military unit.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken. There are original and copy newspaper clippings dating from about 1920 to 1983.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.

From the time of J. Elwood Lee's medical supply company, this collection contains a debtor inventory (1890), three time books (1894-1896, 1888-1890, and 1900-1902) and a sales ledger (1905).

From Lee Rubber & Tire Company, this collection includes a private ledger and monthly statement (1911-1913), treasurer's record book (1912-1921), materials relative to the incorporation of Lee Tire Sales Company (1914), and a cash book (1934-1937).

From subsidiaries of Lee Rubber & Tire Corporation, this collection includes minutes of Republic Rubber Corporation of Ohio (1917-1922) and by-laws of Lee Tire & Rubber Company of New York, Inc. (1923-1928).

Scope and Contents

Mary H. Wood Park Commission records include meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

ADMINISTRATIVE

General Roll Call Book: Notes included related to activities, volunteer names, members, committees, 3 - clipping on Autumn Hikes Close By, 1921

List of Members: Includes addresses, classes, roll call and dues, 1927

Meeting Minutes and Treasure's Reports: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1951-1959

Meeting Minutes : Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1959-1964

Meeting Minutes and Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1969

Meeting Minutes, treasures Report, Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1970

CATALOGUES

Playgrounds Donated: , 1906-1961

Pamphlet: Report of the Committee on Play in Institutions, 1910

Catalogue: American Playground Equipment, 1911

Pamphlet: Community Buildings as War Memorials, 1919

Pamphlet: The Playground Community Service, 8037

Pamphlet: Financial Federations, 1923

Pamphlet: Report of Community Recreation Association, 1925

Pamphlet: The Community Building, 1925

Catalogue #5 & Price List: Hill-Standard Co Swimming Pool & Bathing Beach Equipment, 1927

Pamphlet: Contributions of Museums to Outdoor Recreation, 1928

Price List: Spalding Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: Louden Playground Equipment Catalogue For the Safety Health and Happiness of Young America: Catalogue, 1929

Price List: American Playground Equipment, 1929

Catalogue: Mitchell Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: EverWear Playground and Water Apparatus, 1930

Advertisement: Louden Playground Equipment, 1930

Catalogue: Natco Art and Handicraft Supplies: National Crafts Supply Co., 1930

Printing Outfits For Boys' Club: Proposal, 1931

Directory: Traveler's Aid and Transient Service, 1934

Milton Bradley Company: Catalogue of Suggestive Materials for Schools, Playgrounds, Daily Vacation, Bible Schools, not dated

Jungle-gym: Price list for Climbing Structures, not dated

Social Recreation Union : ""Handy"" song book, not dated

Pamphlet: Prize Metals, Emblem Jewelry, Class Pins and Rings, not dated

Pamphlet: Dennison's Gift Dressings: gummed seals, cards, tissue paper, boxes etc., not dated

Pamphlet: Suggestions for Decorations and Novelties, not dated

Catalogue: Catalogue of Artist & Drawing Materials, not dated

PLAYS

Pamphlet: Hallowe'en How to Celebrate It: By Martha Russell Orne, 1898

Pamphlet: Why the Chimes Rang: A play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden, 1915

Pamphlet: A Christmas Mystery for Thirteen Boys By Elizabeth M. Guptill, 1916

Pamphlet - 3 copies: Ten Boys' Farces: By Eustace M. Peixotto, 1916

Pamphlet: The Florist Shot; A comedy in One Act by Winifred Hawkridge, 1926

Pamphlet: A Catalogue of Plays, 1927

Pamphlet: Bugbee's Plays and Entertainments, 1932

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Barn Playhouse ""Angels"", 1962

MUSIC

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Twice 55 Games with Music: The Red Book, 1924

Pamphlet: A Survey of Music Material For Bands in Elementary, Junior and Senior High Schools: Report of 4/12/1926, 1926

Booklet: Fretted Instrument Orchestras, 1929

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Community Songs, not dated

Pamphlet: School Bands: How They May be Developed: by J. E. Maddy, not dated

RECREATION

Handbook: Fun For Everyone: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Good Times, 1922

Handbook: Recreative Athletics, 1922

Booklet: Swimming for health Safety Fun: A Program of the American Junior Red Cross, 1924

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Program Building - A Pocket Magazine of Programs and Plans for Church-Centered Recreation, 1925

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Home Games-A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1925-26

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1926

Handbook: Tumbling for Amateurs: Ground Tumbling: Spaldings Red Cover Series of Athletic Handbooks, 1928

Booklet: Personality and Character: By George E. Vincent, 1931

Information Sheet: How Good Times Town Got Its Name, not dated

MISCELLANEOUS

Baby Clinic Health Center: Letters from the Department of Health, 1922

Country Fair and Circus: , 1924

Music: Cycles in American Music: Vincent Lopez, The Madcaps: An Operetta for Children or Adults, 1925

Dennison's Manufacturing Co: Costume Patterns, 1927

Plays (Theatrical): Bulletins, flyers and programs, 1916-1927

Parties and Celebrations: Ideas, suggestions and instructions for parties and celebrations, 1920-1927

Community Service Newspaper Clippings : Articles referring to the community center and its activities, 1921-1922

Girl's Club: Constitution & By-Laws, Committee Report, Correspondence and Bulletins, 1922-1925

Community Center Reports: Activities, Affairs, Committees, Annual Statements, 1923-1928

Naturalization Classes: Class lists, Formal Correspondence, Training Brochures, 1924-1925

Catalogues and Pamphlets: Recreational and playground equipment, 1924-1931

Playground, Recreation, Games: Bulletins, articles, 1925-1926

Community Center Data: By-laws of the Conshohocken Community Center, assorted receipts, 1927-1928

Will of Mary H. Wood, 1917

Mary H. Wood Booklets,

Newspaper clipping regarding the bequeathing of the Park House (contains a photo of Mary H. Wood, Alan Wood, Jr., 1943

Newspaper clipping regarding Council move to vacate Borough Hall Building - contemplating use of Mary Wood Park house., 1949

Newspaper clipping regarding public protest to the temporary location of borough police headquarters to the Park House, 1949

Letter to (Elizabeth D. Collins) ""Dede"" from Josephine (Jo) Capaldi vehemently opposing the Police move to the Park House, 1905

Letter of approach to erect, operate, maintain a youth center to be known as the Fellowship House of Conshohocken, 1952

Newspaper clipping regarding the OK of the Youth Fellowship House for Conshohocken Park, 1952

Mary H. Wood Park Commission Correspondence about the Endowment & officers, 1936-1957

Meeting minutes and treasure's report, 1935-1955

Treasurer's Report statements, 1935-1944

Fellowship House: 1st Lease Agreement for 50-yrs at $1/year, 1953

Topographical Plan of Mary Wood Park, 1952

Fellowship House Blue Prints,

American Legion John DeHaven Post 129: membership and correspondence, 1905

Tennis Club Treasure's book: includes bylaws, bank receipts and cancelled cks from !st National Bank of Conshohocken, 1932-1942

Treasurer's Report of the Mary Wood Park house Fund, 1905

Assorted Correspondence of the Mary Wood Park house Commission, 1940-1944

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1967

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1971

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1972

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1973

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1974

Mary Wood Park house Commission Membership, Rules and Regulations, other Correspondence, 1975

Mary Wood Park Financials, 1952-1962

Mary Wood Park house Commission correspondence , 1923-1999

Mary Wood Park house receipts from bill paid, 1999

Mary Wood Park house Bank statements and report (for Auditors), 1999

9 sets of the Community Center By-Laws adopted 3/30/1922, 1922

Lee Tire Correspondence, 1922

Newspaper clippings, 1921-1924

Activities, receipts, records and correspondence, 1922-1923

Roll Book, 1927-1928

Photographs

Community Center Reports, minutes, Bulletins, Information and Receipts, 1922-1940

Crepe Paper hats for the County Fair and Circus 6/12,13,14,1923, 1923

Wooden Cigar box with Prize Ribbons, 1928

Facts About the Community Center Appeals for Funds 11/19/1928, 1928

Reprinted pamphlet of The Constitution of the USA, 1919

Letter to Ian Forbes regarding a conference, 1930

Blank receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Shoebox full of Paid Receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Craft Brochures

Small box of gummed blank labels

Small wooden file drawer (5x12) with 3x5 Membership Cards and glass slides of poetry

Hinged wooden box of 3x5 cards with members names and addresses.

Clippings scrapbook, 1925-1926

Clippings scrapbook, 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs. A detailed inventory is provided below:

90th and 95th Anniversary Photos, 1984-1989

Annual Ingathering meeting flyers, 1971-1986

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1976-1980

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1984-1996

Blank Membership Cards,

By-Laws, 1965

Copy of Certificate of Registration with Dept of State; expires 5/14/1993, -

Correspondence, 1966

Director's/Contributor's Records, 1997-2001

Minutes, 11/20/1918 to 4/4/1931

Minutes, 9/28/1932 to 11/11/1971

Meeting Minutes, 1972-2001

Needlework Meeting Minutes, 1983-1995

Roll Book, 1922 -11/13/1958

Roll Book, 1954 - 1976

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The date spans of the volumes are listed below:

1882 - Feb 20, 1894

1883 to 1892

April 1895 -May 27, 1899 [vol. 3]

June 1899 - Sept 1900 [vol. 4]

1900-1901 [vol. 6]

1903 - 1905 [vol. 7]

1908 - 1910 [vol. 10]

June 7, 1912 - Dec 1, 1912

Dec 7, 1912 - April 3, 1914

April 3, 1914 to February 28, 1915

1914

Mar 1, 1915 - Sept 1, 1916 [vol. 15]

Jan 1 1919 - Dec 1, 1919

Jan 1 1921 - Oct 15, 1921

Jan 1, 1923 - Aug 27, 1924 [vol. 23/24]

1924-1926

1925-1927

Jan 1, 1929 - Dec 31, 1929 [vol. 29]

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of meeting minutes (1897-1926), attendance records, financial records (1897-1947), newspaper clipping scrapbooks (1924-1970), brochures and pamphlets from anniversary celebrations, and photographs of the Woman's Club of Conshohocken. An inventory of the collection is provided below:

MEMBERSHIP AND MEETING MINUTES AND NOTES

Membership and Meeting Notes November 14,1897

Corresponding notes of the corresponding secretary, 1897-1905

Record of attendance and meeting minutes/notes, 1899-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes , 1901-1902

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1902-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1904-907

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1907-1910

Meeting minutes and record of meeting attendance, 1911-1920

Meeting minutes of the book section of the Women's Club, 1918-1924

Membership names, addresses and record of payments, 1920-1926

Cash accounts of the Women's Club, 1897-1905

Cash Accounts (Ledger), 1897-1920

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1902-1905

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1912-1922

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1923-1925

Bank Book from The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1930-1947

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper clippings regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1924-1936

Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1936-1939

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1939-1946

Press Book: Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Round Table, Norristown Times Herald an Philadelphia Record regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1939-1946

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1946-1948

8x10 black & white photographs of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

Newspaper clippings regarding local events, 1948-1949

Scrapbook, 1952-1959

Newspaper clippings from the Times Herald involving the Women's Club, 1959-1960

Newspaper clippings from Recorder, Montgomery Post, Montgomery County County Shipping News, 1961-1964

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1965-1966

Scrapbook, 1966-1967

Scrapbook, 1967-1968

Scrapbook, 1968-1969

Scrapbook, 1969-1970

ARTICLES AND CLIPPINGS

Clippings, 1925

Conshohocken Community Center Clippings 1926-1927

PHOTOS AND SNAPSHOTS

5x7 portraits taken during the presidency of Mrs. Harold Shoemaker, 1931-1936

8x10 black & white portraits of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

snapshots, 1957

snapshots, 1977

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The School Board volumes were acquired by the Historical Society circa 1970 (source unknown). The Conshohocken Borough Town Council records were put in the Conshohocken Historical Society's stewardship in 1999.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials donated by various genealogical researchers to the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Photographs collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Scrapbooks compiled by volunteers of the historical society between 1967 and 2009.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Gifts of Pat Ianelli and James and Gloria Rich.

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Acquired circa 1975.

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Gift of Kelly-Springfield Tire Company (the last owners of the Lee Tire name), circa 1987.

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Gift of members at time of the Guild's disbandment, circa 1998.

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Received circa 1975 from William F. Collins.

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Gifted to the Conshohocken Historical Society at the time of the Club's disbandment, circa 1994.

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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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Hagley Museum & Library: Alan Wood Steel Company records, 1728-1950 (bulk 1869-1937), call number 0333.

Related Archival Materials Note

Conshohocken Historical Society: Conshohocken Historical Society subject files.

Related Archival Materials Note

Brooklyn Historical Society: Needlework Guild of America Records, 1923-1967, Collection 1991.042.

Historical Society of Montgomery County: Needlework Guild of America, Norristown Branch records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). School Board.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). Town Council.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local politics
  • Politics and government
  • School boards
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alan Wood Steel Company.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Iron founding
  • Iron industry and trade
  • Steel industry and trade

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Art League.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Hovenden, Thomas, 1840-1895
Subject(s)
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Children's art

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Hamilton Paper Company.
  • Springmill Elementary School (Conshohocken, Pa.). Parent Teacher Association.
  • Washington Fire Company #1 (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Historical Society.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Erb family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Erb, Russell C.
  • Erb, William H.
Subject(s)
  • Clergy
  • Genealogy
  • Physiological chemistry
  • Scientists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library.
  • Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Soldiers
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Veterans

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • McCarter, John, Chick
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Regionalism and sports
  • Sports

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Factories
  • Medical supplies
  • Rubber goods
  • Tires

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic sites
  • Parks

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
  • Needlework Guild of America.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clothing and dress
  • Sewing
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • West Conshohocken (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Subject(s)
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish--United States
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clubs
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1850-1986, 4.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1928-1980, 4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1948-1980, 1.4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1863-2012, 5.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1846-1979, 8.2 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1850-2012, 15.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1967-2009, 11.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1930-2012, 8.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1893-1981, 2.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1890, 4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1920-1983, 2.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1890-1937, 1.75 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1917-1999, 5.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1918-2001, 0.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1882-1929, 1.67 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1897-1982, 2 linear feet

02

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Conshohocken 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:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken (Pa.).
Title:
Borough of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1986
Call Number:
02
Extent:
4.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
25 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Borough of Conshohocken records, 1850-1986, are comprised of Town Council minute books, borough financial records, and school board records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection
Date [inclusive]:
1928-1980
Call Number:
06
Extent:
4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 plastic bins and 4 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Alan Wood Steel Company, established in 1826, was an iron production company located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania along the Schuylkill River. The Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection, 1928-1920, is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company, including annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection
Date [inclusive]:
1948-1980
Call Number:
09
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic bin and three loose volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The bulk of the Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection, 1948-1980, is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks and loose clippings. There are also a large number of invitations and event pamphlets.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1863-2012
Call Number:
04
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files, 1863-2012, are comprised of genealogical research on families from the Conshohocken area.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1846-1979
Call Number:
10
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection, 1846-1979, consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection
Date:
circa 1850-2012
Call Number:
16
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection, circa 1850-2012, consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1967-2009
Call Number:
01
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks, 1967-2009, consist of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history, as well as a small amount of ephemera. They were compiled by volunteers Hanna Coulston (1967 to 1995) and Roseanne Forlini (1996 to 2009).
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society subject vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1930-2012
Call Number:
05
Extent:
8.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Historical Society of Conshohocken subject vertical files, 1930-2012, are comprised of files on various topics of local interest compiled by the historical society. The files contain mostly secondary materials such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ephemera, etc.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Erb family
Title:
Erb family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1893-1981
Call Number:
13
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 plastic bins
Language:
English
Abstract:
Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. William H. Erb was a pastor who married Andora Fryer in 1896. The Erb family papers, 1893-1931, contain newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Title:
George Smith Post No. 79 (Conshohocken, Pa.), Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches"
Date:
circa 1890
Call Number:
15
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post in Conshocken, named in honor of George Smith, was organized in 1867. The George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches" consist of about three-dozen photographs and one volume. The photographs are all identified portraits of Civil War veterans. In the volume of "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
McCarter, John, Chick
Title:
John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1983
Call Number:
11
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
12 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John "Chick" McCarter, a local sports historian, was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. In 1986 he was inducted into the Conshohocken Fellowship Hall Sports Hall of Fame. The John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks, circa 1920-1983, is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Title:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company records
Date [inclusive]:
1890-1937
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
J. Ellwood Lee was a prominent businessman in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He manufactured medical supplies from 1883-1909, and then opened a rubber factory which continued to produce tires as "Lee of Conshohocken" until 1980. The Lee Tire & Rubber Company records, 1890-1937, includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Title:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission records
Date [inclusive]:
1917-1999
Call Number:
07
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
4 plastic storage bins and 2 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary H. Wood (1841-1919) was the wife of steel magnate and U.S. Congressman Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902). As per her will, after her death, their home and grounds in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania were donated to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as a public park and community center. The Mary H. Wood Park Commission records, 1917-1999, is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
Title:
Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2001
Call Number:
14
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Needlework Guild of America, a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy, was founded in Philadelphia in 1885. The Conshohocken Branch was organized in 1894 and disbanded around 1998. The Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records, 1918-2001, consist of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Title:
Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1882-1929
Call Number:
12
Extent:
1.67 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
18 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Samuel Gordon Smyth (1859-1930) was a prominent Irish-American local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks, 1882-1929, consist of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Title:
Woman's Club of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1897-1982
Call Number:
08
Extent:
2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic storage bin and 15 scrapbooks
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Woman's Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897 and disbanded circa 1994. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." The Woman's Club of Conshohocken records, 1897-1982, are comprised of administrative and financial records, scrapbooks, ephemera, and photographs.
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Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The first of the Wood family to engage in iron making in America was James Wood, who in 1792 established a smithy near Hickorytown, Pennsylvania. In 1826, James Wood and his son Alan leased a small water mill at Wooddale near Wilmington, Delaware, for rolling iron plates from purchased bar-iron. The enterprise was moved to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, in 1832, the employees of the Company moving with the business. In 1857, Alan Wood formed a partnership, known as Alan Wood & Company, establishing the Schuylkill Iron Works in Conshohocken. The partnership was incorporated in 1885. In 1901, a new company was formed under the name Alan Wood Iron & Steel Company, principal owners of which were Howard Wood and Richard Wood, Alan's son and grandson, respectively. Open hearths and a blooming mill were constructed on [sites] at Ivy Rock to produce the blooms to be rolled into sheets at Schuylkill Iron Works...

The company expanded rapidly over the ensuing decades, extending to production of various steel and iron products. It was especially successful under the leadership of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), who also served as a United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA) and built Woodmont Mansion in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Alan's uncle John Wood (1816-1898) was also a member of the United States House of Representatives.

In 1907, the Alan Wood company founded Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company as a wholly owned subsidiary to service Company operations on both sides of the Schuylkill River. The railroad was classified as a Class 2 common carrier by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1923.

After 145 years, the Alan Wood Steel Company filed for bankruptcy and closed its doors in 1977.

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Alan Wood Steel Company. "A.W. Presents Plants and Products." Conshohocken, Pa.: 1961. Document found in collection.

Biography/History

The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The group is active as of 2012, offering youth and adult workshops in the fine arts.

Bibliography:

Conshohocken Art League. "Home." Accessed May, 23, 2012. http://www.conshohockenartleague.org/Home_Page.html.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

"The borough of Conshohocken, incorporated in 1850, is located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River, thirteen miles northwest of Philadelphia, on one square mile of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Its proximity to major transportation links, natural resources, and markets created a favorable environment for the rise of a virtually self-contained industrial, commercial, residential, civic and religious community. Perhaps best known for its great industrial firms, such as the Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company, whose roots date back to the early 1800s, and "Lee of Conshohocken," the automobile tire company founded in the early 1900s, Conshohocken played a major role in the industrial development of southeastern Pennsylvania. The growth of the town's industries brought together wealthy Quaker mill and landowners with immigrant laborers from Ireland, Poland, Italy, and other European countries to give the borough its distinctive character. As the town's industries expanded and moved outside the borough limits in the early twentieth century, Conshohocken evolved from an industrial leader into a primarily residential community."

Bibliography:

Quoted text from: Conshohocken Historical Society. "Conshohocken Historical Survey." Accessed May 18, 2012. http://www.conshohockenpa.org/visitor/history.

Biography/History

Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. from LaFayette College in 1921 and an M.S. in Education from Temple University in 1926. He wrote several scientific texts, including The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What It All Shows! (Cleveland: World Pub. Co., 1968),  Poisoning the Public: Daily Contacts with Toxic Materials as Civilization Marches on (Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1937), and  Physiological Chemistry (Easton, Pa.: The Chemical Publishing Company, 1929).

William H. Erb was a pastor. He married Andora Fryer in 1896.

Biography/History

The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post headquartered at West Third Avenue and Forrest Street in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was organized in 1867. It was named after George Smith, the first borough resident to be killed during the Civil War.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 34

Biography/History

John "Chick" McCarter (1904-1989) was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. A local sports historian, he was an avid collector of newspaper clippings and other memorabilia and co-founded the Conshohocken Hall Sports Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1986 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his work in keeping an accurate account of Conshohocken sports history. Two years earlier he had been inducted into the Summit Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

McCarter began collecting clippings about Conshohocken sports history when he was a child. Conshohocken was once nationally known for its sporting prowess, especially in football and basketball. Conshohocken's first football team was organized in 1873, and later it boasted one of the first professional football teams in the country. Other notable Conshohocken teams included: the team of 1896-1905, West Conshohocken's Reliance of 1906-1915, Bob Crawford's A.C. team of 1914-1922, and the Iron Borough team of 1923-1928.

Chick McCarter was married to his wife, Elizabeth (Dewees) McCarter, for over 60 years. He held many different jobs in his lifetime, including bartending and working for Walker Brothers (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Auto Car Company (Exton, Pa.). He was a 67-year member of the Washington Fire Company No. 2, Conshohocken, and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Conshohocken.

Bibliography:

"If There's a Question About Conshohocken, See 'Chick' McCarter." Newspaper clipping, 1979.

"John 'Chick' McCarter, 84; Co-Founder of Conshohocken Sports Hall of Fame." Times Herald March 6, 1989.

Miles, Gary. "Six Are Inducted into Conshohocken Sports Hall." Philadelphia Inquirer, May 5, 1986. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://articles.philly.com/1986-05-05/news/26048829_1_induction-hall-of-fame-organization-graduate-assistant-coach.

Biography/History

J. Ellwood Lee opened his first factory in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania in 1887. His company, JELCO, produced medical supplies, and had 600 employees at the beginning of the 20th century--rendering it the largest individual employer in Conshohocken at the time. Lee's industrial complex continued to grow.

Lee foresaw the popularity of automobiles, and recognized a potential in the rubber tire market. In 1905 he merged his medical supply operations with Johnson & Johnson, and while his plant in Conshohocken continued to produce medical supplies until 1909, Lee began experimenting with rubber production. In 1912, the Lee Tire and Rubber Company factory opened. J. Elwood Lee died soon after in 1914, but his company flourished and "Lee of Conshohocken" tires became a household name.

By 1962, the success of Lee of Conshohocken began to decline. A New York firm took over majority of Lee stocks, and changed its name to Lee National Corporation. Soon after, the corporation was sold to Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1965. They restored the original name of Lee Tire and Rubber Company, but the company's equipment was outdated and its days were numbered. Lee of Conshohocken went out of business in 1980.

Bibliography:

Welsh, Phillip and Sharon. Conshohocken in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2002. p. 56-57.

Biography/History

Mary H. Wood was the wife of Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902), president of Alan Wood Steel Company and United States Congressman in the House of Representatives (R-PA). Mary Harry Yerkes was born in 1841, and married Alan Wood on her twentieth birthday. Alan commissioned a chateauesque mansion, which he named Woodmont, from Quaker architect William Lightfoot Price in 1891. After Alan's death, Mary spent most of her time in their more modest home in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. When she died in 1918, she left that home and its grounds to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as the Mary H. Wood Park and Community Center.

Biography/History

The Needlework Guild of America is a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy. It was founded in Philadelphia in 1885, and later incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1896.

"Since that time, NGA has helped many needy neighbors. [NGA has] also helped those in need during the Spanish-American War, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, World War I and II, Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Floyd, and Hurricane Katrina. Today [the] organization is affiliated with over 170 non-profit charities across the United States and distributes over 240,000 items each year. NGA has 33 Branches in ten different states, as well as National Headquarters located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. In July of 2011, [its] official name was changed to NGA ~ Needlework Guild of America."

The Conshohocken branch of the NGA was organized on September 17, 1894. It disbanded circa 1998.

Bibliography:

NGA. "About Us." Accessed February 24, 2012. http://www.nga-inc.org/index_files/Page362.htm

Biography/History

Samuel Gordon Smyth was a prominent local historian and genealogist in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1859 to Irish immigrant parents Jonathon Smyth and Elizabeth Ritchie. Committed to community involvement, Samuel G. Smyth was active in the Conshohocken Presbyterian Church, Town Council of West Conshohocken, and Board of Health. He was also a member of lodges of the Free & Active Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Smyth wrote numerous articles and speeches about Conshohocken local and Irish-American history and genealogy, including the book A Genealogy of the Duke-Shepherd-Van Metre Family, from Civil, Military, Church and Family Records and Documents (Lancaster, Pa.: The New Era Printing Company, 1909). He was a member of the Historical Society of Montgomery County and the Bucks County Historical Society. Smyth died in 1930.

Bibliography:

Freehafer, Nancy J. "Samuel Gordon Smyth." Montgomery County PAGenWeb. Accessed May 18, 2012. http://montgomery.pa-roots.com/Biographies/SamuelGordonSmyth.html

Biography/History

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken was established in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1897. Its purpose was "to form an organized center for the moral, the intellectual and social advancement of women of the community." For the first twelve years it was primarily a literary club, and members prepared and presented essays on literary and historical topics. Gradually, the focus of the group shifted toward civic matters, and the group dropped the word "Literary" from its title in 1900. The Woman's Club of Conshohocken established a public library, worked on Home Front initiatives during both World Wars, sponsored local girls' groups including the Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, and organized or participated in numerous other philanthropic projects and drives.

The Woman's Literary Club of Conshohocken disbanded circa 1994. The Junior Woman's Club of Conshohocken, formed in 1922, is still in existence as of 2012.

Bibliography:

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "Sixtieth Anniversary, 1897-1957." Pamphlet found in collection.

Woman's Club of Conshohocken. "1897-1982: Eighty-fifth Anniversary." Pamphlet found in collection.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of three groups of records: minute books of Town Council of the Borough of Conshohocken, borough financial records, and School Board of Conshohocken records.

The minutes of the Borough of Conshohocken Town Council date from 1850 to 1986. The minute books have been digitized, and are available through the Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository at http://www.accesspadr.org/cdm4/about.php?CISOROOT=%2Fpcofl-mtc1.

The financial records consist of Borough of Conshohocken bonds and bond coupons (1921-1940) and a cash account ledger (circa 1930s-1960s).

The School Board of Conshohocken records are comprised of the group's first minutes and attendance records (1850-1861), and three minute books (1897-1909, 1910-1919, and 1929-1936)

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company. It includes annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

REPORTS AND MISCELLANEOUS

Alan Wood Steel Company: Background Fact Sheet

The White House Letter Requesting Cost Reduction, 1963

Charleston R. Wood: Biography and newspaper clippings

Aerial view of Alan Wood Steel Plant

Alan Wood Renovation Diagram

Law suit correspondence: Robert F. Grover 1978, salary adjustments: meeting minutes Executive Session of BOD 8/19/1976

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1952-1969

Alan Wood Steel Co. - Employee, 1954

Union correspondence, 1956

Eleutherian Mills Historical Library: assorted correspondences related to items for archiving

Company Statements to the Directors, 1971-1979

Outlook for Alan Wood Steel, 1973

Stockbrokers communications: Vesper Corporation , The Value Line, The American Stock Exchange, 1973 -1979

Newspaper Clippings: Alan Woods financial troubles, bankruptcy, re-emergence, embezzlement, auction & purchase of Alan Wood Steel Company, 1976 - 1979

Survey Report of Worden & Riseberg - to study and recommend a strategies to save Alan Wood Steel Company, 28076

Financial Statements, 1936-1945

Gemeinwirtschaft, Frankfurt International Cooperative Bank, Basel

Articles of Merger

Agreement between The Koppers Co & W.J Rainey, Inc & Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company

Assorted Memorandum

Alan Wood Historical Information

Refinancing

Alan Wood Steel Company Plan for the Future, 1977

Alan Wood Steel to be Sold at Auction, 1978

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1935

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1946

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1947

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1948

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1949

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1950

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1951

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1952

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1953

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1954

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1955

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1956

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1957

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1959

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1960

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1961

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1962

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1963

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1964

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1965

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1966

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1967

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1968

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1969

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1970

Alan Wood Steel Annual Report, 1976

ATTORNEY CORRESPONDENCE (Edmonds, Obermayer & Rebman)

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1933

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1934

Attorney Correspondence with Alan Wood Steel Company, 1935

Correspondence: Included Inter Office, between Morgan, Lewis & Bokius, and 1946 Revitalization Plan, 1946

Correspondence, 1947

Union Agreement: Alan Wood Steel & The United Steelworkers of America May 1, 1974, 1974

Assorted Correspondence , 1977

Correspondence, 1978

Slyk Embezzlement and Indictment articles in the Philadelphia Bulletin and Philadelphia Inquirer, 1979

Alternatives

Alan Wood Steel Business Plan

Publicity

Confidential Report Of White Weld & Co Incorporated, 1976

Assorted Correspondence

Auction Correspondence, 1977

PAMPHLETS and BOOKS

Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company: View of the Mills from Aerial Photographs, 1920

A. W. Presents DYN-EL, 1938

Alan Wood Steel Company, 1956

Alan Wood, A Century and a Half of Steelmaking, by Heston R. Wood , 1957

The Delaware Iron Works: A Nineteenth Century Rolling Mill, by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1959

Ironworks on Red Clay Creek in the 19th Century by Carroll W. Pursell, Jr., 1962

Brochure: Welcome to Alan Wood

"A.W." Rolled Steel Floor Plates

BROCHURES

Second Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1952

Third Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1953

Fourth Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co, 1954

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel and Quarter Century Club of Upper Merion & Plymouth RR Co., 1957

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co., 1964

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 11, 1965 , 1965

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. October 17, 1966, 1966

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 8, 1967, 1967

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 6, 1968, 1968

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 12, 1969, 1969

Annual Banquet of the Super-Diamond Club of Alan Wood Steel Co. November 18, 1970, 1970

AGREEMENTS

Bokius and Alan Wood Steel Co., 10255

The Koppers Co and W.J. Rainey Inc. and Certain Stockholders of Alan Wood Steel Co., 10595

Koppers Rainy Agreement if Modified, 10600

W.J. Rainey and Rainey Wood Coke Plant, 10624

Lease & Agreement: Warren Foundry & Pipe Corp and Warren Foundry & Pipe Co and Alan Wood Mining Co, 11/1/1929 to 11/1/1944

Alan Wood Meeting Proposal, 13257

REPORTS

Report on Proposed Extensions of Alan Wood Steel Co, Ivy Rock, PA (done by Stephen Badlam, Pittsburgh, PA), 12549

February Engineering Report on a Steelmaking Feasibility study for Anal Wood Steel Company, 1964

Souvenir handkerchief inscribed: John R. Scott, Super-Diamond Club 1960, 1960

Alan Wood Steel ""Salary"" pin

Alan Wood Tie Clip

Alan Wood Steel perpetual calendar commemorating the 125th anniversary (Gold - 1951-1978)

Alan Wood small flat silver pocket knife with file.

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper Clippings about the company, 1958 [AW1]

Newspaper clippings about awards & recognition, politics, expansion, social events, 1959 [AW2]

Newspaper clippings about people, events, politics related to Alan Wood Steel., 1960 [AW3]

The Alan Wood Eaglet company newsletters, 1963-1967 [AW4]

The Alan Wood Eagle (name change) company newsletters, 1967-1971 [AW4]

Scope and Contents

This bulk of this collection is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks dating from 1948 to 1993 and loose newspaper clippings dating from 1961 to 1978. There is also a quantity of invitations and event programs which date from 1951 to 1980. A number of the clippings relate to a 1966 exhibition of works by renowned artist Thomas Hovenden and his wife Helen Corson Hovenden. An inventory of the contents of the collection is provided below.

BYLAWS

DIARMUID AND GRAINE: RETOLD AND ILLUSTRATED BY EILEEN MCDONNELL

EVENTS AND INVITATIONS

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated September 6, 1951

Letter from Fidelity Philadelphia -Trust Company dated October 25, 1951

Junior Jamboree & Exhibit May 25, 1952

Fortieth Anniversary Membership Meeting and Pre View: June 6, 1963

Buffet Supper Meeting September 24, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 14, 1964

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Junior Arts Festival Program June 6, 1965

Exhibition of Paintings by Walter Stawuszewski January 20, 1966

Welcome to Spring with Art and Fashions: March 13, 1966

Informal Party at Mary H. Wood Park House: January 27, 1967

Exhibition by Member Artists 1923 - 1967: May 21, 1967

Mary Wood Park house meeting: April 21, 1967

Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 26, 1968

Buffet Dinner Invitation Dated January 17, 1968

Covered Dish Supper January 22,1969

Invitation to Conshohocken Art League Show Case (Exhibition) November 16, 1969 (open to the public 11/17/1969 thru 11/21/1969)

Invitation Annual Membership, Reception and Awards Program: April 26, 1969

Artists Showcase November 15th thru November 21, 1970

Invitation of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 23, 1971

Special Program and Social hour: November 29, 1973

Student Registration Invitation for Spring Adult Classes: January 17, 1974

Oliver Grimley Critique of Student's pictures: March 20, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 18, 1975

Preview of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program May 23, 1976

Pre View of Annual Membership Exhibition & Awards Program: May 21, 1978

57 the Annual Membership Exhibition: May 25, 1980

HOVENDEN

An Exhibition of Paintings by Thomas Hovenden and Helen Corson Hovenden

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from The Times Herald June 3, 1966

Thank you letter from Florence Collins dated June 14, 1966

Heard Under the Spreading Maple Trees - related to the continuation of the Hovenden Exhibition

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bulletin Books and Arts section May 29, 1966

Newspaper clipping from the Times Herald May 23, 1966 covering the Opening of the Hovenden Art exhibit

Newspaper photo (year unknown) regarding the sponsor for the Hovenden exhibition

Clipping announcing the close of the 2-week joint exhibition of the Hovendens and The Philadelphia Art Museum

Thank you letter from Victoria Donohoe (not dated)

Proclamation from the Commissioners of Montgomery County from May 22, 1966 through June 4, 1966

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Membership List 1961

1962-1963

September 1963 -1964

September 1964 -1965

September 1965 -1966

1966-1967

September 1967-1968

September 1968-1969

1969-1970

1970-1971

1971-1972

1972-1973

1973-1974

1974-1975

1975-1976

September 1977-1978

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of genealogical research notes, family trees, newspaper clippings, copies of documents and photographs, correspondence with the Conshohocken Historical Society, and very few original photographs and ephemera on various families from the Conshohocken area. The materials were donated to the Historical Society by various genealogy researchers. The collection is organized into files alphabetically by family name; a list of family names is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps. The contents of this collection are listed below:

American Legion, John F. DeHaven Post #129 (Conshohocken) minute book, 1973-1979

Bate Boiler Efficiency Company cash book and letters, 1915-1916

County reports on Conshohocken redevelopment, 1960-2000

G. H. Cress, Spring Mill daybook, 1846-1897

Hamilton Paper Company blueprints, 1956-1968

John A. Harrold ledger, 1890-1905

John Wood Jr. letter book, 1896-1897

Recorder Publishing Company combined corporation record, 1895-1937

Scrapbook of Conshohocken people, places and things, 1950s [BOC 1]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken local events, 1908 to 1953 [BOC 2]

Scrapbook of Conshohockens in World War II, 1941-1942 [BOC 3]

Scrapbook of Conshohocken, 1942 [BOC 4]

Scrapbook of John Cresson: town notes, people, events, companies, 1882

Scrapbook of R. V. Maull: newspaper pages and clippings from Philadelphia newspapers, 1915-1925

Scrapbook, family coats of arms

Several atlases and tax assessment maps

Spring Mill School Parent Teacher Association minute books (3 volumes) and miscellaneous records, 1935-1952

United States Bicentennial in Conshohocken pamphlets, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other materials, circa 1976

Washington Fire Company letters and bills, 1890s

Washington Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company #1 visitors log, 1894-1921

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey. The photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations are arranged into subjects in alphabetical order. Topics include local sports, emergency services, the Conshohocken Art League, people in the military, and other nearby townships. The photographs of Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events comprise about one-third of the collection. The Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey photographs were mostly taken by Jack Coll, assisted by Rich Galie, circa 1980.

There are also additional framed photographs, photograph albums, and cased photographs on display throughout the building. Of special interest is a volume of Woodmont Park views from the early 20th century.

The Conshohocken Historical Society is in the process of digitizing the photographs in this collection.

Scope and Contents

Hanna Coulston began making the scrapbooks in this collection in 1967; Roseanne Forlini took over the project in 1996. The scrapbooks are made up of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history arranged chronologically. They also contain some ephemera--invitations, pamphlets, and other materials. A list of articles of particular interest is available on-site for most of the scrapbooks.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and ephemera, with some historical essays and other documents relating to Conshohocken, the surrounding region, and general history topics. Materials are organized into file folders on subjects including churches and cemeteries, banks, wars, business and industry, fire companies, nearby municipalities, local clubs and societies, and transportation. Topics of note include the Alan Wood Steel Company, Woodmont/Father Divine, and the Lee family/Lee Tires. A list of subjects covered is available on-site.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, film reels, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb. A listing of the contents of the collection is provided below:

Accession 1:

The Conshohocken Recorder Saturday May 13, 1950 edition

Conshohocken High School, The Blue and Gold Alumni Association Newsletter, Winter 1981

Photo 12x20 Conshohocken Day Celebration, September 20, 1926

Primary Department Promotion Certificate, September 1932, Awarded to Catherine Erb From St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church School

Cradle Roll Certificate to Catherine Erb born 12/8/1923 entered 12/23/1924

Beginners Department promotion certificate to Katherine Erb 12/23/1929, St Mark's Lutheran Sunday School

Conshohocken PA Centennial May 14 to May 20, 1950, souvenir program

Conshohocken High School year book, The Torch 1940 1st edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1941 edition (2 copies)

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1957 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1958 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1959 edition

Conshohocken High School year book, The Echo 1960 edition

The Recorder Tuesday November 10, 1925 edition

Russell Casper Erb: (Plaque) Scientific Diploma BS degree 6/13/1921, LaFayette College

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Master of Science Degree in Education, 6/17/1926, Temple University

Russell C Erb: (plaque) Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Philadelphia College of Osteopathy

Class of 1939 Times Herald Newspaper photo clipping: 25-year re-union Conshohocken High School

 Accession 2:

Hahns: The Story of a Motherless Boy, by Russell Erb, copyright by Wm Erb, 1893

The Common Scents of Smell: How the Nose Knows and What it all Shows by Russell C. Erb, 1968

Let's Keep Christmas A Sermon by Peter Marshall, 1952

Popular Home Remedies and Superstitions of the Pennsylvania Germans - by A. Monroe Aurand, Jr., 1941

Converted to a Scrapbook of articles by William H Erb from Scientific Materials Blue Book Scientific Materials Company (Pittsburgh PA , 1940

New England Mutual Insurance Policy issued for Russell C Erb, 1948

Children's stories, and nursery rhymes, unknown

Photo Album compiled by Russell C Erb, 1919

The Murder of Dean Emmitt by R C Erb - manuscript, unknown

The Erb Family Tree

The Erb Clan: Report of Reunion Held at Ephrata, PA August 29, 1926, 1926

Succession documentation of the Erb family, 1724-1959

Erb family history notes

Biographical Sketch: Russell C. Erb

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Erb Family

Russell C Erb: Victoria's Notes column published in the Recorder, 1924-1934

Facts about the Community Center - pamphlet, 10551

Urban Renewal Information booklet

The Bible - designed to be read as living literature (The old and new testaments in the King James Version), 1937

Russell C Erb personal notebook, 1915

Additions to the Erb Genealogy book and four sons index (listing of all the Herbs) - includes some pictures

Newspaper clippings about events in Conshohocken including 1 about Professor Russell C Erb, 1938-1940

Assorted Letters, notes and memos to Professor Russell C Erb

Assorted snapshots

Scrapbook of post cards, letters and newspaper clippings to and about Professor Russell C Erb, 1951-1955

Erb Family Genealogy Numbers 12, compiled by Edward R Erb and published by Leroy R Erb Includes photos and detailed written history from 1724 onward

Newspaper clipping noting Dr Russell C Erb's death at the age of 69 from a Heart Attack

Letter from Gloria Rich (step daughter of Russell C Erb)

The Descendents of Johanne Casper Erb - a detailed typed manuscript, 1969

Parish Record of Reverend William Erb

History and Directory of St Paul's Reformed Church - Rev William H Erb, Pastor, 1901

Record of Funerals - William H Erb, 1924-1928

Record of Weddings - William H Erb, 1925-1926

Record of Baptisms - William H Erb, 1924-1928

William Harvey Erb - collection of short stories

Book #7 with notes on Erbs starting from Henry Drehs Erb (includes Russell C Erb and William H Erb)

Manila folder includes notes on Family tree/genealogy, newspaper clippings and letters

Book #1 with notes on Erbs starting from Johan Casper Erb

Envelope containing unlabeled snapshots

School record/report card for Ethylene Erb

Katherine Humble report card

Offer of employment to pastor the Coopersburg Charge, 1924

Birth Certificate of Russell Erb (2/22/1899)

Letter from Publisher to print Nevin's Theology

Assignment of Bond and Mortgage from William H Erb to Emma F Erb (widow)

Property search of Rev Erb's Bethlehem house

3 stock certificates (1 for Steel's Consolidated Inc, 2 for Steep Realty Development

Paper titled: Peace Rather Thank War

The Cross on Easter by William H Erb , 1907

Yo- Eddie Club of Bethlehem Pa membership card, 1918

Homespun Comment by William H Erb titled What Gets Our Goat

34 Pennsilfawnish Deitsh by Guest Blipencil from the writings of the late William H Erb in 1903-1904

Marriage Certificate William H Erb and Andora Fryer, 1896

Life membership certificate to William H Erb from The Society for the Relief of Ministers and Their Widows, 1911

License to William H Erb from the Reformed Church May 14, 1896

Commencement program from 1939 Conshohocken High School: Ethylene Erb

Death Certificate of Catherine Erb, 1959

Catherine Erb Obituary

Personal letter written by Catherine Erb

Portrait believed to be Catherine Erb

List of Births and including William Erb

Seven Words spoken by Jesus services by pastor William H Erb

4 Reels of 16mm film regarding Erb Family Vacations

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one volume of "Personal War Sketches," and about three-dozen photographs of members of the George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic. In the "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences. There is also a burial register at the back of the volume. The photographs are all portraits which appear to have been taken around 1890, and are each identified with name, rank, and military unit.

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken. There are original and copy newspaper clippings dating from about 1920 to 1983.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.

From the time of J. Elwood Lee's medical supply company, this collection contains a debtor inventory (1890), three time books (1894-1896, 1888-1890, and 1900-1902) and a sales ledger (1905).

From Lee Rubber & Tire Company, this collection includes a private ledger and monthly statement (1911-1913), treasurer's record book (1912-1921), materials relative to the incorporation of Lee Tire Sales Company (1914), and a cash book (1934-1937).

From subsidiaries of Lee Rubber & Tire Corporation, this collection includes minutes of Republic Rubber Corporation of Ohio (1917-1922) and by-laws of Lee Tire & Rubber Company of New York, Inc. (1923-1928).

Scope and Contents

Mary H. Wood Park Commission records include meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility. A rough inventory of the collection is provided below.

ADMINISTRATIVE

General Roll Call Book: Notes included related to activities, volunteer names, members, committees, 3 - clipping on Autumn Hikes Close By, 1921

List of Members: Includes addresses, classes, roll call and dues, 1927

Meeting Minutes and Treasure's Reports: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1951-1959

Meeting Minutes : Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1959-1964

Meeting Minutes and Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1969

Meeting Minutes, treasures Report, Correspondence: Mary H. Wood Park House Commission, 1970

CATALOGUES

Playgrounds Donated: , 1906-1961

Pamphlet: Report of the Committee on Play in Institutions, 1910

Catalogue: American Playground Equipment, 1911

Pamphlet: Community Buildings as War Memorials, 1919

Pamphlet: The Playground Community Service, 8037

Pamphlet: Financial Federations, 1923

Pamphlet: Report of Community Recreation Association, 1925

Pamphlet: The Community Building, 1925

Catalogue #5 & Price List: Hill-Standard Co Swimming Pool & Bathing Beach Equipment, 1927

Pamphlet: Contributions of Museums to Outdoor Recreation, 1928

Price List: Spalding Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: Louden Playground Equipment Catalogue For the Safety Health and Happiness of Young America: Catalogue, 1929

Price List: American Playground Equipment, 1929

Catalogue: Mitchell Playground Apparatus, 1929

Catalogue: EverWear Playground and Water Apparatus, 1930

Advertisement: Louden Playground Equipment, 1930

Catalogue: Natco Art and Handicraft Supplies: National Crafts Supply Co., 1930

Printing Outfits For Boys' Club: Proposal, 1931

Directory: Traveler's Aid and Transient Service, 1934

Milton Bradley Company: Catalogue of Suggestive Materials for Schools, Playgrounds, Daily Vacation, Bible Schools, not dated

Jungle-gym: Price list for Climbing Structures, not dated

Social Recreation Union : ""Handy"" song book, not dated

Pamphlet: Prize Metals, Emblem Jewelry, Class Pins and Rings, not dated

Pamphlet: Dennison's Gift Dressings: gummed seals, cards, tissue paper, boxes etc., not dated

Pamphlet: Suggestions for Decorations and Novelties, not dated

Catalogue: Catalogue of Artist & Drawing Materials, not dated

PLAYS

Pamphlet: Hallowe'en How to Celebrate It: By Martha Russell Orne, 1898

Pamphlet: Why the Chimes Rang: A play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden, 1915

Pamphlet: A Christmas Mystery for Thirteen Boys By Elizabeth M. Guptill, 1916

Pamphlet - 3 copies: Ten Boys' Farces: By Eustace M. Peixotto, 1916

Pamphlet: The Florist Shot; A comedy in One Act by Winifred Hawkridge, 1926

Pamphlet: A Catalogue of Plays, 1927

Pamphlet: Bugbee's Plays and Entertainments, 1932

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Barn Playhouse ""Angels"", 1962

MUSIC

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Twice 55 Games with Music: The Red Book, 1924

Pamphlet: A Survey of Music Material For Bands in Elementary, Junior and Senior High Schools: Report of 4/12/1926, 1926

Booklet: Fretted Instrument Orchestras, 1929

Pamphlet - 2 copies: Community Songs, not dated

Pamphlet: School Bands: How They May be Developed: by J. E. Maddy, not dated

RECREATION

Handbook: Fun For Everyone: A Pocket Encyclopedia of Good Times, 1922

Handbook: Recreative Athletics, 1922

Booklet: Swimming for health Safety Fun: A Program of the American Junior Red Cross, 1924

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Program Building - A Pocket Magazine of Programs and Plans for Church-Centered Recreation, 1925

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: Home Games-A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1925-26

Pocket Magazine: The Kit: A Pocket Magazine for Leaders of Church-Centered Recreation, 1926

Handbook: Tumbling for Amateurs: Ground Tumbling: Spaldings Red Cover Series of Athletic Handbooks, 1928

Booklet: Personality and Character: By George E. Vincent, 1931

Information Sheet: How Good Times Town Got Its Name, not dated

MISCELLANEOUS

Baby Clinic Health Center: Letters from the Department of Health, 1922

Country Fair and Circus: , 1924

Music: Cycles in American Music: Vincent Lopez, The Madcaps: An Operetta for Children or Adults, 1925

Dennison's Manufacturing Co: Costume Patterns, 1927

Plays (Theatrical): Bulletins, flyers and programs, 1916-1927

Parties and Celebrations: Ideas, suggestions and instructions for parties and celebrations, 1920-1927

Community Service Newspaper Clippings : Articles referring to the community center and its activities, 1921-1922

Girl's Club: Constitution & By-Laws, Committee Report, Correspondence and Bulletins, 1922-1925

Community Center Reports: Activities, Affairs, Committees, Annual Statements, 1923-1928

Naturalization Classes: Class lists, Formal Correspondence, Training Brochures, 1924-1925

Catalogues and Pamphlets: Recreational and playground equipment, 1924-1931

Playground, Recreation, Games: Bulletins, articles, 1925-1926

Community Center Data: By-laws of the Conshohocken Community Center, assorted receipts, 1927-1928

Will of Mary H. Wood, 1917

Mary H. Wood Booklets,

Newspaper clipping regarding the bequeathing of the Park House (contains a photo of Mary H. Wood, Alan Wood, Jr., 1943

Newspaper clipping regarding Council move to vacate Borough Hall Building - contemplating use of Mary Wood Park house., 1949

Newspaper clipping regarding public protest to the temporary location of borough police headquarters to the Park House, 1949

Letter to (Elizabeth D. Collins) ""Dede"" from Josephine (Jo) Capaldi vehemently opposing the Police move to the Park House, 1905

Letter of approach to erect, operate, maintain a youth center to be known as the Fellowship House of Conshohocken, 1952

Newspaper clipping regarding the OK of the Youth Fellowship House for Conshohocken Park, 1952

Mary H. Wood Park Commission Correspondence about the Endowment & officers, 1936-1957

Meeting minutes and treasure's report, 1935-1955

Treasurer's Report statements, 1935-1944

Fellowship House: 1st Lease Agreement for 50-yrs at $1/year, 1953

Topographical Plan of Mary Wood Park, 1952

Fellowship House Blue Prints,

American Legion John DeHaven Post 129: membership and correspondence, 1905

Tennis Club Treasure's book: includes bylaws, bank receipts and cancelled cks from !st National Bank of Conshohocken, 1932-1942

Treasurer's Report of the Mary Wood Park house Fund, 1905

Assorted Correspondence of the Mary Wood Park house Commission, 1940-1944

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1967

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1971

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1972

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1973

Mary Wood Park house Commission Meeting Minutes & Monthly Money Allocation, 1974

Mary Wood Park house Commission Membership, Rules and Regulations, other Correspondence, 1975

Mary Wood Park Financials, 1952-1962

Mary Wood Park house Commission correspondence , 1923-1999

Mary Wood Park house receipts from bill paid, 1999

Mary Wood Park house Bank statements and report (for Auditors), 1999

9 sets of the Community Center By-Laws adopted 3/30/1922, 1922

Lee Tire Correspondence, 1922

Newspaper clippings, 1921-1924

Activities, receipts, records and correspondence, 1922-1923

Roll Book, 1927-1928

Photographs

Community Center Reports, minutes, Bulletins, Information and Receipts, 1922-1940

Crepe Paper hats for the County Fair and Circus 6/12,13,14,1923, 1923

Wooden Cigar box with Prize Ribbons, 1928

Facts About the Community Center Appeals for Funds 11/19/1928, 1928

Reprinted pamphlet of The Constitution of the USA, 1919

Letter to Ian Forbes regarding a conference, 1930

Blank receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Shoebox full of Paid Receipts for the Annual Budget of the Community Center, 1931-32

Craft Brochures

Small box of gummed blank labels

Small wooden file drawer (5x12) with 3x5 Membership Cards and glass slides of poetry

Hinged wooden box of 3x5 cards with members names and addresses.

Clippings scrapbook, 1925-1926

Clippings scrapbook, 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs. A detailed inventory is provided below:

90th and 95th Anniversary Photos, 1984-1989

Annual Ingathering meeting flyers, 1971-1986

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1976-1980

Assorted letters regarding Needlework Guild business, 1984-1996

Blank Membership Cards,

By-Laws, 1965

Copy of Certificate of Registration with Dept of State; expires 5/14/1993, -

Correspondence, 1966

Director's/Contributor's Records, 1997-2001

Minutes, 11/20/1918 to 4/4/1931

Minutes, 9/28/1932 to 11/11/1971

Meeting Minutes, 1972-2001

Needlework Meeting Minutes, 1983-1995

Roll Book, 1922 -11/13/1958

Roll Book, 1954 - 1976

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 18 volumes of newspaper clippings on local, world, political events and stories, especially items pertaining to Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The date spans of the volumes are listed below:

1882 - Feb 20, 1894

1883 to 1892

April 1895 -May 27, 1899 [vol. 3]

June 1899 - Sept 1900 [vol. 4]

1900-1901 [vol. 6]

1903 - 1905 [vol. 7]

1908 - 1910 [vol. 10]

June 7, 1912 - Dec 1, 1912

Dec 7, 1912 - April 3, 1914

April 3, 1914 to February 28, 1915

1914

Mar 1, 1915 - Sept 1, 1916 [vol. 15]

Jan 1 1919 - Dec 1, 1919

Jan 1 1921 - Oct 15, 1921

Jan 1, 1923 - Aug 27, 1924 [vol. 23/24]

1924-1926

1925-1927

Jan 1, 1929 - Dec 31, 1929 [vol. 29]

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of meeting minutes (1897-1926), attendance records, financial records (1897-1947), newspaper clipping scrapbooks (1924-1970), brochures and pamphlets from anniversary celebrations, and photographs of the Woman's Club of Conshohocken. An inventory of the collection is provided below:

MEMBERSHIP AND MEETING MINUTES AND NOTES

Membership and Meeting Notes November 14,1897

Corresponding notes of the corresponding secretary, 1897-1905

Record of attendance and meeting minutes/notes, 1899-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes , 1901-1902

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1902-1903

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1904-907

Membership and Meeting Notes, 1907-1910

Meeting minutes and record of meeting attendance, 1911-1920

Meeting minutes of the book section of the Women's Club, 1918-1924

Membership names, addresses and record of payments, 1920-1926

Cash accounts of the Women's Club, 1897-1905

Cash Accounts (Ledger), 1897-1920

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1902-1905

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1912-1922

The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1923-1925

Bank Book from The First National Bank of Conshohocken, 1930-1947

SCRAPBOOKS

Newspaper clippings regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1924-1936

Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1936-1939

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1939-1946

Press Book: Newspaper clippings from The Conshohocken Recorder, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Round Table, Norristown Times Herald an Philadelphia Record regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1939-1946

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events, 1946-1948

8x10 black & white photographs of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

Newspaper clippings regarding local events, 1948-1949

Scrapbook, 1952-1959

Newspaper clippings from the Times Herald involving the Women's Club, 1959-1960

Newspaper clippings from Recorder, Montgomery Post, Montgomery County County Shipping News, 1961-1964

Newspaper clippings from Conshohocken Recorder, Times Herald, Inquirer, Bulletin, Round Table regarding local events involving the Women's Club, 1965-1966

Scrapbook, 1966-1967

Scrapbook, 1967-1968

Scrapbook, 1968-1969

Scrapbook, 1969-1970

ARTICLES AND CLIPPINGS

Clippings, 1925

Conshohocken Community Center Clippings 1926-1927

PHOTOS AND SNAPSHOTS

5x7 portraits taken during the presidency of Mrs. Harold Shoemaker, 1931-1936

8x10 black & white portraits of Women's Club members during the presidency of Mrs. Edwin (Maza) Montross, 1946-1948

snapshots, 1957

snapshots, 1977

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The School Board volumes were acquired by the Historical Society circa 1970 (source unknown). The Conshohocken Borough Town Council records were put in the Conshohocken Historical Society's stewardship in 1999.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials donated by various genealogical researchers to the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Photographs collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

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Scrapbooks compiled by volunteers of the historical society between 1967 and 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Materials collected at various times by the Conshohocken Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gifts of Pat Ianelli and James and Gloria Rich.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Acquired circa 1975.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Kelly-Springfield Tire Company (the last owners of the Lee Tire name), circa 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of members at time of the Guild's disbandment, circa 1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Received circa 1975 from William F. Collins.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gifted to the Conshohocken Historical Society at the time of the Club's disbandment, circa 1994.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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 Conshohocken Historical Society directly for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Hagley Museum & Library: Alan Wood Steel Company records, 1728-1950 (bulk 1869-1937), call number 0333.

Related Archival Materials Note

Conshohocken Historical Society: Conshohocken Historical Society subject files.

Related Archival Materials Note

Brooklyn Historical Society: Needlework Guild of America Records, 1923-1967, Collection 1991.042.

Historical Society of Montgomery County: Needlework Guild of America, Norristown Branch records.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). School Board.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.). Town Council.
  • Conshohocken (Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local politics
  • Politics and government
  • School boards
  • Schools

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alan Wood Steel Company.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Iron founding
  • Iron industry and trade
  • Steel industry and trade

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Art League.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Hovenden, Thomas, 1840-1895
Subject(s)
  • Art--Study and teaching
  • Children's art

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Genealogy

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Hamilton Paper Company.
  • Springmill Elementary School (Conshohocken, Pa.). Parent Teacher Association.
  • Washington Fire Company #1 (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Conshohocken Historical Society.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic buildings
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Scrapbooks

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Erb family
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Erb, Russell C.
  • Erb, William H.
Subject(s)
  • Clergy
  • Genealogy
  • Physiological chemistry
  • Scientists

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library.
  • Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Soldiers
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Veterans

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • McCarter, John, Chick
Subject(s)
  • Local history
  • Regionalism and sports
  • Sports

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Factories
  • Medical supplies
  • Rubber goods
  • Tires

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Historic sites
  • Parks

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
  • Needlework Guild of America.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clothing and dress
  • Sewing
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
  • West Conshohocken (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Subject(s)
  • Irish Americans
  • Irish--United States
  • Local history

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Woman's Club of Conshohocken.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Conshohocken (Pa.)
  • Montgomery County (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Charities
  • Clubs
  • Women--Societies and clubs

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Borough of Conshohocken records

1850-1986, 4.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1928-1980, 4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1948-1980, 1.4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1863-2012, 5.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1846-1979, 8.2 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1850-2012, 15.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1967-2009, 11.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1930-2012, 8.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1893-1981, 2.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1890, 4 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

circa 1920-1983, 2.25 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1890-1937, 1.75 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1917-1999, 5.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1918-2001, 0.5 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1882-1929, 1.67 linear feet

02

Borough of Conshohocken records

1897-1982, 2 linear feet

02

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Conshohocken 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:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken (Pa.).
Title:
Borough of Conshohocken records
Date [inclusive]:
1850-1986
Call Number:
02
Extent:
4.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
25 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Borough of Conshohocken records, 1850-1986, are comprised of Town Council minute books, borough financial records, and school board records.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection
Date [inclusive]:
1928-1980
Call Number:
06
Extent:
4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 plastic bins and 4 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Alan Wood Steel Company, established in 1826, was an iron production company located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania along the Schuylkill River. The Conshohocken Historical Society Alan Wood Steel Company collection, 1928-1920, is comprised of assorted published and unpublished materials on the Alan Wood Steel Company, including annual reports, pamphlets, brochures, books, and scrapbooks, as well as a small amount of correspondence, financial records, and artifacts.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection
Date [inclusive]:
1948-1980
Call Number:
09
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
1 plastic bin and three loose volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Art League was established in 1922 with the mission "to promote interest and appreciation toward the arts, to sponsor classes and to host related events." The bulk of the Conshohocken Historical Society Conshohocken Art League collection, 1948-1980, is comprised of newspaper clipping scrapbooks and loose clippings. There are also a large number of invitations and event pamphlets.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1863-2012
Call Number:
04
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society family vertical files, 1863-2012, are comprised of genealogical research on families from the Conshohocken area.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection
Date [inclusive]:
1846-1979
Call Number:
10
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society local history collection, 1846-1979, consists of miscellaneous original records and papers from organizations and individuals based in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It includes scrapbooks, minute books, pamphlets, reports, ledgers, correspondence, blueprints, and maps.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection
Date:
circa 1850-2012
Call Number:
16
Extent:
15.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society photograph collection, circa 1850-2012, consists of original photographs of Conshohocken places and events, individuals, and organizations; Conshohocken Historical Society outings and events; and the Conshohocken Historic Resources Survey.
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1967-2009
Call Number:
01
Extent:
11.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Conshohocken Historical Society scrapbooks, 1967-2009, consist of newspaper clippings on Conshohocken and local history, as well as a small amount of ephemera. They were compiled by volunteers Hanna Coulston (1967 to 1995) and Roseanne Forlini (1996 to 2009).
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Summary Information

Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Conshohocken Historical Society.
Title:
Conshohocken Historical Society subject vertical files
Date [inclusive]:
1930-2012
Call Number:
05
Extent:
8.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
3 file drawers
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Historical Society of Conshohocken subject vertical files, 1930-2012, are comprised of files on various topics of local interest compiled by the historical society. The files contain mostly secondary materials such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, ephemera, etc.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Erb family
Title:
Erb family papers
Date [inclusive]:
1893-1981
Call Number:
13
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
2 plastic bins
Language:
English
Abstract:
Dr. Russell C. Erb (1899-1968) was a prominent professor of physiological chemistry who lived in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. William H. Erb was a pastor who married Andora Fryer in 1896. The Erb family papers, 1893-1931, contain newspaper clippings, genealogy research, articles, publications, marriage certificates, diplomas, year books and student records, pastoral records, and other miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Erb family, especially Russell C. and William H. Erb.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Grand Army of the Republic. George Smith Post No. 79 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Title:
George Smith Post No. 79 (Conshohocken, Pa.), Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches"
Date:
circa 1890
Call Number:
15
Extent:
4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization of Civil War veterans. A post in Conshocken, named in honor of George Smith, was organized in 1867. The George Smith Post No. 79, Grand Army of the Republic photographs and "Personal War Sketches" consist of about three-dozen photographs and one volume. The photographs are all identified portraits of Civil War veterans. In the volume of "Personal War Sketches," veterans recorded their mustering dates, rank, and sometimes personal narratives of their experiences.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
McCarter, John, Chick
Title:
John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1920-1983
Call Number:
11
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
12 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
John "Chick" McCarter, a local sports historian, was known as "Mr. Sports" in Conshohocken. In 1986 he was inducted into the Conshohocken Fellowship Hall Sports Hall of Fame. The John "Chick" McCarter local sports scrapbooks, circa 1920-1983, is comprised of 12 newspaper clippings scrapbooks focused on sports teams in and around Conshohocken.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company (Conshohocken, Pa.).
Title:
Lee Tire & Rubber Company records
Date [inclusive]:
1890-1937
Call Number:
03
Extent:
1.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
J. Ellwood Lee was a prominent businessman in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He manufactured medical supplies from 1883-1909, and then opened a rubber factory which continued to produce tires as "Lee of Conshohocken" until 1980. The Lee Tire & Rubber Company records, 1890-1937, includes records of J. Ellwood Lee's medical supply company, Lee Rubber & Tire Company, and some subsidiaries. Most of the records relate to finances, but there is a subsidiary's minute book and a small amount of administrative/legal materials as well.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission.
Title:
Mary H. Wood Park Commission records
Date [inclusive]:
1917-1999
Call Number:
07
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:
4 plastic storage bins and 2 volumes
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary H. Wood (1841-1919) was the wife of steel magnate and U.S. Congressman Alan Wood, Jr. (1834-1902). As per her will, after her death, their home and grounds in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania were donated to the Borough of Conshohocken for use as a public park and community center. The Mary H. Wood Park Commission records, 1917-1999, is comprised of meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets relating to park equipment and maintenance, and records of the various clubs which utilize the facility.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Needlework Guild of America. Conshohocken Branch (Pa.).
Title:
Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2001
Call Number:
14
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Needlework Guild of America, a charitable organization that collects and distributes articles of clothing to the needy, was founded in Philadelphia in 1885. The Conshohocken Branch was organized in 1894 and disbanded around 1998. The Needlework Guild of America, Conshohocken Branch records, 1918-2001, consist of minutes, roll books, correspondence, and photographs.
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Repository:
Conshohocken Historical Society
Creator:
Smyth, Samuel Gordon, b. 1859
Title:
Samuel Gordon Smyth scrapbooks
Date [inclusive]:
1882-1929
Call Number:
12
Extent:
1.67 Linear feet