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Mary Jane Lederach Hershey fraktur research collection

Hist.Mss.407

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

Summary Information

Repository:
Mennonite Heritage Center
Creator:
Hershey, Mary Jane Lederach, 1930-
Title:
Mary Jane Lederach Hershey fraktur research collection
Date [inclusive]:
1979-2005
Call Number:
Hist.Mss.407
Extent:
4 Linear feet ((18 flat boxes))
Language:
English
Abstract:
From 1979 to 2005, historian Mary Jane Lederach Hershey visited many libraries, museums and private fraktur collections in the eastern United States, gathering data and photographs of fraktur produced by or related to the Mennonite community of eastern Pennsylvania. She collected data on over 1,000 items. Some were featured in her book This Teaching I Present: Fraktur from the Skippack and Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Schools, 1747-1836 (Good Books, 2003). A full inventory of the data/photo sheets is available in PDF: http://mhep.org/files/inventories/HM407inventory.pdf or as an Excel spreadsheet (for sorting): http://mhep.org/files/inventories/HM407inventory.xlsx. Search either of these by pressing Ctrl+f.
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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mennonite Heritage Center,  2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Mary Jane Lederach Hershey and Forrest L. Moyer

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Controlled Access Headings

Family Name(s)
  • Cassel
  • Godshall
Form/Genre(s)
  • Illuminated manuscripts
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Research notes
Personal Name(s)
  • Dock, Christopher, d. 1771
  • Eyer, John Adam, 1755-1837
  • Gottschall, Samuel K., 1808-1898
  • Hunsicker, Isaac Z., 1803-1870
  • Johnson, Henry G., 1806-1879
  • Kolb, Andreas, 1749-1811
  • Kulp, David, 1777-1834
  • Souder, John D., 1865-1942
Subject(s)
  • Education
  • Fraktur art
  • Music
  • Singing

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Data/photo sheets for items featured in This Teaching I Present.

Box
1

Series 2. Data/photo sheets arranged by artist.

Box Folder

Christopher Dock related.

2 1

Salford 1815-1818 group.

2 2

Salford/Skippack related.

2 3-4

Cassel family related.

3

John Adam Eyer related.

4 1-2

David Kulp related.

4 3

Andreas Kolb related.

5
Godshall family related.
Scope and Contents note

Including Isaac Clarence Kulp's translation of the Jacob Gottschall (1769-1845) dowry record book.

6-7

Henry G. Johnson related.

8 1-2

Isaac Z. Hunsicker related.

8 3

John D. Souder related.

8 4
Sundry artists and motifs.
Scope and Contents note

Files on: Fraktur before 1770; Herman Ache; Andreas Bauer; Henry Bauer; John Adam Beyscher; Henry Brachtheiser; Engraver Artist; Flying Angels motif; John Gehman; Isaac Gross; Susanna Heebner; Hereford Artist; Jacob Hummel; Kommt Liebe Kinder Artist; Jacob Landes; Rudolph Landes; John Moyer; Joseph Moyer; Samuel Moyer; Samuel Musselman; Jacob Overholt; Rockhill Artist; Durs Rudie; Side Floral Bookplate Artist; Star motif.

9-10

Series 3. Data/photo sheets arranged by type.

Box Folder

Vorschriften (penmanship models).

11 1

Birth certificates.

11 2

Cutwork.

11 3

Family registers.

11 4

Singing related.

11 5

Teaching pieces.

11 6-8

School rewards and pictures.

12 1-2

Schoolwork.

12 3

Notenbüchlein (manuscript tune booklets).

13

Bookplates.

14
Non-local/non-Mennonite.
Scope and Contents note

Files on: European fraktur; Christian Alsdorf; Amish fraktur; Matthew Fuchs; Lancaster fraktur; Schwenkfelder fraktur; Christian Strenge; John Van Minian; other non-local.

15

Series 4. Miscellaneous this and that.

Scope and Contents note

Includes record of fraktur owners; files on: fakes, fraktur in the Library of Congress, and the Donald Shelley auction; and numerous articles on fraktur.

Box
16

Series 5. Slides.

Box

Slides of fraktur, with numbers corresponding to data sheets, #1-1011.

17

Slides of local and Mennonite history, with additional unnumbered fraktur slides.

18