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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
1890-2003
Creator:
Pennington, Beulah Newlin, 1896-1990
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
Beulah Newlin Pennington (1896-1990), who was born and lived all her life in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, taught in public schools there for 45 years before retiring in 1966. Concord Elementary School was renamed The Pennington School in her honor. The Beulah Newlin Pennington papers, 1890-2003, primarily consist of materials relating to Pennington's work as a teacher in Concord, personal papers, and some local history research materials. (View full finding aid.)
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Beulah Newlin Pennington papers
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Pennington, Beulah Newlin, 1896-1990
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CTHS.08
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2.25 linear feet
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1890-2003
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Beulah Newlin Pennington (1896-1990), who was born and lived all her life in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, taught in public schools there for 45 years before retiring in 1966. Concord Elementary School was renamed The Pennington School in her honor. The Beulah Newlin Pennington papers, 1890-2003, primarily consist of materials relating to Pennington's work as a teacher in Concord, personal papers, and some local history research materials.
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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
1682-2004
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Concord Township Historical Society (Delaware County, Pa.)
Extent: 11.3 linear feet
Concord Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was incorporated in 1683, and includes the four villages of Concordville, Elam, Markham and Ward. Originally in Chester County, the township became part of Delaware County when Chester County was partitioned in 1789. The Concord Township Historical Society local history manuscripts collection, 1682-2004, includes organizational records, family and personal papers, photographs, and other manuscript materials relating to local people and groups from Concord Township. (View full finding aid.)
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Concord Township Historical Society local history manuscripts collection
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Concord Township Historical Society (Delaware County, Pa.)
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CTHS.04
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11.3 linear feet
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1682-2004
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Concord Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was incorporated in 1683, and includes the four villages of Concordville, Elam, Markham and Ward. Originally in Chester County, the township became part of Delaware County when Chester County was partitioned in 1789. The Concord Township Historical Society local history manuscripts collection, 1682-2004, includes organizational records, family and personal papers, photographs, and other manuscript materials relating to local people and groups from Concord Township.
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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1900-2013
Creator:
Concord Township Historical Society (Delaware County, Pa.)
Extent: 18.5 linear feet
Concord Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was incorporated in 1683, and includes the four villages of Concordville, Elam, Markham and Ward. Originally in Chester County, the township became part of Delaware County when Chester County was partitioned in 1789. The Concord Township Historical Society subject files, circa 1900-2013, include newspaper clippings, photocopies of secondary and primary source documents, pamphlets and ephemera, and a few photos and primary source documents on various local history topics including people, churches, landmarks and historical organizations (such as Newlin Grist Mill and Newlin family), local businesses and organizations, buildings, maps, and railroads. (View full finding aid.)
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Concord Township Historical Society subject files
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Concord Township Historical Society (Delaware County, Pa.)
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CTHS.07
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18.5 linear feet
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circa 1900-2013
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Concord Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was incorporated in 1683, and includes the four villages of Concordville, Elam, Markham and Ward. Originally in Chester County, the township became part of Delaware County when Chester County was partitioned in 1789. The Concord Township Historical Society subject files, circa 1900-2013, include newspaper clippings, photocopies of secondary and primary source documents, pamphlets and ephemera, and a few photos and primary source documents on various local history topics including people, churches, landmarks and historical organizations (such as Newlin Grist Mill and Newlin family), local businesses and organizations, buildings, maps, and railroads.
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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
1922-1958
Creator:
Concord (Delaware County, Pa. : Township). Tax Collector
Extent: 4 linear feet
Concord Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was incorporated in 1683, and includes the four villages of Concordville, Elam, Markham and Ward. Originally in Chester County, the township became part of Delaware County when Chester County was partitioned in 1789. The Concord Township tax records, 1922-1958, consist primarily of property tax assessment volumes with some school property tax transcripts and other tax-related records. There are also records from nearby municipalities: Bethel Township, Media Borough, Thornbury Township, and Birmingham (Chadds Ford Township). (View full finding aid.)
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Concord Township tax records
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Concord (Delaware County, Pa. : Township). Tax Collector
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CTHS.03
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4 linear feet
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1922-1958
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Concord Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was incorporated in 1683, and includes the four villages of Concordville, Elam, Markham and Ward. Originally in Chester County, the township became part of Delaware County when Chester County was partitioned in 1789. The Concord Township tax records, 1922-1958, consist primarily of property tax assessment volumes with some school property tax transcripts and other tax-related records. There are also records from nearby municipalities: Bethel Township, Media Borough, Thornbury Township, and Birmingham (Chadds Ford Township).
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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1980-1998
Creator:
DeNenno, Virginia M.
Extent: 9 linear feet
Dr. Robert P. Case, formerly a history professor at Neumann College, and Virginia M. "Ginny" DeNenno, long-time president of the Concord Township Historical Society, worked together on the two-volumes series Prosperity and Progress: Concord Township, Pennsylvania, 1683-1983 (Concordville, Pa. : Concord Township Historical Society). The first volume, authored by Case with assistance from DeNenno, was published in 1983; the second volume, co-authored by the pair, was published in 1997. The Dr. Robert P. Case and Virginia M. DeNenno book production files, circa 1980-1998, include their papers relating to the research, writing, and publication of the series. The bulk of the collection is property research and research notes, including photocopies of deeds, transcripts of wills, and other copies of primary-source documents. (View full finding aid.)
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Dr. Robert P. Case and Virginia M. DeNenno book production files
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DeNenno, Virginia M.
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CTHS.02
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9 linear feet
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circa 1980-1998
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Dr. Robert P. Case, formerly a history professor at Neumann College, and Virginia M. "Ginny" DeNenno, long-time president of the Concord Township Historical Society, worked together on the two-volumes series Prosperity and Progress: Concord Township, Pennsylvania, 1683-1983 (Concordville, Pa. : Concord Township Historical Society). The first volume, authored by Case with assistance from DeNenno, was published in 1983; the second volume, co-authored by the pair, was published in 1997. The Dr. Robert P. Case and Virginia M. DeNenno book production files, circa 1980-1998, include their papers relating to the research, writing, and publication of the series. The bulk of the collection is property research and research notes, including photocopies of deeds, transcripts of wills, and other copies of primary-source documents.
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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
1929-1951
Creator:
Groff, James Andrews, 1887-1952
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
James A. Groff (1887-1952) was an antiques dealer in Chester Heights, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The James A. Groff daybooks, 1929-1951, contain newspaper clippings of personal property and estate sale notices, with Groff's notes about items from sale and directions. Also included in the collection are some business cards of other antique dealers, and several pieces of correspondence. (View full finding aid.)
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James A. Groff daybooks
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Groff, James Andrews, 1887-1952
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CTHS.06
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1.5 linear feet
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1929-1951
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James A. Groff (1887-1952) was an antiques dealer in Chester Heights, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The James A. Groff daybooks, 1929-1951, contain newspaper clippings of personal property and estate sale notices, with Groff's notes about items from sale and directions. Also included in the collection are some business cards of other antique dealers, and several pieces of correspondence.
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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
1917-2012
(Bulk: 1970-2012)
Creator:
DeNenno, Virginia M.
Extent: 8 linear feet
Long-time president of the Concord Township Historical Society (Delaware County, Pennsylvania), Virginia M. "Ginny" DeNenno is widely considered "the" authority on the township's history. The Virginia M. DeNenno Concord Township scrapbooks, 1917-2012 (bulk 1970-2012), contain primarily newspaper clippings as well as some photocopies and a few original brochures and ephemera, all relating to Concord Township. (View full finding aid.)
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Virginia M. DeNenno Concord Township scrapbooks
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DeNenno, Virginia M.
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CTHS.01
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8 linear feet
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1917-2012
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1970-2012
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Long-time president of the Concord Township Historical Society (Delaware County, Pennsylvania), Virginia M. "Ginny" DeNenno is widely considered "the" authority on the township's history. The Virginia M. DeNenno Concord Township scrapbooks, 1917-2012 (bulk 1970-2012), contain primarily newspaper clippings as well as some photocopies and a few original brochures and ephemera, all relating to Concord Township.
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Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]
circa 1850-1971
Creator:
Willits family
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Francis P. Willits (born 1856) was a farmer in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is credited as among the first to cultivate mushrooms in the United States, importing spores in 1892 to grow on his farm. The Willits family papers, circa 1850-1971, consist largely of family photographs, with additional materials including deeds, genealogical materials, and correspondence. Of special interest are a minute book of the Concord Mushroom Co., Inc. (1959-1971), and a typescript draft of A Quaker Forty-Niner: The Adventures of Charles Edward Pancoast on the American Frontier. (View full finding aid.)
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Willits family papers
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Willits family
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CTHS.09
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1.25 linear feet
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circa 1850-1971
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Francis P. Willits (born 1856) was a farmer in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He is credited as among the first to cultivate mushrooms in the United States, importing spores in 1892 to grow on his farm. The Willits family papers, circa 1850-1971, consist largely of family photographs, with additional materials including deeds, genealogical materials, and correspondence. Of special interest are a minute book of the Concord Mushroom Co., Inc. (1959-1971), and a typescript draft of A Quaker Forty-Niner: The Adventures of Charles Edward Pancoast on the American Frontier.
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