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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1876-1961
Creator:
Barker, Charles R.
Extent: 17.4 linear feet
Charles Reed Barker (1875-1961) was a very active genealogist and historian in the Philadelphia area. The Charles R. Barker papers, 1876-1961, consist of diaries, scrapbooks, historic document abstracts/transcriptions, and a small amount of loose documents and ephemera. At the heart of the collection are Barker's diaries, which provide a comprehensive and intimate view of his daily activities over nearly three-quarters of a century, 1889-1961. (View full finding aid.)
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Charles R. Barker papers
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Barker, Charles R.
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HSMC.10
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17.4 linear feet
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1876-1961
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Charles Reed Barker (1875-1961) was a very active genealogist and historian in the Philadelphia area. The Charles R. Barker papers, 1876-1961, consist of diaries, scrapbooks, historic document abstracts/transcriptions, and a small amount of loose documents and ephemera. At the heart of the collection are Barker's diaries, which provide a comprehensive and intimate view of his daily activities over nearly three-quarters of a century, 1889-1961.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1856-1915
Creator:
Mathews, Edward, 1837-1916
Extent: 5.4 linear feet
Edward Mathews (1837-1916) was a newspaper writer and local historian of Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania. The Edward Mathews papers, 1856-1915, consists of newspaper clippings scrapbooks, notebooks and diaries, and a manuscript for Mathews's memoir. (View full finding aid.)
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Edward Mathews papers
creator
Mathews, Edward, 1837-1916
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HSMC.50
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5.4 linear feet
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1856-1915
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Edward Mathews (1837-1916) was a newspaper writer and local historian of Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania. The Edward Mathews papers, 1856-1915, consists of newspaper clippings scrapbooks, notebooks and diaries, and a manuscript for Mathews's memoir.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1884-1997
(Bulk: 1930-1997)
Creator:
Blase, Francis
Extent: 10 linear feet
Francis "Frank" Blase Jr. (1938-1999) was a Pennsylvania resident was devoted to local and coal mining history. He was a member of the Lansdale Historical Society (Montgomery County, Pa.) and founded the North Penn Historical Library (Montgomery County, Pa.) and the Research Library for Coal Mining (Pottsville, Pa.). The Frank Blase collection on North Penn History, 1884-1997, consists almost entirely of newspaper clippings, with a few original photographs (circa 1900-1915), handwritten notes, and pamphlets. The collection focuses on the North Penn region of Montgomery County (near Lansdale, Pa.); parts of Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania are also covered in the collection. (View full finding aid.)
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Frank Blase collection on North Penn History
creator
Blase, Francis
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HSMC.43
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10 linear feet
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1884-1997
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1930-1997
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Francis "Frank" Blase Jr. (1938-1999) was a Pennsylvania resident was devoted to local and coal mining history. He was a member of the Lansdale Historical Society (Montgomery County, Pa.) and founded the North Penn Historical Library (Montgomery County, Pa.) and the Research Library for Coal Mining (Pottsville, Pa.). The Frank Blase collection on North Penn History, 1884-1997, consists almost entirely of newspaper clippings, with a few original photographs (circa 1900-1915), handwritten notes, and pamphlets. The collection focuses on the North Penn region of Montgomery County (near Lansdale, Pa.); parts of Philadelphia, Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania are also covered in the collection.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1794-1937
Creator:
Wanger, George Fremont Price, 1863-1938
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
George F. P. Wanger, 1863-1938, was an author, historian, and genealogist who published materials relating to his family and to the local history of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The bulk of the George F. P. Wanger genealogical research, 1794-1937, is comprised of research materials gathered by Wanger while compiling his family history. The collection also includes primary source materials such as marriage certificates and land deeds. (View full finding aid.)
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George F. P. Wanger genealogical research
creator
Wanger, George Fremont Price, 1863-1938
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HSMC.23
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3.5 linear feet
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1794-1937
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George F. P. Wanger, 1863-1938, was an author, historian, and genealogist who published materials relating to his family and to the local history of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The bulk of the George F. P. Wanger genealogical research, 1794-1937, is comprised of research materials gathered by Wanger while compiling his family history. The collection also includes primary source materials such as marriage certificates and land deeds.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
circa 1850-1970
Creator:
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
Extent: 60 linear feet
The Historical Society of Montgomery County photograph collection, circa 1850-1970, is comprised primarily of photographs, with a number of negatives, glass plates, daguerreotypes/cased photographs, tintypes, and printer's plates. The photographs depict people, places, events, and businesses in and around Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Montgomery County photograph collection
creator
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
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HSMC.38
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60 linear feet
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circa 1850-1970
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The Historical Society of Montgomery County photograph collection, circa 1850-1970, is comprised primarily of photographs, with a number of negatives, glass plates, daguerreotypes/cased photographs, tintypes, and printer's plates. The photographs depict people, places, events, and businesses in and around Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1839-1982
Creator:
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
Extent: 42 linear feet
The Historical Society of Montgomery County scrapbooks collection, 1839-1982, consists primarily of scrapbooks compiled by various individuals, along with some compiled by HSMC staff and volunteers. The majority have a local focus and consist primarily of newspaper clippings. There are scrapbooks devoted to prominent local citizens, nearby regions, or national events; and there are also numerous scrapbooks by named individuals with items of personal interest. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Montgomery County scrapbooks collection
creator
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
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HSMC.01
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42 linear feet
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1839-1982
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The Historical Society of Montgomery County scrapbooks collection, 1839-1982, consists primarily of scrapbooks compiled by various individuals, along with some compiled by HSMC staff and volunteers. The majority have a local focus and consist primarily of newspaper clippings. There are scrapbooks devoted to prominent local citizens, nearby regions, or national events; and there are also numerous scrapbooks by named individuals with items of personal interest.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
circa 1887-2012
Creator:
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
Extent: 30 linear feet
The Montgomery County Historical Society township boxes, circa 1887-2012, consist of government reports/publications, local historians' research and writings, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to and organized by subdivisions of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (View full finding aid.)
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Historical Society of Montgomery County township boxes
creator
Historical Society of Montgomery County.
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HSMC.33
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30 linear feet
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circa 1887-2012
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The Montgomery County Historical Society township boxes, circa 1887-2012, consist of government reports/publications, local historians' research and writings, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to and organized by subdivisions of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1896-1968
(Bulk: 1950-1968)
Creator:
Marsella Photo Studio.
Extent: 12.3 linear feet
Julius Caesar Marsella (1913-1965) and his father Ercole Marsella (1887-1941) were proprietors of a photography studio in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Marsella Photo Studio photographs, 1896-1968 [bulk 1950-1968], depict local businesses, colleges, churches, residences, people, etc. (View full finding aid.)
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Marsella Photo Studio photographs
creator
Marsella Photo Studio.
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HSMC.37
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12.3 linear feet
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1896-1968
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1950-1968
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Julius Caesar Marsella (1913-1965) and his father Ercole Marsella (1887-1941) were proprietors of a photography studio in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Marsella Photo Studio photographs, 1896-1968 [bulk 1950-1968], depict local businesses, colleges, churches, residences, people, etc.
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Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]
1900-1999
(Bulk: 1950-1999)
Creator:
Howard, Newton M.
Extent: 3 linear feet
Newton M. Howard was a resident of Ambler, Pennsylvania, and an active local historian. The Newton M. Howard scrapbooks, 1900-1999, consist of materials relating to local history topics, including local families, businesses, and events. (View full finding aid.)
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Newton M. Howard scrapbooks
creator
Howard, Newton M.
id
HSMC.31
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3 linear feet
inclusive date
1900-1999
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1950-1999
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Newton M. Howard was a resident of Ambler, Pennsylvania, and an active local historian. The Newton M. Howard scrapbooks, 1900-1999, consist of materials relating to local history topics, including local families, businesses, and events.
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