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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
1833-1977
(Bulk: 1923-1937)
Creator:
Streeper, Edward V. (Edward Vincent), 1876-1951
Extent: 3 linear feet
Edward V. Streeper (1876-1951) was a resident of Delaware County, Pennsylvania for most of his life and an avid local historian. Streeper was involved with the Delaware County Institute of Science, serving as the chairman of its Historical Section. The Edward V. Streeper book research scrapbooks on Delaware County (Pa.) history, 1833-1977 (bulk 1923-1937), consist of 28 volumes of newspaper clippings, research notes, and a smaller quantity of photographs, ephemera, manuscript documents, and other primary-source materials. The volumes focus on local subjects such as biographies, schools, taverns/cafes/restaurants, and politics. (View full finding aid.)
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Edward V. Streeper book research scrapbooks on Delaware County (Pa.) history
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Streeper, Edward V. (Edward Vincent), 1876-1951
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MHAC.03
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3 linear feet
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1833-1977
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1923-1937
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Edward V. Streeper (1876-1951) was a resident of Delaware County, Pennsylvania for most of his life and an avid local historian. Streeper was involved with the Delaware County Institute of Science, serving as the chairman of its Historical Section. The Edward V. Streeper book research scrapbooks on Delaware County (Pa.) history, 1833-1977 (bulk 1923-1937), consist of 28 volumes of newspaper clippings, research notes, and a smaller quantity of photographs, ephemera, manuscript documents, and other primary-source materials. The volumes focus on local subjects such as biographies, schools, taverns/cafes/restaurants, and politics.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
1950
Creator:
Zimmerman, F.F.
Extent: 2 linear feet
F.F. Zimmerman was a photographer with a studio at 6 E. Front Street in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The F.F. Zimmerman film negatives, 1950, depict buildings in Media and borough centennial celebration events. (View full finding aid.)
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F.F. Zimmerman film negatives
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Zimmerman, F.F.
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MHAC.04
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2 linear feet
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1950
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F.F. Zimmerman was a photographer with a studio at 6 E. Front Street in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The F.F. Zimmerman film negatives, 1950, depict buildings in Media and borough centennial celebration events.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
1865-1951
Creator:
First National Bank of Media (Media, Pa.)
Extent: 13.5 linear feet
The First National Bank of Media in the Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania was formed in 1864. It went out of business some time after 1951, but its distinctive 1899 headquarters is still in use as of 2013 as a PNC Bank. The First National Bank of Media records, 1865-1951, include general/financial ledgers, Board of Directors meeting minutes, and various other stock and banking records. (View full finding aid.)
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First National Bank of Media records
creator
First National Bank of Media (Media, Pa.)
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MHAC.02
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13.5 linear feet
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1865-1951
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The First National Bank of Media in the Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania was formed in 1864. It went out of business some time after 1951, but its distinctive 1899 headquarters is still in use as of 2013 as a PNC Bank. The First National Bank of Media records, 1865-1951, include general/financial ledgers, Board of Directors meeting minutes, and various other stock and banking records.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
circa 1970-1995
Creator:
Lees, I. Frank
Extent: 8.5 linear feet
A long-time resident and local historian of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, I. Frank Lees (1918-1999) was popularly known as "Mr. Media." The I. Frank Lees slides of Media, circa 1970-1995, consist of thirteen boxes of mostly color slides compiled by Lees for local history presentations. They illustrate various topics relating to Media Borough and Delaware County, such as Baltimore Avenue, State Street, Media Fire Company, Media current, and old Media. (View full finding aid.)
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I. Frank Lees slides of Media
creator
Lees, I. Frank
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MHAC.06
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8.5 linear feet
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circa 1970-1995
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A long-time resident and local historian of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, I. Frank Lees (1918-1999) was popularly known as "Mr. Media." The I. Frank Lees slides of Media, circa 1970-1995, consist of thirteen boxes of mostly color slides compiled by Lees for local history presentations. They illustrate various topics relating to Media Borough and Delaware County, such as Baltimore Avenue, State Street, Media Fire Company, Media current, and old Media.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
1684-1992
(Bulk: 1684-1880)
Creator:
Malin family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
The Borough of Media, the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s. The area remained largely rural until the end of the 19th century. The Malin family was one of the first English Quaker families to settle in Pennsylvania when Randal Malin (1652-1729), a Quaker minister, emigrated from Cheshire, England upon purchasing 250 acres of land from William Penn in 1681. The Malin family papers, 1684-1992 (bulk, 1684-1880), include mostly estate records such as deeds, indentures, wills, bond and mortgages, and estate inventories with some financial papers such as a receipt book, miscellaneous receipts, and shilling notes. There is also a photocopy of a manuscript genealogy of Malin and Edwards families by Phyillis Centman. (View full finding aid.)
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Malin family papers
creator
Malin family
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MHAC.07
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0.5 linear feet
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1684-1992
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1684-1880
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The Borough of Media, the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s. The area remained largely rural until the end of the 19th century. The Malin family was one of the first English Quaker families to settle in Pennsylvania when Randal Malin (1652-1729), a Quaker minister, emigrated from Cheshire, England upon purchasing 250 acres of land from William Penn in 1681. The Malin family papers, 1684-1992 (bulk, 1684-1880), include mostly estate records such as deeds, indentures, wills, bond and mortgages, and estate inventories with some financial papers such as a receipt book, miscellaneous receipts, and shilling notes. There is also a photocopy of a manuscript genealogy of Malin and Edwards families by Phyillis Centman.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
1847-circa 1975
Creator:
Media (Pa.). Historic Archives Commission
Extent: 13 linear feet
The Borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, located about 12 miles outside of Philadelphia. The area was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s; Media became the county seat in 1850. A largely rural area prior to that point, the town grew rapidly in the second half of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. The Media Historic Archives Commission local manuscripts collection, 1847-circa 1975, includes scrapbooks, ledgers, organizational records, bank records, film reels, postcards, audio and video cassettes, slides, blueprints, charters, broadsides, maps, atlases, and various other documents relating to the people, businesses, and organizations of Media. (View full finding aid.)
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Media Historic Archives Commission local manuscripts collection
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Media (Pa.). Historic Archives Commission
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MHAC.05
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13 linear feet
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1847-circa 1975
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The Borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, located about 12 miles outside of Philadelphia. The area was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s; Media became the county seat in 1850. A largely rural area prior to that point, the town grew rapidly in the second half of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. The Media Historic Archives Commission local manuscripts collection, 1847-circa 1975, includes scrapbooks, ledgers, organizational records, bank records, film reels, postcards, audio and video cassettes, slides, blueprints, charters, broadsides, maps, atlases, and various other documents relating to the people, businesses, and organizations of Media.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
circa 1880-1990
Creator:
Media (Pa.). Historic Archives Commission
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
The Borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, located about 12 miles outside of Philadelphia. The area was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s; Media became the county seat in 1850. A largely rural area prior to that point, the town grew rapidly in the second half of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. The Media Historic Archives Commission photographs, circa 1880-1990, consist of roughly 500 photographic prints of various Media area subjects. Most of the photographs are original with some reproductions. (View full finding aid.)
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Media Historic Archives Commission photograph collection
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Media (Pa.). Historic Archives Commission
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MHAC.08
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extent
3.5 linear feet
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circa 1880-1990
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The Borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, located about 12 miles outside of Philadelphia. The area was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s; Media became the county seat in 1850. A largely rural area prior to that point, the town grew rapidly in the second half of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. The Media Historic Archives Commission photographs, circa 1880-1990, consist of roughly 500 photographic prints of various Media area subjects. Most of the photographs are original with some reproductions.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
1842-2013
Creator:
Media (Pa.). Historic Archives Commission
Extent: 41 linear feet
The Borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, located about 12 miles outside of Philadelphia. The area was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s, Media became the county seat in 1850. A largely rural area prior to that point, the town grew rapidly in the second half of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. About half of the materials in the Media Historic Archives Commission subject files, 1842-2013, are secondary source (newspaper clippings, narrative histories, and photocopies and transcriptions of original documents), and the other half is primary source (largely pamphlets and ephemera and photographs, with some correspondence, financial papers, organizational records, maps, and other documents). The collection focuses on various local history topics relating to Media and vicinity, such as local schools, churches, organizations and associations, people, military, black history, and other topics. (View full finding aid.)
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Media Historic Archives Commission subject files
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Media (Pa.). Historic Archives Commission
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MHAC.01
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41 linear feet
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1842-2013
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The Borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, located about 12 miles outside of Philadelphia. The area was settled by Europeans beginning in the 1680s, Media became the county seat in 1850. A largely rural area prior to that point, the town grew rapidly in the second half of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. About half of the materials in the Media Historic Archives Commission subject files, 1842-2013, are secondary source (newspaper clippings, narrative histories, and photocopies and transcriptions of original documents), and the other half is primary source (largely pamphlets and ephemera and photographs, with some correspondence, financial papers, organizational records, maps, and other documents). The collection focuses on various local history topics relating to Media and vicinity, such as local schools, churches, organizations and associations, people, military, black history, and other topics.
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Media Historic Archives Commission [Contact Us]
circa 1880-1900
Creator:
Appleton, Stephen H.
Extent: 20 linear feet
Stephen H. Appleton (b. 1854) of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was editor of a local newspaper and a professional photographer around the turn of the 20th century. The Stephen H. Appleton glass plate negatives, circa 1880-1900, depict people and buildings mostly located in Media and Delaware County. (View full finding aid.)
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Stephen H. Appleton glass plate negatives
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Appleton, Stephen H.
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MHAC.09
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20 linear feet
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circa 1880-1900
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Stephen H. Appleton (b. 1854) of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, was editor of a local newspaper and a professional photographer around the turn of the 20th century. The Stephen H. Appleton glass plate negatives, circa 1880-1900, depict people and buildings mostly located in Media and Delaware County.
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