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Mennonite Heritage Center [Contact Us]
1907-2007
Creator:
Kulp, Isaac Clarence, 1938-2007, Creator
Extent: 19 linear feet ((19 boxes))
Isaac Clarence Kulp (1938-2007) was an historian, antiquarian, and folk artist of Vernfield, Montgomery Co., PA. In the 1960s he was one of the pioneers of Pennsylvania German folk culture research in the Goschenhoppen region of Montgomery County and surrounding areas. His collection of folklore notes, tape recordings, books, paintings, photographs and other manuscripts has been preserved at the Mennonite Heritage Center. The I. C. Kulp Papers include personal and family manuscripts and correspondence, papers from his involvement in organizations and projects including the Goschenhoppen Historians (of which he was a founder), and papers related to his varied interests. The highlight of Mr. Kulp’s papers are his historical and folklore diaries. During his active adult life, I. C. Kulp kept historical diaries in which he made notes about things told to him by local people regarding folklore, etc. (View full finding aid.)
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Isaac Clarence Kulp papers
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Kulp, Isaac Clarence, 1938-2007, Creator
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MHEP.Hist.Mss.436.1
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19 linear feet ((19 boxes))
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1907-2007
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Isaac Clarence Kulp (1938-2007) was an historian, antiquarian, and folk artist of Vernfield, Montgomery Co., PA. In the 1960s he was one of the pioneers of Pennsylvania German folk culture research in the Goschenhoppen region of Montgomery County and surrounding areas. His collection of folklore notes, tape recordings, books, paintings, photographs and other manuscripts has been preserved at the Mennonite Heritage Center. The I. C. Kulp Papers include personal and family manuscripts and correspondence, papers from his involvement in organizations and projects including the Goschenhoppen Historians (of which he was a founder), and papers related to his varied interests. The highlight of Mr. Kulp’s papers are his historical and folklore diaries. During his active adult life, I. C. Kulp kept historical diaries in which he made notes about things told to him by local people regarding folklore, etc.
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Mennonite Heritage Center [Contact Us]
1979-2005
Creator:
Hershey, Mary Jane Lederach, 1930-
Extent: 4 linear feet ((18 flat boxes))
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. (View full finding aid.)
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Mary Jane Lederach Hershey fraktur research collection
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Hershey, Mary Jane Lederach, 1930-
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MHEP.Hist.Mss.407
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4 linear feet ((18 flat boxes))
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1979-2005
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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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