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Yardley Historical Association [Contact Us]
1985-circa 2003
Creator:
Yardley News (Yardley, Pa.)
Extent: 57 linear feet
Yardley News, which began publication around 1947, is now part of BucksLocalNews.com published by Journal Register Company. The newspaper covers Yardley Borough, Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough, and all of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Yardley News photographs, 1985-circa 2003, consist of photograph files from the newspaper that are roughly sorted chronologically by newspaper issue; a small portion have been sorted alphabetically by subject. The photographs depict local events, people, organizations, and buildings. (View full finding aid.)
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"Yardley News" photographs
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Yardley News (Yardley, Pa.)
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57 linear feet
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1985-circa 2003
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Yardley News, which began publication around 1947, is now part of BucksLocalNews.com published by Journal Register Company. The newspaper covers Yardley Borough, Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough, and all of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Yardley News photographs, 1985-circa 2003, consist of photograph files from the newspaper that are roughly sorted chronologically by newspaper issue; a small portion have been sorted alphabetically by subject. The photographs depict local events, people, organizations, and buildings.
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Yardley Historical Association [Contact Us]
1855-1981
(Bulk: 1950-1980)
Creator:
Belville, Catherine Reading, 1897-1995
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Catherine "Kitty" Reading Belville (1897-1995) was born in Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Belville was a 1919 graduate of Swarthmore College, and established the Belville Scholarship there in 1982 in honor of her parents. Having a strong interest in history, Belville was a member of the Colonial Yardley Association (predecessor of the Yardley Historical Association). The Catherine R. Belville family papers, 1885-1981 (bulk 1950-1980), mostly consist of the personal papers of Catherine R. Belville, including correspondence, diaries, ephemera, and photographs, as well as some papers relating to the Belville family. Many of the materials relate to Belville's time as a student at Swarthmore College and her continued association with the school. Also included are materials relating to the Colonial Yardley Association, genealogy research, and Yardley history research. (View full finding aid.)
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Catherine R. Belville family papers
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Belville, Catherine Reading, 1897-1995
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YHA.05
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1.5 linear feet
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1855-1981
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1950-1980
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Catherine "Kitty" Reading Belville (1897-1995) was born in Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Belville was a 1919 graduate of Swarthmore College, and established the Belville Scholarship there in 1982 in honor of her parents. Having a strong interest in history, Belville was a member of the Colonial Yardley Association (predecessor of the Yardley Historical Association). The Catherine R. Belville family papers, 1885-1981 (bulk 1950-1980), mostly consist of the personal papers of Catherine R. Belville, including correspondence, diaries, ephemera, and photographs, as well as some papers relating to the Belville family. Many of the materials relate to Belville's time as a student at Swarthmore College and her continued association with the school. Also included are materials relating to the Colonial Yardley Association, genealogy research, and Yardley history research.
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Yardley Historical Association [Contact Us]
1895-1967
Creator:
Yardley (Pa.)
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Yardley Borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was settled in 1682 by Quaker minister William Yeardley, who purchased a tract of land from William Penn. Following the completion of the Bristol-New Hope section of the Delaware Canal in 1831, new commerce and trade poured into the town, then called "Yardleyville." The town continued to grow following the completion of the New York branch of the railroad in 1876 that included a nearby station. Yardley was incorporated as a borough in 1895. The Yardley Borough records, 1895-1967, include scattered administrative and financial records of the Borough, as well as records from the Borough Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Health. (View full finding aid.)
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Yardley Borough records
creator
Yardley (Pa.)
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YHA.02
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2.5 linear feet
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1895-1967
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Yardley Borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was settled in 1682 by Quaker minister William Yeardley, who purchased a tract of land from William Penn. Following the completion of the Bristol-New Hope section of the Delaware Canal in 1831, new commerce and trade poured into the town, then called "Yardleyville." The town continued to grow following the completion of the New York branch of the railroad in 1876 that included a nearby station. Yardley was incorporated as a borough in 1895. The Yardley Borough records, 1895-1967, include scattered administrative and financial records of the Borough, as well as records from the Borough Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Health.
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Yardley Historical Association [Contact Us]
1915-1966
Creator:
Civic Club of Yardley (Pa.)
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
The Civic Club of Yardley (Bucks County, Pa.) was organized in 1915 by a group of 30 women; its purpose was to "form a better Yardley." Mrs. A.J. Cadwallader served as its first president. The Club joined the Bucks County Federation of Women's Clubs in 1920 and the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) in 1926. A Yardley Junior Civic Club was created in 1940; it merged with the Senior Club in 1956. The Yardley Civic Club records, 1915-1966, primarily consist of administrative records, membership booklets/yearbooks, and scrapbooks, with some financial records, correspondence, ephemera, histories and anniversary booklets, constitutions and bylaws, and printed materials from parent organizations. (View full finding aid.)
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Yardley Civic Club records
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Civic Club of Yardley (Pa.)
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YHA.06
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2.5 linear feet
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1915-1966
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The Civic Club of Yardley (Bucks County, Pa.) was organized in 1915 by a group of 30 women; its purpose was to "form a better Yardley." Mrs. A.J. Cadwallader served as its first president. The Club joined the Bucks County Federation of Women's Clubs in 1920 and the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) in 1926. A Yardley Junior Civic Club was created in 1940; it merged with the Senior Club in 1956. The Yardley Civic Club records, 1915-1966, primarily consist of administrative records, membership booklets/yearbooks, and scrapbooks, with some financial records, correspondence, ephemera, histories and anniversary booklets, constitutions and bylaws, and printed materials from parent organizations.
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Yardley Historical Association [Contact Us]
1741-2013
(Bulk: 1883-2013)
Creator:
Yardley Historical Association (Yardley, Pa.)
Extent: 9.5 linear feet
Yardley Borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was settled in 1682 by Quaker minister William Yeardley who purchased a tract of land from William Penn. Following the completion of the Bristol-New Hope section of the Delaware Canal in 1831, new commerce and trade poured into the town, then called "Yardleyville." The town continued to grow following the completion of the New York branch of the railroad in 1876 that included a nearby station. Yardley was incorporated as a borough in 1895. The Yardley Historical Association local history collection, 1741-2013 (bulk 1883-2013), is organized into two series: I. Subject files and II. Manuscripts. The Subject files include pamphlets and ephemera, photocopies of historical documents, and photographs, relating to local history topics, such as floods and Black history in Yardley. The Manuscripts include various materials, such as documents, minute books, photographs, scrapbooks, and oral histories, that document Yardley individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and events. Most represented in this series is the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Yardley, an auxiliary of the WCTU of Pennsylvania. (View full finding aid.)
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Yardley Historical Association local history collection
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Yardley Historical Association (Yardley, Pa.)
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YHA.03
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9.5 linear feet
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1741-2013
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1883-2013
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Yardley Borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was settled in 1682 by Quaker minister William Yeardley who purchased a tract of land from William Penn. Following the completion of the Bristol-New Hope section of the Delaware Canal in 1831, new commerce and trade poured into the town, then called "Yardleyville." The town continued to grow following the completion of the New York branch of the railroad in 1876 that included a nearby station. Yardley was incorporated as a borough in 1895. The Yardley Historical Association local history collection, 1741-2013 (bulk 1883-2013), is organized into two series: I. Subject files and II. Manuscripts. The Subject files include pamphlets and ephemera, photocopies of historical documents, and photographs, relating to local history topics, such as floods and Black history in Yardley. The Manuscripts include various materials, such as documents, minute books, photographs, scrapbooks, and oral histories, that document Yardley individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and events. Most represented in this series is the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Yardley, an auxiliary of the WCTU of Pennsylvania.
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Yardley Historical Association [Contact Us]
1845-1977
Creator:
Yardley Library Company (Yardley, Pa.)
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
The Yardley Library Company (Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania), originally the Yardleyville Library Company, was established in 1845 and incorporated in 1877. A building for the Library was erected in 1878. Initially a subscription library, the company became a free library in 1918, and was used as a community library until 1977, when a branch of the Bucks County Library was constructed outside of town in Lower Makefield Township. The Yardley Library Company records, 1845-1977, document the library over a 130-year period beginning with its founding in 1845. It includes minutes books, financial records, director's reports, circulation and library registers, circulation statistics, library catalogs, librarian's reports, and some correspondence, blueprints, and other miscellaneous records. (View full finding aid.)
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Yardley Library Company records
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Yardley Library Company (Yardley, Pa.)
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YHA.04
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2.5 linear feet
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1845-1977
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The Yardley Library Company (Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania), originally the Yardleyville Library Company, was established in 1845 and incorporated in 1877. A building for the Library was erected in 1878. Initially a subscription library, the company became a free library in 1918, and was used as a community library until 1977, when a branch of the Bucks County Library was constructed outside of town in Lower Makefield Township. The Yardley Library Company records, 1845-1977, document the library over a 130-year period beginning with its founding in 1845. It includes minutes books, financial records, director's reports, circulation and library registers, circulation statistics, library catalogs, librarian's reports, and some correspondence, blueprints, and other miscellaneous records.
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