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Brandywine Battlefield Task Force records and research files


Held at: Chadds Ford Historical Society [Contact Us]1736 N Creek Rd., P.O. Box 27, Chadds Ford, PA, 19317

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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"The Brandywine Battlefield National Historic Landmark was dedicated on January 20, 1961. Today, it is part of the municipalities of Birmingham, Kennett, Pennsbury, Thornbury, and Westtown, Chester County, and Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County. The Brandywine Battlefield Task Force (BBTF) was formed in 1993 as a volunteer group of municipal, state, and federal representatives along with non-profit institutions."

BBTF's mission is: "the implementation of public and private partnerships to preserve the Brandywine Battlefield National Historic Landmark planning area; to educate the community about its cultural resources; to develop interpretation of the Battle and its historical and physical setting."

BBTF is composed of representatives from: the municipalities within the landmark, Delaware and Chester Counties, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Friends of Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site, the Brandywine Conservancy, the Natural Lands Trust, the National Park Service, and Valley Forge National Historic Site.


Quoted text from: The Brandywine Battlefield Task Force. "The Brandywine Battlefield Task Force." Accessed June 18, 2013.

The collection consists of records of the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force and research materials about topics relating to the Battle of the Brandywine. It is organized into two series. The first series, "T", includes organizational records such as meeting minutes, correspondence in chronological order, information about service providers, and funding applications. The second series, "B", includes research about the Battle of the Brandywine such as clippings, photocopies of published articles, and photocopies of primary source documents.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is the repository for Brandywine Battlefield Task Force records.

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Chadds Ford Historical Society directly for more information.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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