Held at: Concord Township Historical Society [Contact Us]659 Smithbridge Road, Box 152, Concordville, PA, 19342
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Concord Township 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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Virginia M. "Ginny" DeNenno became president of the Concord Township Historical Society in the mid-1970s and continued in that capacity for about 40 years. She also served on the Concord Township Planning Commission for many years as well as the township's Historic Commission. Known as "the" authority on local history, she collaborated with Dr. Robert P. Case on the first volume of a history of Concord Township, Prosperity and Progress: Concord Township, Pennsylvania, The Colonial Legacy (Concordville, Pa. : Concord Township Historical Society, 1983); and co-authored with him the second volume, Concord Township: Progress and Prosperity in the Nineteenth Century (Concord Township Historical Society, 1997).
Shomo, Eileen. "DeNenno Portrait Unveiled by Concord Twp. Historical Society." Garnet Valley Press November 3, 2010. Accessed May 22, 2013. http://www.delconewsnetwork.com/articles/2010/11/03/garnet_valley_press/news/doc4cd05ffb94c71570710478.txt
This collection consists of scrapbooks, primarily filled with newspaper clippings as well as some photocopies and a few original brochures and ephemera. All relate to Concord Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The early volumes (up to the 1940s) include scrapbooks created by local residents, but those from the 1950s and later were created by DeNenno with clippings primarily from Chester Times and Daily Times.
Gift of Virginia M. DeNenno.
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 Concord Township 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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