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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Dr. Robert P. Case, a resident of Concord Township (Delaware County, Pennsylvania), was formerly a history professor at Neumann College and president of the Delaware County Historical Society. He authored a series on the history of the township, Prosperity and Progress: Concord Township Pennsylvania, 1683-1983, with two volumes: Volume I: The Colonial Legacy (Concordville, Pa. : Concord Township Historical Society, 1983), and Volume II: The Nineteenth Century (Concordville, Pa. : Concord Township Historical Society, 1997).
Case collaborated with Virginia M. "Ginny" DeNenno on the first volume and co-authored with her the second. DeNenno is widely known as "the" authority on Concord Township local history. She 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 Concord Township's Planning Commission and its Historic Commission for many years.
Shomo, Eileen. "DeNenno Portrait Unveiled by Concord Twp. Historical Society." Garnet Valley Press November 3, 2010. Accessed May 22, 2013.
O'Neill, Robert F. "DelCo Historical Society Still Dreams of Having Its Own Home Even Many Smaller Groups Have Long Had Their Own Places." Philadelphia Inquirer September 3, 1995. Accessed May 22, 2013. http://articles.philly.com/1995-09-03/news/25717263_1_local-history-mercer-museum-historical-materials.
This collection consists of materials relating to the research and publication of both volumes of Prosperity and Progress: Concord Township Pennsylvania, 1683-1983 by Dr. Robert P. Case and Virginia M. DeNenno. The bulk of the collection is property research and research notes, including photocopies of deeds, transcripts of wills, transcribed census and tax records, and other copies of primary-source documents. There are also drafts, proofs, and editorial correspondence about book production. Finally, there is a small amount of book order forms and correspondence with the printer.
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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