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Goschenhoppen Historians audiovisual materials collection


Held at: Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. [Contact Us]Red Men's Hall, PO Box 476, Green Lane, PA, 18054

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.. 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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"Goschenhoppen is one of the oldest continuously existing Pennsylvania German communities in America. This geographic region occupies a small corner of southeastern Pennsylvania in Montgomery County. The Goschenhoppen Historians Inc., was founded in 1964 in order to preserve the folk culture of this area's earliest immigrant settlers, known as the Pennsylvania Dutch."


Goschenhoppen Historians. "Home Page." Accessed December 16, 2011.

This collection consists of slides, audiocassettes, photographic prints, audio tapes, VHS tapes, and photograph negatives. Most photographs and slides depict the annual Goschenhoppen Folk Festival, but some cover other Goschenhoppen events, such as the annual Christmas party. There are also some audio recordings of Goschenhoppen events and lectures, although the majority of the audiocassettes are oral history interviews. The collection also includes several VHS tapes, which appear to contain lessons, recordings of the Goschenhoppen Folk Festival, and quilt exhibits.

The slides in this collection are organized and indexed up to 1991.

Materials created by the Goschenhoppen Historians.

Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
Records processed and finding aid prepared with support from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and National Endowment for the Humanities.
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