Goschenhoppen Historians document and ephemera 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.
Overview and metadata sections
"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. http://www.goschenhoppen.org/
This collection includes miscellaneous manuscript documents and ephemera. The ephemera includes advertisements, pamphlets, broadsides, sheet music, etc., organized in alphabetical order by subject. Receipts and accounts, indentures, vital records, correspondence, and other original documents are also in the collection. Of special interest are Fraktur (Pennsylvania German birth and marriage certificates beautifully illuminated with decorative motifs) on display throughout the building.
Materials collected 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.
- Access Restrictions
Contact Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. for information about accessing this collection.