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Goschenhoppen Historians manuscript volumes 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.

The bulk of the Goschenhoppen Historians manuscript volumes collection is comprised of account books of various businesses, most based in Montgomery County, although some materials come from Lehigh, Berks, or Lancaster County, or from New Jersey. There are other types of manuscript volumes, including minute books, registers, and personal papers and business records. Items of particular interest include: a doctor's patient account books, 1832-1876; Knights of the Golden Eagle minute books, 1900-1941; Frederick Township school board records, 1936-1952; hotel registers, 1911-1930; cigar-making records, 1885-1894; militia records, 1848-1853; an orphan's account book, 1840-1880; and a list of post offices and railroad routes, 1932.

An inventory of the volumes listing creator, subject (i.e. type of business or record type), dates, location, and language, is available on-site. A name index of Line Lexington Insurance Company records, 1842-1854, is also available on-site.

Items collected by the Goschenhoppen Historians, 1963-2011.

Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.
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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
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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