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Patricia Henning papers


Held at: Germantown Historical Society [Contact Us]5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Germantown 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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Pat Henning (1933-2005) was a local historian and social activist based in the West Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. She served on the board of the West Mt. Airy Neighbors, a local community association, and helped develop the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, a community service organization. She founded the Mt. Airy Historical Awareness Committee, and worked on many of the oral history projects conducted by the Germantown Historical Society in the early 1990s. Henning also founded and served as editor of the Mount Airy Express. The library of the Germantown Historical Society was dedicated in her name in 2007.

This collection is primarily comprised of newspaper clippings, copies of primary materials, articles, pamphlets, and brochures. There is also a small amount of primary material in the collection, of which the majority is correspondence of Mrs. Francis A. Wister (1920s-1930s) and records of the Mount Airy Express.

The first three boxes in this collection are dedicated to subject files, arranged alphabetically. They focus on topics of local interest, such as Germantown businesses, Germantown Historic District, Germantown Historical Society, education/schools, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, and historic preservation.

The fourth box contains articles, arranged alphabetically by author.

The fifth box in this collection contains unprocessed materials.

The sixth and seventh boxes contain Mount Airy Express records, clippings, and related materials.

The last box relates to Vernon Park.

Gift of Gayl Koster, 2005. [Accession #2005.028]

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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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