Held at: Horsham Preservation and Historical Association [Contact Us]900 Governors Road, Horsham, Pennsylvania, 19044
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association. 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
"Horsham Township began as a farming and residential community. [For many years] the Willow Grove Naval Air Station [was] Horsham's largest employer and its most recognized feature. The predecessor of the air station was the Pitcairn Airfield. Here, Harold Pitcairn built the Mailwing airplane, delivered airmail along the East Coast, formed Eastern Air Lines, developed the Autogiro, and entertained celebrities such as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Photographs in Horsham Township show the Quaker meetinghouse, which is the oldest religious building in Horsham and is still in continuous use; the highways that served the township farmers, such as Limekiln Pike, York Road, and Easton Road; and the trolley cars from Doylestown to Willow Grove that connected the township to Philadelphia."
Leon Clemmer and the Horsham Preservation and Historical Association. Images of America: Horsham Township. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia, 2004.
This collection is comprised of materials related to the history of Horsham Township. It is organized into two series: "Book research" and "Subject files."
The first series, "Book research," consists of supplemental research materials for the book Images of America: Horsham Township written by Leon Clemmer. These materials include photographs, research notes, newspaper clippings, and book edits/correspondence with Arcadia Publishing. Some photographs are original and some are reproductions, circa 1950-2000.
Then second series, "Subject files," is arranged by subjects pertinent to Horsham local history. These subjects include Keasbey and Mattison Co., Quaker history, Revolutionary War, family genealogies, and local farms and buildings. The materials included in this series are research notes, copies of secondary materials, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
- Horsham Preservation and Historical Association
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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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