Held at: Historical Society of Frankford [Contact Us]1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA, 19124
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J.J. Johnston worked as a messenger for George R. Stearns, the Director of Public Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the tenure of Philadelphia Mayor John E. Reyburn, 1907-1911.
This collection consists of six large scrapbooks, 1907-1911, compiled by John J. Johnston (identified as Mr. Johnston in the scrapbooks) while he worked as a messenger for Philadelphia's director of public works, George Stearns. The scrapbooks consist of newspaper clippings related to Philadelphia public works and city administration during Mayor John E. Reyburn's term in office, 1907-1911. The newspaper clippings include articles on city administration, including snow removal, the city's financial systems, city parades, mass transit, streets, and events, as well as city administrators. Several of the articles are about George Stearns and John Reyburn.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2014-2016 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by Sarah Leu and Anastasia Matijkiw 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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