Held at: Historical Society of Fort Washington [Contact Us]Clifton House, 473 Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA, 19034-2313
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Fort Washington. 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
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania (now part of Upper Dublin Township and Whitemarsh Township) was settled in the 18th century by German immigrants. During the Revolutionary War this area became famous as the encampment for George Washington and the Continental Army after the Battle of Germantown and prior to the march to Valley Forge in 1777. The battle of Whitemarsh was also fought in 1777.
This collection is an assembled collection of subject files created by the Historical Society of Fort Washington. The subject files are on topics of local interest, such as churches, schools, and businesses; monuments and historic sites; battles and wars; family genealogies and genealogical research aids; mills and farms; etc. Most of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and secondary histories, but there are some pamphlets, photographs, and scattered primary materials. The bulk of the subject files are arranged alphabetically.
After the primary run of subject files, similar materials are arranged into several smaller groupings. One section focusing on the Revolutionary War is arranged by state. There is also a section of clippings, arranged chronologically, of Newton M. Howard's columns for Upper Dublin-Ambler Enterprise, 1997-1999. Finally, there is one section of Ray Thompson's research notes, manuscripts, photographs, and correspondence, circa 1960s.
Materials collected by the Historical Society of Fort Washington.
- Historical Society of Fort Washington
- 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
- 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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