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Newton M. Howard scrapbooks


Held at: Historical Society of Montgomery County [Contact Us]1654 Dekalb Street, Norristown, PA, 19401

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Montgomery County. 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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"Newton (Newt) Howard [was] a lifelong resident and keeper of Ambler folklore and history. For many years he operated the Howard Camera and Art Center on Butler Avenue in the heart of Ambler. Through his years spent dealing with the people of Ambler and the surrounding communities of Lower Gwynedd, Upper Dublin and Whitpain, he has amassed a treasure trove of fascinating history and stories. Many of these stories were published in the [ Upper Dublin-Ambler Enterprise] newspaper."


"The Newton Howard History of Ambler Series as Published in the Enterprise Newspapers Published by Michael R. Fisher Ardsley PA." Accessed March 2, 2012.

This collection is comprised of binders compiled by Howard that cover local history topics, including significant local families, businesses, and events. The binders include newspaper clippings, writings by Howard, copies/transcriptions of pertinent documents, and a small amount of original photographs and documents. Binders are indexed by subject. There is a large amount of material relating to Dr. Richard Mattison and the Keasbey-Mattison company. Howard wrote a manuscript for "Asbestos King" Richard V. Mattison, M.D.: The Man and His Empire.

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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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