Held at: King of Prussia Historical Society [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the King of Prussia 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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Carl F. Schultheis, Jr. (born 1930) is a pediatrician at the King of Prussia Medical Center in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Haverford College in 1955 and Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in 1959. He is a founding member and former president of the King of Prussia Historical Society, a role in which he served for many years. Carl is known as a local historian in King of Prussia (Upper Merion Township, PA) and has been collecting materials relating to that area and its residents for several years. He was also the main interviewer for the "Remember When" series, broadcast on UMGA TV (Upper Merion Township Government Access Television), an oral history project in which local residents shared their memories about Upper Merion and King of Prussia.
This collection consists of photographs, deeds, marriage certificates, letters, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting the local history and people of King of Prussia (Montgomery County, PA) and nearby areas.
The photographs date from the late 19th century to the 20th century and include several glass plate negatives. There are also some photocopies and scans of photographs.
Most of the primary source documents (deeds, marriage certificates, letters, and more) date from the 19th century; the earliest item is an 18th century land survey.
Other materials in the collection include maps, research articles, newspaper clippings, and various printed materials and ephemera.
Gift of Carl Schultheis, 2014.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 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.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact King of Prussia Historical Society directly for more information.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu 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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