Held at: Lower Merion Historical Society [Contact Us]506 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Box 2602, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 19004
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Lower Merion 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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"The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania established free "common," public schools April 1, 1834. Before that, schools existed in Lower Merion such as Fairview, the Little Bethel School, the Lower Merion Benevolent School (The Academy), those operated by the Merion Friends Meeting, Merion Square Academy, Sibley's, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and two Union schools (one was probably held in the Union School House building on Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr). The Lower Merion School District consolidated some schools in November, 1835...The Lower Merion School District was the first in Montgomery County to apply for establishing 'common' schools under legislation passed in Harrisburg."
Goldsborough, Ted. "Public Schools in Lower Merion and Narberth." 1999, revised 2010. Accessed November 1, 2011. http://lowermerionhistory.org/texts/schools.html.
This collection consists of four minute-books of the Lower Merion School District School Board: 1834-1856, 1892-1905, 1905-1910, and 1910-1913.
On long-term deposit from the Lower Merion School Board.
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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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