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Montgomery Township Parent Teacher Association records


Held at: Montgomery Township Historical Society [Contact Us]P.O. Box 678, Montgomeryville, PA, 18936

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Montgomery Township Historical Society. 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

Montgomery Elementary School is part of the North Wales School District in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and serves families in Montgomery Township. A Home and School Association (previously "Parent Teacher Association") "exists in every school [in the North Penn School District] to provide parents/guardians with the opportunity to work cooperatively with the school in the best interest of the students. Communication between parents and the school is enhanced by the activities of this organization. The organization provides support for quality educational programs and activities. The North Penn Coordinating Council is an umbrella organization of all individual Home and School Associations in the district. Monthly meetings are attended by two representatives from each school plus liaisons from both the Special Education Council and the North Penn Association for Gifted Education. The goal of the council is to improve communication between home and school by providing a link between parents and administrators."


Quoted text from: North Penn School District. "Elementary School Handbook." Accessed August 22, 2012.

This collection chiefly consists of scrapbooks compiled by the Montgomery Elementary Parent Teacher Association. It also includes printed pamphlets and ephemera, photographs, newspaper clippings, and PTA financial records and minutes.

Collection Inventory

PTA scrapbooks: 1951-1952, 1952-1953, 1953-1954, 1955-1956, 1957-1958, 1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1956-1957, 1960-1961, 1961-1962

Montgomery School yearbook, June 1972

Montgomery School yearbook, June 1972 (different cover)

Montgomery School yearbook, June 1976

Montgomery School yearbook, June 1976 (different cover)

Two Montgomery County Council of PTA ribbons

Financial papers of Montgomery Home & School Council, 1967-1977 (black binder)

Pamphlet entitled, "Guidebook for Parents - Montgomery Town (non-inclusive)

Montgomery Elementary Calendar, 1982-1983

Home and School Council Meeting notes, 1972-1975

Six copies of pamphlet on dedication and open house for Montgomery Elementary, 1966

Montgomery Elementary Home & School Council By-Laws, 3 copies (1953, 1960s, 1972)

Handbook for Home & School Association of Philadelphia, undated

North Penn School District-Rules for Government, Inglewood Elementary School, 1978

Mounted newspaper clippings relating to the groundbreaking for Montgomery Elementary, 1964

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot 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 Montgomery Township Historical Society directly for more information.

Montgomery Township Historical Society
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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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