Held at: Old York Road Historical Society [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Old York Road 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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Glenside Weldon Elementary and Junior High School was a part of the Abington School District. It opened in 1907 and closed in 2001.
Arnosky, Mischa. "Glenside-Weldon School for Rent." Abington Patch June 7, 2011. Accessed November 29. 2011. http://abington.patch.com/articles/glenside-weldon-school-for-rent
The vast majority of this collection is made up of scrapbooks, circa 1955-1970. Some were assembled by the Glenside-Weldon Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and some appear to have been created by students. Most scrapbooks include class and club membership lists, programs and flyers, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
The collection also includes files from the PTA, circa 1980s-2000. Some files are subject-based, on topics like anti-bullying, or relate to particular programs run by the PTA. There are files with meeting minutes and other administrative documents, as well as a large quantity of financial records. The financial records include treasurer's reports, bank statements, deposit receipts, returned checks, tax returns, receipts and invoices, and a financial ledger with membership deposits.
A few three dimensional objects are in this collection, such as t-shirts, a water bottle, and several awards and plaques. The school newspaper Glenside Weldon Happenings, 1948-1963, and numerous articles about the school or the PTA clipped from local newspapers round out the collection.
Gift of Glenside Weldon Elementary and Junior High School, 2001.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Old York Road Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project 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 done in the HCI-PSAR project.
- Old York Road 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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