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.
Overview and metadata sections
The Montgomery Publishing Company, owned by Journal Register Company and still operational as of 2012, is a news distributor located in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Montgomery publishes local newspapers including Ambler Gazette, the Times Herald of Norristown, and the Reporter of Lansdale.
The bulk of the collection, which dates from 1960 to 1989, is made up of complaint files and legal records from various court cases involving Montgomery Publishing Company. In addition, there are subject files on topics like labor and unionization, strategic planning (circa 1970), advertisement reports, etc. There are also files on circulation numbers for newspapers under the Montgomery Publishing Company umbrella, and on newspaper conferences and professional associations such as the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors.
Gift of Montgomery Publishing Company, 2007/2008.
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.
- Advertising, Newspaper
- Libel and slander
- Newspaper publishing
- Photography of sports
- Press law
- Privacy, Right of
- Old York Road Historical Society
- Finding Aid Author
- 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.
- Access Restrictions
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