William E. Durrwachter Collection
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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William E. Durrwachter (1911-2003) was a long-time member of the Edge Hill Fire Company and involved in many Montgomery County area fire-fighter organizations. He was very involved with the Republican party and served as county committeeman for Abington Township. He worked for Keystone Brass and Rubber Company, was a trumpet player, and participated in the Philadelphia Mummer's Parade.
The William E. Durrwachter Collection is primarily made up of records, histories, photographs, clippings, and certificates related to various fire-fighting organizations throughout eastern Montgomery County and the vicinity. There is also one scrapbook about Durrwachter's involvement with the Republican Party, 1945-1980.
Gift of William E. Durrwachter, 2001-2004.
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
- 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.
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