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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
Abington Township, incorporated in 1704, is one of the oldest communities in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Early government of the township was minimal: its earliest governing officials were supervisors of roads; beginning in 1802, two township supervisors were annually elected. A more comprehensive governing structure was not adopted until the early 20th century, after an 1899 state law made it possible for Abington to re-classify itself as a "first class township." Abington's first Board of Commissioners meeting was held on March 5, 1906 in the Weldon Hotel. In 2015, the Abington Township Board of Commissioners consists of 15 individuals who meet twice per month to discuss and adopt policies on issues such as land development, capital improvement projects, road improvements, refuse, and public safety.
Hocker, Edward W. "History of Township of Abington." From 50th Anniversary, Township of Abington.. 1956. p. 24-26. Accessed May 7, 2013. http://www.abington.org/info/history/50th%20Anniversary%201906.pdf
This collection consists of various memoranda and other documents, especially reports and agendas, relating to the work of the Abington Township Board of Commissioners and its committees, 1991-1994. The collection is organized by committee and document type. The committees include: Audit Committee, Public Affairs Committee, Public Safety Committee, Public Works Committee, Zoning Board, and Planning Commission. There are also papers relating to Abington School District and the Abington Free Library.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a 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 Old York Road Historical Society directly for more information.
- Abington (Montgomery County, Pa. : Township). Board of Commissioners
- Abington (Montgomery County, Pa. : Township)
- Old York Road Historical Society
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton 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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