Pottstown Mercury photographs
Held at: Pottstown Historical Society [Contact Us]568 High Street, Pottstown, PA, 19464
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Pottstown 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 Pottstown Mercury is a daily newspaper published in Pottstown, Pennsylvania since at least the 1930s. Two reporters from the Pottstown Mercury have won Pulitzer Prizes: Thomas J. Kelly III, who won in 1979 in the Spot News Photography category, and Thomas James Hylton, who won in 1990 for Editorial Writing.
Brennan, Elizabeth A. and Elizabeth C. Clarage. Who's Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1999.
This collection is comprised of photographs of people and businesses in Pottstown and surrounding areas. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by business or person name, and are often identified with an address as well. The collection was indexed in 2010.
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 Pottstown Historical Society directly for more information.
- Pottstown 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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