Held at: Radnor Historical Society [Contact Us]113 West Beech Tree Lane, Wayne, PA, 19087
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"Organized in 1880, the object of the Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania shall be for the general improvement of the fire service throughout the state; to provide protection to disabled fire fighters and to those dependent upon them, through legislation enactment; to open upon the best manner and means for the fighting of fires and public fire safety education; to promote the organization of fire companies and fire departments in communities in need of such protection, and encourage a fraternal friendship among firefighters."
The office of the organization was located in Wayne (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) during the 1920s. It is still active as of 2014 out of an office in Franklin (Venango County, Pennsylvania).
Quoted text from: Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania. "Home." 2014. Accessed on March 19, 2014. http://www.pafirefighters.org/index.htm.
The collection consists almost entirely of member cards. The member cards list member name, fire station affiliation and location, as well as addresses. (It is unclear whether the addresses are for the fire station or the individual.) The cards also list the year the member was admitted to the Association and the dues paid. On a few cards information about death benefits is noted, such as claim number and recipient. There are also a few scattered pieces of correspondence.
Gift of Howard Holden, 2007.
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.
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Sarah Leu 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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