Ray Shepherd files on Stenton
Held at: Stenton [Contact Us]4601 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19140
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Stenton. 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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Raymond V. Shepherd, Jr., earned an M.A. in American Culture from the Winterthur Museum Program at the University of Delaware in 1968 with a dissertation entitled, James Logan's Stenton: Grand Simplicity in Quaker Philadelphia. He already had a B.S. in business administration from Columbia University. After graduating from Winterthur, Shepherd worked as Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts after 1700 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Next, he was appointed the first administrator for Cliveden (Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.) in 1972 after it was acquired by the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. After that, he became site administrator at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
"First Administrator Named for Cliveden." Preservation News, Vol. 12, No. 4 (April 1972): 4. Accessed October 8, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/mn38gsx
This collection primarily consists of Shepherd's research materials and correspondence regarding Stenton and James Logan, although there are also some letters and documents that pertain to other 18th century historic sites. The bulk of materials are secondary-source, including historic site reports, articles, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of catalog cards for documents at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and elsewhere. There is a large quantity of photographs of furniture and decorative objects, as well as some photocopies of primary-source documents.
Gift of Ray Shepherd, 2012.
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 Stenton directly for more information.
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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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