The Independent records
Held at: The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley [Contact Us]301 West Main Street, Trappe, Pennsylvania, 19426
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley. 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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The Providence Independent was a local newspaper in Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Founded by Elwood S. Moser in June of 1875, the publishing house was originally located in the village of Trappe, but moved to Collegeville in 1883. In 1893, the newspaper changed its name to The Independent. In 1952, it merged with the Montgomery Transcript to become The Independent and Montgomery Transcript.
Bean, Theodore Weber. History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1884.
This collection is comprised of subscription and financial records of The Independent. The financial records include advertiser account ledgers and debtor/creditor account ledgers. The subscription records include mailing list ledgers and subscription list ledgers.
The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley also has bound volumes of The Independent and its predecessor and successor titles, dating from 1876 to 1984.
Gift of deed in memory of John Stewart by son John Stewart, August 2001.
- Providence Independent (Trappe, Pa.) 1875-1893.
- The Independent (Collegeville, Pa.) 1893-1952.
- The Independent and Montgomery Transcript: (Collegeville, Pa.) 1952-.
- The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley
- 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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