Scrapbooks Collection

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Collection Title: Scrapbooks Collection

Dates of Collection: 1830-1977, Bulk dates 1890-1965

Box Numbers: 1-53, Oversize

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society

Project Archivist: Jasmine Smith

Information For Researchers:

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  • Preffered Citation:
    Preferred Citation: 
    Creator last name, Creator first name. (Dates) Scrapbook title. Collection (Box number), Repository, City, State.

Biography:

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Biography: 

Scrapbooks, or books printed with blank pages and filled with short notes, printed ephemera, and mementos, became commonplace in the 19th century. Commercial binding and printing made both scrapbooks and the mementos that filled them cheaper and more plentiful. Before the introduction of commercial scrapbooks, recycled books, like old account books, provided a backdrop for selected scraps. Scrapbook making was common among women and girls, and books included both homemaking items as well as personal mementos. Men may compile a scrapbook of farming information or professional reference articles. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, scrapbooks were used in the classroom to compile informative scraps into a resource resembling a textbook. While rarely used in education today, scrapbooking to capture memories or homemaking ideas is still popular, both in traditional book form and in online reimaginings like Pinterest.

Resources Used

Tucker, S., Ott, K., Buckler, P. (2006). The Scrapbook in American Life. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

The CCHS Scrapbook collection includes several types of scrapbooks. Many books are collections of thematically related newspaper clippings. Others are personal scrapbooks of cards, letters, and mementos.

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

The collection is described at the item level. When possible, materials from the same donor or organization have been housed together. However, most scrapbooks in our collection are of unique provenance and are not organized on a specific system. Researchers are encouraged to thoroughly search the finding aid for names, organizations, or topics of interest.

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Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Box 1

  1. “13 Railroad PRR” Donor: Mrs. Frank J. Downs
  2. “14 Railroad PRR” Donor: Mrs. Frank J. Downs
  3. Liggett family scrapbook [all old greeting cards, etc.] Donor: H. Maclean
  4. Scrapbook of Mary K. Cleaver of Philadelphia. (Daughter of Isaac A. Cleaver, 97th PA) on Galusha Pennypacker, includes letters pasted in (TLS of Theo. Roosevelt) and clippings, etc.
  5. “The Murder Book”

Box 2

The Alfred Coxe Prime Directory of Craftsman. Compiled by Phoebe Phillips Prime from Philadelphia City Directories, 1785-1800. Listed by subject and alphabetical by name and the Alfred Coxe Prime file of Newspaper Advertisements listed by subject only. Microfilmed and reproduced by Xerography February 1960.

  1. Phoebe Phillips Prime – “Volume I. Artists, blacksmiths, boxmakers, brassfounders, coppersmiths, stonecutter, and masons, brushmakers, buttonmakers, cabinet makers, cake bakers”
  2. Phoebe Phillips Prime – “This blue volume to replace vol. II” “Clock and watchmakers, and carpenters”
  3. Phoebe Phillips Prime – “Volume III also Residuum” includes “coopers, cutlers, druggists, engravers, fan makers, gold and silversmiths, gunsmiths, ironmongers, jewelers, joiners, looking glassmakers, millright and milestone makers, musical instrument makers, nailors, painters, and glaziers, paperhangers, pewterers, planemakers, sawmakers, plaisterers.”
  4. Phoebe Phillips Prime – “Volume IV. Potters, china manufactory, printers, pump makers, razor makers, riggers, sailmakers, shipwrights, tanners, curriers, saddlers.”
  5. Phoebe Phillips Prime – “Volume V. Textiles, tinplate workers, trunk makers, type founders, umbrella and oil cloth makers, upholsterers, wharf builders, wheelwrights, whitesmiths, Windsor chair makers.”  

Box 3

  1. [Chester Co. newspaper clippings, ca. late 19th century] Donor: Caroline and Lydia Parker
  2. [Scrapbook containing information on the Hoffman family and its properties in Birmingham Twps., Chester and Delaware Counties, Pa] Donor: Ralph W. Hoffman, 1977
  3. [Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, ca. 1908-1930, include many “The Township Justices” and ‘The Justices’ Court”] Donor: Dr. Henry Pleasants, May 1938
  4. [Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, ca. before WWII and later, chiefly from Lancaster Co. papers] Donor: none listed
  5. Same as above.
  6. “Chester County Biography” on spine. [3 ring notebook includes typed notes, clippings, 20th century.] Donor: none listed
  7. “Trolley Sparks 55” [paste-over of Wanamaker Diary for 1909 includes many articles on WC trolley, ca. 1890s through 1945] Donor: none listed

Box 4

  1. “Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of engagements, marriages, & WWII items compiled by Harriet Shallcross” Donor: Harriet Shallcross
  2. [Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, Chester County Main Line area, ca. 1890s-1927, with handwritten index on CCHS letterhead] Donor: none listed
  3. [Twin Valley Garden Club scrapbook, ca. 1929-1933, includes some photographs] Donor: Clarence Kurtz
  4. “Scrapbook of Malvern News 1934-1935” [3-ring notebook] Donor: Harry W. Annear
  5. [Scrapbook of Craig Ridgway & Son, Coatesville, Pa advertisements clipped from “The Iron Age” periodical, ca. 1896, paste-over of “Illustrated catalogue and price-list of T.B. Bickerton and Co., Philadelphia.”] Donor: Jerry Di Liberato
  6. [Scrapbook of Craig Ridgway & Son, Coatesville, Pa advertisements clipped from “The Iron Age” periodical, ca. 1903-1907, paste-over of “Crane Co., Philadelphia, catalogue and price-list, 1902”] Donor: Jerry Di Liberato
  7. “Recreation Scrap Book” [Chester County clippings, ca. 1930-1932, includes Whitford Lodge, national need for physical education, marble tournament, playgrounds, etc.] Donor: none listed

Box 5

  1. Scrapbook of West Chester Stamp Club- newspaper clippings, etc. of meetings, 1936-1940. Donor: none listed
  2. Scrapbook of clippings of Garden Club, Women’s Club, etc. ca. 1930s-1940s (Chester County and beyond) [covers missing] Donor: none listed but likely given by Women’s club of Phoenixville
  3. Scrapbook, 1939-1940 newspaper clippings on Women’s Club of Phoenixville. Donor: Women’s Club of Phoenixville
  4. Scrapbook of clippings on First West Chester Fire Company, ca. 1883-1894
  5. Scrapbook of clippings on Chester County Drama League, ca. 1930-1933. Donor: none listed
  6. Scrapbook of clippings on Chester County Art Association building and exhibits, 1936 (“Mary B. Swayne Jr.” written inside) Donor: none listed
  7. Scrapbook of clippings of Chester Count Boy Scouts, ca. 1936-1937 Donor: none listed
  8.  Scrapbook of clippings of Chester Count Boy Scouts, ca. 1936-1937 Donor: none listed                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  9. Scrapbook of clippings of Chester Count Boy Scouts, ca.1940-1941 Donor: none listed                                                                                                                            
  10. Scrapbook of clippings of Chester Count Boy Scouts, ca. 1945-1946 Donor: none listed                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  11. Scrapbook (paste-over) of clippings of games played by Chester and Delaware County baseball teams, ca. 1892 (chiefly Brandywine club) Donor: Alger C. Whitcraft, Dec. 30, 1992.
  12. Scrapbook (paste-over) of clippings of Patriotic Sons of America, ca. 1883-1932 Donor: George B McCormick, May 1940
  13. Scrapbook (paste-over) of clippings of Patriotic Sons of America, ca. 1893-1928 Donor: George B McCormick, May 1940
  14. Scrapbook of clippings, minutes, tickets, etc. of Patriotic Sons of America, ca. 1897-1931 Donor: George B. McCormick, May 1940
  15.  Scrapbook (paste-over) of clippings of Chester County WCTU, ca. 1891-1892 Donor: Walter L. Grayson

Box 6

  1. “Motoring out the Main Line to Visit Historic Homesteads” by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (“from ‘Old Pennsylvania Towns’ (Honey Brook mentioned) Anne Hollingsworth Wharton”) [clipping pasted into booklet form] Donor: none
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on Missionary Society (second Missionary District of Chester Presbytery), Avondale area church and religion, etc. Donor: Jane Errett
  3. Scrapbook of the Avondale Choral Society, ca. 1924-1940 (includes clippings, programs, letters, brochures, tickets, photograph, etc.) Donor: none [letters are to Prof. and Mrs. W.R. Skillen of Avondale]
  4. Scrapbooks of Zachariah Walker of Coatesville, “The Trial of the Defendants in the Lynching of Zachariah Walker Case”, ca. 1911-1913. Donor: none listed

Box 7

  1. Scrapbook of greeting cards – Christmas, Drawings, Birthday, Valentine, Easter, Get Well & Others. 1890 -1941 Donor: Elizabeth K. Reilly.
  2. Scrapbook of Christmas cards and family photographs. 1927-1937. Donor: Elizabeth K. Reilly.
  3.  Scrapbook of Christmas cards, Easter, gift labels & wrapping paper samples. 1952. Donor: Elizabeth K. Reilly.
  4. Scrapbook of greeting cards, Christmas, Easter, Valentine Day & labels, wrapping paper samples. 1948-1951. Donor: Elizabeth K. Reilly 

Box 8

  1. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, Birthday, Valentine, Easter, Get Well, and Others, 1901-1935.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  2. Scrapbook of Christmas cards with many photographs, 1927-1945.  Donor:  Olive C. Cadbury
  3. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, Easter, Valentine, Thank-You, also wrapping paper samples, 1952.  Donor:  E. K. Reilly
  4. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, Birthday, Easter, Valentine, plus Thank-You notes, invitations, announcements, stickers, wrapping paper samples, 1949-1951.  Donor:  E. K. Reilly
  5. Scrapbook of misc. newspaper clippings, 1957-1960.  Most from Daily Local News and relate to West Chester area people or events.  Donor:  Unknown
  6. Scrapbook of misc. newspaper clippings, late 1930s-1950s.  Same as 1 above.  Donor:  Unknown
  7. Scrapbook of misc. newspaper clippings, various dates.  Same as 1 above.  Donor: Unknown
  8. Scrapbook of misc. newspaper clippings, various dates.  Same as 1 above.  Donor:  Unknown

Box 9

  1. Scrapbook of Christmas, Birthday, and misc. cards, 1936-1937.

Donor: Miss Elizabeth K. Reilly

735 N. Walnut St.

West Chester, PA

  1. Scrapbook, same as above, 1938.
  2. Scrapbook, same as above, 1939.
  3. Scrapbook, same as above, 1940-1941.
  4. Elizabeth Eastry. Album of Christmas Greeting Cards. May 1882 – unknown. Donor: Mrs. Phebe P. Prime.

Box 10

            Loose scrapbook pages, not in books. Newspaper clippings, misc. items.

            Envelopes addressed to:

                        Mr. Malcolm Chambers

                        RD 1

                        West Grove, PA

Box 11

  1. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, Birthday, Easter, Valentine, plus stickers, 1954.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  2. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, with many photographs, stickers, and To/From tags, 1955.  Donor:  E. K. Reilly
  3. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas with some photographs, stickers, To/From tags and Thank-You notes, 1956.  Donor:  E. K. Reilly
  4. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, Birthday, Valentine, plus stickers, stamps, wrapping paper samples, 1957-58.  Donor: E. K. Reilly
  5. Scrapbook of a collection of newspaper articles, advertisements, business cards, apothecary prescriptions, business letters, balance sheets, architectural drawings, stock exchange results, obituaries, voting results, jury panels, and others.  Newspaper articles from several Philadelphia papers and from Coatesville, Elk County, Honey Brook, Lock Haven, Newark, Pottstown, and West Chester.  Focus is on industry and business, 1894-1926.  Donor:  Not identified
  6. Scrapbook of a collection of newspaper articles dealing with poetry, pithy sayings, advice, obituaries, etc. from, probably, West Chester papers, 1890s.  Donor:  Ida Crowe
  7. Scrapbook of a collection of newspaper articles dealing with poetry, obituaries, biographies, and incidents of interest.  Sources of articles not identified, 1880s.  Donor:  Mrs. Raymond McCue

Box 12

  1. Scrapbook of misc. newspaper clippings, 1947-Jan. 1948.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  2. Scrapbook of Wilmington Institute, Wilmington, Del annual reports—1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1900.  Also relates to the Institute Drafting School.  Some newspaper clippings and misc. correspondence, + more.  Donor:  Unknown

Box 13

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper articles, jokes and anecdotes, pictures, “Nancy” cartoons, poetry, etc., 1965.  Donor:  Malcolm S. Chambers
  2. Scrapbook, same as above, 1963-1964.  Donor:  Malcolm S. Chambers
  3. Scrapbook, same as above, 1968.  Donor:  Malcolm S. Chambers
  4. Scrapbook, same as above, plus many railroad articles, 1955.  Donor:  Malcolm S. Chambers
  5. Scrapbook of newspaper articles on Boy Scout troops in Chester County and their activities, 1934.  Donor:  Unknown
  6. Scrapbook of newspaper articles that cover “Y” activities, 1950-51.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  7. Scrapbook of newspaper articles, programs, other items and memorabilia pertaining to the activities of the Phoenixville Women’s Club, 1965-66.  Donor:  Mrs. Ward Warren Ingalsbe and the Women’s Club of Phoenixville

Box 14

  1. Scrapbook of mostly newspaper clippings—photographs—primarily trains and railroads, 1940s-1960s.  Two envelopes in back of books with many colored picture postcards of covered bridges.  Donor:  Unknown, but probably Malcolm Chambers, West Grove, PA
  2. Scrapbook of mostly newspaper clippings, railroads, trips to S. America, Far East, 1940s-1960s.  Donor:  Malcolm Chambers
  3. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mostly railroad pictures, 1940-1950s.  Donor:  Malcolm Chambers
  4. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, mostly railroads, 1940s-1950s.
  5. Scrapbook of some railroad newspaper clippings and many covered bridge picture postcards.  Donor:  Malcolm Chambers
  6. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings—mostly railroads, 1950s-1960.

Box 15

  1. Scrapbook for receipts for items purchased by W. A. Pierce (druggist?) for the entire year, 1896.  Donor:  Mr. W. A. Pierce
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper articles on “Y” activities, 1941-42.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  3. Scrapbook of bills and receipts—see # 1, 1895.  Donor:  Mr. W. A. Pierce
  4. Scrapbook of ledger of accounts receivable and payable, 1922-32.  Donor:  Hoopes Bro. & Darlington, Inc.
  5. Scrapbook—see # 4, 1932-40.  Donor:  Hoopes Bro. & Darlington, Inc.

Box 16

  1. Scrapbook of a wide variety of newspaper articles, letters to the editor, obituaries, poetry, etc. from West Chester papers, 1886-89.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, Easter, Birthday, etc. (not in box—too large), 1945-47.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  3. Scrapbook—see #2 (not in box—too large), 1942-44.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  4. Scrapbook of Christmas cards, 1953.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  5. Scrapbook of Christmas cards (inc. a Christmas photo of Pres. Nixon and family), 1961.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  6. Scrapbook of Christmas cars (inc. a photo of Queen Elizabeth and family), 1960.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  7. Scrapbook of Christmas cards, 1958-59.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  8. Scrapbook of greeting cards—Christmas, Valentine, Easter, Get Well, 1927.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly
  9. Scrapbook of Christmas cards, invitations, etc., 1962-3.  Donor:  Elizabeth K. Reilly

Box 17

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the shooting of President James A. Garfield at train station in Washington, D.C., July 2, 1881. Donor: Mrs. Edward D. Heydecker
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings of sports events in West Chester area, 1900s – 1940s. Donor: Unknown
  3. Scrapbook of Sally R. Howell, presented by her mother, February 3, 1895. Collection of art items.
  4. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings – articles by Dr. Cornelius Weygaut, series of drawings by Louis Ruyl, and a series of New Philadelphia. Donor: Unknown.
  5. Scrapbook of clippings of poetry. Donor: Unknown
  6. Scrapbook of clippings of misc. subjects relating to Harrisburg area, Bucks Co., Berks Co., Lancaster. Donor: Unknown.
  7. Scrapbook of Susan Wilson Lukens. Handwritten – various subjects and poetry. Donor: Helen Roberts Davis
  8. Unbound pages from a scrapbook – misc. clippings circa 1940s. Donor: Unknown

Box 18

  1.  Scrapbook of Valley Forge Military Academy, 1950 Yearbook.  Donor:   Unknown
  2. Scrapbook of Avondale Community Club, originally called “The Avondale Girls Club,” disbanded Oct. 1918 to April 1919—Influenza epidemic.  Name changed to Avondale Community Club.  Misc. clippings, etc.  Includes photographs, 1908-May 1946.  Donor:  Unknown
  3. Scrapbook of Avondale Community Club, misc. clippings programs, etc.  Includes photographs, 1946-Oct. 1958.  Donor:  Unknown
  4. Scrapbook of Avondale Community Club, misc. clippings, programs, etc.  Includes photographs, 1960-1968.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook of Chester County Day—1901, misc. clippings.  Donor:  Mrs. A. Wm. Ball?
  6. Scrapbook of Chester County Day—1962, misc. clippings.  Donor:  Mrs. A. Wm. Ball? 

Box 19

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper articles dealing with the activities of the Odd Fellows, Elks, Owls, Sons of Liberty, Order of Egyptians, and Sons of America, 1892-1941.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper and other items dealing with the American Legion Auxiliary of Kennett Square with some references to activities at the state and national levels, 1924-1936.  Donor:  Unknown
  3. Scrapbook of Christmas and Easter cards, many advertising cards (mostly Reading, PA) and magazine pictures, 1886-87.  Donor:  Unknown
  4. Scrapbook of Valentine and Christmas cards, magazine pictures (mostly girls and young women), fruit vegetables, birds, animals, etc., 1897-1917?  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook of greeting cards, advertising cards (Coatesville, West Chester, Philadelphia), stickers, 1880s.  Donor:  Elizabeth N. Baker 

Box 20

  1. Scrapbook of Mr. G. Allan Shannon, greeting cards, advertising cards (Altoona, Pittsburgh. Other cards and pictures, 1898.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Cloth scrapbook of assorted cards and pictures, late 1800s?  Donor:  Unknown
  3. Scrapbook of obituaries, engagement notices, and wedding announcements—mostly from Coatesville, PA, 1944-1961.  Donor:  Miss Harriet Shallcross
  4. Scrapbook of business cards (mostly West Chester and Philadelphia) and assorted other cards and pictures, late 1800s?  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook of misc. cards, of Leora Havens, 1875, by her daughter, Theodosia Derrick Parker, West Chester, PA, Nov. 15, 1963
  6. “Griffith Allan Shannon Book,” scrapbook, misc. cards, clippings, advertisement, cut-outs, etc., Dec. 25, 1886
  7. “William Philips—Ciphering Book.  Price 25 cents.  Bought on 29th of June, 1819.”  Presented in memory of Mrs. Helen Megilligan McClain.  Scrapbook—poetry clippings, newspaper articles, misc.  All material pasted in book of handwritten calculations relating to brewing industry (?)
  8. “Honey Brook Story” by Alfred Stauffer, scrapbook of newspaper clippings, authored by Alfred Stauffer relating to the history of Honey Brook. 

Box 21

Boy Scouts of America

  1. Scrapbook of misc. material from Chester County Council—forms, brochures, annual reports, Camp Horseshoe, 1930-1938.  Boy Scouts.
  2. Scrapbook of misc. mater from Chester County Council, 1939-1940.  Boy Scouts.
  3. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings—Boy Scouts of America.  1943-1944 Scrap Drives by scouts and other wartime efforts.
  4. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings—Boy Scouts, 1948-1949, related to various scout activities.
  5. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1949-1950-1951.  Various scout activities including National Jamboree at Valley Forge.
  6. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, various scout activities, 1952. 

Box 22

  1. Scrapbook of Women’s Republican Club of Chester County—misc. newspaper clippings, notices, 1936-1937.
  2. Scrapbook of Women’s Republican Club of Chester County—misc. newspaper clippings, 1943-1944, material related to Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1944 (candidate- Thomas E. Dewey)
  3. Scrapbook of Women’s Republican Club of Chester County, 1942, 1943, newspaper clippings, misc. letters.
  4. Scrapbook of Women’s Republican Club of Chester County, 1932, 1933, 1934, newspaper clippings, meeting notices, letter from Pres. Hoover thanking them, for support in election (which he lost) 

Box 23

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, pictures, flyers, etc. of YMCA activities, 1942-1946.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  2. Scrapbook, see above, 1948-49.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  3. Scrapbook, see above, 1958-62.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  4. Scrapbook, see above, 1962-64.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  5. Scrapbook, see above, 1965-67.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA (too large for storage box)
  1. Scrapbook, see above, 1967-69.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  2. Scrapbook, see above, 1969-70.  Donor:  Coatesville YMCA
  3. Scrapbook of pictures and newspaper articles dealing with events in and around West Chester, 1936-38.  Donor:  Dr. Charles Heathcote 

Box 24

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings—WPA (Works Progress Administration), 1938, 1939, 1940—meetings, sports events, education and recreation service
  2. Scrapbook of clippings related to railroad history.  Compiled by Malcolm Chambers?  Includes 2 “Railroad” magazines, Oct. 1964, June 1957.
  3. Scrapbook compiled by Malcolm Chambers of clippings related to railroad history.  Includes 2 “Railroad” magazines, Dec. 1950, May 1955.
  4. Scrapbook of Cidie? Brinton, 1880.  Collection of cards—Christmas, New Years, Birthday, and other occasions.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook on Gov. Samuel Pennypacker.  He handwrote his autobiography and this is printed copy—clippings.  

Box 25

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper articles for each day of the year covering events of local, national, and international interest, 1873-1936.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook of various newspaper articles dealing with obituaries, families, and other items of interest in Chester County, 1874-1898.  Donor:  Hannah Darlington Trescott

Box 26

  1. Scrapbook of poems, sayings, stories with a moral theme, 19th century.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook of Christmas cards, stickers of people and animals, 1887.  Donor:  Mrs. Jesse Shallcross, Jr.
  3. Scrapbook of miscellaneous cards, Valentines, cutouts, unknown dates.  Donor:  Helen Mary Pyle
  4. Scrapbook of miscellaneous cards (Christmas, Valentines) and cutouts, unknown dates.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook of Christmas cards, Valentines, calling cards, business cards, cutouts, etc., unknown dates.  Donor:  Helen Mary Pyle
  6. Scrapbook of various picture cutouts and cards, unknown dates.  Donor:  Unknown
  7. Atlas and scrapbook of obituaries and various newspaper articles, 1899-1946.  Donor:  Mrs. Luther A. Morris? 

Box 27

  1. Scrapbook of cards sent to Miss Betty Hill, Philadelphia.  Pasted into school lesson book, 1918.  (One loose card shows address in Phila.)  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook containing many letters to George B. McCormick, some from famous people. 

Resigned as clerk in West Chester Post Office on Nov. 1, 1906 to work on newspaper—West Chester Daily Local. 

Taught at Normal School previously? 

Married in 1892. 

In France 1919 with American Red Cross. 

Recording Secretary of CCHS. 

Donor:  George B. McCormick (b. 1862, d. 1949)

  1. Scrapbook of misc. printed material pasted in book which appears to be a tailor’s handwritten ledger (1847).  Religious themes.  Names on front page—Robert Johnson, Benjamin Johnson
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1935-1936-1937.  Many “Philadelphia Then & Now” clippings.  Obituaries of famous people.  Historical items.  Some CCHS items. 

Box 28

  1. Scrapbook of clippings concerning composers and performers of classical music, including a few pictures (not photographs) (very interesting).  “Scrapbook has been given to Miss Josephine Pennock, Kennett Square, PA.”  Later given to Ruth Pennock Marshall, Chatwood, West Chester, PA, who is shown as donor. 
  2. Scrapbook of a collection of misc. cards, calling cards and business cards.  Donor:  Sarah F. McFarland
  3. Scrapbook, same as # 2.  Donor:  Sarah F. McFarland
  4. Scrapbook of a collection of newspaper articles in the 1931 era related to financial problems in the U.S.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook of Wm. M. Hayes, 10/10/1902, J. Carroll Hayes.  Newspaper clippings of misc. local events in 1903-1907 era.  Donor:  Unknown
  6. Scrapbook of a collection of newspaper articles on various subjects, mainly of local interest, 1905-1929.  Donor:  George B. McCormick
  7. Scrapbook of a collection of newspaper articles relation to elections.  Also articles on other subjects.  Draft for military service in Civil War.  Donor:  Channing Way
  8. Scrapbook made by mounting material in “Mitchell’s School Atlas.” Miscellaneous clippings about various subjects, 1914-1924?  Donor:  Unknown 

Box 29

  1. Scrapbook of Chester County Day—Correspondence, programs, newspaper articles, other memorabilia, 1936.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook, see above, plus pictures, map, and magazine articles, 1939-40.  Donor:  Unknown
  3. Scrapbook, see above, 1941 and 1946.  Donor:  Unknown
  4. Scrapbook, see above, 1948.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook, see above, 1951.  Donor:  Unknown
  6. Scrapbook, see above, 1954.  Donor:  Unknown
  7. Scrapbook, see above, 1955.  Donor:  Unknown
  8. Scrapbook, see above, 1957.  Donor:  Unknown
  9. Scrapbook, see above, 1958.  Donor:  Unknown 

Box 30

  1. Scrapbook of Chester County Day—Correspondences, newspaper and magazine articles, reports and other memorabilia, 1953.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook, see above, 1956.  Donor:  Unknown
  3. Scrapbook, see above, 1966.  Donor:  Unknown
  4. Scrapbook, see above, 1967.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook, see above, 1968.  Donor:  Unknown
  6. Scrapbook, see above, 1969.  Donor:  Unknown
  7. Chester County Day newspapers (placed on top of scrapbooks, 1970-74.  Donor:  Unknown 

Box 31

  1. Scrapbook of Chester County Day—Correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, reports, and other memorabilia, 1949.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook, see above, 1950.  Donor:  Unknown
  3. Scrapbook, see above, 1952.  Donor:  Unknown
  4. Scrapbook, see above, 1958.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook, see above, 1959.  Donor:  Unknown
  6. Scrapbook, see above, 1964.  Donor:  Unknown
  7. Scrapbook, see above, 1964.  Donor:  Unknown

Chester County Day Newspaper—1973 (on top) 

Box 32

Reid-Gordon Collection 

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1880s-1920s.  Donor:  George B. McCormick
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings re: Darlington’s death, 1879-       Donor:  Wm. Darlington, Jerome B. Gray (son-in-law)
  3. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings—people and events, birth announcements.  3 snapshots—from Indian Cherokee Reservation, 7-8-1976.  Donor:  Estate of Greta Vernon Doris Ramsey
  4. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings re: death eulogies and funeral of Hon. Washington Townsend, 1894.  Donor:  Unknown
  5. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings listing names of service men in various wars; lists of residents in Lancaster Co. and Chester Co.; tax lists; schools; postmasters, etc.  Long article re: Indian Hannah on last page, unknown dates.  Donor:  Unknown
  6. Scrapbook of J. Russell Hayes, poet.  News clippings re: his poems and his books; reviews of his books, Reviews of books by Isaac Sharpless, Marianne S. Rawson, Mary Pennington, Charles F. Saunders, Emma Taylor Lamborn, Elizabeth Lloyd, Eleanor Scott Sharpless, Benjamin Leggett, 1909-1912.  Donor:  J. Russell Hayes
  7. Scrapbook of record of service in the U.S. Army 3 Mar. 1943- 5 Feb. 1946, orders snapshots, clippings, roster of members from First Presby. Church who are in service, odds and ends (patches, cards), Discharge certificate, etc., 1943-1946.  Donor:  Marwood Darlington
  8. “Scrapbook of Cards and Greetings from Hopewell, Pa.,” Xmas cards, advertising, invitations, calling cards, etc., unknown dates.  Donor:  Estate of Thomas A. Urbine 

Box 33

  1. Scrapbook of clippings and items related to induction and army service during World War I.  Drafted 27 May 1918, trained at Camp Meade, Md.  Sailed to Brest, France, Co. C. 314th Inf. 79th Div.  Member of Veterans Assoc. after war.  (Material mounted in book with plastic tape.  Not a good method.  Much coming loose).  Donor:  Frank J. Burns
  2. Scrapbook of World War II.  Donor was Secretary of Service Men and Women, West Chester Methodist Church, during WWII.  Material related to this position.  Donor:  Frank J.  Burns
  3. Scrapbook of Korean War—Methodist Boys.  Donor prepared and sent out “The Methodist Service News” during Korean War.  Each page of scrapbook relates to one serviceperson.  Donor:  Mrs. Frank J. Burns
  4. Scrapbook of World War II, Methodist Boys S-Z (Must be a book for A-T?), similar to # 3.  Donor:  Mrs. Frank J. Burns 

Box 34

  1. Scrapbook of World War II—Sept. 1934-1942.  Clippings—excellent history of the war.  Donor:  Unknown
  2. Scrapbook of World War II.  Newspaper clippings, special envelope “10 years of Hitler,” special envelope—Mme Chiang Kai-Shek’s address to Congress, special envelope—special report on Japanese Treatment of U.S. Prisoners, Europe to the Far East, 1943-1944.  Donor:  Unknown
  3. Scrapbook of World War II newspaper clippings, three envelopes re: Roosevelt inc., one by Henry Steele Comneager, Copy of Charter of The United Nations, 1945.  End of WWII; occupation of Japan; arrest for war crimes; post-war items, 1945-1948.  Donor:  Unknown 

Box 35

  1. Scrapbook of Christmas cards, many local and commercial, plus 3 “Children at Home” newspaper columns by Isla May Mullens. 1890’s Donor: Unknown
  2. Scrapbook of Birthday cards received in 1884. Donor: possibly Luella King.
  3. Scrapbook of Christmas cards received from 1938-1950.Owner: Richard & Olive Cadbury of Douglaston, Nassau, New York. Donor: Unknown.
  4. Scrapbook of pictures & advertisements of cars clipped from various magazines. 1889-1931. Donor: Unknown.
  5. Scrapbook of pictures dealing with the railroads from mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Donor: Frank J. Downs.
  6. Scrapbook of newspaper articles dealing with the life of Isaac I. Hayes of West Chester (1832-1881). He was a doctor, author, Lecturer & member of the NY State Assembly. Donor: Unknown.
  7. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to William E. Udderzook. Articles are written about the murder, investigation, trial, decision & the hanging. 1873-1874. Donor: Unknown.
  8. Scrapbook of a series of articles written by Alfred Stauffer. Articles pertain to places of interest in Honeybrook. Donor: Unknown
  9. Scrapbook of newspaper articles and other items pertaining to the life of Mary I. Stille, a West Chester State & National temperance leader. Donor. Sarah W. Darlington. 

Box 36

  1. Scrapbook of political cartoons relating to Matt Quay (a politician) and Pennypacker (Pennsylvania Governor) “About 1900” written in front. Pencil written dates: 1901-1904. Donor: Unknown.
  2. Scrapbook of clipping of various subjects that had meaning to the author, Galusha Pennypacker. He includes a general note and reflections on the front cover. It is dedicated to his two grandmothers, Elizabeth F. Pennypacker & Sarah R. Warsiger. January 3, 1958. Donor; Unknown.
  3. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to various matters occurring during the Civil War. Donor: Unknown.
  4. Scrapbook of clippings from newspapers in Media, Pennsylvania area. Chronicles various news events & includes many photographs of places, building & people. 1850-1950. Donor: Unknown.
  5. Scrapbook of clippings of a newspaper column written by one unknown author. The column is titled, “Bygones Retouched: Threads of the Past Woven into Stories of Today.” The newspaper is not known, all articles are from 1894. Donor: Unknown 

Box 37

  1. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to the Media Centennial. Clippings are from the Chester Times, June 2, 1950. Donor: Unknown.
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings centered mainly on the Kennett Square area.  Articles focus on interesting facts or activities about the general area.  Book is labeled “interesting Sketches” by author G.W. Mitchell of Kennett Square. 1926-1929. Donor: Unknown.
  3. Scrapbook of Newspaper articles titled “Through Chester County with the wayside Observer” written by George W. Mitchell of Kennett Square, published in the Coatesville Record. 1927. Donor: Unknown.
  4. Scrapbook of greeting cards, valentines, and advertisements of products.  Decorated with stickers and flowers.  Scrapbook paper is in poor condition.  Donor: Unknown.
  5. Scrapbook of greeting cards from Christmas, Valentines and Easter.  Only the front of the cards are included.  Donor: Estate of V.D. Keeney.
  6. Scrapbook of Virginia D. Keeney of Philadelphia.  Scrapbook chronicles her time spent at Swarthmore College and includes schedules, grades etc. Fall 1907-June 8, 1910.  Donor: Unknown.
  7. Scrapbook called “Attack on Tokio-April15, 1942” authored by Richard W. Fink, of 912 N. 26th St.  Inside cover is labeled “1994-New Book”.  Contains newspaper clippings pertaining to the raid on Tokyo, Japan.  Both spellings included in the clippings (Tokio/Tokyo). Donor: Unknown.
  8. Scrapbook called “D-Day June 6, 1944” authored by “Richard Fink/ 912 N. 26th St. / Phila. Pa.” Newspaper clippings from WWII beginning with the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 and ending with German surrender in May 1945. Donor: Unknown. 

Box 38

  1. Scrapbook collection of railroad passes for free transportation issued to various Pennsylvania Railroad employees by many different railroads which existed in the 1860’s - 1880’s, many of which no longer exist.  Donor: Unknown.
  2. Scrapbook of miscellaneous genealogical information pertaining to families “Abbatt” to “Azoy”.  Families are from various locations, not all local.  Donor: Unknown.
  3. Scrapbook of articles written by William Darlington titles “Notices of Chester County”.  Articles were published in the Village Record and pertained to Chester County Events and men of past.  1860.  Donor: William Darlington, MD.
  4. One of five scrapbooks from various families, all descendants of Edward Carter, who left England for Chester County in 1862.  Includes stories, photographs, and many photocopies of deeds, indentures etc.  1682-1999. Donor, Lois W. Kenetzky.
  5. Two of five scrapbooks from various families, all descendants of Edward Carter, who left England for Chester County in 1862.  Includes stories, photographs, and many photocopies of deeds, indentures etc.  1682-1999. Donor, Lois W. Kenetzky.
  6. Three of five scrapbooks from various families, all descendants of Edward Carter, who left England for Chester County in 1862.  Includes stories, photographs, and many photocopies of deeds, indentures etc.  1682-1999. Donor, Lois W. Kenetzky.
  7. Four of five scrapbooks from various families, all descendants of Edward Carter, who left England for Chester County in 1862.  Includes stories, photographs, and many photocopies of deeds, indentures etc.  1682-1999. Donor, Lois W. Kenetzky.
  8. Five of five scrapbooks from various families, all descendants of Edward Carter, who left England for Chester County in 1862.  Includes stories, photographs, and many photocopies of deeds, indentures etc.  1682-1999. Donor, Lois W. Kenetzky.
  9. Scrapbook made from old record book.  Pages pasted solid with newspaper clippings of poetry, obituaries, and stories.  Dates range the 1830’s.  Donor: Unknown.
  10. * Very large hardback scrapbook created from old record book.  Pages pasted full of newspaper clippings and pictures.  Dates range from December 13, 1862 to 1935.  Donor:  Walter L. Grayson.
  11.  * Large coverless scrapbook with miscellaneous clippings, ca. 1858-1870, pasted into rough pages.  Many clippings pertain to election returns.  Donor: Estate of E.W. Brown
  12.  * Large hard-back office-type book filled with posted clippings, pictures, weather data and funerals.  September 20, 1961.  Donor: J.H. Talley

*-oversized book, located on shelf next to Box 38.

Box 39

  1. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to Oxford births, deaths, and everything in between.  Late 1890s -- late 1980s.
  2. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to Chester County, especially Southern Chester Co.  Early 1920s -- late 1980s.
  3. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to weddings in Southern Chester County, especially Oxford.  Wedding announcements and write ups of the actual ceremony and party.  1965 -- 1973.
  4. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to weddings, same as 3. 1956 – 1965.
  5. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to deaths in Southern Chester County, especially Oxford. 1921 – 1975

Donor:  Mary Winchester Slaugh

Box 40 

  1. Clippings of articles pertaining to Oxford Area Schools.  Current events, and especially graduates. 1880 – 1961
  2. Clippings of articles pertaining to world leaders and celebrities, especially royalty.  Focused mostly on Great Britain. 1867 – early 1970s
  3. Clippings of articles pertaining to major news events from 1935 – 1936.  Includes death of Will Rogers, GainesvilleGA tornado, etc.
  4. Clippings of articles pertaining to local news from Oxford, Lancaster, Reading. Also some national news. (List of contents included) 1967 – 1973
  5. Clippings of articles pertaining to wedding anniversaries, birthdays, showers, graduations, and other major news stories from Oxford and Lancaster. 1937 – 1958

Donor:  Mary Winchester Slaugh 

Box 41

Loose articles at top of box concerning: Churchill, Duke of Windsor, Nixon, Lincoln, Prince of Wales, and Queen Elizabeth. 

  1. Clippings of articles pertaining to marriages, especially in Oxford and Lancaster. 1897 – 1961
  2. Clippings of newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to famed Dionne quintuplets born May 28. 1934 in Ontario (became movie stars). Doctor DaFoe. 1934 – 1969
  3. Clippings of newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to U.S. Presidents, mostly Roosevelt.  1936 – 1961
  4. Clippings of articles pertaining to Oxford Area School District sports teams and clubs. Also many graduations. 1924 – 1968

Donor:  Mary Winchester Slaugh 

Box 42 

Loose items at top of box include:

a. Small box of pictures of Coatesville Airport and newspaper clippings, appearing to be mostly obituaries.

b. Graduation announcement and commencement books.

c. PA Turnpike souvenir map.

d. Oxford street map.

e. 2 composition books of names and dates. 

  1. Clippings of “Turning Back the Pages” newspaper articles pertaining to news events of the past, in the Oxford area. 1893 – 1960s
  2. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to Oxford and some other Chester County news. A few national news pieces. 1932 – 1963
  3. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to engagements, mostly from Oxford. Many announcements.  1922 – 1971
  4. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to wedding anniversaries.  Many announcements and party write-ups. 1904 – 1970
  5. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to the Dionne quintuplets. 1934 – 1936
  6. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to Chester County residents in WW2.
  7. Clippings of newspaper articles pertaining to the Amish in Lancaster County. 1939 – 1963

Donor:  Mary Winchester Slaugh 

Box 43 

  1. “History of ChesterCounty” in the form of 25 letters printed in the Village Record, West Chester.  By Joseph J. Lewis.  Jan 7, 1824 – Aug 18, 1824. “History of ChesterCounty” by Joseph Lewis partially printed in the American Republican.  After the 3rd letter, printing was stopped, and Lewis was charged with “Toryism” by the newspaper. Apr 21, 1824 – Aug. 25, 1824

            Donor: Unknown

  1. A series of columns by George W. Mitchell, published in the Coatesville Record, entitled “Through Chester County with the Wayside Observer.”  These articles review the history of Chester County in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Two articles, also by G.W. Mitchell, describing a trip to the “PA Coal Region”

Another series of articles published in the Honey Brook Herald, also covering the early history of ChesterCounty.  Handmade maps of Route 41 and Route 52.

A series of articles written in 1929 by Walter L. Grayson, entitled “Bits of Kennett Square History.” 1929 – 1930

Donor: Unknown

  1. A series of articles written in 1930 – 33 by George W. Mitchell and published in the WilmingtonDE “Every Evening” entitled “Nuggets of Interest.”  His articles deal primarily with people and events in ChesterCounty in the 18th and 19th centuries, but also with the same in nearby counties in Pennsylvania and Delaware.  1930 – 1933

Donor: Unknown

  1. A series of columns in the Daily Local News written by “Ed D’Tore” (Hugh V. “Butch” McDevitt and Associates) about events, people, and organizations in ChesterCounty, especially in the West Chester area.    1957 - 1958

Donor: Unknown

  1. A collection of poems by Edgar T. Levis (aka J. Edgar Levis?) compiled by his niece Helen Grubb.

A collection of letters to the newspaper (possibly the Avondale Herald) involving a developing romance between Ulysses McKinley Garrison of Pleasantville, PA, and Alvira Podgett of Avondale.

A collection of newspaper articles by Norwood Earle dealing with his observations on Humanity and Life in general.      1897 – 1900?

Donor:  Sally Verlenden   July/August 2003

  1. A series of articles in the Daily Local News recording the court trial (in West Chester) of those accused of participating in the lynching of Zachariah Walker of Coatesville. Also includes articles printed in the DLN from other newspapers concerning the trial and its results.   1911 and 1913

Donor: Unknown

  1. Clippings from Daily Local News, all dated 1911.

Entire books clippings are concerning the “Coatesville Lynching” of Zachariah Walter from Aug 14, 1911 to Feb. 1915

Many clippings are the reactions from other newspapers such as Phila. Bulletin, Phila. Telegraph, Phila. Press, Phila. Record, Phila. Ledger, Phila. North American, New York World, The Independent: NY

Many columns written describe the consequences of the affair, the trial, etc.

A clipping gives a Quaker viewpoint.

Donor: Unknown

  1. Newspaper clippings concerning the Lynching case of Zach Walker. 

Robert S. Gawthrop, former D.A. of Chester County named as Asst. D.A. to try defendants in lynching. Much interest in request for change of venue by the state – first time state requested the action.  Opposed by lawyers for the defense.  Change of venue denied. 

As of 5.6.12, cost to county for investigation and trial: $10,106.40.

Editorials from ChicagoTribune, Charlestown (S.C.) News Courier, NY Post, Harrisburg Telegraph

Jan 1, 1912 – May 23, 1919

Donor: Unknown

  1. Newspaper clippings concerning the history of the Potts family.

Robert Potts starts Warwick furnace for the manufacture of iron stoves.

Thomas Potts founds Pottstown.

Samuel Potts starts Joanna furnace.

Isaac Potts owns Valley Forge during the Revolution.

Articles from the Reading Eagle June 11, 1916 – December 17, 1916

Donor: Unknown

  1. Clippings from newspaper titled “Nuggets of Interest” by George W. Mitchell. Each column numbered and titled, many on churches, furnaces, granges, post offices. 1934 – 1935

Donor: Unknown.

Box 44

The Rev. Jacob A Winterstein organized and directed a hospitality center at The Church of Holy Trinity for service men and women, particularly for the Army Postal School in West Chester. 

 

  1. Hospitality Recreation Center Volume I.   June 19, 1942 – Feb. 11, 1946. Letters, photos, postcards to Rev. Winterstein, from: F.M. Grisette, U.S.N.R. “The Land of Shining Mountains,” a supplement to “The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana. Jan 27, 1946.
  2. Hospitality Recreation Center Volume II. Jan – Oct 1944. Letters written by service personnel who had visited the center, expressing their thanks for the efforts put forth by the Rev. Winterstein, his daughter Ruth, and the other ladies who had participated.  The service personnel frequently wrote of their experiences since leaving West Chester.
  3. Hospitality Recreation Center Volume III, Oct. 1944 – March 1945. Letters to Rev. Winterstein.  Men are overseas in various locations.
  4. Hospitality Recreation Center Volume IV, 1945. Letters and Christmas cards written by service personnel to the Reverend Jacob A. Winterstein.  He apparently wrote to them, and they wrote back expressing their thanks and bringing him up to date on their lives.

 

Donor:  Unknown 

Box 45

  1. Hospitality Center Volume V. December 1945

Christmas cards 1945 – 1946, Easter Cards, letters

Christmas Menu, Wurzburg, Germany 1945. 25th Base Post Office.

Birth announcements

First Day of Issue “Ruptured Duck” stamp

Copy of Bavarian Occupost 4/26/47

Copies of ‘Tout Sweet Express”

Class newsletters

Many cards and letters from throughout the world to Reverend Winterstein from members of the classes of the PostalSchool.  Many references to waiting for discharge, and concerns regarding returning home and the cost of living for civilians.  1947 sees many birth announcements ‘baby boom.’

  1. Hospitality Center Volume VI. Oct. 12, 1944 – Sept.. 17, 1946

Book entitled “Reminiscences of the HospitalityCenter”

Pictures of service personnel, including those from the ArmyPostalSchool, and the hostesses. 

Christmas cards sent to the Wintersteins.

American Red Cross letter of appreciation and a certificate of same presented to Rev. Winterstein.

  1. Hospitality Center Volume VII.         1943 – 1945

Various items of correspondence, newspaper articles, pamphlets, etc. all pertaining to the HospitalityCenter.

  1. Hospitality Center (Volume VIII) 1943 – 1944

Graduation booklets and photographs from the ArmyPostalSchool. March 6, 1943 – Feb. 26, 1944.

Letters and postcards from service personnel “from Africa, Italy, England, United States, Hawaii, New Guinea, Australia, Philippine Islands, India, Panama, Galapagos Island, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czecho-Slovakia, Austria, Burma.

Christmas cards sent to Reverend Winterstein and family.

Foreign money.

Donor:  Unknown.

Box 46

  1. Binder containing clippings of “Views Afoot through Chester Co.,” by John B. Walker.  Short articles each day concerning different areas of the county, their history, roads, etc.   April 26, 1937 – Sept. 4, 1937
  2. Bound (without covers) clippings pertaining to the reunions held of the 124th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War.  All were from either Chester or DelawareCounty. Fought at Antietam.    1891 – 1935
  3. Scrapbook of clippings from various newspapers pertaining to the activities of Major Levi G. McCauley, who was running to be State Auditor.  March 1897 – July 1897     Donor:  Legatees of Major L. G. McCauley
  4. Scrapbook of clippings from various newspapers pertaining to the activities of Major Levi G. McCauley, who had won the election for State Auditor.  July 1897 – Sept 1897    Donor:  Legatees of Major L. G. McCauley
  5. Scrapbook of clippings from various newspapers pertaining to the activities of State Auditor General Levi. G. McCauley. 1899 – 1900    Donor:  Legatees of Major L. G. McCauley 

Box 47

  1. Loose pages of articles pertaining to the Boy Scouts.  Meetings, events etc. Feb. 1948-Nov. 1948.
  2. Loose pages of articles pertaining to Republicans, especially women.  Note to “Women’s Republican Club of Chester County” 1938-1941.
  3. 1927 scrapbook of articles dealing with the boy scouts of Chester County.  Kennett Square, Downingtown, Malvern, Coatesville, Elverson, Paoli etc.  Everything scout related.
  4. 1925 Scrapbook of articles on the Boy Scouts.  Information of number of scouts and their troops at 2nd annual pilgrimage. Total 106. Articles on Boy Scout council, camps, parades etc.
  5. 1928 Scrapbook of articles on the Boy Scouts. Jan. 56th troop formed.  Campsites, contests the marking of Lincoln Hwy.
  6. 1929 Book of Boy Scout articles. Phila. Builds home for its Boy Scouts, search for lost man etc. Jan.-June.
  7. 1929 Book of articles on Boy Scouts going to camp, going abroad, awards given etc.  July-Dec.
  8. 1930 Scrapbook of articles dealing with Boy Scouts.  Honors given, contests, rallies, Jamboree, Rockefeller with Scouts Parkesburg troop has 1st aid tent.  Jan-Sept.

Box 48

  1. 1931-1932 Scrapbook of articles on Boy Scouts. Learning Native American Traditions, 1192 Scouts registered, Model Airplane meet, collection of clothing. Aug 31- June 32.
  2. 1933 book of Boy Scout articles “Hiawatha” at Camp Horseshoe. Scout finds corpse of African American boy. Roosevelt visits Scouts, aid Red Cross, Search for lost man, Eagle Awards, etc.
  3. 1937-1938 Scrapbook of Boy Scout Articles. Sea Scouts launch council boat, new quarters at Longwood, banquet at W.C. 18th anniversary, meets, Chest Drive, campaign to raise money-at $20,648 in June of 1938. January 1937- November 1937
  4. 1938-1939 rallies, praised by Roosevelt, father-son dinners. University of Scouting Opens, Scout Mothers hold sessions, Scout-Ral, “Y” Drive, and Pilgrimage from Parkesburg to Harrisburg. December 1938- August 1939.
  5. 1939-1940 articles on Boy Scouts.
  6. 1941- 1943 articles pertaining to Boy Scouts, some pertaining to readying themselves in case emergency while others discuss what their role should be during World War II. Dec 1941- Mar 1943.
  7. November 12-14 1934 articles on the Republicans, most particularly women. Note to “Women’s Republican Club of Chester County”. 1934.
  8. 1951-1952 Scrapbook of articles on Boy Scouts. 42nd Anniversary of the Boy Scouts. February 1951- May 1952.

Box 49

  1. Scrapbook of Numerous Pictures of Flowers, Animals, and People. Donor: Estate of V.D. Keeney
  2. Newspaper Clippings relating to many different West Chester Churches and Religious Institutions. Donor: Unknown
  3. Small Scrapbook, covers missing, contains many color pictures of Birds, Animals, Flowers, People. Donor: Unknown.
  4. Greeting cards scrapbook, Harriet Bingaman, ca. 1897. Donor: Harriet Bingaman. 

Box 50

  1. Chester County Post Offices compiled by Ada Ford and Ann Rigg. Donor: Joan M. Rigg
  2. Berwyn, Paoli, Malvern Business and Professional Women’s Club 1970-1971 compiled by Caroline R. Barbour, President. Donor: Ann L. Parks
  3. Francis Harvey Green Library Articles 1883-1891. Donor: Unknown.

Box 51

  1. Scrapbook of Wester Chester Soroptimist Club
  2. Scrapbook relating to Baptist and Friends Church Histories. Donor: George Mitchell Estate.
  3. Examples of Paper Cutting Designs.
  4. Scrapbook relating to the George Washington Sentry Tree preserved at Valley Forge. Donor: Morris Abner Barr.
  5. Clipping of Local (Goshen Twp.) interest. These are pasted into an account book of grocery items from 1857-1864.
  6. Pictures of animals, flowers, people made by Mary H. Lloyd from her children about 1880.
  7. Scrapbook of Marie A. Jones Newspaper Items of Interest to her. Many handwritten entries. 1880s-1900. Donor: Mink Keeney
  8. Poor Condition. A few items of interest from newspapers, but mainly an account book from 1806-1811.
  9. Scrapbook with many pictures of animals, flowers, people. Donor: Mrs. Chas B. Doak 

Box 52

  1. Newspaper Clippings 1925-1949. Donor: Unknown.
  2. Newspaper Clippings, Valentine and Christmas Cards. 1938-1949. Donor: William Wood.
  3. Family photos around 1914. Donor: William Wood.
  4. Newspaper Clippings on Women’s golf (sport) 1900-1901. Donor: Edith Thayer.
  5. Variety of Items: Newspaper Clippings, Christmas cards, pictures, etc. pertaining to Charles Jackson 1926-1985. Donor: Lisa PiLullo. 
  6. The Johnstons: Newspaper Clippings on the Johnston brothers, ca. 1980-1987.
  7. Johnston Files: Newspaper Clippings on the Johnston brothers, ca. 1978-1980.

Box 53

  1. Miss Pennsylvania Pageant Clippings, Programs, Photographs. West Chester: 1954-1956. Donor: Shirley Johnson. 
  2. Josephine Rosalie (Haase) Brown Scrapbook, includes Darlington Seminary (class of 1906) and beyond. Donor: Joan Brown Derry. 
  3. Bicking, Mary Parke. School Commencement Scrapbook, Downingtown, 1919-1920. 
  4. Sharpless, Julia Anna. Newspaper clipping and illustration scrapbook, 1825-1846. Inscribed. 
  5. Swope, Charles.1940 – 1941. Includes photographs, letters, local athletics items, and local theater and entertainment playbills.  

Oversized Scrapbooks

  1. Walter L. Grayson Newspaper Clippings; mostly songs and poems? 1935. Donor: Unknown.
  2. Newspaper clippings, poems, and historical items. 1892? Donor: Azilith W. Jackson
  3. WWII newspaper clippings. Ted Malone’s “Top of the Evening” Broadcasts 1944. Donor: Jean M. Oakes.
  4. Political newspaper clippings. 1860s. Donor: Washington Townsend.
  5. Newspaper clippings on Boy Scouts 1946-1948. Donor: unknown.
  6. Newspaper and magazine clippings of John F. Kennedy. 1961-1969. Donor: Margaret Winchester Slaugh.
  7. Newspaper clippings of sports. 1929. Donor: unknown
  8. Newspaper clippings of Hawaiian Islands Annexation, Spanish-American War, world news, and obituaries. 1898-1906. Donor: John H. Talley.
  9. Newspaper clippings of Coatesville YMCA, sports, and Rotary Club. 1965-1967. Donor: Coatesville YMCA.
  10. Newspaper clippings, letters, and memorabilia of Chester County Day. 1962. Donor: None listed.
  11. Scrapbook of greeting cards. 1942-1944. Donor: Elizabeth K. Reilly.
  12. Scrapbook of greeting cards. 1945-1947. Donor: Elizabeth K. Reilly.
  13. McVaugh, Anne. Newspaper clippings related to Great Valley High School cookie project for Vietnam soldiers, 1960s. Donor Anne McVaugh. 
  14. Swope, Charles, Jr. 1937-1940. Scrapbook of child beginning in 3rd grade, various items, incl. letters, clippings, images.