Pennsylvaniana

This collection contains materials published in Pennsylvania dealing with Pennsylvania history, biography of notable Pennsylvanians, Pennsylvania organizations and geography; and personal paper sub-collections including correspondence and ephemera of Pennsylvanians involved in the development of shorthand, in the American Civil War, and in Philadelphia's Main Line history.   This collection also includes health statistics related to Pennsylvanians.  Digitization Status: Ongoing.

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Philadelphia Health Statistics for the years 1976, 1979-1991, 1993-2002.
This is the personal paper collection of Augustus Humbert which includes correspondence and orders related to the hunt for the assassin of President Lincoln - John Wilkes Booth - and the failed assassin of Secretary of State Seward - Lewis Payne; Confederate States of America currency; and his Pennsylvania Officer's State Militia certificate. Collection Digitally Donated by Marie Humbert. Digitization Status: Project Completed.
This is the collection of the Lloyd family papers and donations to Villanova including correspondence, deeds, receipts, newspaper clippings. Of particular value are the papers of Thomas Lloyd know as the "Father of United States Shorthand," and the donated photographs of Eamon de Valera, first President of the Republic of Ireland. Items from the Shea family and Rudolph family, both linked to the Lloyd family, are also included. The Shea family owned land that Villanova would come to occupy in the Main Line Philadelphia area, later known as Villanova. Note: the Villanova Digital Library American Catholic Historical Society Lloyd Family Collection has additional research materials available on Thomas Lloyd and his family. Digitization Status: Project Completed.
Perkasie Historical Society, founded in 1954, strives to help preserve the history of Perkasie Borough. Perkasie is located approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia. This volunteer organization relies on the support of the community as it cares for the four historic venues: the South Perkasie Covered Bridge, the Perkasie Carousel, Perkasie Museum and the Stout Family Cemetery.  Included in this collection are: photographs, scrapbooks, and other historical materials, especially related to the First World War and the greater Perkasie community.   For more information:  http://www.perkasiehistory.org/
Here are materials relating to Radnor Township, the Radnor Memorial Library, and the Radnor Friends Meeting.
The Shelley Collection contains items related to theater, opera, Pennsylvania, specifically the Philadelphia area, and miscellaneous family artifacts.
This collection contains the personal paper collection of William A. Stokes and other donations of the Stokes family to Villanova. Status: Project Completed.