The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s “Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories” seeks to ferret out the hidden, but often important, archival collections held by the many small, primarily volunteer-run historical organizations in the five county Philadelphia area.
Project Surveyors recently visited the Leiper House to view the Nether Providence Historical Society’s collection.
They posted an account of what they found on the HSP’s blog, Archival Adventures in Small Repositories.
Today is the anniversary of the beginning of World War I, so they focused their post on the collection of materials we hold related to the Byre family. Von Byre served in WWI and kept a journal of his June 1918 voyage to Europe on a troop ship.
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