Perkasie Historical Society

513 W Walnut St  Perkasie PA 18944-1345  http://www.perkasiehistory.org/index.htm (215) 453-1062

Summary:

The 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.  Their Great War collections include significant resources documenting the community during the war years as well as the lives of returning veterans.

Notable Collections:

Perkaise Historical Society Digital Collection [http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:345338]

Notable Individual Resources:

Perkasie World War I Tobacco Fund Book (This is a collection of biographies and images of each Perkasie World War I soldier).  [http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:345016]

World War I Scrapbook. (World War I scrapbook as well as images from Paul Sine, a military photographer) [http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:345338]

 

Other Institutions:

The National Archives at Philadelphia

The National Archives at Philadelphia maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts, in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, dating from 1789 to the present.

Pennsylvania State Archives

The Pennsylvania State Archives is a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the official state historical agency. Holding approximately 250 million pages of records, the primary purpose of the State Archives is to collect, preserve, and make available for study the permanently valuable records of Pennsylvania State government and its interactions with its citizens. The institution also collects the private papers of citizens and organizations relevant to Pennsylvania’s history. Draft Board Records, Posters, Photographs, War History Commission Records, World War I Veterans Service Compensation Files, Maps, Letters, Newspapers, and World War I Service Medal Application Cards are just some of the items related to the Great War that researchers may view at the Pennsylvania State Archives.

The Library Company of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library specializing in American history and culture from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. Founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin, the Library Company is America's oldest cultural institution and has the mission to preserve, interpret, make available, and augment the valuable material in its care. From November 11, 2016 through April 21, 2017, the Library Company of Philadelphia will have on display the exhibition Together We Win: The Philadelphia Homefront During the First World War.

 


Last Modified: Thursday, June 26th, 2014