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Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Title
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Object ID
HC0001
Date Range
1905-1974
  1 document  
Collection
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Title
Archive of Alice P. Fordney
Description
This collection contains ephemera related to Alice Potter Fordney, antiques dealer and rugmaker. Items in the collection include business correspondence with Armstrong, F. Schumacher & Co., and the Montclair art museum; personal correspondence with friends and family; hooked rug patterns; and antiques sale flyers from the early 20th century. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, including the obituary of Fordney's sister Ellen Franklin; reference material for rug making and interior design (informational sheets, books and patterns); several items related to the Yeates School, which Fordney's brother William Bush Fordney attended; several photographs of unidentified persons; and a statement related to the will of William J. Fordney, her uncle.
Admin/Biographical History
Alice Potter Fordney was born June 21, 1887 in Lancaster, the daughter of Ida Cox and Thomas Potter Fordney. A prominent antique dealer from the late 1920s to her retirement in 1965, Fordney also made and sold hooked rugs.
Fordney's family features prominently in Lancaster County history. Her maternal great-grandfather was John Michael, who owned the historic Grape Hotel from 1805-1839. Fordney's paternal great-grandfather William Jenkins built Wheatland in 1828 and later sold the property to President James Buchanan. Colonel William Bush Fordney, her paternal grandfather, was a prominent lawyer in Lancaster. He served as district attorney from 1839-1845 and negotiated for the loan that enabled Lancaster city to build the "water works" in the 1830s. Sarah Cox, her maternal grandmother, was a known philanthropist and for years helped to manage the Home for Friendless Children in Lancaster. Her sister, Ellen Fordney Franklin, was a "pioneer" in the industry of women's knit suits, opening her first shop in 1929 in Philadelphia.
Fordney never married. She kept in contact with her nieces and nephews, as evidenced by letters in the collection. According to notes provided by Wendell Zercher, Sarah Ellmaker McIlvaine Muench, her niece and the donor of the collection, recalled her as "warm and artistic," and "a character." She died April 17, 1973, at the age of 85.
Works Cited:
"Mrs. Franklin, pioneer of women's knit suits, dies." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 10 May 1963, p. 2.
"Accident Fatal to Mrs. Sarah A. Cox." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], no date, page unknown.
"Miss Fordney, Antique Dealer, 85, Succumbs." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 18 April 1973, p. 2.
"One of Lancaster's Most Prominent and Venerable Citizens Passes Away." Daily Intelligencer Journal [Lancaster, PA], 29 July 1889, p. 1.
Date Range
1905-1974
Year Range From
1905
Year Range To
1974
Date of Accumulation
1905-1974
Creator
Fordney, Alice Potter, 1887-1973
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives North
Storage Wall
Side 28
People
Appel, Charles Rengier
Bohlen, Sidney Franklin
Bowman, Mrs. Edward J.
Boyer, R. J.
Brenneman, Mary Rue Bard
Brown, Hazel Dell
Chiarell, Fred P.
Clark, George W.
Daugherty, Harvey P.
Demuth, Charles
Dodge, Arthur B.
Embsweiler, Ruth
Erb, Edna
Fordney, Alice Potter
Fordney, William Bush Jr.
Fordney, William Jenkins
Franklin, Ellen Julia Fordney
Gibbons, Alice McIlvaine
Gilbert, L. J.
Gingrich, Milton E.
Graybill, John M.
Griest, Charles J.
Higby, Everett
Hostetter, A. K.
Howe, John
Irvine, Blanche
Kent, William Winthrop
Knodle, Edward
Krone, Herbert B.
Lindenmuth, J. D.
Long, Yvonne
Maclay, Helen Hurley
Malone, Clarence
Morris, Charles R.
Morris, Grace M.
Nauman, Gertrude Colson
Orr, Barclay
Pennypacker, Charles A.
Pennypacker, James G.
Randall, Meda
Rannels, Paul
Stokes, Agnes M.
Strickler, Belle
Wolf, Emily
Other Creators
Muench, Sarah Ellmaker McIlvaine, d. 2006
Subjects
American newspapers--Sections, columns, etc.--Women
Antique dealers
Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong World Industries
F. Schumacher & Co.
Farm Journal Media
House & Garden
Interior decoration
Letters
Montclair Art Museum
Patterns for crafts
Rugs
Rugs, Hooked
Student newspapers and periodicals
Woman's world magazine
Search Terms
Albert Steiger Company
Antique dealers
Antique sales
Armstrong Cork Company
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Berlinwork patterns
Blue and Brown (Yeates School)
Cheney Silks
Cheney Weaves
Christmas
Correspondence
Cricket Club
Dickinson Presbyterian Church
Estate sales
F. Schumacher and Company
Farm Journal Media
Fiber arts
Finding aids
Gilbert's store
Griest Homestead
Guernsey Sales Pavilion
Hager's Department Store
Hershey Fire Hall
Hooked rugs
House & Garden
Interior decoration
Kleinfelter's auction rooms
Letters
Manuscript groups
Montclair Art Museum
Odd Fellows Hall
Olson Rugs
Patterns for crafts
Rossmere Hotel
Rug patterns
Rugs
State Armory Hall
V-mail
Woman's World Magazine
Yeates School
Extent
3 boxes, 37 folders, 333 items, 1,015 pages to scan, 4.5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
HC0001
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Associated Material
Sarah McIlvaine Muench Family Papers, MS 44 at Archives and Special Collections, Shadek-Fackenthal Library, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.
Related Item Notes
See photograph collection.
See curatorial collection for examples of rugs.
Fordney Family Diaries (MG0539)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Archive of Alice P. Fordney (HC0001), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The kraft paper patterns in Folders 33-37 are restricted. Please make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services to view these items.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
G.04.23.52
Classification
HC0001
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
From the Heritage Center of Lancaster County collection, G04.23.52.
Processed and finding aid prepared by MJ, June 2018.
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Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Object ID
MG0116
Date Range
1805-1984
  1 document  
Collection
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Title
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection
Description
Collection consists largely of information on the descendants of Edward Hand and on the Hand Family Reunion. Contains correspondence, genealogical materials, family charts, photographs, and commemorative booklet 1912, on Lancaster County in the Revolutionary War. Also, three documents concerning the settling of the Hand estate.
Date Range
1805-1984
Year Range From
1805
Year Range To
1984
Date of Accumulation
1805-1984
Creator
Hand family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Hand, Edward
Lear, Robert H.
Brien, Edward
Brien, Dorothy Hand
Hand, Jasper
Subjects
Genealogy
Family records
Letters
Search Terms
Genealogy
Family records
Family reunions
Rock Ford
Correspondence
Letters
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
1 box, 27 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0116
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Edward Hand Reunion and Genealogy Collection (MG-116), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Other Numbers
MG-116
Classification
MG0116
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 1 May 2019.
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Revolutionary War Collection
Title
Revolutionary War Collection
Object ID
MG0098
Date Range
1776-1976
  2 documents  
Collection
Revolutionary War Collection
Title
Revolutionary War Collection
Description
The Revolutionary War Collection contains a variety of materials from and about the Revolutionary War in Lancaster County and Pennsylvania. The original records include correspondence, military pay certificates, court records, and an orderly book kept by Lt. Col. Adam Hubley, Jr. during the Sullivan Campaign of 1779. There are also research notes and secondary sources, including a list of prisoners of war, a list of males in Lancaster County in 1776, Continental Hospital Returns 1777-1780, articles, information on soldiers buried in Lancaster County, and an article about John Paul Jones.
Date Range
1776-1976
Creation Date
1776-1976
Year Range From
1776
Year Range To
1976
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Beddulph, Robert
Boyd, John
Burd, James Edward
Chambers, Stephen
Coedans, James
Cooke, William
Ferree, John
Getty, Christian
Gurney, Francis
Hubley, Adam
Jolly, James A. "Jim"
Joy, Daniel
Kieffer, Henry Martyn
Moore, William
Neal, James
Patterson, Alex
Porter, Thomas
Ramsay, David
Rapp, Brandon
Reid, George W.
Worner, William Frederic
Zellty, John A.
Subjects
Cemeteries
Letters
Military history
Military regulations
Newtown, Battle of, Newtown, N.Y., 1779
Prisoners of war
Soldiers
Stony Point, Battle of, Stony Point, N.Y., 1779
Sullivan's Indian Campaign, 1779
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Prisoners and prisons
Search Terms
Battle of Newtown
Battle of Stony Point
Cemeteries
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Finding aids
Haudenosaunee Confederacy
Letters
Manuscript groups
Military history
Military records
Military regulations
Prisoners of war
Receipts
Revolutionary War
Soldiers
Sullivan Campaign, 1779
Extent
3 boxes, 40 folders, 1.25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0098
Notes
Harmful Language Warning: LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this orderly book reflects the racial prejudices of the era and the violence perpetrated against the Haudenosaunee Confederacy during the American War of Independence. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content. This volume contains language that is offensive, oppressive, graphic, and may cause distress. LancasterHistory does not condone the use of this language.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Please use digital images and transcriptions when available.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Revolutionary War Collection (MG-98), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Other Numbers
MG-98
Other Number
MG-98
Classification
MG0098
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged prior to 1997. Items have been added and the finding aid has been updated since 1997.
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C. Emlen Urban Collection
Title
C. Emlen Urban Collection
Object ID
MG0100
Date Range
1889-1939
  1 document  
Collection
C. Emlen Urban Collection
Title
C. Emlen Urban Collection
Description
Collection consists of records by Cassius Emlen Urban, a Lancaster architect. He supervised the construction of the Lancaster Post Office at 120 N. Duke St., Lancaster. Many letters from James H. Windrim, supervising architect of the Treasury Department, Washington, D. C. Book of correspondence contains details of the construction. Also includes letters he wrote to his son, Rathfon, dated February 14-29, 1939, while on the Italian liner, Roma.
Admin/Biographical History
C. Emlen Urban
Throughout Downtown Lancaster numerous iconic buildings make up the city's landscape giving it its unique and ornate character. Landmark buildings such as the Greist Building, the Watt and Shand Department Store, Hager Building, Southern Market, along with many more churches, residential units including the facade of the Fulton Opera House were the design of Cassius Emlen Urban. Urban was Lancaster's first architect and one of the most significant influences on the city. 1 Urban modernized the city's landscape as he designed buildings in a new era where technologies never before available to architects made it possible for himself to leave such a grand impression.
Urban was born on February 20, 1863 in Conestoga Township to a Civil War veteran Amos Urban, a distinguished citizen known for his modesty and community service. Urban finished high school in 1880 and would get his architectural training through an apprenticeship with Scanton, PA architect E.L. Walter. Later in 1884 Urban would move to Philadelphia where he served as a draftsman to Willis G. Hale. Upon returning to Lancaster roughly a year later Urban would open his own practice in Lancaster.2
Only a few years after Urban opened his practice through a family connection he would receive a commission to design Lancaster's Southern Market. Urban's career would take off leading him to design many more iconic buildings in Lancaster and Hershey as well. Urban, through his membership at the Hamilton Club made acquaintance with Milton Hershey who hired him to design such buildings as Hershey Chocolates original company offices and even his own mansion.3
Urban spent the majority of his life in Lancaster with the exception of his time studying as a young man. Urban is remembered for his buildings designed in Queen Anne and Beaux style architecture.4 Shenk in his A History of Lancaster County wrote of Urban, "Few men of Lancaster county can point to a finer array of useful and beautiful work than can Cassius Emlen Urban."
Nicole O. Sturla, "Cassius Emlen Urban: Lancaster's First Native Architect," Susquehanna Monthly Magazine, September 1980.
2 History of Lancaster County, ed. E.M.J. Klein (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company Inc., 1924), 443.
3 "Urban, C. Emlen; 1863-1939," Hershey Community Archives, accessed September 30, 2014. http://www.hersheyarchives.org/essay/details.aspx?EssayId=34&Rurl=%2Fresources%2Fsearch-results.aspx%3FType%3DBrowseEssay.
4 "Introduction," To Build Strong and Substantial: The Career of Architect C. Emlen Urban, (2009): 2-3.
Date Range
1889-1939
Year Range From
1889
Year Range To
1939
Creator
Urban, C. Emlen, 1863-1939
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Rote, Andrew B.
Urban, Cassius Emlen
Urban, Rathfon Merrill
Windrim, James Hamilton
Subjects
Architects
Buildings--Specifications
Business records
Letters
Historic buildings
Lancaster (Pa.)
Post Office (Postal service)
Search Terms
Architects
Buildings, Specifications
Business records
Correspondence
Finding aids
Historic buildings
Lancaster
Letters
Manuscript groups
Post offices
Extent
1 box, 4 folders, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0100
Related Item Notes
See also the Photograph Collection; Blueprints and Architectural Plans
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
C. Emlen Urban Collection (MG-100), Folder #, LancasterHistory.org
Other Numbers
MG-100
Other Number
MG-100
Classification
MG0100
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged prior to 1997. Updated by HST, 18 March 2010; Biographical information by DJ, Fall 2014. Added to database 22 August 2017.
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Steinman Family Business Records
Title
Steinman Family Business Records
Object ID
MG0563
Date Range
1853-1932
  1 document  
Collection
Steinman Family Business Records
Title
Steinman Family Business Records
Description
This collection of Steinman Family Business Records contains ledger and account books for George M. Steinman, J. P. Hale, Hale Lumber Company and the Steinman Hardware Store. There are also stock certificate and ledger books from Lancaster Broadcasting Service, Inc. and Kirk Johnson and Company.
Date Range
1853-1932
Year Range From
1853
Year Range To
1932
Date of Accumulation
1853-1932
Creator
Steinman family
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 12
People
Baker, Scott W.
Coho, Martin Van Buren
Franklin, Walter M.
Hale, J. P.
Hale, James
Hale, John
Hershey, Harry E.
Moon, S. Z.
North, Hugh McAlister
Smith, Samuel B.
Steinman, George Michael
Other Creators
Hale family
Subjects
Business records
Stocks
Coal trade
Lumber trade
Hardware stores
Search Terms
Account books
Business records
Coal trade
Correspondence
Drumore Farm
Finding aids
Hale Lumber Company
Hardware stores
Kirk Johnson & Co.
Lancaster and Middletown Turnpike Company
Lancaster Broadcasting Service, Inc.
Letters
Lititz Turnpike Company
Lumber industry
Manor Turnpike Company
Manuscript groups
Minutes
Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania
Steinman Hardware
Stocks
Extent
20 folders, 5 volumes, 4.5 cubic ft
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0563
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Andrew J. Steinman Collection (MG0066)
Sarah Moore Breneman Papers (MG0365)
See also the Photograph Collection
See also the Curatorial Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Steinman Family Business Records (MG0563), Folder/Book #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted access for Books 19-23. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org. Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-563
Classification
MG0563
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Cataloged by HST, 4 February 2010. Added to database 31 August 2017.
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World War II Collection, 1940-1947, 2003
Title
World War II Collection
Object ID
MG0067
Date Range
1940-1947
  1 document  
Collection
World War II Collection, 1940-1947, 2003
Title
World War II Collection
Description
The World War II Collection contains materials pertaining to local defense plans during World War II (1939-1945) including the correspondence of Civil Defense Units, air raid wardens, and police; member lists; an emergency defense plan; newspaper clippings; ephemera such as war ration books, song book, and programs; and records of the Victory Homecoming Parade of 14 June 1946. Local newsletters were sent to soldiers to share the news of Lancaster County communities. Posters convey messages to join the military, buy war bonds, ration food and fuel, recycle, etc. Oral history interviews taken in 2003 provide biographical information and the experiences of four POWs.
Date Range
1940-1947
Creation Date
1940-1947
Year Range From
1940
Year Range To
1947
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 02
People
Adams, Lynn G.
Ammon, Christine W.
Arey, Anne E.
Armold, Roy
Batchelder, Robert Charles
Bell, Bertha
Bowers, Charles W.
Bradley, C. B.
Carlson, Albert
Deaner, Mathilda Alberta
Deaner, William Luther
DeMott, Joseph
Detwiler, W. Sanderson
Dorwart, H. L.
Duckworth, Leon S.
Dull, Lloyd
Fanderlik, Ralph
Foltz, Frederick S.
Forry, Charles
Frontz, Maurice C.
Fryer, Arthur
Hager, Nathaniel
Hager, William Henderson
Hager, William Henderson, Jr.
Harsh, Maurice Duffield
Harting, John F.
Harting, Ruth G.
Herr, Elizabeth
Herr, Esther
Herr, John K.
Hoffman, J. I.
James, Edward L.
Keller, Margaret R.
Knight, Margaret V.
McMichael, James R.
Miller, C. L.
Miller, Henry F.
Myers, Frances J.
Neisey, Martha B. N
Nestle, Charles J.
Oblender, Richard
Preston, Robert A.
Pyle, Elizabeth
Pyle, James
Rudisill, James J.
Saylor, Thomas
Schroeder, Jay Nevin
Shane, I. M.
Shaub, Daniel W.
Simmons, Carl A.
Smith, Richard H.
Steinman, Hale
Steinman, John Hale
Stephan, Anna G.
Stief, Eva M. Wivell
Stierstorfer, Max Joseph
Vatter, Erma M. Westman
Waddell, Robert
Wilders, M. M.
Williams, E. Winslow
Williams, Irene
Windolph, Francis Lyman
Woolworth, Chester McNutt
Subjects
Air raid wardens
Draft
Letters
Maps
Parades
Posters
Ration books
War memorials
War posters
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Posters
Search Terms
Air raid wardens
Correspondence
Draft
Letters
Manuals
Maps
Motor Police Reserve
Parades
Posters
Ration books
Victory celebrations
War memorials
World War II
WWII
Extent
6 boxes, 1 tube, 37 folders, 229 posters, 5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0067
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Photograph collection
Curatorial collection
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-67
Classification
MG0067
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Processed and finding aid prepared by RS, 2007. Items added after 2007 by HST. Added to database 31 August 2017.
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Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Title
Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces (MG-0028)
Object ID
MG0028
Date Range
1913-1981
  1 document  
Collection
Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Title
Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces (MG-0028)
Description
Records of the Society which was formed to continue the traditions of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, which began in World War I. Includes membership lists, post minutes, correspondence, financial reports, convention programs, scrapbooks, and Divisional histories.
Date Range
1913-1981
Year Range From
1913
Year Range To
1981
Date of Accumulation
1913-1981
Creator
Society of the 28th Division, American Expeditionary Forces
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
People
Diffenderfer, William C.
Stern, Charles Augustus
Walze, George T.
Subjects
Business records
Letters
Programs (Publications)
Scrapbooks
United States. Army
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 28th
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
World War, 1939-1945
Search Terms
American Expeditionary Forces, Ambulance Company No. 111
Business records
Correspondence
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Minutes
Programs
Scrapbooks
United States Army
United States Army, American Expeditionary Forces
United States Army, Infantry Division, 28th
World War I
World War II
WWI
WWII
Extent
6 boxes, 59 folders, 3 scrapbooks, 5 books, 3 cubic feet
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0028
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
MG-17 The Grand Army of the Republic Collection
MG- 18 The Civil War Collection
MG-45 The World War I Collection
MG-209 The Col. Robert E. Miller Collection
MG-29 The Gen. Daniel B. Strickler Collection
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-28
Classification
MG0028
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
This collection was cataloged prior to July 1997; added to database 5 September 2017.
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Lt. General Daniel B. Strickler Collection
Title
Lt. General Daniel B. Strickler Collection (MG-0029)
Object ID
MG0029
Date Range
1916-1993
  1 document  
Collection
Lt. General Daniel B. Strickler Collection
Title
Lt. General Daniel B. Strickler Collection (MG-0029)
Description
General Strickler was a three star general who served in the Mexican Conflict, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Far East Command in Japan. He was born in Columbia, Pa., educated as a lawyer, and served as Pennsylvania's Republican Lieutenant Governor from 1947-1950. Collection includes military citations and certificates, correspondence when elected, speaking engagements, clubs and organizations, and photographs.
Admin/Biographical History
Daniel Bursk Strickler
Personal Life:
Daniel Bursk Strickler was born on 17 May 1897 in Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His parents, Calvin Ruby Strickler and Harriet Bursk Strickler, raised him in Columbia. Strickler married Caroline Grace Bolton on 11 October 1924. Daniel and Caroline Strickler had two children, Nancy Cupper Strickler and Daniel Bursk Strickler, Jr. Daniel Bursk Strickler, Sr. died on 21 June 1992.
Military Career:
Daniel Strickler enlisted in the 4th Pennsylvania Infantry of the Army National Guard under the command of General Edward C. Shannon as a private on 31 January 1916. By April, Strickler was promoted to corporal and in July was assigned to the Mexican Border Conflict as a sergeant. He soon showed his value as a soldier and leader, and in April of 1917 was elected second lieutenant of Company C of the 4th Pennsylvania Infantry of the Army National Guard.
In September, Strickler was promoted once again to first lieutenant, at the same time that Company C became Company B of the 109th Machine Gun Battalion of the 28th Infantry Division of the United States Army. His company was deployed to France in September 1917 during World War I. Strickler served in five French campaigns including the Battle of Argonne Forest, which was when he received his Purple Heart. He obtained several commissions over the next eleven years including captain in 1918, major in 1922 and lieutenant colonel in 1928.
Just seven years after being promoted to colonel, Strickler was sent to France for a second time. He was in command of the 28th Division, Infantry Regiment during World War II. In 1942, he started command with the 109th Unit and then the 110th Unit of the 28th Division. In June of 1944, Strickler and his men landed at Omaha Beach. Strickler commanded troops during the Battle of the Bulge in the following December. He returned to the United States after three years of fighting.
Strickler was presented the honor of brigadier general in March of 1946 and on 24 December 1947, he was promoted to major general. Strickler remained in the Army and served in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. Afterwards, he served as an advisor for the Army as a diplomat to Korea until his retirement in 1957. Strickler's final commission occurred on 8 February 1960 to lieutenant general. He had been honored many times and received military decorations for valor, heroism, and dedication including three stars.
Education:
Daniel Strickler attended Columbia area public schools until he graduated from Columbia High School in 1916. He was the captain of the track team, president of the junior and senior class, and a member of the baseball and basketball teams. Upon his return from World War I in 1918, Strickler enrolled at Cornell University Law School in Ithaca, New York. He took on many more responsibilities at this stage of his life. Not only did he receive his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in 1922, but he was also a member of various organizations, clubs and teams during his three years at Cornell University. He was captain of the track team and a member of the Senior Honor Society. Strickler was also president of the following organizations: Senior Class, Student Council, Quill and Dagger Society and Alpha Kappa Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Professional Career:
Daniel Strickler was admitted to the Bar of several courts during the 1920s including Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Courts of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; Superior Court of Pennsylvania; United States District Court; and United States Supreme Court. He worked with several law firms after obtaining his degree and in 1930, between the births of his two children, he established his own law firm in Lancaster. His legal career was not much different from his military or educational careers. He was involved with various professional organizations such as Pennsylvania Bar Association, Lancaster Bar Association, The American Bar Association, the Blackstonian Club of Lancaster, and the Republican Club. Strickler served as Auditor for Lancaster County from 1927 to 1929 and on a Special Counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1928 to 1930. In 1931, Strickler was elected to the Pennsylvania Legislature to serve in the House of Representatives, thus jump-starting his political career.
Political Career:
The political career of Daniel Strickler brought him several new titles including auditor, special counsel member, representative, commissioner, solicitor, committeeman, delegate and lieutenant governor. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during 1931 and 1932, General and Special Sessions. In 1931, Strickler served as the delegate for Pennsylvania at the National Young Republican Conference in Washington, DC. He was the temporary president of the Young Republican State Committee (YRSC) during 1931 as well. After his temporary appointment, he became an executive committee member of YRSC until 1936 and was also appointed as treasurer from 1934 until 1936.
From April to December of 1932, Strickler became the commissioner of the police department of Lancaster City as a special temporary appointment. During this time, he was in charge of cleaning up the police department and taking a stand against corruption and crime. He was a strong prohibitionist and cleaned up the city. Upon selection, he became the solicitor for Lancaster County, the York-Lancaster Inter-County Bridge Commission, and the Lancaster Municipal Airport from 1933 to 1941. He also served as the Republican County Committeeman for the 1st Precinct, 6th Ward, in Lancaster City until 1941. In 1946, Strickler was elected lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, which he fulfilled from 1947 until 1950 when he resigned to serve in the Korean War.
System of Arrangement
Boxes 1-6 are organized by subject. Scrapbooks are organized by volume
Book 1: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, Military Records, November 1918-February 1933
Book 2: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, [1919-1922]
Book 3: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, October 1923-January 1947
Book 4: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, April 1932-November 1933
Book 5: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, February 1942-September 1975
Book 6: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, March 1945-January 1947
Book 7: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, January 1947-May 1948
Book 8: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, January 1947-October 1950
Book 9: Daniel B. Strickler Scrapbook, January 1958-March 1958
Date Range
1916-1993
Creation Date
1897-1992
Year Range From
1916
Year Range To
1993
Creator
Strickler, Daniel Bursk
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
People
Bradley, Omar Nelson
Clark, Mark
Eisenhower, Dwight David "Ike"
Eisenhower, Mary Geneva Doud "Mamie"
Groff, John
Ridgeway, Matthew Bunker
Strickler, Daniel Bursk
Taylor, Lydia Happer
Taylor, Maxwell Davenport
Subjects
Broadsides
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
College Student Government, Cornell University
Columbia (Pa.)
Cornell University--Track and field
Cornell University. Law School
France
Germany
Harrisburg (Pa.)
Ithaca (N.Y.)
Korean War, 1950-1953
Lancaster (Pa.)
Lancaster County (Pa.)--History, local
Letters
Mexican Border Conflict
Mexico
Military decorations--United States
Pennsylvania--Lieutenant Governor (1947-1951 : Strickler)
Phi Delta Phi
Political cartoons
Politicians--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
Quill and Dagger Society (Cornell University)
Scrapbooks
Swimmandos
United States. Army Reserves
Veterans--Pennsylvania--Lancaster County
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Young Men's Christian Association of Lancaster, Pa.
Search Terms
Broadsides
College Student Government, Cornell University
Columbia
Cornell University Law School
Correspondence
France
Germany
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Ithaca, New York
Korean War
Lancaster
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Letters
Lieutenant Governor
Mexican Border Conflict
Mexico
Military decorations
Phi Delta Phi
Political cartoons
Politicians
Quill and Dagger Society (Cornell University)
Scrapbooks
Swimmandos
Track and field
Veterans
World War I
World War II
WWI
WWII
Young Men's Christian Association
Extent
6 boxes, 54 folders, 9 scrapbooks, 6 cubic feet
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0029
Associated Material
Located at Pennsylvania State Archives:
Daniel B. Strickler Collection, 1916- 1919, 1943- 1957, 1967, & undated, 3 cu. ft., Manuscript Group 356
Related Item Notes
Located in the LancasterHistory.org research library:
Distinguished Military Men: Word Portraits of Eight of Columbia's Finest, by Wayne Von Stetten, Call No. 923.5 V945
Coming of Age in Columbia, by Daniel Bursk Strickler, Call No. 905.748 SM (Oct. 1981)
Memoirs of Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant General Daniel Bursk Strickler, by Daniel Bursk Strickler, Call No. 923.5 S917
Lancaster Law Library Association, by Daniel Bursk Strickler, esq., Call No. 974.9 L245 v. 39
Soul of America, by Daniel Bursk Strickler, Call No. 974.9 L245 v. 71
Daniel B. Strickler, World War I Diary, by Daniel Bursk Strickler, Call No. 923.5 S917d
25 Cited as Most Influential Lancaster Countians of the Century, by John Ward Willson Loose, Call No. 974.9 L245 v. 102, no. 4
Please see the Curatorial Collection for objects and the Photograph Collection for photographs.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions for Boxes 1-6. Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
Scrapbooks:
Book 1: Please make an appointment with the archivist.
Book 2: Please make an appointment with the archivist.
Book 3: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
Book 4: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
Book 5: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
Book 6: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
Book 7: Please make an appointment with the archivist.
Book 8: Please fill out a call slip for viewing.
Book 9: Please make an appointment with the archivist.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-29
Classification
MG0029
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Boxes 1-6 were cataloged prior to July 1997. Scrapbooks 1-9 were cataloged in 2008. Added to database 5 September 2017.
Documents
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Collection
Red Cross, Lancaster County Chapter Collection
Title
Red Cross, Lancaster County Chapter Collection (MG-0035)
Object ID
MG0035
Date Range
1917-1979
  1 document  
Collection
Red Cross, Lancaster County Chapter Collection
Title
Red Cross, Lancaster County Chapter Collection (MG-0035)
Description
Contains information on the Lancaster Chapter of the American Red Cross. Includes histories, committee manual, chapter by-laws, meeting minutes, lists of directors and officers, policies, reports, and a memo on the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Date Range
1917-1979
Creation Date
1917-1979
Year Range From
1917
Year Range To
1979
Creator
American Red Cross, Lancaster County Chapter (Pa.)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
People
Strickler, Daniel Bursk
Ritts, Fred M.
Other Creators
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Subjects
American Red Cross
Business records
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Search Terms
American Red Cross
Annual reports
Business records
Correspondence
Finding aids
Letters
Manuals
Manuscript groups
Minutes
Newsletters
Extent
1 box, 16 folder, .25 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0035
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-35
Classification
MG0035
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Added to database 7 September 2017.
Documents
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Collection
Paul A. Mueller, Jr. Collection
Title
Paul A. Mueller, Jr. Collection
Object ID
MG0360
Date Range
1774-1916
  1 document  
Collection
Paul A. Mueller, Jr. Collection
Title
Paul A. Mueller, Jr. Collection
Description
The Paul A. Mueller, Jr. Collection contains a deed for property in Lancaster Borough, an early collection of recipes, a receipt book for the Hamilton Lots, a valentine, stock certificate books for the New Process Steel Corporation, and Civil War letters. The Honorable Paul A. Mueller, Jr. is a descendant of the Zahm, Shreiner, and Cochran families on his mother's side. The items in this collection were passed down through the family for several generations.
Admin/Biographical History
Klein, Huffnagle, and Mussertown
The deed shows the sale of property in Mussertown by innkeepers Leonard and Rosina Klein to Peter Huffnagle. Leonard (1725-1793) married Amalia Rosina Waidlin (1732-1795) at Warwick, Lancaster County in December 1749. At that time he was a saddler in Lancaster. Although they did not have children, they were sponsors at several baptisms at the Moravian Church and Trinity Lutheran Church, both in Lancaster. Peter Huffnagle (1746-1806) and his wife, Charlotte, had their children baptized at the First Reformed Church in Lancaster. They were also buried in that churchyard. Mussertown was laid out in 1760 by John Musser, and was later added onto by Henry Musser. Its original boundaries were the streets now called Church, Strawberry, Locust, and Rockland.
Hamilton Lots
In 1730, Andrew Hamilton, a skilled lawyer, purchased a tract of land in the newly incorporated Lancaster County and convinced the commissioners to place the county seat within his holdings. Queen Street and King Street run through that tract. James Hamilton (1710-1783) acquired 500 acres of land from his father in 1734, and started selling lots by 1735. Although Hamilton sold the lots, he imposed ground-rents so tenants had to pay for the right to occupy and improve the land that they owned. Tenants were also required to build dwellings on their property within two years and to meet certain building specifications. He continued to acquire and sell lots until 1773. Ground-rents were still being collected on the Hamilton Lots after World War II.
Zahm and Shreiner
Godfried Zahm was a brushmaker in Lancaster. His son, Michael (d.1883), learned the brushmaking business from his father and then learned the watchmaking and jewelry business from his brother-in-law, Martin Shreiner, Jr. (1767-1866). Godfried's daughter, Maria, married Martin Shreiner who is best remembered as a Lancaster clockmaker. Maria kept a trimming shop on North Queen Street in Lancaster.
Cochran and New Process Steel Corporation
Harry B. Cochran, great-grandfather of Paul A. Mueller, Jr., was the president of New Process Steel Corporation in 1916. New Process Steel Co. began as New Process Steel Wire Manufacturing Co. and was renamed in 1907. This manufacturer of drill rods and special steel shapes became a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation in 1919. It is significant that Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. owned stock in the New Process Steel Corporation in 1916. Sloan was president of Hyatt Roller Bearing Company when it merged with the United Motors Corporation in 1916. He then became president of United Motors which merged with General Motors Corporation in 1918. Sloan was president and CEO of General Motors from 1923-1946.
Date Range
1774-1916
Year Range From
1774
Year Range To
1916
Date of Accumulation
1774-1916
Creator
Mueller, Paul A., b. 1930
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 09
People
Albright, F. S.
Angeoine, Harry W.
Balsbach, Andrew
Barrett, Richard L.
Bough, Mathias
Bubach, Gerhart
Buback, Garret
Bugie, Henry A.
Burkhart, Samuel H.
Burkholder, I. Dora
Burkholder, John D.
Cochran, Harry B.
Cochran, John S.
Cochran, Thomas
Curtis, John
Eberman, P. G.
Eshleman, Benjamin
Fairer, A.
Frantz, Carrie B.
Goble, Jacob
Godshalk, Earl M.
Good, Henry
Hamilton, John
Hamilton, William
Harnish, Aaron B.
Hartman, John K.
Hinerdeer, Henry G.
Hite, Edward B.
Hoofnagle, Peter
Hostetter, A. H.
Ingersoll, Charles H.
Ingersoll, Fred R.
Keller, A. S.
Kline, Leonard
Kline, Rosina
Knell, Henry
Kreider, Elizabeth
Kunkle, Aaron
Lefever, George D.
Lenher, Philip
Leonard, Philip
Loucks, Aaron
Lowry, William
Martin, Samuel O.
McCleery, Carpenter
McClure, H. L.
McClure, Harry L.
McCoy, Sarah A.
Messenkop, John A.
Michenfelder, Caspar
Moore, John
Moore, Martin A.
Mueller, Jane Moffat
Mueller, Paul A.
Musselman, Amos
Musser, Ann
Musser, Henry
Nauman, David
Newman, Charles
Parry, Vaughn Ingersoll
Price, John
Reichenbach, William
Scott, George A.
Shertz, Jacob
Sherwood, Warren A.
Shreiner, John F.
Shrum, William
Sloan, Alfred P. Jr.
Stoddard, Williston B.
Stoner, C. L.
Turbett, Samuel
Weaver, Henry M.
Weidler, David
Weiss, Jay G.
Wenger, A. D.
Wenger, D. H.
Wenger, D. M.
Wentz, Henry
Witmer, Amos K.
Yeates, Jasper
Zahm, Godfried
Zantmiller, Kate
Zercher, Jacob
Other Creators
Shreiner family
Cochran family
Zahm family
Subjects
Cookbooks
Deeds
Letters
Recipes
Stock certificates
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Valentines
Search Terms
Boswell and McCleery
Civil War
Cookbooks
Correspondence
Finding aids
General Motors Corporation
Hamilton lots
John Meaner and Company
Letters
Manuscript groups
Mussertown, Lancaster
New Process Steel Corporation
New Process Steel Wire Manufacturing Company
Recipes
Stock certificates
Valentines
Extent
1 box, 10 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English, German
Object ID
MG0360
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Shand, William and Dean Keller. 1965. "Twentieth Century Industrial Development of Lancaster." Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 69: 151-162.
Wood, Stacy B. C. 1994. "Martin Shreiner: from Clocks to Fire Engines." Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society 96: 114-137.
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Paul A. Mueller, Jr. Collection (MG0360), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-360
Other Number
MG-360
Classification
MG0360
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Folders 1-9 cataloged in 2005. Folder 10 cataloged in 2009. Added to database 7 September 2017.
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