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Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Object ID
HABEAS CORPUS PAPERS
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Habeas Corpus Papers
Description
A writ of habeas corpus is a procedure for obtaining a judicial determination of the legality of an individual's custody. This collection includes petitions for writs of habeas corpus and the writs themselves, showing the names of petitioners, persons to be brought to court, nature of dispute or alleged crime, dates of writs and accompanying documents, names of judges, and names of persons that the writs are filed against. Petitioners include indentured servants, runaway slaves, free African-Americans, convicted prisoners, those awaiting trial, relatives of prisoners, parties in child custody disputes, and relatives of army recruits and draftees. Arranged chronologically by date of filing. Handwritten, handwritten on printed forms, and a very few typewritten.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date of filing.
Date of Accumulation
1800-1894, 1896, 1897
Creator
Prothonotary's Office
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Extent
8 cubic feet
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
HABEAS CORPUS PAPERS
Classification
RG 01-00 2313
Location
Archives
Associated Material
Lancaster County Archives has Habeas Corpus dockets:
1799-1978, ten volumes, record of writs of Habeas Corpus written.
1895-1983, 43 boxes, original petitions.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restricted use of original. A photocopy will be made for patron use.
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Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Object ID
MECHANICS' LIENS
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
Mechanics' Liens
Description
Liens filed by contractors showing names of parties including owner of property; description of property including location; nature of claim; description of materials and work done on property; volume and page number of recording in Mechanics' Liens Docket; and date filed.
System of Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by date filed.
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Object Name
Documents
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
MECHANICS' LIENS
Classification
RG 01-00 0202
Location
Archives
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
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Collection
American Revolution Bicentennial of Lancaster County Collection
Object ID
MG0020
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Description Level
Fonds
Collection
American Revolution Bicentennial of Lancaster County Collection
Description
This collection gives information on the activities of the 200th celebration of the American Revolution in the Lancaster area. Folders 32 to 41 cover the celebration in Greater Lancaster. Folders 42 to 51 touch upon the activities of Lititz, Solanco, Lampeter-Strasburg, Elizabethtown, Cocalico, Columbia, New Holland, Pequea Valley, Washington Boro, Penn Manor, Millersville, and Marietta. The collection contains minutes, programs, photos, financial vouchers and newspaper clippings, audio tapes. The six volumes that make up the Bicentennial Celebration, April 1971- February 1977 scrapbooks are a compilation of published materials such as newspaper articles, magazine articles, broadsides, brochures and pamphlets. The materials relay information about the actions of the Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee including meetings, mailings and events. The committee chose the "Hands of Liberty" theme for the committee and upcoming celebration. The theme was present on every mailing sent out by the committee and can be found on most of the materials within the scrapbooks.
Custodial History
Collection was cataloged prior to 1997; added to database 8 May 2018.
System of Arrangement
Organized by subject and area celebrations.
Year Range From
1971
Year Range To
1977
Date of Accumulation
1971-1977
Creator
Lancaster County Bicentennial Committee
People
Albright, J. R.
Heil, Paul
Miller, Sally
Rebman, Earl
Other Creators
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)
Subjects
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Business records
Scrapbooks
Letters
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Search Terms
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
Broadsides
Business records
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings
Scrapbooks
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Manuscript groups
Finding aids
Extent
5 boxes, 77 folders,19 tape reels, 6 scrapbooks, 6 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0020
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 1
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory; PV7
Access Conditions / Restrictions
The audio tapes in Box 4 are restricted.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Credit
American Revolution Bicentennial of Lancaster County Collection (MG-20), Box #, Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Documents
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