Browse Collections (38 total)

Community Center Collection

GPLibrary_AccessionBook.pdf

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other records related to the Garrett Park Community Center, which was…

Contributors: Town residents

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Robert W. Freer Collection

RFC_1961_COOPPhoto.pdf

This small collection contains selected papers, photographs, and memorabilia of former town resident Rob Freer, including photographs of the Gnats and…

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Garrett Park Elementary School Collection

MothersClub_1942_44Minutes_Transcribed.pdf

This collection contains correspondence, programs, photographs, and other documents related to the Garrett Park Elementary School from its creation in…

Contributors: Garrett Park Mother's Club
Parent Teacher Association
Town of Garrett Park

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Finding Aids and Research Guides

Ordinances_TR_092520GR.pdf

This file contains finding aids for selected collections and research guides on selected topics to assist our users. Created and updated by Archives…

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Resident Files

These research files contain biographical information about Garrett Park town residents (mostly former residents), with special emphasis on noteworthy…

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Town Record Collection: Sibyl Griffin Indexing System

This small collection comprises a handwritten, paper indexing/cross-referencing system created by former Town Clerk Sibyl Griffin prior to the town's…

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St. James Chapel Collection

SJCC_1932_37_GuildMinutes.pdf

This collection contains records for St. James Chapel, which eventually became Garrett Park's Town Hall. The chapel opened in 1897. Records include…

Contributors: Garrett Park Chapel Board of Managers
St. James Protestant Episcopal Church Committee

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Cal Baldwin Collection

This collection contains the papers of town resident Cal Baldwin, largely related to his efforts on a hiker-biker trail. It also includes some…

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Swimming Pool Collection

This collection contains materials from the Garrett Park Swimming Pool Association and includes historical information about the creation and…

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Photograph Collection

This collection comprises hundreds of photographs depicting people, places, and events in Garrett Park over the years. Examples include celebrations,…

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Memorial and Obituary Files

These research files contain obituaries and memorial programs and documents for town residents. The files were compiled (and are updated) by Archives…

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Garrett Park Players Collection

This collection contains programs, photographs, scripts, and administrative records of Garrett Park's theatrical group, the "Garrett Park Players,"…

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The Bugle Collection

This collection comprises Garrett Park's town newsletter, "The Bugle," a publication of the Citizens Association since the 1950s. The collection…

Contributors: Town residents

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Town Record Collection: Town Council Meeting Minutes

This collection includes original and transcribed copies of Town Council meeting minutes dating back to the first Town Council in the late 1890s. The…

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Little League Collection

1957KnatsTshirt.jpg

This collection comprises three t-shirts from the Garrett Park Little League Team, the Gnats, from the 1956 and 1957 seasons. These items were found…

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House Tours Collection

RichtervilleFINAL.pdf

This collection comprises 14 folders pertaining to house and garden tours that various town citizen organizations have sponsored since about 1973.…

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Town Record Collection: Lot and Block Files

These research files contain town maps showing the blocks in which the town was divided and the lot numbers of individual properties, as well as…

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Techbuilt Houses Collection

This collection contains information about Techbuilt houses, which were prefabricated structures designed by architect Carl Koch and built mainly in…

Contributors: Garrett Park Town Archives

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House Files

These research files contain information folders for every house in Garrett Park. Some folders contain only a few documents; whereas others are thick…

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Oral History Collection

This collection includes approximately 100 oral histories collected in the 1970s and the 1990s of Garrett Park town residents. The oral histories…

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Citizens Association Collection

This collection contains records, correspondence, photographs, and other materials from the town's Citizens Association, which serves as a forum for…

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Arboretum Collection

This collection contains documents, photographs, and databases related to the town's official designation as an arboretum. This collection is not…

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Galloway Collection

StJamesChapel_mid1890s_GC.jpg

This collection contains more than 20 digital photographs and print reproductions of Garrett Park in the 1890s. These are the earliest known…

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Eugene McDowell Collection

This collection contains the personal papers of Eugene McDowell who served as President of the town's Citizens Association and led the town's efforts…

Contributors: Garrett Park Citizens Association
Town of Garrett Park

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Town Record Collection: Town Hall

This collection includes official town documents, records, and drawings related to the history, acquisition, ownership, management, and refurbishment…

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Town Record Collection: Penn Place

This collection includes documents and records related to the ownership, management, and transfer of Penn Place to the Town of Garrett Park. The bulk…

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Town Record Collection: Ordinances

This collection contains originals and copies (the bulk) of ordinances passed by the Garrett Park Town Council from 1898 to 2013. For some of the…

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Town Record Collection: Nuclear Free Zone

This collection contains official town records related to the town’s decision to become a Nuclear Free Zone in 1982. A finding aid is available for…

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Town Record Collection: Chisholm Property/Waverly Crossing

This collection contains official Town Records related to the Haile Chisholm property that was located across the railroad tracks in what is now…

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Millard Collection on Chisholm Property

This collection contains records Millard received from Haile Chisholm at the time Millard purchased Chisholm's property. The collection includes…

Contributors: Town of Garrett Park

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Nancy B. Schwartz Penn Place Collection

This collection includes documents and records related to the history and architectural features of the Penn Place building and the large renovation…

Contributors: Town of Garrett Park

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Nancy B. Schwartz House Collection

This collection includes materials related to the histories and architectural features of Garrett Park’s older and architecturally significant…

Contributors: Garrett Park Historic Preservation Committee

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Donal McLaughlin Collection

This collection contains the personal papers, photographs, artwork, and memorabilia of long-time Garrett Park resident Donal McLaughlin, the designer…

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Garrett Park Women's Club Collection

WC_1926_34_Minutes_Book_WM.pdf

This collection contains documents and records dating from 1926 and comprises general, but brief, information on the creation of the Women's Club…

Contributors: Civic Study Club

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George and Norah Payne Collection of Personal Papers

This collection contains the couple’s personal papers, including correspondence; written works of George Payne (a former Mayor of Garrett Park), such…

Contributors: Norah Payne

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Senator Frank Shore Waverly-Schuylkill Park Collection

This collection features over 200 photographs, with descriptions, taken by Shore and a colleague of the clean-up efforts at Waverly-Schuylkill Park.…

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Thomas S. Wilson Baseball Collection

TSWC_ND_GnatsPhoto.pdf

This collection contains materials related to Wilson’s role in organizing and managing Garrett Park’s youth baseball club in the mid-1950s. The bulk…

Contributors: Montgomery County Boy's Baseball Association

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Trankovich Collection of Smith L. Putnam Papers

TC_1909Aug20_SpeedLmt_Bacon.pdf

This collection contains records dating back to 1898 and comprises both town records from Putnam's time as the town's clerk/treasurer and Putnam’s…

Contributors: Town of Garrett Park

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