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MothersClub_1942_44Minutes_Transcribed.pdf
These are transcriptions of the handwritten Mother's Club Minutes. The transcriptions were prepared in late 2020 by student volunteers from Montgomery County Public Schools. This set of transcriptions covers the first two minute books, 1942-1946.

GPLibrary_AccessionBook.pdf
This scanned notebook contains a handwritten list of all the books acquired by the Garrett Park Town Library from 1947 through 1950, including book titles and authors. According to Archives' records, this accession book was created by library…

TC_1909Aug20_SpeedLmt_Bacon.pdf
This is a scanned copy of a 1909 complaint letter sent to the Mayor of Garrett Park. In the letter, town resident, L.S. Bacon complains about the town's suggested automobile speed limit of 6 miles per hour, which is less than the 12 mile per hour…

SJCC_1932_37_GuildMinutes.pdf
These are scanned copies of five meeting minute books of the St. James Chapel Guild, which was essentially a women's club that supported the operations of the chapel through beautification and improvement projects, fundraisers, and charitable…

Ordinances_TR_092520GR.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Town of Garrett Park's Ordinance Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory. This collection focuses primarily on historic ordinances; the Town website contains more current…

TSWilsonBaseball_092520.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Thomas S. Wilson Baseball Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

EMcDowellCollection_092520.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Eugene McDowell Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

1957KnatsTshirt.jpg
This is a photograph of a t-shirt from the 1957 Garrett Park Gnats youth baseball team. According to a former player, an error was made in printing the t-shirt that year, so the team became the "Knats" instead of the Gnats. Found in collection.

RFC_1961_COOPPhoto.pdf
This is a 1961 photograph of the Co-Op integrated youth baseball team, which included boys from Garrett Park, Ken-Gar, and surrounding areas.

RFC_1957_KnatsPhoto.pdf
This is a photograph of the Gnats youth baseball team in 1957. That season a printing error was made on the team's t-shirts, so they became the "Knats" for the season.

TSWC_ND_GnatsPhoto.pdf
This is an undated photograph of the Garrett Park Gnats youth baseball team.

GPES_1951ca_PTA_Resolution.pdf
This is a scanned copy of a resolution made by the Garrett Park Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA), urging the Montgomery County PTA Council to open its membership to all parent groups, including "Negro Parent Teacher Associations."

GPES_1942_1944_MCMinutes.pdf
These are scanned copies of three meeting minute books of the Garrett Park Mother's Club. These books are primarily from the 1940s, although oral histories suggest that a Mother's Club was in existence since about the 1890s. Two of the minute books…

WC_1926_34_Minutes_Book_WM.pdf
These are scanned copies of four meeting minute books of the Garrett Park Women's Club.

GPTA_ResearchGuide_RacialHistory.pdf
This guide describes collections, research files, and other records available in theTown Archives for researching the town’s racial history, especially as it pertains to black Americans and other people of color. Historically, Garrett Park has not…

GPTA_ResearchGuide_Houses.pdf
This guide identifies collections and other resources in the Town Archives for researching houses in town.

StJamesChapelCollection_051320.pdf
This is a finding aid for the St. James Chapel Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

SenFShoreWaverlyPark_Updataed012221.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Senator Frank Shore Waverly-Schuylkill Park Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

TrankovichCollection_PTR_071819GR.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Trankovich Collection of Smith L. Putnam Papers. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

NuclearFreeZone_PTR_110619GR.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Town of Garrett Park's Nuclear Free Zone Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

NSchwartzHouses_110619.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Nancy B. Schwartz House Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

WomensClub_103019.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Garrett Park Women's Club Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

GNPayneCollection_011420.pdf
This is a finding aid for the George and Norah Payne Collection of Personal Papers. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

DMcLaughlinCollection_012220.pdf
This is a finding aid for the Donal McLaughlin Collection. It includes background information about the collection and a box inventory.

RichtervilleFINAL.pdf
This is a brief article prepared by a member of Garrett Park's Historic Preservation Committee describing "Richterville," a section of town named for the renowned architect Alexander Richter. Richter designed the area's 26 mid-century modern homes.

TC_1906Aug8_DogPermit.pdf
This is a scanned copy of a 1906 town "bill" signed by the Clerk Treasurer requiring dog owners to obtain permits to allow their dogs to run free in town.

TC_1902Mar3_Chickens_Coburn_Momsen.pdf
This is a scanned copy of a 1903 complaint letter sent to the Mayor of Garrett Park. In the letter, Mr. Turley Coburn complains about Mr. [Hart] Momsen's chickens. Momsen was the father of Charles Momsen, inventor of the Momsen lung and diving bell,…

TC_1899Mar_TaxReport.pdf
This is a scanned copy of a March 1899 report submitted by the Clerk Treasurer to the Mayor. It details the Clerk Treasurer's activities regarding town ordinances, meeting minutes, and property tax collection. It features the names of town residents…

TC_1898May12_MarshallAppt.pdf
This is scanned copy of the 1898 appointment letter of Garrett Park's first Town Marshal, John N. Kelley. He was appointed by E.D.F. Brady, Mayor of the newly incorporated town.

TC_1898May12_HealthOffAppt.pdf
This is a scanned copy of the 1898 appointment letter of Garrett Park's first Health Officer, William L. Soleau. He was appointed by E.D.F. Brady, Mayor of the newly incorporated town.

TC_1898May12_ClerkAppt.pdf
This a scanned copy of the 1898 appointment letter of Garrett Park's first Clerk Treasurer, Harry F. Shontz. He was appointed to this position by E.D.F. Brady, Mayor of the newly incorporated town.

SJCC_1896Ledger_ALL.pdf
This is a scanned copy of a ledger containing meeting minutes and correspondence, dating back to 1894, related to the planning and building of the St. James Chapel in Garrett Park, MD. This item is presented in its original order (which includes some…

SJCC_1897_AccountLedger.pdf
This is a scanned copy of an accounting ledger, dating back to 1897, which contains early financial records related to the building of the St. James Chapel in Garrett Park. Funds for building the chapel were raised via subscriptions by town…

GP_Coop_1956.JPG
This is a 1956 photograph of the Co-Op integrated youth baseball team, which included players from Garrett Park, Ken-Gar, and surrounding communities.

GP_Gnats_1954.JPG
This is a team picture of the Garrett Park Gnats youth baseball team, 1954.

StJamesChapel_mid1890s_GC.jpg
This is a photograph of St. James Chapel under construction in the mid-1890s. The Chapel later became Garrett Park's Town Hall.

Rokey_Argyle_1890_P14.jpg
This photograph, ca. 1890, shows the intersection of Rokeby and Argyle Avenues looking west up Argyle. Kenilworth Avenue is visible at the top of the photograph.

Schoolhouse_ca1895_P20.jpg
This is Garrett Park's one-room schoolhouse ca. 1895. The building is now part of the house at 10701 Kenilworth Avenue.

Galloway_House_Front_ca1891_P2.jpg
This is a front view of the Beverly Thomas Galloway house (10925 Kenilworth Avenue), ca. 1891, taken shortly after completion of the house. Galloway was a plant pathologist with the USDA.

Dorsett_House_ca1891_P12.jpg
The Palemon Howard Dorsett House (site is now 10922 Montrose Avenue), ca. 1891, shortly after construction. This is the only known photograph of the house, which burned in 1903. Dorsett was a friend and colleague of Beverly T. Galloway (10925…

RR_Station_1890_P1.jpg
This photographs shows an elevated view looking south down the B&O railroad track of the Garrett Park station and general store.

IMG_6736.jpg
This photograph shows a close-up view of the "All Stars" emblem on the back of a Gnats youth baseball team t-shirt from 1957. Found in collection.

IMG_6737.jpg
This is a photograph of a t-shirt from the Garrett Park Gnats youth baseball team. Found in collection.
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