MG 100 - Historical Society of Dauphin County

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Scope and Content

The Minute Books from 1869-1938 with a copy of the charter and by-laws

The Minute Books from 1938-1982; correspondence, 1879-1905; a handwritten copy of the constitution and by-laws, 1869; clippings, 1988-89; publication "Families of the County of Dauphin, 1790;" programs for anniversary celebrations, 1939, 1944, 1969, 1976; Annual report of the committee on archaeology, "The Indian History," 1898; programs for the Centenary Services, July 4, 1876; the John Harris Mansion, 1766-1897; Christmas program, 1966; a play "Harris Ferry-1776"; minutes of the board of trustees, 1942-49; treasurer's reports, 1912, 1931-36, 1943-49; legal agreements made between the Society and the Seiler School & Boy Scouts of America, 1941; a drawing of a wood cut of emblem for Society by Romig

A list of the original fifteen dues-paying members of the Historical Society with signatures of each, May, 1869; a subscription form for the Publication Fund of the Society, 1874; receipts, 1877-1884; handwritten interest computation and list of Harrisburg newspapers' missing issues; correspondence, receipts, invoices, cancelled checks, 1885-1923

Reports from the Trustees, Executive Committee, Committee on Preservation, Auditing, Librarian, State History, Reports of the County History Committee, 1945-1952, County Biography, Program and Treasurer; procedures of meetings, 1933-1950 and minutes of the Trustees meetings; invoices; lists of charter members and contributing members; letters concerning membership; petition for incorporation of the Society, 1869, signed by Prothonotary & Recorder of Deeds; the vote count on the question of admitting ladies to membership; notices from the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies and the American Historical Association; printed copies of the by-laws, anniversary programs, and news bulletin issued July, 1987 about the fund for restoration of the Mansion; certificates; publications: "Contributions to the History of Dauphin County," "Ceremonies and Historical Addresses," "Transactions of the Historical Society of Dauphin County, 1903 & 1905"; a scrapbook of Society activities, 1957-59

Proposed amendments to the by-laws, 1962; minutes of the meetings of the Trustees, 1961-78; voting proxy forms, 1910; membership list, undated, 376 names; membership list with addresses, undated; Certificate of Membership issued to Frank Kitzmiller in 1909; bound volume of Nomination for Membership forms, 1898-1913; membership forms, 1917, 1926-28; newsletters, correspondence, 1957-1975, including a letter from Ginny Thornburgh concerning an invitation to speak at the Society, 1980; list of officers and board members, 1973-74; publications, 1876, 1898, 1927; Historical Review, 1952-1965; the yearbook of the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies, 1910-16, 1924, 1930-33; book of names to whom publications sent, 1897-1902; newspaper clippings, 1928-1960; correspondence, programs, pilgrimages, 1947-57

Copies of the newsletter "Oracle" from 1981 to winter, 2008; copies of the addresses presented before the Historical Society 1876 to 1944.

Date(s): 1869-2008

Extent: 3 cartons, 3 boxes, 101 folders