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Historical Society of Pennsylvania highlights Media Archives

Nov 20

Historical Society of Pennsylvania highlights Media Archives

Check out this article about Media on the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s website:

For more about the history of Media, pay a visit to the Media-Upper Providence Free Library, where most of the collections of the Media Historic Archives Commission are available. Over 100 linear feet of archival materials spanning from the late 18th century to the present (most documents date from the 1850s or after) tell the store of the people, businesses, organizations, and buildings that have occupied Media over its long history. Of special interest is a collection of glass plate negatives created by local photographer Stephen H. Appleton around the turn of the 20th century, and a large set of records from the First National Bank of Media, 1865-1951.

The Archives Commission in Media recently made a budget request for additional funds next year to support additional equipment to preserve our archives, digitize them, and related to costs in relocating the Archives during the Library renovation project. The Finance Committee¬†(chaired by yours truly) will recommend¬†a portion of their budget request with some requests to get professional assistance with their projects. We’ll likely discuss this in our December 5th workshop meeting.