Adopted Collections 2009-2016

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Adopted Collections 2009-2016

Thank you to all our generous donors to the Adopt-a-Collection program. Thanks to their support, these collections are in the process of or have now been preserved and made more accessible to researchers. Click on the collection name to visit the finding aid that was created during collection processing. This list includes all donors to the Adopt-a-Collection program from 2009 through 2016.

If you have a question about a finding aid or the Adopt-a-Collection program, please contact Cary Hutto, Director of the Archives, at 215-732-6200 ext. 301 or If you believe this list is incomplete, please contact Jon-Chris Hatalski, Director of Institutional Development and Grants Management, at 215-732-6200 ext. 220 or

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2016

  • Abington Junior High School History Club
  • Joseph Danciger
  • Joan Hauger
  • Randall M. Miller
  • Wayne R. Strassbaugh
  • The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2015

  • Carol Ingald - Contemporary Club Records
  • Michael McDowell - PA Abolition Society (partial adoption)
  • Randal Miller - Frank C. Di Pima Papers
  • Wayne R. Strassbaugh - Richard Peters Papers (partial adoption)
  • Young Friends of HSP - French Benevolent Society Papers, Judith Shuman Eden

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2014

  • Abington Junior High School History Club - Balch Institute Political Ephemera Collection
  • Lori Cohen - Valley Forge Manuscript Map, Part 1
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lafayette Collins III - World War I Posters
  • Mary-Elizabeth Ellard - George F. Parry Family Volumes
  • Carol A. Ingald - American Society of Testing Materials Collection, Charles H. Sykes Papers, Grim-McFarland-Woodbridge Family History
  • Marcia M. Falconer - Richard Peter Papers
  • Theodore H. McCalla - E. Wurster Photograph Collection
  • Dagmar E. McGill - Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Records, Women's University Club Records, Girls Club of Southeastern Pennsylvania Records
  • Christine Miller - Pennsylvania Abolition Society Papers, Charles H. Sykes Papers
  • Randall M. Miller - Asylym Company Papers, Nellie R. Bright Family Papers
  • Amy Parenth - Henry Charles Carey Papers
  • Dr. Page Talbott and Mr. James E. Gould - French Benevolent Society Papers
  • Young Friends of HSP - Theatre of Living Arts, Balch Institute of Ethnic Images in Advertising

The contributions of these generous donors helped to adopt Scull and Heap's "East Prospect of Philadelphia" (1754)

  • Russell Austin
  • Victor Blevons
  • Mark Chauhan
  • Mankit Chu
  • Timothy Collins
  • Susan Egnor
  • Brian Goo
  • Jeremy Fassler
  • Peggy Hartzell
  • Aradhana Ishwar
  • MD Saha Jamaluddin
  • Daniel Katz
  • Prabhat Kumar
  • Kevin Le
  • Gail McCormick
  • Michael McCormick
  • Ms. Christine Meier
  • Girija Natarajan
  • Mark O'Hara 
  • Kevin Osman
  • Anuj Patel
  • Donna Pointer
  • Patricia Likos Ricci
  • Rohan Saldanha
  • Andrew Sellers
  • Nirali Shah
  • William Shipley
  • Devon Turner
  • Ernest Wong

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2013

  • Randall M. Miller - F. Furman Betts Papers
  • Robert DeCoursey and Wayne and Carol Strasbaugh - "Plan de la Retraite de Barrenhil on Pensilvanie" manuscript map 
  • Marcia Falconer - Richard Peter Papers (partial adoption)

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2012

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2011

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2010

Adopt-a-Collection Donors 2009