Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
Edward W. Johnson
The Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc. was founded in 1964 in order to preserve the folk culture of the Goschenhoppen region, one of the oldest continuously existing Pennsylvania German communities in America. The archival holdings of the Goschenhoppen Historians relate to the people, businesses, clubs, churches, crafts, and lifestyle of Pennsylvania Germans and northwestern Montgomery County. The collections comprise over 85 linear feet of ledgers, journals, minute books, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, deeds, certificates/Fraktur, and other documents dating from 1720 to the present.