Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, located along the banks of the Delaware River in the Borough of Bristol, PA, "strives to inform, empower and enrich lives by providing free and equal access to ideas and information with a knowledgeable staff in a welcoming and inspiring environment."
In addition to its circulating collection, the Grundy Library maintains an archive of local history and borough municipal records spanning over 110 linear feet. The library archive documents the history of Bristol Borough, Bucks County, and the surrounding areas primarily from the 19th century to the present. Relating to local individuals, families, businesses, and organizations, the collection is particularly strong in documenting Bristol's prominent role in the history of Bucks County. The municipal records collection includes an impressive amount of borough records, including council minutes that begin in 1730, ten years after the borough's incorporation.