Archival Adventures in Small Repositories
New Hope Historical Society/Parry Mansion
The New Hope Historical Society, located in the Borough of New Hope, Bucks County, PA, was organized in 1958. Its mission is to "inspire people to explore New Hope's past, understand its present, and envision a better future." In 1966 the Society located to the historic Parry Mansion in downtown New Hope, along the banks of the Delaware River. The Society's holdings include about 20 linear feet of archival materials, consisting of photographs, letters, family papers, minute books, organizational records, oral history recordings, and other documents relating to the people, properties, businesses, and organizations of New Hope. Prominent local families the Parrys and Coryells are well-represented in the collection.