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The Lower Merion Historical Society has been systematically collecting information about Lower Merion and Narberth history, events, lifestyle and people. This compilation of more than 17,000 items consists of newspaper and magazine articles, letters, maps, family records, oral histories, photographs, drawings, advertisements, etc., dating from the 1700s to 2005. The material is catalogued alphabetically, by topic and item number, in over 700 folders in the File Room of the Lower Merion Academy.

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Topics include history, families, architecture, schools, trees, religious institutions, taverns, business, government and communities, notables, railroads, crime, landmarks, obituaries and almost anything one might want to know about Lower Merion Township and its people.

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Topic Items
Albrecht’s Nursery/Garden Center 31
Almanacs 30
American History 3
American Legion & Veterans 24
American Revolution 73
Analawn 17
Anders, Monroe H. & Family 16
Anderson, Drs. James & Joseph W. 16
Anderson, William H. (LMHS Coach) 4
Annenberg, Walter 33
Annenberg, Walter & Leonore 4
Appleford 18
Architecture 80
Architecture-Durham, Walter K. 15
Architecture-Furness, Frank 11
Architecture-Trumbauer, Horace 11
Architecture-Wright, Frank Lloyd 19
Archives-Montgomery County & Pennsylvania 6
Ardmore Business 190
Ardmore Centennial 1
Ardmore History 162
Ardmore Land Grant 4
Ardmore/Ard-Wood Civic Association 6
Army of the United States, Muster Roll 1
Arnold, Gen. H.H. (Articles & Publications) 8
Arnold, Gen. H.H.-Funeral & Marker Dedication 31
Arnold, Gen. Henry Harley (Hap) 65
Art & Artists 159
Ashbridge House 45
Atkinson, Nolan N., Jr. 3
Authors (alphabetical) 74
Autocar Company 92
Automobiles 41
Bala Cynwyd 145
Bala Cynwyd Business 50
Banks & Banking 20
Barker, Charles R. 3
Barnes Foundation (4) 9
Barnes Foundation (Dr. Albert C. Barnes) 265
Beaumont/Austin Family 28
Becton, Gen. Julius W., Jr. 21
Beechwood House 3
Bell, Bert 14
Belmont Driving Park 54
Belmont Hills 85
Bettle, Griscom 2
Bicentennial Guide 7
Billington, James H 23
Black History on the Main Line 65
Bland, James A. 8
Blizzard and storms 27
Blockley 6
Bok, Edward W. & Family 20
Boston, Robert and Olive 1
Botanical Society of Lower Merion 8
Bowman Family 9
Brandywine 7
Bridges 1
Bridges, Covered 37
Bridlewild Trails Association 10
Bryant, Kobe 33
Bryn Mawr 127
Bryn Mawr Business 62
Bryn Mawr Hospital 73
Bryn Mawr Hospital Centennial Calendar 1893-1993 1
Bryn Mawr Hotel 10
Burlingame, Everett E. 14
Business 83
Business Advertisements-Local 37
Buten Family 1
Buten Museum of Wedgwood 9
Calendars 5
Camp Discharge 16
Canals of Pennsylvania 4
Canals of Philadelphia 1
Cassatt, Alexander J. 12
Cassidy, Miles S. 1
Catastrophies 12
Cemeteries – Har Hazaism 19
Cemeteries – Odd Fellows 3
Cemeteries – Various 50
Cemeteries – West Laurel Hill 40
Centennial Exhibition 1876 11
Christmas 7
Church Buildings-Photographs 52
Church Related 30
Churches-African Methodist Episcopal-Bethel A.M.E. Church, Ardmore 10
Churches-African Methodist Episcopal-Bethel A.M.E. Church, Bryn Mawr 13
Churches-Armenian-St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Wynnewood 6
Churches-Baptist-Baptist Church Of The Evangel, Narberth 5
Churches-Baptist-First Baptist Church of Ardmore 9
Churches-Baptist-Lower Merion Baptist Church, Bryn Mawr 29
Churches-Baptist-Merion Square Baptist Chapel, Gladwyne 1
Churches-Baptist-Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Ardmore 7
Churches-Baptist-Saints Memorial Baptist Church, Bryn Mawr 6
Churches-Baptist-Zion Baptist Church, Ardmore 8
Churches-Catholic-Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, Bryn Mawr 8
Churches-Catholic-Parish Community of St. Thomas of Villanova 1
Churches-Catholic-St. Colman Church, Ardmore 14
Churches-Catholic-St. John Vianney Church, Gladwyne 6
Churches-Catholic-St. Lucy Church, Philadelphia 2
Churches-Catholic-St. Margaret Church, Narberth 9
Churches-Catholic-St. Matthias R.C. Church, Bala Cynwyd 7
Churches-Christian Science-First Church Of Christ, Scientist, Ardmore 7
Churches-Episcopal-All Saints’ Church, Wynnewood 29
Churches-Episcopal-Christ Church (Old Swedes’), Upper Merion 2
Churches-Episcopal-Christ Church, Ithan 2
Churches-Episcopal-Church Of St. John, Lower Merion, Bala Cynwyd 89
Churches-Episcopal-Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont 12
Churches-Episcopal-Church of the Holy Apostles, Penn Wynne 3
Churches-Episcopal-Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr 14
Churches-Episcopal-Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, Philadelphia 1
Churches-Episcopal-St. Andrew’s Chapel, Belmont Hills 4
Churches-Episcopal-St. Asaph’s Church, Bala Cynwyd 21
Churches-Episcopal-St. Christopher’s Church, Gladwyne 10
Churches-Episcopal-St. Davids (Radnor) Church, Wayne 18
Churches-Episcopal-St. George’s (Nevil Memorial) Episcopal Church, Haverford 3
Churches-Episcopal-St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Ardmore 16
Churches-Friends-Haverford (OLD) Friends Meeting, Eagle Road 4
Churches-Friends-Haverford Friends Meeting, Buck Lane 3
Churches-Friends-Merion Friends Meeting 89
Churches-Friends-Radnor Friends 1
Churches-Friends-Radnor Friends Meeting 5
Churches-Lutheran-Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Narberth 8
Churches-Lutheran-St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ardmore 36
Churches-Methodist-Ardmore United Methodist Church 8
Churches-Methodist-Ashland Avenue Methodist Church 2
Churches-Methodist-Gladwyne Methodist Church 9
Churches-Methodist-Radnor United Methodist Church, Rosemont 3
Churches-Methodist-St. Luke United Methodist Church, Bryn Mawr 6
Churches-Methodist-United Methodist Church Of Bala Cynwyd 18
Churches-Methodist-United Methodist Church of Narberth 7
Churches-Presbyterian-Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 29
Churches-Presbyterian-Faith Presbyterian Church, Villanova 6
Churches-Presbyterian-First Presbyterian Church, Ardmore 27
Churches-Presbyterian-First Presbyterian Church, Ardmore-Booklets 8
Churches-Presbyterian-Gladwyne Presbyterian Church 4
Churches-Presbyterian-Narberth Presbyterian Church 14
Churches-Presbyterian-Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia 5
Churches-Presbyterian-Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church, Wynnewood 7
Churches-Presbyterian-Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Bala Cynwyd 9
Civil War 30
Clements, Margaret Latch & Latch, Jenny Haley 3
Clementson, Elizabeth Ransley 1
Clothier Estate & Family 6
Clubs-Merion Cricket Club 21
Clubs-Merion Golf Club 5
Clubs-Miscellaneous 44
Clubs-Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd 78
Clubs-Philadelphia Cycle & Field Club 1
Clubs-Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society 16
Clubs-State in Schuylkill 5
Clubs-Woman’s Club of Bryn Mawr 36
Clubs-Women’s Club of Bala Cynwyd 14
Clubs-Women’s Community Club of Narberth 5
Cock Family 1
Cohen, Lita I. 8
Coinage 1
Col. Owen Jones Camp #45 Sons of Veterans 14
Colonial Society of Pennsylvania 1
Communications 16
Constitution of the United States 5
Cricket Game 9
Crime 1
Crime & Punishment 84
Cynwyd Heritage Trail 8
Daughters of the American Revolution 20
Decker, Martin M. 17
DeHaven Litigation 6
Delaware County History & Landmarks 18
Delaware Indian Big House Ceremony 1
Deubler, Henrietta & Emily 16
Devon 3
Devon Horse Show 8
Dickinson, John 7
Dolobran-Griscom Family 14
Doran, Margaret M. 16
Dorrance Family 7
Dove Lake 16
Drexel, Mary J. & Home 8
Education 27
ElderNet of Lower Merion and Narberth 22
Ellerslie (Dr. Douglas Macfarlan) 10
Ellis, Rowland 5
Evans Families 12
Fairmount Park 7
Father Divine 45
Fire Companies – Belmont Hills 3
Fire Companies – Bryn Mawr 29
Fire Companies – Gladwyne 14
Fire Companies – Merion [Ardmore] 42
Fire Companies – Narberth 20
Fire Companies – Penn Wynne 5
Fire Companies – Union Fire Association, Bala Cynwyd 19
Fire Companies – Various 18
Fires & Floods 35
Flat Rock Dam-Tunnel 8
Foerderer Family/La Ronda 26
Food-18th Century 3
Foster, Jeannette 1
Fourth of July 14
Franklin, Benjamin 16
French Invasion of Western Pennsylvania 1
Friends, Society of 38
Frontier Forts 2
Genealogical Sources for S.E. Pa. 14
General Wayne Inn 115
Geology 10
George Family 10
German Settlers in Lower Merion 9
Germantown 7
Ghosts 17
Girard, Stephen 8
Gladwyne 145
Gladwyne Colony 15
Gladwyne Memories 11
Glanrasson 3
Goldsborough Family 114
Goldsmith, Marguerite Sessler 5
Goodman Family 2
Goodman, George 1
Goschenhoppen 3
Grange, The 6
Great Depression 15
Green Hill Farms 19
Green, Frances E. 1
Grow Family 4
Gulph Mills 12
Hagley Museum 4
Haley Family 5
Hanging Rock 10
HARB (Historical Architectural Review Board) 58
Harrison, Ida Solomon 1
Harriton 65
Harriton Association 28
Haverford 41
Haverford Township Historical Guide 6
Haverford Township Historical Society 14
Henry Foundation & Family (Botanical Garden) 12
Heston Villa & Hestonville 3
Hires Family 6
Historians, Local 8
Historical Markers 5
Historical Sites in Pennsylvania 5
Historical Societies-Miscellaneous 37
Historical Societies-Montgomery County 10
Hocker, Edward W. 1
Holt Family 1
Homes & Houses 47
Horne, S. Hamill 3
Horsley, Isabel Macfarland 4
Huguenot Society 3
Human Services 76
Humphreys Family 9
Indians 56
Johnson, Eldridge Reeves & Family 19
Knollbrook 3
Knox Home 17
Kramer, Ben (Uncle Ben) 20
Kurtz, Howard G. 7
Lafayette, Marquis de 3
Lancaster Turnpike 23
Land Grants of Montgomery County 1
Lankenau Hospital 51
Lansdowne 1
Latch Family 8
League of Women Voters 17
Levering Family 3
Libertyville 11
Libraries-Ardmore Free Library 16
Libraries-Bala Cynwyd Library 14
Libraries-Gladwyne Free Library 28
Libraries-Lower Merion Library Association 5
Libraries-Lower Merion Library System 19
Libraries-Ludington Library 26
Libraries-Narberth Community Library 22
Libraries-Penn Wynne Library 6
Lincoln, Abraham 7
Llewellyn Family 22
Logan, James 2
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth 2
Looking back in the Times’ (by date) 329
Loudermilt, Loretta Long 1
Lower Merion Conservancy 153
Lower Merion Democratic Women 6
Lower Merion Historical Society 64
Lower Merion Historical Society-Autograph Collection 22
Lower Merion Historical Society-Calendars 5
Lower Merion Historical Society-Newsletters 49
Lower Merion History 91
Lower Merion School District Staff 1
Lower Merion Society for the Detection and Prosecution of Horse Thieves and Recovery of Stolen Horses 60
‘Lower Merion Story, The’ 60
Lower Merion Township Board of Health 15
Lower Merion Township Centennial 24
Lower Merion Township Civil Defense 8
Lower Merion Township Commissioners 108
Lower Merion Township Government 99
Lower Merion Township Govt. Annual Report 48
Lower Merion Township Govt. Publications 101
Lower Merion Township Maps 51
Lower Merion Township Police Dept. 102
Lower Merion Township Recreation, Parks, Open Space 69
Lower Merion Township Road Supervisor Records 1
Lower Merion Township Taxation 34
Lower Merion Township Voting & Elections 39
Lower Merion Township Zoning & Planning 26
Lower Merion-Articles/General 69
Ludlum, DeWitt 1
Lutheran Deaconesses 10
Macfarlan, Dr. Douglas-Articles by or about 19
Macfarlan, Dr. Douglas-Correspondence 58
Macfarlan, Dr. Douglas-Maps 30
Macfarlan, Dr. Douglas-Miscellaneous 41
Macfarlan, Dr. Douglas-Sketches 115
MacNeill, Henry-Drawings 17
Madara, Ann Hessenbruch 2
Magee, George W., Jr. 6
Maier, Phyllis Flannery 3
Main Line 111
Main Line Art Center 18
Main Line Chamber of Commerce 17
Main Line Landmarks-Photos 132
Main Line Landmarks-Text 42
Main Line Patriot 13
Malvern 5
Manayunk 16
Maples, The 2
Maps-Miscellaneous 36
Maps-Yerkes, Milton R., C.E. 11
Mason, Gerry S. 12
Masonic Materials 9
Maybrook-Merriam Family 36
Mayflower Descendants 7
McLean, Elizabeth and William 3
Medical 19
Memorial Day 75
Merion Civic Association 26
Merion Fire Company 1
Merion Station 63
Merion Title & Trust Co. 8
Merion Tribute House 20
Merion-Cynwyd Business District 2
Milestones 35
Mill Creek 38
Mill Creek Historic District 29
Mills 94
Mills-Photographs 26
Montgomery County 47
Montgomery County Maps 17
Montgomery County Printed Materials 17
Moore, Earl 8
Morgan Family 6
Morris, Israel Wistar 7
Motion Pictures 55
Mueller Family 2
Music & Musicians 84
Mutch, Ada 12
Myers, Nick – World War II files 1
Name Origin 37
Narberth 390
Narberth Ambulance 14
Narberth Arts 16
Narberth Athletics 12
Narberth Homes 12
Narberth Memories 24
Narberth-Jonathan Keim Collection 1
Narbrook Park 24
Newspapers-Ardmore Chronicle 11
Newspapers-Ardmore Record 1
Newspapers-Home News 16
Newspapers-Lower Merion News 2
Newspapers-Main Line Chronicle 11
Newspapers-Main Line Daily Times 2
Newspapers-Main Line Journal 1
Newspapers-Main Line Times 28
Newspapers-Miscellaneous 23
Newspapers-Our Town 3
Newspapers-Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser 1
Newspapers-Public Ledger 5
Newspapers-The Main Liner 2
Notables 819
Nowlan, Philip 7
Obituaries 1488
Obituary 3
Obituary-Chronological 5
Oliver-Lodge Family 3
O’Neill, Brian 6
Oral History List 2
Overbrook 13
Owen House-‘Penn Cottage’ 16
Palmquist Papers 1
Paoli Local 18
Paoli Massacre 3
Parsons, Luther C. 21
Pearce, Josiah S. ‘Letter from Ardmore’ 1
Pearce, Josiah S. ‘When Ardmore Was Athensville’ 74
Pencoyd 18
Penn Valley 60
Penn, William 49
Penn-Gaskell Family 7
Pennsylvania Federation of Museums & Historical Organizations 16
Pennsylvania Germans 9
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 19
Pennsylvania History 22
Pennsylvania Italians 3
Pennsylvania Oil Industry 9
Pennsylvania-‘Forests and Waters’-Printed Material 6
Pennsylvania-‘Friendscript’-Newsletter 13
Pennsylvania-‘Historic Pennsylvania Leaflet’ -Printed Material 25
Pennsylvania-‘Historic Preservation’-Printed Material 9
Pennsylvania-Miscellaneous-Printed Material 10
Pennsylvania-‘Tapestry’ Newsletter 10
Pennsylvania-Travel Guides 11
Periodicals-Subject List 1
Pew Family 12
Philadelphia 60
Philadelphia Pamphlets 19
Philadelphia Suburban Water Company 10
Pittman, Hobson 4
Pont Reading 10
Population 11
Postal Services 19
Preservation 94
Price Family 21
Price House (714 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth, Pa.) 22
Price, Joseph-Diary Related 25
Radnor 15
Radnor Historical Society 22
Railroad Stations 90
Railroads – Reading Company 1
Railroads-Pennsylvania 73
Railroads-Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad 47
Railroads-Reading Company 4
Railroads-‘The Pennsy’ Magazine 5
Rambo Family 2
Real Estate Ads & Articles 464
Real Estate Ads & Articles-Narberth 25
Rebel Hill 6
Republican Women-Main Line 6
Restaurants 70
Retirement Homes 24
Righter Family 8
Riverbend Environmental Education Center 48
Roads 115
Roberts Family of Pencoyd 19
Roberts, John – Miller – ‘1690 House’ 9
Roberts, John III – ‘Haunted House’ 41
Roberts, Percival, Jr. – ‘Penshurst’ 42
Roberts, T. Williams 11
Rolling Hill Park 17
Rose Glen Village 9
Rosemont 28
RSVP 8
Saunders, Dorothy 14
Schools-Colleges-Bryn Mawr College 112
Schools-Colleges-Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary 16
Schools-Colleges-Harcum College 25
Schools-Colleges-Haverford College 67
Schools-Colleges-Haverford College Alumni Magazine 8
Schools-Colleges-Haverford College Publications 21
Schools-Colleges-Miscellaneous 16
Schools-Colleges-Miscellaneous-Alphabetical 1
Schools-Colleges-Rosemont College 34
Schools-Colleges-St. Charles Borromeo Seminary 20
Schools-Colleges-Villanova University 18
Schools-Historic-Fairview Union Sunday School 23
Schools-Historic-Lower Merion Academy 69
Schools-Historic-Lower Merion Academy-Trustees 19
Schools-Historic-Miscellaneous 31
Schools-Private-Akiba Hebrew Academy 17
Schools-Private-Baldwin School 41
Schools-Private-Bryn Mawr Conservatory of Music 2
Schools-Private-Devereux Foundation 5
Schools-Private-Episcopal Academy 45
Schools-Private-Friends’ Central School 22
Schools-Private-Haverford School 23
Schools-Private-Main Line School Night 12
Schools-Private-Merion Mercy Academy 24
Schools-Private-Miscellaneous 70
Schools-Private-Miss Wright’s School 20
Schools-Private-Montgomery Country Day School 11
Schools-Private-Rosemont School Of The Holy Child 11
Schools-Private-Shipley School 38
Schools-Private-Waldron Mercy Academy 11
Schools-Public-Ardmore Avenue School 14
Schools-Public-Ardmore Junior High School 62
Schools-Public-Ardmore Junior High School Demolition 104
Schools-Public-Ardmore Junior High School-Booklets 4
Schools-Public-Bala Cynwyd Middle School 77
Schools-Public-Belmont Hills Elementary School 14
Schools-Public-Cynwyd Elementary School 17
Schools-Public-Gladwyne Elementary School 23
Schools-Public-Harriton High School 59
Schools-Public-LM High School 1
Schools-Public-LM School District 1
Schools-Public-LM/Harriton Alumni Assn 2
Schools-Public-Lower Merion High School 143
Schools-Public-Lower Merion High School Alumni Association & Reunions 35
Schools-Public-Lower Merion High School Commencements 31
Schools-Public-Lower Merion High School Merionite 75
Schools-Public-Lower Merion High School Sports 119
Schools-Public-Lower Merion School District 346
Schools-Public-Lower Merion School District Publications 51
Schools-Public-Lower Merion School District Staff 95
Schools-Public-Lower Merion School District-Redistricting 19
Schools-Public-Lower Merion/Harriton Alumni Association 22
Schools-Public-Merion Elementary School 26
Schools-Public-Narberth Public School 42
Schools-Public-Penn Valley Elementary School 14
Schools-Public-Penn Wynne Elementary School 15
Schools-Public-School District 1
Schools-Public-Welsh Valley Middle School 8
Schools-Public-Wynnewood Road Schools 7
Schuylkill River 56
Scouting 34
SEPTA/Phila. Suburban Transp. Co./Red Arrow/P & W 26
September 11, 2001 War 19
Smith, Howard Wayne-‘This is the Main Line’ 57
Snow, Edward H. 41
Social Customs 22
Sons of the Revolution 6
Sports 35
Sports-‘All-Main Line’ 66
Springhouse Senior Center 6
Stoke Pogis Lodge-Moro Phillips Family 14
Sturgis, Dr. Samuel Booth 26
Sturgis, Samuel, Patentee 8
Suburban Square 51
Swartz, W. Robert 10
Swedish Colonial Society 7
Synagogues/Temples-Har Zion Temple 7
Synagogues/Temples-Lower Merion Synagogue 3
Synagogues/Temples-Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim 19
Synagogues/Temples-Miscellaneous 4
Synagogues/Temples-Temple Adath Israel 11
Synagogues/Temples-Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El 7
Syng, Philip, Jr. 9
Taverns/Inns-Articles/General 29
Taverns/Inns-Articles/Specific Inns 29
Taverns/Inns-Black Horse Tavern 12
Taverns/Inns-Buck Tavern 10
Taverns/Inns-Guard House Inn 12
Taverns/Inns-King of Prussia Inn 7
Taverns/Inns-Red Lion Inn 12
Taverns/Inns-Sorrel Horse Tavern 6
Taverns/Inns-Three Tuns Tavern 4
Taverns/Inns-White Hall Hotel 7
Taverns/Inns-William Penn Tavern 5
Taylor, Elva 2
Thomas, M. Carey 5
Thomas, Rees Family 2
Thompson, George Earle & Thompson, Edith Black 2
Thompson, Grover 1
Thomson, Charles 21
Timm, Charles 1
Town Watch 12
Transportation 29
Trapp Family 11
Trees-Photo with text 95
Trees-Text 24
Valley Forge 41
Valley Forge Printed Materials 8
Vautier Family 1
Villanova 14
Wainwright, John 5
Wanamaker, Gertrude E. 1
Warner Family 11
Washington, General George 29
Wayne 18
Wayne, General Anthony 11
Welsh in Lower Merion 36
Wilbur Family 4
Wisconsin House 9
Wissahickon Valley 6
Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) 3
Wood Family 20
Wootton-Childs, George W. 6
World War I 21
World War II 38
Wynne, Dr.Thomas & Family/Wynnestay 14
Wynnewood 71
Wynnewood Shopping Center 26
Yellin, Samuel 4
YMCA 12
Zimmerman, L. Wilbur, D.D.S. 1