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Our Collection


The RMWHS Archive contains a great many items, including: 

  • photos*, slides*, negatives*

  • maps, books*, newspapers

  • art, local brewery bottles, vinyl recordings

  • school year books and class photos

  • genealogies, scrapbooks
  • historic property appraisals*
  • church and cemetery records
  • pamphlets*, flyers*, posters*

  • manuscripts and more

The items preserved at the RMWHS Archive were obtained through  donations from members, local residents, historians, authors, and descendants of families with roots that trace back to the earliest days of Roxborough, Manayunk, and Wissahickon. Local businesses, schools, churches, and a great many organizations have also contributed to the treasures the RMWHS Archive holds.

Note: The Archive does not have any computers. All resources must be searched through manually. If visiting the area, please contact us as far in advance as possible if you wish to visit or pick up research info or visit the Archive. We also can provide a virtual consultation and sharing of digitized items.

* Some of these items have been digitized -- contact us for a virtual visit!

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