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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, deeds
  • 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.

Please note: RMWHS is not computerized. All resources must be searched through manually.


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