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Pennsylvania-German Society Records

Identifier: MS 003


This collection contains materials related to the Pennsylvania German Society, a nonprofit, educational organization, founded in 1891 and devoted to the study of Pennsylvania-German culture and history in Pennsylvania. Instrumental in the history of the society were members associated with Franklin and Marshall College such as George Baer, John S Stahr, and Frank Reid Diffenderffer. The society is currently headquartered in Kutztown.


  • 1891-1958,
  • Majority of material found within 1894-1958


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Photocopying and publication restricted by copyright. except by permission of copyright holder..


.25 Linear feet (.5 box)

Language of Materials



Collection: Organized by topic/type of material.

Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was assembled from various materials found in the library's collections through the years. Additional material, received from PA German Society Secretary Thomas R. Brendle in 1958, was added to the collection in 2003.

Related Archival Materials

[Pennsylvania-German Society Records]: Custodian--Pennsylvania-German Society: Address--Kutztown, Pa., Country--USA..

Related Archival Materials

Thomas R. Brendle Collection (MS 60): Custodian--Archives and Special Collections: Address--Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Country--USA..

Processing Information

Processing completed 2003.

Description rules
Language of description
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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States