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Sarah McIlvaine Muench Family Papers

Identifier: MS 044


The Muench collection documents the ancestors and family of Sarah Ellmaker [McIlvaine] Muench of Lancaster County PA. Several prominent families in Lancaster County history are represented in the collection including: the Ellmaker, McIlvaine, Hubley, Fordney, Cox, Jenkins, and Michael families. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, legal documents, newspaper clippings, articles, programs, postcards and photographs dating from the mid-18th through the 20th century. The earliest item in the collection dates from 1764 with the bulk of the material covering the period from 1870 to 1939.


  • Creation: 1734-1996,
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1870-1939


Restrictions on Access

Access unrestricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


11 Linear feet (26 boxes)

1 Linear feet (30+ books.)

Language of Materials



Collection: Organized into four general series, and seventy-nine (79) sub-series primarily arranged by date and by the relation of the person to Sarah McIlvaine Muench.

Ownership and Custodial History

This collection was in the possession of Sarah McIlvaine Muench prior to its transfer to the Archives and Special Collections Department in December 1997. Several accretions have been added since then, the last in 2004.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Sarah McIlvaine Muench. Address--Lancaster, PA. Method of acquisition--Gift (ongoing); Date of acquisition--1997-.

Processing Information

Processing completed March 2004.

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Repository Details

Part of the Franklin and Marshall College Special Collections Repository

PO Box 3003
Lancaster PA 17604 United States