Guide to the Willow Grove Park Association Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0362
Creators:
Willow Grove Park Association
Community Life, Div. of (NMAH, SI)
Cayton, Howard
Dates:
1910, 1929
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Folder
Repository:
Collection consists of a guidebook and membership card from the Willow Grove Park Association.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a guidebook which briefly describes events for the 1910 season with photographic illustrations. In addition, there is a 1929 membership card for the Willow Grove Park Association. The materials are housed in one box.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged in one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Willow Grove Park located in Pennsylvania was created by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company as a trolley park in 1896. The park provided an incentive for people to ride by serving as a destination on the trolley line. Initially the park offered a series of concerts and eventually evolved into an amusement park. Willow Grove Park closed in 1975 and is now the site of the Willow Grove Park Mall.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, archivist, December 14, 1989.
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The membership card was donated by Howard Cayton, brother of the late Nathan Cayton, who owned the card. The guidebook was found in the collections of the Division of Home and Community Life, National Museum of American History (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution (SI).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Willow Grove Park Association Collection, 1910, 1929, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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Custodial History
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Community Life, formerly the Division of Home and Community Life, now Division of Cultural and Community Life) on December 5, 1989.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Amusement parks -- 1910-1930 -- Pennsylvania Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montgomery County (Pa.) -- 1910-1930 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania -- 1910-1930 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guidebooks -- 1910-1920 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Membership cards -- 1920-1930 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cayton, Nathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives