10 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Pennsylvania--Social life and customs.

  1. Nicholas Biddle papers, 1681-1933

    15,000 items. 133 containers. 39.2 linear feet. 51 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Banker, editor, diplomat, lawyer, and legislator. Correspondence, letterbooks, account books, and writings together with family papers concerning Charles, Clement, Edward, James, Nicholas, Thomas, and William S. Biddle.

  2. Ralph Izard family papers, 1778-1826

    660 items. 5 containers plus 1 oversize. 2.0 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Continental congressman, United States senator from South Carolina, diplomat. Correspondence and miscellaneous material concerning the Izard family regarding domestic life and social affairs in Charleston, South Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and including the involvement of family members in managing their estate in South Carolina and the Tripolitan War.

  3. Shippen family papers, 1671-1936

    6,500 items. 26 containers plus 2 oversize. 11.5 linear feet. 15 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diaries, account books, memorandum books, legal and business records, indentures, and miscellaneous papers of Thomas Lee Shippen, William Shippen Jr., Anne Home Shippen Livingston, Edward Shippen, and other family members. Also included are papers of the Nicholson family.

  4. Gibson-Getty-McClure families papers, 1777-1926

    2,500 items. 7 containers. 2.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, military papers, and miscellany relating to various members of these allied families from the area of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence of General George Gibson (d. 1861) and the jurist John Bannister Gibson (1780-1853) and papers, 1777-1854, relating to the Revolutionary War service of their father, Colonel George Gibson (1747-1791); papers of George Washington Getty (1819-1901) and members of his family relating primarily to his Civil War service with the Army of the Potomac in Virginia, to various Indian campaigns, to the Fitz-John Porter court-martial, and to personal and family affairs; and papers of Charles McClure (1835-1902) and members of his family relating to his military service with the United States Army at Santa Fe, New Mexico, at other posts in the United States and in the Philippine Islands during the Spanish-American War.

  5. Edward McPherson papers, 1738-1936

    18,000 items. 100 containers plus 1 oversize. 40.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Editor, statistician, and U.S. representative from Pennsylvania. Correspondence, letterbooks, family papers, speeches and writings, legal and financial records, scrapbooks, and other material relating to four generations of the McPherson family in central Pennsylvania, to McPherson's career in the House of Representatives as legislator and clerk of the House, and to Republican Party politics nationally and in Pennsylvania during Reconstruction. Includes estate papers of Thaddeus Stevens and material collected for a biography of Stevens.

  6. Edmund Physick family papers, 1759-1899

    100 items. 7 containers. 2.6 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Public official of Pennsylvania. Correspondence, receipt and account books, log of the Erie (sloop of war), medical recipe book, order book of the Dolphin (ship), and other papers relating chiefly to matters of business and the estates of various members of the Physick family, including Edmund Physick (1726?-1804), Philip Syng Physick (1768-1837), Henry White Physick, Abigail (Syng) Physick, and Theodore Physick (1805-1834), and others.

  7. Matthew Simpson papers, 1829-1927

    5,000 items. 23 containers plus 1 oversize. 10 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Methodist clergyman, educator, editor, and orator. Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, notes, scrapbooks, copies of speeches, sermons, and writings, and miscellaneous printed material relating to Simpson's early life in Ohio and Pennsylvania, his presidency of Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University), editorship of the Western Christian Advocate, and service as a Methodist Episcopal bishop.

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  8. John Carvel Arnold papers, 1856-1937

    190 items. 1 container. .4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Laborer and Union soldier. Principally correspondence of Arnold with his wife, Mary Ann, while he served in the 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, and Mrs. Arnold's postwar correspondence with their children.

  9. Don Yoder collection of tape and disc recordings

    381 items. 1 box (approximately 79 items). 77 sound tape reels : analog ; 10 in.. 92 sound tape reels : analog ; various sizes. 128 sound cassettes : analog. 1 sound disc : analog, 45 rpm ; 6 in.. 2 photographic prints : black and white ; 3 1/2 in. x 5 in.. 1 photographic negative : black and white ; 3 in. x 1 1/2 in.. 1 videocassette (VHS) : sound ; 1/2 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings made by professor Don Yoder to document various religious sects and religious and secular folk traditions primarily in Pennsylvania and in the northeastern United States. Included are recordings of Pennsylvania German conversation, interviews, hymns, prayers, church services including sermons, folk dance music, humorous songs, and folk festivals. Manuscripts include a few published articles by Don Yoder and various folk festival programs.

  10. Don Yoder collection of wire recordings

    2 slips of paper + 26 sound wire reel containers.. sound recordings: 33 sound wire reels : analog ; 3 in.. -- American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of field recordings of hymns and spirituals of Pennsylvania Dutch Evangelical United Brethren, United Christian, and Mennonite singers; humorous songs, secular folk songs, jokes, religious beliefs, tales, and conversations in Pennsylvania German; hymns, ballads, folk songs, tales, and ghost stories in English. Several interviews are about holidays, camp meetings, and traditional healing, including Sophia Bailer's discussion of Pennsylvania Dutch blessings for healing -- "brauche" -- also known as powwowing. Musical accompaniment includes guitar and fiddle for some recordings. One wire spool includes a radio broadcast from station WEEU of a program on "Pennsylvania Dutch folklore" presented by John B. Brendel.