RG 00.03.00 | A Finding Aid for the Collection on the History of Holy Family University

Summary Information

Holy Family University Archives

Holy Family University (Philadelphia, Pa.). Archives Department.

Collection on the History of Holy Family University

RG 00.03

Inclusive dates 1954-ongoing

0.5 Linear feet (1 archives box)


Histories on Holy Family University include an assortment of general histories, published and unpublished; unpublished histories on departments, publications, buildings, etc.; notes on events and significant facts in the university's early history; some photographs; and an assortment of miscellaneous items.

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is: [Identification of item], in Collection on the History of Holy Family University, University Archives, Holy Family University.

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These records are organized in eight series: published histories; unpublished general histories; department histories; publications histories; buildings histories; facts file; photographs; and miscellanea.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Holy Family University Archives
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19114-2009

Conditions Governing Access

Contact the University Archives for an appointment to use our records and for details regarding access restrictions which may apply due to university policy or legislation governing privacy issues.

Legal Status note

These records are the property of Holy Family University.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by Holy Family University or other creators of items in these records/papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the University Archives with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Processing Information Note

Initial processing commenced with a basic description and inventory produced April 14, 1996. Records in the Archives were foldered and boxed at the time. The collection was updated as additional records were added. Due to accruals, new records, and relocation of the Archives from the basement to the upper floor of the library, some reorganization was necessary. Also, as a consequence of a major computer crash in the mid 2000s, data had to be updated and re-entered using Archivist Toolkit 2.0 beginning in September 2012. The sources for the data were the "Preliminary Inventory" printed in June 2002 and a manuscript copy of the accession book. In March 2015, a Mysql database was created and staff conducted the set up, migration, and clean up of data from then exisiting records in an Archivists Toolkit internal database to the new Mysql database.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Histories

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia


  • Universities and colleges

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Collection Inventory

Series 1 Published histories 1979, 2004

Holy Family College: A History of Its Growth and Development 1979

Holy Family University: 50th Anniversary History 2004

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Series 2 Unpublished general histories inclusive dates 1959-1974

Five-Year Report: 1959-1964

Polish-language narrative 1959

Ralph Peters paper on the founding and dedication of Holy Family College probable date October 1973

Holy Family College: 1966-1971

News release submitted to Times Newspapers, Inc. November 1, 1974

The McHale history project 2003

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Series 3 Department Histories 1955-1992

A Decade of Decades or a History of the First Ten Years of Holy Family College Library in Ten Charts and Listings 1955-1965 1965

WTLN inclusive dates 1979-1982, 1992

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Series 4 Publications Histories inclusive dates 1954-1998

Tri-Lite and Dispatch 1954-1998

Folio 1989

Family Tree 1989

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Series 5 Property and Buildings Histories 1955, 1981, 2014

[Old/Original] St. Joseph's Hall 1981

Holy Family Hall November 21, 1955

Polish-language newspaper clippings of Holy Family Hall Dedication November 17, 1955

Horace Barclay Stevenson recollections of life on his family's former property on Northeast Philadelphia Campus 2014

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Series 6 Facts file covers 1954-1988

Fact Sheets 1954-1959

First Events inclusives dates 1954-1957

Off-Campus Lectures at Holy Family College inclusive dates October 27, 1954-July 2, 1973

Administration and Department Chairs 1954 to about 1973

Events lists inclusive dates 1954-1988

Personnel lists inclusive dates 1954-1988

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Series 7 Photographs covers 1950s to 1954

Pre-1954 Northeast Philadelphia Campus

Aerial Photograph of Northeast Philadelphia Campus and Surrounding Neighborhood August 21, 1978

Holy Family Hall probable date 1955

Jesus, Mary, Joseph [in Egypt] - Print and negative of original painting in original chapel in Holy Family Hall 1984

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Series 8 Miscellanea inclusive dates 1954-1985

Organization and Administration Mission, Goals, and Objectives 1985

Christmas Card 1978

Post Cards probable dates between 1954 and 1970

Armorial Seal of Holy Family College probable date 1954

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