RG 00.03.00 | Collection: History of Holy Family University

Repository: Holy Family University Archives

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

Title: Collection on the History of Holy Family University

ID: RG 00.03

Date: Inclusive dates 1954-ongoing

Extent: 0.5 Linear feet (1 archives box)

Language; English

Abstract: Histories on Holy Family University include an assortment of general histories, published and unpublished; unpublished histories on departments, publications, buildings, etc.; notes on events and significant facts in the university's early history; some photographs; and an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


These records are organized in eight series: published histories; unpublished general histories; department histories; publications histories; buildings histories; facts file; photographs; and miscellanea.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Conditions Governing Access

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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.

Controlled Access Headings

  • Genre(s)
    • Histories
  • Geographic Name(s)
    • Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia
  • Subjects
    • Universities and colleges

Collection Inventory

Series 1 Published histories 1979, 2004

  • Series 1 Published histories 1979, 2004
    • Holy Family College: A History of Its Growth and Development 1979
    • Holy Family University: 50th Anniversary History 2004
  • 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
  • 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
  • Series 4 Publications Histories inclusive dates 1954-1998
    • Tri-Lite and Dispatch 1954-1998
    • Folio 1989
    • Family Tree 1989
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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