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Pamphlet boxesThe Historical Society of Haddonfield Archives Center and Research Library collection is focused on the history, genealogies, family papers, church records, images and organizational records of Haddonfield and its immediate vicinity. Our print holdings include older reference books on the history of the area and of early Quakers in South Jersey, pamphlets on Haddonfield events and organizations, church records of Haddonfield up to 1900, early Bible and marriage records, and genealogies relating to local families.

The Archives Center and Research Library is currently working to improve digital access to existing catalogs and create new research tools. Please contact us at library@haddonfieldhistory.org to learn more about our holdings and to make a research appointment.

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Catalogs and Research Tools

Search / browse our print holdings in our growing online catalog: https://www.librarything.com/profile/HaddonfieldHistory.

We also maintain vertical files with research information about Haddonfield homes and other properties, people, and other assorted subjects. We have a collection of Borough Directories from 1884-1961, and Haddonfield high school yearbooks from roughly 1916-1992.

We have a number of collections of family papers, as well as organizational records for groups both large and small (see list below). Our Ledger Collection contains a variety of business records, organizational records, genealogies, scrapbooks, financial records, and other materials from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries (see catalog below). We hold cemetery surveys for the Haddonfield Methodist Cemetery, Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery, and Colestown Cemetery in Cherry Hill, as well as partial records for the Mt. Peace Cemetery in Lawnside. We have a large number of original recorded and unrecorded deeds, and various maps and atlases.

View our Ledgers Collection inventory in this spreadsheet: HSH-ledgers-catalog_12_14_16.

View our cataloged map holdings in this spreadsheet: HSH-maps_catalog_10_19_2015.

View our cataloged deeds/indentures/mortgages in this spreadsheet: HSH-Deed-index-4_26_17.

View our cataloged broadsides in this spreadsheet: HSH-broadsides-catalog-3_16_16.

View our cataloged Haddonfield-area newspapers and serials in this spreadsheet: HSH-newspaper_serials_inventory-01_21_15.

View our cataloged Haddonfield pamphlets / ephemera in this spreadsheet: HSH-pamphlets_catalog_01_21_15.

We also have an extensive collection of photographs and postcards depicting Haddonfield and local individuals, as well as the photograph collection from the old Haddon Town Crier Herald newspaper. View the folder list for the William A. Searle photograph collection: HSH-Searle-photo-collection-folder-list_rev.

We have transcriptions for a series of oral history interviews conducted by Tillie Clement and others and previously kept at the Haddonfield Public Library. The index for those interviews has been combined into a master index here: 2006-019 Oral History Index 12-9-15

Please note that some of our collections are stored off-site. We recommend that you contact us at library@haddonfieldhistory.org before you visit the library in person to ensure the materials you seek will be available.


Finding Aids

HSH Collection on the Gill Family, 1530-1996 (bulk 1800-1930), Collection #2016-005

Needlework Guild of America, Haddonfield branch, Records, 1893-1995 (bulk 1893-1976), Collection #1996-013


While we continue to create finding aids that we can share online, the following is a sampling of our manuscript collections for families / individuals and organizations / businesses / institutions. Please note that some of our collections are stored off-site; please contact us to learn more about these collections before visiting the library in person.

Manuscript Collections – Families / Individuals

Aiken, Joan L.

Allen, Rev. William, Jr.

Andress family

Bannister family

Bassett, Daniel

Blair family

Brigham family

Braddock, Charles S.

Browning, Joshua P.

Cane / Cain family

Capern family

Clement family

Collings family

Danenhower family

Day, Stephen Munson

DeCou family

Dunphey family

Ellis family

Engle family

Estaugh family

Evans family

Everett family

Fithian family

Ford family

Fox family

Gibbs family

Githens family

Glover family

Goldsmith family

Groves, Hannah Cutler

Haddon family

Harvey, Cyril Hingston

Hillman family

Hinchman family

Hopkins family

Kay family

Lyons family

Magoun, Mary Young

Middleton, Emma

Moore family

Nicholson family

Peale family

Potter family

Redman family

Reeves family

Reilly family

Rhoads family

Rhoads, Samuel Nicholson

Rossell, Marcia Amison

Rowand family

Rulon family

Searle, William A.

Snyder family

Stafford family

Stokes family

Stretch family

Tatem family

Trend family

Wallworth, Joseph Franklin

Wescott, Marion (pen name Marion Sturges-Jones)

Willard family

Williamson, Jack

Willits family

Wittwer family

Wood family

Manuscript Collections – Organizations / Businesses / Institutions

Here is a sampling of our manuscript collections of organizational, business, and institutional records. Please note that some of our collections are stored off-site; please contact us to learn more about these collections before visiting the library in person.

Citizens Association of Haddonfield

Crows Woods Nature Association

Daughters of 1812, Captain James Lawrence Chapter

Evesham Social Reading Circle

H.A.T.C.H. [Haddonfield Acts to Create Hadrosaurus foulkii]

Haddon Grange

Haddonfield Agassiz Association Chapter 342

Haddonfield Baptist Cemetery

Haddonfield Celebrations Association

Haddonfield Civic Association

Haddonfield Mothers & Teachers club

Haddonfield Natural Science Club

Haddonfield Parent Teacher Association

Haddonfield Sewing League

Haddonfield Sewing Society

Haddonfield Stamp Club

Historical Society of Haddonfield

Ladies of G. A. R. Hatch Circle #2

Mt. Peace Cemetery of Lawnside

Needlework Guild of America, Haddonfield Chapter

Parent Teacher Association of E. Haddon School

Parnassus Reading Club

Rowand Insurance

Volunteer Police Reserve Association of Haddonfield


Copyright & Reproductions

Materials found on this web site and in the Archive and Research Library are governed by U.S. copyright law. Possessing a digital reproduction of the Archive and Research Library’s collections does not constitute permission to publish or exhibit. Reproduction fees may apply and vary depending on whether a reproduction is for an individual, non-profit, or commercial institution and how it will be used (personal research, publication, exhibition, etc.). To request permission to reproduce materials, please contact the Historical Society’s Archivist at library@haddonfieldhistory.org. You may also be interested in our more detailed Reproductions Policy and, if you’re ready to make your detailed request, our Reproduction Request Form.

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