The 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 email@example.com 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_12_31_2014.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before you visit the library in person to ensure the materials you seek will be available.
The following is a sampling of our manuscript collections for families / individuals and organizations / businesses / institutions:
Manuscript Collections – Families / Individuals
Here is a sampling of our manuscript collections of family or individual papers. 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.
Aiken, Joan L.
Allen, Rev. William, Jr.
Braddock, Charles S.
Browning, Joshua P.
Cane / Cain family
Day, Stephen Munson
Groves, Hannah Cutler
Harvey, Cyril Hingston
Magoun, Mary Young
Rhoads, Samuel Nicholson
Rossell, Marcia Amison
Searle, William A.
Wallworth, Joseph Franklin
Wescott, Marion (pen name Marion Sturges-Jones)
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]
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
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 email@example.com. 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.