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, and we also have 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 protected] to learn more about our holdings and to make a research appointment.
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We have personal and family papers, as well as organizational records for groups both large and small (see 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 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.
We also maintain vertical files with research information about Haddonfield buildings and properties, people, and other assorted subjects.
We have a collection of Borough directories from roughly 1884-1961, and Haddonfield high school yearbooks from roughly 1916-1992.
We have an extensive collection of photographs and postcards depicting Haddonfield and local individuals, as well as photographs collected by the editor of the Haddon Town Crier Herald newspaper.
We have recordings and transcriptions for a series of oral history interviews conducted by Tillie Clement and others and previously kept at the Haddonfield Public Library.
Catalogs and Research Tools
Search / browse our archival collections in our growing online catalog:
Search / browse our published holdings (i.e. books) in our growing online catalog: https://www.librarything.com/profile/HaddonfieldHistory.
Other in-progress inventories may be helpful research tools:
- Broadsides inventory: HSH-broadsides-catalog-3_16_16
- Deeds/indentures/mortgages inventory: HSH-Deed-index-4_26_17
- Ledgers Collection inventory: HSH-ledgers-catalog_12_14_16
- Map holdings inventory: HSH-maps_catalog_10_19_2015
- Newspapers and serials inventory: HSH-newspaper_serials_inventory-01_21_15
- Oral history index: 2006-019 Oral History Index 08-11-20
- Pamphlets / ephemera inventory: HSH-pamphlets_catalog_01_21_15
- Rowand Insurance records index: HSH-Rowand-Insurance-Records_Index-for-web.xlsx
Search / browse our digitized materials in our growing collection on the Internet Archive, including 115 issues of two late-19th century Haddonfield newspapers and the Historical Society’s newsletters dating back to 1958: https://archive.org/details/haddonfieldhistory
While we continue to create finding aids that we can share online, and add more detail to our online catalog of archival collections, the following list provides a sampling of our manuscript holdings 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.
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
Mercer County Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
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 protected].