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Patricia Lennon Archives Center Collections

Pamphlet boxesThe Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Patricia Lennon Archives Center 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 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:

Search / browse our printed pamphlets and ephemera collection in our growing online catalog:

Other in-progress inventories may be helpful research tools:

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:


Finding Aids

Bryson Armstead collection on Mount Peace Cemetery, 1931-1959 (Collection #2004-011)

Haddonfield Civic Association records, 1911-1992 (bulk 1912-1987), Collection # 2015-059

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

HSH Collection on the Stoy Family, 1809-circa 1986 (bulk 1842-1880), Collection # 2016-008

John D. Moore World War I Correspondence and Clippings, 1917-circa 1945 (bulk 1918-1919), Collection # 2021-004

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

Willard Family Papers, 1830-1968 (bulk 1880-1935), Collection # 2003-003

William A. Searle Photograph Collection, circa 1876-1973 (bulk 1934-1963), Collection # 2014-014

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.

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

Stoy 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

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].