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Exhibition Target Shooting film, circa 1960s
Creator: Peters Cartridge Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.260
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Remington Arms Company is one of the oldest American manufacturer of firearms and ammunition the largest producer of shotguns and rifles in the United States. This film is a documentary short on target shooting, featuring a demonstration by expert marksmen.
Pennsylvania Railroad Company records, 1813-1968
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1807
Extent:   2,000 linear feet and 181 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. These records provide nearly comprehensive coverage of corporate matters for the entire time span and reasonably complete coverage of the functional departments from 1920 to 1950, with less coverage from 1893 to 1920 and from 1950 to 1968.
Philadelphia Electric Company records, 1836-1953, bulk 1890-1915
Creator: Philadelphia Electric Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1780
Extent:   36 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Philadelphia Electric Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania on October 31, 1929, as a merger of The Philadelphia Electric Company (incorporated in Pa. on October 27, 1902), the Philadelphia Suburban-Counties Gas & Electric Company, and three other small utility companies. It is the primary gas and electric company for Philadelphia, its surrounding counties and Cecil and Harford Counties in northeastern Maryland. Their records consist of microfilm copies of the minute books of about 150 of the predecessor companies of the Philadelphia Electric Company.
Penn Central Railroad memorabilia auction poster, 1972
Creator: Penn Central Transportation Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.261
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company was the creation of a 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads. In 1970, the "Penn Central" Transportation Company filed for bankruptcy and auctioned off Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad memorabilia, pictures, and other materials. This collection consists of a poster for the auction of Penn Central railroad memorabilia. The poster includes images of lanterns and a locomotive, both in black, on brown paper with text announcing dates for auction and preview.
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company records, 1796-1995, bulk 1920-1975
Creator: Pennsylvania Power & Light Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1962
Extent:   107 linear feet
Abstract:   Pennsylvania Power & Light Company formed in 1920 through the consolidation of eight electric utilities companies serving central and eastern Pennsylvania. The collection primarily includes corporate papers documenting the company’s acquisition of various competing electric companies in the early-to-mid twentieth century by way of franchise building, market research and corporate communications, hydroelectric development through studies and surveys on Pennsylvania’s waterways, and material documenting the company’s various power plants in central eastern Pennsylvania. Financial and accounting records of the Pennsylvania Water & Power Company, which PP&L acquired in 1955, are also included.
Pennsylvania Railroad flyers and brochure, 1963-1965
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.262
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was chartered in 1846 to complete an all-railroad network across the state. Between 1855 and 1874, the PRR underwent rapid expansion and emerged as one of the two largest railroad systems in the region east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio. In 1910, the PRR entered Manhattan through tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers. This collection consists of flyers and a brochure for Pennsylvania Railroad special fares or trains.
Pennsylvania Water & Power Company presidential records, 1905-1946
Creator: Pennsylvania Water & Power Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2627
Extent:   56.2 linear feet
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Water & Power Company formed in 1910 to finish construction of the Holtwood hydroelectric facility along the lower Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. The company achieved numerous advancements in hydroelectric and steam power development in the early twentieth century, and helped bring about the electrification of Baltimore and, later, much of the Chesapeake and eastern Pennsylvania area. The records largely consist of correspondence to and from Pennsylvania Water & Power's chief engineer and later president, John Abbet Walls, and other company heads relating to operations, customers, dam construction, and numerous subjects associated with the hydroelectric industry.
Pennsylvania Water and Power Company photographs, circa 1916-1992, bulk 1931-1954
Creator: Pennsylvania Water & Power Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.293
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   Pennsylvania Water and Power Company was established to store, transport, and generate water power for both commercial and manufacturing purposes. The Holtwood facility outside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the first power plant to have both a hydroelectric generator and a coal power generator. The company was originally called McCall’s Ferry Power Co. and founded in 1905. This small collection consists of photographs that depict the progress of several construction projects at the Holtwood and Safe Harbor plants. Most of these images date from 1951 to 1954, well after the original construction of both sites.
Philadelphia Quartz Company office negative, circa 1895-1900
Creator: Philadelphia Quartz Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.340
Extent:   1 negatives
Abstract:   Philadelphia Quartz Company began as a family soap and candle business in 1831. It was founded in Philadelphia by Joseph Elkinton. It began producing and selling sodium silicate in 1861 as a builder to replace rosin in soap formulations. This image of office includes three male clerks and one visitor.
Philadelphia Quartz (PQ) Company records, 1733-1983, bulk 1831-1981
Creator: Philadelphia Quartz Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1865
Extent:   40 linear feet
Abstract:   Founded in 1831 as the Elkinton Company and later renamed, Philadelphia Quartz Company became an important innovator during World War I by discovering silica gels could be used as a base to manufacture catalysts for cracking crude oil molecules to make high-octane gasoline and developing potassium silicate which was adopted for use in cathode ray tubes. The company's records includes business records and the personal papers of the company's founding family.
Pittsburgh Steel Company album, circa 1905
Creator: Pittsburgh Steel Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2006.208
Extent:   1 items
Abstract:   The Pittsburgh Steel Company manufactured steel products. Early products included wire, barbed wire, nails, wire fence, and pipe. This item is an album containing photographs of birds-eye-views of the Monessen plant, an exterior of the office building, views in boiler houses, open hearth furnaces, soaking pits, power plants, engines, and an electric power plant.
Penn Virginia Corporation records, 1864-1981
Creator: Penn Virginia Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1764
Extent:   117.3 linear feet
Abstract:   Penn Virginia Corporation was incorporated as the Virginia Coal & Iron Company on January 6, 1882. It was one of many firms established by a group of interrelated entrepreneurs headed by John Leisenring (1819-1884), a Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, civil and mining engineer. The records of Penn Virginia Corporation cover the development and operations of the Virginia Coal & Iron Company, a large southern Appalachian land company, with some information on its immediate neighbors and local support facilities.
Phoenix Steel Corporation records, 1827-1963, bulk 1856-1949
Creator: Phoenix Steel Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0916
Extent:   77.3 linear feet
Abstract:   The Phoenix Steel Company was established in the late 18th century as a manufacturer of cut nails. It later became a major producer of railroad rails and iron and steel structural members. Their records include minutes (1856-1929); stock ledgers; brief of title papers and property maps; legal and financial correspondence and tax papers; account books; and a works diary.
Phoenix Steel Corporation, Claymont Division miscellany, 1917-1985
Creator: Phoenix Steel Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2737
Extent:   0.4 linear feet
Abstract:   The Claymont Division of the Phoenix Steel Corporation was established in 1960 when the company purchased the Claymont, Del. steel plant from the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. This small collection of materials originating from the Claymont steel plant includes miscellaneous plant announcements, catalogs, labor agreements, photographs, company-issued newsletters, and brief historical essays on the Phoenix Steel Corporation and its predecessors.
Panama-Pacific International Exposition photographic souvenir viewbook, 1916
Creator: Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.253
Extent:   1.0 item
Abstract:   The item is a small novelty souvenir viewbook from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It opens up to display 15 attached, folded halftone photographic views of the San Francisco area. The exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco for nine months in 1915. The official reason for it was to commemorate the completion of the Panama Canal. It also furnished a platform to showcase a revitalized San Francisco that had been devastated by the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906.
Pennsylvania Indemnity Corporation Auto Trails Atlas, 1929
Creator: Pennsylvania Indemnity Corporation; Rand McNally and Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.221
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Indemnity Corporation was an automobile insurance company located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item is a road atlas containing 32 pages of maps of the northeastern United States. Published by Rand McNally and Company.
Pit card game, 1904
Creator: Parker Brothers, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.264
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Inspired by the Chicago Board of Trade and the U.S. Corn Exchange, PIT is a fast-paced card game where players try to corner the market on a specific commodity. This collection is the bull and bear edition of the game.
Larry R. Paul hotel database, 2012
Creator: Paul, Larry R.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   AVD.LRP.2012.001
Extent:  
Abstract:   Local Maryland historian and private collector Larry R. Paul (b. 1935) has had an extensive career as an exhibit designer, cataloger, and antiques dealer. The collection consists of a database, created by Larry R. Paul, of over 20,000 hotels operating in the United States during the 18th century up to the year 2000, although it includes some details on more recent changes to buildings.
French exhibit at the Exposicion Internacional del Centenario album, 1910
Creator: Peiriot, José.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.286
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The Exposicion Internacional del Centenario commemorated the centennial of the May Revolution in Argentina and its consequent independence from Spain. It was an international exhibition that was held in 1910 between May and November in the capital of Buenos Aires. The photographs in the album consist of views of France's exhibit and include the exterior and interior of the pavilion.
Stanton power plant in Harding, Pennsylvania photographs, 1934-1976, bulk 1934-1936
Creator: Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. Stanton Operating Company (Exeter, Pa.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.265
Extent:   73 items
Abstract:   The Stanton steam-generated power plant began operation at Harding, Pennsylvania in 1927. It was run by the Scranton Electric Company, which was later acquired by the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. Most of the photographs in this collection are snapshots showing the plant and employees between 1934 and 1936. There are many that show a flood which took place on March 17, 1936. The three newspaper clippings report on the demolition of the plant between 1973 and 1976.
People's Steam Navigation Company stock certificate, 1833
Creator: People's Steam Navigation Company.; Eyre, Manuel, 1777-1845
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1247
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Stock certificate for 100 shares issued to Manuel Eyre of Philadelphia, August 2, 1833.
J. Howard Pew papers, 1902-1971
Creator: Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1634
Extent:   117 linear feet
Abstract:   The J. Howard Pew papers are primarily concerned with Pew's political activities and philanthropy. Of particular interest are the letters which document Pew's activities in the American Liberty League, the Republican National Committee, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company engraved copper plates and medallions, circa 1838, 1907
Creator: Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.242
Extent:   15 items
Abstract:   Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company (succeeded by the Reading Company) began construction in 1833 and the mainline from Philadelphia to Pottsville opened in 1842. This is a small collection of copperplate engravings and some medallions. They are presumably some sort of seat check for destinations along the mainline. The collection also contains three medallions, two related to the Jamestown Centennial Exposition in 1907 and one from Baldwins Standard dried beef.
Revolving crane ship tests at the Philadelphia Navy Yard photographs, 1922
Creator: Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.279
Extent:   2 photographic prints
Abstract:   The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard occupied two different locations. The second site at League Island was the larger of the two sites and saw the greatest amount of shipbuilding activity. The Dravo Wellman Company was a pioneer manufacturer of steel plant equipment with an international reputation for engineering some of the largest material-handling projects ever built. Photographs show tests of a revolving crane ship (perhaps manufactured by Wellman-Seaver-Morgan Company) in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia records, 1832-1982
Creator: Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1930
Extent:   35 linear feet
Abstract:   The Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company was organized by a group of Philadelphia Quakers in 1865, and by World War I it had become one of the largest life insurance companies in the country with a strong presence in the New York and Boston markets. The records of the Provident Mutual Insurance Company of Philadelphia are a collection of fragments assembled by the Advertising Department in connection with the company's centennial history.
Hoopes Brothers & Darlington Co., Inc. photographs of employees, circa 1966
Creator: Pione, Albert (photographer)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.062
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   Hoopes Brothers & Darlington began in West Chester in 1867 manufacturing wooden spokes for wheels. By the eighteen-eighties it was one of the largest wooden wheel makers in the country. Workers at the wooden wheel-making plant of Hoopes Brothers & Darlington, Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, photographed at machinery. Includes portraits of Thomas Hoopes, then head of the company.
Genevieve Pittner collection of roller skating rink stickers, circa 1941-1948
Creator: Pittner, Genevieve
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.213
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Genevieve Pittner of Monroe, Michigan, collected roller skating rink stickers between 1941 and 1942, amassing a large collection by exchanging stickers by mail with other collectors. This collection consists primarily of roller skating rink stickers during the World War II era. A large album contains most of the stickers in the collection; stickers are attached to album pages and arranged alphabetically by state.
Raymond Loewy miscellany, 1936-1995
Creator: Porter, Glenn (staff)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2327
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   Raymond Loewy (1893-1986) was one of the leading industrial designers of the twentieth century. Glenn Porter, then Director of the Hagley Museum and Library, purchased these items in 2001-2002 for possible use in the exhibit, "Raymond Lowey: Designs for a Consumer Culture." The collection consists of magazine advertisements, photos and postcard views of Loewy designs, product brochures; and a group of publications by and about Loewy. There is also a small group of artifacts.
John Pott business records, 1799-1828
Creator: Pott, John, 1759-1827
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1120
Extent:   6 volumes
Abstract:   His business records consist of four time and board books and one day book from the Greenwood Iron Works and a single day book from the District Forge.
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company records, 1883-1941
Creator: Pennsylvania Power & Light Company. Predecessor and subsidiary companies. Local transit companies.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1552
Extent:   85 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection is composed primarily of minute books and financial records of some sixty-five local transit companies, documenting the process of franchise acquisition and system building through merger.
Cape Charles, Virginia, historic photographs, 1885-1886
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.250.2
Extent:   43 items
Abstract:   Cape Charles was established in 1884 as the southern terminus of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad. The collection consists of photographs showing the early development of Cape Charles. Views of the wharf and harbor areas and the steamship "Cape Charles" built by Harlin and Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Delaware, comprise nearly half the collection.
Philadelphia Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Main Line bridge photographs, circa 1910
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   AVD.PRR.2012.001
Extent:   40 images
Abstract:   The collection consists of digital scans of photographs of bridges on the Philadelphia Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which ran from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania Railroad photographs, 1863-1973, bulk 1910-1960
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1988.231
Extent:   35 linear feet
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. This collection of photographs primarily depict the PRR itself, but numerous views of similar facilities and equipment on other railroads, of nearby buildings and properties, or of standardized equipment and accessories that were collected for reference are included. Almost all of the photographs are the work of commercial photographers hired on short term contract, but some are prints from the company's own negatives. The collection have been arranged by subject and organized into three series: Equipment, trains, and personnel; Structures and right of way; and Company magazine photographs.
Pennsylvania Railroad stations and Whitney Dam, North Carolina postcards, 1909-1912
Creator: Pennsylvania Cement Co.. Pennsylvania Railroad.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.234
Extent:   3.0 images
Abstract:   This is a small collection of three postcards. Two postcards have images of Pennsylvania Railroad stations in Greensburg and Swissvale, Pennsylvania. The third postcard is an advertisement for Pennsylvania Cement Co. showing the Whitney (N.C.) Dam. The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was chartered in 1846 to completing an all-rail road across the state. In 1857 the Pennsylvania Railroad purchased the old Main Line system and eventually brought the entire line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh under one management.
Pew Charitable Trusts digital archive, 1995-2014
Creator: Pew Charitable Trusts.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   AVD.2020
Extent:   1704 digital files
Abstract:   The Pew Charitable Trusts are a major philanthropic organization based in Philadelphia, Pa. Part of the Pew Charitable Trusts records in the Manuscripts and Archives Department, the digital archive consists primarily of eGrant products and Pew publications.
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