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Bryn Athyn Historic District Research Collection

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: Mss.008

Scope and Contents

Materials include periodicals, publications, articles, letters, photocopies, video, photographs and all other collected information on a variety of topics important to the curatorial and educational staff of Glencairn Museum, Cairnwood Estate, the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Bryn Athyn Historic Landmark District in general.


  • Majority of material found within 1961 - 2018


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Most of the items in this collection are not the copyright of Glencairn Museum or the Academy of the New Church.  User is responsible for determining rights holder(s) of this material.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by Gregory A. Jackson


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Language of Materials



The Bryn Athyn Historic District Research Collection is developed for the purpose of, and as a byproduct of, research performed in support of the various entities that make up the Bryn Athyn Historic Landmark District.  This collection is active and related to, but not part of, the original collections in the Glencairn Museum Archives.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged, generally, by topic and/or genre.  Series are arranged by like material and artifacts will generally be described at the item level.

Physical Access Requirements


Technical Access Requirements


Custodial History


Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

Various.  This collection is being assembled from copies of existing files and gifts/donations from various community members.  The items in this collections fall (mostly) outside the stricter confines of the manuscript collections held by Glencairn Museum.  The Glencairn Museum Archives serves as the repository for the Bryn Athyn Historic District.

Appraisal Information

This information is regarded as important and/or relevant to understanding the art, architecture, people and events that make up the history of Glencairn, Cairnwood, Bryn Athyn Cathedral, the Academy of the New Church and the Bryn Athyn Historical District.

Accruals and Additions

Much of this material was held in the office or personal files of Glencairn Museum Staff or donated by persons to Glencairn Museum Archives.

2011 - Accrued Photographs and drawings regarding the Cairnwood Dairy Farm from Lloyd J. Conard and his sister, Diane Franklin.  They are the grandchildren of longtime Cairnwood Dairyman Joseph Conard.

2/10/2012 - Accrued two Cairnwood Dairy bottles and an enlarged photograph of the Cairnwood Dairy Wagon #2 (along with a photocopy of a poem: Dirge...

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Archon Finding Aid Title
Gregory A. Jackson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bryn Athyn Historic District Archives at Glencairn Museum Repository

PO Box 757
Bryn Athyn PA 19009-0757 Country Code 0