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Harold Cranch Family Papers

 Collection — Box: Mss.05.002
Identifier: Mss.005.038

Scope and Contents

The Harold C. Cranch Family Papers contains primarily correspondence to and from friends and family.  There is a series of correspondence with the Academy of the New Church regarding their children as students that may warrant privacy concerns for children still living.  There are also several small folders on non-family topics.


  • 1954-1993
  • Date acquired: 20101206

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Conditions Governing Access

There are privacy concerns regarding the sub-series of correspondence between Harold & Jean Cranch and the Academy of the New Church regarding their children's education.  Archivist should review requested material before releasing.

Conditions Governing Use

All letters are copyright of the authors.


1.00 Cubic Feet

1.00 Cubic Feet

Arrangement Note

The papers are arranged into 4 major series - Correspondence, Family History, Other and Professional.  The Correspondence series is divided into folders by sender and/or recipient.  Family History contains one folder with various programs, wedding announcements & invitations, birth notices, etc.  Folders in the Other category are Family History, Homeopathy, Middle Earth Studios, Professional and Stained Glass. Professional Folder List: Boston Glendale Los Angeles Toronto Letters of Appreciation Letters 1978 Junge's Report and Letter 1956 Itinieraries Corrspondence w/ Bryn Athyn 1949-50 Origins of New Church Societies Sharon Society Letters 1963 Other Churches Misc. Correspondence General Church Quarterly Accountings Travel Expenses Biblical Archaelolgy John Barry Jewish Ritual Museum Days of Creation Moses Motion Pictures Film Birth Control Notes Nnewspaper Articles re: Religion Tabernacle Sermon/Class ideas Missionary visits Missionay qualifications Missionary work Book of Revelations Radio Facts Radio Talks G.H. Smith Sermons Executive Consutants Picture and Journal of British Assembly

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical restrictions on this collection.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical restrictions related to this collection.

Custodial History

The following articles were removed from the collection and placed under the control of the library: Pamphlet "Proof of the Supreme Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ" Copies of "New Church Bulletin"

Source of Acquisition

Clark Echols

Method of Acquisition

Donated to the Academy of the New Church Archives at Swedenborg Library (Bryn Athyn College) by Clark Echols.  Mr. Echols wife (deceased) was the daughter of Harold and Jean Cranch.

Appraisal Information

Removed unrelated newpaper clippings, several medically related items (eyeglass prescriptions, etc.), greeting cards without correspondence attached and various catalogs

Accruals and Additions

Accruals or additions are not expected for this collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Processing Information

This collection was not heavily weeded.  Dates on folders can be approximate and label descriptions are not detailed.  Since there is only 1 cubic foot of material, sub-series level arrangement is considered suitable.

Archon Finding Aid Title Mss.005.038
Gregory Jackson
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Repository Details

Part of the Academy of the New Church Archives Repository

PO Box 740
Bryn Athyn PA 19009 USA