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This is a teaching collection for hands-on history. United States and New Church history from colonization through the present. Contains primary and secondary material in the form of letters and fragments, reproductions, facsimiles, newspapers, clippings, photographs, magazines, articles, books and other items regarding the history of the United States that can be used as teaching tools for Bryn Athyn College and the ANC Secondary Schools.
The collection contains records and material related to the Borough of Bryn Athyn (official government) . Bryn Athyn began as a village in the last decade of the 19th century, eventually receiving borough status in 1916. This collection contains early records of the Village Association, and some government records deposited by the Borough (very few).
The community of Bryn Athyn was formed in the late 19th century by members of the Philladelphia Swedenborgian Church (New Church). This collection documents the early Village Association (before becoming a Burough) as well as the various community groups, old and new, that sprang up in the community. This collection does not contain any official records of the Borough of Bryn Athyn.
Council of the Clergy notes and records for the years 1980-2008, several years missing. Education Council Journal & notes, 1988 Joint Advisory Committee Notes, 1992 New Church & Mental Health Symposium Reports, 1990 Childs, Geoffrey S., "Correspondences: A Key to Distinctiveness."