Call Number: MG-545
Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)
Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 11
Description: The documents in this collection represent the business of the City of Lancaster, primarily in the nineteenth century. Invoices, correspondence, Civil War enlistment certificates and committee minutes and reports encompass various departments within the city government, including the fire and police departments, Mayor’s office and market houses.
Creator: Lancaster (Pa.)
System of Arrangement: The documents are currently arranged by subject and remain in the binders in which they were received. This collection will be fully cataloged in the future, but may be used as it is now arranged.
Series 1 Market Houses
Series 2 Fire Department
Series 3 Bridges
Series 4 Railroads
Series 5 Lamps and Lighting
Series 6 Relief Fund
Series 7 Administrative Records
Conditions for Access: No restrictions.
Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.
Source of Acquisition: Under agreement to be purchased from George and Rhonda Andreadis, 2009.
Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster’s past.
Council Meetings/ Local Government
Civil War Enlistment Certificates
Street Committee/Streets/Street Names
Water and Sewer