Historic Events in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1940-1941

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Box 051

Title: Historic Events in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1940-1941

Dates: 1940-1941

Extent: 1 volume

Creator: Unknown.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 22


Description:   The focus of Historic Events in Lancaster, Pennsylvania surrounds the 1940 elections and call for action.  The Republican Party is prominently featured throughout the book and there is little mention of the Democratic Party.  The national issue during this election was the debate around whether or not Franklin D. Roosevelt should be able to fun for a third term, although locally, the discussion turned to the development of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the local economy.  Local voting statistics are also made available for the 1940 local, state and national elections.  Many subjects were present within the scrapbook, such as the Charles Demuth Exhibit in Lancaster, the Landis Valley Museum, local businesses and the population of Lancaster. Prominent historical people are mentioned throughout the book, including Hugh Johnson, Wendell Willkie, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Charles Demuth, and Robert Fulton.


Conditions for Access:  Please fill out a call slip for viewing.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  May not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.


Subjects:  Lancaster County (Pa.). — History, local.

Lancaster County (Pa.) — Politics and government.

Lancaster County (Pa.) — Population.

Local elections — Pennsylvania.

Republican Party (Pa.).

Road design and construction — Pennsylvania.

Demuth, Charles, 1883-1935.

Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944.

Lancaster County (Pa.).


Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)



Custodial History: Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 97.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.