Lancaster County Growth and World War II, 1942-1945

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Box 062

Title: Lancaster County Growth and World War II, 1942-1945


Extent: 1 volume

Creator: Unknown.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 22


Description:  Divided into two parts, this scrapbook addresses how Lancaster was growing and how Lancastrians were involved in World War II.  Section one contains newspaper articles about the new growth and developments occurring in Lancaster, including new roads and industries.  It also shows increases in business profits and population in different sections of the county.  Other important subjects are the 1942 national and local elections and changes in agriculture.

In the second section, newspaper clippings and obituaries are reminders of the Lancastrians who were involved in World War II.  There are reports about the casualties of war, including Prisoners of War (POW), and those Missing in Action (MIA) or  Killed in Action (KIA).  Various people are mentioned throughout both sections, such as Mussolini, George Hensel Jr., Milton Hershey, Dr. Henry H. Apple, Edsel Bryant Ford, Gertrude H . Haldy, Thomas E. Dewey, Ernie Pyle, Harry S. Truman, William Howard Taft and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Places of particular interest are Lancaster, Ephrata, Philadelphia, Europe, and Germany.


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:  World War II, 1939-1945 — Casualties.

World War II, 1939-1945.

War and society.

Agriculture — Pennsylvania — Lancaster County — History.

Lancaster County (Pa.) — History, local.

Road design and construction — Pennsylvania.

Local elections — Pennsylvania.

Ephrata Cloister.

Columbia (Pa.)


Okinawa-shi (Japan)

Philadelphia (Pa.)


Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)


Custodial History:  Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 94.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

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