Rebman: Earl F. Rebman Papers, Series 3 Civic Activities

Call Number:  MG-409, Series 3

2 boxes     26 folders     1 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 10


Creator:  Rebman, Earl F. (1895-1983)

Conditions for Access:  This series is not processed. Please make an appointment with the Director of Archival Services at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

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

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Gift of Earl F. Rebman, Jr., 26 April 2006.

Administrative/Biographical History:  Earl F. Rebman was born in Lancaster County. His earliest jobs included helping at market and selling newspapers. He eventually began working in the candy business, and then selling and renting carnival goods. These jobs formed the foundation to open his own store in Lancaster, Rebman’s on South Queen Street. Mr. Rebman was not only a keen businessman, but was also extremely civic-minded and active in the community.



Box 1

Civic correspondence and contributions

Advisory Committee-Lancaster Technical Institute

Boys’ Club of Lancaster

Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce

Civil War Monument

Historic Lancaster Walking Tour Corporation

Historical marker for Herbert H. Beck

Historical marker for Moravian Cemetery

Historical marker for Potters Field

Historical marker for Robert Fulton’s first paddle wheel experiments

Kiwanis Club of Lancaster

Lancaster Environmental Action Federation

Lancaster Forest Fire Crew

Lancaster Civic Committee

Lancaster Community Council

Lancaster County Firemen’s Association

Lancaster County Welfare Federation

Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc.

Pilot Club

New South Queen Street Bridge

Southern Market-Chamber of Commerce

Union Fire Company



Box 2

Urban renewal

Redevelopment-Urban renewal

Conestoga River-Veterans’ Memorial Recreation Area

Contest letters endorsing a memorial along the Conestoga River