Woolworth: F. W. Woolworth Collection, 1904-1979

Call number:  MG-105

1 box       4 folders     .2 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 3

Description:   Contains information on the F. W. Woolworth Store, founded in Lancaster in 1879. Includes anniversary booklets, program, menu, annual report, and correspondence.

Creator:  LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.); Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.)

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

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

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Unknown.


Folder 1        

Insert 1  “Fortieth Anniversary Souvenir, 1879-1919.”

“Commemorating 71 Years of Woolworth Service in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1879-1950.”

Insert 2  “The Woolworth Story: 80 Years of Progress, 1879-1959.”

“F. W. Woolworth Co.: 100th Anniversary, 1879-1979.”

Insert 3  1879-1929: Fifty Years of Woolworth. 1929. Gift of Sarah Darmstaetter, 1998.


Folder 2

Insert 1  Woolworth Building Roof Garden Program, week of 18 July 1904.

Insert 2  Eightieth Anniversary dinner menu and list of suppliers. 19 June 1959.


Folder 3

Annual Report, 1978. For fiscal year ended 31 January 1979.

Insert 1  Annual Report of the Stockholders. 20 May 1959.

Insert 2  Letter from F. W. Woolworth to James D. Landis, The New Era. 19 December 1912.


Folder 4  “Gifts and Toys from Woolworth’s, America’s Christmas Store.” 1956. (front cover is torn)