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Object Name Collection, Manuscript
Manuscript Collection # Hist. Mss. 436.2
Title Isaac Clarence Kulp Historical Collection
Creator Kulp, Isaac Clarence, 1938-2007
Year Range from 1743
Year Range to 2005
Scope & Content Size: 14 linear feet (20 boxes)

Isaac Clarence Kulp (1938-2007) was an historian, antiquarian, and folk artist of Vernfield, Montgomery Co., PA. In the 1960s he was one of the pioneers of Pennsylvania German folk culture research in the Goschenhoppen region of Montgomery County and surrounding areas. His collection of folklore notes, tape recordings, books, paintings, photographs and other manuscripts has been preserved at the Mennonite Heritage Center.

The I. C. Kulp HISTORICAL COLLECTION consists of documents, correspondence, etc. from three centuries of PA German life in eastern Pennsylvania. Much of the material was bought by Mr. Kulp at family auctions, some was given to him. Highlights of this collection are papers and scrapbooks from Abraham H. Bergey (1876-1964) of Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co. (including papers from fraktur artist Samuel K. Gottschall), papers from the family of Abraham Harley Cassel (1820-1905) of Vernfield, Montgomery Co., and papers of Lutheran minister Josiah S. Renninger (1838-1919).

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Object ID # 2006.4.924
Source Gift of Isaac Clarence Kulp
People Alderfer, Allen A., 1876-1963 (Souderton)
Alderfer, Alvin C., 1869-1941
Alderfer, Clement, 1883-1966
Alderfer, Elmer A., 1892-1975
Alderfer, Frederick, 1715-1801 (immigrant)
Alderfer, John, 1745-1820
Alderfer, Mary G. Allebach, 1866-1963
Alderfer, Philip Grant S., 1868-1965
Alderfer, Samuel K., 1865-1942
Bechtel, Mary Jane, 1898-1989
Bergey, Abraham H., 1876-1964
Bergey, Catherine A. Wampole, 1881-1964
Bergey, Samuel G., 1844-1926
Booz, Sarah E. Cassel, 1848-1939
Bucher, Isaac S., 1880-1970
Cassel, Abraham H., 1820-1908
Cassel, Amanda R., 1855-1944
Cassel, Annie H., 1888-1937
Cassel, David H., 1886-1965
Cassel, Elizabeth A. Price, 1886-1959
Cassel, Elizabeth J. Rhoads, 1823-1898
Cassel, Jonas N., 1881-1964
Cassel, Samuel K., 1826-1891
Clemens, Menno S., 1872-1950
Clemmer, Josiah S., 1827-1905
Delp, Isaac H., 1845-1915
Frederick, Catherine Oberholtzer (wife of George, d. 1806)
Frederick, George, d. 1806 (Upper Salford Twp)
Freed, Michael, 1812-1894
Freed, Sarah H. Cassel, 1817-1881
Fretz, William D., 1879-1969
Fry, Emma S. Derstine, 1897-1984
Gottshall, Gottshall, 1753-1824
Gottshall, Reinhart F., 1880-1976
Gottshall, William Z., 1784-1875
Hackman, Jacob, d. 1778 (immigrant)
Hagey, Henry D., 1868-1935
Halteman, Alice N. Hagey, 1881-1961
Halteman, Benjamin N., 1856-1917
Heckler, Abraham D., 1830-1905
Kolb, Dielman, 1691-1756 (immigrant)
Kolb, Henry C., 1812-1894
Krauss, Jacob S., 1807-1880
Krauss, Lydia S. Kriebel, 1809-1886
Kulp, Abraham H., 1802-1876
Kulp, Elizabeth "Bessie" G. Gottshall, 1901-1986
Kulp, Isaac Clarence, 1938-2007
Landes, Henry S., 1871-1950
Landes, Rachel Harley, 1798-1877
Lewis, Aaron M., 1871-1962
Metz, Henry G., 1834-1904
Metz, Ida C. Groff, 1866-1958
Metz, Susanna "Susan" N. Alderfer, 1838-1925
Moyer, Edwin L., 1883-1962
Moyer, Ella R. Slotter, 1888-1973
Moyer, Frank G., 1874-1958
Moyer, Harry D., 1895-1918
Moyer, Harvey S., 1870-1957
Moyer, Leroy H., 1922-
Moyer, Ruth L. Moyer, 1921-
Musselman, William F., 1899-1958
Nyce, William G., 1888-1958
Overholt, Joseph G., 1832-1905
Price, Abraham "Abram" A., 1883-1966
Price, Benjamin R., 1835-1898
Price, Mary Anna Booz, 1838-1921
Renninger, Josiah S., 1838-1919
Shisler, Hannah R. Cassel, 1858-1921
Shisler, Henry B., 1860-1934
Shisler, James B., 1856-1932
Shisler, Melvin F., 1899-1984
Shisler, Sara C., 1896-1968
Sower, Christopher, 1693-1758
Sower, Christopher, 1721-1784
Stover, Susan C. Keeler, 1891-1978
Swartley, Mary S. Rosenberger, 1841-1927
Swartley, Michael S., 1833-1905
Weiss, George, 1687-1740 (immigrant)
Wetzler, Martin, scrivener
Wieand, Peter, 1786-1868 (Frederick Twp)
Wieand, Sarah Hunsberger, 1796-1881
Young, Anna "Annie" Schueck, 1817-1895
Young, John M., 1831-1911
Ziegler, Horace, 1857-1928
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