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.
Source of Acquisition: Unknown.
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.
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.
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)
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