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Local History Collection Finding Aids (continued)
Papers of Sergia P. Montz, 1949-1998 are indispensible in understanding the development of the Puerto Rican community in Bethlehem, PA. Providing a multi-pronged view from the standpoint of education, cultural events, social services and professional advocacy, the Montz Papers offer an informed and self-aware glimpse into the issues and challenges facing the Puerto Rican and Hispanic community in general, between 1970 and the early 1990's.
Scrapbooks of Marian C. and Herbert M. Paul, 1912-1975 consist of 4 family scrapbooks that span over six decades and provide an intriguing glimpse into the rich social history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This is a fascinating collection that will appeal to local history afficionados as well as serious social historians and is a testament to one prominent family’s interaction with and observation of Bethlehem’s society during the greater part of the twentieth century.
Records of the United Way of Northampton and Warren Counties, 1918-1985 provide a rich context for researching the social needs and responses in this geographic area. Agencies belonging to the United Way and its predecessors were involved in providing daycare, health, recreation, housing, meals, and other services for communities in need.