The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Chester County Historical Society
225 North High Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://www.chestercohistorical.org/index.php
Repository description (CRHP): Chester County is the home of civil rights activist, Bayard Rustin. The CCHS houses some photographs of Rustin, as well as the records of the United Political Action Committee of Chester County (1958-1996) which contain speeches about Rustin and other photos, etc.
Repository description (extant): The goal of the CCHS is to:
Identify, collect, and exhibit significant historical materials related to Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Provide leadership in the responsible preservation of, and public access to, these historical materials.
Encourage excellence in research, documentation, and interpretation of historical materials.
Present exhibitions that use historical materials to enrich public's understanding and appreciation for the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Foster an appreciation of the importance of historical materials to enrich public understanding of the past and present.
Serve diverse audiences through a variety of learning formats.
Promote pride in both individual and community heritage.
Respond to the community's needs to explore and examine issues critical to its past and application to contemporary life.
Provide support to historic preservation initiatives in Chester County.
Maintain mutually beneficial relationships and alliances with educational institutions, the business community, government and other community organizations
Repository type: Non-Profit Organization
United Political Action Committee of Chester County papers