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Harrisburg: The City Beautiful

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For this project, I looked at collections from the Pennsylvania State Archives as well as the Dauphin County Historical Society. I spent several hours at both archives looking through folders of information about Mary Sachs. From the Pennsylvania State Archives, I looked at manuscript group 297 Box 3. Inside of this box, there were folders entitled A Profile of a Distinguished Woman, Tributes to Mary Sachs, Testimonial Dinner, United and Jewish Community Campaign, and more. These were all related to life of Mary Sachs. I spent much time reading through letters and documents to Sachs. Plus, there were pictures of events with her. I spent several hours going through all the information, and I know I could have spent several more hours going through just that one box. It was very a impressive collection.
In addition, at the Dauphin County Society, I was able to look through manuscript group 706 Box 1. I was able to completely look through box one in a couple of hours. It had some articles from Sachs' time, but it also had notes from other current researchers who have studied her. I was a little surprised to find the researchers notes because all I was really looking for were the documents from the 1900s. Therefore, I didn't not spend that much time looking through the researcher notes. Instead, I focused my attention on the original 1900 documents.

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