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Archival Finding Aids

Old Economy Village hosts six manuscript groups from the Pennsylvania State Archives. These are about the Harmony Society, the seceeders from the Harmony Society, the era right after the 1905 closure of the Harmony Society, and the site history of Old Economy Village. Information pertains to the religious, business, and social affairs of the Harmonists. The archives range from 1742 until 1958 and consist of letters, books, periodicals, photographs, lithographs, maps, and drawings. Research is by appointment only. Please call (724) 266-4500 x 111 or e-mail.

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Manuscript Group 185

Harmony Society Papers


The majority of papers from the Harmony Society, this collection includes administrative, legal, business, religious, publications, reference literature, school, and public records files.

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Manuscript Group 332

Henry Mohn Family Collection


This collection from the Harmonist Feucht family includes correspondence, photographs, and Leetsdale-related information.


Manuscript Group 310

John Duss Papers


John Duss, Harmonist Trustee, collected his own papers, including accounts, correspondence, family & personal materials, manuscripts for his book, photographs, and scrapbooks.


Manuscript Group 354

Old Economy Village Collection

c. 1813-1953

The Old Economy Village Collection contains multiple archival materials, including photographs, from many sources.


Manuscript Group 330

Knoedler Family Collection


The Knoedler family were hired workers of the Harmony Society and caretakers after the closure of the Society. This group contains information about the Harmony Society Historical Assoc., correspondence, and other personal ephemera.

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Manuscript Group 437

Karl Arndt Collection of Harmony Society Materials


Karl J.R. Arndt was a prolific researcher and author of multiple books about the Harmony Society. These are original documents from the Harmony Society, returned to Old Economy Village.

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