The Media Historic Archives Commission maintains a collection of historical material relating to the Borough of Media and neighboring communities. Included in the archives are thousands of photographs, maps, scrapbooks, movies, tape recordings, newspapers, memorabilia, and other artifacts. Besides the many items displayed on this website, a sampling of the collection can be seen in two display cases on the second floor of the Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St. (at the corner of Jackson St.), in Media.
The archives are open by appointment only. Contact us if you would like to set up a visit, make an inquiry, or have historic material you would like to donate.
Also contact us if you have any information on any of the items in our collection. We're especially looking for IDs for the many Appleton photographs marked UNKNOWN. We'll acknowledge your contribution, as we did for the folks who helped us ID the featured photos below. Thanks!
The I. Frank Lees Collection forms the backbone of the collections of the Media Historic Archives Commission, and is its reason for being. MHAC--an official arm of the Media, Pennsylvania…
The Appleton Collection includes more than 2,000 glass photographic negatives, taken in Media, Pennsylvania and vicinity from 1888 to 1909. Media Historic Archives received the collection in 1988, but…