Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area

204 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

hspa@verizon.net   610-935-7646

www.hspa-pa.org   or   www.phoenixvillehistoricalsociety.org



Old Local Newspapers


Please click here to view a list of past Society newsletters.


We have many of the old newspapers of the Phoenixville area ready for purchase and non-original films available for research only.  Phoenixville had a newspaper of its own since 1846 starting with the Phoenix Gazette.  That newspaper was followed by a number of other weekly newspapers, such as The Weekly Republican.  The Daily Republican started in 1888 and became The Evening Phoenix in 1975 and then The Phoenix in 1992.



HSPA maintains a microfilm library that is available for viewing by the public.

 The Messenger Jan. 1871 - Dec. 1871
 Independent Phoenix Nov. 1871 - Dec. 1874
Jan. 1877 - Dec. 27, 1879
 The Weekly Republican June 8, 1888 - June 29, 1889
 Phoenixville Independent Jan. 1880 - Dec. 1884
 Daily Independent Jan. 1882 - Dec. 1884
 Phoenixville Messenger June 1889 - April 1908
 Phoenixville Advertiser Jan. 1902 - Dec. 1907
 The Daily Republican Oct. 1888 - March 1890
  Jan. 1903 - June 1909
  Jan. 1910 March 1975
 The Evening Phoenix April 1975 Dec. 1991
 The Phoenix Jan. 1992 - Dec. 2009
       In a pdf format on DVDs  2003 - 2012
  The Phoenix Reporter & Item 2013 to the present
  The Spring Ford Edition of March 6, 1978 - July 31, 1978
       The Evening Phoenix Jan. 1981 - Feb. 12, 1982

HSPA also has copies of some newspaper supplements and some of the Valley Forge General Hospital Newspapers.


Museum Visits:  Free  

Copies of newspapers on microfilm, except the Phoenixville Messanger, may be purchased from HSPA for $35.00 per reel.

Use of Library & Archives:
            Members:   free
            Non-members:   adults $5.00 / students $2.00.

Use of Microfilm Reader:
            Members:   free
            Non-members: $2.00 per half hour

Microfilm Copies:  $.50 per page

Copy Machine:
             Members:   first page free - additional pages $.25 cents per page
             Non-members:   $.25 cents per page

Research by HSPA staff:
             Members:   $15 per hour
             Non-members:   $25 per hour

Please call HSPA at 610-935-7646 for a cost estimate.   Payment is due in advance.

HSPA members receive a 10% discount on all books, old maps, old calendars, tiles, and historical artifacts sold at the museum.


The Daily Republican building

A 2012 photo of a gear from the Phoenix Steel Co. at the Foundry Building.


An old photo of the Phoenix Pottery that made Etruscan Majolica.


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