Philadelphia Custom House records

Container List

Arrangement

The primary order of each "series" is chronological, followed by sub-groupings organized by maritime document types. In 1980, the Winterthur Museum and Library expressed interest in microfilming selected documents from the collection. Staff at the Winterthur Library selectively filmed approximately two thousand documents in 1985, focusing on materials that highlighted the importation of ceramics, glassware, hardware, and textiles. Following their return to the University of Delaware Library, the Winterthur documents were again arranged chronologically and interfiled with the other collection materials, but remain in folders identifying their connection to the Winterthur microfilming project. These folders are marked with a "W."