Berks History Matters


  • Dave Unger reading letters that were written by his deceased uncle during WWII. The letters are now part of the Berks History Center Research Library Collection.

Your Berks History Matters

Dave Unger knows the importance of preserving Berks County’s history. In fact, his own family history is preserved here at the Berks History Center. Dave donated several items to the Berks History Center starting in 2006 with memorabilia that belonged to his late uncle, Leonard Stephan. The items, including his uncle’s footlocker, Army uniform, and purple heart, were added to the BHC Museum Collection. Later in 2010, Dave donated Leonard Stephan’s entire collection of photographs and correspondence from his service in WWII. The documents were cataloged in the BHC Research Library and are now available to the general public for research and a better understanding of a WWII through the eyes of a Berks County serviceman.