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Category
Chester
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1031
Category
Chester
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1031
Format
Photographs
Scope and Content
Photographs of business, schools, apartment buildings, etc from the city Chester from the early 1900s. Included are: Rodgers & Albany Warehouse Stauffer Chemical Co., Trainer, Penna Chester Station, Delaware County Electric Co., End of Ward Street, Chester, Pennsylvania Garage and Office Building, Delaware County Electric Co. 3rd & Broomall Streets, Chester, Penna The Swan Apartments, 4th & Market St., Chester, Penna. Remodelled School Building, Centersville, Pa., Allison Steel Products Co., 2nd & Palmer St., Chester, Pa., Cambridge Trust Company, 5th & Market St., Chester, Pennsylvania City Stable, Chester, Penna., Chester Dairy Supply Company, Ninth St., Chester, Penna., Montgomery Apartments 12th & Edgmont Ave., Chester, Penna. Office Building, Delaware County Electric Co. 5th & Welsh St., Chester, Pennsylvania Joseph G.E. Smedley High School, Chester, Pennsylvania Booker T. Washington Junior High School, Chester, Pa.
History / Biographical
Photographs donated by Nick Trainer
Physical Condition
Fragile
Subject Access
Buildings - Photographs
Chester - History
Less detail
Date Range
1888 - 2014
Category
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 678
Date Range
1888 - 2014
Category
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 678
Format
Pamphlets
Papers
Photographs
Scope and Content
Chester City history. Article from the Delaware County Times, dated August 13, 2001, regarding http://www.oldchesterpa.com website on the city of Chester. John Bullock started the website. Copy of "An Unexpected Answer: the story behind www.oldchesterpa.com" written by John Bullock. Additional articles related to the history of the city of Chester, many from the Daily Times. Transcripts and audio files of oral histories done by Swarthmore College Students in 2009. Includes interviews with the following people: Marian Hampton; Delores Freeman-Clybourn; Mrs. Ruth Minor; Nancy Payne; Harriet Ragland; Jeanette Robinson; Jeanette Robinson and James Robinson; Ms. Helen Woods. DVD titled "Chester, Pennsylvania 1960's." Home movies taken by Mr. Robert Steele of events in Chester. Events include: Pulaski Day Parade, Richard Nixon and John Kennedy campaigning for President, Eisenhower Visit 1963, Dolittle & Barry Goldwater on campus, 19564, State Senator Bell at opening of I-95 stretch through Chester, PMC Cadets marching in Chester, George Romney's visit while campaigning for Republican Nomination for President 1968, Last Chester Bridgeport Ferry to cross Delaware River in 1974, Old cars from the 1930's and 1940's, a highwire "Bonebreaker" bike of late 1800's. Opening of Commador Barry Bridge. September 1963 parade of 300th anniversary. Copy of article "Pie in the Sky or Meat and Potatoes" about Sun Ship Yard Number 4. Photocopy of the Chester Civil Rights Remembrance Day Souvenir Journal dated March 26, 1965. Includes many photographs of Chester civil rights protests. Picture of the singing group the Four Aces. Article from the Philadelphia Inquirer titled "Virginia Damon remembers 15 cent rib roast and farms in downtown Chester", 1994. Two articles about Chester history: "Industrial Chester" and "The Delaware River and its Valley" Articles about the rediscovery in 2014 of the wreck of the SS City of Chester in 1888. Folders include: Chapter of a book “Ports in the West” titled: “The Fearful Summer of ’88: Shipwreck and Exclusion,” edited by Benjamin F. Gilbert and Jack Bauer. Chapter of a book “Shipwrecks at the Golden Gate” titled “City of Chester: August 22, 1888” by James Delgado and Stephen Haller. Newspaper articles from the New York Times, Daily Alta California and Morning Call dated August 23, 1888 – September 5, 1894 about the collision and its aftermath. Photograph of the SS City of Chester on a pier, undated. Image of an oil painting on the collision of the “Oceanic” and the “City of Chester” near Fort Point in 1888 by Gilbert. City of Chester Wreck Report dated August 22, 1888. Chester Business Director: Minority, Women, and Locally Owned Businesses - 2014
Subject Access
Buildings - Histories
Histories - Published
Histories - Unpublished
Chester - History
Less detail
Date Range
1928 - 2006
Category
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Box 378.3
Date Range
1928 - 2006
Category
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Box 378.3
Format
Pamphlets
Papers
Audiovisual Materials
Photographs
Scope and Content
Materials relating to Chester History. Article from Spring, 1964 PMC Alumnus entitled "Chester: civil rights and PMC". Describes a history of the civil rights movement in Chester, and the sessions of members of the Human Rights Commission of the State of Pennsylvania meeting on campus to discuss the situation. A little Chester History, Pamphlet by Geri Templin. Biographical Sketch of A. D. MacDade As I Recall, Places and faces of my boyhood days in Chester, Penna by Edward Nothnagle 1936 Calendar of Historic Chester published by John Bullock of http://www.oldchesterpa.com Yearbook and Almanac of Delaware County Penna, 1928, 1934, includes advertisements and listing for Pennsylvania Military College under education institutions. Perspective Magazine, Published in Chester in the early 2000s. History of the name of Walio's Frog Pond. Article about the move of the Delaware County Historical Society to Chester in 2006. Two personal reminiscences about Chester in previous eras. Article about the arrival of Harrah's Casino and Racetrack to Chester in 2006. Population of Delaware County by municipality, 1790 to 2000, includes population of city of Chester. Nia Center Community Pride Tours brochure, sponsored by Delores Freeman of the Freeman Cultural Arts Complex. Information about Chester resident Richard Harris, author of "Politics and Prejudice: A History of Chester (PA) Blacks". Includes slides of Black History created by Richard Harris and a copy of his book "Politics and Prejudice." Also includes the following photographs sent to us by Richard Harris: Self-portrait of Richard Harris; Picture of George Raymond; Central Boys Club Football Team, 1942; additional photographs related to his life in Arizona working for the Carver Museum, including information about scholarships for students. Backup copies of DVD, an oral history of Chester, PA, as well as an article about the creation of the video. Original copy of the DVD is in call number order with other archival items found in WebPAC, the library catalog. Backup copies of "Coming North: Stories of Black Chester's Trials & Triumphs" a play by Amanda Kemp about the history of Chester that was performed at Widener. Article about performance of this play. Copy of "Pie in the Sky vs. Meat and Potatoes: The Case of Sun Ship's Yard No. 4" by John M. McLarnon Brochures from the Hub, a complex of apartments and a hotel and shops built on land owned by Widener, on Providence Road. Part of the effort for Chester revitalization. Backup copy of video titled "Boomtown", created by a student from the Widener School of Human Service Professions. Video is about the history of Chester. An archival DVD has been made of this video and can be found in Box 3 Archival CDs & DVDs. Copy of the book "Chester", published by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee. Contains many historical images of Chester. Photgraph of Penn's Landing in Chester
Subject Access
Histories - Published
Histories - Unpublished
Chester - History
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George Raymond Papers.

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Category
Histories
Group
George Raymond Papers
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 7 Raymond Papers
Category
Histories
Group
George Raymond Papers
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 7 Raymond Papers
Format
Pamphlets
Papers
Photographs
Scope and Content
The George Raymond Papers were donated to the Widener University Archives by the George Raymond Family. George Raymond was President of the Chester Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for nearly 25 years, from the 1940s to the 1960s. This box includes: Clipping that shows Raymond with the committee to reorganize the VCAA. Raymond Correspondence Brotherhood Banquet Program, 1973 Document titled “Civil Rights in Chester: A Descriptive Study, by Elaine J. Smith
Subject Access
Histories - Published
Histories - Unpublished
Chester - History
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Clippings - People, Activities, Events
Less detail

George Raymond Papers.

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Category
Histories
Group
George Raymond Papers
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 8 Raymond Papers
Category
Histories
Group
George Raymond Papers
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 8 Raymond Papers
Format
Pamphlets
Papers
Photographs
Scope and Content
The George Raymond Papers were donated to the Widener University Archives by the George Raymond Family. George Raymond was President of the Chester Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for nearly 25 years, from the 1940s to the 1960s. This box includes: Notebook of Chester Branch of NAACP, including a list of some of its activities, 1948; Program from the Chester Branch of the NAACP Annual Banquet, 1963. Remarks by Gloster Current about the future of the NAACP, St. Davids, PA, 1966 Poster announcing speech by Leon Sullivan at Upland Baptist Church, 1967 Various newsletters Youth Council Papers, Including NAACP Survey of Racial Composition of Chester Public Schools, 1954 NAACP Manual of Branch Election Procedure NAACP Membership Materials NAACP 55th Annual Convention, 1964. Also includes rolled up photograph of the attendees at this Convention. NAACP 50th Anniversary Program, 1959. Various documents and letters about the national NAACP and the local Chester branch. Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
Subject Access
Histories - Published
Histories - Unpublished
Chester - History
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
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George Raymond Papers.

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Category
Histories
Group
George Raymond Papers
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 6 Raymond Papers
Category
Histories
Group
George Raymond Papers
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 6 Raymond Papers
Format
Pamphlets
Papers
Photographs
Scope and Content
The George Raymond Papers were donated to the Widener University Archives by the George Raymond Family. George Raymond was President of the Chester Branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for nearly 25 years, from the 1940s to the 1960s. This box includes materials related to: Chester Civil Rights Souvenir Journal 1965, photocopy Chester Schools Chester School District Position Paper Chester Housing Authority 101st Anniversary of the Eastern Light Lodge 1973 where Raymond receives an achievement award Editorial from WCAU-TV regarding Civil Rights in Chester, 1966. Letters from the White House to George Raymond 1983 March on Washington NAACP Poster encouraging membership NAACP Newsletter Petition to Religious Leaders Photographs of NAACP Voter Registration Drive Bus; Raymond with Postmaster Baiocco, showing Emancipation Proclamation Centennial Stamp, Chester, Pa 1963; Emmett Till with his mother. Raymond, Awards Received Raymond, Membership Cards Raymond Obituary Voter Registration Drive Great Leopard Skating Rink Suburban Fair Housing; Fair Housing Council Telegrams sent and received by Raymond Telegram concerning Martin Luther King, Jr.'s arrest for traffic violation, sent to George Raymond Youth Council Letter to George Raymond from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Subject Access
Histories - Published
Histories - Unpublished
Chester - History
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Clippings - People, Activities, Events
Less detail

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