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Boomtown Video of Chester History

https://widenerarchives.org/en/permalink/descriptions3155
Category
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Histories Shelf - Boomtown
Category
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Histories Shelf - Boomtown
Format
Audiovisual Materials
Scope and Content
Video titled "Boomtown", created by a student from the Widener School of Human Service Professions. Video is about the history of Chester.
Custodial History
Created by Woodwyn Koons
Notes
An archival DVD has been made of this video and can be found in Box 3 Archival CDs & DVDs.
Creator
Woodwyn Koons
Subject Access
Histories - Published
Histories - Unpublished
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
Less detail

Civil Rights in Chester.

https://widenerarchives.org/en/permalink/descriptions3278
Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Histories Shelf (Elaine J. Smith)
Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Histories Shelf (Elaine J. Smith)
Format
Papers
Scope and Content
This is a document titled “Civil Rights in Chester: A Descriptive Study, by Elaine J. Smith, written in 1965 when she was a student (school unknown). This document was originally found in the George Raymond Papers.
Subject Access
Histories - Unpublished
Chester - History
Less detail
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1072
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1072
Format
Papers
Scope and Content
Aydelott[e], J. B. W. Aydelott[e], Zadoc Backus, Clarence W. Barber, William E. Barstow, Charles W. (cadet ?) Biddle, Horace C. (cadet ?) Billington, David P. Bolmar, Antoine Bolmar, Henry C. Bolton, Samuel H. Burton, George H. Guss, George Ruhl (PMA Battery) Guss, Henry Ruhl (father of George; 97th PA Infantry) Guss, William (Civil War?) younger brother of George Hathaway, Charles Harvey, Thomas J. Hiller, Allen W. Leslie, John A. Lincoln, James Rush McConkey, Richard J. Megaw, James H. & Megaw, Charles G. Negendank, Lewis Porter, Thomas A.
Custodial History
These materials were given to the Archives by Becky Warda, former Collections Manager for the PMC Museum.
Subject Access
Pennsylvania Military College History
Histories - Unpublished - Pennsylvania Military College
Papers of Rebecca Warda
Less detail
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1073
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1073
Format
Papers
Scope and Content
(This record contains boxes 1073 and 1073 B). Robinett[e], Henry Clay & Battery Robinette North & South magazine (contains article by Wm. Speer about Robinett) with draft Two copies of From Broomsticks to Battlefields including a draft Robinett – photograph Robinett – Holt Atherton Special Collection Robinett – Letters Robinett – Family Robinson, George J. (cadet?) Sparks, John L. Taliaferro, Peachy R. Townsend, Alfred E. Townsend, Frank E. Tunis, Frank D. Vickers, David Vickers, David (Pension file) Walter, Townsend H.
Custodial History
These materials were given to the Archives by Becky Warda, former Collections Manager for the PMC Museum.
Subject Access
Pennsylvania Military College History
Histories - Unpublished - Pennsylvania Military College
Papers of Rebecca Warda
Less detail
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1074
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1074
Format
Papers
Photographs
Scope and Content
Civil War Resources – Misc. Photographs Civil War Cadets – Correspondence Civil War Delaware Cadet Battery Civil War – Chester City and Chester County Civil War – Notes and Misc. Articles Civil War Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Crozer and Crozer Theological Seminary Abraham Lincoln
Custodial History
These materials were given to the Archives by Becky Warda, former Collections Manager for the PMC Museum.
Subject Access
Pennsylvania Military College History
Histories - Unpublished - Pennsylvania Military College
Papers of Rebecca Warda
Less detail
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1092
Category
PMC Museum
Group
Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
Location
Box 1092
Format
Papers
Audiovisual Materials
Photographs
Scope and Content
This box includes papers and photographs about PMA during the Civil War: Henry Clay Robinett Timeline created by Bill Speer. CD of Photographs of David Perkins Billington in a DMA uniform, scans of testimonial letter and his discharge from the Army in 1865. He was in the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers. Copies of pictures of Colonel Henry R. Guss, 97th Pennsylvania Regiment and Frank Townsend, 10th Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia. Notes from the Delaware County Historical Society about Colonel Henry R. Guss. Biographical infomation about cadets who served in the Civil War. Information from the Chester County Historical Society about Pennsylvania Militry Academy when it was located in West Chester.
Custodial History
These materials were given to the Archives by Becky Warda, former Collections Manager for the PMC Museum.
Subject Access
Pennsylvania Military College History
Histories - Unpublished - Pennsylvania Military College
Papers of Rebecca Warda
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Compiled Oral Histories

https://widenerarchives.org/en/permalink/descriptions1460
Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Box 682
Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Box 682
Format
Audiovisual Materials
Scope and Content
Oral Histories of PMC cadets including Day Cadets and Resident Cadets, and Civilian Day Students. Compilations of Oral Histories from various people discussing the Pershing Rifles, The Boardwalk Bowl, and stories of Cadet Life. Archival copies of these CDs can be found in Box 2 Archival CDs & DVDs.
Subject Access
Histories - Unpublished
Oral Histories
Histories - Audio - Pennsylvania Military College
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Duplicate Oral Histories.

https://widenerarchives.org/en/permalink/descriptions3393
Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Box 1047
Category
Histories
Group
Unpublished Histories
Institution
Pennsylvania Military College
PMC Colleges (Cadet Corps and Penn Morton College)
Widener College
Widener University
Location
Box 1047
Format
Audiovisual Materials
Scope and Content
CDs from the Oral History Program. Archival copies of these CDs can be found in Box 2 Archival CDs & DVDs. These archival Oral History CDs are in .wav format. As of March 2013 we could open them in VLC software, but not in Windows Media Player. Includes audio interviews with the following: Pennsylvania Military College: Day Cadets, Resident Cadets, and Civilian Day Students. Bob Newman 1965, Fred Laning 1965, Ed Farrell 1966. David Eckard 1966. Bob Schneider 1972, Mike Campbell 1972 and their wives. Nick Trainer 1964, John Dishaw 1963. Bob Sotille 1964. Bohdan Senkow 1964. Stuart Perlmutter 1970. Russell Bragg, Merv Harris and Don Ainsworth (all 1967). Pennsylvania Military Preparatory School. Jim Cowee, 1964. Project Prepare, Dr. Alonso Cavin, Director of Project Prepare. Dr. Joseph Hargadon, Project Prepare Student and then Project Prepare Professor. History of the Library: Mrs Helen Domenech. Widener Family History and Widener University Folklore: Dr. Joseph Edgette, Professor of Education and Liberal Studies. Pennsylvania Military College and Widener History: Dr. Clarence Moll, Former President of the College.
Subject Access
Histories - Unpublished
Oral Histories
Histories - Audio - Pennsylvania Military College
Less detail

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