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