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