Oral History #30
Edna Woolley, b. 1901

by EFHS • April 25, 2018

Edna talks about “Methodist Row” on Sunnyside, being a homemaker, and medical care – with details about Ms. Dunn, the local midwife.


Oral History #29
Rose Whittey, b. 1899

by EFHS • April 25, 2018

Born in East Falls, Rose gives a detailed account of working at Dobson Mills. She also describes her house on Sunnyside, St. Bridget School, and local stores.


Oral History #28
Kelly Sisters

by EFHS • April 25, 2018

Entertaining interview with the sisters of Grace Kelly reminiscing about their growing up in East Falls.


Oral History #27
David West, b. 1931

by EFHS • April 25, 2018

Engrossing memories of growing up on Queen Lane and Penn Street: stickball, polio scare, writing a neighborhood newspaper, WWII, John B, Kelly, Sr.


Oral History #26
Mary Webster, b. 1897

by EFHS • April 25, 2018

Mary describes working at Dobson Mills, talks of the Dobson family, and shares memories of Forest School, doctors, and life in East Falls.


Oral History #25
Lee Snyder, Ph. D. (1921 – 2013)

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Dr. Snyder, first Chairman of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at (what was then) Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, talks about his experiences at the College and life in East Falls.


Oral History #24
Joan Specter, b. 1934

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

This interview focuses on Joan Specter’s years on City Council and her travels with husband Sen. Arlen Specter.


Oral History #22
Catherine (Kitty) and Joe Rocks, b. 1928

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Childhood memories of this couple include Gustine Lake, St. Bridget Church, Ace Riding Academy, Ridge Avenue.


Oral History #21
Shirley Shronk (1926 – 2015)

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Married to a descendent of one of East Falls’ oldest families, the Shronks, Shirley talks about childhood fun, Breck and Mifflin Schools, 4th of July, etc.


Oral History #17
Jack McNicholas, b. 1931

by EFHS • April 24, 2018

Raised in East Falls and a postman here, Jack shares memories of sports, D-Day, local stores and factories, the Beneficial Club, golf, and more.