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Oral History #28
Entertaining interview with the sisters of Grace Kelly reminiscing about their growing up in East Falls.
Oral History #27
David West, b. 1931
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
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)
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
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
Childhood memories of this couple include Gustine Lake, St. Bridget Church, Ace Riding Academy, Ridge Avenue.
Oral History #21
Shirley Shronk (1926 – 2015)
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
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.
Oral History #23
Jean Rowland, b. 1915
Jean shares her impressions of arriving in East Falls from Scotland as a child, her memories of St. Bridget School and Rowland’s Market on Indian Queen Lane.