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John McArthur Harris Collection


Held at: Chestnut Hill Historical Society [Contact Us]8708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Records collected by local historian John (Jack) McArthur Harris on the history of Chestnut Hill, consisting of clippings from the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper and other newspapers, notes from books on Chestnut Hill, articles, pamphlets, maps and photographs pertaining to Chestnut Hill and Philadelphia. The material and filed according to subject. Newspaper clippings date from circa 1960 to 1985. Other information and images date from the late 18th century to 1985. Esepcially interesting are the reminiscences of "Hillers" on life in the early 20th century, and the material on the Houston-Woodward family. Harris was a board member of the CHHS. He and his wife, Ann, put in many long hours collecting and arranging the collection of the society. They lived at 41 W. Highland Ave.

Box 1: Chestnut Hill and Nearby Area Development and Estates

Box 2: Chestnut Hill Churches and Hospitals

Box 3: Nearby Communities and Transportation

Box 4. Philadelphia and Fairmount Park

Box 5. Chestnut Hill and Nearby Area History

Box 6. Chestnut Hill History and People

Box 7. Houston/Woodward Family

Box 8. Chestnut Hill: Schools, Institutions and History

Box 9. Chestnut Hill Miscellaneous subjects

Gift of John McArthur Harris, 1987.

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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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