Elizabeth Shantz Bourquin 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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Elizabeth Shantz Bourquin, born in 1917, was a resident of the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Her brother Raymond Shantz was born in 1909 and died in 2000.
This collection consists of an oral history transcript, photographs of Chestnut Hill scenes and carriage driving, and books and pegs and nails from a Chestnut Hill log house formerly at the corner of Germantown Ave. and Mermaid Lane. The oral history is a conversation between Elizabeth Bourquin and her brother Raymond Schantz, discussing their childhood in Chestnut Hill. Subjects include: 31, 33 W. Springfield Ave., Wissahickon Creek, Venetian Club, Gilbert Consolidated School, Mr. Lehr, John Story Jenks, Germantown High School, Chestnut Hill Theater (Theatre), Titus, Anna Sands and Ezra Shermer, Wesley Shantz, Benjamin Shantz, Archie Cromie, Mr. McGuigan, Gypsies, 86, 88, 90 Bethlehem Pike, Women's Friendly Group, Dwyer family, Russell Aiman, Kolb's Bakery, Mr. Asquith, 7935, 8413 Germantown Ave., John Sergeant Price, Chestnut Hill Baptist Church, Chestnut Hill Men's Club (also called Chestnut Hill Club), Tomlinson's store, ice house on Moreland Ave. [Glen Willow Ice Company], Willets Stained Glass Studio, Italian Americans, Reuben Sands, Indian Queen Inn, Frank and Leon Moffett, Eisele's Bakery, African Americans, Mr. Worrall, Dr. Funk, Foster Drug Store, the "Gut".
Gift of Elizabeth Bourquin, 1999.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project is funded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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