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Shirley Hanson was one of the three "Founding Mothers" of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, along with Anne Spaeth and Nancy Hubby. She held a master's degree in urban planning and worked as a planning consultant. Hanson was instrumental in saving the Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Chestnut Hill, which led to the founding of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society the following year in 1967. She co-authored Preserving and Maintaining the Older Home. In 2007, she was presented with the Chestnut Hill Historical Society's first-ever Founder's Award.
Contosta, David R. Suburb in the City: Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1850-1990. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1992. Page 247.
Chestnut Hill Historical Society. "Founding Member Shirley Hanson Honored." Chestnut Hill Historical Society Newsletter 23 (Winter 2008)
This collection is comprised of records collected or created by Shirley Hanson and related to her work with the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. These records include survey notes, correspondence, and minutes. Subjects cover historic preservation and early projects of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Files are in alphabetical order by subject.
Gift of Shirley Hanson, 2001.
- Fund raising
- Historic districts--Conservation and restoration
- Historic preservation
- History--Societies, etc
- Chestnut Hill Historical Society
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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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