Meredith Sonderskov papers
Held at: Chestnut Hill Historical Society [Contact Us]8708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118
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Meredith Fuller was born June 13, 1933. She was the daughter of Lawrence Jones Fuller and Nancy Naulty Fuller, both of Philadelphia.
Her family lived at 71 Bethlehem Pike (in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia) from 1932-1934, then moved to 232 E. Meade St. in 1934, until 1941 when they moved to 7814 Cresheim Rd. In 1948 they moved from Chestnut Hill to a 78-acre farm on Audubon Road, near Audubon, Pennsylvania.
Meredith attended kindergarten and first grade at Miss Shipley's School, located on the second floor of the parish house of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church on Willow Grove Ave., Chestnut Hill. From second through twelfth grades she was a student at Springside School. The lower school was then located on the northwest corner of Seminole and Willow Grove Avenues. (now a residential co-op). The upper school, 7th-12th grades, was located on the northeast corner of Norwood and Chestnut Hill Avenues. (That school was torn down in the 1950s and doctors' offices were built on the site.) Meredith graduated from Springside in 1951 and graduated from Smith College in 1955.
This collection includes:
--Album of debutante party invitations, wedding invitations and birth announcements, pertaining mostly to the members of the Class of 1951 at Springside School.
--Early memories of Chestnut Hill, 1938 - , written by M. Sonderskov, from 2007 on.
--1951 Springside School Yearbook (Personal copy of Meredith Fuller, class of 1951)
--Newspaper clippings of class members' engagements, weddings, birth announcements. Also, Philadelphia newspaper clippings about murder of classmate Laura Miller Carpi (1974) and trial of her husband, Colin C. Carpi
--Program for S. S. reunions, 2001
--Note to M. from Saranne Borda DuBois about 50th class reunion, 2001 (undated).
--Class Reunion letter for 55th reunion, March 2006
--Letter written by Meredith to her mother, Nancy Naulty Fuller, from Beaver Camp, East Union ME, 6/29/1949
--Who's Who in 1955; photo album of incoming freshman class, Smith College, published in fall 1951. (Personal copy of donor.)
Gift of Meredith Fuller Coughlan Sonderskov, 2004.
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 was funded by 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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- 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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