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"Chestnut Hill Local" 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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"Established in 1958, the Chestnut Hill Local emerged as a community forum and since has become an award-winning, independent weekly newspaper serving the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, PA and the surrounding communities of Northwest Philadelphia.

"For 50 years the Local has chronicled this section of Philadelphia. [It covers] politics, business and the quality of life. [Its] local aspect offers in-depth coverage of area events. [It publishes] stories about local personalities, life, restaurants, schools, art and cultural happenings in our region. If it's happening in the Northwest, [they] have it. The Local is owned and published by the Chestnut Hill Community Association."


The Chestnut Hill Local. "About Us." Accessed December 5, 2011.

This collection consists of photographs taken by photographers of the Chestnut Hill Local newspaper, as well as related clippings. It is arranged into two series: Series I. Portraits/Headshots, 1960-1995; and Series II. Subject files. Series I. Portraits/Headshots consists of photographs of people, arranged alphabetically. In Series II. Subject files, photographs are pasted to sheets of paper, along with clippings of the captions that accompanied them in the newspaper. Subjects include particular schools, events, groups of people, neighborhoods, and other topics.

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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