Held at: East Falls Historical Society [Contact Us]3728 Midvale Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19129-1633
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the East Falls 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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Alexander Cox Chadwick Jr. (1890-1957) was a newspaper editor in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chadwick married Elizabeth Wilson Walker (1892-1930) in 1910 and the couple had four children. Chadwick married Sarah Francis Foyle in 1951. He was editor of the Roxborough Times and, later, the Suburban Press newspapers which served Philadelphia's northwestern communities.
There are 73 scrapbooks in this collection, organized by subject. The scrapbooks are primarily composed of newspaper clippings, but also include research notes, document transcriptions, and some original photographs and correspondence. The topics relate to areas nearby to East Falls, such as the Falls of Schuylkill, Wissahickon Valley, the 21st Ward, and Lower Merion Township; local transportation, politics, sports, and other general topics; and organizations, including Old Academy. There are several scrapbooks of business and personal letters to Chadwick, circa 1933-1937. There is also a sketch book including many drawings of Wissahickon park, 1927.
A subject index to the Chadwick Papers is available on-site. The scrapbooks are currently being scanned, and publicly accessible copies will be deposited at the Falls of Schuylkill Library.
Gift of Falls of Schuylkill Library, 2004.
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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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