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Oral History #34
This interview is with Stan Gorski, Director, Paul J. Gutman Library at Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University). Library Director Stan Gorski gives the history of the significant buildings on the Philadelphia University campus.
Oral History #33
Gerald (Jerry) Porto, b. 1928
Jerry Porto, born on Calumet Street in East Falls, talks about his life in East Falls – St. Bridget, Ridge Avenue, making wine at home.
Oral History #32
Robert shares his memories of Old Academy Players.
Oral History #31
Joe Petrone (1943 – 2015)
Joe’s remarkable memory offers the reader humorous and detailed memories of his life spent in East Falls.
Oral History #30
Edna Woolley, b. 1901
Edna talks about “Methodist Row” on Sunnyside, being a homemaker, and medical care – with details about Ms. Dunn, the local midwife.
Oral History #29
Rose Whittey, b. 1899
Born in East Falls, Rose gives a detailed account of working at Dobson Mills. She also describes her house on Sunnyside, St. Bridget School, and local stores.
Oral History #28
Entertaining interview with the sisters of Grace Kelly reminiscing about their growing up in East Falls.
Oral History #27
David West, b. 1931
Engrossing memories of growing up on Queen Lane and Penn Street: stickball, polio scare, writing a neighborhood newspaper, WWII, John B, Kelly, Sr.
Oral History #26
Mary Webster, b. 1897
Mary describes working at Dobson Mills, talks of the Dobson family, and shares memories of Forest School, doctors, and life in East Falls.
Oral History #25
Lee Snyder, Ph. D. (1921 – 2013)
Dr. Snyder, first Chairman of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at (what was then) Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, talks about his experiences at the College and life in East Falls.