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Independence National Historical Park project : oral history, 1969-1970

Project: Independence National Historical Park project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcripts 574 pages Sound recordings 17 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Scope and Contents

The collection documents the development of the Independence Natonal Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Topics addressed include: the activities of the Independence Hall Association from 1942; urban redevelopment; historical preservation and restoration in Phliadelphia; the role of Judge Edwin O. Lewis; and the role of the National Park Service. Interviewees address the financial, architectural, and procedural challenges to creating the park The collection's narrators are: Melford O. Anderson, Roy E. Appleman, Edmund Norwood Bacon, Lysbeth Boyd Borie, Michael Joseph Bradley, Marian S. Carson, Herbert E. Kahler, Arthur C. Kaufmann, Dennis C. Kurjack, Roy Frank Larson, Edwin Owen Lewis, M. Joseph McCosker, Isidor Ostroff, Charles Emil Peterson, Edward M. Riley, Leon Sacks, and Hardy Scott


Access Conditions

Access: Open for all interviews, except M. Joseph McCosker

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