The Robert and Teresa Halvey Photograph Collection (1935-1999)

The photographs that Bob Halvey took from his high school days at Roman Catholic High School to his work for the Catholic Standard & Times are housed at CHRC. They span the years 1935 to 1999. Researchers will find a wide variety of subjects. The collection documents everyday Catholic life in Philadelphia, with photos depicting Sunday Mass, Catholic schools, ordinations, and seminary life. Highlights include photographs of Catholic hierarchy such as Pope John Paul II's visit to Philadelphia in 1979.  Other photos that stand out are Halvey's sports images.

Currently the photographs cannot be searched online.  If there is something that you would like to have researched, please contact us at, or call 215 904-8149.

Pope John Paul II met by students from Little Flower during his 1979 visit

Cardinal Krol with the Grace Kelly and family, 1963

"Play Street" at St. Columba, 1972

Roman Catholic vs. Cardinal Dougherty, 1958

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