Starting from Scratch: The Story of Msgr. Hawks and St. Joan of Arc Parish

...oceries. The carnival provided $8,000. The whole sum was needed before the ruined house was rehabilitated.” The school was ready by September 8th. It opened with 182 children. Hawks quickly began planning a larger combined church/school. On November 20, 1921 the ground was formally broken. “The winter was very mild

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Digitizing the Halvey Photograph Collection, Step One

...aking photos for the Roman Catholic High School newspaper and neighborhood newspaper The Kensington Critic. He was then a U.S. Army photographer during World War II, for which he received a Legion of Merit, and later a staff photographer for Pennsylvania Hospital. Having never discarded a photo, the collection contains

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Philly in Focus: Robert Halvey’s Photographic History of Catholic Philadelphia

...tos for the school newspaper. He served as a U.S. Army Photographer during World War II, for which he received the Legion of Merit, a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.‚Äč Halvey later

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Lawrence E. McCrossin papers, 1917-1919 (MC 4)

...ights of Columbus Committee on War Activities in France towards the end of World War I. Prior to this, McCrossin was secretary for the Philadelphia Typographical Union No. 2. The Lawrence E. McCrossin papers date from 1917 to 1919 and contain travel orders, receipts, inventory lists, and security passes related

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