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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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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Other resources/repositories

...adelphia City Archives Marriage Record Office Free Library of Philadelphia National Archives Mid-Atlantic Region The Historical Society of Pennsylvania The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania The Historical Society of Montgomery County, PA Chester County Historical Society Bucks County Historical Society Delaware County Historical Society Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records The Pennsylvania

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Associations & Institutions

...ainly national associations but also include material on local chapters of national associations as well as local associations and societies. Types of printed material include Constitutions and By-Laws, histories, programs of annual meetings and dinners and ephemeral material such as circulars and brochures. The Institutions Collection (1838- present) contains various

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