Sources: Oral Histories


The majority of the oral and written histories contained on Preserving Society Hill were developed as part of Project Philadelphia 19106, now held at the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Library.

The team responsible for this oral history collection included: Penelope Hartshorne Batcheler, Jo Ann Buller, Cynthia J. Eiseman, Dorothy Stevens, and Karen D. Stevens.

In supplement to this collection, Elizabeth Browne edited and contributed portions of a manuscript co-authored with her husband, Stanhope Browne, about their house and the campaign to cover and depress the portion of Interstate 95 that abuts Society Hill.

Over time, we expect to incorporate additional oral and written histories. We welcome the interest of present and former Society Hill residents who wish to contribute their stories related to urban renewal.