Alice "Putty" Willets. A Swarthmorean Life.

Recorded May 25, 2018 Archived May 25, 2018 27:24 minutes
Languages: English
Id: APP498403


Alice "Putty" Willets grew up in Swarthmore, and has lived here nearly 100 years. She is interviewed by her former gym class student who is now also a senior citizen, Barbara Bernhardt.
Putty taught gym for decades. She was on Borough Council, was the first woman to run for Mayor. With her friend Irma Zimmer, she founded the Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association. Putty is still full of fresh ideas for how to improve Swarthmore.


  • Alice Willets
  • Lucy Saxon
  • Swarthmore Public Library