Coleman Wilson Family Interview Vol. I

Community elders, Calvin Coleman and his sister, Betty Ann Wilson discuss growing up in the Historically African American Section of Swarthmore.

Calvin Coleman & Betty Ann Wilson Family History Vol. II

There has been a historically black neighborhood in Swarthmore, PA the area South east of Yale Avenue where Bowdoin, Brighton, Kenyon, and Union come together, there has for at least about 100 years. Swarthmore Public Library asked Calvin Coleman and...

Alice “Putty” Willets. A Swarthmorean Life.

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...

Sharon Ford on Swarthmore Public Library

Sharon Ford talks about the library, storytimes, borough hall and library renovations, memorable library events & more.

Beth Gross Vol. II

Beth Gross discusses 4 eventful decades in Swarthmore. Beth co-owned (with partner Don Delson) and edited and operated the Swarthmorean Newspaper from 1989 to 2015. Beth also pioneered the girls half of the A Better Chance educational program, owned and...

Beth Gross vol. I

Beth Gross talk about arriving in Swarthmore 40 years ago, as of 2017. She talks about teaching school. She talks about starting the Sidetracks Cafe with women business partners. Running the cafe. Buying the Swarthmorean. Editing the paper. Laying out...

September 12, 2016

Charlie has owned and operated Swarthmore Hardware since 1985. He worked there since 1970.