Alexander Cox Chadwick Jr. (1890-1957) was a newspaper editor in East Falls. He was editor of the Roxborough Times and, later, the Suburban Press newspapers which served Philadelphia's northwestern communities. The Chadwick Papers, 1900-1937, contains 73 scrapbooks on local history that are organized by subject. There are also a small number of scrapbooks containing personal and business correspondence of Chadwick's, and a sketch book featuring many drawings of Wissahickon Park. We will post more volumes as they become available.
Clippings from The Weekly Forecast 1914- 1926
Formation of The Old Academy, deed, original subscribers, Minutes from Academy meetings Jan 1820 – Jan 1898 (all transcriptions)
Clippings from The Weekly Forecast, The Chronicle, The Evening Bulletin, Suburban Press, Roxborough Press Relating to Roxborough and Manayunk 1882 – 1931.
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Clippings from the 1930’s relating to Falls of Schuylkill Folly, History of the Young Men’s Literary Society as of 1936.
Clippings from Forecast, Philadelphia Record, Suburban Press 1930’s Dobson, Hagner Mills, marriages, Women’s Medical College, Laurel Hill 1913 – 1935.
Clippings about local institutions, places 1930’s. Reorganization of Old Academy as a theater, Laurel Hill, 1930’s.
Index of Forecast articles 1900- 1906, a few Ledger articles 1873-1881 not related to the contents of Volume 12
Clippings mainly about people of the Falls. East Falls Herald, Chronicle Evening Bulletin, Suburban Press most mid 1930’s, a few from teens.
Falls of Schuylkill. Mid 30’s clippings includes the proposal for the creation of McMichael Park (1925), First case of Infantile Paralysis in East Falls (1916), list of Forecast articles on Dobson, obituaries.
A. C. Chadwick , Jr. wrote these two columns and many of them are collected here as clippings(1929 – 1935). Commentary on world affairs as well as local ones.