Edwin K. Zechman Oral History Interview Edit

Summary

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91OH13

Dates

  • 1991-05-15 (Creation)
  • 1918 – 1991 (Event)

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  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 01:30:00 Length_hours (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    Zechman discusses childhood, first interest in pharmacy business: swept floors in drugstore at age 14.  Graduated from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.  Career before coming to Hershey.  Moved to Hershey because of community advantages; was in partnership in Harrisburg.  Took over Hershey Drugstore (1958), describes run-down condition.  Remembers layout, employees, Cocoa Inn, working relationship with Jim Bobb.  Describes changes and improvements made over the years, drugstore's importance as community gathering place, customer relations.  Circumstances that led to its closing. Perspective on changes brought by Medical Center.  Community activities.

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    Unrestricted

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