Hershey Senior Citizens Writing Project Edit

Summary

Identifier
92020

Dates

  • 1989 – 1991 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.25 Cubic Feet (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    First organized in 1983, the Mohler Center (formerly the Senior Citizen’s Center of Derry Township) provides educational, social, and physical exercise opportunities to residents of Derry Township, Pennsylvania age 50 and over. In November 1988, the Center’s advisory board authorized a reminiscence writing competition. This collection consists of entries to the writing contests held in 1989 and 1991. The 1989 entries are compiled into a formal collection titled “Tidbits from the Past.” Stories include personal anecdotes related to growing up, family life, attending school, friendships, vacations and travel, romance, hobbies and sports, jobs, the development of the town of Hershey including important figures and key buildings, and memories of what it was like to live in the “good old days.”

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Arrangement

    The 1989 entries are compiled into a formal five volume collection titled “Tidbits from the Past.” Volume I: Hodgepodge includes eight stories that were considered outside the basic intent of the contest, but included in the collection because they were considered well-written and enjoyable to read. Volume II: Strictly Hershey consists of entries that are all about the community of Hershey. Stories related to specific time periods are contained in Volume III: Period before 1920, Volume IV: Period 1920 to 1930, and Volume V: Period 1930 to 1940. The entries received in 1991 are collected in Volume VI and are arranged in order of submission date.

  • Custodial History

    The collection was donated to the Hershey Community Archives in September 1993.

  • Date of Acquisition

    1993-09-29

  • Related Materials

    Oral History Interview with D. Lee Backenstose M.D., 03/13/1990, 90OH04. Hershey Community Archives Oral History Collection, Hershey, PA.

    Oral History Interview with Alma P. Bobb, 11/14/1988, 88OH01. Hershey Community Archives Oral History Collection, Hershey, PA.

    Oral History Interview with Fred Mazzoli, 10/01/1990, 90OH27. Hershey Community Archives Oral History Collection, Hershey, PA.

    Oral History Interview with Harold Brandt, 04/29/2007, 2007OH09. Hershey Community Archives Oral History Collection, Hershey, PA.

    Oral History Interview with Frank D. Horst, 03/15/2006, 2006HS01. Hershey Community Archives Oral History Collection, Hershey, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    Hershey Senior Citizens Writing Project, Box #, Folder #, Hershey Community Archives, Hershey, PA.

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