Dennis Clark (2nd interview)

Title

Dennis Clark (2nd interview)

Description

Dennis Clark (1927-1993) grew up in the Kensington neighborhood in north Philadelphia during the Great Depression. A glazer by profession, Clark's father could rarely find employment during the 1930s, so the family struggled to afford rent or food and moved from one row house to the next to avoid the rent collector. Clark went on to get his doctorate in history at Temple University and to write histories of the Irish in Philadelphia. In his two 1982 interviews, Clark shared memories of his childhood in an Irish community and a history of Kensington's shops and mills.

Identifier

2017oh243_irw011

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Dennis Clark

Sort Priority

0009

Interview Keyword

Kensington (Philadelphia neighborhood)
Labor disputes
Labor movement
Labor unions
Textile mills
Working conditions
Health
Recreation
Women--Employment.
Child labor.
Childhood
Crime.

Indexed By

Dominic Consolo

Files

Clark_OH.jpg


Citation

“Dennis Clark (2nd interview),” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/828.