Dennis Clark (1st interview)

Title

Dennis Clark (1st interview)

Description

Dennis Clark (1927-1993) grew up in the Kensington neighborhood of 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

2017oh244_irw012

Interviewer

Charles Hardy
Debora Kodish

Interviewee

Dennis Clark

Sort Priority

0008

Interview Keyword

Childhood
Recreation
Motion pictures.
Holidays.
Christmas.
Stores
Religion
Poor
Race relations

Indexed By

Nicolette Boyd

Files

clark_OH2.jpg


Citation

“Dennis Clark (1st interview),” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/866.