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Jack McCarthy

Jack McCarthy is a certified archivist and longtime Philadelphia area archival/historical consultant. He is currently directing a project for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania focusing on the archival collections of the Philadelphia region’s many small historical institutions. He recently concluded work as consulting archivist and researcher for the audio documentary Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio and as consulting archivist for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2012-2013 Leopold Stokowski centennial celebration. Jack has a master’s degree in music history from West Chester University and is particularly interested in the history of Philadelphia music. He is also involved in Northeast Philadelphia history. He is Co-founder of the Northeast Philadelphia History Network and serves as Director of the Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame.

“Dr. Sangrado” in Hart’s Cemetery, Rattling the Dead

October 19, 2011  |  Vantage

The Friends of Poquessing Creek work to salvage a forgotten 328-year old cemetery in the Northeast > more

Seashore Of The Northeast

Seashore Of The Northeast

October 6, 2011  |  Vantage

With a Wawa rising on the former site of Boulevard Pools, time to revisit one of the first great pool spots in the nation > more

Abolitionist's Dreamland

Abolitionist’s Dreamland

September 30, 2011  |  Vantage

Finding the real history of Robert Purvis > more

Liddonfield Gone, Northeast Village Lingers (in memory)

Liddonfield Gone, Northeast Village Lingers (in memory)

September 22, 2011  |  Vantage

A tale of two post World War II public housing projects in Northeast Philadelphia > more

Spirit of Holme

Spirit of Holme

September 14, 2011  |  Vantage

A historic school in Northeast Philly, established through the generosity of Thomas Holme, Pennsylvania's first Surveyor General, is saved, to be renovated. > more