PhillyU’s Roxboro House Now A Repository For Arlen Specter’s Papers

 

Photo: Brad Larrison, for NewsWorks

Arlen Specter Center for Public Service | Photo: Brad Larrison, for NewsWorks

  • NewsWorks stops by Philadelphia University’s campus for a sneak peek at the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service in the Roxboro House near School House Lane & Henry Avenue. The $4 million project–made possible by a Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Program grant and by private donations–will house a half-century’s worth of the late US Senator’s papers, chronicling important moments of American political life. The Center, to open officially on September 11, will provide current-events programming for the general public, and, in time, will include a research component.
  • Orphans Court Judge Joseph D. O’Keefe ruled on Friday that the board that oversees the administration of Girard College must not suspend the school’s boarding or secondary education programs come next fall, reports The Inquirer. While the board has warned that depleted finances would otherwise cause Girard to close within 25 years, O’Keefe opines that Stephen Girard’s last will and testament is explicit enough to require the programs’ retention. Board spokesman Kevin Feeley could not say if the ruling would be appealed.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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