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Collection Number: UA.02.001

Repository: La Salle University Archives

Title: Joseph E. Hill papers

Date: 2010

Extent: 0.5 Linear feet

Language: English

Scope and Contents: This collection consists of a memoir and an unpublished, unperformed play written by Joseph E. Hill. The 400 page memoir, entitled, The Wrong Side of the Tracks was completed in 2010. It describes his early life growing up in an Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood and his struggles with his alcoholic father. Later the memoir chronicles his time at La Salle College, from which he graduated in 1960, and his years as a teacher in Philadelphia. The play, Pearse, is an historical drama about the fictional Padraic Henry Pearse's involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin in 1916.

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2015

Guide to the Joseph E. Hill papers

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