Document Collection

Finding Aid for the George (“Pat”) Moran Collection
Personal memorabilia, reminiscences, and genealogical notes, (1 box).

George Francis Moran graduated from Tredyffrin-Easttown High School in 1928. He grew up in Berwyn and eventually moved to California where he worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. He donated this collection in 1987 and 1988. (Catalogued 2011.)

Folder 1: The collection includes printed matter as follows: T-E High School score card for Thanksgiving Day football game, 1927; football schedule for 1927; boys basketball schedules, 1927 and 1928; program for play “All of a Sudden Peggy,” 1928; 3 membership cards for the Berwyn Fire Company, 1937-38 and 1940-41; obituary card for Sarah H. Moran, died 1958, and Berwyn Trust bank books for her trust fund, 1950-59; announcement cards for University of Baltimore spring dance, 1932 and 1933; card for Immaculata College Senior Ball, 1935; membership cards for Main Line Democratic Club, 1934-35; newspaper clippings on Robert E. Pattison, Sr., a former governor of PA, and Robert E. Pattison, Jr.; the Main Line Baseball League; humorous newspaper article titled “Men” by Helen Rowland; article on the village of Leopard near Berwyn.

Folder 2: The collection also includes photographs: 7 of the 1928 T-E High School trip to Washington D. C.; 8 of T-E High School students 1912, and 1913; Anna Moran, teacher at Howellville, and Helen Bracken, teacher at the Leopard school; Helen Smith; photographs of Moran’s classmates, 1927-28; his brother Charles and other family; Bertha Neiman and family members; Mrs. Wilson, a T-E teacher; Otto Taverner; “Chick” Peoples. There are also a few photographs in folder 3. There is a photograph of George Moran printed on his donation letter.

Folder 3: a few items of correspondence with TE History Club President Robert Goshorn, some of which contain Moran’s reminiscences of Berwyn history or residents. There are also eleven pages of typed notes on persons or places in Berwyn with several photographs attached.

Folder 4: The Moran donation also includes his genealogical notes on two families. There are notes on Aaron Foulke, his wife’s ancestor, with a photocopy of a printed history titled “Genealogical Tables Showing the Descent of Edward and Eleanor Foulke,” compiled by Edwin Rhodes Booth, 1898. There is also a typescript of notes on the Timothy Moran family, dated 1951.

Cheryl Leibold