Podcast Episode 33 – A Eugenic Institution in Progressive America

Chelsea Chamberlain discusses her research on the history of Pennsylvania’s Elwyn School.

Episode Image: Black and white engraving of Elwyn School. The image shows a large four-storey building with several wings, sitting on manicured grounds. Several people walk on paths in front of the building. The engraving is labelled “Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children.”
Source: Free Library of Pennsylvania (https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/44367)

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About Our Guest

Chelsea D. Chamberlain is a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a MA from the University of Montana and is on the advisory board of the Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance.