Long before Facebook wall posts and Twitter feeds, residents of Levittown relied on a weekly newspaper for their local news.
The following excerpt was found in The Levittown Times, circa 1952:
“We [The Levittown Times] have been requested by the Slater family of Levittown to inform new residents that the warranty card for the stove may be found in the broiler, under the chrome rack. Don’t accidentally burn it. It’s important.”
The Levittown Times–”Levittown’s Home Newspaper” was a great resource for residents of the new community. This local paper featured only stories concerning residents of Levittown. Anyone living in another community, would have found this paper of little interest.
Some popular features included an “Around Town”, filled with birth announcements and gossip, along with “For Women Only”, focused on the Levittown woman and her household duties.
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These findings and more are shared by Dr. Chad Kimmel, the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society. His research interests include the Levittown Heritage Oral History Project, Traditions of Deviance Project, and the Pennsylvania Sociological Association Archival Project. To read more, click here :