CLOSED MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY WITH PERMISSION OF THE DONOR
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (GPCA) was founded in 1972 by nine leading Philadelphia cultural institutions: The Academy of Music, Academy of Natural Sciences, The Franklin Institute, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Library Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Orchestra Association and The Philadelphia Zoological Garden.
The leaders of these organizations originally came together in early 1972 to coordinate historical and cultural events for the Bicentennial Celebration of 1976. From these interactions an idea evolved to band together permanently to share mutual concerns and solve common problems among Philadelphia area cultural institutions. Through its sponsorship of numerous programs and activities, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance also sought to arouse public awarness, participation and financial support for the humanities, arts and sciences in the Delaware Valley region.
Organized into seven series:
Scope & Content Note.
- Series I: Administration (Box 1-8)
- Series II: Departments (Box 8-13)
- Series III: Membership Services (Box 14-34)
- Series IV: Organizations (Box 35-40)
- Series V: Audio-Visual Material (Box 41-42)
- Series VI: Miscellaneous (Box 43)
- Series VII: Closed Files
This series contains award certificates, oversize appointment and events log book, and floor plans for the GPCA Ticketbooth Project.Deposit made by Mr. Monny Schlotzhauer on February 16, 1989.