Charles H. Frazier, Jr. Papers

Collection ID: 
Acc. 273
Date: 
1956-1968
Footage: 
2.35 linear feet (3 boxes)
Collecting Area: 

 

Collection Summary

Title
Charles H. Frazier, Jr. Papers

Dates
1956-1968, bulk 1961-1966   

Collection ID
Acc. 273

Creator
Frazier, Charles H., Jr., 1904-

Quantity
2.35 linear feet (3 boxes)       

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

           

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Charles H. Frazier, Jr., was the son of Mrs. Mary Spring Gardiner Frazier and Dr. Charles Harrison Frazier, a prominent Chestnut Hill brain surgeon. An engineer by profession, Mr. Frazier worked for Philadelphia Gas Works for 25 years. In addition, he was deeply involved in transportation, mental health care, and municipal financial planning, serving on numerous boards and city commissions in Philadelphia.

[1904] Born

[1924] Graduated from Haverford College

[1927] Graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Engineering ?

[1927] Employed by Southwestern Public Service Co., Amarillo, Texas?

[1929] Married Anne Harriss of Amarillo, Texas

[1939-1952] Engineer, Philadelphia Gas Works, a division of United Gas Improvement Co.

[1948] Member, Whitemarsh Township Zoning Board of Adjustment

[1950] Divorced

[1951] President, Pennsylvania Citizens Association for Health and Welfare

[1952] Philadelphia Procurement Commissioner

[1952] Married Mrs. Pauline R. Wright of New York

[1953] Member, Philadelphia Parking Authority

[1953-1955] Assistant to the President, Philadelphia Gas Works

[1953-1960] President, Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc.

[1955] Executive Engineer, Philadelphia Gas Works/United Gas Improvement Co.

[1956] Vice President, United Gas Improvement Co.

[1956] Member, State Advisory Council on Mental Health

[1956] Chairman, Philadelphia Urban Traffic & Transportation Board

[1960] Chairman, Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc.

[1960] Member, Board of Trustees, Philadelphia General Hospital

[1960-1964] Director of Development, Philadelphia Gas Works

[1961] Member, special watchdog commission appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Dilworth to investigate corruption in city government

[1961-1968] Chairman, Board of Trustees, Philadelphia General Hospital

[1964] Public utilities consultant

Description of Collection

The Charles H. Frazier, Jr. Papers consist of 2.35 linear feet and cover the period from 1956 to 1968, with the bulk of the material dating from 1961 to 1966. The collection documents three projects or organizations in which Mr. Frazier was involved: the Comprehensive Mental Health Plan, the Urban Traffic and Transportation Board, and the Tri-Institutional Facilities Program. The collection includes minutes, correspondence, reports, budgets, and other materials relating to the general operations and work of these Philadelphia and statewide projects.

Organization and Arrangement

Series 1. Comprehensive Mental Health Plan, 1958-1966
Series 2. Urban Traffic and Transportation Board, 1956-1964
Series 3. Tri-Institutional Facilities Program, 1961-1968

Series 1. Comprehensive Mental Health Plan. In 1962, Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare Office of Mental Health received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a comprehensive mental health program for the state. As the chairman of Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc., Mr. Frazier was invited by Governor William W. Scranton and Secretary of Public Welfare Arlin M. Adams to participate in this two-year project. He was involved in numerous committees and was the chairman of the Subcommittee on Community Organization. The series covers the period from 1958-1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964-1966.

Series 2. Urban Traffic and Transportation Board. This series documents Mr. Frazier’s involvement in regional transportation planning as chairman of the Urban Traffic and Transportation Board. The Board’s work with the Passenger Service Improvement Corporation and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Compact involved the expansion of commuter train service in the Philadelphia region. The series contains materials dating from 1956-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1962.

Series 3. Tri-Institutional Facilities Program. This series of documents delves into the acquisition, planning, and financial proponents for a new medical center, under the cooperation of three separate entities. These are: (1) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (2) The University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Medical School, and (3) The Philadelphia General Hospital. The purpose of this venture was to construct a multi-million dollar medical facility in West Philadelphia. Its location would be on the grounds of Philadelphia General Hospital, consisting of a 500-unit residence facility for single and married interns, resident physicians of the joining facilities, laundry and parking availabilities. Also presented in this series are reports, financial budgets and analyses, city ordinance, a resolution between the entities, architectural plans for facilities, vehicle, pedestrian, and traffic plans, annual reports, news release from the Mayor’s office, and correspondence between the architects and the advisory committee, of which Mr. Charles H. Frazier, Jr. was a prominent member. The material dates from 1961 to 1968.

 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5623465~S12

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Charles H. Frazier, Jr. Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds intellectual property rights only for material donated to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Charles H. Frazier, Jr. Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Charles H. Frazier, Jr., October, 1976.            

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in May 2014 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.

           

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc.
Philadelphia General Hospital
Pennsylvania. Office of Mental Health
Philadelphia (Pa.). Urban Traffic and Transportation Board
University of Pennsylvania. Hospital
University of Pennsylvania. Medical School

Subjects:
Economic development--Philadelphia (Pa.)
Mental health--Pennsylvania
Urban transportation--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Local transit--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Places:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Architectural drawings
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Press releases
Reports

 

Inventory

Series 1: Comprehensive Mental Health Plan, 1958-1966

 

Series 1. Comprehensive Mental Health Plan. In 1962, Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare Office of Mental Health received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a comprehensive mental health program for the state. As the chairman of Pennsylvania Mental Health, Inc., Mr. Frazier was invited by Governor William W. Scranton and Secretary of Public Welfare Arlin M. Adams to participate in this two-year project. He was involved in numerous committees and was the chairman of the Subcommittee on Community Organization. The series covers the period from 1958-1966, with the bulk of the material dating from 1964-1966.

BOX 1

1 Advisory Planning Committee 1963 and prior
2 Advisory Planning Committee, Folder 1 1964-1965
3 Advisory Planning Committee, Folder 2 1964-1965
4 Executive Committee, Folder 1 1964-1965
5 Executive Committee, Folder 2 1964-1965
6 Membership of Regional Planning Committees 1963
7 Membership of Regional Planning Committees, Folder 1 1964-1965
8 Membership of Regional Planning Committees, Folder 2 1964-1965
9 Community Mental Health Centers 1963-1966
10 Operations of Regional Committees, Folder 1 1964
11 Operations of Regional Committees, Folder 2 1964
12 Operations of Regional Committees, Folder 3 1964
13 Operations of Regional Committees 1965
14 Statistics and Data 1958, 1963-1964
15 Task Forces 1964
16 Task Force on Administration, Finance & Structure 1964
17 Development of Regions 1962-1964
18 Subcommittee on Community Organization 1964-1965
19 Mental Retardation 1964
20 Mental Retardation 1965
21 Legislation 1963-1966

 

Series 2: Urban Traffic and Transportation Board, 1956-1964


Series 2. Urban Traffic and Transportation Board. This series documents Mr. Frazier’s involvement in regional transportation planning as chairman of the Urban Traffic and Transportation Board. The Board’s work with the Passenger Service Improvement Corporation and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Compact involved the expansion of commuter train service in the Philadelphia region. The series contains materials dating from 1956-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1962.

BOX 2

1 General, Correspondence 1958-1961
2 General, Memos, Reports & Position Papers 1958-1962
3 Passenger Service Improvement Corporation 1960
4 Passenger Service Improvement Corporation 1962,1964
5 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Compact 1961-1963
6 Miscellaneous Reports on Transportation 1956, 1958, 1961-1963

 

Series 3: Tri-Institutional Facilities Program, 1961-1968


Series 3. Tri-Institutional Facilities Program. This series of documents delves into the acquisition, planning, and financial proponents for a new medical center, under the cooperation of three separate entities. These are: (1) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (2) The University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Medical School, and (3) The Philadelphia General Hospital. The purpose of this venture was to construct a multi-million dollar medical facility in West Philadelphia. Its location would be on the grounds of Philadelphia General Hospital, consisting of a 500-unit residence facility for single and married interns, resident physicians of the joining facilities, laundry and parking availabilities. Also presented in this series are reports, financial budgets and analyses, city ordinance, a resolution between the entities, architectural plans for facilities, vehicle, pedestrian, and traffic plans, annual reports, news release from the Mayor’s office, and correspondence between the architects and the advisory committee, of which Mr. Charles H. Frazier, Jr. was a prominent member. The material dates from 1961 to 1968.

BOX 3

1 Correspondence 1961-1968
2 Newspaper Clip
3 Proposal Report No. 1 1962
4 Proposal Report No. 2 1963
5 Proposal Report No. 3 1963
6 Proposal Report No. 4 1964
7 Summary Cost Data
8 City Council Ordinance of Philadelphia 1966
9 Proof of Copy 1966
10 Blank Agreement Forms
11 News Release-City of Philadelphia 1965
12 Appropriations Request for Hospital 1964
13 Proposed Tracts for Vehicles and Pedestrians
14 Correspondence for Financial Plans 1963-1965
15 Minutes of Task Force Meetings 1963-1965
16 Home Finance Agency
17 Annual Report 1964