Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 601
Date: 
1913-1985
Footage: 
13 cubic feet
Collecting Area: 

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Chestnut Street Association was chartered on May 11, 1914 as a non.profit, voluntary, autonomous, bipartisan group. It was formed to protect individual business and to safeguard the economic position and mercantile investments of merchants along Chestnut Street from river to river. The Association has been dedicated to the protection of its interests and furtherance of business potential for Chestnut Street.

The Association promotes the improvement of all conditions for Chestnut Street through its membership. The group functions independently of other groups. Its officers and directors volunteer their services. Elections are held annually and board meetings are regular. Members contact the office of the executive secretary to bring attention to any immediate matters.

Through the efforts of the Association, a number of improvements have been made along Chestnut Street. This includes the appearance and decor of the street, the flow of traffic and the beautification and improvement of Chestnut Street.
 

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT

This collection has been arranged into seven series.

Series I: Administrative: Consists of board minutes from 1913 to 1975, annual reports from 1937 to 1973, by.laws, charters, committee minutes, and the correspondence of the executive secretary, director, and president. Other materials include lists of officers and directors, program projects and other records.

Series II: Budget and Finance: This series consists of financial records, audits, banking transactions and treasurer's reports (1936.1972).

Series III: Committees: Contains the minutes of various committees within the Association and how they function along with their purposes and goals.

Series IV: Membership: Contains bulletins, correspondence to directors, committees, drives, dues and other records relating to the membership.

Series V: Projects: Various projects undertaken by the Association are represented in this series. Most notable are the "man of the year" award dinner and holiday decorations (related material can also be found in Series III).

Series VI: Sales, Promotion & Advertising: Contains all materials and correspondence relating to sales promotion and advertising.

Series VII: Subject Files: Contains material on important issues such as Chestnut Street Mall, bonds, bi.centennial exposition, contracts complaints, security, newsstands, police checks, Sunday selling and related topics.

 

ACQUISITION INFORMATION


Deposited by Duane Long, Chestnut Street Association, October 1985.
 

INVENTORY
 

Series I. Administrative

Box 1
Board Minutes
Oct.7, 1913. Oct.6, 1921
Oct.25, 1921. June 5, 1930
Sept. 25, 1930. Feb. 11, 1940
Feb. 8, 1940 (cont'd. Feb. 5, 1948
Jan. 6, 1949. Jan. 8, 1959
Feb. 5, 1959. Nov. 15, 1962
Feb. 4, 1963. Dec. 21, 1966
Feb. 2, 1967. Nov. 20, 1969
Scrap Book
Journal. Receipts, Sept., 1948. Mar., 1958

Box 2
Peter Abrams
President Robert P. Abrams
Amalgamation of Chestnut St. and Walnut St. Associations, 1953.1955
Annual Reports, 1973.1954
Annual Reports, 1951.1937
Board Meeting. Minutes, 1936
Board Meeting. Promotion committee
Board Minutes
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
Board of Directors, 1964.1960
Board of Directors Meetings
1965
1962
1959
1958
By.Laws
Charter
Chestnut St. Association. Program for 1964
Committees, 1978
Committees, 1969
Corporation Deposit
Directors, 1953
Executive Committee, 1958.1968
Executive Committee, Aug. 16, 1962
Executive Committee Meetings, Fiscal, 1970
Executive Committee Meeting, 1959.1969
Executive Secretary's Reports
1945.1949
1943.1944
1940.1942
1937.1939
Meetings, 1970.74
Personal Correspondence of Robert B. Knox, Executive Secretary
1973.74
1971
1971, 1976
Correspondence/ Robert Knox, 1970.72
B. Newall, Director, 1965.66
B. Newall, Director, 1964
Nominating Committee, 1929.1978
Officers and Director, 1970
Jack Pearson, President, 1975
Jack Pearson, President, 1960.74
President's Reports, 1959. 1/31/67
Program. Projects, 1965
Recognitions & Resolutions
Records, 1960
R.M. Joline. 1st V.P.. 1970

Box 3
Records, 1958
Records (Board of Directors Meetings, Membership
Meetings, Activity Reports, Minutes of Annual,
Meetings, Treasurer's Reports, Etc.), 1954
Records (continued), 1959
Secretary


Series II. Budget and Finance

Acct. Rec. 1970
Audit, 1968
Audit. Fiscal Year, 1967
Audit. Fiscal Year, 1963
Bank Deposits, 1979
Deposits, 1978.79
Bank Deposits, 1978
Bank Deposits, 1977
Deposits, 1977
Bank Deposits
1976
1976
Deposits, 1975.76
Bank Deposits, 1975
Bank Deposits
1974
1974
1973
1972
1971
Bank Deposits. Fiscal
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963.64
Bank Deposits
1962
1961
1960

Box 4
Bank Deposit Slips, 1959
Bank Statements, 1973
Bills1958
Bills Payable. Fiscal, 1968
Bills Paid. Fiscal Year
1967
1966
1965
1964
Bills Payable
1978.79
1977
1975.76
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
Fiscal, 1969
Bills Paid
1961
1960
Budget, 1970
Budgets, 1946.1962
Cash Receipts and Disbursements
1942.1952
1953
Check Record (Bills Paid)
2/61.1/62
1962.1/63
2/63.1/64
Checks written, 1978.1979
Comprehensive Plan. Last Quarter Fiscal Year, 1965
Federal Income Tax Fiscal, 1950.59
Financial Statements
1975.79
1970
Financial Statements, Fiscal, 1966
Financial Statements, Fiscal
1963.1965
1963
1962
1961
1959.60
Financial Statement for Jan, 1960 (1959)
Financial Statements & Audits of prior years 1958.1965
Financial Statements, 1/31/33
Fiscal Year Balance & Trial Balance Sheets, 1964.65

Box 5
Ledger Sheets
1965
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1951.52
1950
1948.49
1937.44
Pennsylvania Unemployment compensation tax
Pennsylvania Unemployment compensation tax
Philadelphia Wage tax, 1968.1974
Philadelphia. Wage Tax
Philadelphia. Wage Tax
Receipts and disbursements, 1953.1960
Report of increases in wages, salaries and/or other compensation, 1950
Withholding tax
Tax form US 990
Taxes 1959.
Taxes. 1963
Treasurer's Files, 1960.61
Treasurer's Reports
1971.72
1969.70
Treasurer
1967.70
1963.64
Treasurer's Report
1958.60
1954.62
Treasurer's Files, 1948.59
Treasurer's Reports, 1950.51
Treasurer's Files. Financial Reports
Treasurer's of Chestnut St. Association, 1943.44
Treasurer's Reports, 1936.54


Series III. Committees

Box 6
Art Commission
Art Committee Guidelines
Auditing Committee, 1964, 65, 69
City Planning Committee
City Planning Committee, 1963.64
Contract Hol. Dec.
Convention Decorations, 1955.57
Decoration Committee
1966
1963
1958.1961
Easter Promenade Committee, 1972
Easter Promenade News Clippings, 1972
50th Anniversary, 1963.64
Flower Committee, 1965
Golden Anniversary Committee, 1964
Golden Anniversary Newspaper Clippings, 1964
Golden Anniversary Membership Meeting, 1964
Holiday Decoration Program. Subs
1967
1967, 1900 Block
Holiday Decoration Contract
Information
1965
Legislation
Legislative Committee, 1967.69
Parking Committee
Parking, Traffic & Transportation
1969.70
1964.65
Parking, Traffic & Transportation
1963
1962.63
com., 1963
1959.61
Newsclippings
Parking Folder's & Decals, 1957
Planning Committee
Plans & Projects Committee, 1944
Planters. Chestnut Street, 1963

Box 7
Security Committee, 1974
Security, 1961
Streets and Services, 1969.70
Traffic Committee, 1946.51
Transitway Committee, 1974
Transportation & Parking, 1967


Series IV. Membership

Bulletins
Extras
1958.61
Special Bulletins, 1953.57
Bulletins, 1962.1964
Bulletins, 1947
Bulletin Material, 1969.1974
Monthly bulletin
(A)
(B)
(C)
CSA News
Correspondence to CSA Members
(A)
(B)
(C)
Correspondence to the membership
Dues Survey, 1959
Meetings, 1968
Membership
1962.63
1958.59
Applications. 1967
Applications. 1966
Applications. 1965
Applications. 1964
Applications. 1959.60
Cancellations, 1974

Box 8
Membership Committee, 1964
Membership Committee
Membership com. Meeting, Apr.5, 1967
Membership Directory..1959, 60, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75.
Membership Directory..Registration and Correspondence,
1968
1969
1970
1971
1973
Membership, 1959.60
Membership Drive, 1959.60
Membership Drive, 1939.1955
Membership Dues
Owed, 1978.79
1964
Receivable, 1969
1937.60
Membership Ledger Sheets, 1962 & 1963
Membership Letters, 1974
Membership Lists, 1954
Members Lost Fiscal Year, 1965
Membership New, 1970
Membership Records, 1967
Membership Records, 1961,62
Membership Resignations
1967
1966
1965
1963
1962
1961
1961
Member Solicit, 1969.70
Membership Survey, 1959
Spring Membership Meeting, 1970


Series V. Projects

Chestnut Street Promotion. Sep., 1961
Chestnut Street Downtown Promotion, 11/28/68
Christmas, 1959.64
Christmas Decorations
1972.76
1964
1963
South 13th St.
1961 Christmas Contracts. Rejects
Christmas Decorations
1961
1954.56
Christmas Decorations Committee, 1958.61
Easter Floralia, 1973

Box 9
Flags, 1970
Floralia Promotion, 1968
Flower Baskets, 1970
Flowers & Fashion, 1969.70
5th Man of Year.Honorary Com., 1963
5th Annual Man of Year Dinner. Financial, 1962
Honorary Committee Tenth Annual Man of Year Dinner,
1961. 1969
Man of the Year
1972
1971
1970
1969
1963
1954.60
Printing, 1954.65
Statement, 1959.60
Mother of the Year, 1957
Music Festival Promotion, 1958
Ride Home Free on PTC, 1964
250th Anniversary of Chestnut Street
1956
Newspaper Clippings, 1956


Series VI. Sales, Promotion & Advertising

Box 10
Ad Material, 1984.85
Ad Material, 1984
Ads . Sales promotion/ADVG
Institutional Sales Promotion/ADVG Program Report,
1962.1963
Production File
1963.66
1961.65
Promotion Committee, 1955.57
Promotion & Advertising Committee, 1960
Sales Promotion & Advertising
1965
1963.64
1961
Com., 1961
Clippings
Sales Promotion & News Clippings
WDVR
WPBS, 1968
WPBS, 1968.70
Chestnut Street Week, 9/6.11, 1965


Series VII. Subject Files

Box 11
Action Program, 1962
Action Program, 1962 (continued)
Better Break, 1968
Bi.Centennial Exposition, 1965.76
Bond Issues, 1969
C Miscellaneous, 1969
Chestnut Street Association, 1965.71
Bridge, 1958.59
Mall, 1961.63
Mall, 1966.69
Mall, Conference. Bacon, Sept. 6, 1967
Mall, Rafsky, Aug. 18, 1967
Mall, Interviews, 1965
Mall, News Pub., 1966
Mall, News Clippings, 1963.64
Mall, 1963.66
Mall, News Clippings, 1965.68
Mall, Publicity.News Clippings, 1963
Mall, Resolution. June 3, 1965
Mall, Study, 1965
"Chestnut Street Shopper", 12/35
"Chestnut Street Voice", "Philly Life", 1982
Citizens' Council on City Planning
1965
1961.63
City Planning Newsclippings & Brochures, 1963.65
Committees, 1965
Contracts
Copy
Corleto Conference, 1967.69
Complaints, 1969.74
Cooke Dinner, 1954
Crosstown, 1969
D Miscellaneous, 1969
Driveways, 1950.51
Driveway 1000 Block, 1950
F Miscellaneous, 1969
Forrest Theatre Case, 1934
Forms
G Miscellaneous, 1966.69
H Miscellaneous, 1969
Maude Harget, 1943
Holiday Bus, 1965
I.J Miscellaneous, 1965.68
HUD, 1973

Box 12
Insurance
1970.78
1966.69
1963.69
Inventory, 1958.68
Job Opportunity Cooperating Committee
K Miscellaneous, 1963.68
L Miscellaneous, 1968.69
Lease, 1958.75
Liberty Bell, 1973
Lighting, 1926.29
Magazines.."Center City Philadelphian", 1963.66
"Philadelphia Magazine", 1965, 67
Miscellaneous
Mayor's Conference, 1968
Menus
Minicar Mass Transit System Final Report on Phase I,
12/68
Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper Clippings
Newsstands, 1936.1963
#2304
P Miscellaneous
Pact, 1970's
Pact, 1969
Pact.Minutes
1976.78
1974.75
1973
1970.73
Pact officers & member agencies, 1971.72
Parking
Parking lot members, 1974
Pearson Sporting Goods
Penn Center Stadium Inc., 1964
Pennsylvania Railroad. N.Y. Excursions, 1955.59
Personnel, 1961.71
Philadelphia Bi.Centennial Corp., 1969
Philadelphia City Council..Bills
Philadelphia City Council..Journal Entries

Box 13
Philadelphia City Planning Commission, 1961.62
Philadelphia Merchants Association
Philadelphia Sales Tax, 1965
Pilot Study, 1970.71
Police Checks, 1965.70
Post Office Permits, 1960.64
Post Office
PTC Strike, 1967
Public Ledger Building
R Miscellaneous, 1963.68
Reports
S Miscellaneous, 1967.68
Septa Hearing, March 9, 1970
Signs
1932
1933.34
Stadium
Proposed Location, 1964.65
1961
Newspaper Clippings, 1961.67
Survey. Location. Sep., 1964
Store Hours, 1968.75
Sunday Sales, 1972
Sunday Selling, 1965
Survey Results, 1958
T Miscellaneous, 1 963.1968
Traffic Problems
1939.44
Newspapers Clippings
Tree Program, 1960.68
U.V Miscellaneous, 1967.68
W Miscellaneous, 1966.68
Weather . Open Letter, 1962.65
Weather Newspaper Clippings
World Affairs Council
X.Z Miscellaneous, 1963.69

Box 14 OVERSIZE
Oversized Posters, Drawings, Plans, etc.