Citizens' Council on City Planning (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Part 1

Collection ID: 
URB 10
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This finding aid is divided into 5 parts:

Part 1: Collection Overview
Part 2: Series I – III
Part 3: Series IV – VI
Part 4: Series VII – X
Part 5: Series XI



The Citizens' Council on City Planning was formed out of the successful effort of various public groups to convince the City of Philadelphia to create a planning commission. The purpose of the Citizens' Council on City Planning was to act as a "watchdog" so as "to preserve the integrity of the plan through different administrations in the city government". Although the avowed purpose of the Citizens' Council did not change over the years, its methods and emphasis did. Chronologically, the history of the Citizens' Council may be divided into three rather distinct periods: 1943-1955--public relations efforts, luncheons and meetings designed to foster public interest in planning, news releases, reports, and newsletters; 1955-1964--work with local and neighborhood organizations and zoning problems; 1965-1970--review and analysis of the City's Capital Programs.



The collection is organized into eleven series:

Series I: History of the Organization. Papers relating to early years 1941-46.
Series II: Newsletters, News Releases, and Reports.
Series III: Committee Materials--Minutes, Reports, and Memoranda.
Series IV: Eastwick Project. The CCCP contracted with the city to "educate" the public on Eastwick Redevelopment.
Series V: Philadelphia Panorama. A display project held at the Convention Center, sometimes referred to as the Philadelphia Exhibition.
Series VI: Member Organization Files. Correspondence with neighborhood and civic groups with membership in the CCCP.
Series VII: Non-Member Organization Files.
Series VIII: Project Files. Materials relating to various events and projects dealing with Philadelphia's development.
Series IX: Zoning Materials. Papers of the zoning alert service sponsored by the CCCP; zoning variance policies.
Series X: City Government. Correspondence.
Series XI: City of Philadelphia. Capital Program review as contracted with CCCP.



Deposited by the organization through Mary Aspin and Edwin H. Folk, Executive Director, 1970. Accession nos. 58, 73.



Corporate Names
Free Library of Philadelphia
Federation of Community Councils (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Germantown Community Council (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia City Policy Committee
Philadelphia General Hospital
Philadelphia Housing Commission
Philadelphia (Pa.). Police Dept.
Philadelphia (Pa.). Redevelopment Authority
Personal Names
Dilworth, Richardson, 1898-1974
Graves, Richard 
Janosik, Edward Gabriel, 1918- 
Lawrence, David Leo, 1889-1966
Wheaton, William L. C. 
Airports -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Citizens' associations -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
City planning -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Express highways -- Pennsylvania
Fire departments -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Playgrounds -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Public health -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Recreation centers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Regional planning -- Philadelphia Metropolitan Area (Pa.)
Urban transportation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Water-supply -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Zoning -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Geographic  Places
Eastwick (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)



This finding aid is divided into 5 parts:

Part 1: Historical Note, Organization and Arrangement, Acquisition Information, Index Terms
Part 2: Series I – III
Part 3: Series IV – VI
Part 4: Series VII – X
Part 5: Series XI