Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Records, Series V: Audio-Visual Material

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Record Group 696
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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:
  • 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

Scope & Content Note.
This series consists of photographs, tapes, audio and video cassettes, films and slides on a variety of GPCA activities. Materials can be found in boxes 41-42 and the general Urban Archives audio-visual collection.

Deposit made by Mr. Monny Schlotzhauer on February 16, 1989.


Box 41
Audio Magnetic Tapes
GPCA Membership Meeting, June 10, 1975
Public Service Announcements, September 18, 1978 (Text Included)
Cassette Tapes
Fund Raising Conference, February 6, 1975 (2 tapes)
MCM Radio Interviews with Dennis Hazam, December 12 for Airing on Kaleidoscope
MICO Program--Tom Burns Presentation
Executive Committee, January 19, 1984
Executive Committee, Summer 1976
GPCA Annual Meeting, 1978, 1979
Phoebe Marshall, n.d.
Press Panel, April 8, 1975
Public Service Announcements Donated by the Philadelphia Electric Co. (Gerry Shaffer), Taped February 1977 by Irv Solomon
Report by David Speedie and Cora Mirkatavia
Cable Seminar, September 15, 1982
Cultural Tourism PMA, March 22, 1985,
Robert Scott, Eduardo Garcia, Carol Brown,
Patrick McMahon--Parts 1 and 2 (2 tapes)
Forum, n.d. (2 tapes)
GPCA Management Series, "You and Your Members", September 28, 1983
Popular Culture Series/"Gothic Romance" and Television Heroes
"Starting a Program", Bunnie Coulter, n.d.
"Tourism Industry: Approaches and Practices", Panel Discussion, n.d.
Unidentified (8 tapes)
Computer Tapes
Unidentified, 8mm

Box 42
Hilton Productions, 8mm Films
"Arts and Alternatives in Education", n.d.
"Happenings", n.d.
"Spirit Movement", n.d.
Video Cassettes
"State of the Arts" New Years Show,
February 3, 1983
"State of the Arts" Program, Hosted by Liz Matt,
The Arts Magazine of New Jersey, 1983
3 Temple University Spots, June 3, 1982
(See General Urban Archives Photography Collection)
Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance, "Orpheus" Production, n.d.
Attenders at the "Art Advocacy" Seminar, November 17, 1982
"Culture and Media" Conference Held at University of Pennsylvania, November 20, 1980, (Text Included)
Dedication Ceremony of New Gallery and Classroom Space for the Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey, July 10, 1986
Goberman, John, Director of Media Development, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, n.d.
Group Photograph of Ed Garcia, GPCA Executive Director and Joel Brown, Published in Philadelphia Magazine, 1983
Huntingdon Trio, n.d.
Nagy, Ivan, Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Ballet Company
National Choral Council, "Messiah Sing-in", Held 1986-1987, at the Academy of Music
1983 Corporate Award for the Advancement of the Visual Arts, Award Winners (Text Included)
Original Pencil Drawing for "Through the Looking Glass", by Sir John Tenniel, 1987
Phila-Festival, May 11-20, 1973
Group Motion Multi-Media Dance Theater
Phila-Festival, 1980
Dance Theatre Workshop
Philadelphia Orchestra Composers (Text Included), 1986
Smithsonian Institute Employees, 1979
Sokoloff, Boris, n.d.
Ticketbooth, 1986
Wimmer, Wimmer and Dance Inc., 1979-1980
Miscellaneous Unidentified (2 folders)
(See General Slide Collection of the Urban Archives)
Cultural Connection Booth
Phila-Festival, April 25-May 25, 1975
Ticketbooth, 1985-1987
File Box A, Miscellaneous, Identified
File Box B, Miscellaneous, Identified
Folders, Miscellaneous, Unidentified