Regional Planning Federation of the Philadelphia Tri-State District Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 330
Date: 
1924-1941
Footage: 
44 cubic feet
Collecting Area: 

Subjects:

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Regional Planning Federation of the Philadelphia Tri State District had its beginnings in the meetings of a group of municipal reformers at the City Club in early 1924. Their goal was the development of a comprehensive regional planning program for the Philadelphia Tri-State district and in May 1928 the Regional Planning Federation was incorporated.

The major accomplishment of the federation was the publication of the Regional Plan for the Philadelphia Tri-State District in 1932 and the various surveys taken in preparation for the Plan. In the years following the publication of the plan the Federation became increasingly overshadowed by the various New Deal agencies and finally suspended its activities indefinitely in 1941.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT

The records of the Regional Planning Federation contain 44 cubic feet of material divided into seven series as follows:

  • Series I: Board of Directors and Executive Material (2 1/2 cu. ft.)
  • Series II: Overall Planning (2 1/2 cu. ft.)
  • Series III: Specific Planning Areas (9 cu. ft.)
  • Series IV: Conferences and Special Projects (8 cu. ft.)
  • Series V: General Operations (13 cu. ft.)
  • Series VI: Outside Agencies and Organizations (5 cu. ft.)
  • Series VII: Newspaper Clippings (1 1/2 cu. ft.)


Series I. Board of Directors and Executive Material. Contains material pertaining to the establishment of the Federation such as the Regional Planning Committee, Constitution and By-Laws plus Board of Directors and Executive Committee Correspondence and Minutes and Presidential and Executive Director's material.

Series II. Overall Planning. Contains material relating to overall planning in the entire Tri-State region such as the comprehensive Plans and Technical Advisory Committees, Consultants and Planning Staff.

Series III. Specific Planning Areas. Consists of material relating to specific planning areas as opposed to the overall picture; the largest collection of material being Aviation, Highways, Parks and Parkways, Port and Rail, and Sanitation and Water.

Series IV. Conferences and Special Projects. Consists of material from various conferences, the bulk of the material being from the Planning Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in April 1936, plus the Parks, Passenger Traffic, and Sanitation and Water Supply Surveys. The Series also contains material on the organization, publication and presentation of the Regional Plan.

Series V. General Operations. Contains material on the day to day operations of the Federation such as financial and legislative material, publicity; general correspondence, and the various yearly campaigns.

Series VI. Outside Agencies and Organizations. Consists of material pertaining to various organizations and agencies with which the Federation had contacts for the purpose of gathering or dispensing information or for assistance in various projects.

Series VII. Newspaper Clippings. Contains miscellaneous clip
pings on various subjects.


SEPARATED MATERIAL

Photographs have been removed to thRegional Planning Federation of the Philadelphia Tri-State District Photograph Collection (PC-22).

 

INVENTORY
 

Series I: Board of Directors and Executive Material

Box 1

Regional Planning Committee, Forerunner of the Regional Planning Federation, 1924-1927
Annual Meeting
Correpondence, 1928-1931, 1933 (5 folders)
Minutes, October 31, 1928; October 31, 1929; November 7-11, 1930; November 12, 1930; 1931; May 11, 1933 (10 folders)
Remarks, n.d.
By-Laws
By-Laws, Proposed Amendments
Board of Directors
Correspondence, 1928-1935, 1937 (9 folders)
Members 1928, n.d.
Members' Resignations, 1932
Minutes, 1926-1927; June 14, 1928; November 16, 1928; 1929; October 2-November 12, 1930; May 19, 1931, May 11, 1933 (9 folders)
Organization Questionnaire on Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Reactions to Wetherill's Resignation, 1932
Resolutions
Charter
Executive Committee
Correspondence, 1928-1932; January 7-November 3, 1933; January 10-October 20, 1934;
March 19, 1935-1937 (15 folders)

Box 2

Correspondence, 1938, 1939
Conference Notes
Joint Meeting with Steering Committee
Correspondence, June 13, 1929
Material
Members, 1929
Memos, 1927
Minutes, 1927-1933, 1935-1939 (12 folders)
Subcommittee on Continuing Organization
General, 1934-1936
Correspondence, 1938-1939 (2 folders)
Subcommittee on Policies and Principles, 1931
Continuing Organization Material, 1932
Material in Regards to Transfer of Records to the University of Pennsylvania, 1939
Executive Director, Connell, W.H. Article, "Presentation of...Plan," 1932
Correspondence, August 1928-1934 (12 folders)
Jones, J.P., 1938-1939
Insurance Data, December 1928-June 1932
Memos, 1929-1933 (3 folders)
Reports, 1928-1930 (2 folders)

Box 3

Reports, 1934-1935, 1937-1938 (2 folders)
Shore Conference Notes, 1931
Statements (2 folders)
Undated Report
Nominating Committee, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
Correspondence, 1931, 1933 (2 folders)
President
Badger, Herbert, 1932-1933
Lauer, Conrad, 1936
Wetherill, S.P.
Articles, 1932 (2 folders)
Correspondence, 1928-1932, 1937-1939 (2 folders)
President Hoover, Letter, 1932
Memos, October 9, 1929; May 1, 1933 (2 folders)
Presentation of Wetherill for Bok Award, 1931
Speeches, November 14, 1929; June 17, 1932 (2 folders)
Statement, July 6, 1932

Series II: Overall Planning

Box 4

Comprehensive Plans Committee
Correspondence, 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Meetings, 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Members, December 11, 1930
Reports, 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Webster, George S.
Consultants
Correspondence, General
Meetings with Staff
Memos, 1929
Knowles, Morriss, Correspondence, 1928-1931 (4 folders)
Lewis, Harold M., Correspondence
Nolen, John
Correspondence, 1928-1931 (4 folders)
Reports
Technical Advisory Corporation
Ford, George
General
Address
Stein, Clarence
General
Correspondence, 1929
Unevin, Raymond
Acknowledgements of Notes and Impressions on Visit, 1929
Report, December 1929
County Engineers (2 folders)
Planning
Address by Chevalier, May 20, 1932
Correspondence, 1920-1932, 1934-1938 (4 folders)
County Planning
Description of Regional Planning
General, 1931-1933 (2 folders)
Government finances (taxes, etc.), 1928-1931 (2 folders)
Mapping, Survey and Planning Procedure
Planning Primer
Preliminary Suggestions
Projects, 1928, 1932 (2 folders)
Prominent Men
Regional Plan of New York, copies
Reports, 1926-1934 (3 folders)

Box 5

Reports, since 1934
Reports Cross Index
What is Needed
Progress Letter, Fund for Regional Planning, 1928
Preliminary Plan
Correspondence, June 1929-August 1930 (2 folders)
Engineers, 1930 (7 folders)
Meetings
Bucks and Montgomery Counties
Chester and Delaware Counties
Delaware State
New Jersey
Newspaper Editors
Public Officials
Memos
Staff
Addresses
Correspondence
Adams
Black, September 1928-February 1929
Follin, 1930
Merrill, 1928-1932
Nolen, 1931-1932
Tillinghast, 1930-1934
Wallis, 1928-1933
Woodruff, 1930
Daily Reports
Hammond, 1928-1929
General, 1932
Field Contacts
Field Reports, 1929-1932
Tillinghast, 1932
Wallis, 1932
Meetings, 1929-1931
Memos, 1932-1935 (3 folders)
Progress Charts, Assistant Office Manager, McMahon, 1930
Progress Reports
Assistant Planning Engineer
Merrill, 1928-1931 (5 folders)
Nolen, 1928-1931 (5 folders)
Assistant Research Engineer, Snowden
Chief Engineer, Black
Field Representative, Tillingast, 1929-1931 (4 folders)
Head Stenographer, Bruce, 1930-1931
Librarian, Trachsel, 1929-1930
Office Manager, Lennox (Saunders), 1930-1931
Planning Engineer, Woodruff, 1929-1931 (4 folders)
Publicity Director, Hill, 1929-1931 (4 folders)
Research Engineer, Wallis, 1929-1931 (6 folders)
Rothrock, 1929
Survey Committee (2 folders)
Surveyors
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Certificate for Members
Correspondence, 1928-1929 (2 folders)

Box 6

Correspondence, 1930-1933, 1936-1937 (4 folders)
Meetings, 1931
Members, n.d., 1928 (2 folders)
Members and Procedures, 1929-1930
Memos
Minutes, 1925-1932 (2 folders)
Planning Suggestions
Possible Members
Subcommittees, 1926
Workers Committee, February 3, 1928; April 24-July, 1928 (2 folders)

Series III: Specific Planning Areas

Box 7

Agriculture, 1928-1931
Air Pollution, 1929-1933 (3 folders)
Annexation
Architectural and Historical
General, 1928-1932 (2 folders)
Mr. Kelsey's Suggestions
Automobile, 1930-1931
Aviation
Airport and Airplane Ownership, Pennsylvania, 1931
Airports, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
Airports and Airways, 1934-1936
Airports and Airways Locations
Airports, Land Value
Associations for Development of Aviation
Aviation Committee, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
General, October 1928-1932 (3 folders)
Local
Meetings, 1928-1929
Philadelphia Airport, 1928-1929, 1938 (2 folders)
Philadelphia Airport Survey, Engineers Suggestions Prices, etc., 1928
RPF
Correspondence, Printers, Bids, Mailing List
Publicity, 1930
Reports
Ford, Bacon and Davis
RPF
Requests for Booklets

Box 8

Bridges
Burlington-Bristol, 1928-1930
Burlington, 1931
Committee
General, 1928-1934 (4 folders)
Philadelphia and Camden, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Tacony-Palmyra, 1928-1929
Bucks County Planning
Buildings
Architectural Control
Building Codes, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
General, 1928-1930
General Data, 1931
Grouping of (Civic Centers)
Burlington County Planning, 1934
Business Recovery, 1932-1933 (2 folders)
Camden County Planning, 1934
Charts, Maps and Graphs, Miscellaneous, of Planning Areas
Chester County Planning, 1934-1937
City Planning
General, -1930
Philadelphia, -1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Committee Members
Committees, Miscellaneous
Minutes, 1931
Suggested Personnel
Suggestions for County Committees
Construction
Delaware Canal, 1935, 1938
Delaware County Day Committee, 1927
Delaware County Planning, 1933-1934
Delaware River Bridge Approch Committee, 1925
Delaware River Crossing, 1935-1938
Development, 1931
Economic and Social Survey
Financial, 1929
General, 1929-1930 (2 folders)
Frankford Creek, 1938
Freight Traffic
Freight Transportation, 1934
General Industrial, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
General Industrial Data and Reports
General Industries, 1935
Gloucester County Planning, 1934, 1936
Haycock Township Survey, 1937
Highways
Access Highway for Trenton, 1929
Beautification, Outdoor, Advertising, Billboards, etc., 1936-1937
Bridle Paths, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
By-Pass, July 1928-1931 (6 folders)

Box 9

By-Pass #2, 1930-1931
Publicity and Meeting
Chase and Stewart, Data, Highway Maintenance, 1934
Conference with State Highway Department, Harrisburg, January 8, 1931
Committee on Tri-State Highway Development, 1925
Connell, W.H.
Highway Data, American Road Building, etc., 1931
International Road Congress, 1930
Detroit Inspection Trip, September 23, 1930
Expenditures, 1931
General, February 1928-1937 (9 folders)
Grade Crossings, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
Highway Committee, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
Highway Data
Connell, W.H., 1925-1930
Engineers Club of Philadelphia
Highway Inspection Trip, April 24, 1931
Highway Meetings, 1927-1928, October 1930- January 1931 (3 folders)
Highway Publication Committee, 1931
Highway Mileage Data, 1931

Box 10

Highway Research Abstracts
Highway Safety Conference, September 21-22, 1937
Industrial Highway, 1938
Literature, Maps, Programs, etc.
Motor Vehicles, 1931
Preservation of Trees, etc., 1930
Preservation, etc., 1931
Procedures of Methods of Study
Proposed East Coast Highway, 1931
Reports and Data
Right of Ways Width, 1929-1932 (2 folders)
Routes and Proposals
Toll Roads
Trafilator Signal, Connell, W.H., 1930-1931
Hog Island, 1932
Hospitals, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
Housing, 1928-1939 (5 folders)
Housing, Literature, Clippings, etc., 1939
Housing and Mortgage Financing Subcommittee
Labor, Reports on Prevailing Hours of Labor and Leisure Time
Land Economics
Land, Mosquito Extermination
Land Subdivision, 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Suggestions for Subdivision Regulations
Land Value
Influence of Parks
Unwin
Land Values, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
Leisure Time
Lists, 1931
Manufacturing
Industry
A Study of Manufacturing Industries in the Philadelphia Tri-State Area, 1928- 1929
Data and Reports
Industries
General, May 1926-1931 (3 folders)
Reports
Maps, Extra Maps, Planning Areas
Meetings, General, 1925
Mercer County Planning, 1934
Metropolitan Area, 1927-1930
Miscellaneous, Maximum Recorded Wind Velocities
Montgomery County Planning, 1934, 1937
Motor Transportation in Pennsylvania and United States
New Castle County Planning, 1932

Box 11

Parks
Arboretum
Bucks County, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Burlington County Parks, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Camden County, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Camps
Chester County, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Comments on Acquisition of Parks
County Park Data
Creek Valley Parks, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Creek Valley Parks Committee, 1926
Delaware County, 1932
Dumps
Forest Parks
Forest Parks and Reservations
Forests
General, 1926-1931 (2 folders)
New Jersey (2 folders)
Pennsylvania, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
French Creek Forest Park Reservation
Correspondence, 1934-1938 (2 folders)
Reports, Memos, Maps, Clippings
General, 1928-1939 (6 folders)
Golf Courses, 1930, 1931, 1935 (2 folders)
Institutions
Lakes
Land Available for Dedication
Maps, Correspondence, 1936
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Obsolete Parks and Playground Index
Open Space Inspections
Open Spaces
Summary of Open Spaces, Back Copies, 1930-1931
Preliminary Statement
Pamphlet Data
RPF, 1930-1932
P.M. Sharpless, 1930-1932
Park and Recreational Improvements in Philadelphia, 1935
Park Areas, 1930

Box 12

Park Areas, 1931
Park Committee, 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Creation of Regional Park Commission, 1936-1937
Meetings, 1927-1928
Park Holding Corporation, 1929-1930
Park Meetings, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Parks Manual
Parkways, 1930-1932 (2 folders)
Playgrounds
Procedure
Prepared
Reports
General
Severill
Reservations, Game, etc., 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Standards, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Subcommittee
Tours
Union County, 1930
Valley Forge Extension, 1928-1929
Valley Forge, Fairmount Parkway Data, 1929- 1932 (2 folders)
Waterfronts
Parking Garage, 1928-1930
Parking Survey (2 copies)
Pennsylvania Transport Survey, 1927 Philadelphia
Pollution, 1933, 1936 (2 folders)
Population
Census, 1931
Chase, Stuart - Data for Chase
Committee, 1930
Conference with Bell Telephone Commissioners, 1929
Distribution, U.S. Census
General, 1930-1936 (4 folders)
Population Trends, June 1930-1932 (2 folders)
Reports
Port and Rail
Committee, 1931
Committee Minutes
Free Port Zone, 1931
General, 1932, 1935-1939
Meetings, 1931
Meigs Data, 1931
Port and Railroad Report, as of May 27, 1931
Appendix Material, 1931
Recommendations, 1931
Reports, 1931
Ports and Waterways
Delaware River Improvement
General, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
Meigs and Consultant Data, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
Philadelphia Port Commerce
Preservation of Natural Beauty, 1932-1933
Proposed Government for Philadelphia, Parts I-VI (2 folders)

Box 14

Protected Fire Zones, I and II (2 folders)
Public Works
General, 1933
Loan Applications, 1933
Rehabilitation of the Schuylkill River,
Proposals and Loan Applications, 1933
Railroad Crossings
Railway Transportation
General, 1930, 1931, 1933-1934, 1936 (3 folders)
Meetings, 1930-1931
Pollution, 1931
Reports by RPF and Consultants
Report Data, 1930
Sanitation and Water Committee, 1928-1931, 1933 (2 folders)
Sewer and Water Committee, 1926
Sewerage and Sewage Disposal, 1929-1933 (4 folders)
Sanitation and Water Supply
Stream Pollution, 1928-1930
Water Supply, 1928-1931 (3 folders)
Address by Fuller, George W., January 6, 1925
Reports
Self-Liquidating Projects
Slum Clearance
Smoke Nuisance, 1933
South Jersey Transit, 1930
Meeting, September 16, 1930
South Philadelphia-South Jersey, 1931
The Businessman and His Regional Plan, 1936

Box 15

Traffic
Accidents
Connell, W.H., Presentation at Philadelphia
Conference on City Planning, April 29, 1927
Data from Harrisburg, 1930
Data from Outside Sources, 1928
General Meeting, November 20, 1930
Greyhound Bus Travel Areas
Passenger Traffic, 1929-1930
Passenger Traffic Surveys by Others, 1930
Regulations
Surveys by Others, 1931 (2 folders)
Traffic Analyses
Traffic Conditions, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
Traffic, General, 1931, 1935-1939 (2 folders)
Traffic Information, 1932-1933
Truck Survey
Volume of Freight and Express Traffic, U.S.
Shipping Board Reports, etc.
Tunnels, General, 1928-1930
Unemployment, General, 1930-1931, 1934
Use of Land, 1930-1934 (4 folders)
Use of Land Committee, 1931
Vital Statistics, 1931
Western District
Wholesale Market, 1929-1930
Zoning, 1928-1934 (3 folders)
Department of Commerce
Postal and Telephone Exchanges, Tri-State
Region
Zoning Statistics

Series IV: Conferences and Special Projects

Box 16

Conferences
Finance Conferences 1925
Buffalo Conference, May 21, 1929
Staff Conference on Final Report, January 26, 1931
Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership, Washington D.C., December 2-5, 1931
Philadelphia Electric Company Meeting, January 31, 1933
RPF Planning Meeting, Report Data and Correspondence, December 13, 1934
Planning Conference, University of Pennsylvania, April 16-17, 1936
Acknowledgement of Letters to Officials
Airports and Landing Fields, Presentation
Chairman
City Planning
Discussion Relative to University of Pennsylvania Conference (at RPF Office)
Discussions and Introductory Remarks (copies)
Exhibits
Expenses
Program and Invitations
Form Letters
General
Housing, Presentation
Lists of those to Receive Letter
Objectives
Proceedings (Publication of)
Publicity
Regional Planning
Requests for Copies of Proceedings
Requests for Programs and Invitations
Resolutions
Resolutions, copies
Speeches (5 folders)
Speeches, extra copies
Surveys
Parks Survey, Data
Open Spaces Surveys
Engineering Department, 1926
Counties, C and D, 1931
Philadelphia Tri-State Region, 1931
Public School Playground Survey

Box 17

Sanitation and Water Supply Survey
General Data, Both Surveys
Sanitation Survey
Department of Health
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Legislative
Sewerage, General (2 folders)
Survey Data Sheets
Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Water Supply Survey, All Philadelphia Council
Addresses, 1930
Charters
Department of Conservation and Development, New Jersey
Department of Forests and Waters, Pennsylvania
Department of Health, New Jersey
Fire Underwriters Reports and Lists, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
General
Legislative
Railroad Water Supplies
Report Data
Survey Data Sheets
Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Supplementary Data
Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Tabulation of Data, Hardback Ledger

Box 18

Traffic Survey, Passenger Traffic Survey
Code Cards
Coding for Origin and Destination Zones
Coding System Data (2 folders)
Correspondence
Preliminary, to June 1929
1929-1930
Data (2 folders)
Distribution of Material
Final Report Data
For Discussion
Estimated Cost
Highway Mileage
Miscellaneous
Motor Vehicle Registration
News Releases
Other Traffic Surveys

Box 19

Pennsylvania Transport Survey, 1924
Printers Costs, Preliminary
Preliminary Reports Based on Results of Traffic Survey
Route and Trip Coding
Reports
Reports Based on Traffic Survey
Schedules
Bus
Subway
Train
Timetables, Route Schedules and Maps
Summary of Results (3 folders)
Survey Preparation
Volume Count Summaries
Preliminary Tabulations of Origin and Destination by Motor Vehicle (4 large binders)
Final Tabulation of O and D by Motor Vehicle (2 large binders)
Motor Vehicle Station Returns and Motor Vehicle Facility to Destination
Returns (1 large binder)
Reading Railroad Returns (1 large binder)
Final Summaries of O and D by Type of Transportation, Company, Route, etc.
(1 oversized ledger)

Box 20

Regional Plan Report
Report Material
Adoption and Execution of Plan
Appendices
Basic Data
Bibliography
Bibliography, Suggested
Changes in Plan, May 1, 1931; since February 17, 1931-1932 (2 folders)
Comments on Reports, by Consultants
Digest of Regional Plan
Facts and Figures on Chapters and Appendix
Final Graphic Plan
Final Report Data
Architecture
Architecture and Historical
Aviation
Development of the Region
Highways (3 folders)
Housing, Summary
Parks
Parks Parkways
Physical Characteristics
Population (2 folders)
Port and Rail (2 folders)
Regional Planning
Sanitation and Water (2 folders)
The Past, Present and Future
Traffic, Passenger Transportation
Transportation
Use of Land
Water Report

Box 21

Follin, J.W., Preparation of Contents General, 1931
"How the Regional Plan was Made", 1931
Final Data
Illustrations for Final Report, 1931- 1932 (2 folders)
Lists, Analyses, etc., 1930-1932
Memos and Reports, etc., 1931-1932
Memos, January 4-July 8, 1932
Procedure for Preparation of Final Reports
Procedure, Programs, Outlines, 1929
Progress Charts and Report Data
Proposals, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Forward, 1931
Regional Plan Map
Reports at Mr. Connell's and Pennsylvania Co., 1931-1932
Suggested Changes in Regional Plan, 1932
Theoretical Plan, R.V. Black, June 7, 1929

Box 22

Publication and Presentation
Acknowledgements
Comments on Final Report, Bulletin Almanac , 1932
Correspondence, 1929-1932, 1934-1939 (6 folders)
Economic Aspects of Planning, Cost of Regional Plan
Executive Committee Letters to Committees on Reports, 1931-1932
Extra Copies of Letters in Re. Regional Plan
Final Report
Distribution, 1932-1933 (2 folders)
Inquiries
General
Letters in Re Resolution and Presentation
"Making a Regional Plan," Requests for Copies
Maps
County Maps, Reg. Plan Maps, Requests for and Thanks
General, Including Cost
Regional Plan Map, Correspondence
Memos from Hill on Report, 1931-1932
Printing Material
Bids for Printing, Final Report, 1930- 1931 Bids for Printing Regional Plan Map

Box 23

Cost of Printing Regional Plan
Preliminary Plan, Printers Data, Closed 1930-1932
Printers Data, General, 1930-1932
Printing of Final Plan, 1930
Binding of Unbound Copies of Plan, 1930
Photographs for Final Report
Answers in Re Receipt of, 1931
Dallin, Victor, 1931
Follow-Up Letters, 1931
General, 1931-1932
Requests for, 1931
Presentation of the Plan, 1931-1932
Invitation Correspondence and Seating, 1932
Lists of People Invited
Presentation Dinner, March 16, 1932
Presentation Meeting
Lists Invited
Speeches, March 16, 1932
Publicity
Regrets for Failure to Attend
Regional Planning Digest, Requests for 1932
Report on the Plan, 1933
Requests for Final Report, 1931-1932
Sales, 1937
Support for Regional Plan, 1928, 1930- 1931 (2 folders)
Wanamaker Exhibit

Series V: General Operations

Box 24

Accounting
Accounts Payable, 1929-1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Accounts Receivable, 1928-1931 (5 folders)
Audit
Bell Telephone
Final Audit, Replies
Banking, Pennsylvania Company, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
Banks, Lists and Letters
Bookkeeping Procedure
Budget and Financial Data, June 1928-1931 (3 folders)
Cost Data
Purchasing, 1930, 1931 (2 folders)
Reports on Budget, Estimated Costs, etc.
Addresses, Cross Reference File
Abbot to Pennsylvania League (13 folders)

Box 25

Pennsylvania Parks Association to Zuk (46 folders

Box 26

Adams A.M., Regional Planning Activities
Aerial Maps
Agreements
Correspondence, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
Sale, 1930
Aero Service Corporation
Applicants, A-K, 1928-1929
Applications
Engineers and Draughtsmen, 1928-1931 (2 folders)
Stenos and Clerks
Research Report
Bank Statements
Board of City Trusts
Budget Data
General
Progress Charts
Burnham Quotation
Campaign
1927, Arrangements Committee
1928
Material (3 folders)
Jones, John Price Corporation
Fetterman, J. Gordon
1932
Mr. Lavers Letter
Prospects
Refusals
1933 (2 folders)
1934-1936 (4 folders)
1938
Budgets, 1927-1928 (2 folders)
Committee

Box 27

Census of Business
Chicago Financial Data
Classification for Central File
Committee Personnel (2 folders)
Continuation of Federation Work, 1937
Contracts
Contributions
Copyright of Regional Plan
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, A-W (20 folders)
Emblem for Letterhead
Exhibits, 1929-1930, 1931 (Berlin), 1932-1939 (5 folders)
Finance Committee
Financial Data (2 folders)
Financial Statements, June 1928-October 1930, 1931-1935 (4 folders)
Financial Status, 1937-1939
Foundation Data
Insurance, 1931-1939 (2 folders)
Employees
Fire
Inventories, Maps and Reports
Inventory
Maps
RPF
Investments
Lantern Slides
Correspondence, 1928-1937
Eco and Soc Information, By Area
Lists of Slide Shows
Nos. 1-371 (4 folders)
Nos. 371-400, 403-447 (incomplete)
Lease, Office Building

Box 28

Ledgers

Box 29

Ledgers
Plus Six Oversized Ledgers

Box 30

Legal Matters
Legislative
Acts and Reports, 1927-1936 (2 folders)
Committee
Conferences, 1932
Correspondence, 1927-1937 (2 folders)
Memos
Report, Laws, 1870-1927
Undated
Library
Books
Correspondence, Contents , 1928-1939 (7 folders)
Duplicate Pamphlets
Lists
Planning Map
Miscellaneous Pamphlets (2 folders)
Organizations
Subscriptions
Lists
Luncheon Meetings
June 9, 1932
General
Replies (2 folders)
June 14, 1932
Correspondence
Lists of Invitations
Postcards, Replies
June 17, 1932
Lists
Replies
June 22, 1932
Correspondence
Replies
June 29, 1933

Box 31

Mailing Lists
General
Additions and Corrections
Additions and Removals
Industries
Key People
Monthly Lists
Maps
Agreements
Breuken and Kessler
Borough Map, Letters
Classification
Correspondence, 1928-1939 (8 folders)
County Maps
Invoices, Paid (2 folders)
Smith
Relief Models
Reproduction
Requests for Maps
Sales, December 1927-1932 (4 folders)
File Cards (2 folders)
Tilingast

Box 32

Miscellaneous
General
District 5
Office Buildings, Bids
Office Maintenance
Office Procedure and Classification of Accounts, September 24, 1929 (3 folders)
Office Procedures, Memos, 1929-1932 (3 folders)
Officers
General
1935
Office Supplies and Appliances
Olds, N.S., 1927-1928
Operating Schedule
Operations, Report on Status, October 1929
Organization
Chart
Data
Schedule
Suggestion for Reorganization of RPF, 1927
Organizations File
Bucks County
Delaware County
Montgomery County (2 folders)
Philadelphia County (3 folders)
Pamphlet Sales, File Cards (2 folders)
Penn, William, 250th Anniversary and Memorials, 1931- 1932
Personnel
General, 1931-1939
File
Records
Staff Experience, Stenographs
Suggestions for Organization of Personnel Records
Phonograph Record
Photograph Committee
Photographs, 1928-1932
Moving Picture Scenaria
Physical
Plan for Organization
Policies and Principle of the RPF
Printed Forms
Printers, 1928-1931
Printing, 1932-1936
Addressograph Company
Procedure for Field Reports
Program of the RPF and Supplement, 1933-1934
Project Analysis, Maps

Box 33

Project Cards
Airways, Industries and Reservoirs
H2 Highways
H3 Highways (2 folders)
Pennsylvania, Parkways
Parks Pks
PK + M + Rivers
Project Costs
Prospects
General, 1928-1933 (2 folders)
Dead File
File Cards
Early Sponsors
Abbott's - Ziegler (9 folders)
Publications, Planned Progress
Vol. I, 1928
Vol. II, Nos. 1-7, 1929-1930 (2 folders)
Vol. III and IV
February and Undated
December 1932
Vol. IV, Unpublished
Correpondence, 1929-1934
Publicity
Amplified Plan, June 9, 1932
Annual Meeting, 1930
Correspondence, 1928-1939 (7 folders)
D'Olier Article, November 23, 1929
Headlines and Editors, March 1928-February 1929
Lasker Article, First Draft, April 24, 1930
List of Newspapers, 1930-1936 (2 folders)
Lists of Organizations
Memos, 1928-1935 (6 folders)
News and Press Releases, 1927-1930 (5 folders)

Box 34

News and Press Releases, 1931-1938 (5 folders)
Newspaper Subscriptions
Plans for Publicity, 1929-1930
Proposed Publicity, 1936
Speeches, 1918-1930
Traffic Survey, January 15, 1928
Public Relations
"A Stimulus to Business Recovery...", June 8, 1932
Bucks County
Burlington County
Camden County
Chester County
Delaware County
Gloucester County
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Newcastle County
New Jersey, Miscellaneous Items
Organization
Plans to November 2, 1931
Report and Suggested Procedure, 1929
Reading Group
Regional Plan Courses in School
Regions, Philadelphia Tri-State District
Requests for Books and Pamphlets
Requests for Information, 1928-1932 (4 folders)
Requests for Literature, 1928-1938 (8 folders)
Requests, Maps, October 1932-1934
Requests for Photos
Research Department, Progress Reports, 1928-1929

Box 35

Safe
Sample Form Letter
Speaker Bureau
Correspondence, 1928-1935 (3 folders)
Council Meeting, 1930
Dates, January 29, 1929-October 5, 1933 (14 folders)
Delaware
Information Cards, Agriculture to Woodbury (8 folders)
Lists of Meetings, 1931-1932
Menus
New Jersey, 1928-1931 (3 folders)
Pennsylvania, 1928-1931 (3 folders)
Philadelphia, 1928-1932 (3 folders)
Procedures
Speaking Notes
Speeches
Talks
Speakers Manual (2 folders)
Speaking Campaign, 1931
Correspondence
Form Letters, etc.

Box 36

Special Gifts
Staff
Personal Write-ups
Routine Manual, 1929 (3 folders)
Vacations, 1931
Wages
Write-ups
Statistics
Atlantic County-Salem County (2 folders)
Supplementary
Steering Committee
Correspondence
Minutes, 1928-1929
Stringer, John
Subscribers and Subscriptions, 1928-1936 (10 folders)
Original
Correspondence, 1930-1933 (3 folders)
Delaware County, 1928
Delaware (State) 1928, 1930-1931 (2 folders)
Supplies
Taxability of Contributions, 1928-1929
Taxation, 1932-1939 (2 folders)
Taxes, 1929
Tax Maps, 1929
Travelling Records
Workers, 1932
Worksheets

Series VI: Outside Agencies and Organizations

Box 37

Aero Club of Pennsylvania, 1930-1932
American Academy of Political and Social Science, Conference (postponed), 1939
American City Bureau, American City Magazine , 1928- 1929, 1931-1932
American Civic Association, 1928-1931, 1933-1937 (5 folders)
Convention, October 20-22, 1930
Committees
Hotel and Transport, Arrangements
Meetings in Connection with Publicity
Running Notes for Bus Routes Schedules
Speakers
Sponsoring Organizations
American Institute of Architects, 1932-1937
American Planning and Civic Association, 1937-1938
American Political Science Association, 1936
American Road Builders Association, 1932-1937
Correspondence, 1935-1937
Legislative Bulletins, 1934-1939
American Society for Municipal Improvements, 1929
American Society of Civil Engineers, 1928-1929, 1932- 1936, 1938 (3 folders)
Division Reports, 1929
Meeting, December 19, 1930
New York Chapter, 1928-1932
Philadelphia Section, 1928-1932
American Society of Municipal Engineers, 1932-1935
American Society of Planning Officials, 1935-1937
Association of Highway Officials of the North Atlantic States, 1932
Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, 1934-1935
Automobile Club of Philadelphia, 1929

Box 38

Bankers Industrial Committee, 1932
Bucks County Association, 1939
Burlington County Planning Association
Boston Metropolitan District Commission
Camden County Parks Commission, 1931-1932, 1936-1937 (2 folders)
Chambers of Commerce, Miscellaneous Chambers, 1928-1929
Chester County Planning Association, 1932, 1934, 1935
Chicago Regional Planning Association, 1934-1935, 1938 (2 folders)
City Planning Commission, 1928-1929 (2 folders)
Lists, 1929
Members
Personnel, 1930
Other Cities List
Civic Organizations in the Region
Civil Works Administration (3 folders)
Community Council of Berks County, 1929-1937
Community Health and Civic Association, 1931-1932, 1938 (2 folders)
Council for Preservation of Natural Beauty, Pennsylcania, 1933-1935
County and State Relief Board, 1935
County Associations, General
County Plan Commission, 1929
County Planning Commissions, Establishment
Delaware County Park Board, 1932, 1935-1936, 1938-1939 (3 folders)
Delaware River Joint Commission, 1934, 1937
Philadelphia-Camden Bridge, 1938-1939
Reports, 1931
Delaware River Tunnel Corporation
Department of Forests and Water, 1936
Emergency Relief Administration, Camden County, 1934
Engineers Club of Philadelphia
Charter and By-laws
General, 1930-1937 (3 folders)
Public Affairs Committee, 1929-1931

Box 39

Federal Emergency Public Works Administration, 1933- 1934 (2 folders)
Federal Employment Stabilization Board, 1932-1933 (2 folders)
Government Agencies, Report on Agencies Work, 1933-1936
Greater Pennsylvania Council, 1931-1933 (2 folders)
Haycock County Trustees of Public Reservations
Highway Research Board, 1929-1931, 1934-1939 (3 folders)
Institute of Architects, 1928
International Housing and Town Planning Congress
Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin, Conference, 1936; 1937-1938 (including reports), 1939 (3 folders)
Keystone Auto Club, 1928-1929, 1931 (2 folders)
Legislative Reporting Service, 1939
Lower Merion Township Commission, 1938
Mack Paving and Construction Company
Manufacturers Club of Philadelphia
Mercer County Planning Commission, 1929-1931
Millars Housing Letter, 1933
Minneapolis, Board of Commissioners
Mississippi Valley Planning Association, 1934
Municipal Finance Officers Association
National Association of Housing Officials, Philadelphia Conference, December 4-5, 1936
National Conference on City Planning, 1928-1935 (4 folders)
National Conference on State Parks, 1935
National County Roads Planning Commission, 1932
National Economic League, 1932-1936
National Housing Association, New York, 1928-1929, 1931 (2 folders)
National Municipal League, 1928-1929, 1932
National Planning Board, 1934
National Recovery Administration (NRA) Re-employment Committee, 1937
National Resources Board
Correspondence, 1935-1937
Literature, 1934-1937
National Roadside Council, 1936-1937

Box 40

New England Regional Planning Commission, 1935 -1936
New Jersey State League of Municipalities, 1928-1929, 1931-1932 (2 folders)
New Jersey Regional Planning Commission, 1931
New Jersey Regional Plan District Act, 1930
New Jersey State Planning Board, 1934-1938
Outside Planning Organizations
Conventions and Miscellaneous Meetings, 1930-1932 (2 folders)
Convention Programs, 1932
Meetings
At RPF Office, 1929-1931 (2 folders)
General, 1933-1936 (2 folders)
Pursuance of RPF Plan Proposals, Correspondence, 1937
PTA
List of PTAs, 1928-1929
Correspondence, 1929
Pennsylvania Economic Council, 1936-1938
Pennsylvania Institute of Urban Problems, 1932
Pennsylvania Parks Association, 1930-1939 (4 folders)
Committee, 1931-1932
"An Outline of a Balanced State Park System..."
Pennsylvania State Planning Board, 1934-1938 (2 folders)
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 1928-1933, 1935-1938 (4 folders)
City and Regional Planning Commission, 1935-1936
Committee on Philadelphia, Charter, 1938-1939
Philadelphia Charter Commission, 1938
Philadelphia City Planning Commission and Joint Commission on City Planning, 1933-1936
Philadelphia County Relief Board, Employment Committee
Philadelphia Federation of Construction Industry, 1932

Box 41

Philadelphia Housing Association, 1932-1939 (3 folders)
Philadelphia Industrial Recovery Committee, 1933
Philadelphia Municipal Authority, 1938
Philadelphia Traffic Commission, 1930-1931
Planning Commissions in Pennsylvania
Planning Foundation of America
Correspondence, 1929-1931
Releases, 1930-1931
Portland Cement Association, 1938
Regional Association of Cleveland, OH, 1937-1938
Regional Park Commission, 1936-1937
Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs, 1928-1930 (2 folders)
Regional Plan Association, New York, 1930-1933, 1935- 1938 (4 folders)
Publicity Releases
Renovize Philadelphia Campaign, 1932
Rochester Civic Improvement Association, 1932
Ruhr Regional Planning Federation
Southeast Pennsylvania Parks Association, 1931-1932
Special Libraries Council of Philadelphia and Vicinity
Street and Highway Committee, Pennsylvania, 1932
The Pennsylvania Company, 1938
The Philadelphia Authority, 1938
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1938
U.S. Department of Agriculture (Bureau of Public Roads), 1939
Westchester County Park Commission, 1928-1931
Act and Amendments to 1935
Tour 1928
Tour 1930
Westchester CWA, Report Pamphlet
Wilmington Committee, 1928
Works Progress Administration (WPA), 1935-1936, 1938- 1939 (2 folders)
Correspondence on Projects In Line with Regional Plan, 1936, 1937
Projects, 1937
Wage Reports, Philadelphia County, 1934

Series VII: Newspaper Clippings

Box 42-43

Newspaper Clippings by Topic (in folders)

Box 44

Newspaper Clippings, Loose from collection
1 Scrap Book of Newspaper Clippings, Oversized