Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commmission Records

Collection ID: 
URB 33, Acc. 225
Date: 
1950-1956
Footage: 
7 cubic feet
Collecting Area: 
Subjects: 

 

Historical Note

A public regional planning agency created by the planning commissions of Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties. Details of SEPREP's history and accomplishments can be found in Urban Archives pamphlet #46-19, "History of the development of County Planning Commissions and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission." (1956).

Organization and Arrangement

The records of SEPREP have been arranged into two subject series. An inventory for URB 33 can be found below. No inventory is available for Accession 225.

Series 1: URB 33

        Subseries 1.1: Population and Census Data
        Subseries 1.2: Transportation and Traffic
        Subseries 1.3: Development and Housing
        Subseries 1.4: Recreation and Parks
        Subseries 1.5: Subdivision and Zoning
        Subseries 1.6: Sewage, Water and Pollution
        Subseries 1.7: Business and Industry
        Subseries 1.8: Land Use
        Subseries 1.9: General Planning
        Subseries 1.10: Legislation and Court Cases
        Subseries 1.11: County Planning and Participation
        Subseries 1.12: Other Organizations
        Subseries 1.13: Administration and Committees of SEPREP
 
Series 2: Accession 225

 

Acquisition Information

URB 33 was deposited by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Thomas Whitehair, Program Coordinator, April 1975, as accession no. 214.
 

INVENTORY

 

Series 1: URB 33

Subseries 1.1: Population and Census Data


Box 1

1 Census Bureau Population Reports--mobility and migration, 1950-1953
2-3 Census data, 1930-1950
4 Population study, 1953-1955
5 Population statistics, 1953-1956
6 Population forecast and research
7 Population



Subseries 1.2: Transportation and Traffic

1 Place-of-work survey proposal
2 State Highway conference, 1951
3 Rights-of-Way
4 Transportation and communication, 1952-1955
5 Airports, 1952-1953
Mapped streets, 1952
6 Transportation and utilities--economic data, 1955
7 Traffic study by Haverford College students, 1952
8-10 Pennsylvania. Department of Highways
11 Project Adequate Roads

Box 2

12 Roadside Council of Pennsylvania
13 Urban Traffic and Transportation Board
14-17 Highways
18-19 North-South expressway (proposed Blue Route)
20 Philadelphia and Western route alignment
21 Traffic Generation study--Valley Forge Homes

Subseries 1.3: Development and Housing

1 Public services
2 Suburban growth report, 1955
3 "Planning and Residential Development," 1954
4 Project report--housing, zoning, development (preliminary draft)
5 Area Development Study

Box 3

6 Comprehensive Development Plan 7 Housing

Subseries 1.4: Recreation and Parks

1-6 Recreation, 1952-1955
7-8 Regional recreation areas, 1953
9-10 Recreation and parks, 1953-1954

Subseries 1.5: Subdivision and Zoning

1 Subdivision reports, 1950-1953
2 Subdivision control, 1952-1956
3 Quarterly subdivision reports, 1953-1955
4 General subdivision information, 1953-1954
5 Zoning
6 Subdivision control standards in suburban counties

Subseries 1.6: Sewage, Water and Pollution

1-2 Sewage, 1954-1956
3 Water, 1953-1955
4 Sewage, 1952-1956
5 INCODEL (Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin)

Box 5

6 INCODEL (Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin)
7 Water Pollution

Subseries 1.7: Business and Industry

1 Industrial Land and Facilities study, 1953-1957
2 Business and industry
3 Area Designation Committee (dispersion of industry as defense against atomic attack), 1951-1952

Subseries 1.8: Land Use

1 "Towards a Regional Land Policy," 1956
2 Land use, 1952-1955

Subseries 1.9: General Planning

1-2 Planning proposals and legislative support, 1952-1955
3 Economy planning standards-research, 1953-1955
4 Planning standards, 1952-1954 5 Regional factors: transportation, growth, recreation, etc.
6 Reports, 1955-1956
7-8 Draft of study on development and planning, n.d.

Subseries 1.10: Legislation and Court Cases

Box 6

1-3 Court cases, 1952-1954
4 Omnibus bill, 1952
5-7 Legislation and ordinances
8 Metropolitan bill--regional services legislation
9 Legislation outside Pennsylvania

Box 7

10 Legislation outside Pennsylvania
11-13 Proposed county enabling legislation
14-15 Proposed water and sewage legislation
16-17 Existing planning legislation in Pennsylvania
18 Enabling legislation, 1952-1953

Subseries 1.11: County Planning and Participation

Box 8

1 Chester County Planning Commission, 1951-1954
2 Montgomery County schools and recreation
3 Delaware County--recreation and subdivision
4-6 Upper Merion Township
7 Counties' participation
8 Bucks County participation
9 Chester County
10 Montgomery County participation
11 Combined minutes of county commissions, 1955
12-13 Delaware County Planning Commission minutes, 1955-1956
14 Montgomery County Planning Commission minutes, 1955
15 Delaware County participation, 1953

Subseries 1.12: Other Organizations

Box 9

1-3 Greater Philadelphia-Delaware-South Jersey Council
4 Institute for Urban Studies
5 Metropolitan Study Commission (Toronto)
6 Philadelphia. City Planning Commission
7 Pennsylvania. Public Utilities Commission
8 Committee on City Policy
9 Pennsylvania Planning Association

Box 10

12-13 Pennsylvania. State Planning Board
14-15 New York Regional Plan Association
16 Urban Land Institute
17 Pennsylvania Planning Association--county planning legislation
18-23 American Institute of Planners

Box 11

24 American Institute of Planners
25 Agencies--general
26 American Society of Planning Officials
27 ASPO Annual Conference
28-29 Association of Metropolitan Regional Organizations
30-32 ASPO committees
33 Civic associations
34-35 Citizens' Council on City Planning

Subseries 1.13: Administration and Committees of SEPREP

Box 12

1-5 Minutes of regular meetings, 1952-1954
6 Annual Report, 1953
7-11 Technical Committee

Box 13

12-15 Technical Committee
16 Chairman
17 Vice-Chairman
18 Secretary-Treasurer
19 Planning and Research Committee, 1954-1955
20 Articles of Agreement, 1952
21 Work program, 1953-1955
22 Mailing lists
23 Staff memos
24-26 Organization

Box 14

27-28 Public relations, 1951-1955
29 Polio epidemics
30 Civil defense; Health
31 Inquirer material, 1954

 


Series 2: Accession 225
 
No inventory is available for Accession 225.