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Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

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Acc. 601

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Collection Summary

Title
Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records 

Dates
1913-1985      

Collection ID
Acc. 601

Creator
Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity
13 linear feet (14 boxes)        

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.         

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Chestnut Street Association was chartered on May 11, 1914 as a nonprofit, 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.

Description of Collection

The Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records contain administrative records, minutes, financial records, correspondence, membership records, clippings, publications, reports, and other materials by and related to the Chestnut Street Association.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 7 series as follows:

Series 1: Administrative, 1913-1978
Series 2: Budget and Finance, 1936-1979
Series 3: Committees, 1944-1974
Series 4: Membership, 1937-1979
Series 5: Projects, 1954-1976
Series 6: Sales, Promotion & Advertising, 1955-1985
Series 7: Subject Files, 1929-1978

Series 1: Administrative: Consists of board minutes, annual reports, bylaws, 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 2: Budget and Finance: This series consists of financial records, audits, banking transactions and treasurer's reports.

Series 3: Committees: Contains the minutes of various committees within the Association and how they function along with their purposes and goals.

Series 4: Membership: Contains bulletins, correspondence to directors, committees, drives, dues and other records relating to the membership.

Series 5: 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 3).

Series 6: Sales, Promotion & Advertising: Contains all materials and correspondence relating to sales promotion and advertising.

Series 7: Subject Files: Contains material on important issues such as Chestnut Street Mall, bonds, bicentennial exposition, contracts complaints, security, newsstands, police checks, Sunday selling and related topics.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, PA) Records are in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], The Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, PA), Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.          

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Chestnut Street Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Commerce -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Community organization -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Neighborhoods -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Minutes
Pamphlets
Posters
Publications
Reports
Scrapbooks

Inventory

Series 1. Administrative, 1913-1978

1                    Board Minutes          October 7, 1913, October 6, 1921

1                    Board Minutes          October 25, 1921, June 5, 1930

1                    Board Minutes          September 25, 1930, February 11, 1940

1                    Board Minutes          February 8, 1940 (continued February 5, 1948)

1                    Board Minutes          January 6, 1949, January 8, 1959

1                    Board Minutes          February 5, 1959, November 15, 1962

1                    Board Minutes          February 4, 1963, December 21, 1966

1                    Board Minutes          February 2, 1967, November 20, 1969

1                    Scrap Book          undated

1                    Journal Receipts          September 1948, March 1958

2                    Peter Abrams          undated

2                    President Robert P. Abrams          undated

2                    Amalgamation of Chestnut St. and Walnut St. Associations          1953, 1955

2                    Annual Reports          1973, 1954

2                    Annual Reports          1937, 1951

2                    Board Meeting, Minutes          1936

2                    Board Meeting, Promotion committee          undated

2                    Board Minutes          1975

2                    Board Minutes          1974

2                    Board Minutes          1973

2                    Board Minutes          1972

2                    Board Minutes          1971

2                    Board Minutes          1970

2                    Board of Directors          1964, 1960

2                    Board of Directors Meetings          1965

2                    Board of Directors Meetings          1962

2                    Board of Directors Meetings          1959

2                    Board of Directors Meetings          1958

2                    By Laws          undated

2                    Charter          undated

2                    Chestnut St. Association. Program          1964

2                    Committees          1978

2                    Committees          1969

2                    Corporation Deposit          undated

2                    Directors          1953

2                    Executive Committee          1958, 1968

2                    Executive Committee          August 16, 1962

2                    Executive Committee Meetings, Fiscal          1970

2                    Executive Committee Meeting          1959, 1969

2                    Executive Secretary's Reports          1945, 1949

2                    Executive Secretary's Reports          1943, 1944

2                    Executive Secretary's Reports          1940, 1942

2                    Executive Secretary's Reports          1937, 1939

2                    Meetings          1970, 1974

2                    Personal Correspondence of Robert B. Knox, Executive Secretary          1973, 1974

2                    Personal Correspondence of Robert B. Knox, Executive Secretary          1971

2                    Personal Correspondence of Robert B. Knox, Executive Secretary          1971, 1976

2                    Correspondence/ Robert Knox          1970, 1972

2                    B. Newall, Director          1965, 1966

2                    B. Newall, Director          1964

2                    Nominating Committee          1929, 1978

2                    Officers and Director          1970

2                    Jack Pearson, President          1975

2                    Jack Pearson, President          1960, 1974

2                    President's Reports          1959, 1967

2                    Program, Projects          1965

2                    Recognitions & Resolutions          undated

2                    Records          1960

2                    R.M. Joline. 1st V.P          1970

3                    Records          1958

3                    Records (Board of Directors Meetings, Membership          undated

3                    Meetings, Activity Reports, Minutes of Annual          undated

3                    Meetings, Treasurer's Reports, Etc.          1954

3                    Records          1959

3                    Secretary          undated

Series 2. Budget and Finance, 1936-1979

3                    Acct. Rec.          1970

3                    Audit          1968

3                    Audit. Fiscal Year          1967

3                    Audit. Fiscal Year          1963

3                    Bank Deposits          1979

3                    Deposits          1978, 1979

3                    Bank Deposits          1978

3                    Bank Deposits          1977

3                    Deposits          1977

3                    Bank Deposits          1976

3                    Bank Deposits          1976

3                    Deposits          1975, 1976

3                    Bank Deposits          1975

3                    Bank Deposits          1974

3                    Bank Deposits          1974

3                    Bank Deposits          1973

3                    Bank Deposits          1972

3                    Bank Deposits          1971

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1970

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1969

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1968

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1967

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1966

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1965

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1964

3                    Bank Deposits. Fiscal          1963, 1964

3                    Bank Deposits          1962

3                    Bank Deposits          1961

3                    Bank Deposits          1960

4                    Bank Deposit Slips          1959

4                    Bank Statements          1973

4                    Bills          1958

4                    Bills Payable. Fiscal          1968

4                    Bills Paid. Fiscal Year          1967

4                    Bills Paid. Fiscal Year          1966

4                    Bills Paid. Fiscal Year          1965

4                    Bills Paid. Fiscal Year          1964

4                    Bills Payable          1978-1979

4                    Bills Payable          1977

4                    Bills Payable          1975-1976

4                    Bills Payable          1974

4                    Bills Payable          1973

4                    Bills Payable          1972

4                    Bills Payable          1971

4                    Bills Payable          1970

4                    Fiscal          1969

4                    Bills Paid          1961

4                    Bills Paid          1960

4                    Budget          1970

4                    Budgets          1946, 1962

4                    Cash Receipts and Disbursements          1942, 1952

4                    Cash Receipts and Disbursements          1953

4                    Check Record (Bills Paid)          February 1961, January 1962

4                    Check Record (Bills Paid)          1962, January 1963

4                    Check Record (Bills Paid)          February 1963, January 1964

4                    Checks written          1978, 1979

4                    Comprehensive Plan. Last Quarter Fiscal Year          1965

4                    Federal Income Tax Fiscal          1950, 1959

4                    Financial Statements          1975, 1979

4                    Financial Statements          1970

4                    Financial Statements, Fiscal          1966

4                    Financial Statements, Fiscal          1963, 1965

4                    Financial Statements, Fiscal          1963

4                    Financial Statements, Fiscal          1962

4                    Financial Statements, Fiscal          1961

4                    Financial Statements, Fiscal          1959, 1960

4                    Financial Statement for January 1960          1959

4                    Financial Statements & Audits of prior years          1958, 1965

4                    Financial Statements          January 31, 1933

4                    Fiscal Year Balance & Trial Balance Sheets          1964, 1965

5                    Ledger Sheets          1965

5                    Ledger Sheets          1963

5                    Ledger Sheets          1962

5                    Ledger Sheets          1961

5                    Ledger Sheets          1960

5                    Ledger Sheets          1959

5                    Ledger Sheets          1958

5                    Ledger Sheets          1957

5                    Ledger Sheets          1956

5                    Ledger Sheets          1955

5                    Ledger Sheets          1954

5                    Ledger Sheets          1953

5                    Ledger Sheets          1951, 1952

5                    Ledger Sheets          1950

5                    Ledger Sheets          1948, 1949

5                    Ledger Sheets          1937, 1944

5                    Pennsylvania Unemployment compensation tax          undated

5                    Pennsylvania Unemployment compensation tax          undated

5                    Philadelphia Wage tax          1968, 1974

5                    Philadelphia. Wage Tax          undated

5                    Philadelphia. Wage Tax          undated

5                    Receipts and disbursements          1953, 1960

5                    Report of increases in wages, salaries and/or other compensation          1950

5                    Withholding tax          undated

5                    Tax form US 990          undated

5                    Taxes          1959

5                    Taxes          1963

5                    Treasurer's Files          1960, 1961

5                    Treasurer's Reports          1971, 1972

5                    Treasurer's Reports          1969, 1970

5                    Treasurer          1967, 1970

5                    Treasurer          1963, 1964

5                    Treasurer's Report          1958, 1960

5                    Treasurer's Report          1954, 1962

5                    Treasurer's Files          1948, 1959

5                    Treasurer's Reports          1950, 1951

5                    Treasurer's Files. Financial Reports          undated

5                    Treasurers of Chestnut St. Association          1943, 1944

5                    Treasurer's Reports          1936, 1954

Series 3. Committees, 1944-1974

6                    Art Commission          undated

6                    Art Committee Guidelines          undated

6                    Auditing Committee          1964, 1965, 1969

6                    City Planning Committee          1963, 1964

6                    Contract Hol          December

6                    Convention Decorations          1955, 1957

6                    Decoration Committee          1966

6                    Decoration Committee          1963

6                    Decoration Committee          1958, 1961

6                    Easter Promenade Committee          1972

6                    Easter Promenade News Clippings          1972

6                    50th Anniversary          1963, 1964

6                    Flower Committee          1965

6                    Golden Anniversary Committee          1964

6                    Golden Anniversary Newspaper Clippings          1964

6                    Golden Anniversary Membership Meeting          1964

6                    Holiday Decoration Program. Subs          1967

6                    Holiday Decoration Program. Subs          1967

6                    1900 Block          undated

6                    Holiday Decoration Contract          undated

6                    Information          1965

6                    Legislation          undated

6                    Legislative Committee          1967, 1969

6                    Parking Committee          undated

6                    Parking, Traffic & Transportation          1969, 1970

6                    Parking, Traffic & Transportation          1964, 1965

6                    Parking, Traffic & Transportation          1963

6                    Parking, Traffic & Transportation          1962, 1963

6                    Com.          1963

6                    Com.          1959, 1961

6                    News clippings          undated

6                    Parking Folder's & Decals          1957

6                    Planning Committee          undated

6                    Plans & Projects Committee          1944

6                    Planters. Chestnut Street          1963

7                    Security Committee          1974

7                    Security          1961

7                    Streets and Services          1969, 1970

7                    Traffic Committee          1946, 1951

7                    Transit way Committee          1974

7                    Transportation & Parking          1967

Series 4. Membership, 1937-1979

7                    Bulletins          undated

7                    Extras          1958, 1961

7                    Special Bulletins          1953, 1957

7                    Bulletins          1962, 1964

7                    Bulletins          1947

7                    Bulletin Material          1969, 1974

7                    Monthly bulletin (A)          undated

7                    Monthly bulletin (B)          undated

7                    Monthly bulletin (C)          undated

7                    CSA News          undated

7                    Correspondence to CSA Members (A)          undated

7                    Correspondence to CSA Members (B)          undated

7                    Correspondence to CSA Members (C)          undated

7                    Correspondence to the membership          undated

7                    Dues Survey          1959

7                    Meetings          1968

7                    Membership          1962, 1963

7                    Membership          1958, 1959

7                    Applications          1967

7                    Applications          1966

7                    Applications          1965

7                    Applications          1964

7                    Applications          1959, 1960

7                    Cancellations          1974

8                    Membership Committee          1964

8                    Membership Committee          undated

8                    Membership com. Meeting          April 5, 1967

8                    Membership Directory          1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975

8                    Membership Directory. Registration and Correspondence          1968

8                    Membership Directory. Registration and Correspondence          1969

8                    Membership Directory. Registration and Correspondence          1970

8                    Membership Directory. Registration and Correspondence          1971

8                    Membership Directory. Registration and Correspondence          1973

8                    Membership          1959, 1960

8                    Membership Drive          1959, 1960

8                    Membership Drive          1939, 1955

8                    Membership Dues Owed          1978, 1979

8                    Membership Dues          1964

8                    Receivable          1969

8                    Receivable          1937, 1960

8                    Membership Ledger Sheets          1962, 1963

8                    Membership Letters          1974

8                    Membership Lists          1954

8                    Members Lost Fiscal Year          1965

8                    Membership New          1970

8                    Membership Records          1967

8                    Membership Records          1961, 1962

8                    Membership Resignations          1967

8                    Membership Resignations          1966

8                    Membership Resignations          1965

8                    Membership Resignations          1963

8                    Membership Resignations          1962

8                    Membership Resignations          1961

8                    Membership Resignations          1961

8                    Member Solicit          1969, 1970

8                    Membership Survey          1959

8                    Spring Membership Meeting          1970

Series 5. Projects, 1954-1976

8                    Chestnut Street Promotion          September 1961

8                    Chestnut Street Downtown Promotion          November 28, 1968

8                    Christmas          1959, 1964

8                    Christmas Decorations          1972, 1976

8                    Christmas Decorations          1964

8                    Christmas Decorations          1963

8                    South 13th St.          1961

8                    Christmas Contracts. Rejects          undated

8                    Christmas Decorations          1961

8                    Christmas Decorations          1954, 1956

8                    Christmas Decorations Committee          1958, 1961

8                    Easter Floralia          1973

9                    Flags          1970

9                    Floralia Promotion          1968

9                    Flower Baskets          1970

9                    Flowers & Fashion          1969, 1970

9                    5th Man of Year.Honorary Com.          1963

9                    5th Annual Man of Year Dinner. Financial          1962

9                    Honorary Committee Tenth Annual Man of Year Dinner          1961, 1969

9                    Man of the Year          1972

9                    Man of the Year          1971

9                    Man of the Year          1970

9                    Man of the Year          1969

9                    Man of the Year          1963

9                    Man of the Year          1954, 1960

9                    Printing          1954, 1965

9                    Statement          1959, 1960

9                    Mother of the Year          1957

9                    Music Festival Promotion          1958

9                    Ride Home Free on PTC          1964

9                    250th Anniversary of Chestnut Street          1956

9                    Newspaper Clippings          1956

Series 6. Sales, Promotion & Advertising, 1955-1985

10                    Ad Material          1984, 1985

10                    Ad Material          1984

10                    Ads. Sales promotion/ADVG          undated

10                    Institutional Sales Promotion/ADVG Program Report          1962, 1963

10                    Production File          1963, 1966

10                    Production File          1961, 1965

10                    Promotion Committee          1955, 1957

10                    Promotion & Advertising Committee          1960

10                    Sales Promotion & Advertising          1965

10                    Sales Promotion & Advertising          1963, 1964

10                    Sales Promotion & Advertising          1961

10                    Com.          1961

10                    Clippings          undated

10                    WDVR          undated

10                    WPBS          1968

10                    WPBS          1968, 1970

10                    Chestnut Street Week          1965

Series 7. Subject Files, 1929-1978

11                    Action Program          1962

11                    Action Program          1962

11                    Better Break          1968

11                    Bicentennial Exposition          1965, 1976

11                    Bond Issues          1969

11                    C Miscellaneous          1969

11                    Chestnut Street Association          1965, 1971

11                    Bridge          1958, 1959

11                    Mall          1961, 1963

11                    Mall          1966, 1969

11                    Mall, Conference. Bacon          September 6, 1967

11                    Mall, Rafsky          August 18, 1967

11                    Mall, Interviews          1965

11                    Mall, News Publication          1966

11                    Mall, News Clippings          1963, 1964

11                    Mall          1963, 1966

11                    Mall, News Clippings          1965, 1968

11                    Mall, Publicity. News Clippings          1963

11                    Mall, Resolution          June 3, 1965

11                    Mall, Study          1965

11                    "Chestnut Street Shopper"          December 1935

11                    "Chestnut Street Voice", "Philly Life"          1982

11                    Citizens' Council on City Planning          1965

11                    Citizens' Council on City Planning          1961, 1963

11                    City Planning News clippings & Brochures          1963, 1965

11                    Committees          1965

11                    Contracts          undated

11                    Copy          undated

11                    Corleto Conference          1967, 1969

11                    Complaints          1969, 1974

11                    Cooke Dinner          1954

11                    Crosstown          1969

11                    D Miscellaneous          1969

11                    Driveways          1950, 1951

11                    Driveway 1000 Block          1950

11                    F Miscellaneous          1969

11                    Forrest Theatre Case          1934

11                    Forms          undated

11                    G Miscellaneous          1966, 1969

11                    H Miscellaneous          1969

11                    Maude Harget          1943

11                    Holiday Bus          1965

11                    I.J Miscellaneous          1965, 1968

11                    HUD          1973

12                    Insurance          1970, 1978

12                    Insurance          1966, 1969

12                    Insurance          1963, 1969

12                    Inventory          1958, 1968

12                    Job Opportunity Cooperating Committee          undated

12                    K Miscellaneous          1963, 1968

12                    L Miscellaneous          1968, 1969

12                    Lease          1958, 1975

12                    Liberty Bell          1973

12                    Lighting          1926, 1929

12                    Magazines. "Center City Philadelphian"          1963, 1966

12                    "Philadelphia Magazine"          1965, 1967

12                    Miscellaneous          undated

12                    Mayor's Conference          1968

12                    Menus          undated

12                    Minicar Mass Transit System Final Report on Phase I          December 1968

12                    Newspaper Clippings          undated

12                    Newspaper Clippings          undated

12                    Newsstands          1936, 1963

12                    #2304          undated

12                    P Miscellaneous          undated

12                    Pact          1970s

12                    Pact          1969

12                    Pact: Minutes          1976, 1978

12                    Pact: Minutes          1974, 1975

12                    Pact: Minutes          1973

12                    Pact: Minutes          1970, 1973

12                    Pact officers & member agencies          1971, 1972

12                    Parking          undated

12                    Parking lot members          1974

12                    Pearson Sporting Goods          undated

12                    Penn Center Stadium Inc.          1964

12                    Pennsylvania Railroad. N.Y. Excursions          1955, 1959

12                    Personnel          1961, 1971

12                    Philadelphia Bicentennial Corp.          1969

12                    Philadelphia City Council. Bills          undated

12                    Philadelphia City Council. Journal Entries          undated

13                    Philadelphia City Planning Commission          1961, 1962

13                    Philadelphia Merchants Association          undated

13                    Philadelphia Sales Tax          1965

13                    Pilot Study          1970, 1971

13                    Police Checks          1965, 1970

13                    Post Office Permits          1960, 1964

13                    Post Office          undated

13                    PTC Strike          1967

13                    Public Ledger Building          undated

13                    R Miscellaneous          1963, 1968

13                    Reports          undated

13                    S Miscellaneous          1967, 1968

13                    Septa Hearing          March 9, 1970

13                    Signs          1932

13                    Signs          1933, 1934

13                    Stadium          undated

13                    Proposed Location          1964, 1965

13                    Proposed Location          1961

13                    Newspaper Clippings          1961, 1967

13                    Survey. Location          September 1964

13                    Store Hours          1968, 1975

13                    Sunday Sales          1972

13                    Sunday Selling          1965

13                    Survey Results          1958

13                    T Miscellaneous          1963, 1968

13                    Traffic Problems          1939, 1944

13                    Newspapers Clippings          undated

13                    Tree Program          1960, 1968

13                    U.V Miscellaneous          1967, 1968

13                    W Miscellaneous          1966, 1968

13                    Weather. Open Letter          1962, 1965

13                    Weather Newspaper Clippings          undated

13                    World Affairs Council          undated

13                    X-Z Miscellaneous          1963, 1969

14                    Oversized Posters, Drawings, Plans, etc.          undated