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Citizens' Council of Delaware County (Pa.) Records

Collection ID

URB 15

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Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary

Citizen’s Council of Delaware County (Pa.) Records


Collection ID
URB 15

Citizens' Council of Delaware County (Pa.)

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English.        

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Citizens' Council of Delaware County was a county-wide citizens organization (financed in part by the United Fund) that was concerned with studying and making suggestions for solving the physical problems caused by the growth of the county. Its aim was to arouse citizens and government interest in the Council's programs for industrial development, highways, and transportation, and sanitation and conservation of water supply and natural resources.

The CCDC was created in 1957 by the merger of the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association of Delaware County (CHPA) and the Citizens' Creek Valley Association of Delaware County (CCVA). The CHPA was organized in 1954 as a citizens group to study county-wide problems relevant to housing and planning. The CCVA was a private group that was organized in 1956 with more limited aims than the CHPA. The CCVA was not concerned with county wide projects, but exclusively with those relevant to the creek valley areas of the county, mainly water pollution and conservation of parks and woodlands.

Description of Collection

This collection consists of the minutes of the CCDC’s executive committee, membership, financial matters and specific projects.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type of material.

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 Citizens' Council of Delaware County (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], Citizens' Council of Delaware County (Pa.) Records, URB 15, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Citizens' Council of Delaware County through Margot B. Hunt, President, 1970 (Accession 75) and 1975 (Accession 224).          

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:

Personal/Family Names:
Carlson, Walter M.
Kennedy, Lilian Tarbell

Corporate Names:
Penjerdel (Corporation)
Philadelphia International Airport

Conservation of natural resources
Express highways--Pennsylvania--Environmental aspects
Housing--Pennsylvania--Delaware County
Land use--Pennsylvania--Delaware County
Regional planning--Pennsylvania--Delaware County
Water resources development

Delaware County (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Membership lists


1          1          Board of Directors          1954-1956

1          2          Board of Directors          January 1957

1          3          Board of Directors          February-April l957

1          4          Board of Directors          March-November 1957

1          5          Board of Directors          January-March 1958

1          6          Board of Directors          April-November 1958

1          7          Board of Directors          January-March 1959

1          8          Board of Directors          April-November 1959

1          9          Board of Directors          January-April 1960

1          10          Board of Directors          May-December 1960

1          11          Board of Directors          January-February 1961

1          12          Board of Directors          March 1961

1          13          Board of Directors          April-June 1961

1          14          Board of Directors          June-November 1961

1          15          Board of Directors          November-December 1961

1          16          Board of Directors          December 1961

1          17          Board of Directors          January 1962

1          18          Board of Directors          January-December 1962

1          19          Board of Directors          March 1962

1          20          Board of Directors          April-May 1962

1          21          Board of Directors          June-October 1962

1          22          Board of Directors          November-December 1962

2          23          Board of Directors          January-April 1963

2          24          Board of Directors          May-June 1963

2          25          Board of Directors          June-December 1963

2          26          Speeches          undated

2          27          Reports          undated

2          28          President's Letter          1958

2          29          Citizens' Creek Valley Association of Delaware County          1957

2          30          Membership Committee          1958-62

2          31          Membership Committee          1963-69

2          32          Membership Committee: miscellaneous          undated

2          33          Membership Drive: miscellaneous          undated

2          34          Committee Organization          undated

2          35          Committee Organization          undated

2          36          Airport Project          undated

2          37          Miscellaneous Projects          undated

2          38          Birmingham, Pennsylvania: Newsletter          1968-69

2          39          Miscellaneous Materials Printed by Other Counties

2          40          Membership Lists          undated

2          41          Membership Lists          undated

2          42          Citizens' Council of Delaware County Bulletin          1954-1956

2          43          Citizens' Council of Delaware County Bulletin          1960-1962

2          44          Citizens' Council of Delaware County Bulletin          1968-1969

2          45          Correspondence          1959-1962

2          46          Correspondence          1962-1963

2          47          Newsletters and Mimeo Notices          1972-1975