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Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia (Pa.) Records

Collection ID

Acc. 177, 246, 427, 602, 909

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title
Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia (Pa.) Records

Dates
1900-1986      

Collection ID
Acc. 177, 246, 427, 602, 909

Creator
Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia (Pa.)

Quantity
25.33 linear feet (30 boxes)   

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia was an independent, nonprofit watchdog agency concerned with improving public education in Philadelphia. This civic committee began in 1880 and was originally called the Public Education Association. The committee was comprised of elected members who studied and observed public education in the School District of Philadelphia in order to make recommendations to the School Board. The committee disbanded in 1999.

Description of Collection

This collection contains minutes, reports, publications, news clippings, case files, and other materials related to the Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection contains 5 accessions:

Accession 177, 1900-1974
Accession 246, 1955-1974
Accession 427, 1958-1974
Accession 602, 1965-1986
          Series 1. School District of Philadelphia, 1965-1986
          Series 2. Organizations, 1965-1979
          Series 3. Literature on Education, 1975, undated
          Series 4. Newsclippings, Audiovisual Materials, etc., undated
Accession 909 (Portions restricted), undated

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research. Some materials may contain restrictions. Contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

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.

Technical Access

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Citizens Committee on Public Education in 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], Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia (Pa.) Records, Acc. 602, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Gafni, Miriam, President, April 1974 (Acc. 177); Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia, February 1976 (Acc. 246); Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia, 1980 (Acc. 427); Jennifer Heymsfeld, Office Manager, October 1985 (Acc. 602); Gail Tomlinson, Executive Director, March 25, 1999 and April 28, 1999 (Acc. 909).

Processing Information

Accession 246 processed in March 2010 by Abby Lang. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in May 2016.

 

Index Terms

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

Corporate Names:
Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia (Pa.)
Philadelphia Public Schools
School District of Philadelphia, Pa.

Subjects:
Education -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Public schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Case files
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts
Minutes
Pamphlets
Publications
Reports
School records
Sound recordings
Video recordings

Inventory

Accession 177, 1900-1974

A paper inventory for Accession 177 is available in the Special Collections Research Center reading room.

Accession 246, 1955-1974

A paper inventory for Accession 246 is available in the Special Collections Research Center reading room.

Accession 427, 1958-1974

A paper inventory for Accession 177 is available in the Special Collections Research Center reading room.

Accession 602, 1965-1986

Series 1. School District of Philadelphia, 1965-1986

1                    Agreement between the Board of Education and the P.F.T.          1978-1980

1                    Citizens' Panel for Desegregation          1979, 1980

1                    Conference Report, "Education for Responsible Parenthood"          undated

1                    Proposed Budget          1974-1975

1                    Proposed Budget          1973-1974

1                    Board of Education minutes

1                    Board of Education minutes          January 27-Febuary 10, 1986

1                    Board of Education minutes          January 31-Febuary 6, 1984

1                    Board of Education minutes          January 31 - April 5, 1983

1                    Board of Education minutes          May 31-June 6, 1983

1                    Board of Education minutes          July 26-December 5, 1983

1                    Board of Education minutes          January 20-April 5, 1982

1                    Board of Education minutes          March 30-June 7, 1982

1                    Board of Education minutes          January 26-Febuary 23, 1981

1                    Board of Education minutes          February 23-Febuary 9, 1981

1                    Board of Education minutes          March 31-May 11, 1981

1                    Board of Education minutes          June 30-August 17, 1981

1                    Board of Education minutes          September 28-December 2, 1981

2                    Board of Education minutes          January 16-Febuary 25, 1980

2                    Board of Education minutes          February 25-April 28, 1980

2                    Board of Education minutes          April 28-May 6, 1980

2                    Board of Education minutes          June 30-December 1, 1980

2                    Board of Education minutes          January 8-May 7, 1979

2                    Board of Education minutes          June 25-August 20, 1979

2                    Board of Education minutes          September 24-December 3, 1979, January 9 - March 13, 1978

2                    Board of Education minutes          April 24-August 21, 1978

2                    Board of Education minutes          September 25-December 1, 1978

2                    Board of Education minutes          April 25-June 30, 1977

2                    Board of Education minutes          July 18-August 15, 1977

2                    Board of Education minutes          September 12-November 22, 1977

2                    Board of Education minutes          April 26-June 14, 1976

2                    Joint Accountability Committee Meeting          January, February 1975

2                    Accountability Committee Meeting          April 1975

2                    Office of Federal Programs, Digest of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 1974-1975

2                    Office of Informational Services, “For your Information” Newsletter          1979-1977

3                    Districts 1 & 2 Reading Programs, Non-Technical Report          1975-1976

3                    Districts 3 & 4 Reading Programs Non-Technical Report          1975-1976

3                    Districts 2 & 3 Reading Projects: The First Five Years          1975

3                    District 4 Reading Project: The First Five Years          1975

3                    The Division of Instructional Research and Development Services          December, 1974

3                    Evaluation of Career Education Projects          1975-1976

3                    Evaluation of Improvement of Reading Skills          1969-1970

3                    Follow-through pupil achievement characteristics in Philadelphia, 1974-1975

3                    Report: Spring 1969 Achievement Test Results          1969

3                    Summary Report: Spring 1968 Achievement Test Results          1968

3                    Title I E.S.E.A. Projects, Digest of Annual Evaluations          1965-1976

3                    Title I E.S.E.A. Projects, Evaluation          1975-1976

3                    Title I E.S.E.A. Projects, Evaluation          1979-1980

3                    Advisory Council for Career Education          1975-1976

3                    Southeastern Regional Advisory Committee: Training Task Force          1972

3                    Southeastern Regional Advisory Committee          1977-1978

3                    Handbook: Bus attendants who handle handicapped persons          undated

3                    3504 Handbook: Civil Rights for the disabled          undated

3                    Legislative Reporter, Sessions          1978-1973

3                    Legislative Services Report          1983

3                    Legislative Services Report          1982

3                    Legislative Services Report          1981

3                    District 3 - Reorganization: Fiscal Year 1980 Annual Program Plan          1980

3                    Gratz, Simon, High School Expansion          1968

3                    School Capacity for Problem Solving          June 1974, May, 1975

3                    School Capacity for Problem Solving          1975-1976

3                    Comprehensive Early Childhood Network          1972

3                    District 8          undated

3                    District 7          undated

3                    District 6          undated

3                    District 4          undated

3                    District 2          undated

3                    Dual Audio TV          undated

3                    Operation Outreach          undated

3                    Reports          undated

3                    Compliance Review Report on Section 504 Regulations          undated

3                    Controller’s Report on Philadelphia School District          1974

3                    Evaluation of Elected Officials.          undated

3                    Get.Set Day Care Program Audit , Report on Office Management          undated

3                    Report on the Status of the Voluntary          undated

3                    Desegregation Plan of the Philadelphia School District.          undated

3                    Study of Functional Priorities for Urban Public Schools          1976  

                       

Series 2. Organizations, 1965-1979

4                    Citizens' Advisory Committee on Quality Education          undated

4                    Citizens' Committee on Public Education          undated

4                    Accountability          1975

4                    Accountability, How it Works          1977

4                    Citizens' Guide to the Contract (P.F.T.)          undated

4                    Improving the Delivery of Services to Philadelphia Children and Youth, Volume I          1979

4                    Improving the Delivery of Services to Philadelphia Children and Youth, Volume II          1979

4                    "One Way ... toward better schools"          undated

4                    Physical standards for Philadelphia's Public Schools          undated

4                    Planning          undated

4                    Promotion Standards Committee Policy          undated

4                    Report of the Governance Committee          undated

4                    School Visits Committee, "Look at your Schools"          undated

4                    Seminar on Reading in the '70s          1970s

4                    Statement on the Educational Park          1967

4                    The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce          undated

4                    The Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements, A Voter Participation Study of 14 Philadelphia Neighborhoods          1978

4                    H.A.D.V., 75th Anniversary Celebration, Commemorative Guide          undated

4                    Health and Welfare Council, Inc., Newsletter          1965, 1967, 1968

4                    Human Resources Development Institute, Newsletters          1975, 1976

4                    The League of Women Voters, Public Speaking, etc.          undated

4                    N.A.A.C.P.          undated

4                    National School Public Relations Association          undated

4                    P.T.A.          1978-1979

4                    Pennsylvania Economy League          undated

4                    Philadelphia Nutrition Council          undated

4                    Philadelphia Urban League          undated

4                    First Quarterly Report           April 1977

4                    Third Quarterly Report          October 1976

4                    Second Quarterly Report          July 1976

4                    Second Quarterly Report          July 1975

4                    First Quarterly Report          April 1975

4                    1975 Annual Report          1975

4                    Mid-Year Report          July 13, 1967

4                    Second Quarterly Report          July 1967

4                    First Quarterly Report          April 1967

4                    Third Quarterly Report          October 1966

4                    1966 Annual Report          1966

4                    Newsletter          1967-1966

4                    Report of the Task Force presented to the Board of Education          undated

4                    Research for Better Schools, Inc.          undated

4                    Annual Report          1967

4                    Report: Achievement Competence Training          undated

4                    Case Study of a Regional Educational Research Lab          1971

4                    Study, "Education needed to meet the psychological requirements of the future"          undated

4                    Several Studies          undated

4                    Survey of Public Attitudes toward Philadelphia School System          undated

4                    Miscellaneous, Information          undated

           

Series 3. Literature on Education, 1975, undated    

4                    Bergstrom and Dreker, "The Evaluation of Existing Interagency Day Care Requirements"          undated

4                    Boonin, Tobyann A., "Programmatic desegregation in the Public Schools"          undated

4                    C.C.P.E., Articles on Education          undated

4                    Lessinger, Dr. Leon, Lecture          1975

4                    Marcase, Dr. Michael P., Superintendent, "Education for all Students..."          undated

4                    Moskow, Mcleman, "Teacher Negotiations and School Decentralization"          undated

Series 4. Newsclippings, Audiovisual Materials, etc., undated

4                    Philadelphia Inquirer, Report on the Philadelphia          undated

4                    School System, "The Shame of the Schools"          undated

4                    Drop-outs          undated

4                    Films, slides, tapes          undated

Accession 909 (Portions restricted), undated

Accession 909 has not been cataloged, organized for use, and has not yet had any necessary preservation actions taken. No inventory is available. These materials may or may not be available for research. Interested patrons must contact the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) prior to their visit to see if these materials can be made available.