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Greater Philadelphia Movement Photograph Collection

Collection ID

PC-17

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Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title
Greater Philadelphia Movement Photograph Collection

Dates
Circa 1955-1971        

Collection ID
PC-17

Creator
Greater Philadelphia Movement

Quantity
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)       

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.          

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Greater Philadelphia Movement (GPM) was established in 1948 to promote the social, economic, and governmental development of the Philadelphia Metropolitan area. The membership of GPM consists of executive personnel from various civic organizations in Philadelphia. The organization served as an extremely influential, high level corporate pressure group in diverse areas such as health care, justice, economics, business, and public administration. In December 1973, the organization merged with the Philadelphia Partnership to form the Greater Philadelphia Partnership.

Description of Collection

This collection generally contains photographs of Greater Philadelphia Movement meetings and annual dinners. Also included are some Philadelphia views including playgrounds, skyline of the City, Broad Street Station, and city neighborhoods/areas including Eastwick, Frankford, Pattison Avenue, South Philadelphia, and Southwest Temple. Photographers include Vincent April Photo Center, Bond McGarry Studios, Gilbert & Ring, Walter Holt, Jules Schick, Standard Photo Service Co., and G. Nelson Strubinger.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 4 series as follows:

Series 1: Annual Dinners of the Greater Philadelphia Movement, 1955-1971
Series 2: Meetings, 1955-1968
Series 3: Neighborhoods, undated
Series 4: Subjects, undated

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1701048~S12

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 Greater Philadelphia Movement Photograph Collection are the physical property 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], [Collection title], Greater Philadelphia Movement Photograph Collection, PC-17, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Originally received as part of the Black Coalition (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records (Acc. 296, 307), and the Greater Philadelphia Partnership Western Savings Fund Building Records (Acc. 294, 311).           

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:
Greater Philadelphia Movement

Subjects:
Neighborhoods -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Eastwick (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Frankford (Philadelphia, Pa.)
South Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Material Types:
Lantern slides
Negatives
Photographs

Inventory

Series 1: Annual Dinners of the Greater Philadelphia Movement, 1955-1971

1          1          Annual dinner          1955

1          2          Annual dinner          1956

1          3          Annual dinner          1957

1          4          Annual dinner          1959

1          5          Annual dinner          1960

1          6          Annual dinner          1961

1          7          Annual dinner          1962

1          8          Annual dinner          1963

1          9          Annual dinner          1964

1          10          Annual dinner          1965

1          11          Annual dinner          1966

1          12          Annual dinner          1967

1          13          Annual dinner          circa 1968

1          14          Annual dinner          October 28, 1971

Series 2: Meetings, 1955-1968

2          1          ASF          undated

2          2          Citizen's Budget Committee          December 1955

2          3          Citizen's Charter Committee and League of Women Voters, Seminar on Good Government          1960

2          4          Citizen's Charter Committee, Luncheon for Constitutional Revision          1963

2          5          Community Leadership Seminar, Pocono Manor          September 1965

2          6          Eagleville Trip, Board of Directors          July 5, 1967

2          7          Greater Philadelphia Movement and Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Board Meeting          1959

2          8          League of Women Voters          undated

2          9          Penjerdel Dinner          June 1958

2          10          Philadelphia Port Development          undated

2          11          Port Authority Bill          undated

2          12          Powelton Neighbors          undated

2          13          Shortway          May 6, 1958

2          14          Swarthmore Conference          1968

2          15          West Berlin Officials          1959

2          16          Miscellaneous          October 2, 1957

2          17          Miscellaneous          April 16-20, 1959

2          18          Miscellaneous          1962

2          19          Miscellaneous Neg #6807

2          20          Miscellaneous Neg #8239

2          21          Miscellaneous Neg #10561

2          22          Miscellaneous          undated

Series 3: Neighborhoods, undated

2          1          Eastwick          undated

2          2          Frankford          undated

2          3          Pattison Avenue          undated

2          4          South Philadelphia          undated

2          5          Southwest Temple          undated

2          6          Playgrounds          undated

2          7          Miscellaneous          undated

Series 4: Subjects, undated

3          1          Board of Directors - Portraits          undated

3          2          Broad Street Station          undated

3          3          City Views and Skyline          undated

3          4          Geodesic Dome          undated

3          5          Commuter Trains - Pioneer II          undated

3          6          Fort Mifflin          undated

3          7          International Airport          undated

3          8          Ontario - Transportation          undated

3          9          Plans, Models and Redevelopment Proposals          undated

3          10          University of Pennsylvania Project          undated

3          11          Safe Streets, Inc. and Others          undated

3          12          Skid Row          undated

3          13          Miscellaneous          undated

3          14          Miscellaneous Contact Prints/Negatives          undated

3          15          Negatives          undated

3          16          Glass Black and White Slides (Safe Streets, Inc)          undated

3          17          Artifacts          undated