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Houston Community Center (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID

URB 40, PC-36

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Collection Summary

Title
Houston Community Center (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Dates
1904-1970

Collection ID
URB 40, PC-36

Creator
Houston Community Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity
9.42 linear feet (23 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Houston Community Center was founded as St. Martha's House in 1901 with two purposes: "to furnish a center of health, physical and spiritual improvement and to be a Field Work Center for young women who were in training for Church parish work." F. Houston originally proposed the idea of a settlement house in South Philadelphia to Bishop Whitaker of the Episcopal Church. Deaconess Jean Colesbury established the settlement on South Eighth Street and was Deaconess-in-charge until her resignation in 1930. Ties to the Church were strong at first but gradually lessened until the final legal tie was in 1961. In 1966, the settlement changed its name to "Houston Community Center" to honor Samuel Houston. The Greenwich Branch of the settlement opened in 1968 on South Sixth Street.

The settlement's early activities were typical of neighborhood houses throughout the United States. Houston was especially interested in improving the skills of homemakers in the cooking, area, and the settlement sponsored a Domestic Circle in addition to classes in cooking, sewing, and kitchen-gardening. Activities for boys were limited at first, but a kindergarten, Guild, and library attracted many children. By 1914, the settlement programs included boys' gym classes and boys' clubs. A medical dispensary opened in 1910 and a dental clinic in 1923. A milk station and savings bank were also part of the early program.

Jewish and Polish people, and Lithuanians lived around the settlement in its early years. A Jewish Scout troop was organized by 1914. The Daughters of America started in 1933 as a place where Italian mothers could learn American homemaking and child care skills as well have programs oriented around their interests. African-Americans gradually moved into the area and the Dunbar Club was organized in the 1930s for African-American women. An Auxiliary Board of Directors advised the staff on programs and helped raise funds.

After World War II, St. Martha's House moved away from traditional in-house programs and concerned itself more and more with community problems such as urban renewal and the Delaware Expressway. St. Martha's director was one of the founders of Southwark Community Council during World War II. The settlement staff worked closely with the Community Council and various neighborhood groups, such as Greenwich Neighbors, to a Youth Council and various job programs for youth. St. Martha's program of Opportunity Clubs began about 1960 in local schools and expanded several years later into the extensive School-Settlement Program co - sponsored by the Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance settlements throughout the city.

Description of Collection

Collection contains administrative records including Board of Directors meeting minutes, annual reports, building maintenance records, financial records including budget material, and membership material, as well as scrapbooks and records of clubs and allied organizations. The collection also contains undated and unidentified photographs depicting children engaged in various organized activities; luncheons; senior citizens; vacant lots and buildings; slides, two rolls of 8mm color film, and one halftone block of the organization's building.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 series as follows:
 
Series 1: Board of Directors/Office Files, 1931-1969
Series 2: Financial/Membership Records, 1937-1960s
Series 3: Program Files, 1932-1960s
Series 4: Outside Agencies, 1960s
Series 5: Photographs (PC-36), circa 1904-1969

Series 1. Board of Directors/Office Files. Board of Director's minutes (1953-1969), chronicles annual reports (1931-1933, 1954-1958), personnel records and building maintenance records from 1950s and 1960s.

Series 2. Financial/Membership Records. Financial records from 1937-1960 and 1958-1960, budget material from 1960s, and membership cards from 1945-1961.

Series 3. Program Files. Activity ledger (1932-1939), and records of house clubs and neighborhood organizations (Southwark Community Council and Greenwich Neighbors), primarily for 1950s and 1960s.

Series 4. Outside Agencies. Various local and national agencies of interest to the settlement extensive records on the Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance School-Settlement Program in the late 1960s.

Series 5. Photographs (PC-36). Photographs consist of approximately 250 photographs, 100 color slides, 2 rolls of 8mm color film, and one half tone plate of the organization's building. Most photos are undated and unidentified. Images in the collection mostly portray children at various activities including sports and camps. 14 slides depict streets and buildings under the topic "Whitman Urban Renewal." Also includes luncheons, senior citizens, Southwark Community Council Athletic Field, and vacant buildings and lots. Photographers include Robert Bauers, Casella Studio, Herm Gellar, Thomas Hanks, Milton R. Holmes, Laskey Studio, Sol Levitt, A.D. Porter, and Slutsky Studio. 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1719767~S30

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.

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. Certain digital files may also be inaccessible. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Houston Community Center (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], Houston Community Center (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, URB 40, PC-36, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited through the organization by Henry Meigs, October 1971, Accession 103.

Processing Information

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:
Houston Community Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
St. Martha's House (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Children -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Social settlements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Urban renewal—Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

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

Material Types:
8mm (size: photographic film)
Administrative records
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Financial records
Histories
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Minutes
Photographs
Publications
Reports
School records
Scrapbooks
Slides

Inventory


Series 1. Board of Directors/Office Files, 1931-1969
 

Series 1 includes Board of Director's minutes (1953-1969), chronicles annual reports (1931-1933, 1954-1958), personnel records and building maintenance records from 1950s and 1960s.

1          1          History, Background on Program          undated
1          2          History report          1948
1          3          Background on Area Around St. Martha’s House          1941
1          4-5          Annual Reports          1931-1933, 1954-1958
1          6          Houston Community Center. Reports to the Community          1965-1966, 1968
1          7          St. Martha’s House. Book for Missionary Incidents, Jean W. Colesbury         circa 1913
1          8          St. Martha’s House. Chronicle          1904-1907
1          9          St. Martha’s House. Chronicle         January 1908-January 1914
2          10          St. Martha’s House. Board of Directors, Minutes          1953-1955
2          11          St. Martha’s House. Board of Directors, Minutes and Correspondence          1956-1960
2          12          Houston Community Center. Board of Directors and Committees, Minutes and Correspondence, etc.          1960-1965
2          13          Houston Community Center. Board of Directors, Correspondence and Minutes          1965-1969
2          14          St. Martha’s House. Auxiliary Board of Directors, Area Committee, Correspondence          1951
2          15          St. Martha’s House. Auxiliary Board of Directors, Area Committee, John Sennott, Work Sheets          1949-1951
2          16          St. Martha’s House. Auxiliary Board of Directors, Area Committee, Correspondence          1951
2          17          St. Martha’s House. Staff Meetings, Minutes, etc.          1956-1959
3          18          Houston Community Center. Staff Meetings, Minutes          1966
3          19          St. Martha’s House. Personnel Handbooks          1948, 1950, 1957-1959
3          20          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. Personnel, Job Descriptions          1966, 1968
3          21          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. Personnel, Personnel practices         circa 1967
3          22          St. Martha’s House. Headworker's Reports          1940-1941
3          23          Houston Community Center. Executive Director's Reports          1968
3          24          St. Martha’s House. Community Worker's Reports, John Craine Sennott and Charles Cacace         circa 1951-1952
3          25          St. Martha’s House. Community Worker's Reports, Miscellaneous, Charles Berman          1960
3          26          St. Martha’s House. Temple University, Field Experience Program          1957-1959
3          27          St. Martha’s House. Atlanta university School of Social Work, Field Work Manual, Correspondence, Conference          1960
3          28          St. Martha’s House. Personnel, Correspondence          1960
3          29          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. City of Philadelphia, Department of Licenses and Inspections, Correspondence          1964-1969
3          30          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. Personnel, Miscellaneous          1958, 1963
3          31          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. Building Maintenance Correspondence, etc.          1962-1969
3          32          Houston Community Center. Policies on Use of Buildings and Facilities          1966



Series 2. Financial/Membership Records, 1937-1960s

Series 2 includes financial records from 1937-1960 and 1958-1960, budget material from 1960s, and membership cards from 1945-1961.


4          1-2          Financial Records          1906-1921
4          3-10          Financial Records          1921-1959
5          12          St. Martha’s House. United Fund Budget Submission          1964-1965
5          13          Houston Community Center. Budget          1968-1970
5          14          St. Martha’s House. Membership Analysis          1939
5          15          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. Membership, Miscellaneous          undated
5          16          St. Martha’s House. Budget          1963-1964
5          17          St. Martha’s House. Membership Cards, Drop-outs          1945-1949
5          18          St. Martha’s House. Membership Cards, Membership Index Cards          1947-1948
5          19          St. Martha’s House. Membership Cards          1947-1961



Series 3. Program Files, 1932-1960s

Series 3 includes an activity ledger (1932-1939), and records of house clubs and neighborhood organizations (Southwark Community Council and Greenwich Neighbors), primarily for 1950s and 1960s.


6          1          St. Martha’s House. Program Evaluation          1957-1958
6          2          St. Martha’s House. Department Evaluations          1957-1960
6          3          St. Martha’s House. Event Book, March 28          1932-May 17          1939
6          4          St. Martha’s House. Scrapbook          1934
6          5          St. Martha’s House. Flyers on Activities, Clippings, etc.          1940-1941
6          6          St. Martha’s House. Adult Forum, Flyers, Correspondence          1960
6          7          St. Martha’s House. Annual Dinner          1957-1961
6          8          St. Martha’s House. Block Groups, Fifth and Cantrell Community Program Records, Tot Lot, etc.          1959-1960
6          9          St. Martha’s House. Block Groups, 600 Cantrell Community Program Records, etc.          1959
6          10          St. Martha’s House. Block Groups, Darien Street Community Program Records, etc.          1959-1960
6          11          St. Martha’s House. Block Groups, Friendly Neighbors Community Program Records, etc.          1959-1960
6          12          St. Martha’s House. Block Groups, Training Course, Minutes, Correspondence          1960-1961
7          13          St. Martha’s House. Camp Records          1936-1950
7          14          St. Martha’s House. Corinthian Club, Minute Book          1906
7          15          St. Martha’s House. Daughters of America, Treasurer's Book          1948-1949
7          16          St. Martha’s House. Daughters of America, Roll Books          1940-1943, 1945-1952
7          17          St. Martha’s House. Day Camp, Evaluations, etc.          1953-1959
7          18          St. Martha’s House. East Project          1950-1952
7          19          St. Martha’s House. Emily-Mercy Civic Association and Fifth and Cantrell Community Tot Lot Association, Co-op Summer Tot Lot Program          1952
7          20          St. Martha’s House. Garden Clubs          1953-1957
7          21          St. Martha’s House. Greenwich Center Coordinated Program         Fall 1949
7          22          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Flyers of Activities          1968
7          23          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Food Club, Minutes, etc.          1968-1969
7          24          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Get Acquainted Party          1968-1969
8          25          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Greenwich Gazette           1966-1968
8          26          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, May Festival          1968
8          27          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Membership          1967
8          28          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Recreation Committee, June Graduation Dance          1966
8          29          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, June Graduation Dance          1968
8          30          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Scholarship Committee, Applications, Correspondence          1968
8          31          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Neighbors, Greenwich Neighbors Branch Office Advisory Committee, Minutes, Agenda          1968-1969
8          32          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Branch, Branch Budgets          1968-1969
8          33          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Branch, Branch Office Documents, Permits, etc.          1968-1969
8          34          Houston Community Center. Greenwich Branch and Greenwich Neighbors, Miscellaneous          1966-1969
8          35          St. Martha’s House. House Program, Miscellaneous          1942-1960
8          36          Housing/Relocation          1965-1968
8          37          St. Martha’s House. Martha-ettes, Meeting Summary          undated
8          38          St. Martha’s House. Mifflin Square Improvement Association, Minutes, Agendae          1951
8          39          St. Martha’s House. Mifflin Square Improvement Association, Neighborhood Survey on Use of Mifflin Square          1951
8          40          St. Martha’s House. Mifflin Square Improvement Association, Community Worker's Correspondence, John C. Sennott          1950-1952
8          41          St. Martha’s House. Mifflin Square Improvement Association, Community Worker's Reports, Work Sheets, John C. Sennott          1951
9          41A          St. Martha’s House. Mighty Midgets, Progress Report, Minutes, etc.          1951-1956
9          42          St. Martha’s House. Neighborhood Projects, Miscellaneous          1950-1951
9          43          St. Martha’s House. Opportunity Club, Key-St. Martha's Project, Student Evaluations          1965-1966
9          44          St. Martha’s House. Opportunity Club, A Report of Progress          1959-1961
9          45          St. Martha’s House. Playfields, Programs          1951
9          46          Houston Community Center. Playstreets          1966-1968
9          47          Houston Community Center. Policies and Procedures during Civil Disorder          1968
9          48          St. Martha’s House. St. Martha's house Role in the Community, Seminar          1964
9          49          St. Martha’s House. Sharwood-Mt. Carmel-St. Martha's Softball League, Spring 1950
9          50          St. Martha’s House. South East Citizen Improvement Association          1952
9          51          St. Martha’s House. South End Civic Association          1951-1953
9          52          St. Martha’s House. South Marshall Civic Tot Lot Association, 2300 S. Marshall Avenue          1950-1952
9          53          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Conferences, Charles Cacace          1957-1959
10          54          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Executive Board and General Meetings          1957-1959
10          55          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Minutes, Correspondence, Flyers on Activities          1957-1958
10          56          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Minutes, Correspondence, Flyers on Activities, and Community Worker's Reports          1959-1960
10          57          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Correspondence, Minutes, Activities          1960-1961
10          58          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Human Relations Council, Minutes, Correspondence          1957-1961
10          59          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Human Relations Committee, "Singing City," 1958
10          60          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Human Relations Committee, Minutes, etc., re: Meeting, May 9          1960
10          61          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Traffic and Light Committee          1959-1960
10          62          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Urban Renewal Committee          1957-1960
11          63          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Membership Correspondence          1959-1961
11          64          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Correspondence on Housing Problems in Area          1960-1961
11          65          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Correspondence on Recreational Programs          1959-1961
11          66          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Baseball Banquet, September 26          1960
11          67          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council-St. Martha's House Summer Baseball Program          1961
11          68          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Youth Council, Minutes, Organization          1958-1959
11          69          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Youth Council, Minutes, etc.          1958-1960
11          70          St. Martha’s House. Southwark Community Council, Youth Council, Minutes          1959-1960
11          71          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. Scrapbooks on Activities          1952-1970
12          72          St. Martha’s House. Publicity, Newspaper Clippings and Victorial          1942-1943
12          73          St. Martha’s House. Publicity, Neighborhood Notes           1957-1958
12          74          St. Martha’s House. Publicity, News Releases, Clippings, etc.          1960-1966
12          75          Houston Community Center. Publicity, South Philadelphia Review          1968, 1970



Series 4. Outside Agencies, 1960s
 

Series 4 includes various local and national agencies of interest to the settlement extensive records on the Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance School-Settlement Program in the late 1960s.

13          1          All Day Neighborhood Schools          1959

13          2          Citizens Council on City Planning, Correspondence, Newsletters, etc.          1953-1960
13          3          Citizen’s Council on City Planning, Reports, Bulletins, Memos          1953-1960
13          4-10          Citizen's Council on City Planning, Zoning Alert Service          1952-1959
13          11          Community Chest, Social Audit          1955-1957
13          12          Community Organization and Neighborhood Development, Miscellaneous          1956-1957
13          13          Council on Social Agencies, Settlement Study Committee          1941-1949
13          14          Delaware Expressway, Clippings, Correspondence          1960
13          15          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, Miscellaneous          1967-1969
13          16          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School Settlement Program (Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program), Background Materials, Procedures, Forms, etc.          1967
13          17          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Professional and Student Staff Meeting Minutes          1966-1968
13          18          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Selection of Students for Opportunity Clubs          1967
13          19          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key-Houston Advisory Committee          1966-1968
13          20          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key-Houston Boys Junior Group, Don Hamilton, Leader, Group Records          1967-1968
13          21          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key-Houston, Group Record Forms, Don Hamilton, Group Leader          1967-1968
13          22          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key-Houston Opportunity Club, Graduation         June 1967
14          23          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key School, Home Visits          1966-1967
14          24          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key School, Individual Conferences          1967-1968
14          25          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key School, Psychological Profiles          1966-1968
14          26          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Houston Community Center, Group Record, James Dudley, Group Leader          1966-1967
14          27          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key School, Group Records, James Dudley, Group Leader          1966-1967
14          28          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key Junior Opportunity Club, Group Records, Don Hamilton, Group Leader          1968
14          29          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Key Seniors, Group Record Form and Individual Conferences          1967-1968
14          30          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Parents Group Opportunity Club, Group Records, Don Hamilton, Group Leader          1967-1968
14          31          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Reed School, James Dudley, Group Leader          1966-1967
14          32          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington-Reed Advisory Committee, Minutes          1966-1968
14          33          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington School, Home Visits          1966-1968
14          34          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington School, Individual Conferences          1967-1968
14          35          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington School, Student Profiles         circa 1967
14          36          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington School, Parents Group Meetings, Minutes          1968
14          37          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington School, Group Records, James Dudley, Group Leader          1966-1967
14          38          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington Junior Group, Group Record Forms and Individual Conferences          1967-1968
14          39          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington Seniors Group, Group Record Forms and Individual Conferences          1967-1968
15          40          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Washington School, Parent Permission Slips, Student Information Forms, etc.          1966-1968
15          41          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, YMCA, Group Records, James Dudley, Group Leader          1966-1967
15          42          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Group Records, etc., James Dudley, Group Leader          1966-1967
15          43          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Summaries, James Dudley          undated
15          44          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Opportunity Clubs, Attendance Sheets          undated
15          45          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Day Camps         1967-1968
15          46          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Follow-up on Enrollees          1968
15          47          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Program Ideas          undated
15          48          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Referral Resources          undated
15          49          Delaware Valley Settlement Alliance, School-Settlement Program, Trips around Philadelphia          undated
15          50          Federation of Community Councils of Philadelphia, Miscellaneous          1957-1959
15          51          Health and Welfare Council, Correspondence, etc.          1968
15          52          Health and Welfare Council, Education-Recreation Division          1951          1956
15          53-57          Health and Welfare Council, Form G and Supplementary Settlement Reports for Form G, Monthly          January 1954-June 1958
16          58-78          Health and Welfare Council, Form G and Supplementary Settlement Reports for Form G          1956-1957
17          79-94          Health and Welfare Council, Form G and Supplementary Settlement Reports for Form G          1957-1959
18          95-106          Health and Welfare Council, Form G and Supplementary Settlement Reports for Form G          1959
18          107          Human Relations Agencies and Human Relations Commission, Fellowship Committee, Miscellaneous          1965-1966
18          108          Mantua Development Association, Miscellaneous 1965-1966
18          109          National Association of Settlements, Group Work Section, Philadelphia Chapter, Minutes          1959-1961
18          110          National Association of Social Workers, Group Work Section, Philadelphia Chapter, Correspondence, Papers for Conference          1961
18          111          NASW, Philadelphia Chapter, International Social Work Committee, Minutes, Correspondence          1959-1961
18          112          NASW, Philadelphia Chapter, Committee on Social Work Education, Minutes, etc.          1960
18          113          NASW, Philadelphia Chapter, Memos to Members, Newsletters          1956-1957
19          114          NASW, Philadelphia Chapter, Miscellaneous          1956-1960
19          115          National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, Miscellaneous          1957-1965
19          116          North City Congress, Policy Statement, Speech          1968
19          117          Parent-Teacher Associations and Home and School Associations          1953, 1958
19          118          Philadelphia Association of Settlements, Minutes and Executive Committee Minutes          1957-1959
19          119          PAS, Community Worker's Committee, Minutes, etc.          1959-1961
19          120          PAS, Mental Health Committee and Program          1957-1958
19          121          PAS, Correspondence with United Neighborhood House of New York and with Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers          1958
19          122          PAS, Correspondence, Miscellaneous          1956-1959
19          123          Philadelphia, Commission on Human Relations, South Philadelphia Committee on Intergroup Affairs, Minutes, etc.          1959-1960
19          124          City of Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations          1960-1961
19          125          Philadelphia, Department of Licenses and Inspections, Housing and Fire Prosecutions for Violations of the Philadelphia Code          August 1959
19          126          Philadelphia, Department of Public Welfare, Youth Conservation Services, Reports, etc.          1966, undated
19          127          Philadelphia, Housing Authority, Used House Program          1965
20          128          Philadelphia Housing Association, "Housing Facts"          1966-1968
20          129          Philadelphia Housing Association, Miscellaneous          1957-1958
20          130          Philadelphia Public Schools, Miscellaneous          1968
20          131          Philadelphia Referral Program, "Monthly Review," etc.          1949-1956
20          132          Philadelphia Youth Services Board, "Youth Service," etc.          1956-1959
20          133          Race Relations and Community Leaders Planning Meetings          1968
20          134          South Philadelphia Citizens Conference, Advisory Committee on City Planning          1951-1952
20          135          South Philadelphia Community Development Corporation, Correspondence, Interim Directors' Reports, etc.          1968
20          136          South Philadelphia Realty Board          1956
20          137          Southern Boulevard Civic Association
20          138          Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Poor People's Campaign          1968
20          139          Southward District Council, Miscellaneous          1944
20          140          United Fund, Correspondence, Reports, etc.          1960-1961
20          141          United Fund, Fund-Agency Review for Houston Community Center          undated
20          142          United States, Commission on Civil Rights, Press Releases          1968
20          143          War on Poverty, Newspaper Clippings, etc.          1965-1968
20          144          Welfare Rights Organization (Philadelphia and Pennsylvania), Correspondence, Newsletters, etc.          1967-1968
20          145          Wharton Community Center-Reed Street House, Flyers on Meetings, Activities, etc.          1955-1958
20          146          St. Martha’s House/Houston Community Center. Youth Problems, Programs, Miscellaneous          undated
20          147          Miscellaneous          undated
20          148          Masters Thesis--Groups in St. Martha’s House and Ethnic Relations          1961

 

Series 5: Photographs (PC-36), circa 1904-1969

Series 5 consists of approximately 250 photographs, 100 color slides, 2 rolls of 8mm color film, and one half tone plate of the organization's building. Most photos are undated and unidentified. Images in the collection mostly portray children at various activities including sports and camps. 14 slides depict streets and buildings under the topic "Whitman Urban Renewal." Also includes luncheons, senior citizens, Southwark Community Council Athletic Field, and vacant buildings and lots. Photographers include Robert Bauers, Casella Studio, Herm Gellar, Thomas Hanks, Milton R. Holmes, Laskey Studio, Sol Levitt, A.D. Porter, and Slutsky Studio. 

1          Arts and Crafts          1948-1949, 1957
1          Awards          1962
1          Christmas          1948
1          Color Photographs          Undated
1          Dances          Undated
1          Day Care          Undated
1          Early Photos, Unidentified          Undated
1          Halloween          Undated
1          Hiking with Mr. Kennedy, Fairmount Park          August 22, 1941
1          Luncheons/Banquets          Undated
1          Miscellaneous Contact Sheets, No Negatives          Undated
1          Miscellaneous Photographs          1939, 1942, 1951, 1958, 1967
1          Miscellaneous Photographs          1939, 1942, 1951, 1958, 1967
1          Miscellaneous Photographs          1939, 1942, 1951, 1958, 1967
1          Miscellaneous Photographs          1939, 1942, 1951, 1958, 1967
1          Miscellaneous Photographs          1939, 1942, 1951, 1958, 1967
1          Miscellaneous Photographs          1939, 1942, 1951, 1958, 1967
1          Model Teen Fashion Show          1968
1          Mounted Miscellaneous Photos          Undated
1          Movies Outdoors          1949
1          Music and Dancing          1950, 1964
1          Neighborhood Settlement Week          Undated
2          Pet and Doll Shows          Undated
2          Play Street          1968
2          Plays and Pageants, 1938
2          Police Brutality Demonstration          Undated
2          Senior Citizens          Undated
2          Southwark Community Council Athletic Field          Undated
2          Sports          1949-1950
2          Summer Camp          1941
2          Vacant Lots and Buildings          1949-1950
2          Work Party for Pre-School Children          June 12, 1965
2          Working on Vacant Lots          1950, 1958
2          Color Slides, Miscellaneous          Undated
2          Color Slides, Whitman Urban Renewal          December 1957
2          Half tone plate          Undated
2          Day Camp and Carnival, Fairmount Park, 1961, 8mm film, 2 small reels          Undated