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John C. Anderson Papers

Collection ID

Acc. 605

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
John C. Anderson Papers

Dates
1979-1983      

Collection ID
Acc. 605

Creator
Anderson, John C.

Quantity
9 linear feet (9 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English         

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

City Councilman John C. Anderson was an African American and gay member of Philadelphia City Council from 1979 until his death in 1983.

Description of Collection

This collection contains materials related to various Philadelphia city agencies; City Council bills, ordinances, and issues; correspondence; and election-related materials.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 7 series as follows:

Series 1:  City Agencies, 1975-1980
Series 2:  City Council Bills, 1980-1983
Series 3:  City Council Issues, 1978-1983
Series 4:  Correspondence, 1980-1983
Series 5:  Election Material, 1979-1984
Series 6:  Organizations, undated
Series 7:  Recommendations/Requests, 1980-1983

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 John C. Anderson Papers 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], John C. Anderson Papers, Accession 605, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Eileen M. O'Brien, Administrative Assistant to John C. Anderson, November 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:

Personal/Family Names:
Anderson, John C.

Corporate Names:
Philadelphia (Pa.). City Council

Subjects:
African Americans -- Politics and government -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Gays -- Politics and government -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Municipal government -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Clippings
Correspondence
Legal documents
Manuscripts
Reports

Inventory

Series 1: City Agencies, 1975-1980

1          Common Pleas Court. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1983

1          Common Pleas Court. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1982

1          Common Pleas Court. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1981

1          Common Pleas Court. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1980

1          Department of Licenses and Inspections. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1983

1          Department of Licenses and Inspections. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1982

1          Department of Licenses and Inspections. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1981

1          Department of Licenses and Inspections. Miscellaneous Correspondence/Materials          1980

1          Department of Licenses and Inspections. Gift Property Program          Undated

1          Department of Licenses and Inspections          Undated

1          Managing Director (Municipal Services)          Undated

1          Office of Housing and Community Development          Undated

1          Parking Authority. Philadelphia          Undated

1          Police Department          Undated

1          Police Department. Mayor's Task Force          Undated

1          Philadelphia School System          Undated

1          Philadelphia School System. Miscellaneous Correspondence          Undated

1          Non.Transfer Requests          Undated

2          Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Routes A and R (bus)          November 17-July 7, 1983

2          Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Routes A and R (bus)          June 27, 1983-September 10, 1982

2          Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Route G (bus)          September 1983

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          November 18-July 8, 1983

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          June 30-January 3, 1983

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          December 22-July 7, 1982

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          June 29-January 5, 1982

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          December 24-October 1, 1981

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          September 25-June 2, 1981

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          May 29-January 7, 1981

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          December 30-October 2, 1980

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          September 26 . July 1, 1980

2          Philadelphia Streets Department (Municipal Services). Correspondence          June 25-January 30, 1980

2          Traffic Engineering (Municipal Services). Correspondence          November 30-January 24, 1983

2          Traffic Engineering (Municipal Services). Correspondence          November 8-January 5, 1982

2          Traffic Engineering (Municipal Services). Correspondence          December 23-October 2, 1981

2          Water/Sewer Department. Correspondence          November 22-January 6, 1983

2          Water/Sewer Department. Correspondence          September 30-January 6, 1982

2          Water/Sewer Department. Correspondence          December 17-Miscellaneous, 1981

2          Water/Sewer Department. Correspondence          August 8-July 8, 1980, December 1979

2          Zoning. Correspondence          July 20-March 16, 1983

2          Zoning. Correspondence          December 6 . January 6, 1982

2          Zoning. Correspondence          December 8 . January 22, 1981

2          Zoning. Correspondence          1975, 1979, November 30- May 19, 1980

Series 2: City Council Bills, 1980-1983

3          Bill #5, 6. Amendment to Curfew Ordinance. Introduced January 24, 1980          June 26-January 24, 1980

3          Bill #12. Police Abuse. Introduced January 31,1980

3          Bill #12. Correspondence/Materials          December 9-April 1,1980

3          Bill #12. Correspondence/Materials          March 31-January 11, 1980

3          Bill #265. Juvenile Curfew. Introduced June 19, 1980          October 8-May 10, 1980

3          Bills #336, 377. Private Clubs/Bars. Introduced August 7, 1980, April 24.          March 16, 1981, December 31-August 7, 1980

3          Bill #709. Condominium Conversion Tax. Introduced May 7, 1981          1981

3          Bill #709. Correspondence          June 10-April 21, 1982

3          Bill #709. Correspondence          October 26-March 10, 1981

3          Bill #723. Real Estate Non. Utilization Tax. Introduced May 14, 1981

3          Bill #723. Correspondence          April 29-April 5, 1983, 1982

3          Bill #723. Correspondence          August 18-May 14, 1981, 1980

3          Bill #791. Sullivan Principles:  U.S. Investment in South Africa. Introduced June 25, 1981

3          Bill #899,900,902. Rent Control          Undated

3          J.C.A. Counsel to City Council. Introduced August 4, 1977

3          Bill #997. Kerosene Heaters          Undated

3          Bill #997. Correspondence          January 20-January 6, 1982

3          Bill #997. Correspondence           December 24-December 1, 1981

3          Bill #1060. South African Divestment. Amended to Bills #791, 894. Introduced January 7, 1982

3          Bill #1060. Correspondence          June 18-February 3, 1982, 1981

3          Bill #1060. Related Materials          Undated

3          Bill #1118. Plant Closing Notification. Introduced February 11, 1982

3          Bill #1118. Miscellaneous Correspondence          1983, August 26-February 11, 1982

3          Bill #1118. Related Materials          1981

3          Bill #1179. Kerosene Heaters. Introduced March 18, 1982. (See also Bill #997)

3          Bill #1179. Correspondence          January 1983

3          Bill #1179. Correspondence          December 16-January 5, 1982

3          Bill #1250. Real Estate Non-Utilization Tax. (See also Bill #723) Introduced April 29, 1982

3          Ordinance #1250.          June 10, 1982

3          Ordinance #1250. Correspondence          May 10-April, 1983

3          Ordinance #1250. Correspondence          June 10-April 2, 1982

3          Ordinance #1250. Correspondence          1981, 1980

3          Bill #1346. Local Preferences in Local Contract Awards. Introduced June 17, 1982

3          Bill #1346. Correspondence          September 30-February 28, 1983

3          Bill #1346. Correspondence          September 24-June 16, 1982

3          Bill #1456. Tax Abatement, New Residential Construction. Introduced September 16, 1982

3          Ordinance #1456. January 28, 1983

3          Ordinance #1456. Correspondence          February 1-January 3, 1983

3          Ordinance #1456. Correspondence          December 7- August 12, 1982

3          Bill #1459. Naval Home Reuse. Introduced September 17, 1982.

3          Bill #1459. Correspondence          1983, December 21- January 19, 1982

3          Bill #1459. Related Materials          Undated

3          Bills #1500, 1501. Revision of City Officials Salaries, Disclosure of City Officials Financial Statements. Introduced September 30, 1982

3          Ordinance #1500. November 18, 1982

3          Ordinance #1500. Correspondence          October 26- September 16, 1982

3          Bill #1511. City Depositories. Introduced October 7, 1982

3          Bill #1530. Trash to Steam. Introduced October 21, 1982

3          Bill #1530. Correspondence          1983, 1982

3          Bill #1696. Real Estate Non-Utilization Tax Repeal          Undated

3          Bill #1741. Anti-Graffiti, Graffiti Removal. Introduced May 12, 1983

3          Bill #1754. Ethnic Intimidation and Institutional Vandalism. (Amendment to Bill #1237)

3          Ordinance #1754          August 2, 1983

3          Ordinance #1753. Correspondence          June 17-January 26, 1983

3          Ordinance #1753. Correspondence          November 8-June 11, 1982

3          Bill #1759. Charter Amendment, Run Without Resigning. Introduced June 9, 1983

3          Resolution #1124.          July 1-May 26, 1983

Series 3: City Council Issues, 1978-1983

3          Adam's Mark. Urban Development Action Grant. Resolution #1133          June 1983

3          Administration/Services of City Council Technical and Planning Staff Proposals for a Critical Agenda          October 12, 1982

3          Summary of Human Services Bills and Resolutions          September 23, 1982

3          Staff Report. City Council's Power under the Home Rule Charter          September 15, 1982

3          Executive Summary of Philadelphia Services that benefit Nonresidents          Undated

3          Council of the City of Philadelphia Bills: 1040, 1245.          May 12, 1982

3          Organization Chart of Philadelphia City Council          September 2, 1981

4          Operating Budget. Information/Alternatives          1983-1984

4          Operating Fiscal Year Budget Changes          May 26, 1983

4          New Capital Program          May 12, 1983

4          Swimming Pool Openings (Savings)          May 12, 1983

4          Caucus of April 28, 1983          April 29, 1983

4          Analysis of School District Proposed Budget          April 29, 1983

4          Transmittal of School District Budget Analysis          April 28, 1983

4          Board of Revision of Taxes          Undated

4          Tax Revenue Table          Undated

4          Meter Reading          Undated

4          Cable Television          Undated

4          Companies          Undated

4          Cablevision          Undated

4          Comcast Corporation. Correspondence          1983-1980

4          Annual Reports          1981-1978

4          Cox Cable Philadelphia, Inc.

4          Kalba Bowen Associates, Inc.

4          Rollins Inc., Cablevision: Correspondence          1983, 1982

4          Annual Reports          1982-1981

4          Wade Communications: Correspondence          1983

4          Information and Related Materials          1983

4          Information and Related Materials          1982

4          Data Material. Clippings          1982

4          Data Material. Clippings          1981-1978

4          Community TV: Other Examples. Austin, Baltimore, Boston, etc.          Undated

4          Mayor's Advisory Commission.          Undated

4          Census          1980

4          Charter Commission          Undated

4          Charter Revision          Undated

5          Charter Revision: School Board          Undated

5          City Commissioner:  Hon. Joseph Vignola          Undated

5          Committee of Seventy          Undated

5          Condominium Conversion          Undated

5          New Convention Center          Undated

5          Deferred Compensation          Undated

5          Gift Property Program          Undated

5          Hospitality Philadelphia Style          Undated

5          Hotel Tax          Undated

5          Judicial Selection Program          Undated

5          Labor Contracts: City of Philadelphia and Districts 33 & 47          Undated

5          Law and Government Committee          Undated

5          Minority Set. Aside Contracts          Undated

5          Noise Pollution          Undated

5          Office of Housing and Community Development          Undated

5          Philadelphia Rehabilitation Plan          Undated

6          Reapportionment Plan for Senate Districts          Undated

6          Rent Control          Undated

6          Resolution #736. Justice for Bluebird Food Co. Employees          Undated

6          Sheriff's Sale          Undated

6          Sterling Act          Undated

6          Tax Assessments          Undated

6          Zoning. 1511 N. 16th. Street          Undated

6          Zoning. Miscellaneous Cases          Undated

Series 4: Correspondence, 1980-1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          December 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          November 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          October 31-15, 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          October 14-1, 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          September 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          August 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          July 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          June 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          May 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          April 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          March 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          February 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          January 1983

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          December 1982

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          November 1982

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          October-September 1982

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          August 1982

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          July 1982

6          Miscellaneous Correspondence          June 1982

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          May 1982

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          April 1982

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          March 1982

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          February 1982

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          January 1982

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          December 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          November 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          October-September 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          August-July 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          June 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          May 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          April 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          March 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          February 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          January 1981

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          December 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          November 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          October 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          September 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          August 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          July 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          June 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          May 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          April 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          March 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          February 1980

7          Miscellaneous Correspondence          January 1980

Series 5:  Election Material, 1979-1984

7          1980 Election. Election Data, 192nd. District & 4th. Councilman          1980

7          J.C.A. for Councilman-at-Large, Correspondence          Undated

7          J.C.A. for Councilman-at-Large, General Election August          November 12, 1979

7          Congratulatory Telegrams, etc. General Election          1979

7          1984 Election. Second Term Democratic Councilman-at-Large          1984

7          Bank Statements. Provident National Bank          Undated

7          Campaign Correspondence & Primary Materials          Undated

7          October 20. Fund Raiser          1984

Series 6:  Organizations, undated

8          Artistic. Avante Theater Co.          Undated

8          Artistic. National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies          Undated

8          Artistic. The Philadelphia Ballet          Undated

8          Artistic. The Philadelphia Opera Theater          Undated

8          Artistic. Prints in Progress. Nonprofit Community-Based Arts Program          Undated

8          Artistic. Wynnefield Cultural Center          Undated

8          Businesses. Reading Co.          Undated

8          Churches. Mount Carmel Baptist Church          Undated

8          Churches. Saint Thomas Episcopal Church          Undated

8          City-funded Agencies. Fairmount Park Commission          Undated

8          City-funded Agencies. The Philadelphia Zoo          Undated

8          Coalitions. Delaware Valley Toxics Coalition Bill #270          Undated

8          Coalitions. Right-to-Know          Undated

8          Coalitions. Housing Opportunities Coalition          Undated

8          Educational Institutions. Overbrook High School          Undated

8          Educational Institutions. Saint Joseph's University          Undated

8          Neighborhood Groups. Wynnefield Residents' Association          Undated

9          Neighborhood Groups. Wynnefield Residents' Association: Cultural Center          Undated

9          Neighborhood Groups. Wynnefield Residents' Association: Zoning          Undated

Series 7: Recommendations/Requests, 1980-1983

9          Miscellaneous Recommendations          1983

9          Miscellaneous Recommendations          1982

9          Miscellaneous Recommendations          1981

9          Miscellaneous Recommendations          1980

9          Miscellaneous Requests          Undated

9          Individuals          Undated

9          M. Feitelson & Sons. Business          Undated

9          Rosalie Johnson          Undated

9          Jury Duty. Miscellaneous          Undated

9          Jay Kornsgold          Undated

9          Transfers. School District of Philadelphia          September 1983-August 1982

9          Transfers. School District of Philadelphia          1982-1980