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John N. Patterson Papers

Collection ID

URB 18

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
John N. Patterson Papers

Dates
1965-1970      

Collection ID
URB 18

Creator
Patterson, John N.

Quantity
3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)         

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English        

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

John Patterson was a consultant to the School District of Philadelphia and was also active in community and conservation organizations.

Description of Collection

The bulk of these papers concern education and the Philadelphia public school system, including correspondence, task force reports, speeches, studies, proposals, and projects. Subjects covered are vocational education, inner city school problems, school decentralization, model school districts, and Philadelphia's Parkway School. Papers also include correspondence, reports, and proposals concerning the Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (H.E.A.R.T.); material on SugarLoaf, a country estate which Patterson wished to convert to a conservation preserve; and the Schuylkill Valley Nature Center. There is also some material on Patterson's financial holdings.

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 N. Patterson 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 N. Patterson Papers, URB 18, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mrs. Anne Patterson in 1971, Accession 82.

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:
Brenner, Clifford
Finney, Graham S.
Meigs, Henry H., 1924-
Patterson, John N.
Stahl, Ben, 1915-1998

Corporate Names:
Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Parkway Program
Philadelphia Advisory Council for Vocational Education
School District of Philadelphia, Pa.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Sugarloaf Estate (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Environmental protection
Nature conservation
School districts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
School management and organization -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Vocational education -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Pamphlets
Reports

Inventory

1          1          Andorra Homes Project, Montgomery County-- miscellaneous papers          1969

1          2          Bank Street College--Correspondence          1968

1          3          Bank Street College--Conference program          1968

1          4          Bank Street College--Conference report          1968

1          5          Bicentennial Corporation--Learning Sub-committee, proposals          1969

1          6          Bicentennial Corporation--Miscellaneous papers          1969

1          7          Blue House--Investment account          Undated

1          8          "Changes in the Philadelphia Public Schools: A Source Document"          1967

1          9          "Changes in the Philadelphia Public Schools: A Source Document"          1967

1          10          "Changes in the Philadelphia Public Schools: A Source Document"          1967

1          11          Citizens' Education Campaign Committee--Correspondence          1969

1          12          Citizens' Education Campaign Committee-- Correspondence          1969

1          13          Citizens' Education Campaign Committee--Financial estimates          Undated

1          14          Citizens' Education Campaign Committee--Mailing lists          Undated

1          15          Citizens' Education Campaign Committee--Mailing lists          Undated

1          16          Citizens' Education Campaign Committee--"School Visits Report"          1961-1962

1          17          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Annual reports          1967, 1969

1          18          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Board meeting minutes          1970

1          19          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Correspondence          1968-1970

1          20          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Golden Beach Hotel, education          1970

1          21          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Miscellaneous financial figures          1970

1          22          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Nature of stockholders meeting and proxy forms          1968

1          23          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Nature of stockholders meeting and proxy forms          1970

1          24          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Proposed stock purchase agreement          1968

1          25          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Questionnaire to board members          1970

1          26          Commonwealth Realty Trust, Inc.--Southgate Apartments, brochure          Undated

1          27          "A Curriculum Proposal for Modern Foreign Languages for Nursery School through Grade Twelve"          1963

1          28          Day Care Project--Summary of Day Care situations          1967

1          29          Day Care Project--Memoranda on proposal          1968

1          30          Demonstration Cities Program--Proposal by Mayor James Tate for Philadelphia participation          1966

1          31          "Dimensions of an Urban University"          Undated

1          32          Eberhard Faber, Inc.--Correspondence          1970

1          33          Education Parks--"Feasibility Study"          1966

1          34          Education Parks--Proposal for community service park in Germantown          1966

1          35          Education--Untitled speech by Patterson          1967

1          36          "Education Voucher System"          Undated

1          37          "Educational Perceptions, Preferences, Needs, and Goals"          1969

1          38          "Exploring the Wissahickon Valley"          1968

1          39          "Federal Grant for Desegregation"          1965

1          40          George A. Fuller Company--Draft notes on          1966

1          41          Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (HEART)--Correspondence          1968, 1970

1          42          Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (HEART)--Final proposal          July 1970

1          43          Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (HEART)--Final proposal          July 1970

2          44          Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (HEART)--Magazine article          Undated

2          45          Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (HEART)--Miscellaneous papers          Undated

2          46          Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (HEART)--Quarterly report          April and July 1970

2          47          Household Employment Association for Re-Evaluation and Training (HEART)--Report on seminar          1969

2          48          "The Human Services Manpower Crisis"          Undated

2          49          Inner City School Problems--Seminar          1969

2          50          Inner City School Problems--Seminar          1969

2          51          "An Instructional Management Strategy for Individual Learning"          Undated

2          52          Intensive Learning Center--Advisory Committee meeting minutes          1969

2          53          Intensive Learning Center--Comments by Advisory Committee members on possible changes          1969

2          54          Intensive Learning Center--Organization for instructions          1969-1970

2          55          Intensive Learning Center- -Prospectus          1968

2          56          Intensive Learning Center--"Summer Stuff"          1969

2          57          Intergroup Education--Seminar          1965

2          58          Intergroup Education--Seminar          1965

2          59          Kalodner, Philip P.--Article on 1969          1969

2          60          Middle Schools--"As of Now: Philadelphia's Community and Magnet Schools"          1966

2          61          Middle Schools--Conference          1966

2          62          Middle Schools--Conference          1966

2          63          Middle Schools--Conwell School, "Challenge and Change at..."          1967

2          64          Middle Schools--Conwell School, fact sheets          Undated

2          65          Middle Schools--Conwell School, test score results          1969

2          66          Middle Schools--Miscellaneous papers          Undated

2          67          Middle Schools--Miscellaneous papers          Undated

2          68          Middle Schools--Miscellaneous papers          Undated

2          69          Middle Schools--Report on          Undated

2          70          Middle Schools--Report on          Undated

2          71          Model School Program--Memoranda and committee meetings          1967

2          72          Model School Program--Report on Masterman Laboratory          Undated

2          73          Model School Program--Report on North Philadelphia Model School District          1967

2          74          National Committee for Support of the Public Schools--Newsletter          1968

2          75          National Committee for Support of the Public Schools--Special reports          1968

2          76          "New Approaches in Public Education"          Undated

2          77          New Land Purchase--115 Acre Tract          1969

2          78          New Land Purchase--"Philadelphia International Airport Related Land"          Undated

2          79          "Notes on a Teaching Experience"          1967

2          80          Oxon Hill Children's Farm--Correspondence          1970

2          81          Parkway School--Committee meeting          Undated

2          82          Parkway School--Evaluation Project          1968

2          83          Parkway School--Miscellaneous papers and memoranda          1967-1968

2          84          Parkway School--Status report          1968

2          85          Pennsylvania Horticultural Society--Educational programs for Children          1969-1970

3          86          Personal papers. Biographical data on John N. Patterson          Undated

3          87          Personal papers. Correspondence          1966-1970

3          88          Personal papers. "The Individual and Society: The Players and the Plot"          1969

3          89          Personal papers. Life insurance--miscellaneous papers          Undated

3          90          Personal papers. Medical examination          1954

3          91          Personal papers. Miscellaneous speech notes          Undated

3          92          Personal papers. Miscellaneous speech notes          Undated

3          93          Personal papers. Mrs. Patterson--correspondence and miscellaneous papers          1970

3          94          Personal papers. Naval records--correspondence          Undated

3          95          Personal papers. Naval records--correspondence          Undated

3          96          Personal papers. Naval records--discharge and promotion papers          Undated

3          97          Personal papers. Naval records--instructions          Undated

3          98          Personal papers. Naval records--miscellaneous pamphlets          Undated

3          99          Personal papers. Naval records--officer's qualifications record jacket          Undated

3          100          Personal papers. Naval records--photograph          1953

3          101          Personal papers. Naval records--training program          Undated

3          102          Personal papers. "The Windward Passage-Both Ways: Some Comparisons and Afterthoughts"          1970

3          103          "The Phantom Nongraded School"          1968

3          104          Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement-- Newsletter          1967

3          105          Philadelphia Opportunities for Women-- Correspondence          1969

3          106          Plays for Living--Committee members and committee fact sheet 1969-1970

3          107          Plays for Living--Correspondence          1969

3          108          Plays for Living--Future objectives requiring additional finances          Undated

3          109          Plays for Living--Performances          1967-1969

3          110          Plays for Living--Request to the Grant Foundation for support          1967

3          111          Primary and Secondary Education in the Delaware Valley--Staff memoranda          1968

3          112          "A Program Proposal for WTAF-TV"          Undated

3          113          "A Proposal to Implement Educational Change through Community Co-Operation          1966

3          114          Regional Cooperation between the Schools of Philadelphia and the Suburbs--Miscellaneous papers          1969

3          115          "The Relationship between Metropolitan Areas, Manpower Shortages, and the Volunteer"          1965

3          116          Request for Operational Planning Grant          Undated

3          117          Ridgeway Library Site--Correspondence          1969

3          118          "School Administrators to Attend Human Relations Retreats"          1965

3          119          School Board Question--Patterson speech          1966

3          120          School Board Question--Primary election          1969

3          121          School Decentralization--"An Evaluation of Decentralization in New York City"          1968

3          122          School Decentralization--"An Evaluation of Decentralization in New York City"          1968

3          123          School Decentralization--"An Evaluation of Decentralization in New York City"          1968

3          124          School Decentralization--"An Evaluation of Decentralization in New York City"          1968

3          125          School Decentralization--"An Evaluation of Decentralization in New York City"          1968

3          126          School Decentralization--"An Evaluation of Decentralization in New York City"          1968

3          127          School Decentralization--"An Evaluation of Decentralization in New York City"          1968

4          128          School Decentralization--"The Politics of Decentralization"          1968

4          129          School Decentralization--Proposed guide- lines of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Jewish Committee          1969

4          130          School Decentralization--Recommendations of Education Committee of the Americans for Democratic Action          Undated

4          131          School Decentralization--Untitled paper          Undated

4          132          "A School Designed for Kids"          1970

4          133          School District of Philadelphia-- Architecture and construction expenses          Undated

4          134          School District of Philadelphia--Budget          1965

4          135          School District of Philadelphia--Budget proposal          1967

4          136          School District of Philadelphia--Consultants, employed          Undated

4          137          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Incoming A-C          Undated

4          138          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Incoming D-H          Undated

4          139          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Incoming J-N          Undated

4          140          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Incoming O-R          Undated

4          141          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Incoming S-T          Undated

4          142          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Incoming U-Z          Undated

4          143          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Outgoing          1965-February 1966

4          144          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Outgoing          March-May 1966

4          145          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Outgoing          June-August 1966

4          146          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Outgoing          September-December 1966

4          147          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Outgoing          1967

4          148          School District of Philadelphia--Correspondence, Outgoing          1969-1970

4          149          School District of Philadelphia--Field Foundation Project, preliminary planning          1966

4          150          School District of Philadelphia--Mental Health Programs          Undated

4          151          School District of Philadelphia--Office of Planning, meetings          1966

4          152          School District of Philadelphia--Organization plan for school district          Undated

4          153          School District of Philadelphia--Recruitment of personnel, memoranda on          Undated

4          154          School District of Philadelphia--Recruitment of personnel, miscellaneous resumes          Undated

4          155          School District of Philadelphia--Repairs and physical expansion          1967

4          156          School District of Philadelphia--Research for Better Schools, statements on personnel          Undated

4          157          School District of Philadelphia--Services and activities of division of school extension          1966

4          158          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, correspondence          1965

4          159          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, correspondence          1966-1967

4          160          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report to board of education          1965

4          161          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report to board of education          1967

5          162          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report on capital program and physical plant          1965

5          163          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report on capital program and physical plant          Undated

5          164          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report on budget analysis procedures          1965

5          165          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report on manpower and programs          1965

5          166          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report on manpower and programs          1965

5          167          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, seminar          1965

5          168          School District of Philadelphia--Task Forces, report on proposed          Undated

5          169          School District of Philadelphia--"A Video- Sponder Teaching System"          Undated

5          170          School District of Philadelphia--Warehousing          1966, 1968

5          171          School Superintendents--Miscellaneous articles on          Undated

5          172          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Adult Ecology course          1969

5          173          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Budget and expenses          1969-1970

5          174          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Christmas Count          1969, 1970

5          175          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--"Computer Utilization in Air and Water Pollution Control"          1969

5          176          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Correspondence          1968-1970

5          177          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Employee's manual          1969

5          178          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Executive Committee minutes          1969

5          179          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Executive Committee minutes          1970

5          180          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Insurance coverage          Undated

5          181          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center-Maintenance and janitorial manual          1969

5          182          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Miscellaneous papers and brochures          Undated

5          183          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Monthly attendance record          1969-1970

5          184          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Monthly summary          February-March 1969

5          185          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Monthly summary          April-August 1969

5          186          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Pilot Urban Ecology Study          1970

5          187          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Problems affecting Nature Center          Undated

5          188          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Program proposal          Undated

5          189          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Public Tours, program for          Undated

5          190          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--"A Seasonal Study of a One Meter Section of a Stream on the Schuylkill Valley Nature Center"          1970

5          191          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Sugar Loaf Conference          1970

5          192          Schuylkill Valley Nature Center--Teacher's Urban Ecology Workshop proposal          1970

5          193          "Some Major Areas of Concentration for Improving the Quality of Education in Philadelphia"          Undated

5          194          Sugar Loaf, Greenfield Estate- -Correspondence          1967

5          195          Sugar Loaf, Greenfield Estate--Correspondence          January-February 1968

5          196          Sugar Loaf, Greenfield Estate--Correspondence          March-June 1968

5          197          Sugar Loaf, Greenfield Estate--Correspondence          July 1968 - April 1969

5          198          Sugar Loaf, Greenfield Estate--Miscellaneous newspaper articles          Undated

5          199          Sugar Loaf, Greenfield Estate--Proposal for creation of Conference Center          1968

6          200          "Survival...and the Pursuit of Happiness"          1970

6          201          Temple University--Operating expenses          1967-1970

6          202          "Towards a Differentiated Teaching Staff"          Undated

6          203          "Training as an Agent of Institutional Change"          1966

6          204          "Urban Observatories: A Proposal for the National League of Cities"          1965

6          205          "The Value of the Dollar"          1970

6          206          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Pennsylvania--members          1969

6          207          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Pennsylvania--plan for administration vocational education          1969

6          208          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Pennsylvania--plan for administration of vocational education          1969

6          209          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Pennsylvania--plan for administration of vocational education          1969

6          210          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Philadelphia--field exposure sessions          1969

6          211          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Philadelphia--organization          Undated

6          212          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Philadelphia--members          Undated

6          213          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Philadelphia--summary of activities          1970

6          214          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Philadelphia--meeting minutes          1969-1970

6          215          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Philadelphia--correspondence          1969

6          216          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, Philadelphia--correspondence          1970

6          217          Vocational Education--Advisory Council, United States--miscellaneous papers          Undated

6          218          Vocational Education- -Conference          1966

6          219          Vocational Education--"Cooperative Work Experiences in Industrial Education"          1969

6          220          Vocational Education--"Involving Industry in Local Vocational and Technical Education”          1967

6          221          Vocational Education--Miscellaneous papers          Undated

6          222          Vocational Education--Occupational education conference          1968

6          223          Vocational Education--"Plans and Prospects for Federal Vocational Education Funds"          1969

6          224          Vocational Education--Proposal for Job Bound Youth          1969

6          225          Vocational Education--Proposal for Job Bound Youth          1969

6          226          Vocational Education--Proposal for Job Bound Youth, Revised          1969

6          227          Vocational Education--Proposal for Job Bound Youth, Revised          1969

6          228          Vocational Education--School District of Philadelphia, organization of vocational education administration          Undated

6          229          Vocational Education--Skill Center Program, budget          Undated

6          230          Vocational Education--Skill Center Program, description          Undated

6          231          Vocational Education--Skill Center Program, scheduling          Undated

6          232          Vocational Education--Skill Center Program, technical advisor's meeting          Undated

6          233          Vocational Education--"A Statement of Philosophy of Occupational Education"          1968

6          234          Vocational Education--"A Statement of Philosophy of Occupational Education,” excerpts          1968

6          235          Vocational Education--Suggestions and proposals for programs of Occupational Education in Philadelphia schools          1969

6          236          Vocational Education--"Survey of Vocational Education in 19 Large City School Systems"          1969

6          237          Vocational Education--Three year plan for advisory committee on vocational education          Undated

6          238          Vocational Education--Venango County Technical School, report          1970

6          239          "Where We're At in Philadelphia"--"Old Needs and New Directions"          1967

6          240          "Where We're At in Philadelphia"--Managing the Public Schools"          1967

6          241          "Where We're At in Philadelphia"--Revolutions in Philadelphia          Undated

6          242          "Where We're At in Philadelphia"--"A Proposal for an Institute of Administrative Training and Planning"          1968

6          243          Young America Preserves, Inc.--Proposal for the Children's Museum of Philadelphia          1968

6          244          Miscellaneous newspaper clippings          Undated

6          245          Miscellaneous newspaper clippings          Undated

7                    Appointment Book          1967

7                    Appointment Book          1968

7                    Appointment Book          1969

7                    Appointment Book          1970

7                    Mass Cards on Death          1970