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Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commmission Records

Collection ID

URB 33, Acc. 225

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission Records

Dates
1930-1956

Collection ID
URB 33, Acc. 225

Creator
Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission

Quantity
7.2 linear feet (15 boxes)       

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

A public regional planning agency created by the planning commissions of Bucks, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties. Details of SEPREP's history and accomplishments can be found in Urban Archives pamphlet #46-19, "History of the development of County Planning Commissions and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission." (1956).

Description of Collection

This collection contains administrative records, financial records, minutes, publications, and reports by and related to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection is comprised of two accessions. An inventory for URB 33 can be found below. No inventory is available for Accession 225. 

Series 1:  URB 33, 1930-1957
          Subseries 1.1: Population and Census Data, 1930-1956
          Subseries 1.2: Transportation and Traffic, 1951-1955
          Subseries 1.3: Development and Housing, 1954-1955
          Subseries 1.4: Recreation and Parks, 1952-1955
          Subseries 1.5: Subdivision and Zoning, 1950-1954
          Subseries 1.6: Sewage, Water and Pollution, 1952-1956
          Subseries 1.7: Business and Industry, 1951-1957
          Subseries 1.8: Land Use, 1952-1956
          Subseries 1.9: General Planning, 1952-1956
          Subseries 1.10: Legislation and Court Cases, 1952-1954
          Subseries 1.11: County Planning and Participation, 1951-1956
          Subseries 1.12: Other Organizations, undated
          Subseries 1.13: Administration and Committees of SEPREP, 1952-1954

Series 2:  Acc. 225 contains 2 boxes of unprocessed records. The materials have not been cataloged, organized for use, and have not yet had any necessary preservation actions taken on them. They may also have partial or collection-wide restrictions due to donor wishes or third-party privacy issues. These materials may or may not be available for research. Interested patrons must contact the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) prior to their visit to see if a collection can be made available.

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 Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission Records are on deposit in 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], Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission Records, URB 33, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center:  Urban Archives Pamphlet #46-19, “History of the development of County Planning Commissions and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission.” (1956)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

URB 33 was deposited through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, April 1975, Accession 214. Accession 225 was deposited through the Bucks County Historical Society, June 1975.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2015.          

           

Index Terms

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

Corporate Names:
Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Planning Commission.

Subjects:
Planning--Pennsylvania
Regional planning--Pennsylvania

Places:
Bucks County (Pa.)
Delaware County (Pa.)
Montgomery County (Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types
Administrative records
Financial records
Legal documents
Minutes
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Publications
Reports

Inventory

Series 1:  URB 33

Subseries 1.1: Population and Census Data, 1930-1956

1          1          Census Bureau Population Reports--mobility and migration          1950-1953
1          2          Census data          1930-1950
1          3          Census data          1930-1950
1          4          Population study          1953-1955
1          5          Population statistics          1953-1956
1          6          Population forecast and research          Undated
1          7          Population          Undated
 

Subseries 1.2: Transportation and Traffic, 1951-1955

1          1          Place-of-work survey proposal          Undated
1          2          State Highway conference          1951
1          3          Rights-of-Way          Undated
1          4          Transportation and communication          1952-1955
1          5          Airports          1952-1953
1          Mapped streets          1952
1          6          Transportation and utilities--economic data          1955
1          7          Traffic study by Haverford College students          1952
1          8          Pennsylvania. Department of Highways          Undated
1          9          Pennsylvania. Department of Highways          Undated
1          10          Pennsylvania. Department of Highways          Undated
1          11          Project Adequate Roads          Undated
2          12          Roadside Council of Pennsylvania          Undated
2          13          Urban Traffic and Transportation Board          Undated
2          14          Highways          Undated
2          15          Highways          Undated
2          16          Highways          Undated
2          17          Highways          Undated
2          18          North-South expressway (proposed Blue Route)          Undated
2          19          North-South expressway (proposed Blue Route)          Undated
2          20          Philadelphia and Western route alignment          Undated
2          21          Traffic Generation study: Valley Forge Homes          undated


Subseries 1.3: Development and Housing, 1954-1955

2          1          Public services          Undated
2          2          Suburban growth report          1955
2          3          "Planning and Residential Development," 1954
2          4          Project report--housing, zoning, development (preliminary draft)          Undated
2          5          Area Development Study          Undated
3          6          Comprehensive Development Plan          Undated
3          7          Housing          Undated


Subseries 1.4: Recreation and Parks, 1952-1955

3          1          Recreation          1952-1955
3          2          Recreation          1952-1955
3          3          Recreation          1952-1955
3          4          Recreation          1952-1955
3          5          Recreation          1952-1955
3          6          Recreation          1952-1955
3          7          Regional recreation areas          1953
3          8          Regional recreation areas          1953
3          9          Recreation and parks          1953-1954
3          10          Recreation and parks          1953-1954


Subseries 1.5: Subdivision and Zoning, 1950-1954

4          1          Subdivision reports          1950-1953
4          2          Subdivision control          1952-1956
4          3          Quarterly subdivision reports          1953-1955
4          4          General subdivision information          1953-1954
4          5          Zoning          Undated
4          6          Subdivision control standards in suburban counties          Undated


Subseries 1.6: Sewage, Water and Pollution, 1952-1956

4          1          Sewage          1954-1956
4          2          Sewage          1954-1956
4          3          Water          1953-1955
4          4          Sewage          1952-1956
4          5          INCODEL (Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin)          Undated
5          6          INCODEL (Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin)          Undated
5          7          Water Pollution          Undated


Subseries 1.7: Business and Industry, 1951-1957

5          1          Industrial Land and Facilities study          1953-1957
5          2          Business and industry          Undated
5          3          Area Designation Committee (dispersion of industry as defense against atomic attack)          1951-1952


Subseries 1.8: Land Use, 1952-1956

5          1          "Towards a Regional Land Policy," 1956
5          2          Land use          1952-1955

Subseries 1.9: General Planning, 1952-1956

5          1          Planning proposals and legislative support          1952-1955
5          2          Planning proposals and legislative support          1952-1955
5          3          Economy planning standards-research          1953-1955
5          4          Planning standards          1952-1954
5          5          Regional factors: transportation, growth, recreation, etc.          Undated
5          6          Reports          1955-1956
5          7          Draft of study on development and planning          Undated
5          8          Draft of study on development and planning          Undated


Subseries 1.10: Legislation and Court Cases, 1952-1954

6          1          Court cases          1952-1954
6          2          Court cases          1952-1954
6          3          Court cases          1952-1954
6          4          Omnibus bill          1952
6          5          Legislation and ordinances          Undated
6          6          Legislation and ordinances          Undated
6          7          Legislation and ordinances          Undated
6          8          Metropolitan bill--regional services legislation          Undated
6          9          Legislation outside Pennsylvania          Undated
7          10          Legislation outside Pennsylvania          Undated
7          11          Proposed county enabling legislation          Undated
7          12          Proposed county enabling legislation          Undated
7          13          Proposed county enabling legislation          Undated
7          14          Proposed water and sewage legislation          Undated
7          15          Proposed water and sewage legislation          Undated
7          16          Existing planning legislation in Pennsylvania          Undated
7          17          Existing planning legislation in Pennsylvania          Undated
7          18          Enabling legislation          1952-1953

Subseries 1.11: County Planning and Participation, 1951-1956

8          1          Chester County Planning Commission          1951-1954
8          2          Montgomery County schools and recreation          Undated
8          3          Delaware County--recreation and subdivision          Undated
8          4          Upper Merion Township          Undated
8          5          Upper Merion Township          Undated
8          6          Upper Merion Township          Undated
8          7          Counties' participation          Undated
8          8          Bucks County participation          Undated
8          9          Chester County          Undated
8          10          Montgomery County participation          Undated
8          11          Combined minutes of county commissions          1955
8          12          Delaware County Planning Commission minutes          1955-1956
8          13          Delaware County Planning Commission minutes          1955-1956
8          14          Montgomery County Planning Commission minutes          1955
8          15          Delaware County participation          1953


Subseries 1.12: Other Organizations, undated

9          1          Greater Philadelphia-Delaware-South Jersey Council          Undated
9          2          Greater Philadelphia-Delaware-South Jersey Council          Undated
9          3          Greater Philadelphia-Delaware-South Jersey Council          Undated
9          4          Institute for Urban Studies          Undated
9          5          Metropolitan Study Commission (Toronto)          Undated
9          6          Philadelphia. City Planning Commission          Undated
9          7          Pennsylvania. Public Utilities Commission          Undated
9          8          Committee on City Policy          Undated
9          9          Pennsylvania Planning Association          Undated
10          12          Pennsylvania. State Planning Board          Undated
10          13          Pennsylvania. State Planning Board          Undated
10          14          New York Regional Plan Association          Undated
10          14          New York Regional Plan Association          Undated
10          16          Urban Land Institute          Undated
10          17          Pennsylvania Planning Association--county planning legislation          Undated
10          18          American Institute of Planners          Undated
10          19          American Institute of Planners          Undated
10          20          American Institute of Planners          Undated
10          21          American Institute of Planners          Undated
10          22          American Institute of Planners          Undated
10          23          American Institute of Planners          Undated
11          24          American Institute of Planners          Undated
11          25          Agencies--general          Undated
11          26          American Society of Planning Officials          Undated
11          27          ASPO Annual Conference          Undated
11          28          Association of Metropolitan Regional Organizations          Undated
11          29          Association of Metropolitan Regional Organizations          Undated
11          30          ASPO committees          Undated
11          31          ASPO committees          Undated
11          32          ASPO committees          Undated
11          33          Civic associations          Undated
11          34          Citizens' Council on City Planning          Undated
11          35          Citizens' Council on City Planning          Undated


Subseries 1.13: Administration and Committees of SEPREP, 1952-1954

12          1          Minutes of regular meetings          1952-1954
12          2          Minutes of regular meetings          1952-1954
12          3          Minutes of regular meetings          1952-1954
12          4          Minutes of regular meetings          1952-1954
12          5          Minutes of regular meetings          1952-1954
12          6          Annual Report          1953
12          7          Technical Committee          Undated
12          8          Technical Committee          Undated
12          9          Technical Committee          Undated
12          10          Technical Committee          Undated
12          11          Technical Committee          Undated
13          12          Technical Committee          Undated
13          13          Technical Committee          Undated
13          14          Technical Committee          Undated
13          15          Technical Committee          Undated
13          16          Chairman          Undated
13          17          Vice-Chairman          Undated
13          18          Secretary-Treasurer          Undated
13          19          Planning and Research Committee          1954-1955
13          20          Articles of Agreement          1952
13          21          Work program          1953-1955
13          22          Mailing lists          Undated
13          23          Staff memos          Undated
13          24          Organization          Undated
13          25          Organization          Undated
13          26          Organization          Undated
14          27          Public relations          1951-1955
14          28          Public relations          1951-1955
14          29          Polio epidemics          Undated
14          30          Civil defense; Health          Undated
14          31          Inquirer material          1954

Series 2: Accession 225

No inventory is available for Accession 225.  Acc. 225 contains 2 boxes of unprocessed records. The materials have not been cataloged, organized for use, and have not yet had any necessary preservation actions taken on them. They may also have partial or collection-wide restrictions due to donor wishes or third-party privacy issues. These materials may or may not be available for research. Interested patrons must contact the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) prior to their visit to see if a collection can be made available.