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Weccacoe Development Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID

Acc. 932

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Weccacoe Development Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Dates
1985-1995

Collection ID
Acc. 932

Creator
Weccacoe Development Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity
4 linear feet (4 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English          

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Weccacoe Development Association (WDA) was founded in 1985. The purpose of the non-profit community development corporation is to provide housing for low and moderate-income residents, help to eliminate housing blight through the purchase of existing vacant properties and/or lots, develope rehab housing or new housing units, and develop other programs and services.

Description of Collection

This collection contains administrative records, correspondence, financial records, minutes, publications, and clippings by and related to the Weccacoe Development Association.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 9 series as follows:

Series 1:  Administration, 1981-1997
Series 2:  Financial, 1985-1997
Series 3:  Correspondence, 1977-1999
Series 4:  Publications, 1975-1997
Series 5:  Projects, 1981-1997
Series 6:  Other Organizations, 1985-1997
Series 7:  Scrapbooks, 1990-1997
Series 8:  Legal Information, 1985, Undated

Series 1: Administration, 1981-1997. Materials include agendas for board meetings along with activities of the Weccacoe Development Association combined member experience.

Series 2: Financial, 1985-1997. This series include audits, budget and fiscal year plans along with canceled checks and bank statements.

Series 3: Correspondence, 1977-1999. This series includes letters of recommendations and correspondence requesting information regarding vacant properties from individuals, other organizations and banks.

Series 4: Publications, 1975-1997. This series contain pamphlets and publications for developing or managing real estate property, as well as information generated by WDA about the construction of homes and other community organizations that support the purpose of WDA.

Series 5: Projects, 1981-1997. This series contain WDA’s plans and progress in specific community ventures.

Series 6: Other Organizations, 1985-1997. This series include documents stating WDA’s involvement in working with other neighborhood improvement programs.

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1990-1997. This series include news clippings regarding of WDA and its effect and other community development corporations on the community.

Series 8: Legal Information, 1985, Undated. This series contains WDA’s by-laws and legal information that organize WDA as a non-profit organization.

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 Weccacoe Development Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Weccacoe Development Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Accession 932, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated in November 2000.

Processing Information

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

Index Terms

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

Corporate Names:
Weccacoe Development Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Citizens’ associations -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Community development -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Community organization -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Housing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Housing rehabilitation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts
Minutes
Publications
Reports
Scrapbooks

Inventory

Series 1: Administration and Organization, 1981-1997

Materials include agendas for board meetings along with activities of the Weccacoe Development Association combined member experience.

1          1          Forms          Undated

1          2          Jackson Sq.          Undated

1          3          Vacant Lot          April 28, 1981

1          4          Whitman Library          April 1, 1981

1          5          Mt. Sinai          May 24, 1985

1          6          Personnel Policies          May 26, 1989

1          7          Misc. Notes          Undated

1          8          Board Meeting          1985, 1995

1          9          Organizational Plan          1996

1          10          Annual Reports          October 3, 1986

1          11          East of South Philadelphia          May 28, 1996

1          12          Minutes: Methodist Hospital          January 31, 1985

1          13          Board Meetings          October 27, 1990

1          14          Board Meetings          1985-1985

1          15          Board & Membership Mtgs.          1989-1991

1          16          Meetings          September 24, 1994

1          17          Board Meetings          1995-1997

1          18          Board Meetings          1990-1995

1          19          Neighborhood Housing Services of Camden          June 12, 1997

1          20          Job Description          Undated

1          21          Meeting Notes          February 23, 1996

1          22          Greenwich Sq. NAC. Inc.          April 5, 1995

Series 2: Financial, 1985-1997

This series include audits, budget and fiscal year plans along with canceled checks and bank statements.

2          1          501c          August 1, 1985

2          2          Penn. Bankers Assoc.          August 15, 1994

2          3          Water Dept.          Undated

2          4          Co. Restates Checking A/C 141001917          August 22, 1996

2          5          Misc.          September 8, 1989

2          6          Dept. of Community Affairs          March 31, 1990

2          7          Funding Sources          December 23, 1986

2          8          Audits          June 30, 1990

2          9          Tax Reports          June 30, 1990

2          10          Audit          (August 1990) August 26, 1989

2          11          Southwark Plaza Bond Statement November 26, 1997

2          12          Phila Act Fund Inc.          Undated

2          13          Rendell, Ed (Mayor of Phila)          January 26, 1995

2          14          PNB Check A/C          1986

2          15          Co-restate Checking 199          Undated

2          16          WDA Checking a/c 0137-4346          Undated

2          17          Payroll          May 31, 1989

2          18          PNB Checking 1990 A/C 0137-4346          December 30, 1990

2          19          PNB Checking A/C receipts          1987, Undated

2          20          PNB Checking          1989

2          21          PNB Checking          1988

Series 3: Correspondence, 1977-1999

This series includes letters of recommendations and correspondence requesting information regarding vacant properties from individuals, other organizations and banks.

2          22          Letters of Recommendations          December 3, 1977

2          23           Friends of Heron          Undated

2          24          Epiphany Church          Undated

2          25          Delaware River Council Inc.          February 17, 1999

2          26          OHCD          November 8, 1989

2          27          Greenwich Sq. NAC Inc.          June 10, 1997

2          28          PHDC          June 7, 1990

2          29          Wissow,Odza, Steckiw & Gindhart          February 28, 1988

2          30          Patient Care Mgmt. Systems Inc.          January 13, 1987

2          31          Dale Construction          June 3, 1996

2          32          Newberg, Jeremy          August 15, 1996

2          33          Paone, John          December 21, 1994

2          34          Habitat for Humanities          Undated

2          35          Hunt Eng Co. (Wendy Blumenstein)          December 19, 1994

2          36          Impact          November 4, 1985

2          37          Mayor's Office of Information Services          August 8, 1996

2          38          Penn. Housing. Finance Agcy.          July 14, 1989

2          39          PHDC          December 7, 1987

2          40          DeGregoris, Henry          March 24, 1994

2          41          DiCicco, Frank Councilman          January 17, 1996

2          42          East Phila. Committee          Undated

2           43         Free Library of Philadelphia          September 7, 1990

2          44          Tayaun, Jim (Phila. Exclusive)          Undated

2          45          Starr, Kate           August 21, 1991

Series 4: Publications, 1975-1997

This series contain pamphlets and publications for developing or managing real estate property, as well as information generated by WDA about the construction of homes and other community organizations that support the purpose of WDA.

3          1          Maps          March 29, 1990

3          2          Grant Information          Undated

3          3          Underwriting Procedure          March 17, 1975

3          4          National Center for Non-Profit Boards          Undated

3          5          SBA          Undated

3          6          Urban Revitalization Initiative          Undated

3          7          Cuthbertson, Frank          March 14, 1996

3          8          Grantmanship Center          Undated

3          9          Ed Kelly          March 17, 1997

3          10          Loans          Undated

3          11          Int. for Study of Civic Values          Undated

3          12          Partnership for Growth          Undated

3          13          PCDC          Undated

3          14          OHCD          November 25, 1996

3          15          Community Consultants          Undated

3          16          Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce          June 13, 1994

3          17          Enterprise Zone          December 16, 1996

3          18          Fannie Mae          March 20, 1981

3          19          RTC          July 7, 1982

3          20          Saul, Ewing, Remick, and Saul          June 12, 1995

3          21          Vacant House Survey          Undated

3          22          ARFA Contractors/Whitman          Undated

3          23          C.D.C’s          Undated

3          24          SBA          Undated

3          25          Philadelphia City of Business Services          Undated

3          26          Philadelphia Co. Directory          Undated

3          27          Development Plan          October 23, 1991

3          28          Development Plan          Undated

3          29          Redevelopment Authority          July 1, 1986

3          30          Egan, Joe (Mayor)          January 4, 1995

3          31          Meridan Bank          Undated

3          32          Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.          Undated

3          33          RDA Homeownership Rehab Program          April 1, 1989

3          34          PIDC          February 19, 1985

3          35          Office of Housing & Community & Development          Undated

3          36          Charitable Registration          Undated

3          37          Incorporation Documents          September 12, 1994

3          38          Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation          June 11, 1995

3          39          Maps          Undated

3          40          WDA Booklet Information          August 19, 1986

3          41          RDA          Undated

3          42          Public Relations          June 11, 1985

3          43          Presentations          Undated

 3          44          S.C.R.O.U.N.G.E.          August 19, 1996

 3          45          Pennrose Industries          Undated

Series 5: Projects, 1981-1997

This series contain WDA’s plans and progress in specific community ventures.

4          1          5th Street Ren Plan          October 20, 1995

4          2          PURP          Undated

4          3          Beautifying Dickinson Sq. Park          May 29, 1995

4          4          WDA Housing Package #          September 1, 1981

4          5          United Communities SE Philadelphia          October 12, 1994

4          6          Planning Commission City of Philadelphia          November 28, 1989

4          7          LISC          1995-1996

4          8          Liberties Construction          June 7, 1996

4          9          Ed. Barkowitz          November 30, 1983

4          10          Philadelphia Development Partnership          August 20, 1996

4          11          Philadelphia Urban Resources Partnership          August 25, 1996

4          12          Community Venture Inc.          April 11, 1997

4          13          Community Venture Inc. (Steven Kaufman)          March 10, 1994

4          14          Community Ventures          April 12, 1997

4          15          Mt. Sinai Funding Proposal          Undated

4          16          Philadelphia Department of Commerce Proposal          March 13, 1992

4          17          Pennsylvania’s Economic Development Plan          Undated

4          18          7th Street Avenue Association          June 6, 1995

4          19           RDA Vacant Project Review          Undated

4          20          Organization Plan          March 8, 1996

4          21          NCA          1990-1999

4          22          Community Ventures          November 5, 1993

4          23          Belmont Plan          Undated

4          24          Penn Department of Community Affairs          June 5, 1991

4          25          Alliance for America’s Youth          April 27, 1997

4          26          RDA Donor/Taker Program          July 20, 1995

Series 6: Other Organizations, 1985-1997

This series include documents stating WDA’s involvement in working with other neighborhood improvement programs.

 4          27          S.E.N.E.          June 20, 1985

 4          28          Building Materials Exchange          Undated

 4          29          Adams Accounting          Undated

 4          30          Affordable American Homes Inc.          December 12, 1996

 4          31          HUD          Undated

 4          32          Advantage          March 26, 1997

 4          33          203 K Program          July 14, 1989

 4          34          Southwark          July 27, 1995

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1990-1997

This series include news clippings regarding of WDA and its effect and other community development corporations on the community.

4          35          Community Alliances          October 16, 1990

4          36          News Article          September 12, 1994

4          37          Neighborhood Partners          July 19, 1994

4          38          Philadelphia News clippings Housing Services          May 11, 1997

4          39          Real Estate News (Generals)          June 8, 1995

Series 8: Legal Information, 1985, Undated

This series contains WDA’s by-laws and legal information that organize WDA as a non-profit organization.

4          40          By-Laws          Undated

4          41          By-Laws          February 19, 1985

4          42          Randolph Court (C. Lindner)          September 4, 1985