Helen Oakes Papers

Collection ID: 
Acc. 995
Date: 
1958-2002
Footage: 
37 linear feet (37 boxes)
Collecting Area: 
Subjects: 

Collection Summary

Title
Helen Oakes Papers

Dates
1958-2002

Collection ID
Acc. 995

Creator
Oakes, Helen

Quantity
37 linear feet (37 boxes)        

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

           

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Helen Oakes was a nationally recognized activist for public education from the 1960s to 1980s. Oakes was chairman of the West Philadelphia Schools Committee from 1965 to 1970, chairman of the Education Committee of the League of Women Voters in 1965, and in 1968, she wrote The School District of Philadelphia: A Critical Analysis. From 1971 to 1980, she was a member of the board of the Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia. She was a member of the Philadelphia Board of Education from 1982 to 1989. From 1989 to 1998, she served as liaison in the educational partnership between ARCO Chemical Company and James Rhoads Elementary School in Philadelphia. She also wrote, published and distributed the “Oakes Newsletter,” from 1970 to 1989, which addressed issues affecting the Philadelphia School District.

Helen Oakes’ most notable contribution to public education was perhaps her own research and writing. The “Oakes Newsletter” tackled issues affecting the Philadelphia school district, especially teaching methods, standardized testing, technology in the classroom, school budgets, classroom environments and other social issues. Oakes started the newsletter shortly after her tenure with the League of Women Voters, when the results of some reports completed by that group returned dismal results. According to a January 31, 1989 article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Oakes observed “...that predominantly black schools were getting the short end of the education stick: the worst overcrowding, the greatest concentration of teacher vacancies and the biggest shortages of resources.” It was after this that she decided to start writing the newsletter. In addition to “Oakes Newsletter,” from 1975 to 1981, she also wrote “School by School Statistical Analysis,” which provided data on enrollment, average class size, absentee rate for staff and students and reading scores for the Philadelphia public schools.

Oakes also worked as a consultant from time to time. From 1988 to 1998, she served as an educational consultant and liaison in the educational partnership between the ARCO Chemical Company and the James Rhoads Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ARCO Chemical Company, which had a long-standing tradition of tutoring and mentoring initiatives in the Philadelphia School District, financially sponsored the James Rhoads Elementary School in an experimental school “cluster” project with the intention of improving the educational system, especially in under-represented communities.

In recognition of her work in public education, in 1982, Philadelphia Mayor William J. Green, III appointed Oakes to the Philadelphia Board of Education. She served on the Board until 1989. Oakes was an unusual board member; “...contrary to school board tradition, she represented no constituency: she spoke for no ethnic group, political party, labor union or school faction,” (Philadelphia Inquirer, January 31, 1989). While on the Board of Education, she was also a member of the Philadelphia School District’s Desegregation Task Force and the Task Force on Teacher Selection.

Oakes’ work, especially her work on the “Oakes Newsletter,” was recognized with awards and honors from numerous organizations, including the West Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (1974), the Institute for Public Education of Lansdowne (1975), the Philadelphia Association of School Administrators (1976), the Black Women’s Educational Alliance (1980), and the Philadelphia Council of Administrative Women in Education (1982). She also received the John N. Patterson Award from the Citizens Committee on Public Education in 1979 because she “consistently provided the community with in-depth and objective analyses relating to problems and progress in the public schools.”

Helen Oakes graduated from Smith College in 1944. She was married to Earle Oakes. They had three sons and one daughter, all of whom attended Philadelphia public schools and graduated from Overbrook High School.

All information provided in the preceding biographical sketch was taken from biographical information file found within the collection (Box 35, folders 27-28).

Description of Collection

This collection contains the papers of Helen Oakes, a public education activist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The materials date from 1958 to 2002, and include correspondence; printed materials, such as newsletters and pamphlets, newspaper clippings, educational and statistical reports, meeting minutes, financial records, and memoranda. The materials relate to Helen Oakes’ long-term involvement with a wide-range of educational institutions and initiatives, specifically in Philadelphia. Of particular note, are significant materials related to Oakes’ research, writing and publication of the “Oakes Newsletter.”

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series as follows: 

Series 1:  Oakes Newsletter, 1968-1992
          Subseries 1.1:  Published Newsletters, 1970-1989
          Subseries 1.2:  Administrative Records, 1969-1992
          Subseries 1.3:  Resource Files, 1968-1988
Series 2:  Board of Education, 1965-1991
Series 3:  James Rhoads Elementary Project, 1988-1998
Series 4:  School District of Philadelphia, 1958-1994
          Subseries 4.1:  Reports, 1967-1992
          Subseries 4.2:  Directories, 1964-1986
          Subseries 4.3:  Subject Files, 1958-2002
Series 5:  Correspondence and Subject Files, 1963-2002
Series 6:  Printed Materials and Publications, 1965-1993

Series 1:  Oakes Newsletter, 1968-1992.  Series 1 is divided into three subseries: “Published Newsletters,” “Administrative Records,” and “Resource Files.”

Subseries 1.1:  Published Newsletters, 1970-1989. The first subseries, “Published Newsletters,” contains copies of the entire run of the Oakes Newsletter, from Volume I to Volume XX. The files are arranged by volume number, and date from April 1970 to January 1989.

Subseries 1.2:  Administrative Records, 1969-1992. The second subseries, “Administrative Records,” houses records related to the production of the Oakes Newsletter. Within the subseries, researchers will find correspondence, financial records related to publishing the newsletter, as well as financial and business papers regarding Acorn Educational Press, Incorporated, Helen Oakes’ corporation under which she published her newsletter. Additionally, statistical surveys related to schools in Philadelphia are located in the subseries. The files are arranged alphabetically by record type, and date from 1969 to 1997. Interested researchers should also peruse Series 5:  Correspondence and Subject files” for additional papers related to the funding of the newsletter.

Subseries 1.3:  Resource Files, 1968-1988. The last subseries consists of research materials compiled by Helen Oakes for articles in the Oakes Newsletter. The files are titled by their corresponding article title and are in numeric order, according to volume number. The resources include Helen Oakes’ handwritten notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, reports and correspondence. Some of the resources postdate the article; Oakes probably continued to use the files for later resources she found despite the articles being complete. The records date from 1968 to 1988.

Series 2:  Board of Education, 1965-1991.  Series 2 houses records related to the Board of Education in Philadelphia from 1965 to 1991. Of note, is a log or diary kept by Oakes’ which documents work she completed presumably as a member of the Board of Education. Researchers will also find here records from various Board committees, notes from Board meetings, teacher development material, and papers produced by former Superintendent Constance Clayton. There is also a range of material on national and local education issues such as student enrollment, gay and lesbian awareness, and curriculum development. Much of the material here relates to materials also found in the series “IV. School District of Philadelphia.” The subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject title.

Series 3:  James Rhoads Elementary Project, 1988-1998. Series 3 consists of materials collected by Helen Oakes pertaining to her involvement as educational consultant and liaison in the ten year partnership between the Atlantic Richfield Chemical Company (ARCO) and the James Rhoads Elementary School in Philadelphia. The materials date from 1988 to 1998 and are arranged alphabetically by subject title. Materials include numerous reports written by Helen Oakes to ARCO’s Steve Cohen, assessments of educational resources, correspondence, evaluations and notes of classroom visits conducted by Helen Oakes, reports and research materials of various educational committees, proposed yearly budgets submitted to ARCO to justify funding allocation as well as reports on the effectiveness of general curriculum and standardized testing. Also of note are the materials related to the Penn Literacy Network, the development of various educational standards within James Rhoads Elementary School and other related schools who were members of the experimental “cluster” of schools in the School District of Philadelphia, as well as evaluations and reports produced by Villanova University’s Human Organization Science Institute for ARCO.

Series 4:  School District of Philadelphia, 1958-1994. Series 4 dates from 1958 to 1994 and is divided into three subseries, “Reports,” “Directories” and “Subject Files.”

Subseries 4.1:  Reports, 1967-1992. The first subseries includes various published and unpublished reports about education at the local and national level. The reports provide information on such topics as achievement testing, finance and budgets, race, sex, and Philadelphia schools. The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order and dates from 1967 to 1992.

Subseries 4.2:  Directories, 1964-1986. The second subseries contains collected directories mostly from the Board of Education and the School District of Philadelphia. The directories date from 1964 to 1986 and are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subseries 4.3:  Subject Files, 1958-2002. The third subseries contains a variety of materials relating to the School District of Philadelphia. Researchers will find files related to a superintendent search, probably performed while Oakes was a member of the School Board, as well as desegregation, teachers’ strikes, occupational coursework, and School Board members. Of interest is the School District of Philadelphia files relating to the Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Gay and Lesbian Compliance Policy, which had a goal of providing “an affirmative, positive and safe learning environment for our lesbian, gay and non-gay youth.” The report and testimony from this task force offers some useful documentation of 1980s attitudes on homosexuality and education. Also of interest are materials related to Constance Clayton and Thomas K. Gilhool, the former Secretary of Education for the state of Pennsylvania. These materials contain correspondence, reports and memoranda, and notes and newspaper clippings related to the controversial hiring of Gilhool to teach in the Philadelphia School District in 1989 and 1990. The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order according to topic and dates from 1958 to 2002.

Series 5:  Correspondence and Subject Files, 1963-2002. Series 5 dates from 1963 to 2002 and is arranged in alphabetical order by general subject. Please note, many of the papers filed in this series directly relate to several of the other series in the collection. The series consists of wide-ranging record types including correspondence, mailing lists, personal notes, speeches given, awards, financial records, reports, literature, grant proposals and newspaper clippings. Of particular interest are the materials regarding Floyd Logan, the West Philadelphia Schools Committee, the League of Women Voters, Educational Parks, and Helen Oakes’ various personal notebooks. The Floyd Logan records include materials from and about Floyd Logan (1900 to 1979), a public education advocate who stood for school desegregation and black representation on the school board. Helen Oakes' notebooks contain document meetings of boards, committees and task forces of which she was a member. The League of Women Voters files document Oakes’ participation in the League in the 1960s, as well as her advocacy for public education as a member of this group specifically. The Educational Parks materials were compiled by Earle Oakes, Helen’s husband, and include grant applications to the U.S. Department of Education, correspondence, park sketches, architectural drawings, notes and research. Earle Oakes used these gathered materials to promote the creation of educational parks, which would be used as a tool for desegregation in Philadelphia. Some other subjects included are the Citizens' Committee, cluster schools, decentralization, desegregation and child abuse. There are also several files related to the "Oakes Newsletter."

Series 6:  Printed Materials and Publications, 1965-1993. Series 6 contains reports and publications on educational topics. Researchers will find reports on comparisons between Philadelphia public schools and other school districts, home school provisions, and young parenting. Researchers are advised to review the box and folder list for additional details. The series is arranged alphabetically by title, and spans from 1965 to 1993.

When reviewing the finding for this collection, researchers are advised to pay close attention to box and folder numbers. Note that the intellectual and physical arrangements of the records do not match.

 

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research. Materials in Box 16 folders 4 and 15 in Series 3, and materials in Box 30 folder 49 in Series 5, are restricted.

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 Helen Oakes Papers 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], Helen Oakes Papers, Acc. 995, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Helen Oakes Papers, 1958-1992 (Acc. 707, 773), Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries.

William Cutler Oral Histories, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Helen Oakes in 2003.     

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Megan Atkinson, Christiana Dobrzynski Grippe, Courtney Smerz, Forrest Wright.

The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.

This collection was minimally processed in 2009-2011, as part of an experimental project conducted under the auspices of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries to help eliminate processing backlog in Philadelphia repositories. A minimally processed collection is one processed at a less intensive rate than traditionally thought necessary to make a collection ready for use by researchers. When citing sources from this collection, researchers are advised to defer to folder titles provided in the finding aid rather than those provided on the physical folder.

Employing processing strategies outlined in Mark Greene's and Dennis Meissner's 2005 article, More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Processing Approaches to Deal With Late 20th-Century Collections, the project team tested the limits of minimal processing on collections of all types and ages, in 23 Philadelphia area repositories. A primary goal of the project, the team processed at an average rate of 2-3 hours per linear foot of records, a fraction of the time ordinarily reserved for the arrangement and description of collections. Among other time saving strategies, the project team did not extensively review the content of the collections, replace acidic folders or complete any preservation work.

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:

Personal/Family Names:
Oakes, Helen

Corporate Names:
Rhoads Elementary School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
School District of Philadelphia, Pa.

Subjects:
Public schools--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Public schools--United States--Statistics
Women in education

Material Types
Administrative records
Clippings
Correspondence
Directories
Financial records
Mailing lists
Newsletters
Publications
Reports
School records

 

Inventory

Series 1:  Oakes Newsletter, 1968-1992

Series 1 is divided into three subseries: “Published Newsletters,” “Administrative Records,” and “Resource Files.”

Subseries 1.1:  Published Newsletters, 1970-1989

The first subseries, “Published Newsletters,” contains copies of the entire run of the Oakes Newsletter, from Volume I to Volume XX. The files are arranged by volume number, and date from April 1970 to January 1989.

1          1          Volumes I-VI          April 1970 - June 1975

1          2          Volumes I-VI          April 1970 – June 1975

1          3          Volumes I-VI          April 1970 – June 1975

1          4          Volumes XV-XIII          September 1975 - June 1982

1          5          Volumes XV-XIII          September 1975 - June 1982

1          6          Volumes XV-XIII          September 1975 - June 1982

1          7          Volumes XIV-XX          September 1982 - July 1989

1          8          Volumes XIV-XX          September 1982 - July 1989

1          9          Volumes XIV-XX          September 1982 - July 1989

1          10          Volumes I-VI, with enclosures          May1970 – May 1975

1          11          Volumes I-VI, with enclosures          May 1970 - May 1975

1          12          Volumes VII-XV, with enclosures          September 1975 - May 1984

1          13          Volumes VII-XV, with enclosures          September 1975 - May 1984

1          14          Volumes XVI to XX, with enclosures          September 1984 - January 1989

 

Subseries 1.2:  Administrative Records, 1969-1992

The second subseries, “Administrative Records,” houses records related to the production of the Oakes Newsletter. Within the subseries, researchers will find correspondence, financial records related to publishing the newsletter, as well as financial and business papers regarding Acorn Educational Press, Incorporated, Helen Oakes’ corporation under which she published her newsletter. Additionally, statistical surveys related to schools in Philadelphia are located in the subseries. The files are arranged alphabetically by record type, and date from 1969 to 1997. Interested researchers should also peruse Series 5:  Correspondence and Subject files” for additional papers related to the funding of the newsletter                    

1          15          Bank Street College of Education papers on elementary education          1965

1          16          Bulletin Essay Contest          1977-1978

1          17          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume I          1970-1971

1          18          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume II          1971-1972

1          19          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume IV          1972-1973

1          20          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume V          1974-1975

1          21          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume VI          1975-1976

1          22          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume VII          1976-1977

1          23          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume VIII          1977-1978

1          24          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume IX          1978-1979

1          25          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume IX          1978-1979

2          1          Correspondence regarding Oakes Newsletter Volume X          1979-1980

2          2          Council for Educational Priorities          1981-1982

31          26          Desegregation issues          1971-1986

31          27          Drafts of Newsletter          1971-1979

31          1          Financial Records: Acorn Educational Press, Inc. taxes          1970-1971

31          2          Financial Records: Acorn Educational Press, Inc. original documents of incorporation          1970-1972

31          3          Financial Records: Acorn Educational Press, Inc. tax exemption foundation status          1971-1972

31          4          Financial Records: Acorn Educational Press, Inc. taxes          1986-1989

31          5          Financial Records: audit          1985-1986

31          6          Financial Records: annual report and budget          1986-1987

31          7          Financial Records: bills          1976

2          3          Financial Records: bills, accounting, deposits, and statements          1970-1973

2          4          Financial records: Bills paid, accounting, bank deposits and statements          1970-1973

2          4a          Financial Records: bills paid          1971-1976

2          5          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1977-1978

2          6          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1977-1978

2          7          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1978-1979

2          8          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1979-1980

2          9          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1980-1981

2          10          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1981-1982

2          11          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1982-1983

2          12          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1983-1984

2          13          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1984-1985

2          14          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1985-1986

31          8          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1986-1987

31          9          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1987-1988

31          10          Financial Records: bills, petty cash, accounting          1988-1989

2          15          Financial Records: check register          1974, 1976, 1978

2          16          Financial Records: check register          1980, 1983, 1985

31          11          Financial Records: Delaware Cash Reserve and Beneficial Savings forms          1975

2          17          Financial Records: Expenses          1971-1974

2          18          Financial Records: Expenses          1973-1974

31          12          Financial Records: Expenses          1975-1989

2          19          Financial Records: Expenses          1977-1978

2          20          Financial Records: Expenses          1978-1979

2          21          Financial Records: Expenses          1979-1980

2          22          Financial Records: Expenses          1980-1981

2          23          Financial Records: Expenses          1981-1982

2          24          Financial Records: Expenses          1982-1983

2          25          Financial Records: Expenses          1983-1985

2          26          Financial Records: Expenses          1985-1986

31          13          Financial Records: Expenses          1986-1987

31          14          Financial Records: Expenses          1987-1988

2          27          Financial Records: expenses and receipts          1974-1975

2          28          Financial Records: expenses and receipts          1975-1976

2          29          Financial Records: expenses and receipts          1976-1977

2          30          Financial Records: Form 990 Federal Taxes          1970-1976

31          15          Financial Records: Form 990 Federal Taxes          1979-1981

2          31          Financial Records: Membership          1970-1971

2          32          Financial Records: State of Pennsylvania Application for Certificate of Registration for Charitable Organizations          1971-1977

31          24          Financial Records: State of Pennsylvania Application for Certificate of Registration for Charitable Organizations          1978-1998

2          33          Index and newsletters with subject files          April 1970 - March 1975

2          34          Mailing list          1969-1970

31          16          Mailing list, post office deposit, printer's record          1979

31          17          Mailing list          1985

31          18          Mailing list, labels with addresses          1986-1987

31          19          Mailing list, labels with addresses          1987-1988

31          20          Mailing list, label master sheets for first class and non-profit newsletters          1988

31          21          Mailing list, labels, renewals          Undated

31          22          Mailing list, labels for first class mailing          Undated

2          35          Post Office matters: distribution of newsletters, start-up papers          1970-1976

31          23          Press release          1989

2          36          Statistical analysis of enrollment          1974-1975

2          37          Statistical analysis of funding          1974-1979

2          38          Statistical analysis of funding          1975-1976

3          1          Statistical analysis of enrollment          1975-1976

3          2          Statistical analysis worksheets          1976

2          3          Statistical analysis from School District of Philadelphia          1977

3          4          Statistical analysis worksheets and notes          1977-1978

3          5          Statistical analysis worksheets and information          1978

3          6          Statistical analysis mailing lists, requirements, and notes on information gathered          1978-1979

3          7          Statistical analysis supplement          1979

3          8          Statistical analysis data sheets          1979

3          9          Statistical analysis information          1979

3          10          Statistical analysis information          1980

3          11          Statistical analysis data sheets          1980

3          12          Statistical analysis capacities          1981

3          13          Statistical analysis data sheets and notes          1981

3          14          Statistical analysis information          1981

3          15          Statistical analysis orders          1981

3          16          Subject headings          1997

3          17          Subject headings          1997

3          18          Subject headings          1997

3          19          Subscription and renewal letters and forms          1982

3          20          Subscription letters and forms          1982-1985

3          21          Subscription letters and forms          1982-1985

3          22          Subscription letters and forms          1986

3          23          Subscription letters and forms          1987

 

Subseries 1.3:  Resource Files, 1968-1988

The last subseries consists of research materials compiled by Helen Oakes for articles in the Oakes Newsletter. The files are titled by their corresponding article title and are in numeric order, according to volume number. The resources include Helen Oakes’ handwritten notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, reports and correspondence. Some of the resources postdate the article; Oakes probably continued to use the files for later resources she found despite the articles being complete. The records date from 1968 to 1988.

3          24          Budget (Resource I-1)          1970

3          25          Draft (Resource I-2)          1969-1970

3          26          Draft (Resource I-3)          1968-1970

3          27          Teachers contract negotiations (Resource I-4)          1970

3          28          Sex education (Resource II-2)          1967-1978

3          29          Sex education curriculum (Resource II-2)          1968-1978

3          30          Resource II-3          1970-1971

3          31          Resource II-3          1970

3          32          New Teachers (Resource II-4)          1970

3          33          Drugs (Resources II-5)          1970-1971

3          34          8th Graders choose their courses (Resources II-6)          1970

3          35          Financial Crisis Update (Resource II-7)          1970-1973

3          36          Integration and human relations community hearings (Resource II-8)          1968-1973

3          37          Informal classroom (Resource II-9)          1971-1973

3          38          Resource II-10          1970-1971

4          1          Budget Cuts deep and Harmful (Resource for Volume III-1)          1971

4          2          The Drive for Reading Improvement (Resource for Volume III-2)          1971

4          3          Parkway Program (Resource for Volume III-3)          1971

4          4          Issue of December 1971 (Resource for Volume III-3)          1971

4          5          Programs not Padlocks (Resource for Volume III-4)          1971, 1978, 1979

4          6          Public Education, Keystone of Our Republic (Resource for Volume III-5)          1972          Undated

4          7          Home and School Council (Resource for Volume III-7)          1962, 1966, 1971-1975

4          8          Money Can make a Difference (Resource for Volume III-8)          1966, 1972

4          9          How Should Schools be Financed (Resource for Volume III-9)          1970-1973

4          10          Integrating Philadelphia’s Desegregated Schools (Resource for Volume III-10)          1970-1972

4          11          After the Contract Settlement, How Will the Schools Be Kept Open? (Resource for Volume IV-1)          1972

4          12          Why are the Philadelphia Public Schools Closed? (Resource for Volume IV-2)          1972

4          13          Students for the World of Work (Resource for Volume IV-3)          1972

4          14          The Skills Centers (Resource for Volume IV-4)          1970-1975

4          15          The Fact Finder's Report (Resource for Volume IV-5)          1973

4          16          The Layman's Guide to the Schools' Financial Crisis (Resource for Volume I, III-6)          1973

4          17          The Layman's Guide to the Schools' Financial Crisis (Resource for Volume II, Taxes, III-6)          1973

4          18          Outcome of the Strike (Resource for Volume IV-7)          1973-1974

4          19          Budget (Resource for Volume IV-8)          1971-1973

4          20          Budget-Spring (Resource for Volume IV-8)          1973

4          21          Personnel Policy Decisions (Resource for Volume IV-9)          1971-1973

5          1          Affective Education (Resource for Volume IV-10)          1971

5          2          How Should Title I Funds Be Spent? (Resource for Volume V-1          1971-1973

5          3          Lamberton (Resource for Volume V-2)          1973-1978

5          4          Retarded Children's Right to Education (Resource for Volume V-3)          1972-1973

5          5          Desegregation Plan (Resource for Volume V-1)          1968-1973

5          6          Teachers Absences and Substitutes (Resource for Volume V-1)          1972-1974

5          7          Instruction Must Continue Until Year Ends (Resource for Volume V-7)          1974-1979

5          8          The Tenure Law (Resource for Volume V-9)          1972-1975

5          9          Gratz High School (V-10)          1973-1975

5          10          The Superintendent Versus the Board of Education (VI-1)          1973-1974

5          11          Annette Temin (Resource for Volume VI-2)          1968-1974, 1992

5          12          Science in the Philadelphia Public Schools (Resource for Volume VI-3)          1969, 1974

5          13          Student Records (Resource for Volume VI-4)          1973-1975

5          14          Floyd Logan (Resource for Volume VI-5)          1965-1979

5          15          Prekindergarten in the Philadelphia Public Schools (Resource for Volume VI-6)          1974-1975

5          16          Reading Achievement Scores Improving (Resource for Volume VI-7)          1974-1975

6          1          Reading (Resource for Volume VI-7)          1974-1975

6          2          Public Education Faces Another Budget Crisis (Resource for Volume VI-9)          1975-1976

6          3          Living With the Teachers' Contract (Resource for Volume VI-10)          1972-1977

6          4          Philadelphia Must Desegregate its Schools (Resource for Volume VII)          1971-1975

6          5          Achievement and Failure (Resource for Volume VII)          1975

6          6          Changes in Title I for 1975-1976 (Resource for Volume VII)          1975-1976

6          7          Follow Through (Resource for Volume VII)          1975-1976

6          8          Resource for Volume VII          1972-1975

6          9          Selection, rating and dismissal of teachers (Resource for Volume VII)          1975-1976

6          10          Contract Clauses Need Modifying (Resource for Volume VII)          1975-1976

6          11          Excellent People and Programs Found in Many Schools (Resource for Volume VII)          1975-1976

6          12          School Budget for 1976 to 1977 (Resource for Volume VII-8)          1975-1976

6          13          Mathematics (Resource for Volume VII-9)          1975-1976

6          14          The Budget Gap Must be Narrowed (Resource for Volume VIII-1)          1974-1976

6          15          Discipline-What Should the Goals Be? (Resource for Volume VIII-3)          1974-1976

6          16          Who is Responsible When They Don't Learn (Resource for Volume 10/76)          1976

6          17          Desegregation and the Board of Education (Resource for Volume VIII-4)          1973-1976

6          18          The Academically Talented Program. Costly and Unfair (Resource for Volume VIII-5)          1973-1976

7          1          Writing, Students Should Do More of It (Resource for Volume VIII-6)          1976-1977

7          2          The 1977 Fiscal Crisis (Resource for Volume VIII-8)          1976-1977

7          3          Of Chess, Debating and the Budget (Resource for Volume VIII-9)          1976-1977

7          4          A Demoralizing Summer and Still No Solution (Resource for Volume IX-1)          1977

7          5          Counseling-A Valuable Service (Resource for Volume IX-2)          1976-1981

7          6          Board and Superintendent Unfit (Resource for Volume IX-3)          1975-1977

7          7          Special Education and Public Law 94-142 (Resource for Volume IX-4)          1968-1977

7          8          Absenteeism, The Budget and the Contract (Resource for Volume IX-5)          1974-1978

7          9          Needed-Leadership and Adequate Funds (Resource for Volume IX-6)          1977-1978

7          10          Index (Resource for Volume IX-7)          1978, 1981

7          11          Public Wants Higher Achievement and Lower Costs (Resource for Volume IX-8)          1975-1979

7          12          Alternative Programs Deserve Support (Resource for Volume IX-9)          1977-1978

7          13          Contract Documents-Fact Finder's Report, Chamber of Commerce (Resource for Volume X-1)          1978

7          14          School System Impaired by Mayor, Board and Support (Resource for Volume X-1)          1978

7          15          School Staffs in Chaos-Superintendent Responsible (Resource for Volume X-2)          1978

7          16          The Voluntary Desegregation Plan (Resource for Volume X-3)          1978

7          17          Teachers' Contract Terms Harm the Schools (Resource for Volume X-4)          1978-1979

7          18          Vocational Education Should be Skills Training Plus Academics (Resource for Volume X-5)          1978-1979

7          19          Special Education-Greater Commitment Needed (Resource for Volume X-6)          1979-1980

7          20          Mismanagement, Wrong Decisions and the Budget Gap (Resource for Volume X-7)          1979

7          21          Some of the High Spots (Resource for Volume X-8)          1978-1979

7          22          As the 1979 to 1980 School Year Begins (Resource for Volume XI-1)          1979

7          23          Crime and Disorder Disrupt Learning (Resource for Volume XI-2)          1979

8          1          The Importance of Physical Education (Resource for Volume XI-3)          1974-1979

8          2          Teacher "Assignment" Policies Damaging (Resource XI-4)          1975-1979

8          3          Minimum Competency Testing-Not a Solution (Resource for Volume XI-5)          1979-1980

8          4          Resource for Volume XI-6          1979-1980

8          5          Too Many Paid Too Much-Student and Taxpayers Suffer (Resource for Volume XI-7)          1979-1980

8          6          Board and Superintendent Must Be Replaced (Resource for Volume XI-8)          1977-1980

8          7          Board and Superintendent Must Be Replaced Documents (Resource for Volume XI)          1980

8          8          Superintendent A Failure-Must Be Replaced at Once (Resource for Volume XI)          1980

8          9          Ways to Prevent Drug Use by Young People (Resource for Volume XII-3)          1980

8          10          Potential Debt Mounts as Superintendent Spends (Resource for Volume XII-4)          1980-1981

8          11          Superintendent's Abuse of Merit System Damaging (Resource for Volume XII-5)          1979-1981

8          12          Special Education and the Budget Gap-documents (Resource for Volume XII-6)          1980-1981

8          13          Special Education and the Budget Gap (Resource for Volume XII-6)          1976, 1980-1981

8          14          Skills Emphasis Destructive-New Reading Plan Needed (Resource for Volume XII-7)          1977-1981

8          15          District Heads for Chaos-Board Refuses to Resign (Resource for Volume XII-8)          1980-1981

8          16          Schools Must Open-Budget Cuts and More Dollars Required (Resource for Volume XIII-1)          1981

8          17          More About the Strike, Cuts and Mismanagement (Resource for Volume XIII-2)          1981-1982

8          18          Mismanagement Leads to Legislative Proposals for Changes (Resource for Volume XIII-3)          1981

8          19          Teenage Pregnancy (Resource for Volume XIII-4)          1980-1982

8          20          Music Programs in Jeopardy (Resource for Volume XIII-5)          1981-1982

8          21          A New Superintendent-What to Look for (Resource for Volume XIII-6)          1981-1982

8          22          Valuable Programs Must be Saved (Resource for Volume XIII-7)          1975-1982

8          23          Adopting the 1982 to 1983 Budget (Resource for Volume XIII-8)          1982

9          1          Supplementary Index to Oakes Newsletter (Resource for Volume XIV-1)          1977-1978

9          2          The Need to Look Ahead (Resource for Volume XIV-2)          1982

9          3          A Proposal to Reform Public Education (Resource for Volume XIV-3)          1982

9          4          The Expectations and Mastery Learning Projects (Resource for Volume XIV-4)          1982-1983

9          5          Students Must Read to Learn, Not Learn to Read (Resource for Volume XIV-5)          1981-1983

9          6          Printed materials-Reading to Learn (Resource for Volume XIV)          1982-1983

9          7          School Closings-Pros and Cons (Resource for Volume XIV)          1982-1983

9          8          The Rose Lindenbaum Award for Excellence in Teaching (Resource for Volume XIV)          1980-1988

9          9          Educational Reform-A Matter of Survival, includes budget materials (Resource for Volume XIV)          1982-1983

9          10          School Safety and the Environment for Learning (Resource for Volume XV)          1982-1983

9          11          School Safety and the Environment for Learning (Resource for Volume XV)          1983

9          12          Bilingual Education Should be Valued and Supported, documents (Resource for Volume XV)          1984

9          13          Bilingual Education Should be Valued and Supported, documents (Resource for Volume XV)          1980-1985

9          14          The 1983 Voluntary Desegregation Plan (Resource for Volume XV)          1983

9          15          Computers (Resource for Volume XV)          1983-1984

9          16          Proposals and Efforts to Improve Public Education (Resource for Volume XV)          1983-1984

9          17          Creating a Climate for Learning in the High Schools (Resource for Volume XV)          1983-1984

9          18          Philadelphia Teachers' Learning Cooperative (Resource for Volume XV)          1984

9          19          The Standardized Curriculum (Resource for Volume XV)          1983-1984

9          20          The Literacy Network Classroom (Resource for Volume XVI)          1984

9          21          The Literacy Network Classroom, readings (Resource for Volume XVI)          1984

9          22          Ways to Promote Learning (Resource for Volume XVI)          1979-1984

9          23          The Philadelphia High School Academies (Resource for Volume XVI)          1984-1987

10          1          The Voluntary Desegregation Plan-One Year Later (Resource for Volume XVI)          1983-1985

10          2          The Literate Environment Kindergarten (Resource for Volume XVI)          1985

10          3          PATHS-Philadelphia Alliance Teaching Humanities (Resource for Volume XVI)          1985

10          4          Testing and Evaluation (Resource for Volume XVI)          1984-1985

10          5          Preventing Drug Abuse (Resource for Volume XVI)          1984-1988

10          6          Supplementary Index to Oakes Newsletter (Resource for Volume XVII-1)          1980-1985

10          7          The Teachers' Contract (Resource for Volume XVII)          1985

10          8          School Health Services-The Problem (Resource for Volume XVII)          1985

10          9          School Health Services-The Problem (Resource for Volume XVII)          1984-1985

10          10          Achieving and Maintaining Good Health (Resource for Volume XVII)          1985-1986

10          11          Replicating Success (Resource for Volume XVII)          1983-1986

10          12          Replicating Success (Resource for Volume XVII)          1985

10          13          Preventing Teenage Pregnancy (Resource for Volume XVII)          1985-1986

10          14          Implementing the Modified Desegregation Plan (Resource for Volume XVII)          1986

10          15          Programs for the Mentally Gifted (Resource for Volume XVII)          1984-1986

11          1          Sweeping Changes Needed (Resource for Volume XVIII)          1986

11          2          The Importance of Music Education (XVIII)          1986

11          3          Adopt-A-Student Enhances Learning (XVIII)          1985-1986

11          4          The Mildly Handicapped-The Focus Should be On Instruction (Resource for Volume XVIII)          1986

11          5          The Mildly Handicapped-The Focus Should be On Instruction (Resource for Volume XVIII)          1986-1987

11          6          How Children Should Begin Their Learning (Resource for Volume XVIII)          1986-1987

11          7          Philadelphia Renaissance Science and Math (PRISM) (Resource for Volume XVIII)          1986-1987

11          8          Writing Across the Curriculum (Resource for Volume XIX)          1987

11          9          Writing Across the Curriculum (Resource for Volume XIX)          1987

11          10          Writing Across the Curriculum (Resource for Volume XIX)          1987

11          11          Education for Employment/Cities in Schools (Resource for Volume XIX)          1988

11          12          Report Card on Basal Readers (Resource for Volume XIX-3)          1987

11          13          Make Literature Central to the Teaching of Reading (Resource for Volume XIX)          1986-1988

11          14          Restructuring Chapter One (Resource for Volume XIX)          1988

11          15          The Teachers' Contract -1988-1992 (Resource for Volume XX)          1988

11          16          The Teachers' Contract-1988-1992, documents (Resource for Volume XX)          1987-1988

11          17          New Teachers Need Support and Assistance (Resource for Volume XX)          1988

11          18          New Teachers Resource (Resource for Volume XX)          1988

 

Series 3:  James Rhoads Elementary Project, 1988-1998

Series 3 consists of materials collected by Helen Oakes pertaining to her involvement as educational consultant and liaison in the ten year partnership between the Atlantic Richfield Chemical Company (ARCO) and the James Rhoads Elementary School in Philadelphia. The materials date from 1988 to 1998 and are arranged alphabetically by subject title. Materials include numerous reports written by Helen Oakes to ARCO’s Steve Cohen, assessments of educational resources, correspondence, evaluations and notes of classroom visits conducted by Helen Oakes, reports and research materials of various educational committees, proposed yearly budgets submitted to ARCO to justify funding allocation as well as reports on the effectiveness of general curriculum and standardized testing. Also of note are the materials related to the Penn Literacy Network, the development of various educational standards within James Rhoads Elementary School and other related schools who were members of the experimental “cluster” of schools in the School District of Philadelphia, as well as evaluations and reports produced by Villanova University’s Human Organization Science Institute for ARCO.

16          1          Accelerated Schools Newsletter, Henry M. Levin          1990-1997

16          2          Accelerated Schools Newsletter          Henry M. Levin          1990-1997

16          3          Accounting for ARCO Chemical Company          1992, 1994-1995

16          4          Account: Revolving cash, Naomi Grondahl (RESTRICTED)          March 17, 1997-February 1, 1999

16          5          ARCO Chemical Company          March 1-July 1992

16          6          ARCO Chemical Company and James Rhoads Elementary and Sulzberger Middle Schools mentoring program          1999

16          7          ARCO Chemical Company chronological records          August 1 - November 30, 1992

16          8          ARCO Chemical Company chronological records          January 9-August 31, 1991

16          9          ARCO Chemical Company-Philadelphia correspondence          1995

16          10          ARCO Chemical Company: Equipment and supplies, ordering and receiving          1990-1991

16          11          ARCO Chemical Company and Rhoads Elementary School partnership history          1993-1995

16          12          Article about Rhoads and ARCO which Helen Oakes wrote "for Marcienne's publication"          1995

16          13          Assessment alternatives          1995

16          14          Bank Street College          1993

16          15          Browner, Jakki and reports to ARCO (RESTRICTED)          1991

16          16          Budget          1993-1994

16          17          Budget          1994-1997

16          18          Center for Change, includes grant proposal          1992

16          19          Central Park East          Undated

16          20          Children Achieving: David Hornbeck          1995

16          21          Children's Literacy Initiative          1997

16          22          Chronological record          July – December 1990

17          23          Chronological record          September 1- December 31, 1991

16          24          Chronological record          January 1- April 30, 1992

16          25          Chronological record          December 1, 1992 - June 30, 1993

16          26          Chronological record          July 1 - December 31, 1993

16          27          Chronological record          January - August 31, 1994

16          28          Chronological record          July 20 – December 1994

16          29          Chronological record          January 1994 - June 1995

17          1          Chronological record          July 1 - December 31, 1995

17          2          Chronological record          January – June 1996

17          3          Chronological record          July – December 1996

17          4          Chronological record          January – June 1997

17          5          Chronological record          September 1997 - June 1998

17          6          Chronological record          1998-1999

17          7          Coalition of Essential Schools, Brown University          1988-1991

17          8          The Comer Process School Development Program          1988-1990

17          9          Computer/PLN course          1998

17          10          Computers research          1991

17          11          Cooperative Learning          1990

17          12          Correspondence from Helen Oakes          1990

17          13          Diary of events at Rhoads          1993-1994

17          14          Documents, original for partnership          1990

17          15          Early childhood education          July 1995

17          16          Educational plan, Children Achieving          1995-1997

17          17          Educational plan committee          1993

17          18          Evaluation report on Children Achieving          September 1996

17          19          Family Resource Networks          1995

17          20          Functional Behavior Assessment Initiative          1994-2000

17          21          Governance Council          1997-1998

17          22          Highlights of the history of the ARCO/Rhoads partnership          1995-1996

17          23          Highlights of the history of the ARCO/Rhoads partnership          1996-1997

17          24          Home and School Council          1988

17          25          Human Relations Committee          1994

17          26          IBM Writing to Read program          1991

17          27          Index (ratings, scores) of school          1996

17          28          Invoices          1993 July

17          29          Kindergarten visits          1998

17          30          Library Power Committee          March 1998

17          31          Library Power, Library          1996-1997

17          32          Library Power - Information Literacy Model          1997

17          33          Library Power - Rhoads          1997-1998

17          34          Learning Assessment Project          1994

17          35          Learning Assessment Project          1993-1995

17          36          Materials received from Rhoads          1990-1991

17          37          Math course, Irene Eisen          June 1997

17          38          Math literacy          1994

17          39          Math literacy seminar          1995-1996

17          40          Math - 24 Challenge          1991

18          1          Mentoring at ARCO          1991

18          2          Outcome standards curriculum assessment          February 21, 1995

18          3          Parental involvement          1988-1990

18          4          Parental involvement          1988-1990

18          5          Parents as Teachers Project          1991

18          6          Partnership 2000 Schools, Joyce Epstein          July 1997

18          7          Philadelphia Alliance for Teaching Humanities and Philadelphia Renaissance in Science and Math - the Philadelphia Partnership for Education          1991

18          8          Penn Literacy Network          1991-1992

18          9          Penn Literacy Network          1992-1993

18          10          Penn Literacy Network          1995

18          11          Penn Literacy Network          1991-1992

18          12          Penn Literacy Network: Education 533          1991-1992

18          13          Penn Literacy Network: Evaluations for ARCO          1991-1992

18          14          Penn Literacy Network: Journals          1995-1997

18          15          Penn Literacy Network: Math Literacy Seminar I          1994

18          16          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum          1982

18          17          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum          1984, 1988-1993

18          18          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum          1988

18          19          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum          1990

18          20          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum          1991

18          21          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum - English, Social Studies, and Science Studies books          1981

18          22          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum - Language Arts and Phonics workshops          1981

18          23          Penn Literacy Network: Reading, Writing, Talking Across the Curriculum - Testwiseness Comprehension          1981

18          24          Penn Literacy Network: Video          Undated

18          25          Penn Literacy Network 2 staff          1993

18          26          Philadelphia Home and School Council          1995-1996

18          27          Philadelphia Young Playwrights          1996

18          28          Plan for 1990 submitted to ARCO          1989

18          29          Planning, school district          1990

18          30          Portfolios          Undated

18          31          Principal, selection at Rhoads          May 1993

18          32          Project SEED          1990

19          1          Reading Recovery          1992

19          2          Reading Recovery          1996

19          3          Reforms, national          1993

19          4          Report: Chorus America          1990-1993

19          5          Report: ARCO / Rhoads partnership          April 1991, July 1992, August 1993, August 1994

19          6          Report: Teacher evaluations and interviews          August 1993

19          7          Report: On Rhoads back up materials          1993-1994

19          8          Report: to ARCO about Rhoads' new initiatives          1995

19          9          Report: Improving teaching          July 25, 1996

19          10          Report: Improving teaching back up material          July 1996

19          11          Report: Children Achieving, for Steve Cohen at ARCO          March 26, 1996

19          12          Report: Children Achieving, Greater Philadelphia First Partnership for Reform          1995

19          13          Restructuring the Philadelphia school district          1990-1992

19          14          Rhonda Lauer          1996

19          15          School Councils          1996

19          16          School Councils          1995-1996

19          17          School agenda: Huey Elementary School of West Philadelphia Cluster          1995-1996

19          18          School improvement plan and planning          1990-1992

19          19          School improvement planning and budget          1995

19          20          School improvement plans          1995-1996

19          21          School Planning Management Team          1990-1991

19          22          School Planning Management Team          1991-1992

19          23          School Planning Management Team          1992-1993

19          24          School Planning Management Team          1993

19          25          School Planning Management Team          1993-1994

19          26          School Planning Management Team          1994-1995

19          27          School Planning Management Team          1995-1997

20          1          School-wide projects          1991-1992

20          2          School-wide projects          1992-1993

20          3          School-wide projects          1993-1995

20          4          School-wide projects          1995-1996

20          5          School-wide projects          1996-1997

20          6          School-wide projects          1997-1998

20          7          School-wide projects          1998-1999

20          8          Social worker: Feierman, Debra          1990-1991

20          9          Social worker: Waters, Betty Jean          1992-1993

20          10          Social worker: Wikkeling, Dakari          1991-1992

20          11          Staff development: Botel, Bonnie          1994-1995

20          12          Staff development: Botel, Bonnie          1995-1996

20          13          Staff development: Eisen, Irene          1995-1996

20          14          Staff development and standards          1996

20          15          Standards: Evaluating student work          1995

20          16          Standards: Implementing for Philadelphia          1995-1996

20          17          Standards and rubrics          1996

20          18          Standards: HELPS workshop          1995

20          19          Standards: Training at Rhoads          1996-1997

20          20          Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (SAT-9)          1997

20          21          Summer school          1995

20          22          Teachers: Rhoads          1995-1996

20          23          Teaching / Learning Network          1995-1996

20          24          Technology Committee          1996-1997

20          25          Test scores: PSSA test scores and SAT-9 scores and general information          1997

20          26          Testing: Rhoads and SAT-9          1995

20          27          Test results          1995-1996

20          28          Tierney Temple-Fairchild          1993-1995

20          29          University City Cluster: Children Achieving Challenge          1996

20          30          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: ARC evaluation          1990

20          31          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Evaluation of year two          1990-1991

20          32          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Restructuring an urban school          1991

20          33          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Reports on shared decisions and test results          1991 December

20          34          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Reports of various versions, including shared decisions          December 1991

20          35          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Report on shared decisions, an evaluation of year two          December 1991

20          36          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Evaluation of year three          1991-1992

20          37          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Evaluation of year three          1991-1992

20          38          Villanova's Human Organization Science Institute: Report          1997

20          39          Vision: Center for Change Development of Vision          1992-1993

20          40          Visits to classrooms          1990-1992

20          41          Visits to classrooms          1995

20          42          Waiver request          1995-1996

20          43          Work sampling system          circa 1995

20          44          100 Book Challenge          1998

20          45          100 Book Challenge: Duplicate materials          1998 

 

Series 2:  Board of Education, 1965-1991.

Series 2 houses records related to the Board of Education in Philadelphia from 1965 to 1991. Of note, is a log or diary kept by Oakes’ which documents work she completed presumably as a member of the Board of Education. Researchers will also find here records from various Board committees, notes from Board meetings, teacher development material, and papers produced by former Superintendent Constance Clayton. There is also a range of material on national and local education issues such as student enrollment, gay and lesbian awareness, and curriculum development. Much of the material here relates to materials also found in the series “IV. School District of Philadelphia.” The subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject title.

31          28          Application to School Board and Community College          1967-1989

12          1          Affirmative Action material          1984-1989

12          2          AIDS material          1980s

12          3          AIDS material          1980s

12          4          Akan and Legal Department          1985-1988

12          5          Rita Altman          1984

12          6          Archives regional          1989

12          7          Asbestos removal charges          1985-1986

12          8          Assessment of students and schools          1990

12          9          Sharon Bemberry          1982

12          10          Birthdates of administrators          Undated

12          11          Buildings: separate contracts for electrical, plumbing, etc...          1987-1989

12          12          Calendar of events          1982-1984

12          13          Calendar of events          1985-1988

12          14          Cash receipt          1982-1989

12          15          Constance Clayton material          1982-1987

12          16          Constance Clayton material          1988-1989

12          17          Constance Clayton memoranda          1988

12          18          Constance Clayton reorganization and cabinet salaries          1987

12          19          Committees and Executive sessions          1986

12          20          Committees as a whole          1986-1989

12          21          Committee: Ad hoc Committee          1984

12          22          Committee: Citizens          1980-1984

12          23          Committee: Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia on accountability          1980-1981

12          24          Committee: Community and Legislative Committee          1986

12          25          Committee: Education Committee          1986-1987

12          26          Committee: Education Committee          1987

12          27          Committee: Education Committee          1989

12          28          Committee: Education Committee policy manual          1988-1989

12          29          Committee: Executive Committee          1985

31          29          Committee: Green for Mayor          1971

31          30          Committee: Special Committee on Non-Discrimination          1963

31          31          Committee: Special Committee on Non-Discrimination          1963

31          32          Committee: West Philadelphia Schools Committee on University City Science High School          1966-1968

12          30          Congratulatory letters          1982

12          31          Computers: Computer network          1987

12          32          Consultative middle management          1988

12          33          Contraception course: Sex education          1985-1986

13          1          Contraception course: Sex education          1986-1988

13          2          Cooperative learning          1989

13          3          Council for Educational Priorities          July 1982

13          4          Council for Educational Priorities          1984

13          5          Counseling: Student support services          1989

13          6          Criterion reference tests and report cards          1983

13          7          Critical thinking          1986

13          8          Day Care          1989

13          9          Desegregation          1987-1990

13          10          Directory of Community Organization in West District          Undated

13          11          DRIVE program materials          1972-1988

13          12          Dropout issues          1986-1990

13          13          Drugs          1989

13          14          Early childhood education and child care          Undated

13          15          Edison High School news clippings and related material          1966-1979

13          16          Edison High School material          1984-1989

13          17          Education for Parenting          1986-1989

31          33          Educational Home Rule Charter commission report          1964

31          34          Educational Home Rule Charter commission report          1964

31          35          Educational Home Rule Charter commission report          1964-1965

32          1          Educational Home Rule Charter          1965

32          2          Educational Home Rule Charter supplement          1965

32          3          Educational Home Rule Charter staff report by the Government Consulting Service          1965

32          4          Educational Home Rule Charter          1965

13          18          Educational Home Rule Charter          1973-1987

32          5          Educational nominating panel and selection          1965

13          19          Effective schools          1980-1983

13          20          Enrollment figures          1958-1973

13          21          Enrollment figures          1973-1982

13          22          Enrollment figures          1982-1989

13          23          Ethics code          1984

13          24          Expulsions          1990

13          25          Extracurricular activities          1982-1987

13          26          Facts          1980

13          27          Finance and operations          1987

13          28          Financial Control Board          Undated

32          6          Fiscal crisis          1962-1963

32          7          Fiscal crisis          1969

13          29          Foundations to promote public education          1983

13          30          Gay and Lesbian youth awareness          1986-1987

13          31          Goals and evaluations and standards          1990

13          32          Goals and objectives          1985-1986

13          33          Grades delivery          Undated

13          34          Green the School Grounds          1983-1984

13          35          Cathy Hatala          1984-1985

13          36          Health Fund of public schools          1987

13          37          High school restructuring          1984-1989

13          38          Hispanic students          Undated

13          39          Historical Society, material prepared          1989

13          40          Harold L. Hodgkinson          Spring 1987

13          41          Human Resources          1987

13          42          Humanities in schools          1983-1987

13          43          Kindergarten: Half-day versus full-day          1989

14          1          Rhonda Lauer          1989-1993

14          2          Lionel Lauer instructional process          Undated

14          3          Leadership, Inc. Student Leadership material

14          4          Letters to Helen Oakes          1982-1984

14          5          Librarians          Undated

14          6          Literature          1988

14          7          Local 1201          1989

32          12          [Log or diary of phone calls and work related to Philadelphia schools]          1982-1989

14          8          Susan Lytle: Philadelphia Writing Project          1989-1990

14          9          Management convocation: Measuring student success, substance abuse prevention          1989

14          10          Matrullo and Hispanic material          1985-1989

14          11          Herman Mattleman          1984, 1989

14          12          Miriam Mednick          1984

14          13          Meetings and notes          1982-1984

14          14          Meetings and notes          1984-1986

14          15          Meetings and notes          1986

14          16          Members          1983-1989

32          8          Membership nomination and appointment to Board of Education          1982

14          17          Memoranda          1982

14          18          Mission, goals, and objectives          1985-1987

14          19          Mission, goals, and objectives          1986

14          20          Newspaper articles regarding Constance Clayton          1987-1990

32          9          Newspaper reprints and related correspondence          1981-1989

32          13          Oakes' reappointment effort          1989

14          21          Open classrooms          1982-1986

14          22          Orientation of new board members          Undated

14          23          Overcrowding in schools          1989

14          24          Paideia proposal          1988-1991

14          25          Parenting resources          1970s

14          26          Pennsylvania Horticultural Society          1987

14          27          Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission          1988

14          28          Pennsylvania School Boards Association          1988

14          29          Philadelphia Association of School Administrators          1987-1989

14          30          Philadelphia Alliance for Teaching Humanities (PATHS), and Philadelphia Renaissance in Science and Math (PRISM)          1987-1992

32          10          Philadelphia Voter Education Project maps, schedules, volunteer handbooks          1971

32          11          Philadelphia Voter Education Project voter's guides          1978

14          31          Planned Parenthood          1985-1989

14          32          Planning for Future          1987

14          33          Poet Vision materials          1989

14          34          Policy controversy          1988

14          35          Policy manual          1981

14          36          Policy manual regarding corporal punishment          1988

14          37          Presentations by Board of Education          1989

14          38          Prevention of pregnancy          1985-1987

14          39          Principal Internship Program          1988

14          40          Priority One          1987

14          41          Professional Growth Partnership          1989

14          42          Promotion policy          1985-1990

14          43          PCRP II: Whole language reform of teaching policy          Undated

14          44          Reading resources          1977-1985

15          1          Reading: selection of books          Undated

15          2          Reform school          1988-1989

15          3          Regulatory reform          1987

15          4          Reorganization of schools          1988-1989

15          5          Research problems          1989

15          6          Resolutions of Board of Education          1989

15          7          Retreat          1986

15          8          Rochester          1988

15          9          Rotating Presidency          1989

15          10          Sabbaticals          1987

15          11          Science and mathematics          1983, 1990

15          12          Lee Scott: early childhood and kindergarten education          1986

15          13          Seat belts          1985-1986

15          14          Self-evaluation          1985

15          15          Special education          1988-1989

15          16          Standardized curriculum and pacing schedules          Undated

15          17          Statements to the Board of Education by Helen Oakes          1986-1989

15          18          Lynne Strieb          Undated

15          19          Suicide          1985

15          20          Summer school          1987

15          21          Sunshine law          1986-1989

15          22          Superintendent memoranda          1983-1986

15          23          Superintendent's priorities          1985

15          24          Survey, not undertaken          1989

15          25          Suspensions          1981-1984

15          26          Table of contents          1966-1967, 1984-1985

15          27          Tax and revenue anticipation notes          1989

15          28          Taxes          1987

15          29          Teacher certification          1989

15          30          Teacher dismissal hearing legislation and notes to teachers regarding discipline          1988-1989

15          31          Teacher evaluations          1984-1987

15          32          Teacher induction, professionalism, and improvement of skills          1988-1989

15          33          Teacher shortage          1986-1990

15          34          Teachers learning cooperative          1983

15          35          Technology          1987

15          36          Tells          1984-1987

15          37          Ten exercises towards planning a superintendent appraisal system          1984-1985

15          38          Testing on students articles          1985-1986

15          39          Testing results          1984-1986

15          40          Testing results from 1987, compared with 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

15          41          Transfers          1985

15          42          Transportation          1988

15          43          Transportation to school          1982

15          44          United Way          1982-1983

15          45          University of Pennsylvania material          1982

15          46          Values of Board of Education          1989-1990

15          47          Vandalism issue          1983

15          48          Violence in school          1994

15          49          Visitors policy          1985

15          50          Vocational education, includes chapter 6          1986

15          51          West Philadelphia schools          1965-1969, 1985

15          52          Women, Sex, Equity          1986

15          53          World History          1989

 

Series 4:  School District of Philadelphia, 1958-1994

Series 4 dates from 1958 to 1994 and is divided into three subseries, “Reports,” “Directories” and “Subject Files.”

Subseries 4.1:  Reports, 1967-1992

The first subseries includes various published and unpublished reports about education at the local and national level. The reports provide information on such topics as achievement testing, finance and budgets, race, sex, and Philadelphia schools. The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order and dates from 1967 to 1992.

21          1          Achievement Test Results          Spring 1968

21          2          Alternative Programs          1977

21          3          Annual Financial Report          1980-1983

21          4          Annual Financial Report          1984-1986

21          5          Annual Financial Report          1987, 1988, 1991

32          14          "Appendix F" of an unidentified document containing assorted statistical data regarding Philadelphia public schools          circa 1981-1985

32          15          "Appendix F" of an unidentified document containing assorted statistical data regarding Philadelphia public schools          circa 1981-1985

32          16          "Appendix F" of an unidentified document containing assorted statistical data regarding Philadelphia public schools          circa 1981-1985

21          6          Asian Americans: Getting to Know Us          1986

21          7          Blueprint for Academic Achievement          1980

21          8          Children Achieving: West Philadelphia Cluster          Undated

21          9          The Children's Right to Know          1976

21          10          Communication Audit of Philadelphia Schools          1986

21          11          District Eight Reading Program Technical Report          1975-1976

21          12          District One Reading Program          December 1975-1976

32          17          Dropout rates          1970-1987

32          18          Dropout rates          1970-1987

32          19          Dropout rates          1970-1987

21          13          Education for Responsible Parenthood: A Guide for Teachers Grades 5-6          1981

21          14          The First Year: A Progress Report to Board of Education          1967

21          15          Framework for the English Curriculum, Grades 1-4          1986

32          20          George Washington High School, Middle States Evaluation          1987

32          21          Graduation rate statistics          1971-1979

21          16          Instructional Planning Guides for Kindergarten and Grades 1-8          1986

21          17          Instructional Planning Guides for Kindergarten and Grades 1-8          1987-1988

21          18          Marking Guidelines Update, Grades 1-8          1987-1988

21          19          The Mastery Learning Approach          1980

21          20          Operating Budget Proposal Summary          1992

21          21          Options: Information on Alternative Schools          1986

21          22          Personal Analysis of School District by Race and Sex          1986-1988

21          23          Pre-Kindergarten of Philadelphia, Head Start Year End Report          1974

21          24          Preliminary Report of the Distribution of Negro Pupils in the Philadelphia Public Schools          1966

21          25          Priority One Initiative: A Workplan for School Improvement          1985

32          22          Pupils Retained          1978-1983

22          1          The Reading Skill Center          1971-1972

22          2          Race and Sex Reports, by Floyd Logan          1974

22          3          Report on Salary Practice for Top-Level Administrative Positions in School District of Philadelphia          1974

22          4          School-by-School Statistical Analysis of Philadelphia Public Schools          1976-1977

22          5          School-by-School Statistical Analysis of Philadelphia Public Schools          1977-1981

22          6          School Capacities          June 1974

22          7          School District of Philadelphia Critical Analysis          September 1968

22          8          School District Skills Achievement Test Results          1975-1976

22          9          Staffing Reports by Robert F. Perz          1967

22          10          Standardized Curriculum for Early Childhood Education          1984

22          11          Statistical Analysis School by School of Philadelphia Public Schools          1975

22          12          Statistical Study on a School-by-School Basis of Philadelphia Public Schools          1965-1969

22          13          Summary of Five Major Evaluation Reports on the Follow-Through Program in Philadelphia          1972-1973, 1971

22          14          Summary of Personnel in Philadelphia Schools          1965-1969

22          15          Summary of Three Major Evaluation Reports on Follow-Through Program in Philadelphia          1971-1972, 1973 April

33          1-5          Superintendent's Management Information Center          1985-1991

33          6          Suspensions and discipline reports          1982, 1983

22          16          System-wide Student Promotion Program, Grades K-8          1985-1987

22          17          System-wide Student Promotion Program, Grades 1-12          1985

22          18          Tasks Forces to the Incoming Board of Education          1965 November

33          7          A Ten Year Summary of the Distribution of Negro Pupils in the Philadelphia Public Schools          1957-1966, 1966

22          19          To Educate All Our Children: Desegregation Plan          1984

 

Subseries 4.2:  Directories, 1964-1986

The second subseries contains collected directories mostly from the Board of Education and the School District of Philadelphia. The directories date from 1964 to 1986 and are arranged in alphabetical order.

22          20          Emergency Administrative Address List          1980-1986

22          21          Facts and Figures          1966-1973

22          22          Facts and Figures          1974-1980

22          23          Handbook, The School District of Philadelphia          1965-1967

22          24          School District of Philadelphia and Board of Education directories          1964-1970

23          1          School District of Philadelphia and Board of Education directories          1971-1976

23          2          School District of Philadelphia and Board of Education directories          1977-1986

23          3          School District of Philadelphia and Board of Education directories          1984-1986

23          4          School District of Philadelphia and Board of Education directories          1991

33          8          Telephone directories          1989-1994

 

Subseries 4.3:  Subject Files, 1958-2002

The third subseries contains a variety of materials relating to the School District of Philadelphia. Researchers will find files related to a superintendent search, probably performed while Oakes was a member of the School Board, as well as desegregation, teachers’ strikes, occupational coursework, and School Board members. Of interest is the School District of Philadelphia files relating to the Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Gay and Lesbian Compliance Policy, which had a goal of providing “an affirmative, positive and safe learning environment for our lesbian, gay and non-gay youth.” The report and testimony from this task force offers some useful documentation of 1980s attitudes on homosexuality and education. Also of interest are materials related to Constance Clayton and Thomas K. Gilhool, the former Secretary of Education for the state of Pennsylvania. These materials contain correspondence, reports and memoranda, and notes and newspaper clippings related to the controversial hiring of Gilhool to teach in the Philadelphia School District in 1989 and 1990. The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order according to topic and dates from 1958 to 2002.

23          5          Biographies of the School Board          1958-1962

23          6          Board Meetings          1989

23          7          Careers          1970

23          8          Central High School Project building and budget material          1989

33          9          Clayton, Constance. Fall sabbatical          1989

33          10          Clayton, Constance. Contract          1982-1987

33          11          Clayton, Constance. Evaluation          1986-1989

33          12          Clayton, Constance. Evaluation          1986-1989

33          13          Cross, Elsie. Research materials          1990-1992

23          9          District #4 desegregation          1978

23          10          District #4 desegregation plans          1979

23          11          District #4 desegregation plans and Communicator newsletter          1969-1976

33          14          Dropouts          1964-1995

33          15          Dropouts          1964-1995

23          12          Education Committee meeting minutes          1988-1989

23          13          Education Improvement Program          1965-1966

34          1          Employee benefits          1973, Undated

23          14          Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Testimony to the Board of Education          1986

23          15          Gay and Lesbian Compliance Policy in Philadelphia Schools          1986-1987

34          2          Gilhool, Thomas K. Documents regarding his employment          1989

34          3          Gilhool, Thomas K. Personal file and application materials          1989

34          4          Gilhool, Thomas K. Application materials, superintendent's file          1989

34          5          Gilhool, Thomas K. Application          1989

34          6          Gilhool, Thomas K. Examination/teacher          1989

34          7          Gilhool, Thomas K. Appointment process          1989

34          8          Gilhool, Thomas K. Certification          1989

34          9          Gilhool, Thomas K. [Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers] grievance          1989

34          10          Gilhool, Thomas K. W. Jackson documents of oral examination          1989

34          11          Gilhool, Thomas K. C. McCalla documents          1989

34          12          Gilhool, Thomas K. M. Young documents          1989

34          13          Gilhool, Thomas K. Superintendent documents          1989

34          14          Gilhool, Thomas K. Board of Education          1989

34          15          Gilhool, Thomas K. Law and administration rules          1989

34          16          Gilhool, Thomas K. G.C.'s notes and memos          1989

34          17          Gilhool, Thomas K. Helen Oakes' notes on the inquiry          1989

34          18          Gilhool, Thomas K. Helen Oakes' personal notes and research          1989

34          19          Gilhool, Thomas K. Papers from the Office of Chief of Staff          1989

23          16          High School Reading Survey          1970

23          17          High School Vote Project          1972

34          20          Ingster, Bernard. Correspondence, notes and newspaper clippings          1984-1988

23          18          Occupational courses          1961, 1973

34          21          Payroll guidelines          1989

34          24          Printed Materials, Action Design Summary: Children Achieving          1995

34          25          Printed Materials, Assessment Strategies Resource Guide          Undated

34          26          Printed Materials, Baseline Data for Performance Indicators          1990

34          27          Printed Materials, Early Childhood Program Enrollment          1983

34          28          Printed materials, Five Year Financial Strategy          1989-1993

34          29          Printed materials, Handbooks for students and parents          1985, 1991-1992

34          30          Printed materials, Overbrook High School Subject Selection Planning Guide for Students and Parents          1976, 1977

34          31          Printed materials, "Philadelphia 2000"          1991

34          32          Printed materials, Proposal: Meeting the Annenberg Challenge: Philadelphia Responds          1994

34          33          Printed materials, School standards          1996, 2000

34          34          Printed materials, A Statement of Philosophy Mission and Goals          1983

34          35          Printed materials, Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities          1970

34          36          Printed materials, Student enrichment          1989, 1990

34          37          Printed materials, Student behavioral guides          Undated

34          38          Printed materials, Task Force on Regulatory Reform in Education, "Governmental Reforms in Need of Change"          1987

34          22          Smith, Ralph          1988-1989

34          23          Smith, Ralph          1986-1989

23          23          Subject selection          1970

23          24          Substitute teacher instructions          1972

23          25          Superintendent search          1982

23          26          Superintendent search          1994

23          27          Superintendent search: Chronological of letters and notes          1982

23          28          Superintendent search: Clayton, Dr. Constance          1982

23          29          Superintendent search: Cody, Dr. Wilmer          1982

23          30          Superintendent search: Cunningham Report and Interreligious Task Force          1982

23          31          Superintendent search: Decision making process          1982

23          32          Superintendent search: Expenses and Birmingham          1982

23          33          Superintendent search: Extra copies          1982

23          34          Superintendent search: Hanusey, Dr. Richard          1982

23          35          Superintendent search: Interviews          1982

23          36          Superintendent search: McAndrew, Gordon          1982

23          37          Taskforce to Develop an Implementation Plan          1994

23          38          Teacher contracts of Philadelphia          1970

23          39          Teacher evaluations-Tenure, new teachers          1970

23          40          Teachers' strike          1973

23          41          Testimony on School District Budget          1989

 

Series 5:  Correspondence and Subject Files, 1963-2002

Series 5 dates from 1963 to 2002 and is arranged in alphabetical order by general subject. Please note, many of the papers filed in this series directly relate to several of the other series in the collection.

The series consists of wide-ranging record types including correspondence, mailing lists, personal notes, speeches given, awards, financial records, reports, literature, grant proposals and newspaper clippings. Of particular interest are the materials regarding Floyd Logan, the West Philadelphia Schools Committee, the League of Women Voters, Educational Parks, and Helen Oakes’ various personal notebooks. The Floyd Logan records include materials from and about Floyd Logan (1900 to 1979), a public education advocate who stood for school desegregation and black representation on the school board. Helen Oakes' notebooks contain document meetings of boards, committees and task forces of which she was a member. The League of Women Voters files document Oakes’ participation in the League in the 1960s, as well as her advocacy for public education as a member of this group specifically. The Educational Parks materials were compiled by Earle Oakes, Helen’s husband, and include grant applications to the U.S. Department of Education, correspondence, park sketches, architectural drawings, notes and research. Earle Oakes used these gathered materials to promote the creation of educational parks, which would be used as a tool for desegregation in Philadelphia. Some other subjects included are the Citizens' Committee, cluster schools, decentralization, desegregation and child abuse. There are also several files related to the "Oakes Newsletter."

24          1          Accountability          1975

24          2          Achievement and high school restructuring          1991-1992

24          3          Adopt-A-School          1988

24          4          Affirmative action          1975

24          5          Alliance (desegregation)          1975

24          6          Beeber proposal          1996

34          39          Book review of "For the Children" by Madeline Cartwright and Michael D'Orso for the Philadelphia Inquirer          September 5, 1993

24          7          Budget, capital          1987-1992

24          8          Budget, fiscal          1989-1990

24          9          Capacity          1983-1985

24          10          Chapter One          1988

24          11          Charter, city          1987

24          12          Charter School Law and information pertaining to it          1977-1997

24          13          Charter Schools, resources          1997

24          14          Child abuse          1988

24          15          Child care          1988-1989

24          16          Children's Literacy Initiative          1996-1997

24          17          CHOICE of schools          Undated

34          40          CIGNA          1990

24          18          Cities in Schools-Education for Employment          1989-1990

24          19          Citizens Advisory Board, Urban Coalition          1974-1975

24          20          Citizens' Against Segregated Schools          1966

24          21          Citizens' Against Segregated Schools-Editorials          1966

24          22          Citizens' Committee          1975-1976

24          23          Citizens' Committee          1976-1977

24          24          Citizens' Committee          1977

24          25          Citizens' Committee          1984 August

24          26          Citizens' Committee on Public Education          1994-1995

24          27          Citizens Committee: Physical standards for Philadelphia Public Schools          1963

25          1          Class of 1993          1989

25          2          Class size          1987

25          3          Cleanliness          1988

25          4          Cluster, Benjamin Franklin          1996-1997

25          5          Cluster, Martin Luther King          1995-1996

25          6          Cluster, Overbrook          1994-1996

25          7          Cluster, Thomas Edison          1996

25          8          Cluster Reports          1995-1996

25          9          Coalition for Equality          1966-1967

25          10          Cohen, Steve          1995-1997

25          11          Cohen, Steve-Materials from          1995-1997

25          12          Committee for Black Admissions          1968

25          13          Committee to Support the Public Schools          1984-1988

34          41          Consultant          1990

34          42          Consultant, letter          1990 May

34          43          Consulting: One Giant Step          1990

34          44          Consulting, programs sponsored          1990

25          14          Coordinating Council          1963-1966

25          15          Coordinating Council          1962-1966

34          45          Correspondence, special          1971-1980

25          16          Correspondence          1980-1981

34          46          Correspondence          1981-1982

34          47          Correspondence, congratulatory letters when appointed to school board and answers          1982

25          17          Correspondence          1982-1983

25          18          Correspondence          1983-1984

25          19          Correspondence          1984-1986

34          48          Correspondence          1986-1988

34          49          Correspondence          1988

34          50          Correspondence          1980s

34          51          Correspondence          1989-1990

25          20          Correspondence regarding KYW and Frank Ford          1970

25          21          Council for Educational Priorities          1980-1981

25          22          Council of the Great City Schools, Special Education: Views from America's Cities          1986

25          23          Decentralization-Community control          1969-1970

25          24          deLone, Rick          1992

25          25          Desegregation-Assorted material          1975-1979

35          1          DuPont Company          1990

25          26          Educational Parks: Small project research materials by Bureau of Research of U.S. Office of Education          1967

25          27          Educational Parks: The Corde Corporation "Report to the School District of Philadelphia"          1967

25          28          Educational Parks: The Corde Corporation "Report to the School District of Philadelphia"          1967

25          29          Educational Parks: Correspondence between Earle Oakes and U.S. Office of Education          1967

25          30          Educational Parks: Correspondence from Earle Oakes          1965-1967

25          31          Educational Parks: Correspondence between Earle Oakes and Max Wolff, notes, sketches, newspaper clippings          1967

25          32          Educational Parks: Malcolm Scott, Jr.'s draft of "Education Complexes"          1968

25          33          Educational Parks: Newsletters, proposals drafts collected by Earle Oakes          1967

25          34          Educational Parks: Notes compiled by Earle Oakes          1966

25          35          Educational Parks: PTC street and transit map of Philadelphia, sketches, notes compiled by Earl Oakes          1966-1967

25          36          Educational Parks: Photograph prints of architectural drawings          Undated

25          37          Educational Parks: "1967-1972 Proposed Capital Program of the School District of Philadelphia"          1973

25          38          Educational Parks: Reports, correspondence, statements to the Board of Education          1967

26          1          Educational Parks: Wolff, Max          1964-1965

26          2          Educational Parks: Various publications and notes advocating for educational parks          1966, 1987

26          3          Elections          1968-1969

26          4          Emergency School Aid Act funding          1977

35          2          Ethics Board          1982-1984

26          5          Fels Institute: Community leadership seminar of Philadelphia conference materials          1971 September

26          6          Fels Institute: Education and fiscal requirements of urban school districts in Pennsylvania          1964

35          3          Fernandez, Happy. Correspondence, notes and newspaper clippings          1989-1992

35          4          Floyd Logan papers. Inventory of archives collection at Urban Archives          1987-1989

26          7          Foundation appeals          1984

26          8          Foundation appeals          1985-1986

26          9          Foundation appeals          1985-1987

26          10          Foundation appeals          1986 Summer

26          11          Foundation appeals to the Douty Foundation          April 1970 - December 1979 31

26          12          Foundation appeals to the Philadelphia Foundation, first copy          1970-1978

26          13          Foundation appeals to the Philadelphia Foundation, first copy          1978-1987

26          14          Foundation proposals          1985-1986

26          15          Foundation, William Penn Foundation          1982

26          16          Germantown Friends School Summerbridge          1996

26          17          Grant request, foundations that sent grant requests          1986-1987

26          18          Greater Philadelphia Movement          1974

26          19          Greer, Reverend Robert, desegregation          1975

30          49          Giusini, Arnold, Docteral dissertation abstract (RESTRICTED)          1971

26          20          Harvard University: Inequality in education          December 1972

26          21          History of Philadelphia Schools          1965

26          22          History of the School District to 1968 and highly regarded programs, prepared for LSI          1972-1982

26          23          Home and School Council          1963-1964

26          24          Home and School Council: File correspondence          1964

26          25          Hornbeck, David          1994-1995

26          26          Human Resources Development          1986-1987

26          27          Hundred Book Challenge          2001-2002

35          5          Hunt Manufacturing Company          1990

26          28          Interactive Learning Center Guide          Undated

35          6          Invoices, correspondence, agreements with ARCO Chemical Company          1990-1992

35          7          League of Women Voters, by-laws and other printed materials          1965

35          8          League of Women Voters, comprehensive plan          1967

35          10-Sep          League of Women Voters consensus questions and report          1965

26          29          League of Women Voters consensus questions          1973

26          30          League of Women Voters correspondence regarding Education Committee          1965-1966

26          31          League of Women Voters Education Committee          1972-1973

35          11          League of Women Voters Education Committee, attendance and lists          1965-1966

35          12          League of Women Voters Education Committee, desegregation          1961-1965

35          13          League of Women Voters Education Committee, September units          1965

35          14          League of Women Voters Education Committee, October units          1965

35          15          League of Women Voters Education Committee, program outline, correspondence and notices          1965

35          16          League of Women Voters Education Committee, "Testimony to the Philadelphia Board of Education on the Proposed Operating Budget" and other related records          1966

35          17          League of Women Voters, Equality of Educational Opportunity Committee          1965

35          18          League of Women Voters, Equality of Educational Opportunity Committee          1965

35          19          League of Women Voters, Equality of Educational Opportunity Committee          1965

26          32          League of Women Voters, file          1969

26          33          League of Women Voters financial crisis          1968

35          20          League of Women Voters, guides, testimony (Equality of Educational Opportunity Committee)          1965

35          21          League of Women Voters, guides, testimony          1965-1966

26          34          League of Women Voters inexperience statistics          1971

26          35          League of Women Voters, libraries          1969-1973

35          22          League of Women Voters, newspaper clippings          1966

26          36          League of Women Voters, Philadelphia Schools Campaign          1970

35          23          League of Women Voters, statistical survey          1965

26          37          League of Women Voters statistical survey          1966

26          38          League of Women Voters statistical survey          1967

26          39          League of Women Voters statistical survey          1965

26          40          League of Women Voters teachers          1966

26          41          League of Women Voters teachers          1967

26          42          League of Women Voters teachers          1968

26          43          League of Women Voters voter          1968-1970

26          44          Literacy Action Project, 100 Book Challenge          2002

26          45          Local Government Unit Debt Act (185) with amendments          1972

27          1          Logan, Floyd: Acquisition of Logan Papers          1980-1982

27          2          Logan, Floyd: Agreement with Mrs. Logan          1979

27          3          Logan, Floyd: Agreement between Temple University and Mrs. Logan          1980

27          4          Logan, Floyd and Temple University          1980-1983

27          5          Logan, Floyd biographical material          1900-1979

27          6          Logan, Floyd: Floyd Logan Papers fundraising, contributors, and letters          1979-1981

27          7          Logan, Floyd: Correspondence with foundation libraries          1978-1979

27          8          Logan, Floyd: Floyd Logan Papers fundraising, first year          1978

27          9          Logan, Floyd: Floyd Logan Papers fundraising daily log          1979-1981

27          10          Logan, Floyd: Acel Moore's piece regarding Floyd Logan and Helen Oakes op-ed piece (not printed)          1980

27          11          Logan, Floyd: Floyd Logan Papers originals          1978-1979

27          12          Logan, Floyd: Floyd Logan Papers copies          1977

27          13          Mailing list          1974

27          14          Mailing list          1975-1977

27          15          Mailing list          1977-1980

27          16          Mailing list          1980-1981

27          17          Mailing list          1982-1983

27          18          Mailing list          1983

27          19          Mailing list          Undated

27          20          Mantua Educational Fund, Janie Freeman          1988

27          21          McGovern, Jack          1989

35          24          Meeting minutes and notes          1982

27          22          National Association of Secondary School Principals, Almanac of National Reports          1983

27          23          National Committee for Citizens in Education          1974-1975

27          24          Newspaper articles, Home and School Council and press releases          1964

31          25          Newspaper clippings          1971-1980

28          1          Newspaper clippings          1964, 1988

35          25          Newspaper clippings          1980-1983

35          26          Newspaper clippings          1982

28          2          Newspaper clippings          1989

28          3          Newspaper clippings          1990

28          4          Newspaper clippings          1991

28          5          Newspaper clippings          1992

28          6          Newspaper clippings          1993

28          7          Newspaper clippings          1994

28          8          Newspaper clippings          1995

28          9          Newspaper clippings          1996

28          10          Newspaper clippings          1997

28          11          Newspaper clippings          1998

28          12          Newspaper clippings          1999

28          13          Newspaper clippings          2002

28          14          Newspaper clippings          Undated

35          27          "New Voices," poetry booklet published by Overbrook High School, awarded Helen Oakes Award          Undated

27          25          North City Congress          1968

27          26          North City Congress          1966

27          27          Notebook          April 1970 – January 1971

27          28          Notebook          May 1970 -April 1973

27          29          Notebook II          January-September 1971

27          30          Notebook III          September 1971 - March 1972

27          31          Notebook V          1971-1976

27          32          Notebook IV          1972-1973

35          27a          Oakes, Helen. Biographical data          1991

35          28          Oakes, Helen. Biographical data and newspaper clippings          1977-1990

35          29          Oakes, Helen. Newspaper editorials and other related materials          1982-1987

35          30          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to Allen Hilles Fund          1986-1989

35          31          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to the Douty Foundation          1980-1989

35          32          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to the Greenfield Foundation          1986

35          33          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to the Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial          1984-1985

35          34          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to the Lavine-Arranson Foundation          1985

35          35          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to Leo Model Foundation          1984-1985

35          36-37          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to the Philadelphia Foundation          1971-1983

35          38          Oakes Newsletter. Appeal for funding to the William Goldman Foundation          1974-1986

35          39          Oakes Newsletter. Appeals for subscriptions          June - October 1986

35          40          Oakes Newsletter. Correspondence regarding article "School Staffs in Chaos - Superintendent Responsible"          1978

35          41          Oakes Newsletter. Correspondence regarding donation of newsletters to libraries          1990

35          42          Oakes Newsletter, Correspondence regarding end of newsletter          1989

35          43          Oakes Newsletter. Controversies (newspaper clippings)          April1982, March 1983

35          44          Oakes Newsletter. Reprinted articles in newsletters          1971-1972, 1981

29          1          Overbrook Elementary Garden          1962

29          2          Overbrook Elementary          1962-1963

29          3          Overbrook High School Ad Hoc Committee          1970

29          4          Parents Union          1989

29          5          Parents Union          1971-1978

29          6          Parents Union-School Board appointments          1991

29          7          Parkway Program Curriculum          1971 Fall

29          8          Patterson Award          1993

29          9          Patterson Dinner (when Helen Oakes receive an award, list included)          1979

29          10          Philadelphia Education Fund          1996-1997

29          11          Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Contract demands          October 1971

29          12          Philadelphia Federation of Teachers "The Reporter," issue          March 31, 1974

29          13          Philadelphia Futures          1994

29          14          Pennsylvania Horticultural Society          1977

29          15          Powell School          1987-1988

29          16          Saunders Comprehensive Building Plan, school standards          1963-1965

36          1          "School District of Philadelphia: A Critical Analysis," correspondence and notes          1968-1969

36          2          "School District of Philadelphia: A Critical Analysis," working copy and remarks          1968, 1989

29          17          Science Center          1966

36          3          Smith College Medal          1989-1991

36          4          Statements and projects taken on by Helen Oakes          1982

29          18          Subscription data          1972-1973

29          19          Support our schools          1963

36          6-May          Talks given by Helen Oakes          1971-1992

29          20          Teaching Children to Read, materials written by Carl Delaceo          1960-1970

29          21          University City Career Development Science Center          1967

29          22          WHGLE Yearbook          Undated

29          23          West Philadelphia Corporation and University City          1967

29          24          West Philadelphia School Committee, publicity          1966

 

Series 6:  Printed Materials and Publications, 1965-1993

Series 6 contains reports and publications on educational topics. Researchers will find reports on comparisons between Philadelphia public schools and other school districts, home school provisions, and young parenting. Researchers are advised to review the box and folder list for additional details. The series is arranged alphabetically by title, and spans from 1965 to 1993

36          7          Accountability: A Citizen Opportunity          November 1, 1975

30          1          Administrative staffing in the School District of Philadelphia Compared to School Systems of Other Large Cities          1980-1981, July 1981

30          2          The Alliance, Volume 1, Number 2          December 1993

36          8          Agreement Between the Board of Education, School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Local 3, AFL-CIO          1965-1972

36          9          Agreement Between the Board of Education, School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Local 3, AFL-CIO          1972-1978

36          10          Agreement Between the Board of Education, School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Local 3, AFL-CIO          1972-1981

36          11          Agreement Between the Board of Education, School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Local 3, AFL-CIO          1978-1982

36          12          Agreement Between the Board of Education, School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Local 3, AFL-CIO          1982-1994

36          13          Agreement Between the Superintendent of Schools of the School District of Philadelphia and the International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers, AFL-CIO, Local 1201          1975-1977

36          14          AIDS and the Education of Our Children          October 1987

36          15          All One System: Demographics of Education, Kindergarten through Graduate School          1985

36          16          A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st Century          1986

36          17          Barriers to Excellence: Our Children at Risk          1985

36          18          Becoming a Nation of Readers          1985

30          3          Benefits of City and Philadelphia Employees          April 1980

36          19          Beyond the Open Door          1989

30          4          The Board Superintendent relationship within the Framework of the Management Team Concept          June 1986

30          5          Budget Trends of the School District of Philadelphia          March 1981

30          6          Business Review of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia          May 1978

36          20          Career Paths of African-Americans Who Were Promoted to Upper Echelon Positions in the School District of Philadelphia          1964-1974, 1989

38                    Census tracks and blocks (map)          1976

37          1          Children in Shelter, book 2          1988

30          7          Citizen's Business          March 22, 1965

30          8          Comparing Philadelphia with other School District, Nationally and Locally          November 1975

30          9          Comparing Philadelphia with other School District, Nationally and Locally          November 1975

30          10          Costs of Education in Southeast PA          July 1983

37          2          Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics          1989

30          11          Drug Abuse Education, Teacher's Guide          1970

30          12          Education for Parenting          1986

37          3          Equality of Educational Opportunity          1966

37          4          Evaluating the Superintendent          April 4, 1986

37          5          Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Business Review          1974-1975

30          13          Fiscal Outlook for the School District of Philadelphia Revenues and Expenditures for Fiscal Year 1983-1986 and Financing Plan for Balanced Budgets          December 1982

37          6          From the Education of All Handicapped Children to the Effective Education of Every Child          1964

30          14          Future Directions for School Financing          1971

30          15          Girls: Are We Failing Them?          1982

37          7          Helping Schools Work          Undated

37          8          High Expectations Learning Process for Standards - Driven Units of Study          1995

30          16          Highlights of City and School District of Philadelphia Financial Trends between 1970 and 1983          March 1983

30          17          An Investigation of Day Care in Philadelphia          1984

37          9          Learning to Achieve          1984

30          18          Learning about Caring for Infants          October 1986

30          19          Learning about Parenting: Getting to Know how to Care for Younger Children          May 1986

30          20          Learning about Parenting: The Handbook to Accompany Curriculum K-8          December 1987

37          10          National Education Goals Report          1994

30          21          National School Boards Association publications          1982, 1984

30          22          The Negro Family: The Case for National Action          March 1965

30          23          Office of the City Controller: Real Estate Tax          August 31, 1976

37          11          Opening Doors: A Decade of Education Those at Risk          July 1987

37          12          The Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto          1982

37          13          Pamphlets and brochures (assorted)          1978, 1990

30          24          Pay, Hours, and Employee benefits in the School District of Philadelphia          June 1980

30          25          Pennsylvania School Boards Association Commission to Strengthen the Working Relationships of School Boards and Superintendents          October 1977

37          14          Performance Standards, draft 5.1          June 12, 1995

30          26          Perspectives on Child Care          1972

30          27          Philadelphia City Government Pay and Benefits Compared to Private Industry          1982 April

37          15          Philadelphia Commission on AIDS          1988

30          28          Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, Annotated          April 17, 1951

30          29          Philadelphia Home Rule Charter          April 17, 1951

37          16          Philadelphia Need City/School Consolidation          1981

30          30          Philadelphia and Pittsburgh School Financial Comparison          1984 December

30          31          The Philadelphia Public Schools in 1962 and in a Few Prior Years          1962 October

30          32          Philadelphia Public Schools Educational Survey          1965

30          33          Philadelphia Real Estate Assessments          June 1983

30          34          Philadelphia School System Compared to Other Districts in Southeastern Pennsylvania and to the Average of Pennsylvania          October 1984

37          17          Plain Talk About Education: Conversations with Myself          1987

30          35          The Problems with Philadelphia Real Property Assessment Practices and Solutions          August 1980

30          36          Professional Staffing in Southeastern Pennsylvania          1976-1976, 1980-1981, May 1983

37          18          Purposeful Integration Inherently Equal          1954 May 17

30          37          Recovering the Afro-American Historic Heritage of Boston and Philadelphia          1979

37          19          Reinventing Central Office: A Primer for Successful Schools          1995

30          38          Review of Philadelphia School District: Financial Projections through 1989          October 1984

30          39          Saturday Review: Financing Schools, Property Tax is Obsolete          November 20, 1971

37          20          Schools, People and Money: The Need for Educational Reform          1972

30          40          The Philadelphia School District Compared to Other Large City School Districts as to Pay, Benefits, and Teacher Hours          1980, 1984

30          41          School District of Philadelphia expenditure and Staffing Trends          1978 June

30          42          School Laws of Philadelphia          1961

30          43          School Planning Handbook Coping with Declining Enrollment in the 1980s, 1982 April

37          21          School Suspensions: Are They Helping Children          1975

37          22          School-to-Work Transition Task Force          November 1992

30          44          Stupidity, Sloth, and Public Policy: Social Darwinism Rides Again"          circa 1975

37          23          Stupidity, Sloth, and Public Policy: Social Darwinism Rides Again"          circa 1976

37          24          A Talent Drain          1990

30          45          Taxes in Philadelphia Compared to Nearby Municipalities          March1980

30          46          Teachers and the Children of Poverty          1970

30          47          The Tide is Turning: A Progress Report on the Agenda for Excellence in Pennsylvania Public Schools          1986

30          48          The Tide is Turning: A Progress Report on the Agenda for Excellence in Pennsylvania Public Schools          1986

37          25          Turning the Tide: An Agenda of Excellence in Pennsylvania Public Schools          October 1983

37          26          What Works: Schools that Work, Educating the Disadvantaged Children; and Resources About Teaching and Learning          1987

37          27          Where Reading is a Joy          1989

37          28          World Without Work: Causes and Consequences of Black Male Joblessness          December 1994

37          29          Work Sampling System          circa 1994

37          30          Work Sampling System: An Overview and First Grade Development Guidelines          1994

37          31          Work Sampling System: Teacher's Manual and Omnibus Guidelines          1994

37          32          You and Your City          1966, 1976

37          33          You and Your Vote a Citizen's Guide to the Polls in Philadelphia (League of Women Voters publication)          circa 1960s

37          34          You are the Life of the Party          Undated