Pennsylvania Planning Association Records

Collection ID: 
SCRC 93
Date: 
1948-2015
Footage: 
50 linear feet (115 boxes)
Collecting Area: 

 

Collection Summary

Title
Pennsylvania Planning Association Records
 

Dates

1948-2015


Collection ID
SCRC 93

Creator
Pennsylvania Planning Association

Quantity
50 linear feet (115 boxes)      

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

 

 

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Pennsylvania Planning Association (PPA) was established in 1985 through the consolidation of the Central Pennsylvania, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh Regional chapters of the American Planning Association (APA). The chapter was founded to provide leadership in the development of vital communities, and to act as an advocate for excellence in community planning through education, empowerment, partnership, and public policy. The chapter’s central platform was to engage its diverse membership; to meet the challenges of growth and change in municipalities across Pennsylvania by positively influencing the provision of resources and practice of planning at all levels among public and private sectors. Among the many activities developed to support professional planners and planning officials were annual conferences; regional planning workshops; a quarterly newsletter, Pennsylvania Planner, created in 1980 and redesigned in 2003 as The Vantage Point; legislative policy briefs and alerts; and peer counseling.

In 1992, the Pennsylvania Planning Association established the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) for the purpose of providing training in community planning and land use regulations for appointed planning commissioners, zoning hearing board members, elected municipal officials, and others in the conduct and policies of planning in Pennsylvania under state law. Instituted over the years, these programs aided the organization in its growth, development, and expansion, with members committed to planning across urban and rural contexts.

 In 2007, the Pennsylvania Planning Association was renamed the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, signifying membership within the national body of the APA, with six sections including Central Section Lehigh Valley Section, Northeast Section, Northwest Section, Pittsburgh Regional Section, and Southeast Section. This coincided with the organization hosting the first APA National Planning Conference held in Philadelphia.

Description of Collection

The Pennsylvania Planning Association Records document the administrative activities of the organization as they followed their primary mission of advancing community planning through education, empowerment, partnership, and public policy. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, programs, newsletters, oral histories, planning project proposals, and award nominations.

While the collection is arranged into fifteen series, Series 6, PPA Awards, and Series 7, Comprehensive plans, comprise the bulk of the collection (thirty-five linear feet). For this reason, the collection may be best used to examine the various planning projects, conceptualized, designed and implemented by planning officials and organizations from 1959-2006. This collection includes preserved versions of the organization’s website, available through Archive-It.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 16 series as follows:

Series 1: Administration, 1974-2002
Series 2: Committees, 1970-2002
Series 3: Membership, 1985-2002
Series 4: Conferences, 1975-2004
Series 5: Workshops and retreats, 1992-2001
Series 6: PPA Awards, 1986-2006
Series 7: Comprehensive plans,1959-2004
Series 8: Financial, 1978-2002
Series 9: Publications, 1956-2005
Series 10: Francis A. Pitkin speeches, 1948-1965
Series 11 Oral history project, 2006 (RESTRICTED)
Series 12:Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), 1992-1994
            Subseries 12.1: PMPEI training courses, 1992-1994
Series 13:PPA Chapter sections, 1985-2001
Series 14: Citations and memorabilia,1970-2003
Series 15: Audiovisual materials, 1988-2002
Series 16: Website versions in Archive-It, 2000-2015

Series 1: Administration, 1974-2002

This series consists primarily of minutes and related records for meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the PPA dating from August 1983 to May 2002. Also included are bylaws, membership lists, organization history, the Articles of Incorporation, handwritten notes, memorandum, and report summaries. The minutes discuss a number of topics including conference planning, membership, organizational governance, various proposals, and group objectives.

Series 2: Committees, 1970-2002

The Committees series principally contains documents concerning organizational governance and committee work. The committees represented here are the Awards, Consolidation, Economic Development, Legislative, Long Range Planning Newsletter/Publicity, Nominating, and Professional Development. The files include a range of items including correspondence, proposals, publications, reports, and meeting minutes. The Consolidation Committee files document the organization’s activities from 1982 to1985 to consolidate three state chapters to form the PPA. The bulk of the records in this series detail the activities of the Legislative Committee including the monitoring of Senate bill items concerning federal block grant allocations, mergers, waste management, and other related legislation introduced or enacted in Pennsylvania from 1985 to 2002.

Series 3: Membership, 1985-2002

The Membership series consists primarily of correspondence from the office of the membership coordinator. All communications including letters, memoranda, emails, and facsimiles address some aspect of the Membership Committee activities related to individual and chapter memberships throughout the state. These include membership drives, dues, address changes, reports and membership withdrawals. Other items in this series include spreadsheets, membership list, receipts, and bound directories.

Series 4: Conferences, 1975-2004

The Conference series houses material produced by the Conference Coordinating Committee, covering the PPA’s conference activities from 1975 to 2004. Included are planning correspondence, financial records (budgets and revenue/expenditure lists), program schedules, personal notes, conference evaluation forms (the majority of which are completed) and statistics, booking contracts, vendor registration forms, lists of consultants, speakers evaluation questionnaires, corporate sponsors and exhibitor lists, attendees/registrants lists, and complaint letters. Related items include newspaper clippings, proclamations issued by the Governor, and other welcoming letters and notations from local mayors and council persons in locales where the conferences were held. The conferences were located throughout Pennsylvania including Bethlehem, Erie, State College, Allentown, Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg, and Pittsburgh.

Series 5: Workshops and retreats, 1992-2001

The Workshop and retreats series details training and educational opportunities offered by the PPA for its members on topics such as professional development, natural resource management, and urban governance. Some of the workshops were held at the annual conference with some overlap with materials found in the Conference series. The materials here include brochures, memoranda, correspondence, registration lists, evaluation forms, budget reports, workshop planning booklets, and reports. The more informative documents in the series are the workshop/retreat materials including agendas, legislative briefs, the PPA policy statement booklet, full workshop packets, newsletters, and magazines.

Series 6: PPA Awards, 1986-2006

The PPA awarded its members’ contributions to many fields in planning. This series contains award applications and nomination packets, which were either completed by individuals or organizations. The award categories include merit, outstanding journalism, outstanding planning activity in the public or private sector, distinguished leadership/professional planner, distinguished service, public education, comprehensive planning, implementation of planning, current topic, student project, and citizen planner. The application material contained here includes completed application forms, recommendation and support letters, booklets/manuals, diagrams/charts, CDs, and other related items. The topics of the material include historic preservation, landscapes and community development, local planning initiatives, journalism, transportation, zoning, industrial development, natural resource management, and leadership. There is no division based on the winning or honorable mention applications or by category; the material, however, is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by nominated individual, organization, and  project with the winner noted.

Series 7: Comprehensive plans, 1959-2004

This series contains comprehensive plans submitted to the PPA by its members. The comprehensive plans are rich in planning resources and research concerning state and local polices regulating planning in Pennsylvania. Among the many areas of research, projects, and programs explored are residential and township development, historic preservation, land development ordinance, regional planning, environmental pollution control and management, and land use and traffic studies. In addition, many of the comprehensive plans that were submitted include supporting material such as handbooks, handwritten notes, correspondence, slides, and CDs. The plans are as varied as the individuals and organizations who submitted them, and include submissions from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Some of the plans in this series may have been submitted to the Pennsylvania Planning Association Awards Program held at the Annual Conference.

Series 8: Financial, 1978-2002

The Financial series covers much of the financial history from 1978 to 2001. The documents contained here include the finance committee’s correspondence and voting ballots, contracts with Warner Associates, expense reports, tax documents,  and grant research and  reporting; for example, the Chapter President’s Council received a grant based on their proposal to create a PPA website in 2006.  

Series 9: PPA newsletter, 1956-2005

This series consists of copies of the newsletter produced by the PPA from 1956 to 2005. The newsletter was the information organ of the organization and distributed news about members, and individual chapter happenings. It was first published in 1956 as the PPA Newsletter. In 1963 the name of the newsletter was changed to the Pennsylvania Planning Association News. It was renamed the PA Planner sometime around 1980, and finally The Vantage Point in 2003. While the publication continued to showcase chapter and membership activities, the newsletter also offered more articles regarding planning and natural resource management. Some newsletters are missing between 1972 and 1980.

Series 10: Francis A. Pitkin speeches, 1948-1965

This series contains the speeches of Francis A. Pitkin (1899-1969), a prominent figure in the Pennsylvania Planning Association, who served as Secretary-Treasurer of the organization from its founding in 1953 to March 1969. He held several influential positions: Executive Director of the State Planning Board (1936-164); Director for the Bureau of Community Development in the PA Department of Commerce (1955-1959); Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin (1948-1964); Vice Chairman for the Great Lakes Commission; and National Director of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. The speeches here were delivered to local, state, and federal organizations throughout the country, and cover topics including community and economic development; natural resource management – especially water use and conservation (i.e. watershed areas); professional standards in planning; local, state, and federal partnerships in planning; zoning; suburbanism; legislative impact on planning; and industrial development.

Series 11: Oral history project, 2006 (RESTRICTED)

The Oral history series contains typed transcripts from interviews conducted in 2001 with prominent members from the planning profession. This project represents the organization’s attempt to preserve some of its historical legacies of planning practices and, offering an overview of the planning policies and legislations in the state of Pennsylvania. There are eight interviews, with Richard Bickel, F. Robert Bielski, Richard P. Byler, John Cosicia, William Davis, George W. Fasic, Arthur Loeben, and Robert E. Moore.  This series is restricted due to the fact that the oral history permission release forms as well as the original tapes are still housed at the American Planning Association national headquarters.

Series 12: Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), 1992-1994

The Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute was organized in 1992 through a cooperative agreement between the Pennsylvania Planning Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension. The institute’s goal was to provide courses in community planning and land use throughout Pennsylvania. This series contains PMPEI Board of Directors Meeting minutes, bylaws, contract agreements, correspondence, and the Basic Training for Planning Commissioners (BTPC) and Train the Trainer course materials. The BTPC course objectives sought to teach, review, and discuss planning codes in Pennsylvania, to discover key figures in the planning field, and to learn professional standards of engagement and interaction. The Train the Trainer workshops were initiated in February 1992 to teach the BTPC course. The course files include printed attendees lists, completed registration forms, correspondence, and certificates of completion, course descriptions, and notes.

Series 13: PPA sections, 1985-2001

The various regional sections that constitute the PPA are contained here with some materials for each entity. These sections include Central, Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest (formerly Pittsburgh Regional). Although fairly limited, the material in this series concerns the administration and organizational affairs of each section. Documents include budget reports, correspondence, newsletters and bulletins, planning information, directories, bylaws, and minutes.

Series 14: Citations and memorabilia, 1970-2003

This series consists primarily of citations awarded to the Pennsylvania Planning Association by various Governors and state officials of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 2003. These citations were routinely presented around the time period of the annual conference. This series also included one undated PPA Conference banner.

Series 15: Audiovisual materials, 1988-2002

The audio-visual materials in this series are dated from 1988 to 2002. The materials consist of slides and VHS tapes included in PPA Award submissions or comprehensive plans, and images from the annual conference in 1988.  A paper copy of the Williamsport Trade and Transit Centre Plan can be found in Series 6: PPA Awards.

Series 16: Website versions in Archive-It, 2000-2015

Series 16 contains preserved versions of the Pennsylvania Planning Association’s website. To access these sites, see the Temple University Special Collections Urban Archives Archive-It web page: https://www.archive-it.org/collections/4487

 

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research. Oral Histories in Series 11 are restricted due to the fact that the oral history permission release forms as well as the original tapes are still housed at the American Planning Association national headquarters.

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.

Technical Access

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Certain digital files may also be inaccessible. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected. Websites are captured using Archive-It periodically, and the latest additions may not yet be included in this finding aid. For information on material–physical and digital, including captured websites–that may have been added since the last finding aid update, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

Publication and Copyright Information

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

Preferred Citation

Pennsylvania Planning Association Records, SCRC 93, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

American Planning Association, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Records, Accession 450, Special Collections Research Center.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Pennsylvania Planning Association, December 24, 2008.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in July 2014 by Brenda Galloway-Wright, Associate Archivist, and Weckea Lilly, Student Assistant.

           

Index Terms

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

Personal/Family Names:
Bickel, Richard F.
Bielski, Robert
Byler, Richard P.
Cosicia, John
Davis, William Davis
Fasic, George W.
Loeben, Arthur
Moore, Robert E.
Pitkin, Francis A., 1899-1969

Corporate Names:
American Planning Association
American Planning Association. Pennsylvania Chapter
Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Institute
Pennsylvania Planning Association

Subjects:
Planning--Pennsylvania
Planning--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Material Types:
Administrative records
Architectural drawings
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Directories
DVDs
Ephemera
Financial records
Mailing lists
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Oral histories
Photographs
Press releases
Publications
Reports
Slides
Souvenir programs
Speeches
Technical manuals
Video recordings
VHS (TM)
Web sites

 

Inventory

Series 1: Administration, 1974-2002

This series consists primarily of minutes and related records for meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the PPA dating from August 1983 to May 2002. Also included are bylaws, membership lists, organization history, the Articles of Incorporation, handwritten notes, memorandum, and report summaries. The minutes discuss a number of topics including conference planning, membership, organizational governance, various proposals, and group objectives.

1          1          Bylaws          undated
1          2          Articles of Incorporation          undated
1          3          Organization History          undated
1          4          Board of Directors: Membership Lists          1974-1984
1          5          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 27, 1978
1          6          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 26, 1979
1          7          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 25, 1979
1          8          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          July 13, 1979
1          9          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          September 16, 1979
1          10          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          November 9, 1979
1          11          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          February 22, 1979
1          12          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 25, 1980
1          13          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          November 14, 1980
1          14          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 30, 1981
1          15          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          May 15, 1981
1          16          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 11, 1981
1          17          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 22, 1982
1          18          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          May 7, 1982
1          19          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          December 17, 1982
1          20          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 15, 1983
1          21          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 3, 1983
1          22          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 22, 1983
1          23          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          December 9, 1983

2          1          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          March 23, 1984
2          2          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          June 1, 1984
2          3          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          September 7, 1984
2          4          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 14, 1984
2          5          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          November 28, 1984
2          6          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          December 7, 1984
2          7          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          March 29, 1985
2          8          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          June 7, 1985
2          9          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 20, 1985

3          1          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 8, 1986
3          2          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 17, 1986
3          3          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          March 21, 1986
3          4          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          May 16, 1986
3          5          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          August 1, 1986
3          6          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 10, 1986

4          1          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 16, 1987
4          2          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          March 6, 1987
4          3          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 30, 1987
4          4          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          May 8, 1987
4          5          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 1987
4          6          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 25, 1987
4          7          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          December 11, 1987
4          8          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          February 19, 1988
4          9          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 22, 1988
4          10          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          June 17, 1988
4          11          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 2, 1988

5          1          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          May 5, 1989
5          2          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          July 21, 1989
5          3          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 15, 1989
5          4          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 20, 1989
5          5          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 12, 1990
5          6          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          March 30, 1990
5          7          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          June 22, 1990
5          8          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          August 17, 1990
5          9          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 21, 1990
5          10          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          February 1, 1991
5          11          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 5, 1991
5          12          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          June 21, 1991
5          13          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          August 22, 1991
5          14          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 6, 1991
5          15          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 15, 1992
5          16          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 24, 1992
5          17          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 16, 1992
5          18          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 24, 1992
5          19          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          July 17, 1992
5          20          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 4, 1992
5          21          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          July 16, 1993
5          22          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 10, 1993
5          23          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 14, 1994
5          24          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          May 16, 1994
5          25          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          August 5, 1994
5          26          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 16, 1994

6          1          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 13, 1995
6          2          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          March 22, 1995
6          3          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 28, 1995
6          4          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          July 28, 1995
6          5          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 15, 1995
6          6          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 26, 1996
6          7          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          August 9, 1996
6          8          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 27, 1996
6          9          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 17, 1998
6          10          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 4, 1998
6          11          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          June 28, 1999
6          12          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 31, 1999
6          13          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 21, 2000
6          14          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 28, 2000
6          15          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          August 10, 2000
6          16          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 1-2, 2000
6          17          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          December 1, 2000
6          18          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 19, 2001
6          19          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          February 23, 2001
6          20          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 20, 2001
6          21          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          July 20, 2001
6          22          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          October 14, 2001
6          23          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          January 18, 2002
6          24          Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes          April 5, 2002         

7          1          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          August 29, 1983
7          2          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          November 22, 1985
7          3          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 20, 1985
7          4          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 8, 1986
7          5          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 19, 1986
7          6          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 11, 1986
7          7          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 5, 1987
7          8          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          March 6, 1987
7          9          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          April 15, 1987
7          10          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          June 23, 1987
7          11          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          July 1, 1987
7          12          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 11, 1987
7          13          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 9, 1987
7          14          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 3, 1987
7          15          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 18, 1987

8          1          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          March 18, 1988
8          2          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          May 20, 1988
8          3          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          August 19, 1988
8          4          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 16, 1988
8          5          Executive Committee: Meeting-Minutes          November 18, 1988
8          6          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          January 20, 1989
8          7          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          March 10, 19898
8          8          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          April 18, 1989
8          9          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          July 10, 1989
8          10          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 18, 1989
8          11          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 15, 1989
8          12          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 15, 1989
8          13          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 23, 1990
8          14          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          May 11, 1990
8          15          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          July 18, 1990
8          16          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          July 27, 1990
8          17          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 2, 1990
8          18          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          November 20, 1990

9          1          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 22, 1991
9          2          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          May 10, 1991
9          3          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          July 15, 1991
9          4          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          August 26, 1991
9          5          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 25, 1991
9          6          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          November 22, 1991
9          7          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 28, 1992
9          8          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          May 22, 1992
9          9          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 11, 1992
9          10          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 4, 1992
9          11          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 4, 1992
9          12          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 26, 1993
9          13          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          June 4, 1993
9          14          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 10, 1993
9          15          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 10, 1993

10          1          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 25, 1994
10          2          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          May 6, 1994
10          3          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          June 10, 1994
10          4          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 16, 1994
10          5          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 16, 1994
10          6          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          November 18, 1994
10          7          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 13, 1995
10          8          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          June 2, 1995
10          9          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          August 21, 1995
10          10          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 25, 1995
10          11          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          November 23, 1995
10          12          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          March 11, 1996
10          13          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          June 12, 1996
10          14          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          August 30, 1996
10          15          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 27, 1996
10          16          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 8, 1996
10          17          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 27, 1996
10          18          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          June 6, 1997
10          19          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          March 12, 1998
10          20          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          September 17, 1999
10          21          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 15, 1999
10          22          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          February 11, 2000
10          23          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          April 25, 2000
10          24          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          June 9, 2000
10          25          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          July 21, 2000
10          26          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 1, 2000
10          27          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          December 15, 2000
10          28          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          March 30, 2001
10          29          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          October 14, 2001
10          30          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          November 30, 2001
10          31          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          March 8, 2002
10          32          Executive Committee: Meeting Minutes          May 24, 2002

 

Series 2: Committees, 1970-2002

The Committees series principally contains documents concerning organizational governance and committee work. The committees represented here are the Awards, Consolidation, Economic Development, Legislative, Long Range Planning Newsletter/Publicity, Nominating, and Professional Development. The files include a range of items including correspondence, proposals, publications, reports, and meeting minutes. The Consolidation Committee files document the organizations activities from 1982 to1985 to consolidate three state chapters to form the PPA. The bulk of the records in this series detail the activities of the Legislative Committee including the monitoring of Senate bill items concerning federal block grant allocations, mergers, waste management,\ and other related legislation introduced or enacted in Pennsylvania from 1985 to 2002.

11          1          Awards Committee          1985, 1988
11          2          Conference Handbook Committee          1993-1994
11          3          Conference Handbook Committee          1995-1996
11          4          Consolidation Committee          1982-1985
11          5          Consolidation Committee          1982-1985
11          6          Economic Development Committee          1995

12          1          Legislative Committee          1985
12          2          Legislative Committee          1985-1986
12          3          Legislative Committee          1987
12          4          Legislative Committee          1988
12          5          Legislative Committee          1989

13          6          Legislative Committee          1994
13          7          Legislative Committee          1995
13          8          Legislative Committee          1996
13          9          Legislative Committee          1997
13          10          Legislative Committee          1998
13          11          Legislative Committee          1999
13          12          Legislative Committee          1999
13          13          Legislative Committee          2000
13          14          Legislative Committee          2001
13          15          Legislative Committee          2002

14          1          Long Range Planning Committee          1986
14          2          Long Range Planning Committee          1987
14          3          Newsletter/ Publicity Committee          1985-1987
14          4          Nominating Committee          1970-1984
14          5          Professional Development Committee          1986-1999
14          6          Program Committee          1986

 

Series 3: Membership, 1985-2002

The Membership series consists primarily of correspondence from the office of the membership coordinator. All communications including letters, memoranda, emails, and facsimiles address some aspect of the Membership Committee activities related to individual and chapter memberships throughout the state. These include membership drives, dues, address changes, reports and membership withdrawals. Other items in this series include spreadsheets, membership list, receipts, and bound directories.

15          1          Address Changes          2001-2002
15          2          Chapter Rebates          1999-2001
15          3          Chapter Rebates          1999-2002
15          4          Corporate Members          1998-2002
15          5          Correspondence: Renner, Holly          2000

16          1          Correspondence: Renner, Holly          2001
16          2          Correspondence: Renner, Holly          2001
16          3          Correspondence: Renner, Holly          2002
16          4          Correspondence: Renner, Holly          2002
16          5          Correspondence: Renner, Holly          undated         

17          1          Membership Directory          1989
17          2          Membership Directory          1993
17          3          Membership Directory          1995
17          4          Membership Directory          1997

18          1          Membership Drive          1988
18          2          Membership Dues          1988
18          3          Membership Mailing List          1985-1986,  2001
18          4          Membership Reports          1988
18          5          Membership Reports          1999- 2000
18          6          Membership Reports          2001
18          7          Membership Reports          2002         

         

Series 4: Conferences, 1975-2004

The Conference series houses material produced by the Conference Coordinating Committee, covering the PPA’s conference activities from 1975 to 2004. Included are planning correspondence, financial records (budgets and revenue/expenditure lists), program schedules, personal notes, conference evaluation forms (the majority of which are completed) and statistics, booking contracts, vendor registration forms, lists of consultants, speakers evaluation questionnaires,  corporate sponsors and exhibitor lists, attendees/registrants lists, and complaint letters. Related items include newspaper clippings, proclamations issued by the Governor, and other welcoming letters and notations from local mayors and council persons in locales where the conferences were held. The conferences were located throughout Pennsylvania including Bethlehem, Erie, State College, Allentown, Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg, and Pittsburgh.

19          1          Conference: Bethlehem, PA          1975
19          2          Conference: Seven Springs, PA          1976
19          3          Conference: King of Prussia, PA          1977
19          4          Conference: Erie PA          1978
19          5          Conference: Lancaster, PA          1979
19          6          Conference: State College, PA          1980
19          7          Conference: Station Square, PA          1981
19          8          Conference: Wilkes-Barre, PA          1982
19          9          Conference: Williamsport, PA          1984
19          10          Conference: York, PA          1985
19          11          Conference: Allentown, PA          1986

20          1          Conference: Monroeville, PA          1987
20          2          Conference: Philadelphia, PA          1988
20          3          Conference: Philadelphia, PA          1989
20          4          Conference: Mechanicsburg, PA          1990
20          5          Conference: White Haven, PA          1991
20          6          Conference: Gettysburg, PA          1992
20          7          Conference: Pittsburgh, PA          1993
20          8          Conference: State College, PA          1994
20          9          Conference: Allentown, PA          1995
20          10          Conference: Champion, PA          1996

21          1          Conference: State College, PA          1997
21          2          Conference: Philadelphia, PA          1998
21          3-4          Conference: Champion PA          1999

22          1-2          Conference: State College, PA          2000
22          3-6          Conference: Wilkes-Barre, PA          2001

23          1-4          Conference: State College, PA          2002

24          1          Conference: State College, PA          2002
24          2          Conference: State College, PA          2003
24          3-4          Conference: State College, PA          2004

 

Series 5: Workshops and retreats, 1992-2001

The Workshop and retreats series details training and educational opportunities offered by the APA-PA Chapter for its members on topics such as professional development, natural resource management, and urban governance. Some of the workshops were held at the annual conference with some overlap with materials found in the Conference series. The materials here include brochures, memoranda, correspondence, registration lists, evaluation forms, budget reports, workshop planning booklets, and reports. The more informative documents in the series are the workshop/retreat materials including agendas, legislative briefs, the APA-PA Chapter policy statement booklet, full workshop packets, newsletters, and magazines.

25          1          Creating Transportation Improvement to Fit Your Community          2000         
25          2-3          Forum on Critical Planning and Issues and “Takings” and Their Impact on Local Governments          1995
25          4          Getting the Job Done          1998
25          5-6          Intensive Agricultural Operations in Pennsylvania          1998

26          1          Myth or Reality: House Bill 2662          1994
26          2          Professional Development          1999
26          3          Professional Development          2000
26          4          Professional Development          2001
26          5-6          Pushing the Envelope: Creativity with Development          1996
26          7          Toolbox for Building Sustainable Communities          1998

 

Series 6: PPA Awards, 1986-2006

The PPA awarded its members’ contributions to many fields in planning. This series contains award applications and nomination packets, which were either completed by individuals or organizations. The award categories include merit, outstanding journalism, outstanding planning activity in the public or private sector, distinguished leadership/professional planner, distinguished service, public education, comprehensive planning, implementation of planning, current topic, student project, and citizen planner. The application material contained here includes completed application forms, recommendation and support letters, booklets/manuals, diagrams/charts, CDs, and other related items. The topics of the material include historic preservation, landscapes and community development, local planning initiatives, journalism, transportation, zoning, industrial development, natural resource management, and leadership. There is no division based on the winning or honorable mention applications or by category; the material, however, is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically  by nominated individual, organization, and  project with the winner noted.

27          1          Awards Planning Material          1986
27          2          Hand, Irving (Winner)          1986
27          3          Martin, Keith          1986
27          4          Penn Township Industrial Park Project (Winner)          1986
27          5          Remaley, Sue A. (Winner)          1986
27          6          Schreffler, David (Winner)          1986         
27          7          Wentz, Ronald E.          1986
27          8          Wildlands Trust Fund of Eastern PA Open Space Project (Winner)          1986         
27          9          Brennan, Terrance M.          1987
27          10          Buckwalter, Tim (Winner)          1987
27          11          DiNunzio, Michael          1987
27          12          Grossman, Howard J.          1987
27          13          Hughes, John D.          1987
27          14          Mazziotti, Donald F. (Winner)          1987
27          15          Midstate Regional Airport Program (Winner)          1987
27          16          Montage, Inc.          1987
27          17          Awards Planning Material          1988
27          18          Brooks, Irene B (Winner)          1988
27          19          Centre County Planning Office          1988
27          20          Chester County Highway Needs Study          1988
27          21          Field, Charles Herbert (Winner)          1988
27          22          Glenn, David M.          1988
27          23          Grossman, Howard J. (Winner)          1988

28          1          Hartzell, Eugene          1988
28          2          Helfrich, Carson O.          1988
28          3          Howenstein, Norman          1988
28          4          Hylton, Thomas          1988
28          5          North Philadelphia Plan: A Guide to Revitalization          1988
28          6          Philadelphia Inquirer – Neighbors Section          1988         
28          7          Reese, Geoffrey A.          1988
28          8          Route 521 Highway Improvement Planning Project          1988
28          9          Santiago, Denise Marie          1988
28          10          Spaulding, Leslie E.          1988
28          11          Stine, James (Winner)          1988
28          12          West Philadelphia Fire House Project (Winner)          1988
28          13          Awards Planning Materials          1989         
28          14          Carter Van Dyke Associates          1989
28          15          Chester County Highway Needs Study          1989
28          16          City of Lancaster, Upper Level Development Guide          1989
28          17          DVRPC Regional Development Strategy          1989
28          18          Giance and Associates, Inc.          1989
28          19          Glenn, David M.          1989
28          20          Harrisburg Patriot News          1989
28          21          Helfrich, Carson O.          1989
28          22          Johnson, Curt          1989
28          23          Jordan, Henry A.          1989
28          24          Lembeck, Stanford          1989         
28          25          Little Lehigh Creek Watershed Storm Water Management Plan          1989 
28          26          Philadelphia Inquirer – Neighbors Section          1989
28          27          Ross, Walter A.          1989
28          28          Shadyside Redevelopment Area Plan          1989
28          29          Smith, Richard L.          1989
28          30          Spaulding, Leslie E.          1989
28          31          United Way of York County Housing Initiatives Program          1989         
28          32          Wallenpaupack Creek Watershed Act 167          1989

29          1          Awards Planning Materials          1990
29          2          Blue Ridge Core Area Plan          1990
29          3          Char-West Council of Government          1990
29          4          Doebler, W. Sherman (II)          1990
29          5          East Whiteland-Tredyffrin Transportation Authority          1990
29          6          Farmview Project (Winner)          1990
29          7          Harbour Pointe Project, Atlantic City, N.J.          1990
29          8          Heuck, Douglas (Winner)          1990
29          9          Highway Needs Study, Chester County, PA          1990
29          10          Hillman, Dorothy          1990
29          11          Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District          1990
29          12          Larking Hill, Chester County, PA          1990
29          13          Liberty Harbor, Jersey City Project          1990
29          14          Loeben, Arthur F.          1990
29          15          Ross, Walter A.          1990
29          16          Stoney Run Plan for New Castle County, Delaware          1990
29          17          Tomaine, Robert          1990
29          18          United Way in Lehigh County and of Northampton and Warren Counties          1990         
29          19          Zlomek, Joseph M.          1990

30          1          Awards Planning Materials          1991
30          2          AIDS Regional Long Range Planning Coalition (Winner)          1991         
30          3          Carbon County Commissioners          1991         
30          4          Guiding Growth: Building Better Communities and Protecting Our Countryside:A Guide for PA Municipalities (Winner)                                                                                         1991         

30          5          Lammi, Robert A. (Winner)          1991

30          6          Larese, Larry J. (Winner)          1991
30          7          Martic Township Zoning Ordinance          1991
30          8          Plan for the Lackawanna Heritage Valley (Winner)          1991
30          9          Preate, Ernest D. (Sr.) (Winner)          1991
30          10          Stone, Thomas (Winner)          1991
30          11          Township of Findlay, Clinton, PA          1991

31          1          Award Planning Material          1992
31          2          Alexander, Dean          1992
31          3          Drayer, Peat and Sandra (Winner)          1992
31          4          Freeman, Robert (Winner)          1992
31          5          Froelicher, Frances Morton (Winner)          1992
31          6          Hine, Thomas (Winner)          1992
31          7          Johnson, Michael (Winner)          1992
31          8          Pease, Carl (Winner)          1992
31          9          Vey, Jeffery          1992
31          10          Wallace, Roberts, and Todd (Winner)          1992
31          11          Award Planning Materials          1993
31          12          Allentown Looking Ahead Comprehensive Plan          1993
31          13          Honey Brook Township Joint Comprehensive Plan (Winner)          1993

32          1          Kise, Franks, and Straw (Winner)          1993
32          2          Lehigh and Northampton Counties Plan (Winner)          1993         
32          3          Snyder County in the 21st Century          1993
32          4          Ziolkowski, Leonard W.          1993
32          5          Award Planning Material          1994
32          6          Barrik, Martha (Winner)          1994
32          7          Battisto, Joseph W. (Winner)          1994
32          8          Behling, Robert (Winner)          1994

33          1          Community Design Collaborative (Winner)          1994
33          2          DVRPC Direction 2012: Region on the Rise          1994
33          3          Foster, Teri (Winner)          1994
33          4          Gaskin, Albert L. “Bud”          1994
33          5          Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee Regional Park and Open Space Plan (Winner)          1994
33          6          Landscapes: Implementation of the Chester County Plan (Winner)          1994         
33          7          Loeben, Arthur F.          1994
33          8          Maroney, Mark          1994
33          9          McLaughlin, Shawn          1994
33          10          Penn State Research Park          1994
33          11          Pezzotta, Paul J. (Winner)          1994
33          12          Plan for the Oil Region Heritage Park          1994

34          1          Report to Congress: EPA Oversight of the State Hazardous Waste Program, Gregg Township          1994
34          2          South Broad Street Economic and Cultural Development Plan          1994         
34          3          Taramae, Olev (Winner)          1994
34          4          Washington Township Zoning Ordinance, 1993 (Winner)          1994

35          1-2          Washington Township Zoning Ordinance, 1993 (Winner)          1994         
35          3          West Buffalo Township Comprehensive Plan          1994
35          4          Award Planning Materials          1995
35          5          Albion-Cranesville Area Comprehensive Plan          1995          

36          1          Allen, Lorraine Dennis          1995
36          2          American Institute of Architects Community Design Collaborative          1995         
36          3          Bradford County Planning Commission          1995
36          4          Bucks County Comprehensive Plan Brochure          1995         
36          5          Chester City Vision 2000 (Winner)          1995
36          6          Fishbein, Daniel E. (Winner)          1995
36          7          Kaiser, Michael N.          1995

37          1          Lackawanna County Community Development Agency (Winner)          1995
37          2          Landscapes: Managing Change in Chester County          1995
37          3          Schuylkill Heritage Corridor Management Action Plan (Winner)          1995
37          4          Wetlands in Coastal Areas of Bucks  County (Winner)          1995

38          1          Award Planning Materials          1996
38          2          Athens Township Comprehensive Plan          1996
38          3          Brotter, Marvin A. (Winner)          1996
38          4          Bucks County Planning Commission (Winner)          1996
38          5          Craig, Steve (Winner)          1996
38          6          Cranberry Township          1996
38          7          DVRPC Direction 2020 Plan (Winner)          1996
38          8          East Buffalo Township          1996
38          9          Graney, Thomas W. (Winner)          1996
38          10          Girard, Michael/Knouse, Andrew (Winner)          1996
38          11          Hazard Mitigation Division of the PA Emergency Management Agency          1996         

39          1          Integrated Transport Planning, Inc.          1996
39          2          Kutztown Area Wellhead Protection Public Education and Information Program  (Winner)          1996 
39          3          Losco, Jack D.          1996
39          4          Manchester Township Zoning Ordinance (Winner)          1996         
39          5          Scheenagel, Fred (Winner)          1996
39          6          Spruce Hill Community Renewal Plan (Winner)          1996
39          7          Towamencin Township Village Plan (Winner)          1996
39          8          Town’s End Farm, East Marlboro Township          1996
39          9          Union County Commissioners (Winner)          1996
39          10          Union County Planning Commission          1996
39          11          Wu, Jian          1996

40          1          Awards Planning Materials          1997
40          2          Board of County Commissioners, Chester County (Winner)          1997
40          3          Borough of Chambersburg, PA Comprehensive Plan (Winner)          1997         
40          4          Bucks County Land Use Plan (Winner)          1997
40          5          CBD Infrastructure Improvement Project          1997
40          6          Comprehensive Plan of Upper Providence Township for 1994 (Winner)          1997  
40          7          Earth Conservancy Land Use Plan for Luzerne County (Winner)          1997         

41          1          Fasic, George W. (Winner)          1997
41          2          Integrated Transport Planning, Inc. (Winner)          1997
41          3          Kneidinger, Joseph (Winner)          1997
41          4          Lackawanna Valley Corridor Plan (Winner)          1997
41          5          Larkin, Judith A. (Winner)          1997
41          6          The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (Winner)          1997
41          7-8          Lehigh Valley Regional Aviation System Plan (Winner)          1997

42          1          Mifflinburg School District (Winner)          1997
42          2          Montgomery County Planning Commission          1997
42          3          Planning for Living Conditions, Mercer County (Winner)          1997         
42          4          Paradise Lost to Pavement, Dream Homes          1997         
42          5          Towanda Borough Main Street Program (Winner)          1997
42          6          Williamsport Trade and Transit Centre (Winner)          1997
42          7          Winslow, Paul W. (Winner)          1997
42          8          The York Daily Record          1997

43          1          Awards Planning Materials          1998
43          2          A Second Chance: Brownfields Redevelopment in Pittsburgh (Winner)          1998         
43          3          The Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission of Lancaster Township          1998
43          4          Buckingham Township Farmland Preservation Program (Winner)          1998
         
43          5          Commissioners of Montgomery County Open Space Legacy (Winner)          1998
43          6          Green Communities Assistance Kit (Winner)          1998
43          7          Lititz Run Watershed Initiative (Winner)          1998
43          8          Montgomery County Planning Commission (Winner)          1998
43          9          Reed, Stephen R. (Winner)          1998

44          1          Township of Pine Village, Allegheny County Plan (Winner)          1998         
44          2          Ziolkowski, Leonard W. (Winner)          1998
44          3          Awards Planning Materials          1999
44          4          The Allegheny Trail Alliance (Winner)          1999
44          5          Anderson, Scott A. (Winner)          1999
44          6          Berks County Planning Commission          1999
44          7          Boards of Supervisors of Lancaster Township Web Page (Winner)          1999         
44          8          Capstone Seminar in Economic Development and Planning, University of Pittsburgh (Winner)          1999         

45          1          Chester County Historic Preservation Planning Program (Winner) 1999         
45          2          Chester County Landscapes, Vision Partnership, and Planning Toolbox          1999         
45          3          City Avenue Special Services District (Winner)          1999
45          4          Delaware County Daily Times Newspaper          1999
45          5          Dollase, Dallas A. (Winner)          1999
45          6          Gray, Nada (Winner)          1999
45          7          Miller, Norman (Winner)          1999
45          8          Monroe County Commissioners (Winner)          1999
45          9          PA Blueprints          1999
45          10          The Philadelphia Inquirer (Winner)          1999
45          11          Storm Water Management Program, Lehigh Valley          1999
45          12          Strategic Comprehensive Plan for the City of York          1999
45          13          Union County Industrial Development Corporation (Winner)          1999         
45          14          Union County Planning Commission          1999
45          15          Walls, Jerry S. (Winner)          1999
45          16          York, PA: Building on Our Assets-An Illustrative Design Guide (Winner)          1999

46          1          Borgfeld, Roy          2000
46          2          Capstone Seminar in Economic Development, Planning, and Local Government in Mercer County          2000
46          3          Carlin, Leonard          2000
46          4          Dr. MLK, Jr. Memorial Site Plan for Chester, PA          2000
46          5          DVRPC New Regionalism : Building Livable Communities Across the Delaware Valley          2000
46          6          I-81/Exit 12 Land Use and Traffic Study          2000
46          7          Impact Study of Low/Moderate Income Housing in York County          2000
46          8          The Lancaster County Planning Commission          2000
46          9          Lititz-Warwick Joint Strategic Plan          2000

47          1          The Members of Boards of Commissioners of Adams County          2000
47          2          Monroe County Comprehensive Plan          2000
47          3          Montgomery County Planning Commission          2000
47          4          Penn-Northwest Development Co. & Mercer County Regional Planning Commission          2000
47          5          Pennridge Area Greenway Plan          2000
47          6          University of Pennsylvania, Master of City Planning Students          2000

48          1          Awards Planning Materials          2001
48          2          Acres of Diamonds, Concept Plan for Advocate CDC Service Area          2001
48          3          Ardmore Planning Group (Winner)          2001
48          4          Brandywine Battlefield Protection Strategies (Winner)          2001
48          5          Dr. MLK, Jr. Memorial Site Plan for Chester, PA          2001
48          6          Extending the Vision for South Broad Street (Winner)          2001
48          7          Hazelwood: Making New Connections: Report of the Capstone Seminar, University of  Pittsburgh          2001
48          8          Lower Lycoming Creek Flood Hazard Reduction Plan          2001
48          9          Monongahela Connection Railroad Bridge (Winner)          2001
48          10          Port Richmond Vision Plan          2001
48          11          Puriefoy-Brinkley, Jacquelynn (Winner)          2001
48          12          Taking Control of Your Land, Chester County (Winner)          2001

49          1          Awards Planning Materials          2002
49          2          Anderson, Scott A.          2002
49          3          City Avenue Special Services District of Philadelphia and Lower Merion          2002
49          4          Crawford, Melisa Ann          2002
49          5          Doylestown Borough Cultural District Master Plan          2002
49          6          DVRPC Transportation and Community Development Initiative          2002
49          7          Gateways and Greenways in Erie, PA          2002
49          8          The Historic Preservation Overlay District Plan (Winner)          2002
49          9          An Integrated Water Resources Plan for Chester County, PA          2002
49          10          Kaseman, Paul W.          2002
49          11          Linking Landscapes: A Plan for the Protected Open Space Network in Chester County, PA (Winner)          2002
49          12          The Lower Lycoming Flood Hazard Reduction Plan          2002
         
50          1          Manayunk MetroRail Operating Plan (Winner)          2002
50          2          Market Street Gateway, Upper Darby Township, Millbourne Borough, and the County of Delaware, PA          2002         
50          3          Mercer Borough Zoning Ordinance Plan          2002
50          4          Montgomery County Community Revitalization Program          2002
50          5          Northeast Upper Beaver Valley Regional Comprehensive Plan          2002
50          6          Paths and Bridges to the 21st Century- Mifflin County Plan          2002
50          7          PA Turnpike Commission’s Comprehensive Planning Program          2002

51          1          Pruitt-Lgoe and the Housing Act          2002
51          2          Route 202 Section 100 Land Use Strategies Study          2002
51          3          South Side Bethlehem, PA Master Plan          2002
51          4          Steel City Hope VI Housing Revitalization Project          2002
51          5          Upper Perkiomen Valley Regional Comprehensive Plan          2002
51          6          Wulfhorst, Peter T.          2002
51          7          York County Park System: Wildlife and Forestry Management Plans          2002

52          1          Awards Planning Materials          2003
52          2          Anderson, Scott A.          2003
52          3          Bielski, F. Robert          2003
52          4          Cain Township Comprehensive Plan          2003
52          5          Chapman and Union Townships Joint Comprehensive Plan          2003 
52          6          Cramer, Edward C. (Winner)          2003
52          7          Creating a Small Town Character, Montgomery County          2003
52          8          Development and Revitalization of the Fifth and Forbes Area of Downtown Pittsburgh          2003
52          9          Dunn, Reed J.          2003

53          1          Envision Lancaster County Smart Growth          2003
53          2          Fero, Patrick (Winner)          2003
53          3          5th Street Commercial Corridor Strategic Plan          2003
53          4          Frank, Michael          2003
53          5          Frankford Creek Redevelopment Plan          2003
53          6          Lancaster Township Strategic Plan Implementation (Winner)          2003     
53          7          The Lower Windsor Township Zoning Ordinance          2003

54          1          Making Your Mark: How to Be an Effective Planning Commissioner          2003
54          2          Monroe County Open Space Program          2003
54          3          New British Township Board of Supervisors          2003
54          4          The Oakland Design Assistance Team (Winner)          2003
54          5          Peck, Rosamond (Winner)          2003
54          6          Perkiomen Trail          2003
54          7          Pinchot, Gifford (Winner)          2003
54          8          Pittsburgh’s Regional Parks Master Plan (Winner)          2003
54          9          Planning at the Interface of Campus and Community: Development Strategies for 40th Street, Philadelphia (Winner)          2003

55          1          Planning Beyond Boundaries (Winner)          2003
55          2          Ralston Flood Mitigation Project          2003
55          3          Rollinson, James A. (Winner)          2003
55          4          Saw Mill Run Boulevard Study          2003
55          5          Schuylkill Valley Metro Corridor Station Area Planning and Implementation Study          2003     
55          6          Sculpting Fortunes from Sand: A History of Planning in Atlantic City          2003

56          1          Somerset County Comprehensive Plan          2003
56          2          Southside Works Parking Guidelines (Winner)          2003
56          3          Tomazinis, Anthony (Winner)          2003
56          4          Township of Pine Comprehensive Plans          2003
56          6          Using Conservation Easements to Preserve Open Space          2003    
56          7          Watersheds: An Integrated Water Resource Plan for Chester County, PA and Its Watersheds (Winner)          2003     
56          8          Wulfhorst, Peter          2003
56          9          York County Park System: Wildlife and Forestry Management Plans          2003

57          1          Awards Planning Materials          2004
57          2          Blooming Glen Historic Village Plan (Winner)          2004
57          3          The Centre Region Growth Forecasting Project (Winner)          2004
57          4          Cluster Subdivision Design Guide for Chester County (Winner)          2004
57          5          The Delaware River Waterfront Planning Study          2004
57          6          Fayette Forward: Fayette County Strategic Plan (Winner)          2004
57          7          Grossman, Howard (Winner)          2004
57          8          Lackawanna Heritage Valley Management Action Plan and Environmental Impact Statement          2004

58          1          Marcus Hook Comprehensive Plan          2004
58          2          Mead, Judy Kraft          2004
58          3          Mon/Fayette Educational Outreach Program          2004
58          4          New Hanover Township Center District          2004
58          5          The Northeast Point Breeze Strategic Plan          2004
58          6          Northern Tier Long Range Transportation Plan          2004

59          1          PADOT Model Land Use Ordinance          2004
59          2          Pileggi, Dominic F. (Winner)          2004
59          3          A Plan for Community Resources in Lower Paxton Township          2004
59          4          Regionalism: Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA, Capstone Seminar in Planning and Governance in Sustainable Regions (Winner)          2004
59          5          Rubley, Carole (Winner)          2004
59          6          The Strawberry Mansion Community Plan          2004
59          7          The West Lampeter Township 2003 Strategic Comprehensive Plan (Winner)          2004
59          8          West Newton Downtown Area Plan          2004

60          1          Awards Planning Materials          2005
60          2          The Crossroads Project, Washington, PA          2005
60          3          Delaware County Industrial Heritage Parkway          2005
60          4          East Falls: Represent, Recreate, Restore          2005
60          5          Ford City, Riverfront Park and Trail Master Plan          2005
60          6          Marcus Hook Transit Oriented Development Plan          2005

61          1          Northern Tier Coalition Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan          2005 
61          2          Old Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Plan          2005
61          3          Open Space Planning: A Guild for Municipalities (Winner)          2005     
61          4          Pennsylvania Seaway Trail Corridor Management Plan          2005
61          5          Philadelphia Chinatown Neighborhood Plan          2005

62          1          Planning and Government: Tax Increment Financing as an Economic Development Tool and Policy          2005
62          2          Realizing Density: Strategies for Compact Suburban Development          2005
62          3          Shannondell at Valley Forge          2005
62          4-8          Shaping Our Future: Comprehensive Plans for Montgomery County          2005

63          1-4          Shaping Our Future: Comprehensive Plans for Montgomery County          2005
63          5          Upper Strawberry Mansion Strategic Plan          2005
63          6          West Powelton/Saunders Park Neighborhood Plan          2005

64          1          Awards Planning Materials          2006
64          2          The Action Plan to Rebuild New Orleans          2006
64          3          Allegheny County Comprehensive Plan          2006
64          4          Balance, Choices, Heritage, and Tourism Elements of Envision Lancaster County (Winner)          2006
64          5          Cheltenham Avenue: A Plan to Bridge the Communities (Winner)          2006
64          6          Chester Avenue “Main Street” Revitalization Plan (Winner)          2006     
64          7          Chester Waterfront Plan          2006
64          8          Creating New Opportunities: Town Center District For Montgomery County (Winner)          2006
64          9          Design Guidelines for Commercial Façade Improvements          2006

65          1          Extending the Vision for North Broad Street          2006
65          2          A Guide to Subdivision and Land Development          2006
65          3          Knoch, Carl R. (Winner)          2006
65          4          Land Preservation Program (Winner)          2006
65          5          Land Use Planning for Realtors (Winner)          2006
65          6          Liberty Bell Trail Feasibility Study          2006
65          7          Lititz Elementary School, Warwick School District (Winner)          2006
65          8          Lower Merion Township Open Space and Environmental Resource Protection Plan          2006
65          9          Multi-Municipal Recreation, Parks, and Open Space Plan for Lansdowne Borough          2006

66          1          North Gallatin Avenue Elm Street Plan          2006
66          2          A Plan for Our Community: City of Greensburg, PA          2006
66          3          Reaves, Raymond (Winner)          2006
66          4          Seaway Trail Pennsylvania Corridor Management Plan          2006
66          5          Shepstone, Thomas J.          2006
66          6          Smith, Susan M. (Winner)          2006
66          7          The Southwestern Pennsylvania Plan          2006
66          8          Washington Avenue East: Connecting the Divide (Winner)          2006

67         1          Delaware Canal Master Plan (Winner)(Oversize)          1990
67         2          Village Planning Handbook, Bucks County (Winner) (Oversize)          1990
67          3          Martic Township Environmental Industry and Assessment Study(Oversize)          1991
67          4          The City of Meadville Comprehensive Plan (Oversize)        1994
67         5          “New Horizons”: West Hanover Township  (Oversize)        1994         

 

Series 7: Comprehensive plans, 1959-2004

This series contains comprehensive plans submitted to the PPA by members from 1954 to 2004. The comprehensive plans are rich in planning resources and research concerning state and local polices regulating planning in Pennsylvania. Among the many areas of research, projects, and programs explored are residential and township development, historic preservation, land development ordinance, regional planning, environmental pollution control and management, and land use and traffic studies. In addition, many of the comprehensive plan submissions are housed with supporting material including handbooks, handwritten notes, correspondence, slides, and compact discs. The plans are as varied as the individuals and organizations who submitted plans and include plans from Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Some of the plans in this series may have been submitted to the PPA Awards Program held at the Annual Conference.

68          1          Berks County: Kutztown Area Wellhead Protection Program          1993
68          2          Bucks County: Solebury Township          Undated
68          3          Bucks County: Springfield Township          Undated
68          4          Bucks County: Haycock Township          1954
68          5          Bucks County: Warminster Township          1955
68          6          Bucks County: Milltown Township          1959

69          1          Bucks County: Perkasie Borough          1959
69          2          Bucks County: Quakertown, PA          1962 
69          3          Bucks County: Bedminster Township          1963
69          4          Bucks County: Northampton Township          1964
69          5          Bucks County: Allentown Development Plan          1964
69          6          Bucks County: Northampton Township          1965
69          7          Bucks County: Morrisville Borough          1966
69          8          Bucks County: Bristol Borough          1966
69          9          Bucks County: Upper Southampton Township          1966

70          1          Bucks County: Upper Southampton Township          1966
70          2          Bucks County: New Hope Borough          1967
70          3          Bucks County: Doylestown Borough          1968
70          4          Bucks County: Dublin Borough          1968
70          5          Bucks County: New Britain Borough          1968
70          6          Bucks County: Upper Southampton Township          1968
70          7          Bucks County: Middletown Township          1969
70          8          Bucks County: Wrightstown Township          1969
70          9          Bucks County: Wrightstown Township          1970

71          1          Bucks County:  Middletown Township          1970
71          2          Bucks County: Warrington Township          1970
71          3          Bucks County: Tinicum Township          1971
71          4          Bucks County: Lower Makefield Township          1972
71          5          Bucks County: Buckingham Township          1974
71          6          Bucks County:  East Middleton Development Guide          1974
71          7          Bucks County:  Housing in Bensalem Township          1974
71          8          Bucks County:  Pennridge Area, Perkasie Borough          1974
71          9          Bucks County:  Four Borough Regional Plan (Hulmeville, Langhorn, Langhorn Manor, and Penndel)          1975
71          10          Bucks County:  Northampton Township          1976

72          1          Bucks County: Quakertown, PA          1978
72          2          Bucks County-: Doylestown Township          1980
72          3          Bucks County:  Lower Southampton Township          1980
72          4          Bucks County:  New Hope, PA          1981
72          5          Bucks County: Quakertown Area Linked Open Space Plan          1981
72          6          Bucks County: I-95 Interchange Study          1985
72          7          Bucks County:  Milford Township          1986
72          8          Bucks County: Tools and Techniques Land Use Plan          1996

73          1          Chester County: Tredyffrin Township          1961
73          2          Chester County: West Whiteland Township          1962
73          3          Chester County: Easttown Township          1962
73          4          Chester County: Upper Uwchlan Township          1962
73          5          Chester County: Birmingham Township          1964
73          6          Chester County: East Bradford Township          1964
73          7          Chester County: Pocopson Township          1964
73          8          Chester County: Westtown Township          1964

74          1          Chester County:  East Cain Township          1965
74          2          Chester County: East Pikeland Township          1965
74          3          Chester County: Kennett Square Borough          1965
74          4          Chester County: Spring City Borough          1965
74          5          Chester County: Valley Township          1965
74          6          Chester County: Wallace Township          1965

75          1          Chester County: East Coventry Township          1966
75          2          Chester County: Honey Brook Township          1966
75          3          Chester County: Kennett Square Borough          1966
75          4          Chester County: West Brandywine          1966
75          5          Chester County: Valley Township          1966
75          6          Chester County: Upper Oxford Township          1968
75          7          Chester County: New London Township          1969
75          8          Chester County: Elk Township          1969
75          9          Chester County: Oxford Borough          1969

76          1          Chester County: City of Coatesville          1970
76          2          Chester County: East Brandywine Township          1970
76          3          Chester County: South Coatesville Borough          1970
76          4          Chester County: Tredyffrin Township          1970
76          5          Chester County: Uwchlan Township          1970
76          6          Chester County: Kennett Township          1971
76          7          Chester County: East Whiteland Township          1972
76          8          Chester County: Pennsbury Township          1972
76          9          Chester County: Atglen Borough          1974

77          1          Chester County: East Marlborough Township          1974
77          2          Chester County: West Caln Township          1974
77          3          Chester County: Everson Borough          1975
77          4          Chester County: Londonderry Township          1975
77          5          Chester County: Borough of Malvern          1976
77          6          Chester County: Charlestown Township          1976

78          1          Chester County: Octorara Regional Planning Commission          1976
78          2          Chester County: West Bradford Township          1976
78          3          Chester County: West Goshen Township          1977
78          4          Chester County: Caln Township          1978
78          5          Chester County: Schuylkill Township          1978

79          1          Chester County: East Pikeland Township          1980
79          2          Chester County: Willistown Township          1980
79          3          Chester County: Kennett Township          1982
79          4          Chester County: PA Route 100 Corridor Study          1986
79          5          Chester County: Avon Grove Area          1987
79          6          Chester County: Honey Brook Borough          1992
79          7          Chester County: Regional Land Use Plan          1994
79          8          Chester County: Regional Comprehensive Plan          1996 

80          1          Chester County: Municipal Historic Preservation Planning Grant Program          1997
80          2          Chester County: Preserving Our Places: Historic Preservation Planning Manual          1998
80          3          Chester County: Valley Forge Historical Society          1999

81          1          Delaware County: Marple Township          1958
81          2          Delaware County: Bethel Township          1960
81          3          Delaware County: Swarthmore Borough          1961
81          4          Delaware County:  Edgemont Township          1962
81          5          Delaware County:  Lansdowne Borough          1962
81          6          Delaware County: Edgemont Township          1964
81          7          Delaware County: Radnor Township          1964
81          8          Delaware County: Lansdowne Borough          1964
81          9          Delaware County: Swarthmore Borough          1964
81          10          Delaware County: Upper Chichester Township          1966

82          1          Delaware County: Chester Township          1967
82          2          Delaware County: Neighborhood Analysis for Media, PA          1967
82          3          Delaware County: Prospect Park Borough          1967
82          4          Delaware County: Borough of Folcroft          1968
82          5          Delaware County: Chester Township          1968
82          6          Delaware County: Haverford Township          1968
82          7          Delaware County: Lansdowne Borough          1968
82          8          Delaware County: Marple Township          1968

83          1          Delaware County: Media Area          1968
83          2          Delaware County: Newtown Township          1968
83          3          Delaware County: Tinicum Township          1968
83          4          Delaware County: Concord Township          1969
83          5          Delaware County: Haverford Township          1969
83          6          Delaware County: Newtown Township          1969

84          1          Delaware County: Middletown Township          1970
84          2          Delaware County: Nether Providence Township          1970
84          3          Delaware County: Borough of Rose Valley, PA          1971
84          4-5          Delaware County: Colwyn, Glenolden, Yeadon, Darby, Sharon Hill, and Collingdale          1971
84          6          Delaware County: City of Chichester          1972
84          7          Delaware County: Thornbury Township          1972

85          1          Delaware County: City of Chester          1973
85          2          Delaware County: Springfield Township          1973
85          3          Delaware County: Aston Township          1974
85          4          Delaware County: City of Chester          1974
85          5          Delaware County: Township of Ridley          1974

86          1          Delaware County: Alden Borough          1975
86          2          Delaware County: Clifton Heights          1975
86          3          Delaware County: Darby Township          1975
86          4          Delaware County: East Lansdowne Borough          1976
86          5          Delaware County: Upland Borough          1976
86          6          Delaware County: Highland Township          1977
86          7          Delaware County: Join Comprehensive Plan for the Marcus Hook Borough, Trainer Borough, Lower and Upper Chichester Townships          1978
86          8          Delaware County: Marcus Hook          1980
86          9          Delaware County:Borough of Norwood          1982

87          1          Delaware County: Aston Township          1987
87          2          Delaware County: Clifton Heights Borough          1991
87          3          Delaware County: Chester City Vision 2000          1994

88          1          Montgomery: Jenkintown Borough          1959
88          2          Montgomery County: Pottstown, PA          1959
88          3          Montgomery County: Lower Gwynedd Township          1961
88          4          Montgomery County: Borough of Jenkintown          1962
88          5          Montgomery County: Lower Providence Township          1963
88          6          Montgomery County: West Norriton Township          1963

89          1          Montgomery County:  Conshohocken          1964
89          2          Montgomery County: Horsham Township          1964
89          3          Montgomery County:  Lower Pottsgrove Township          1964
89          4          Montgomery County: Royersford Borough          1964
89          5          Montgomery County: Upper Dublin          1964
89          6          Montgomery County: Upper Perkiomen Valley          1964

90          1          Montgomery County: Lower Perkiomen Valley Area          1965
90          2          Montgomery County: Norristown Borough          1965
90          3          Montgomery County: North Penn Area          1965
90          4          Montgomery County: Whitemarsh Township          1965
90          5          Montgomery County: Wissahickon Creek          1965

91          1          Montgomery County-:Conshohocken Borough          1966
91          2          Montgomery County: East Norriton Township          1966
91          3          Montgomery County: Upper Dublin          1966
91          4          Montgomery County: Upper Perikomen Valley          1966
91          5          Montgomery County: Conshohocken          1967
91          6          Montgomery County: Norristown Borough          1967
91          7          Montgomery County: Pottstown          1967
91          8          Montgomery County: Upper Merion Township          1967

92          1          Montgomery County: North Penn Area          1967
92          2          Montgomery County: Upper Perikomen Valley          1967
92          3          Montgomery County: Ambler Borough          1968
92          4          Montgomery County: Bryn Athyn Borough          1968
92          5          Montgomery County: Lower Moreland Township          1968
92          6          Montgomery County: Norristown Borough          1968
92          7          Montgomery County: Springfield Township          1968
     
93          1-2          Montgomery County: Lower Perkiomen Valley          1969
93          3          Montgomery County: New Hanover Township          1969
93          4          Montgomery County: Norristown Borough          1969
93          5          Montgomery County: North Penn Area          1969

94          1          Montgomery County: North Wales Borough          1969
94          2          Montgomery County: Trappe Borough          1969
94          3          Montgomery County: Upper Merion Township          1969
94          4          Montgomery County: Upper Moreland Township          1969
94          5          Montgomery County: Whitemarsh Township          1969
94          6          Montgomery County: Worcester Township          1969

95          1          Montgomery County: Borough of Bridgeport          1970
95          2          Montgomery County: East Greenville Borough          1970
95          3          Montgomery County: Franconia Township          1970
95          4          Montgomery County: Hatfield Township          1970
95          5          Montgomery County: Joint Plan for Marlborough Township, Salford Township, and Green Lane Borough          1970

96          1          Montgomery County: Montgomery Township          1970
96          2          Montgomery County: Souderton Borough          1970
96          3          Montgomery County: Springfield Township          1970
96          4          Montgomery County: Telford Borough          1970
96          5          Montgomery County: Joint Plan for Upper Hanover Township, East Greenville Pennsburg, and Red Hill Boroughs          1970
96          6          Montgomery County: Whitpain Township          1970
    
97          1          Montgomery County: Collegeville Borough          1971
97          2          Montgomery County: Lower Fredrick Township          1971
97          3          Montgomery County: Lower Salford Township          1971
97          4          Montgomery County: Towamencin Township          1971
97          5          Montgomery County: Upper Gwynedd Township          1971
97          6          Montgomery County: Hatboro Borough          1972
97          7          Montgomery County: Limerick Township          1972

98          1          Montgomery County: Upper Pottsgrove Township          1972
98          2          Montgomery County: Lansdale Borough          1973
98          3          Montgomery County: Borough of Rockledge          1973
98          4          Montgomery County: Abington Township          1977
98          5          Montgomery County: Cheltenham Township, PA          1977

99          1          Montgomery County: Lansdale Borough          1985
99          2          Montgomery County: Pottstown Borough          1987
99          3          Montgomery County: Towamencin Township          1996
99          4          Montgomery County: Towamencin Township          1999
99          5          Montgomery County: Upper Perkiomen Valley          2001
99          6          Montgomery County: Jenkintown Borough          2004
99          7          Philadelphia County: Baltimore Avenue Commercial Revitalization Project          1979
99          8          Philadelphia County: Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue Commercial Revitalization Project          1979

100          1          Philadelphia County: I-95 Access Study Report          1982
100          2-3          Philadelphia County: Vine Street Transportation Improvements          1982-1983
100          4          Philadelphia County: I-95 Access Improvement Program          1984
100          5          Philadelphia County: Philadelphia Convention Center          1985
100          6          Philadelphia County: I-95 Completion Program          1986

 

Series 8: Financial, 1978-2002

The Financial series covers much of the financial history from 1978 to 2001. The documents contained here include the finance committee’s correspondence and voting ballots, contracts with Warner Associates, expense reports, tax documents, and research and grant reporting; for example, the Chapter President's Council received a grant based on their proposal to create a PPA website in 2006.

101          1          Finance Committee          1978
101          2          Financial Contracts – Warner Associates          1996-2002
101          3          Revenue & Expense Statements          1996-1997
101          4          Revenue & Expense Statements          1998-1999         
101          5          Revenue & Expense Statements          1999-2000       
101          6          Revenue & Expense Statements          2000-2001         
101          7          Tax Documents          1990         
101          8          Tax Documents          1991         
101          9          Tax Documents          1992

102          1          Tax Documents          1993
102          2          Tax Documents          1994
102          3          Tax Documents          1995
102          4          Tax Documents          1996
102          5          Tax Documents          1997
102          6          Tax Documents          1998
102          7          Tax Documents          1999
102          8          Grant Funding  Activities and Reports          1999-2001

 

Series 9: PPA newsletter, 1956-2005

This series consists of copies of the newsletter produced by the PPA from 1956 to 2005. The newsletter was the information organ of the organization and distributed news about members, and individual chapter happenings. It was first published in 1956 as the PPA Newsletter. In 1963 the name of the newsletter was changed to the Pennsylvania Planning Association News. It was renamed the PA Planner sometime around 1980, and, finally The Vantage Point in 2003. While the publication continued to showcase chapter and membership activities, the newsletter also offered more articles regarding planning and natural resource management. Some newsletters are missing between 1972 and 1980.

103          1          PPA Newsletter          January/February 1956
103          2          PPA Newsletter          May/June 1956
103          3          PPA Newsletter          October/November 1956
103          4          PPA Newsletter          January/February 1957
103          5          PPA Newsletter          July/August 1957
103          6          PPA Newsletter          June/July 1958
103          7          PPA Newsletter          October/November 1958
103          8          PPA Newsletter          August/September 1959
103          9          PPA Newsletter          October/November 1959
103          10          PPA Newsletter          December 1959/January 1960         
103          11          PPA Newsletter          February/March 1960
103          12          PPA Newsletter          April/May 1960
103          13          PPA Newsletter          June/July 1960
103          14          PPA Newsletter          August/September 1960
103          15          PPA Newsletter          October/November 1960
103          16          PPA Newsletter          December 1960/January 1961         
103          17          PPA Newsletter          February/March 1961
103          18          PPA Newsletter          April/May 1961
103          19          PPA Newsletter          June/July 1961
103          20          PPA Newsletter          August/September 1961
103          21          PPA Newsletter          December 1961/January 1962          
103          22          PPA Newsletter          February/March 1962         
103          23          PPA Newsletter          April/May 1962
103          24          PPA Newsletter          June/July 1962
103          25          PPA Newsletter          August/September 1962
103          26          PPA Newsletter          October/November 1962
103          27          PPA Newsletter          December 1962/January 1963
103          28          PPA News          February/March 1963
103          29          PPA News          April/May 1963
103          30          PPA News          1964
103          31          PPA News          January/February 1965
103          32          PPA News          September/October 1965
103          33          PPA News          November/December 1965
103          34          PPA News          January/February 1966
103          35          PPA News          March/April 1966
103          36          PPA News          May/June 1966
103          37          PPA News          July/August 1966
103          38          PPA News          September/October 1966
103          39          PPA News          November/December 1966         
103          40          PPA News          January/February 1967
103          41          PPA News          March/April 1967
103          42          PPA News          Summer 1967     
103          43          PPA News          November/December 1967
103          44          PPA News          January/February 1968
103          45          PPA News          March/April 1968
103          46          PPA News          May/June 1968
103          47          PPA News          July/August 1968
103          48          PPA News          September/October 1968
103          49          PPA News          November/December 1968
103          50          PPA News          January/February 1969
103          51          PPA News          March/April 1969
103          52          PPA News          May/June 1969
103          53          PPA News          July/August 1969
103          54          PPA News          September/October 1969
103          55          PPA News          November/December 1969
103          56          PPA News          January/February 1970
103          57          PPA News          March/April 1970
103          58          PPA News          May/June 1970
103          59          PPA News          July/August 1970
103          60          PPA News          September/October 1970
103          61          PPA News          November/December 1970
103          62          PPA News          January/February 1971
103          63          PPA News          March/April 1971
103          64          PPA News          May/June 1971
103          65          PPA News          July/August 1971
103          66          PPA News          September/October 1971
103          67          PPA News          November/December 1971
103          68          PPA News          January/February 1972

104        1          PA Planner          August 1980
104        2          PA Planner          Winter 1985
104        3          PA Planner          January 1986
104        4          PA Planner          March 1986
104        5          PA Planner          May 1986
104        6          PA Planner          July 1986
104        7          PA Planner          September 1986
104        8          PA Planner          December 1986
104        9          PA Planner          February 1987
104        10          PA Planner          April 1987
104        11          PA Planner          June 1987
104        12          PA Planner          September 1987
104        13          PA Planner          October 1987
104        14          PA Planner          January 1988
104        15          PA Planner          March 1988
104        16          PA Planner          May 1988
104        17          PA Planner          September 1988
104        18          PA Planner          November 1988
104        19          PA Planner          January/February 1989
104        20          PA Planner          March 1989
104        21          PA Planner          July 1989
104        22          PA Planner          September 1989
104        23          PA Planner          November 1989
104        24          PA Planner          January 1990
104        25          PA Planner          March 1990
104        26          PA Planner          May 1990
104        27          PA Planner          July 1990
104        28          PA Planner          September/October 1990
104        29          PA Planner          November/December 1990
104        30          PA Planner          January/February 1991
104        31          PA Planner          September/October 1992
104        32          PA Planner          March 1991
104        33          PA Planner          May 1991
104        34          PA Planner          July 1991
104        35          PA Planner          September 1991
104        36          PA Planner          November 1991
104        37          PA Planner          January 1992
104        38          PA Planner          March 1992
104        39          PA Planner          May 1992
104        40          PA Planner          July/August 1992
104        41          PA Planner          November/December 1992
104        42          PA Planner          January 1993
104        43          PA Planner          March 1993
104        44          PA Planner          May 1993
104        45          PA Planner          July 1993
104        46          PA Planner          September 1993
104        47          PA Planner          November/December 1993

105        1          PA Planner          February 1994
105        2          PA Planner          April 1994
105        3          PA Planner          June/July 1994
105        4          PA Planner          August/September 1994
105        5          PA Planner          October/November 1994
105        6          PA Planner          December 1994
105        7          PA Planner          February/March 1995
105        8          PA Planner          April/May 1995
105        9          PA Planner          June/July 1995
105        10          PA Planner          August/September 1995
105        11          PA Planner          October/November 1995
105        12          PA Planner          December 1995/January 1996
105        13          PA Planner          February/March 1996
105        14          PA Planner          April/May 1996
105        15          PA Planner          June/July 1996
105        16          PA Planner          August/September 1996
105        17          PA Planner          October/November 1996
105        18          PA Planner          December 1996/January 1997
105        19          PA Planner          February/March 1997
105        20          PA Planner          April/May 1997
105        21          PA Planner          June/July 1997
105        22          PA Planner          August/September 1997
105        23          PA Planner          October/November 1997
105        24          PA Planner          December 1997/January 1998
105        25          PA Planner          February 1998
105        26          PA Planner          June 1998
105        27          PA Planner          August 1998
105        28          PA Planner          October 1998
105        29          PA Planner          December 1998
105        30          PA Planner          February 1999
105        31          PA Planner          April 1999
105        32          PA Planner          June 1999
105        33          PA Planner          December 1999
105        34          PA Planner          August 1999
105        35          PA Planner          February 2000
105        36          PA Planner          April 2000
105        37          PA Planner          June 2000
105        38          PA Planner          August 2000

106        1          PA Planner          January 2001
106        2          PA Planner          Winter 2001
106        3          PA Planner          April/May 2001
106        4          PA Planner          June/July 2001
106        5          PA Planner          August/September 2001
106        6          PA Planner          October/November 2001
106        7          Working Material          2001
106        8          PA Planner          December 2001/January 2002
106        9          PA Planner          January/February 2002
106        10          PA Planner          April/May 2002
106        11          PA Planner          June/July 2002
106        12          PA Planner          August/September 2002
106        13          PA Planner          October/November 2002
106        14          PA Planner          December 2002
106        15          The Vantage Point          February 2003
106        16          The Vantage Point          April 2003
106        17          The Vantage Point          June 2003
106        18          The Vantage Point          August 2003
106        19          The Vantage Point          November 2003
106        20          The Vantage Point          December 2003
106        21          The Vantage Point          February 2004
106        22          The Vantage Point          April 2004
106        23          The Vantage Point          June 2004
106        24          The Vantage Point          August 2004
106        25          The Vantage Point          October 2004
106        26          The Vantage Point          December 2004
106        27          The Vantage Point          February 2005
106        28          The Vantage Point          April 2005
106        29          The Vantage Point          July 2005
106        30          The Vantage Point          September 2005

 

Series 10: Francis A. Pitkin speeches, 1948-1965

This series contains the speeches of Francis A. Pitkin (1899-1969), a prominent figure in the Pennsylvania Planning Association, who served as Secretary-Treasurer of the organization from its founding in 1953 to March 1969. He held several influential positions: Executive Director of the State Planning Board (1936-164); Director for the Bureau of Community Development in the PA Department of Commerce (1955-1959); Interstate Commission on the Delaware River Basin (1948-1964); Vice Chairman for the Great Lakes Commission; and National Director of the National Rivers and Harbors Congress. The speeches here were delivered to local, state, and federal organizations throughout the country, and cover topics including community and economic development; natural resource management – especially water use and conservation (i.e. watershed areas); professional standards in planning; local, state, and federal partnerships in planning; zoning; suburbanism; legislative impact on planning; and industrial development.

107          1          Speeches          1948
107          2          Speeches          1953
107          3          Speeches          1954
107          4          Speeches          1955
107          5          Speeches          1956
107          6          Speeches (January – May)          1957
107          7          Speeches (August – December)          1957
107          8          Speeches (January – June)          1958
107          9          Speeches (July – December)          1958

108          1          Speeches (January – June)          1959
108          2          Speeches (October – December)          1959
108          3          Speeches          1960
108          4          Speeches          1961
108          5          Speeches          1962
108          6          Speeches          1963
108          7          Speeches          1964
108          8          Speeches          1965

 

Series 11: PPA Oral History Project, 2006

The Oral history series contains typed transcripts from interviews conducted in 2001 with prominent members from the planning profession. This project represents the organization’s attempt to preserve some of its historical legacies of planning practices and, offering an overview of the planning policies and legislations in the state of Pennsylvania. There are eight interviews, with Richard Bickel, F. Robert Bielski, Richard P. Byler, John Cosicia, William Davis, George W. Fasic, Arthur Loeben, and Robert E. Moore.  This series is restricted due to the fact that the oral history permission release forms as well as the original tapes are still housed at the American Planning Association national headquarters.

109          1          Project History, Process, and Executive Summary          2006
109          2          Transcribed Oral Histories          2006

 

Series 12: Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), 1992-1994

The Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute was organized in 1992 through a cooperative agreement between the Pennsylvania Planning Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension. The institute’s goal is to provide courses in community planning and land use throughout Pennsylvania. This series contains PMPEI Board of Directors Meeting minutes, bylaws, contract agreements, correspondence, and the Basic Training for Planning Commissioners (BTPC) and Train the Trainer course materials. The BTPC course objectives sought to teach, review, and discuss planning codes in Pennsylvania, to discover key figures in the planning field, and to learn professional standards of engagement and interaction. The Train the Trainer workshops were initiated in February 1992 to teach the BTPC course.  The material is dated from 1992 to 1994. The course files include printed attendees lists, (signed) sign-in sheets, completed registration forms, correspondence, and certificates of completion, course descriptions, and notes.

110          1          PMPEI Board of Directors-Meeting Minutes          1992
110          2          PMPEI Bylaws          1992, Undated
110          3          PMPEI Contract Agreements          1992-1994
110          4          PMPEI Correspondence          1992-1994

 

Subseries 12.1: PMPEI training courses, 1992-1994

110          5          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Allentown          Fall 1992
110          6          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Altoona          Fall 1992
110          7          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Bedford          Fall 1992
110          8          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Danville          Fall 1992
110          9          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Indiana          Fall 1992
110          10          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Leesport          Fall 1992
110          11          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Lionville          Fall 1992
110          12          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Allentown          Spring 1993
110          13          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Carlisle          Spring 1993
110          14          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Clarion          Spring 1993
110          15          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Media          Spring 1993
110          16          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Reading          Spring 1993
110          17          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Scranton          Spring 1993
110          18          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Somerset          Spring 1993
110          19          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Williamsport          Spring 1993

111          1          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Allentown          Fall 1993
111          2          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Altoona          Fall 1993
111          3          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Bloomsberg          Fall 1993
111          4          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Clarion          Fall 1993
111          5          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Gettysburg         Fall 1993
111          6          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Greensburg          Fall 1993
111          7          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Harrisburg          Fall 1993
111          8          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Lionville          Fall 1993
111          9          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Lock Haven          Fall 1993
111          10          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Meadville          Fall 1993
111          11          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Pottsville          Fall 1993
111          12          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Altoona          Spring 1994
111          13          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Brookville          Spring 1994
111          14          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Butler          Spring 1994
111          15          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Clarion          Spring 1994
111          16          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Greensburg          Spring 1994
111          17          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Harrisburg          Spring 1994
111          18          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Lewistown          Spring 1994
111          19          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Lionville           Spring 1994
111          20          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Lock Haven          Spring 1994
111          21          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Reading          Spring 1994
111          22          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Washington          Spring 1994
111          23          Basic Course for Planning Commissioners: Wilkes-Barre          Spring 1994

112          1-2          Train the Trainer          1992
112          3-4          Train the Trainer          1993

 

Series 13: PPA chapter sections, 1985-2001

The various regional sections that constitute the Pennsylvania Chapter are contained here with some materials for each entity. These sections include Central, Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest (formerly Pittsburgh Regional). Although fairly limited, the material in this series concerns the administration and organizational affairs of each section. Documents include budget reports, correspondence, newsletters and bulletins, planning information, directories, bylaws, and minutes.

113          1          Central Pennsylvania          1986-1988
113          2          Lehigh Valley          1986-1988
113          3          Northeast          1985-1988
113          4          Northwest          1985-1986
113          5          Southeast          1986-1988
113          6          Southwest Section / Formerly Pittsburgh Regional          1985-1988
113          7        Workshop Planning Materials          1988-1989

 

Series 14: Citations and memorabilia, 1970-2003

This series consists primarily of citations awarded to the PPA by various Governors and state officials of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 2003. These citations were routinely presented around the time period of the annual conference. This series also included one undated PPA Conference banner.

114          1          Shafer, Raymond P.(Gov.): Community Planning Week Proclamation          1970
114          2          Shapp, Milton (Gov.): PA Planning Association Week          1975
114          3          Thornburgh, Dick (Gov.):  Welcome to PPA Annual Conference          1983
114          4          Thornburgh, Dick (Gov.): Welcome to PPA Annual Conference          1985
114          5          Casey, Robert P. (Gov.): Community Planning Week Proclamation          1994
114          6          Corrigan, Mark R. (Secretary): PA Community Planning Week          1994
114          7          Ridge, Tom (Gov.): Planning Great Communities Month          2000
114          8          Schweiker, Mark S. (Gov.): Planning Great Communities Month Proclamation          2002
114          9          Rendell, Edward G. (Gov.): Planning Great Communities Month Proclamation          2003
114          10          Conference Banner          undated

 

Series 15: Audiovisual materials, 1988-2002

The audiovisual materials in this series are dated from 1988 to 2002. The materials consist of slides and VHS tapes included in APA Award submissions or comprehensive plans, and images from the annual conference in 1988.  A paper copy of the Williamsport Trade and Transit Centre Plan can be found in Series 6: PPA Awards.

115          1          Photographs: Fasic, George W.          undated
115          2          Photographs: Monroe County Commissioners          undated
115          3-4          Photographs: PPA Conference           1988
115          5          Photographs: Jerry S. Walls          undated
115          6        Photographs: Unidentified
115          7          Slides: Adams County Comprehensive Plan          undated
115          8          Slides: Caulk, John R. (Architect)          1996      
115          9           Slides: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission          undated
115          10           Slides: Graney, Tom          Undated
115          11         Slides: Lancaster Township Comprehensive Plan          1998
115          12         Slides: Opportunity Knocks, Open Space a Community Investment          2002
115          13            Slides: PPA Awards          1996
115          14           Slides: Richardson, Russell          undated
115          15          Slides: Strategy 1000 Plan          2000
115          16          Slides: The Italian Market Master Plan, Philadelphia PA          2000
115          17         Slides: Unidentified          1996-2002
115          18          Slides: Wayne Central Business District M.P., Radnor Township, PA          Undated 
115          19          VHS Tapes: Williamsport Trade and Transit Centre Plan (Paper copy of the Plan is housed in Series 6: PPA Awards, Box 42, Folder 6)          1996

Series 16: Website versions in Archive-It, 2000-2015

Series 16 contains preserved versions of the Pennsylvania Planning Association’s website. To access these sites, see the Temple University Special Collections Urban Archives Archive-It web page: https://www.archive-it.org/collections/4487