Spruce Hill Community Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 762, PC-79
Date: 
1958-2016, bulk 1958-1992
Footage: 
14 linear feet (15 boxes)
Collecting Area: 

Collection Summary

Title

Spruce Hill Community Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Dates

1958-2016, bulk 1958-1992

Collection ID

Acc. 762, PC-79

Creator

Spruce Hill Community Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity

14 linear feet (15 boxes)

Repository

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language

Materials in English

           

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Spruce Hill Community Association represents 16,000 residents of a West Philadelphia neighborhood encompassing Market Street on the north, Woodland Avenue on the south, and 40th and 46th Streets on the east and west. It was founded in the spring of 1958 by a dozen residents concerned with falling property values and a negative perception of the area. Within a year, membership had grown to 400 residents. Within the first few years of the association’s founding, a number of beautification and gardening projects were initiated; improvements were made to Clark Park; an art show was held exploiting the creativity of the area’s residents; and an open house was held to show off the area’s impressive late 19th century architecture. An annual community fair was begun, both to bring together members of the community and to raise money for the association’s activities.

The documents collected here represent simple events in the life of the community--Halloween parties, card parties, Christmas caroling, baseball games, bowling outings--as well as the larger issues of zoning, crime, parking, housing code violations, landlord/tenant issues, liquor licensing, retail development, relations with the University of Pennsylvania and relations with other community organizations and the city.

As it enters its fourth decade, the Spruce Hill Community Association remains a vital organization. It remains committed to the quality of life issues upon which it was founded. In 1996 its “Spruce Hill Community Renewal Plan", developed in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania, received the Pennsylvania Planning Association’s top award for “comprehensive planning by a small community." 

Description of Collection

Collection contains administrative records, financial records, activity records, publications, some records of other organizations, and photographs. This collection includes preserved versions of the organization’s website, available through Archive-It.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 8 series as follows:

Series 1:  Administration, 1959-1990, undated
Series 2:  Financial, 1958-1988
Series 3:  May Fair Activities, 1959-1993, undated
Series 4:  Other Activities, 1963-1987, undated
Series 5:  Publications, 1959-1989, undated
Series 6:  Other Organizations, undated
Series 7:  Photographs (PC-79), 1962-1970
Series 8: Website versions in Archive-It, 2015-2016
 

Series 1:  Administration, 1959-1990, undated. Materials include bylaws, minutes of meetings, membership and dues records, and general correspondence. This series also includes files relating to some committee activities, including the Elections Committee. There are several subseries documenting the involvement of various individuals who served on the SHCA Board of Directors, or as President of the SHCA, at various times. In addition, there is a subseries, arranged by year, of minutes, mailings, and related materials sent to the members, which document the activities of the SHCA for that year.

Series 2:  Financial, 1958-1988. Materials include budgets, treasurers’ reports, bank records, and receipts and bills paid.

Series 3:  May Fair Activities, 1959-1993, undated. This series documents the annual May Fair, a major activity of the SHCA. The records include permits, financial records, committee reports, and publicity information (posters, flyers). See also Series 7:  Photographs.

Series 4:  Other Activities, 1963-1987, undated. This series documents the various programs and activities sponsored by or participated in by SHCA. SHCA had a wide-ranging mission to improve the quality of life in the community, and organized committees and projects to address issues such as parking, zoning, education, crime and safety, home improvement, and trash removal. SHCA also organized social activities such as house tours, parties, and fairs. The series includes correspondence, posters and flyers, minutes of committee meetings, news clippings and publicity information. A separate subseries document the SHCA’s involvement with the zoning process.

Series 5:  Publications, 1959-1989, undated. This series consists of publications of the SHCA, including the SHCA newsletter, a local service directory (Close-at-Hand), and many flyers, mailings and posters promoting the organization and its activities. This series also includes files of clippings from local newspapers, documenting the activities of SHCA and the interests of its membership.

Series 6:  Other Organizations, undated. This series documents the relations of SHCA with many local community action and other organizations. SHCA supported or was involved in the activities of similar organizations such as the Friends of Clark Park. SHCA maintained files on the activities of organizations such as CLASP and the Institute for Civic Virtue, including their publications. This series also documents the relationship of SHCA with the University of Pennsylvania, the West Philadelphia Corporation, and the government of the City of Philadelphia.

Series 7:  Photographs, 1962-1970. This series consists of some black and white prints and about 1,300 35 mm color slides, arranged as a slide show with topical dividers, that document the activities of SHCA and its membership, especially the annual May Fair. The organization of slides reflects the arrangement provided by the Association; original title slides separate the slide groupings. Archive commentary in parentheses. Gaps in sheet reflect slides missing from the collection at the time it was organized. Additional 8x10 and 4x5 black and white prints of activities are indicated in folder descriptions at the end of the slide descriptions.

Series 8: Website versions in Archive-It, 2015-2016. Contains preserved versions of the Spruce Hill Community 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.

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.

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

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], The Spruce Hill Community Association (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Acc. 762, PC-79, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by David Hochman, President, July, 1993.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Warren Adams, Elizabeth Bennett, Dennis Gallagher, John Pettit, and Nancy Thorne in spring 1998. 

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2015 by Patrick Stalter, student worker.  Finding aid updated with captured website information in July 2016. 

           

Index Terms

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

Corporate Names:
Spruce Hill Community Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Community centers
Community development
Community organization
Urban renewal

Places:
Philadelphia, Pa.

Material Types:
35mm
Administrative records
Bylaws (administrative records)
Compact disks
Correspondence
Directories
Financial records
Legal documents
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Photographs
Posters 
Publications
Reports
Web sites

 

Inventory

Series 1:  Administration, 1959-1990, undated

Materials include bylaws, minutes of meetings, membership and dues records, and general correspondence. This series also includes files relating to some committee activities, including the Elections Committee. There are several subseries documenting the involvement of various individuals who served on the SHCA Board of Directors, or as President of the SHCA, at various times. In addition, there is a subseries, arranged by year, of minutes, mailings, and related materials sent to the members, which document the activities of the SHCA for that year.

Bylaws

1          1          Bylaws          1960-1968
1          2          Bylaws          1968-1973
1          3          Bylaws          1968-1974
1          4          Bylaws and Constitution          1973-1984
1          5          Bylaws, Correspondence, Meeting Minutes          1978-1985
1          6          Bylaws, Correspondence, Meeting Minutes          1978-1985

Meeting Minutes

1          7          Board Meeting Minutes          1962-1964
1          8          Meeting Minutes          1963-1971
1          9          Board Meeting Minutes          1972-1976
1          10          Meeting Minutes          1973-1975
1          11          Board Meeting Minutes          1974-1979
1          12          Meeting Minutes          1973-1975
1          13          Board Meeting Minutes          1977-1991
1          14          Board Meeting Minutes          1980-1982
1          15          Board Meeting Minutes          1984
1          16          Board Meeting Minutes          1985
1          17          Board Meeting Minutes          1988
1          18          Board Meeting Minutes          1989

Membership Records

2          1          Membership Information          1969-1976
2          2          Membership          1971-1972
2          3          Membership List Changes          1973-1976
2          4          Membership Lists          1976-1979
2          5          Membership Lists          1988-1989
15                    Membership Records (3x5 cards)

General Correspondence

2          6          Correspondence          1960-1962
2          7          Correspondence          1964-1965
2          8          Correspondence          1965-1966
2          9          Correspondence          1965
2          10          Correspondence          1968-1970
2          11          Correspondence          1969-1972
2          12          Correspondence          1972
2          13          Correspondence          1972-1977
2          14          Correspondence          1972-1977
2          15          Correspondence          1975-1976
2          16          Correspondence          1978-1980
2          17          Correspondence          1985-1986

Committee Records

2          18          Committee Correspondence          1985
2          19          Committee Members          Undated
2          20          Committee Reports          Undated
2          21          Nominating Committee          1967-1989
2          22          Planning Committee          Undated
2          23          Revitalization Committee          Undated
 

Administrative Papers of Directors and Presidents

3          1          President, Allen Goldman, Correspondence          1968-1970
3          2          President, Allen Goldman, Correspondence          1971-1972
3          3          President, Allen Goldman, Correspondence          1972
3          4          President, Sally Johnson, Correspondence          1975-1978
3          5          President, Sally Johnson, Bylaws, Meeting Minutes, and Correspondence          1976-1977
3          6          President, Sally Johnson, Bylaws, Meeting Minutes, and Correspondence          1976-1977
3          7          President, Barry Grossbach, Correspondence and Meeting Minutes          1978-1979
3          8          President, Barry Grossbach, Correspondence          1978-1979
3          9          President, Barry Grossbach, Correspondence and Meeting Minutes          1978-1979
3          10          President, Peter Dodson, Correspondence          1982-1983
3          11          President, Peter Dodson, Correspondence          1982-1983
3          12          President, Peter Dodson, Correspondence          1982-1983
3          13          President, Eva Christiansen, Speech          Undated
3          14          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1983-1984
3          15          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1983-1984
3          16          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1983-1984
3          17          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1984-1985
3          18          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1983-1986
3          19          Director, Fran Byers, Miscellaneous          1984
3          20          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1984-1985
3          21          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1985

4          1          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1986
4          2          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1986
4          3          Director, Fran Byers, Recycling          1986
4          4          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1986-1987
4          5          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence and Miscellaneous          1987
4          6          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1989-1990
4          7          Director, Fran Byers, Correspondence          1990-1991
4          8          Director, Fran Byers, Meeting Minutes          1990

Activities

4          9          Activities          1972
4          10          Activities          1973-1974
4          11         Activities          1981-1982
4          12          Activities          1983-1984
4          13          Activities          1983
4          14          Activities          1983
4          15          Activities          1984-1985
4          16          Activities          1985
4          17          Activities          1986
4          18          Activities          1986-1988
4          19          Activities          1987
4          20          Activities          1988
4          21          Activities          1988-1990
4          22          Activities          1990-1991
4          23          Activities          1991-1992

Miscellaneous

4          24          History          1959-

5          1          Insurance Forms          1971-1986
5          2          Grants          1974-1979
5          3          Officers          1975-1976
5          4          Parking Permit          1977-1978
5          5          Parking Permit          1977-1978
5          6          General Meeting          1979
5          7          Post Office          1985
5          8          Post Office          1985
5          9          Crime and Safety          Undated
5          10          Office Equipment and Supplies          Undated
5          11          Spruce Hill Center          Undated

 

Series 2:  Financial, 1958-1988

Materials include budgets, treasurers’ reports, bank records, and receipts and bills paid.

Budgets

5          12          Budget          1965-85
5          13          Budget          1985-88

Treasurer’s Reports

5          14          Treasurer’s Reports          1928-67
5          15          Treasurer’s Reports          1967-76
5          16          Treasurer’s Reports          1968-69
5          17          Treasurer’s Reports          1977-78

Banking Records

5          18          Banking Check and Account Information          1958-62
5          19          Deposit Slips and Statements          1959-67
5          20          Checks and Check Statements          1959-68

6          1          Checking Information          1978-1981
6          2          Old Checks          1978-1981
6          3          Bank Statements          1985-1988
6          4          Old Checks          1978-1985
6          5          Bank Check Records          1985-1987
6          6          Old Checks and Deposit Slips          1984-1988

Receipts and Bills Paid

6          7          Bills Paid and Receipts          1959-1961
6          8          Bills Paid and Receipts          1962
6          9          Bills Paid and Receipts          1965-1968
6          10          Bills Paid and Receipts          1968-1969

Miscellaneous

7          1          Utility Bills          1984-1987
7          2          Maintenance Records          1984-1986
7          3          Leases          1975-1985
7          4          Tax Exempt Status Papers         Undated

 

Series 3:  May Fair Activities, 1959-1993, undated

This series documents the annual May Fair, a major activity of the SHCA. The records include permits, financial records, committee reports, and publicity information (posters, flyers). See also Series 7:  Photographs.

Planning

7          5          May Fair Planning          1971-1986

Permits

7          6          May Fair Permits          1966-1976
7          7          May Fair Permits          1976-1984
7          8          May Fair Permits          1985-1988

Rentals

7          9          May Fair Rentals          1975-1989

Publicity

7          10          May Fair Publicity          1960-1983
7          11          May Fair Publicity          1984-1988

Financial

7          12          May Fair Financial          1959
7          13          May Fair Financial          1960
7          14          May Fair Financial          1961
7          15          May Fair Financial          1966
7          16          May Fair Financial          1967
7          17          May Fair Financial          1967-1979
7          18          May Fair Financial          1968
7          19          May Fair Financial          1969
7          20          May Fair Financial          1971

8          01          May Fair Financial          1972
8          02          May Fair Financial          1973
8          03          May Fair Financial          1974
8          04          May Fair Financial          1975
8          05          May Fair Financial          1976
8          06          May Fair Financial          1977
8          07          May Fair Financial          1978
8          08          May Fair Financial          1980
8          09          May Fair Financial          1981
8          10          May Fair Financial          1982
8          11          May Fair Financial          1983
8          12          May Fair Financial          1985
8          13          May Fair Financial          1986
8          14          May Fair Financial          1986-1987
8          15          May Fair Financial          1987
8          16          May Fair Financial          1988

Bank Statements

8          17          May Fair Bank Statements          1977-1980
8          18          May Fair Bank Statements          1978-1980
8          19          May Fair Bank Statements          1980-1981
8          20          May Fair Bank Statements          1981-1982
8          21          May Fair Bank Statements          1982-1983
8          22          May Fair Bank Statements          1983-1984
8          23          May Fair Bank Statements          1984
8          24          May Fair Bank Statements          1984-1985
8          25          May Fair Bank Statements          1985-1986
8          26          May Fair Bank Statements          1987-1988

Miscellaneous

8          27          May Fair Miscellaneous          1983-1989
8          28          May Fair Bulletins          1971-1985
15                    May Fair Lottery Ticket Stubs (3x5 cards)          Undated
16                    May Fair Posters          1979-1993

 

Series 4:  Other Activities, 1963-1987, undated

This series documents the various programs and activities sponsored by or participated in by SHCA. SHCA had a wide-ranging mission to improve the quality of life in the community, and organized committees and projects to address issues such as parking, zoning, education, crime and safety, home improvement, and trash removal. SHCA also organized social activities such as house tours, parties, and fairs. The series includes correspondence, posters and flyers, minutes of committee meetings, news clippings and publicity information. A separate subseries document the SHCA’s involvement with the zoning process.

Miscellaneous

9          1          Abandoned Cars          Undated
9          2          Alcohol Rehabilitation Center          Undated
9          3          Auction          Undated
9          4          Block Meetings          Undated
9          5          Block Organization          Undated
9          6          Book Week          Undated
9          7          Christmas Tree Sale          Undated
9          8          Coffee House          Undated
9          9          Community Development Funds          Undated
9          10          Education          Undated
9          11          Grant Application--National Trust          Undated
9          12          Greenway          Undated
9          13          Health          Undated
9          14          Historical Buildings          Undated
9          15          Home Improvement Center          Undated
9          16          House Tour          1963
9          17          Housing          Undated
9          18          Housing Parcel Development Plans          Undated
9          19          Housing          1977-1978
9          20          Housing Guides          Undated
9          21          Housing--Section 8          Undated
9          22          Housing--Section 8          Undated
9          23          Housing--Section 8--Questionnaire
9          24          Housing--Section 8          1980
9          25          Tenants          Undated
9          26          New York City Trip          1974
9          27          Open House          1983
9          28          Parking          1971
9          29          Parking          1982-1983
9          30          Parking          1982-1983
10          1          Penn Community Park          Undated
10          2          Penn Better Community Contest          Undated
10          3          Real Estate Investment Trust          1970
10          4          Recreation--Halloween Party          Undated
10          5          Recreation--Sports          Undated
10          6          Recreation--Swim Club          Undated
10          7          Recycling          Undated
10          8          Refugees          1981
10          9          Safety          Undated
10          10          Safety--Mounted Policemen          Undated
10          11          Safety--Neighborhood Safety Training Program          Undated
10          12          Sanitation          Undated
10          13          Sanitation          Undated
10          14          Sanitation          Undated
10          15          Sanitation--Pollution and Sanitation          Undated
10          16          Sanitation--Trash Containers          Undated
10          17          Sanitation--Trash Removal          Undated
10          18          Small Animal Hospital          Undated
10          19          Small Claims Court Study          Undated
10          20          Speakers          Undated
10          21          Spruce Hill Center--Cocktail Party Fundraiser          Undated
10          22          Street Trees          Undated
10          23          Transportation          Undated
10          24          Transportation--Bus--University of Pennsylvania          Undated
10          26          University City Citifest          Undated

Zoning

10          26          Zoning--Actions          1964-1972
10          27          Zoning--Committee          Undated
10          28          Zoning--Committee          Undated
10          29          Zoning--Committee--Rose Amendolia          Undated
10          30          Zoning--Correspondence          1970-1972
10          31          Zoning--Liquor License          Undated
10          32          Zoning--Liquor License          Undated
10          33          Zoning--Liquor License          Undated
10          24          Zoning--Liquor License          Undated
11          1          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          2          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          3          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          4          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          5          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          6          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          7          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          8          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          9          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          10          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          11          Zoning—Miscellaneous          Undated
11          12          Zoning--Properties--34th and Chestnut          Undated
11          13          Zoning--Properties--36th and Market          Undated
11          14          Zoning--Properties--40th and Baltimore          Undated
11          15          Zoning--Properties--40th St. Project and Dr. Raymond          Undated
11          16          Zoning--Properties--41st and Spruce          Undated
11          17          Zoning--Properties--42nd and Pine          Undated
11          18          Zoning--Properties--43rd and Chester          Undated
11          19          Zoning--Properties--47th and Spruce          Undated
11          20          Zoning--Properties--400 South 43rd          Undated
11          21          Zoning--Properties--501 Woodland Terrace          Undated
11          22          Zoning--Properties--3943 Chestnut          Undated
11          23          Zoning--Properties--4000 Pine          Undated
11          24          Zoning--Properties--4040 Locust          Undated
11          25          Zoning--Properties--4024 Spruce          Undated
11          26          Zoning--Properties--4029-31 Spruce          Undated
11          27          Zoning--Properties--4037-47 Spruce          Undated
11          28          Zoning--Properties--4104 Baltimore Avenue          Undated
11          29          Zoning--Properties--4112 Spruce          Undated
11          30          Zoning--Properties--4138 Walnut, 201 S. 42nd          Undated
11          31          Zoning--Properties--4200-4210 Baltimore Avenue          Undated
11          32          Zoning--Properties--4224-26 Baltimore Avenue          Undated
11          33          Zoning--Properties--4226 Baltimore Avenue          Undated
11          34          Zoning--Properties--4203 Walnut          Undated
11          35          Zoning--Properties--4334 Larchwood          Undated
11          36          Zoning--Properties--4420-22 Walnut          Undated
11          37          Zoning--Properties--4437 Spruce          Undated
11          38          Zoning--Properties--4441 Spruce          Undated
11          39          Zoning--Properties--4509 Sansom          Undated
11          40          Zoning--Properties--4522 Locust          Undated
11          41          Zoning--Properties--4527 Osage          Undated
11          42          Zoning--Remapping Project          1979-80
11          43          Zoning--Remapping Project          1982
11          44          Zoning--Remapping Project--Maps          Undated


{Additional maps housed separately in Roll # 1}

Roll 1          1. Spruce Hill Community Association - Recommendations November 1966, Adelmany Collins and DU TOT West Philadelphia Corporation
Roll 1          2. Federal Work Projects Administration Zoning Map Project No. 26206, Bureau of Engineering Surveys, October 1, 1962
Roll 1          3. Undated map in color, SCHA area
Roll 1          4. Map by Mark M. Molznitz, 4-29-87
Roll 1          45-49 Zoning--Remapping Project--Surveys

 

Series 5:  Publications, 1959-1989, undated

This series consists of publications of the SHCA, including the SHCA newsletter, a local service directory (Close-at-Hand), and many flyers, mailings and posters promoting the organization and its activities. This series also includes files of clippings from local newspapers, documenting the activities of SHCA and the interests of its membership.

SHCA Newsletter

12          01          SHCA Newsletters          1959
12          02          SHCA Newsletters          1960
12          03          SHCA Newsletters          1961
12          04          SHCA Newsletters          1962
12          05          SHCA Newsletters          1963
12          06          SHCA Newsletters          1964
12          07          SHCA Newsletters          1965
12          08          SHCA Newsletters          1966
12          09          SHCA Newsletters          1969
12          10          SHCA Newsletters          1970
12          11          SHCA Newsletters          1971
12          12          SHCA Newsletters          1972
12          13          SHCA Newsletters          Undated
12          14          SHCA Newsletters          1973
12          15          SHCA Newsletters          1974
12          16          SHCA Newsletters          1975
12          17          SHCA Newsletters          1976
12          18          SHCA Newsletters          1977
12          19          SHCA Newsletters          1978
12          20          SHCA Newsletters          1979
12          21          SHCA Newsletters          1980
12          22          SHCA Newsletters          1981
12          23          SHCA Newsletters          1982
12          34          SHCA Newsletters          1983
12          25          SHCA Newsletters          1984
12          26          SHCA Newsletters          1985
12          27          SHCA Newsletters          1986
12          28          SHCA Newsletters          1987
12          29          SHCA Newsletters          1988
12          30          SHCA Newsletters          1991
12          31          SHCA Newsletters          1992
12          32          SHCA Newsletters          1969-1970
12          33          SHCA Newsletters          1976
12          34          SHCA Newsletters          1979
12          35          SHCA Newsletters          1985

Close-at-Hand

12          36          Close-at-Hand          1980-1988
12          37          Close-at-Hand          1980-1988
12          38          Close-at-Hand          1980
12          39          Close-at-Hand          1981
12          40          Close-at-Hand          1982
12          41          Close-at-Hand          1983
12          42          Close-at-Hand          1984
12          43          Close-at-Hand          1986
12          44          Close-at-Hand          1988
16                        Close-at-Hand Advertisers (3x5 cards)          Undated
 

Flyers, Posters and Mailings

13          1          Flyers and Posters          Undated
13          2          Flyers and Posters          Undated
13          3          Mailings          1981
13          4          Mailings          1989
15                      Posters

News clippings

13          5          University City News
13          6          News clippings          undated
13          7          News clippings          1976
13          8          News clippings          undated
13          9          News clippings          undated

 

Series 6:  Other Organizations, undated

This series documents the relations of SHCA with many local community action and other organizations. SHCA supported or was involved in the activities of similar organizations such as the Friends of Clark Park. SHCA maintained files on the activities of organizations such as CLASP and the Institute for Civic Virtue, including their publications. This series also documents the relationship of SHCA with the University of Pennsylvania, the West Philadelphia Corporation, and the government of the City of Philadelphia.

13          10          Action Alliance of Senior Citizens          Undated
13          11          Affiliate Organization          Undated
13          12          Block Association of West Philadelphia          Undated
13          13          The Clearinghouse          Undated
13          14          Cedar Park Neighbors          Undated
13          15          CLASP          Undated
13          16          Community Alerting Service          Undated
13          17          Community Legal Service          Undated
13          18          Directories          Undated
13          19          Education Organization          Undated
13          20          Fast Forward          Undated
13          21          Financial Services          Undated
13          22          Free Library of Philadelphia          Undated
13          23          Friends of Clark Park          Undated
13          24          Garden Court Community Association          Undated
13          25          Garden Court Community Association          Undated
13          26          Gardening Organizations          Undated
13          27          Greater Philadelphia Partnership          Undated
13          28          Health Organizations          Undated
13          29          Institute for the Study of Civic Values          Undated
13          30          Institute for the Study of Civic Values          Undated
13          31          Keep America Beautiful          Undated
13          32          Newsletters--Miscellaneous Organizations          Undated
13          33          Newsletters--Miscellaneous Organizations          Undated
14          1          Newsletters--Miscellaneous Organizations          Undated
14          2          Northwest Tenants Organization          Undated
14          3          Osage Residents Council          Undated
14          4          Paul Weinberg’s Newsletter          Undated
14          5          Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension Service - Around Town          Undated
14          6          Philadelphia Clearinghouse for Community Funding          Undated
14          7          Philadelphia Council of Neighborhood Organizations          Undated
14          8          Philadelphia Partnership--Consumer Affairs Project          Undated
14          9          Philadelphia 701 Federal Program          Undated
14          10          Philadelphia Tenants Information Service          Undated
14          11          Political Organizations          Undated
14          12          PSFS          Undated
14          13          Public Interest Law Center          Undated
14          14          Safety Organizations          Undated
14          15          Squirrel Hill Community Association          Undated
14          16          University Citigroup          Undated
14          17          University City Arts League          Undated
14          18          University City Clean          Undated
14          19          University City Historical Society          Undated
14          20          University City Medical Center          Undated
14          21          University City News          Undated
14          22          University City Partners          Undated
14          23          University City Partners          Undated
14          24          University City Partners          Undated
14          25          University City Partners          Undated
14          26          University City Partners          Undated
14          27          University City Science Center          Undated
14          28          University City West Town Watch          Undated
14          29          West Area Health & Welfare Council          Undated
14          30          West Philadelphia Community Mental Health Consortium          Undated
14          31          West Philadelphia Corporation          Undated
14          32          West Philadelphia Corporation          Undated
14          33          West Philadelphia Partnership          Undated
14          34          West Philadelphia Partnership          Undated
14          35          West Philadelphia Partnership          Undated
14          36          West Philadelphia Partnership          Undated
14          37          University of Pennsylvania--Divinity School Property          Undated
14          38          University of Pennsylvania--Divinity School Property          Undated
14          39          University of Pennsylvania--Ice Skating Rink          Undated
14          40          University of Pennsylvania--Miscellaneous          Undated
15                    Membership Records, May Fair Miscellaneous (see under Administration--Membership and May Fair)
16                    Posters, May Fair (see under Publications-Posters and May Fair)

Roll 1          Zoning--Remapping Project--Maps (see under Other Activities--Zoning){filed with map cabinets}
Roll 2          Maps of Spruce Hill Area [with written information and coloring added]{filed with map cabinets}
Roll 2          01 Assessed Value [in $s]
Roll 2          02 Assessed Value/Acre/Block
Roll 2          03 Property Value
Roll 2          04 Housing Survey
Roll 2          05 Housing Types
Roll 2          06 Ownership
Roll 2          07 General Map
Roll 2          08 General Map
Roll 2          09 Land Use Intensity
Roll 2          10 Existing Land Use
Roll 2          11 Public Space
Roll 2          12 Parking
Roll 2          13 Public Transit
Roll 2          14 Race
Roll 2          15 Major Land Owners
Roll 2          16 Real Estate Directory, Property Holders
Roll 2          17 General Map

 

Series 7:  Photographs and slides, 1962-1970 (PC-79)

This series consists of some black and white prints and about 1,300 35 mm color slides, arranged as a slide show with topical dividers, which document the activities of SHCA and its membership, especially the annual May Fair. The organization of slides reflects the arrangement provided by the Association; original title slides separate the slide groupings. Archive commentary in parentheses. Gaps in sheets reflect where slides were missing from the collection at the time it was processed. Additional 8x10 and 4x5 black and white prints of activities are indicated in folder descriptions at the end of the slide descriptions.

Photographs stored separately.

35mm color slides

Sheets 1-5 (SHCA organization. slide set 32: 1-100)

32:

1-31 Spruce Hill Fair 5/6/61

32-45 Spruce Hill Garden Club 44th & Locust 1961

46-57 Baseball 1961

58-69 Spruce Hill Adult Recreation 1963

70-79 More Baseball 1969

80-100 Spruce Hill Bowling 1961

Sheets 6-10 (SHCA organization. slide set 33: 1-100)

33:

1-60 Halloween 1961

61-66 More Baseball 1961

67-100 Fair 1962

Sheets 11-15 (SHCA organization. slide set 34: 1-100)

34:

1-36 (May Fair 1962? Slides not labeled but were processed in 5/62)

37-42 Auction Sale SHCA 10/62 43-72 (May Fair 1962)

73-77 (Auction Sale SHCA 10/62 continued)

78-100 Halloween 1962

Sheets 16-20 (SHCA organization. slide set 35: 1-100)

35:

1-36 (Halloween 1962 continued? Not labeled)

37-100 Square Dance 1962

Sheets 21-25 (SHCA organization. slide set 36: 1-100)

36:

1-18 Dance November 1962

19-49 Card Party November 1962

50-54 Spruce Hill Fair Eve May 17

55-61 Spruce Hill Fair May 18, 1962 Yes? No!! (Fair rained out?)

62-100 Spruce Hill Fair May 25, 1962

Sheets 26-30 (SHCA organization. slide set 37: 1-100)

37:

1-100 (May Fair 1963? Slides dated 6-7/63)

Sheets 31-35 (SHCA organization. slide set 38: 1-100)

38:

1-7 (May Fair 1963?)

8-75 House Tour 1963

76-100 Garden Club Card Party 11/63

Sheets 36-40 (SHCA organization. slide set 39: 1-100)

39:

1-9 Halloween Party 10/63

10-29 Candlelight & Carol Sing 12/22/63

30-44 Caroling-- Woodland Church Carolers

45-81 Shakespeare Show 10/64

82-100 Arbor Day Tree Planting 44th & Locust 4/24/64

Sheets 41-45 (SHCA organization. slide set 40: 1-100)

40:

1-9 (Tree Planting continued?)

10-21 Fashion Show 10/64

22-23 Mrs. Hutchinson Lea School

24-75 House Tour May 1964

76-100 May Fair 5/64

Sheets 46-50 (SHCA organization. slide set 41: 1-100)

41:

1-27 (May Fair 1964 continued?)

28-84 Frambes Garden 1964

85-100 Halloween 1964

Sheets 51-55 (SHCA organization. slide set 42: 1-100)

42:

1-42 (Halloween 1964 continued?)

43-77 Card Party 1964

78-100 Christmas 1964

Sheets 56-60 (SHCA organization. slide set 43: 1-100)

43:

1-8 (Christmas 1964 continued?)

9-28 Easter Exhibit 1965

29-100 Fair 1965

Sheets 61-65 (SHCA organization. slide set 44: 1-100)

44:

1-19 (May Fair 1965 continued?)

20-29 Tree Lighting 1965

30-45 (Baseball?)

46-51 Fair 1968

52-82 Fair 1969

83-100 Spruce Hill Fair May 1970

Sheet 66 (SHCA organization. slide set 52: 1-9)

52:

1-9 (May Fair 1974? Not labeled; processing date difficult to read)

Sheet 67

Miscellaneous:

5 slides (Portrait shots processed June 1979)

10 slides (Portrait shots processed November 1976)

2 slides (Halloween slides .. processed November 1965)

SHCA 30-30#1 (processed May 1963)

SHCA 30-30#2 (Halloween 1962)

B&W prints

79-1 Square Dance 1963 (Couple dancing)

Library Art Exhibition 6/26/63 (5 people)

Divinity School Chapter 5/63

Spruce Hill Garden Club 11/6/61

Benefit Dessert, Card Party A&P, 46th & Spruce (undated)

Book Week Free Library 4/63 (group shot . six people)

"Spruce Hill Event" (undated)

(Night shot; group of children. Undated)

(Two boys playing bassoons. Undated)

Annual dinner 6/64 Houston Hall U of P

Lea Fair 1963 Mrs. Mollinaro, Sylvania Barker

SW Corner 45th & Spruce (undated)

 

79-2 Three prints: Lucille Jones award June 3, 1964 (Spruce Hill Community Association president)

79-3 Five prints: Open House 1963

79-4 Three prints: Dedication . Land Utilization 9/7/63

Participants in the dedication

Granville Miller Gardens

Refreshments after the dedication

79-4 Five 4X5 B&W prints .. May Fair 5/5/62

79-5 Catholic School Group May 1962 2 8x10 and 1 4x5 B&W print

 

Series 8: Website versions in Archive-It, 2015-2016

Contains preserved versions of the Spruce Hill Community 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.