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Center for Greater Philadelphia RecordsUPA 6.13

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Kaiyi Chen
Preparation date
August 2009
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1981-2000
Date [inclusive]
1838-2005
Extent
16.5 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

The Center for Greater Philadelphia records were accessioned by the University Archives in 2007.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection has been arranged alphabetically except for the Photographs and Audio-video tapes.

AGENCY HISTORY

The Center for Greater Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1985 by Penn Public Policy and History Professor Theodore Hershberg. Dr. Hershberg served as the Assistant to the Mayor of Philadelphia for Strategic Planning and Policy Development in 1984-1985. His service at the city convinced him that the region needed strategic responses to challenges from two of the profound trends shaping America — the development of a global economy and the emergence of the state as a pivotal force in the federal system. Given his belief that the region was the unit of competition in the global economy and that cities and their surrounding counties working cooperatively as a region could more effectively leverage resources from their states, he founded, upon his return to the University, the Center as a neutral convener and researcher of public policy affecting the region. The Center’s first initiative was to launch the Southeastern Pennsylvania State Legislators’ Conference, which enabled Senators, Representatives and corporate leaders from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties to meet annually from 1985 to 1994. The final meeting came as part of the much larger “Call to Action Conference.” Held in May 1995, it brought together 2000 of the region’s leaders to adopt a regional agenda, and was itself part of a year-long set of activities devoted to promoting regional awareness. In 1995, the Center created the Greater Philadelphia High School Partnership, which brought together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore the challenges of segregation and racial/ethnic diversity effecting their schools and neighborhoods. In his January 1999 radio address to the nation, President Clinton singled out the Partnership, calling it a “stunning success” and a “model for the nation.” In 2002, the program expanded its diversity education program to include elementary students under the new name Greater Philadelphia School Partners. In 2005 the Center ended its sponsorship of the program due to the loss of support from a major funder.

In 1996, recognizing that the key to an improved quality of life in the region depended upon the development of a highly skilled and well-educated work force, the Center began its third major initiative. It worked with a consortium of school districts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties to adopt rigorous academic standards and internationally-benchmarked assessments. This work led to the formation of the New Standards in Education Project, which coordinated standards-based reform efforts in nearly half of the 61 school districts in the four counties as well as 11 school districts in southern New Jersey. New Standards received grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s “Educate America” program and the William Penn Foundation. In 2001 the program merged with the outreach program of the Penn Graduate School of Education’s (GSE) school and is now housed at GSE’s Center for Educational Leadership. In 2000, with support from the Annenberg Foundation, the Center launched Operation Public Education to develop a new set of rules and incentives to govern public education. Support from the Carnegie Corporation helped OPE to introduce its work nationally, and in 2008 the Center received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to elaborate its comprehensive framework for school reform in book form. The result is Theodore Hershberg and Claire Robertson-Kraft, eds., A Grand Bargain for Education Reform: New Rewards and Supports for New Accountability (Harvard Education Press: 2009 August). Dr. Hershberg’s interest in the coordination of regional efforts for the development of the Greater Philadelphia area in both economy and education dated back to the late 1960s when he founded and directed the Philadelphia Social History Project from 1969 to 1981, a cross-disciplinary research effort supported by multiple federal research grants. *Based on the CGP website pages: http://www.cgp.upenn.edu/ctr_history.html

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection documents the activities and development of the Center for Greater Philadelphia from the early 1980s to the end of the twentieth century.

It includes the following main features:

1. The New Standards in Education Project , 1993-2001. This is a bulky series, which includes meeting records, correspondence, study and discussion of the necessity to raise education standards, and statistics of individual school districts of the area in relation to examination and assessment standards. This series also includes material of the following sub-series: the Southeastern Pennsylvania Standards Consortium, 1996-2001, Teacher Training Conference of 1999, the Institute for Learning, 1999-2000; and the Meeting America’s Human Capital Development Challenge Conference, 1996.

2. The Southeastern Pennsylvania State Legislators’ Conference, 1986-1994, consisting of meeting agenda and reports.

3. The Alliance for a Better Philadelpphia, 1990-2000.

4. The Call to Action Conference of 1995 May 25.

5. A collection of papers, many doctoral dissertations, of studies of historical development in various aspects of Philadelphia and its surrounding areas from the early 19th century to the present.

6. Pennsylvania State Data Center material, 1990-1996.

7. Pennsylvania Tax Commission, 1981.

8. Files of the conference on “Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” 1977-1982. This series includes meeting records, especially those of the meeting on Oct. 26, 1982, and video tapes.

9. A general file arranged alphabetically.

10. Material of special genres such as clippings, photographs, audio and video tapes and disks.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
Alliance for a Better Philadelphia.
Greater Philadelphia High School Partnership.
New Standards in Education Project.
Pennsylvania State Data Center.
Pennsylvania Tax Commission.
School District of Philadelphia, Pa..
Southeastern Pennsylvania State Legislators’ Conference.
University of Pennsylvania. Graduate School of Education.
Genre(s)
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Indexes, Card.
Minutes.
Photographs.
Geographic Name(s)
Philadelphia (Pa.)–History.
United States–History.
Subject(s)
Education–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia.
Education–Research.

Inventory

 

General File 

Box

Folder

Advanced Technology Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Investment Portfolio for Regional Economic Development through Advance Technology,1985-1986, Vol. I 1985 June 30 

1

1

Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Report on Intergovernmental Cooperation in Allegheny County 1982 April 

1

2

Alliance for a Better Philadelphia 

 

 

 1990 

1

3

 1991-1992 

1

4

Leadership Workshop 1991 Feb. 9 

1

5

Op-ed 1990 

1

6

Press Conference 1990 Oct. 15 

1

7

Vision 2000 Action Plan 1990 

1

8

Vision 2000 Committee 1991 January 10 

1

9

Alliance for a Sustainable Future 1995-1997 

1

10

America and the Global Economy, Seminar for Pennsylvania State Senators, Agenda 1992 Oct. 1 

1

11

“An Economic Development Strategy for the Greater Philadelphia Region,” by Greater Philadelphia First 1995 May 

1

12

Articles by Theodore Hershberg 1995-1996 

1

13

Articles on Education, Atandards, etc. 

 

 

 1996-1999 

1

14

By Lauren B. Resnick, etc. 1995 

1

15

Atlas of the Delaware Valley, Two Copies 1994 June 

OS 16

1

Bibliographical Index Cards 

 

 

By Subject n.d. 

17

1

General n.d. 

17

2

Miscellaneous n.d. 

17

3

Binders of clippings 

 

 

(I), Regionalism, Land Use and Tax Reform 1995-1997 

1

16

(II), Education Reform and Suburban Municipalities 1995-1997 

1

17

(III), Economic Issues, Tourism, CGP on the News 1995-1997 

1

18

Articles from Mutual Press Clipping Service 1997 Jan. – 1997 June 

1

19

Bureau of the Census 

 

 

Urban Atlas: Tract Data for Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-New Jersey 1974 

OS 16

2

“Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1988” 1989 October 

1

20

Bus Service Order Sheets 2001-2003 

1

21

Business Resource Directory n.d. 

1

22

Call to Action 

 

 

Mobilizing for Adult Literacy and Learning in Pennsylvania, agenda 1994 May 11 

1

23

Conference, 1995 May 25 

 

 

Agenda 

1

24

Attendance lListings 

1

25

Call to Action Conference, “We must all hang together…,” Agenda 

1

26

Co-chair Roles and Profiles, with Correspondence 

1

27

Fax Messages 

1

28

Initiatives re Children-family, Land Use, Tourism, and Transportation 

1

29

Initiatives re Education and Labor Force 

1

30

Initiatives re Health Care, etc. 

1

31

Invitation with Correspondence of Response 

1

32

Keynote Address by Governor Ridge and Correspondence 

1

33

Network Leaders Meetings 1995 March – June 

1

34

Notebook Reprints 

1

35

Op-eds by Theodore Hershberg on Governor’s Speech, etc. 1995 

1

36

Press Release, Fax to Media, etc. 

1

37

Proceedings, with a Letter of Congratulation from Governor Ridge 

1

38

Remarks by Neal R. Peirce 

1

39

Speaker Bios 

1

40

Thank-you letters to panelists 

1

41

Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, Making a Difference: 1996-1997 Business Plan for Action and Annual Report 1995-1996 

2

1

Census, Statistics Charts 1838-1880 

2

2

Center for Philadelphia Studies, Median Housing Value and Population Change 1980 

2

3

Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, Center City reports: “Tax policy, job growth and neighborhood transformation” [2002] 

2

4

Chester County Tax Reform Task Force 

 

 

Report on the Taxpayer Questionnaire 1993 March 

2

5

Report 1992 Sept. 15 

2

6

Chilton Research Services 

 

 

Major Issues Facing Philadelphia, with Proposal and Methodology Report 1991 

2

7

Philadelphia Issues Study, Cross-Tabulations, Vol. II 1991 July 

2

8

Citizens’ Assembly for a Greater Philadelphia, “Democracy in Action,” Progress Report 1991 July – 1992 July 

2

9

Coalition for Goals 2000 

2

10

Committee of Seventy 

 

 

Charter Revision: a Review 1979 

2

12

Charter: a History 1980 

2

13

“No School Today” [1980s] 

2

11

Communitarian Network’s White House/Congressional Conference on Character Building 1996 June 6-8 

2

14

Communities Without Borders, Program, Fundraising Committee 2002-2003 

2

15

Community Alliance for Affordable Housing, Housing Crisis in the Suburbs [1989] 

2

16

Conference on Regionalism: Toward a Shared Delaware Valley Agenda 1985 April 12-13 

2

17

Conference on Teacher Accountability 

 

 

Agenda 2000 May 16 

2

18

Evaluations 2000 May 16 

2

19

Corporate Sponsors: Funding Notebook 

A – J 1992-1996 

2

20

K – Y 1992-1996 

2

21

Delaware County Progress Report 1996-1997 

2

22

Delaware Valley Association of School Business Officials, Award to Theodore Hershberg 1992 December 

2

24

Delaware Valley Funding for the Arts 1991-1993 

2

23

Delaware Valley Grantmakers Conference, Seventh Annual, “Civil Society/Civil Philanthropy,” Report 1995 October 

2

25

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 

 

 

City of Philadelphia High Technology Study 1986 Dec. 

2

26

Direction 2020 1995 

2

27

The Future Growth and Form of the Delaware Valley: Year 2010 Regional Development Strategy (map) n.d. 

2

28

The Future of First Generation Suburbs in the Delaware Valley Region 1998 December 

2

29

Denver Metropolitan Area Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, Regional Cultural Tax Funding Material 1988-1992 

2

30

Directory of Research and Data on Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania, 1993 Nov. 

2

31

Economic Policy Institute, Economic Competitiveness, by David Osborne 1987 

2

32

Employment Statistics 

 

 

 1982-1987 

2

33

 1988-1993 

2

34

Ethnic Votes in Local Elections, Articles by Sandra Featherman, etc. 1979-1989 

2

35

Executive Conference on Workplace Education, “Tap the Resource” 1988 Oct. 28 

2

36

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, “Business Review” 1992 Sept. 

2

37

Financial 2002-2003 

2

38

First District Council for a Better Philadelphia 

 

 

Correspondence 1989-1990 

3

1

Correspondence 1991 

3

2

Flight or Fight: Metropolitan Philadelphia and its Future 2001 September 

3

3

“Focus,” Metropolitan Philadelphia’s Business Newsweekly 1988 Feb. 24 

3

4

Geographic Marketing Group 1990 

3

5

Good Schools Pennsylvania, Business Property Tax “Recapture” Project 2002 

3

6

“Governance with Foresight” Roundtable 1984 September-1985 March 

3

7

Greater Norristown Corporation, Central Norristown Opportunities 1991 July 

3

8

Greater Philadelphia First, “An Economic Development Strategy” 1995 

3

9

Greater Philadelphia High School Convocation, Agenda 1996 April 23 

3

10

Greater Philadelphia High School Partnership 

 

 

 1997-1998 

3

11

Advisor Guide 1997 

3

12

Regional Cooperation Lesson Plan [after 1998] 

3

13

Second Annual Convocation 1997 April 15 

3

14

Student Activities and Exercises n.d. 

3

15

Walt Whitman Center’s Evaluation 2000 August 

3

16

Yearbook 1999-2000 

3

17

Greater Philadelphia in the 21st Century, Regional Strategy, Phase I and II 1993 

3

18

Greater Philadelphia Investment Portfolio and Regional Initiatives 1995 April – May 

3

19

Greater Philadelphia Region: Capturing Opportunities through Cooperation, paper by Gordon Whitman 1984 August 

3

20

Greater Philadelphia Regional Review 1999 

3

21

Harvard Business Review, “One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?” 1987 

3

22

Historical Methods Newsletter, Vol. 9, Nos. 2 and 3, Special issue: The Philadelphia Social History Project 1976 March – June 

3

23

Independence Blue Cross and Pennsylvania Blue Shield, Community Health Care Report “Building a Managed Care Future,” 1993 August 

3

24

Interdependence in the Penjerdel Region, a Report to Penjerdel, Greater Philadelphia Movement and Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 1967 Nov. 15 

3

25

Leadership in a Standards-driven School, Seminar Hosted by Fabian Brooks 2000 Oct. – December 

3

26

Leadership Institute 

 

 

Agenda, with Handouts, etc. 2001 July 17 and 18 

3

27

Evaluation Fform 2001 July 17 and 18 

3

28

Agenda 2002 March 12 

3

29

PSSA [Pennsylvania System of School Assessment] Training Session 2001 Oct. 23-30 

3

30

PSSA Training Session, Agenda Material 2001 Nov. 28 

3

31

Lieutenant Governor Singel, Hearings on Local Tax Reform 1993 

3

32

Local Government Commission, “Understanding Local Tax Reform” 1989 January 

3

33

Local Tax Reform, Clippings 1993-1994 

3

34

Mayor’s Commission on the Twenty-First Century 

 

 

Ring-Binder (I) 1984-1985 

3

35

Ring-Binder (II) 1984-1985 

3

36

Ring-Binder (III) 1984-1985 

3

37

Mayor’s Tax Committee, Report, Vol. II, Appendices 1983 April 

3

38

Mayoral Election of 1991 

 

 

Analysis 1990-1991 

3

39

Clippings 1979-1990 

3

40

Democratic Primary Voting Model 1989 

3

41

Philadelphia Inquirer 1991 May 22 

3

42

Primary Model Analysis 1985-1989 

3

43

Mentor-Teacher Workshop, Agenda with Handouts 2001 Nov. 9 

4

1

Mortality and Marriage Timing, Two Articles 1978, 1984 

4

2

Mutual Press Clipping Service 1995 December 

4

3

National Alliance of Business 1998-1999 

4

4

National Association of Regional Councils, Exemplary Stewardship Certificate 1999-2000 

4

5

New Legislators Breakfast 1994 Dec. 1 

4

6

New Standards in Education 1999 

4

7

New Standards in Education Project 

 

 

1995-1996 

4

8

1996 Oct. 3, fax R.S.V.P., attendance response 

4

9

1996 Oct. 3, fax R.S.V.P., response with contact information 

4

10

“A Study on the implementation of math problem-solving,” [1998-1999], (I) 

4

11

“A Study on the implementation of math problem-solving,” [1998-1999], (II) 

4

12

Advisory Board, 1996-1997 

4

13

Advisory Board, 1999 

4

14

Articles and clippings, 1995-1997 

4

15

ASCD Conference on Teaching and Learning Standards, n.d. 

4

16

Assessment Subgroup for New Standards Consortium, 1997 April – May 

4

17

Bethlehem School District, 1998-2000 

4

18

Budget and proposal to the Annenberg Foundation, 1998-1999 

4

19

Business Coalition for Education Reform, information material, n.d. 

4

20

Business contracts by Southeastern Pennsylvania School districts, 1996 

4

21

Centennial School District, 1996-1999 

4

22

CEO Breakfast, 2000 April 19 

4

23

Chambers of Commerce, correspondence re scheduled lectures, 1995-1996 

4

24

Chester Upland School District, 1996-1999 

4

25

Colonial School District, 1996-1999 

4

26

Communities Without Borders, Partners Program, application for Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EIDC), 2002 

4

27

Conference “Human capital development: America’s greatest challenge,” 1996 June 12 

4

28

Conference Planning Committee, 1996 April – October 

4

29

Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 1997 

4

30

Consortium meeting, 1997 Jan. – March 

4

31

Correspondence and status report, 1996-1997 

4

32

Correspondence with Rotary clubs, 1996-1998 

4

33

Correspondence, 1995-1997 

4

34

Correspondence, 1996-1997 

4

35

Correspondence, 1997-1998 

4

36

Council for Basic Education, 1999-2000 

4

37

Council Rock School District, 1996-2000 

4

38

Country clubs, contacts, 1997 

4

39

County Intermediate Units, 1998-1999 

4

40

Data-Driven Decision Making, 2001 May 15 

4

41

Downingtown Area School District, 1996-1999 

4

42

Doyle Associates, 1998-1999 

4

43

Draft mission statement, 1997 February 

4

44

Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Business Luncheon, 1995 Feb. 21 

4

45

Education data of Southeast Pennsylvania by county, 1992-1994, with correspondence, 1996 

4

46

Goal, work plan and discussion questions, n.d. 

4

47

Graduation requirement, 1997 

4

48

Great Valley School District, 1996 

4

49

Greater Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce, Business Luncheon, 1996 Feb. 6 

4

50

Handouts, 1997 

4

51

Hatboro/Horsham School District, 1993-1997 

4

52

Hatboro/Horsham School District, curriculum guides, student handbook, etc., 1996-1997 

5

1

High School Principals’ Conference, 1999 Oct. 7 

5

2

IBM Wired for Learning (WFL), 1999 

5

3

Institute for Learning 

1999 

5

4

2000 

5

5

Correspondence and scheduled meetings with school districts, 1999 

5

6

Feedback, 2000 

5

7

Financial, 1999 

5

8

Meetings at schools, 1999 

5

9

Meetings, 1999 September – December 

5

10

Meetings, 2000 Jan. – March 

5

11

Workshops, 1999 

5

12

Letters to Rotary presidents, 1996-1997 

5

13

Letters to superintendents urging on the new standards drafted, 1996-1997 

5

14

Local Coalition Leaders Introductory Seminar, 1999 Feb. 11, agenda 

5

15

Meeting America’s Human Capital Development Challenge conference, 1996 Oct. 3, agenda and Thank-you letter for attendance or contribution 

5

16

Meeting America’s Human Capital Development Challenge conference, 1996 Oct. 3, agenda, faxed R.S.V.P. sheets, etc. 

5

17

Meeting America’s Human Capital Development Challenge conference, 1996 Oct. 3, invitation and correspondence 

5

18

Meeting America’s Human Capital Development Challenge conference, invitation, 1996 September 

5

19

Methacton School District, 1996-1999 

5

20

Miscellaneous school districts, 1996-1999 

5

21

Miscellaneous, 1999-2001 

5

22

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, 1998 

5

23

National Center for Education and the Economy, meeting with Kate Nolan, 1996-1998 

5

24

National Center on Education and the Economy and Institute for Learning, workshops, 1999-2000 

5

25

National Center on Education and the Economy, 1995-2000 

5

26

National Center on Education and the Economy, proposal and contract, 1998-1999 

5

27

Neshaminy School District, 1996-1999 

5

28

New Jersey Department of Education, 1999-2000 

5

29

New standards analysis, discussion, query, and results, 1996-2000 

5

30

“New Standards,” consultation draft, 1995 

5

31

New Standards Reference Exam, workshop by John Tanner, 1999 

5

32

New Standards Reference Examination (NSRE), 1997-1999 

5

33

Newspaper and web clippings, 1998-2000 

5

34

Newspaper clippings, 1995-1998 

5

35

Operation Public Education, Communication Plan, 2002 May 

5

36

Palisades School District, 1996-1999 

5

37

Penn State Great Valley, 1998 Education Summit, 1998 March 25 

5

38

Pennsbury School District, 1996-1999 

5

39

Pennsylvania School Reform Network, 1996 

5

40

Pennsylvania Senate Bill #1352 and Senator Schwartz’s “Early childhood Education initiative,” 1995 

5

41

Pennsylvania Standards-based Education League, 1996 Oct. 3, evaluations 

5

42

Pennsylvania State Education Association, 1996-1997 

5

43

Pennsylvania State Education Association, 1997 March – August 

5

44

Pennsylvania State Education Association, 2000 

5

45

Philadelphia Education Summit, 1997 Feb. 27-28, agenda 

5

46

Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, 1997 Oct. 23-24 

5

47

Philadelphia School District, Governance Proposal by State Representative Dwight Evans, etc., 1997 

5

48

Phoenixville Area School District, 1996-1998 

5

49

Principal’s Seminar, 1999 

5

50

Project description, 1998 

5

51

Proposed state standards, 1997-1999 

5

52

Quakertown Community School District, 1996 

5

53

Quarterly Consortium meeting, 2001 March 22 

6

1

Quarterly Consortium meeting, 2001 May 31 

6

2

Quarterly Consortium meeting, 2001 Sept. 25 

6

3

Radnor Township School District, 1996-1999 

6

4

Regional cooperation, HOBY presentation, 1997 April 11 

6

5

Renewal proposal to the Pew Charitable Trusts, 1998 Feb. 

6

6

Rose Tree Media School District, 1993-2000 

6

7

Rotary clubs, A – H, contact information, with correspondence, 1996-1997 

6

8

Rotary clubs, K – W, contact information, with correspondence, 1996-1997 

6

9

Rutgers University, Community Connections 2000, 2000 April 19 

6

10

Schedule of Theodore Hershberg’s speech to Rotary clubs, with promotion letters, 1995-1997 

6

11

School district maps of counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1978 

6

12

School District of Philadelphia, 1999-2000 

6

13

School district testing costs, 1999 

6

14

Scoring service by Harcourt Brace, 1999-2000 

6

15

Seminar on new standards, 1996 June 7 

6

16

Seminar on New Standards, 1996 June 7, Thank-you letters 

6

17

Sharon City School District, Comprehensive School Reform, 1999 

6

18

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), breakfast presentation, 2000 May 3 

6

19

Souderton Area School District, 1998-1999 

6

20

Southeast Pennsylvania Standards Consortium 

2001, mission statement, etc. 

6

21

Correspondence and meeting arrangement, etc., 1997-2000 

6

22

Correspondence, 1996-1999 

6

23

Curriculum Directors meeting 

1999 Sept. 17 

6

24

1999 Nov. 18 

6

25

2000 March 23 

6

26

2000 May 25 

6

27

2000 Sept. 20 

6

28

Funding and budget, 1998-1999 

6

29

Group II meeting, 1998 Sept. 24 

6

30

Group II Retreat, 1998 Sept. 17 

6

31

Harcourt Brace Spring 99 scanning and scoring cost matrix, 1999 

6

32

Mission and objectives, 1997 June 

6

33

New Standards Reference Exams (for grade 9), 1999, correspondence 

6

34

New standards testing order with the Harcourt Brace Educational Measurement, 1999-2000 

6

35

New standards testing order, 2000, with school district contact information 

6

36

New standards testing order, check request and invoice, 2000 

6

37

Participants, with acceptance signatures, 1997 

6

38

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), mathematics and reading for Grades 5,8,11, 2000 

6

39

School district member contact information, 1999 

6

40

Statement of principles, 1997 

6

41

Superintendents meeting, 1999 Sept. 13 

6

42

Superintendents meeting, 2000 March 30 and June 1, agenda and minutes 

6

43

Superintendents meeting, 1999 June 24, agenda and minutes 

6

44

Southeastern Pennsylvania Collaborative (SEPAC) for Math and Science Education, 1996-1997 

6

45

Springfield School District, 1996 

6

46

Standards-based school reform, proposal to Knight Foundation, 2000 

6

47

Support for a proposal to the William Penn Foundation, 1996 May 

6

48

Teacher training conference “Pre-service education,” 1999 May 21 

Agenda, summary and welcome remarks 

6

49

Correspondence 

6

50

Participants and payment list 

6

51

Comments, etc. 

6

52

Relevant material 

6

53

Technology Council breakfast, 1997 March 18 

6

54

Toyota USA Foundation site visit, 1998 August 3 

6

55

Two opinion essays by Theodore Hershberg, 1997 

6

56

Upper Darby School District, 1993-1999 

6

57

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce, 1996 April 23 

6

58

William Penn School District, 1993-1999 

6

59

Newspaper clippings 

1993-1995 

7

1

1995-1997, re Philadelphia and regionalism 

6

60

1996-1997 

7

2

Miscellaneous, 1991-1998 

7

3

Miscellaneous, 1994-1996 

7

4

Papers 

Ackoff, Russell L., “Thinking things over,” 1990 

7

5

Articles by William L. Yancey and Eugene P. Ericksen, 1976-1977 

7

6

Blumin, Stuart M., Dissertation “Mobility in a nineteenth-century American City: Philadelphia, 1820-1860,” 1968 

7

7

Doucet, Michael J., Dissertation “Building the Victorian city: the process of land development in Hamilton, Ortario, 1847-1881,” 1977, pp. 1-121 

7

8

Doucet, Michael J., Dissertation “Building the Victorian city: the process of land development in Hamilton, Ortario, 1847-1881,” 1977, pp. 122-232 

7

9

Doucet, Michael J., Dissertation “Building the Victorian city: the process of land development in Hamilton, Ortario, 1847-1881,” 1977, pp. 233-380 

7

10

Four essays, Lee, Dwight, “Increasing competition in U.S. education,” etc., 1989 

7

11

Freedman, Robert L., “A report on politics in Philadelphia,” 1963, I 

7

12

Freedman, Robert L., “A report on politics in Philadelphia,” 1963, II 

7

13

Gallagher, David P., “A Light in the darkness: an examination of the activities of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1837-1850,” 1968 

7

14

Glassberg, Eudice, Dissertation “Philadelphians in needs: client experiences with two Philadelphia benevolent societies, 1830-1880,” 1979 

7

15

Greenberg, Stephanie W., dissertation “Industrialization in Philadelphia: the relationship between industrial location and residential patters, 1880-1930,” 1977 Nov. 23 

7

16

Gruenstein, John Michael Leo, Dissertation “Intrametropolitan firm location and land-use patterns in Philadelphia,” 1980 

7

17

Harris, P.M.G., “Occupational change, historical variations in mobility…,” 1972 May 

7

18

Hershberg, Theodore, Dissertation “The Philadelphia social history project: a methodological history,” 1973, pp. 1-103 

7

19

Hershberg, Theodore, Dissertation “The Philadelphia social history project: a methodological history,” 1973, pp. 104-187 

7

20

Hershberg, Theodore, Dissertation “The Philadelphia social history project: a methodological history,” 1973, pp. 188-292 

7

21

Hershberg, Theodore, Dissertation “The Philadelphia social history project: a methodological history,” 1973, pp. 293-415 

7

22

Jable, J. Thomas, Dissertation “Sport, amusements, and Pennsylvania Blue Laws, 1682-1973,” 1974 

7

23

Lapsansky, Emma Jones, Dissertation “South Street Philadelphia, 1762-1854: A haven for those low in the world,” 1975, pp. 1-291 

8

1

Laurie, Bruce Gordon, Dissertation “The working people of Philadelphia, 1827-1853,” 1971, pp. 1-120 

8

2

Laurie, Bruce Gordon, Dissertation “The working people of Philadelphia, 1827-1853,” 1971, pp. 121-288 

8

3

Light, Dale B., Dissertation “Class, ethnicity and the urban ecology in a nineteenth century city: Philadelphia’s Irish, 1840-1890,” 1979 

8

4

Miller, Roger, “A time-geographic assessment of the impact of horsecar transportation in Philadelphia, 1850-1860,” 1979 

8

5

“Minority youth,” op-ed, 1990 

8

6

Norwood, Alberta S., Master thesis “Negro welfare in Philadelphia especially as illustrated by the career of William Still, 1775-1930,” 1931 

8

7

Williams, Henry, “Comparison of Philadelphia SMSA[Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas]/city strengths and weaknesses with ten SMSAs/cities,” [1984], I 

8

8

Williams, Henry, “Comparison of Philadelphia SMSA[Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas]/city strengths and weaknesses with ten SMSAs/cities,” [1984], II 

8

9

Penn Literacy Network, three publications by the School of Education, 1997 

8

10

Penn State Great Valley, information material, 1999 

8

11

Pennsylvania 2000, 1994-1995 

8

12

Pennsylvania Department of Education 

Educational entity search results, 2002 

8

13

Expenditure, revenue and Act 511 taxes, 1992-1993 

8

14

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue 

Fiscal Year 1990-1991 Statistical supplement to the Pennsylvania Tax Compendium, 1991 December 

8

15

Fiscal Year 1991-1992 Statistical supplement to the Pennsylvania Tax Compendium, 1992 

8

16

Fiscal Year 1992-1993 Statistical supplement to the Pennsylvania Tax Compendium, 1993 December 

8

17

Pennsylvania Economy League, Perspectives on the Philadelphia budget, 1990 March 

8

18

Pennsylvania Education Policy Forum, 2002, agenda material 

8

19

Pennsylvania House Bills, session of 1993, #2005, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2209, 2210, 2212, 2213, 2214 

8

20

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Republican caucus, H.B. 2202, analysis and amendments, 1994 

8

21

Pennsylvania Local Government Conference Consensus Paper on local tax reform, etc., 1993 

8

22

Pennsylvania Local Tax Reform Commission, Final report and recommendations, 1987 Oct. 30 

8

23

Pennsylvania MILRITE Council, “Human and R&D resources for advanced technology in Pennsylvania,” [1982] 

8

24

Pennsylvania Senate 

Bills, session of 1993, #1 

8

25

Local taxes, 1993-1994 

8

26

Pennsylvania State Association of County Commissioners, Tax reform, 1993 

8

27

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors, Testimony on local tax reform, 1993 

8

28

Pennsylvania State Data Center 

1994 Pennsylvania Abstract: a Statistical Fact Book 

8

29

1995 Pennsylvania County Data Book 

Bucks County 

8

30

Chester County 

8

31

Delaware County 

8

32

Montgomery County 

8

33

Philadelphia County 

8

34

1996 Pennsylvania Abstract: a Statistical Fact Book 

9

1

Pennsylvania School Districts, 1990: Socio-Economic Characteristics, Vol. II 

9

2

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, Pittsburgh Public Middle Schools, Middle States Accreditation Comprehensive Education Improvement Plan, 2002 Jan. 

9

3

Pennsylvania Tax Commission 

“Business taxation” and “Business taxation with special reference to the problems of small business,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March 

9

4

Final report, 1981 March 

9

5

“Local non-property taxation with special reference to problems of the Delaware Valley,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March 

9

6

“Local non-property taxation,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March 

9

7

Pennsylvania Tax Compendium, 1990 September 

9

8

“Personal taxation,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March 

9

9

“Sales, cigarette, and liquor taxation,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March 

9

10

“Taxation administration,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March, copy 1 

9

11

“Taxation administration,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March, copy 2 

9

12

“Transportation taxation,” a task force report to the Commission, 1981 March 

9

13

Pennsylvania Taxable Income by County, Size, Income Type and Poverty Income, 1983-1986 

9

14

“Pennsylvania’s counting on culture: an annual review of cultural growth and its economic impact throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania”, 1994 

16

3

Personal income tax, sales tax yield, and journey to work trend statistics,1990 

9

15

Philadelphia Audiences for Art and Culture, 1992 

9

16

Philadelphia Business Journal, 1991 April 29-May 5 

9

17

Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Destination Philadelphia, 1993 February 

9

18

Philadelphia Cross-reference, n.d. 

(I), from Airport to Development trends 

9

19

(II), from Downtown Philadelphia to Politics 

9

20

(III), from Port to Workforce 

9

21

Philadelphia Cultural Fund, 1991-1992 

9

22

“Philadelphia Inquirer” 

“City on the brink,” 1990 Dec. 23-26 

9

23

Clippings, 1991 June 

9

24

Editorials, 1995 January 

OS 16

4

“Reinventing the region,” 1995 March 26 

9

25

“Vital Signs” of the city, 1995 

9

26

Philadelphia Issues Poll, 1991 July 

Vol. I, Banner 1, Primary demographic sub-groups 

9

27

Vol. I, Banner 2, Most important issue and quality of life sub-groups 

9

28

Vol. I, Banner 3, City Council District Sub-groups 

9

29

Philadelphia Mayoral election, statistics, 1991 

9

30

Philadelphia Police Department, Certificate of Appreciation for Theodore Hershberg, 1994 March 11 

9

31

Philadelphia Social History Project, Data sheets,1850-1880 

9

32

Philadelphia voter registration data, 1991 

9

33

Philadelphia 

Ante-bellum census, clippings, 1838, 1847, 1856 

9

34

Census statistics, 1850-1965 

9

35

Census, 1914-1961 

9

36

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future” 

Culture and recreation–Task Force Interim Report and National Consultants Comments, n.d. 

9

37

Economic Development–Task Force Interim Report and National Consultants Comments, n.d. 

10

1

Energy–Task Force Interim Report and National Consultants Comments, n.d. 

10

2

Health and Human Services–Task Force Interim Report and National Consultants Comments, n.d. 

10

3

Housing and Neighborhoods–Task Force Interim Report and National Consultants Comments, n.d. 

10

4

Local Reviewers, Comments on the Task force reports, n.d. 

10

5

Long-Term Future–Task Force Interim Report and National Consultants Comments, n.d. 

10

6

Peace of the City–Task Force Interim Report and National Consultants Comments, n.d. 

10

7

Philadelphia Investment Portfolio, undated 

10

8

Philadelphia Prospectus, Overview of the City and introduction to the Philadelphia Investment Portfolio, 1982 Oct. 25, 2 copies 

10

9

Reference material–paper by Jan L. Vagassky, “Analysis of Philadelphia’s economic condition, 1977-1978,” 1978 

10

10

The Constrained City, by Carolyn Teich Adams of Temple University, n.d. 

10

11

Conference photographs, 1982 Oct. 26 

(I), black and white photographs 5″ x 7″ 

10

12

(II), black and white photographs 5″ x 7″ 

10

13

(III), black and white photographs 5″ x 7″ 

10

14

(IV), black and white photographs 5″ x 7″ 

10

15

(V), 17 black and white photographs, 8″ x 10″ 

10

16

(VI), color photographs 3″ x 5″ 

10

17

(VII), color photographs 3″ x 5″ 

10

18

Philadelphians for Good Government, First Issues Poll, 1991 Oct. 10 

10

19

Pierce Report, interviews of individuals from the region 

1994, A – G 

10

20

1994, H – L 

10

21

1994, M – P 

10

22

1994, R – Y 

10

23

Ports of Philadelphia, waterfront facilities 

OS 16

5

Ports Study–Maritime Exchange, 1988 January 

pp. 1-122, “The ports of Philadelphia: a business perspective” 

10

24

pp. 123-303 “Technological and regulatory environment” 

10

25

Public Financial Management, 1990 

10

26

Quaker Chemical Foundation, 1992 

10

27

Quality of Life 2000 

A meeting of Delaware County Leaders to explore the major challenges of the 21st century, agenda, 1990 March 31 

10

28

Delaware County, 1990 March 31, agenda 

10

29

“Reforming Philadelphia city government”, government survey project report of the 21st Century League, 1991 Dec. 3 

10

30

Region at the Crossroads Forum Series 

I, Forum I, II, III, IV, 1991 Oct. 1 – 1992 Jan. 22 

10

31

II, Forum I, II, III, IV, 1992 Nov. 10 – 1993 Feb. 16 

10

32

III, Education and labor force, 1993 Jan. 14 

10

33

Regional Arts and Culture Initiative, background materials for first Advisory Committee meeting, 1994 Feb. 18 

10

34

Regional Forum, sponsored by Realty Firm, photographs, n.d. 

10

35

Regional Network Directory, 1994 

10

36

“Regressivity and the sales tax”, [after 1984] 

11

1

“Residential distribution and mobility of Irish and German immigrants in Philadelphia, 1850-1880,” by Alan Nathan Burstein, 1975 

11

2

Rethinking the Urban Agenda 

1994 May 20-22, agenda 

11

3

1994 May 20-22, attachments, (I) 

11

4

1994 May 20-22, attachments, (II) 

11

5

Rocky Mountain News, Colorado voter poll, 1993 Feb. 26-March 2 

11

6

Rotary meetings, 1996 April 25-28 

11

7

Salomon Brothers, “The need for a new vision for the development of large U.S. Metropolitan areas,” 1989 August 

11

8

“School Administrator”, Web Edition clippings, 2001 April 

11

9

Senator Robert Jubelirer’s plan for local tax improvement, 1993 

11

10

Smithsonian Institution, “Cities: the forces that shape them,” 1982 

16

6

Social Science Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, proposal to the Rockefeller Foundation, 1977 May 

11

11

Southeastern Pennsylvania Municipalities Conference 

II, 1996 December 

11

12

“Bridging boundaries without losing local control,” 1996 March 30, agenda 

11

13

“Bridging boundaries without losing local control,” 1997 March 15, agenda 

11

14

Southeastern Pennsylvania State Legislators’ Conference: Toward a Shared Delaware Valley Agenda 

1986 May 29-30 

11

15

1986 May 29-30, first meeting of the regional delegation to explore opportunities for regional cooperation 

11

16

1988 Nov. 17-18 

11

17

1989 May 18-19 

11

18

1990 May 24-25 

11

19

1991 May 30-31 

11

20

1992 May 14-15 

11

21

1993 May 27 

11

22

1994 June 2-3 

11

23

Southeastern Pennsylvania road map, n.d. 

11

25

Southeastern Pennsylvania State Legislators’ Conference 1994, post-conference report, with Philadelphia Citistate project and County profiles, 1994-1995 

11

24

State Legislators’ Regional Conference interview form, [1985] 

11

26

Statistics, “Comparisons of the Delaware Valley with other metro areas (rankings),” [1979-1980] 

11

27

Strategic Management Society Conference, 1984-1985 

11

28

Strategic plan for Detroit 

1986 July, Executive summary 

11

29

1986 July, Final report 

12

1

Strategic planning for the public sector, 1985 February, proceedings 

12

2

Survey of Southeastern Pennsylvania firms 

1991, (I) 

12

3

1991, (II) 

12

4

Symposium on assessment and accountability, 2000 May 8 

12

5

Tax Reform Roundtable 

Tax Reform Roundtable, 1994 Feb. 25 

12

6

Tax Reform Roundtable, 1994 Jan. 7 

12

7

“The decline of private transit in Philadelphia” by Peter A. Argelides, 1987 April 21 

12

8

The Fiscal Challenges Facing the City of Philadelphia, 2000 July – 2001 June 

12

9

The Gallery at Market East, [1978] 

16

7

“The Philadelphia Wage Tax: problems and solutions,” by Paul J. Boben, 1983 Oct. 17 

12

10

“The Regionalist,” 1995 Vol. 1, No. 3 

12

11

The Reinvestment Fund, 2002 annual report 

12

12

Theodore Hershberg, THWP/class files from retired disks, 1988-1996 

12

14

The Teens “Welcome to Philadelphia Guide” composed by high school students from Baldwin School and Furness High School, 2003 

12

13

Things To Do1989 Jan. – 1990 Jan. 

12

15

Trego Education Forum 

2001, workshop and correspondence 

12

16

Situation appraisal, 2000 

12

17

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, County Business Patterns 1979: Pennsylvania 

12

18

U.S. Department of Transportation, “A Study on the role, functions, and effectiveness of metropolitan planning organizations,” 1983 Jan. 

12

19

University of Pennsylvania Study of Ivy League Students, 1992 

12

20

University of Pennsylvania 

Law School, public service program, 1993 

12

21

Mentor Teacher Academy, 2001-2002 

12

22

Urban history, two articles by Theodore Hershberg, 1978, 1983 

12

23

Value-added Assessment Seminar, 2003 June 6, agenda 

12

24

Wage Tax Committee 

1987, (I) 

12

25

1987, (II) 

12

26

Report for the second annual Southeastern Pennsylvania State Legislators’ Conference, 1987 May 28 

12

27

Wage tax reform and personal income statistics, 1986-1988 

12

28

Wharton Regionalization Project, “Characteristics of major U.S. regionalization efforts, appendix,” 1996 March 10 

12

29

Wharton Research Impact Conference, “A new urban strategy for America’s large cities: the role of an urban audit” 

1994 Dec. 5-6 

12

30

1994 Dec. 5 and Dec. 6, agenda volume 

12

31

Works on economics by Edward Denison, etc., 1986-1990 

12

32

Wright, Carroll D., “United States Census, The History and Growth of the “, 1900 

13

1

 

Photographs 

Box

Folder

Benjamin Franklin Parkway ca. 1930 

OS 16

8

City Planning in the Public Schools (source: Urban Archives, Temple University) n.d. 

OS 16

9

Clark Tower at Head House Square (source: Urban Archives, Temple University) 1947 

OS 16

10

Group pictures, four, with Theodore Hershberg and Edward Rendell, etc., occasion date unknown n.d. 

OS 16

11

JFK Boulevard 1987 

OS 16

12

Joseph Clark and Richardson Dilworth (source: Urban Archives, Temple University) n.d. 

OS 16

13

King of Prussia, Cloverleaf where the Schuylkill Expressway meets Route 202 1954 

OS 16

14

Levittown, PA, along Route 1 ca. 1950 

OS 16

15

Second St., Society Hill, in pre-“gentrification” days (source: City Archives of Philadelphia) 

OS 16

16

Site of the old Broad St. Station soon after its Demolition (source: City Archives of Philadelphia) 1953 

OS 16

17

Street scene with trolley rails, pedestrians and automobiles (source: Urban Archives, Temple University) n.d.  

OS 16

18

Suburban development, Fairless Hills along U.S. Route 1 1951 

OS 16

19

The Chinese Wall (source: City Archives of Philadelphia) 1925 

OS 16

20

Time for a Change, Vote the Clark-Dilworth Ticket (source: Urban Archives, Temple University) 1962 

OS 16

21

Trailer truck depot (no source information) n.d. 

OS 16

22

Two images, Ariel view of Friends Central school ca. 1980 

OS 16

23

Two images, Looking North from the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Building, Walnut St., between 5th and 6th streets 1940 and 1987 

OS 16

24

Two images, Philadelphia Skyline from Camden, NJ 1950, 1988 

OS 16

25

Urban Renewal site in University City (source: Urban Archives, Temple University) n.d. 

OS 16

26

 

Audio tapes and disks 

Box

Folder

Cassette, Julia Encksen 1982 June 16 

13

2

Center for Philadelphia Studies 

 

 

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Culture and Recreation, Part I 1981 Dec. 10 

18

1

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Culture and Recreation, Part II 1981 Dec. 10 

18

2

National Consultants Conference, “Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Peace of the City 1981 Dec. 4 

18

7

National Consultants Conference, Education 1981 Nov. 17 

18

9

National Consultants Conference, Health and Human Services 1981 Nov. 23 

18

5

National Consultants Conference, Housing and community development 1981 Nov. 13 

18

3

National Consultants Conference, National Consultants Conference, The Long-Term Future 1981 Dec. 18 

18

8

National Consultants Conference, the Public Purse 1981 Oct. 23 

18

4

National Consultants Conference, Transportation 1981 Nov. 6 

18

6

Center for Philadelphia Studies, Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future 1981 March 27 

13

3

Links Conference, Address by Theodore Hershberg 1978 Dec. 8 

13

4

Links Conference, Closing Remarks by Britton Harris 1978 Dec. 8 

13

5

Links Conference, Opening Remarks, 1978 Dec. 8 

13

6

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Economic Development, Disk tape #1 1981 Oct. 15 

13

7

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Economic Development, Disk tape #2 1981 Oct. 15 

13

8

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Economic Development, Disk tape #3 1981 Oct. 15 

13

9

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Economic Development, Disk tape #4 1981 Oct. 15 

13

10

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Economic Development, Disk tape #5 1981 Oct. 15 

13

11

 

Video tapes (U-matic) 

Box

Folder

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Tape 1, dubbed 1981 March 27 

13

12

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Tape 2, dubbed 1981 March 27 

13

13

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Tape 1 1982 Oct. 25 

13

14

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Tape 2 1982 Oct. 25 

14

1

“Philadelphia: Past, Present and Future,” Tape 3, dubbed n.d. 

14

2

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Tape 1 1981 Oct. 15 

14

3

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Tape 2 1981 Oct. 15 

14

4

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Tape 3 1981 Oct. 15 

14

5

Philadelphia Studies Conference, Tape 4 1981 Oct. 15 

14

6

 

Video tapes and DVD’s 

Box

Folder

Changing School Standards 1998 July 20 

14

7

Keynote address at Greater Orlando Regional Leadership Conference, “New Standards in Education” 2001 Nov. 9 

14

8

Region at the Crossroads, Part One n.d. 

14

9

Region at the Crossroads, Part Two n.d. 

14

10

Theodore Hershberg, “Regional leadership conference” 2001 Nov. 8 

15

1

Theodore Hershberg, “The case for new standards in education,” address at the Chautauqua Institution 1998 July 20 

15

2

Theodore Hershberg, “The case for regional cooperation,” keynote address at the annual meeting of the New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce n.d. 

15

3

Theodore Hershberg, “The case for regional cooperation,” remarks delivered at the “Quest Vision” Conference in Northern Kentucky 1997 Sept. 7 

15

4

Theodore Hershberg, “Value-added assessment and a new system of accountability” 2003 Jan. 24 

15

5

Theodore Hershberg, “Value-added assessment, student learning and educator effectiveness,” with a DVD version 2003 Oct. 25 

15

6

Theodore Hershberg, presentation at the Idaho Education Association (in DVD form) 2005 Feb. 5 

15

7

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Penn Literacy Network n.d. 

15

8

University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Penn Literacy Network, “Corporate Partnerships” n.d. 

15

9