Finding Aid -- General Management Plan Records

The General Management Plan Records contain documents from the years 1991-1999.
Catalog Number: 66577
 
 

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History

Independence National Historical Park (INDE) was authorized by an act of Congress on June 28, 1948, and was formally established on July 4, 1956, "preserving for the benefit of the American people as a national historical park certain historical structures and properties of outstanding and national significance…associated with the American Revolution and the founding and growth of the United States." Located in the Society Hill, Old City, and Germantown neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park encompasses not only such famous sites and artifacts as Independence Hall, Congress Hall, and the Liberty Bell, but over twenty other structures, gardens, squares, and cemeteries.

The Independence National Historical Park General Management Plan (GMP) is a guide to the long-term management of the park. The GMP was begun in 1993 and consists of three documents: the Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (1995), the Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (1997) and the General Management Plan (1997).

The GMP was developed by an interdisciplinary planning team composed of park staff, state and local government officials, and a number of stakeholder organizations with an interest in the future of the park. Park service officials on the planning team included Park Superintendent Martha Aikens; Assistant Superintendent Dennis Reidenbach; and Mid-Atlantic Regional Office staff members David Hollenberg, Associate Regional Director for Design, Construction, and Facility Management; and Deirdre Gibson, Program Manager for Park Planning and Special Resource Studies. The general public contributed to the creation of the GMP through public meetings, workshops, and surveys organized by Deirdre Gibson and the Public Affairs Office.

In early 1995, the park identified six distinct, potential plans to be incorporated into the GMP. That same year, the park publicized its preference for "Alternative E" in the Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. After much public debate, the park suggested a revised preferred alternative, "Alternative E-1." As part of its plan for the park, Alternative E-1 proposed to redevelop the three blocks comprising Independence Mall to include four new buildings – the Gateway Visitor Center, the Liberty Bell Center, the National Constitution Center, and the Independence Park Institute – as well as relocated restrooms and a café on the Mall.

In February 1997, the park published the Abbreviated General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, and later that year released the final General Management Plan. Using the new GMP as a guide, the park and its stakeholders moved forward to the next major step: redeveloping Independence Mall.
 

Scope and Content

Independence National Historical Park General Management Plan Records
1991-1999 and undated (bulk dates: 1993-1997)

Catalog Number: INDE 66577

Volume: 13 LF

Description: The General Management Plan Records contain documentation relating to the creation of Independence National Historical Park's General Management Plan (GMP). Materials include correspondence, drafts of reports, briefing materials, press releases, newspaper clippings, newsletters, results from public opinion polls and visitor studies. In addition to textual files, the collection includes a number of photographs, slides, and audiocassette tape recordings. The records represent the working files of National Park Service staff, including Park Superintendent Martha Aikens; Assistant Superintendent Dennis Reidenbach; David Hollenberg, Associate Regional Director for Design, Construction, and Facility Management; Deirdre Gibson, Program Manager for Park Planning and Special Resource Studies; and Ann Marie DiSerafino and Phil Sheridan of INDE's Public Affairs Office.
Materials in this collection span the years 1991-1999, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1993-1997.

Organization:
This collection is organized into five series:
  • Series I: Superintendent's Office Files
  • Series II: Public Affairs Office (PAO) Files
  • Series III: Deirdre Gibson (Program Manager for Park Planning and Special Resource Studies) Files
  • Series IV: David Hollenberg (Associate Regional Director for Design, Construction, and Facility Management) Files
  • Series V: Associated Newsletters and Reports

Restrictions: No

Associated Materials:
Independence National Historical Park Archives:
  • Independence Mall Records
  • Public Affairs Office Records
 

Hierarchy

Series I: Superintendent's Office Files, 1991-1999, undated

Subseries A: Public Correspondence Files, 1995-1997, undated

Subseries B: General Records, 1991-1999, undated

Series II: Public Affairs Office (PAO) Files, 1993-1998, undated

Series III: Deirdre Gibson (Program Manager for Park Planning and Special

Resource Studies) Files, 1993-1996, undated

Series IV: David Hollenberg (Associate Regional Director for Design,

Construction, and Facility Management) Files, 1993-1997

Series V: Associated Newsletters and Reports, 1993-1997, undated

 

Series Descriptions

Series I: Superintendent's Office Files, 1991-1999, undated
This series is organized into two subseries: Subseries A: Public Correspondence Files and Subseries B: General Records.
Series I contains records created and collected by park Superintendent Martha Aikens and Assistant Superintendent Dennis Reidenbach in the process of developing the General Management Plan. The materials reflect both park service planning and the public participation process, and include a variety of materials such as correspondence, public comment response cards, reports, and legal documentation.


Subseries A: Public Correspondence Files, 1995-1997, undated

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name.

Subseries A is composed of correspondence from private individuals regarding the GMP planning process. Notable correspondents include city planner Edmund Bacon, former Mayor of Philadelphia Edward Rendell, and Senator Arlen Specter. In some cases, Superintendent Martha Aikens's reply letter is included in the file with the original correspondence.

Subseries B: General Records, 1991-1999, undated

This subseries is unarranged.

Subseries B contains records produced and collected by the Superintendent's Office over the course of the GMP planning process. Materials include reports, draft planning documents, public comment response cards, meeting minutes, newsletters, news clippings, lease agreements, and land transfer documentation. This subseries also contains GMP-related briefing materials for officials in Washington, as well as documentation from Congressional hearings related to the GMP. Audiocassettes containing recordings of public meetings can also be found here. Researchers should note that this series contains additional documentation on related park projects, including files on transportation planning, the renovation of Washington Square, the Sound and Light exhibit, and new tourism options for the City of Philadelphia.

Series II: Public Affairs Office (PAO) Files, 1993-1998, undated
This series is unarranged.
Series II contains material utilized by the Public Affairs Office to publicize the General Management Plan planning process. Records include background information, correspondence, news clippings, press releases, press kits, and slides from public workshops.

Series III: Deirdre Gibson (Program Manager for Park Planning and Special Resource Studies) Files, 1993-1996, undated
This series is arranged by subject, and further chronologically.
Series III contains the working files of Northeast Regional staff member Deirdre Gibson, Program Manager for Park Planning and Special Resource studies. Materials include correspondence, research files, phone responses from the GMP's public comment period, and photographs from public workshops.

Series IV: David Hollenberg (Associate Regional Director for Design, Construction, and Facility Management) Files, 1993-1997
This series is unarranged.
Series IV contains the working files of David Hollenberg, Associate regional Director for Design, Construction, and Facility Management for the Northeast Region. Materials include correspondence, notes, meeting minutes, memoranda of agreement, briefing materials, news clippings, and documentation regarding the Gateway Visitor Center. Files related to the original conceptual design for Independence Mall by Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates can also be found here.

Series V: Associated Newsletters and Reports, 1993-1997, undated

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Series V contains newsletters and reports published by the National Park Service throughout the General Management Plan process. This series also contains related reports that were completed and reviewed prior to the implementation of the GMP.

 

Container List


Box 1

SERIES I: SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE FILES, 1991-1999, undated

SUBSERIES A: PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE FILES, 1995-1997, undated

Folder 1: Alley Friend Architects, 1996
Folder 2: American Friends Society, October 1995
Folder 3: Tom Appelquist, September 1996
Folder 4: Edmund Bacon, November 1996
Folder 5: Edmund Bacon, October 1996
Folder 6: Edmund Bacon, November 1995
Folder 7: Community letter about Bacon, October 1995
Folder 8: Bo Bartlett, November 1995
Folder 9: Penelope Batcheler, November 1995
Folder 10: Dorothea Bater, January 1996
Folder 11: Dwight Betchel, November 1995
Folder 12: William Becker, November 1996
Folder 13: Professor Richard Beeman, January 1996
Folder 14: Jim Beley, December 1995
Folder 15: Harry Belinger, August 1997
Folder 16: Joseph Benischeck, October 1996
Folder 17: Professor Mildred Berg, October 1995
Folder 18: L. Clarke Blynn, January 1995
Folder 19: Jean Bodine, November 1995
Folder 20: Robert Brasler, January 1996
Folder 21: Helen Braun, November 1995
Folder 22: David Brownlee, November 1996
Folder 23: Melvin Buckman, May 1996
Folder 24: Winchell Carroll, November 1996
Folder 25: Heather Clark, November 1996
Folder 26: Leon Clemmer, September 1996
Folder 27: Jim Conklin, October 1995
Folder 28: Richard H. Corson, September 1995
Folder 29: John Cotter, September 1997
Folder 30: R. Mitchell Deighan, November 1995
Folder 31: William Dougherty, undated
Folder 32: Harris Eckstut, April 1996
Folder 33: Stuart Feldman, October 1995
Folder 34: Honorable John Fox, February 1996
Folder 35: Sandra Garz, September 1995
Folder 36: Patrick Gillespie, October 1995
Folder 37: Dr. Brent Glass, September 1996
Folder 38: Henry Glover, November 1995
Folder 39: Alison Graham, September 1996
Folder 40: Janet Haas, August 1996
Folder 41: Robert Hanna, August 1996
Folder 42: Patti Harris, May 1996
Folder 43: Michael Harwood, September 1995
Folder 44: Paul Heymann, November 1995
Folder 45: Alvin Holm, November 1996
Folder 46: Mary Huhn, October 1995
Folder 47: Daniel Jordan, September 1995
Folder 48: Alan Johnson, 1996
Folder 49: Kenneth Kaiserman, September 1996
Folder 50: Barbara Kaplan, November 1995
Folder 51: David Kimball, November 1995
Folder 52: Kise, Franks & Straw, September 1997
Folder 53: Barbara Kutz, undated
Folder 54: Edward Lawler, October 1996
Folder 55: John Lawson, October 1996
Folder 56: William Leatherbee, October 1996
Folder 57: Representative Marie Lederer, October 1996
Folder 58: Lehman, Daly, Morales, November 1995
Folder 59: Ronald Levine, September 1995
Folder 60: Paul Levy, September 1996
Folder 61: Scott Maits, January 1996
Folder 62: Michael Malley, September 1996
Folder 63: Mrs. Graham Marx, October 1995
Folder 64: Richard Moe, November 1995
Folder 65: Eleanor Morris, undated
Folder 66: Richard Ostrander, October 1995
Folder 67: Liz Price, November 1995
Folder 68: V. Rapone, November 1995
Folder 69: Dianne Reid, September 1996
Folder 70: Runyan and Runyan Associates, September 1995
Folder 71: Mayor Ed Rendell, October 1996
Folder 72: William Roberts, September 1996
Folder 73: Rev. John Scott, April 1996
Folder 74: Robyn Selvin, October 1995
Folder 75: Senator Arlen Specter, January 1996
Folder 76: Roy Shapiro, 1996
Folder 77: Mark Stone, December 1996
Folder 78: Evelyn Swimmer, October 1995
Folder 79: Stanley Taralia, November 1995
Folder 80: Trezza and Belinger, August 1995
Folder 81: G. Tully Vaughan, November 1995
Folder 82: James Williams, November 1995
Folder 83: Frank Wiese, October 1996
Folder 84: Eileen Woodford, November 1995
Folder 85: Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc., November 1995
Folder 86: Cecilia Yep, November 1995
Folder 87: Rose Zurkan, September 1995
 

SUBSERIES B: GENERAL RECORDS, 1991-1999, undated
(Additional materials can be found in Drawer 167)

Box 2

Folder 1: Mailing list information, 1994-1995
Folder 2: Public comment mail-in responses, 1993
Folder 3: Public comment mail-in responses, 1994
Folder 4: Public comment mail-in responses, 1993
Folder 5: Public comment mail-in responses, 1993-1994
Folder 6: Public comment mail-in responses, 1993-1994
Folder 7: Draft Amendment to Development Concept Plan, undated
Folder 8: Public comments, 1995
Folder 9: Announcement of public meetings, October 1995
Folder 10: Comment letters on newsletter, 1995
Folder 11: Comment letters on Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, August 1995
Folder 12: Public comment period – business and citizen concerns, November 1995
Folder 13: Public comment period – business and citizen concerns, November 1995
Folder 14: Preferred Alternatives for Independence Mall, 1995
Folder 15: Correspondence from City of Philadelphia officials, August 1995
Folder 16: Correspondence from City of Philadelphia officials, November 1995
Folder 17: Correspondence from Pennsylvania State officials, June 1995
Folder 18: Visitor survey results, 1994

Box 3

Folder 1: Public comment forms, 1996
Folder 2: Public comment forms, 1996
Folder 3: Public comment forms, 1996
Folder 4: Public comment forms, 1996
Folder 5: Public comment forms, 1996
Folder 6: Public comment forms, 1996
Folder 7: Correspondence regarding the completion of the General Management Plan, 1997
Folder 8: Correspondence regarding the completion of the General Management Plan, 1997
Folder 9: Scoping newsletter results, 1993
Folder 10: Draft response to Mayor Rendell regarding partnership with the City of Philadelphia, 1994
Folder 11: Draft notes for Newsletter Number 5, 1996
Folder 12: Draft notes for Newsletter Number 5, 1996
Folder 13: Betsy Ross documentation, 1996
Folder 14: Confirmation for City of Philadelphia building permits, May 1995
Folder 15: Public comment letters, 1993-1997

Box 4

Folder 1: Public comment letters, 1993-1997
Folder 2: Public comment letters, 1993-1997
Folder 3: Public comment letters, 1993-1997
Folder 4: Dave Dame consultant file, 1997
Folder 5: Independence National Historical Park Interpretive Plan and Tour Draft, 1994
Folder 6: Preliminary planning for the General Management Plan, 1993
Folder 7: Response to the six Alternatives, 1995
Folder 8: Televised Town Meeting, September 1994
Folder 9: Public Involvement Strategy, 1994
Folder 10: General Management Plan workshops, 1994
Folder 11: Workshop information, April 1995
Folder 12: Public meeting responses, January 1995
Folder 13: Correspondence regarding preliminary planning and the Draft General Management Plan, 1994-1995
Folder 14: Draft Project Agreement with Denver Service Center, November 1995
Folder 15: Summary of Actions for the General Management Plan sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, March 1997
Folder 16: Public relations and the General Management Plan, May-October1995
Folder 17: Comments from Denver Service Center, August 1995
Folder 18: Alternative Plan correspondence, December 1994

Box 5

Folder 1: Press briefing, September 1996
Folder 2: Press conference, September 1996
Folder 3: Meeting with Director Kennedy, August 1996
Folder 4: Meeting with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Forum, April 1996
Folder 5: Meeting with Director Kennedy, June 1995
Folder 6: Meeting roundtable review, June 1995
Folder 7: Meetings – Walkabout, April 1995
Folder 8: Research for Director Kennedy, August 1996
Folder 9: Meeting with Russell Cook – "Philadelphia Inquirer", June 1996
Folder 10: Questions from the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee, April 1995
Folder 11: Public meetings [includes 7 audiocassette tapes], September 1996
Folder 12: Briefing for Assistant Secretary Frampton, July 1995
Folder 13: Correspondence between Congressman Foglietta and Governor Ridge regarding state funding, 1995
Folder 14: Briefing statement, November 1995
Folder 15: Congressman Foglietta's letter to the House of Representatives Committee of the Interior regarding funding, 1996
Folder 16: Grant of funding from Congressman Foglietta, 1996
Folder 17: Press conference regarding the Thomas Chalkley Journal, July 1994
Folder 18: Partnership with the City of Philadelphia, January 1994
Folder 19: Briefing Paper on Independence National Historical Park Restoration of Planning and Construction Dollars for Exhibits in the East and West Wings of Independence Hall and Providing Accessibility to All Independence Square Buildings, December 1994
Folder 20: The Potential of State Funding for a Visitor Orientation Center and Independence Mall: Briefing for Congressman Thomas Foglietta, November 1995
Folder 21: Correspondence between Senator Specter and the Office of Management and Budget regarding funding for Independence Mall, December 1998
Folder 22: Meeting with Director Kennedy and Mayor Rendell, July 1994
Folder 23: Briefings for Director Kennedy, January 1996
Folder 24: Briefing paper on Independence Mall, September 1997
Folder 25: Meeting with Senator Santorum, March 1998
Folder 26: Meeting with J. Craig Crutchfield, July 1998
Folder 27: Briefing paper on the Final General Management Plan, January 1998
Folder 28: Briefing materials for Jim Pipkin regarding the Independence Mall land transfer, January 1998
Folder 29: Senator Borski's letter for funding, February 1998
Folder 30: Correspondence with Maryann Lawler regarding funding, March 1998
Folder 31: Funding and newspaper clippings regarding Independence Mall, January 1998
Folder 32: Meeting with Dennis Galvin, September 1998
Folder 33: Congressional testimony regarding the Gateway Visitor Center, July 1998
Folder 34: Correspondence with Dennis Galvin regarding funding, January 1998
Folder 35: Correspondence regarding the Gateway Visitor Center, 1998

Box 6

Folder 1: Questions from the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee, April 1998
Folder 2: Funding sources for Independence Mall, February 1999
Folder 3: Briefing materials sent to Director Stanton, August 1998
Folder 4: Congressional hearing preparation – questions for Director Stanton, March 1999
Folder 5: Meeting with Dennis Galvin, November 1998
Folder 6: Meetings in Washington D.C., February 1998
Folder 7: Planning and implementation of the General Management Plan, 1993-1998
Folder 8: Relocation of the PECO substation, 1997-1998
Folder 9: Correspondence with Mayor Rendell requesting a business plan, April 1994
Folder 10: Correspondence with Mayor Rendell regarding Independence Hall tower scaffolding, 1997
Folder 11: Meetings regarding the Gateway Visitor Center, 1997
Folder 12: Correspondence from Edmund Bacon regarding the trees on Independence Mall, June 1998
Folder 13: Correspondence from Edmund Bacon to Representative Regula, June 1998
Folder 14: Correspondence regarding the National Constitution Center and the Gateway Visitor Center, 1996
Folder 15: Transportation – Trolleys, May 1997
Folder 16: Independence Mall urban design principles, August 1996
Folder 17: Transportation – Trolleys, March 1999
Folder 18: Transportation – SEPTA bus stop, May 1999
Folder 19: Transportation – Parking garage, 1996-1998
Folder 20: Transportation – Parking garage, November 1998-January 1999
Folder 21: Transportation – Pedestrian walkway and Chestnut Street closure, 1996-1998
Folder 22: Transportation – Chestnut Street improvements, 1999

Box 7

Folder 1: Partnership – Correspondence between the Pew Charitable Trusts and Governor Ridge, November 1995
Folder 2: Partnership – News articles regarding the Pew Charitable Trusts, 1996-1999
Folder 3: Partnership – Correspondence with the Pew Charitable Trusts, 1998
Folder 4: News clippings – Preservation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, 1998
Folder 5: Correspondence regarding funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts, October-December 1994
Folder 6: Partnership – Press release, the Pew Charitable Trusts, July 1997
Folder 7: Partnership – Press conference, the Pew Charitable Trusts, July 1996
Folder 8: Gateway Visitor Center, 1996-1997
Folder 9: Meetings – The Pew Charitable Trusts, the National Park Service, and Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc., 1996
Folder 10: Partnership – Annenberg donation, January 1998
Folder 11: Correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding tourism, 1995-1997
Folder 12: Partnership – Gateway Visitor Center Agreement and related correspondence, 1995- 1996
Folder 13: Land transfer from the State of Pennsylvania to Independence National Historical Park, 1999
Folder 14: Land transfer from the State of Pennsylvania to Independence National Historical Park, 1994-1997
Folder 15: Land transfer from the State of Pennsylvania to Independence National Historical Park, 1997-1999
Folder 16: Correspondence regarding land transfer from the State of Pennsylvania to Independence National Historical Park, 1996-1997
Folder 17: Briefing materials regarding Independence Square and Independence Mall land issues, June 1997
Folder 18: Lease Agreement and renewal for Independence Mall, 1998
Folder 19: Additional Tourism – Pennsylvania Historical Center, 1993-1994
Folder 20: Additional Tourism – Pennsylvania Historical Center, 1993-1997

Box 8

Folder 1: Additional Tourism – Military Museum, 1995
Folder 2: Additional Tourism – New Courthouse, 1994-1995
Folder 3: Additional Tourism – Green Space Legacy, 1995
Folder 4: Additional Tourism – Mitchell/Giurgola Architects (MGA Partners), 1993-1994
Folder 5: Additional Tourism – LDR Urban Design Planning, 1994
Folder 6: Additional Tourism – Verdin Company Design Proposal, 1994
Folder 7: Initial Planning – Gefvert Associates Development Plan, 1992
Folder 8: Additional Tourism – Development of Market Street East, 1994-1995
Folder 9: Additional Tourism – Off Broad Street East proposal, July 1996
Folder 10: Additional Tourism – "Spotlight on the Schuylkill", October 1994
Folder 11: Additional Tourism – Development for the Avenue of the Arts, 1992-1994
Folder 12: Additional Tourism – Avenue of American History, 1994
Folder 13: Correspondence regarding the Independence Mall competition, 1993-1994
Folder 14: Correspondence regarding the Interpretive Program review, 1994-1995
Folder 15: Correspondence regarding the Interpretive Media Plan, June 1995
Folder 16: Correspondence regarding the General Management Plan Draft request, September-November 1995
Folder 17: Interpretive Review Team panel discussions, 1995
Folder 18: Correspondence – Movie at the Gateway Visitor Center, 1994-1995

Box 9

Folder 1: Correspondence – Response to Independence National Historical Park design proposals, 1994
Folder 2: Correspondence – Interpretive Review Team, February 1995
Folder 3: Correspondence – Utility Improvement Project, June 1995
Folder 4: Robert Morris and Nicholas Biddle, 1995-1996
Folder 5: National Constitution Center themes, 1995
Folder 6: Interpretive Prospectus Team, 1993
Folder 7: Historic Philadelphia Inc. first season, 1994
Folder 8: Historic Philadelphia Inc. first season, 1994
Folder 9: Historic Philadelphia Inc., 1997
Folder 10: Historic Philadelphia Inc., 1998
Folder 11: Historic Philadelphia Inc. program assessment, 1996
Folder 12: Historic Philadelphia Inc., 1996

Box 10

Folder 1: Historic Philadelphia Inc., 1995
Folder 2: Sound and Light – Proposal for Lights of Liberty, 1998
Folder 3: Correspondence – Sound and Light and Historic Philadelphia Inc., 1998
Folder 4: Correspondence – Sound and Light, 1998
Folder 5: Sound and Light proposal for Lights of Liberty, 1997-1998
Folder 6: Sound and Light briefing paper, 1997
Folder 7: Correspondence – Sound and Light, Historic Philadelphia Inc., and the National Park Service, 1997-1998
Folder 8: Sound and Light initial planning, 1997-1998
Folder 9: Sound and Light planning, 1997
Folder 10: Sound and Light proposal, 1995
Folder 11: Correspondence – Sound and Light, 1996
Folder 12: Correspondence – Sound and Light, 1996

Box 11
Folder 1: Sound and Light briefing (Version 3), 1997
Folder 2: Washington Square paving, 1996
Folder 3: Washington Square planning, 1995
Folder 4: Correspondence regarding Washington Square, 1997
Folder 5: Washington Square news articles, 1994-1998
Folder 6: Washington Square funding proposals, 1994
Folder 7: Washington Square site planning, 1993
Folder 8: Washington Square Memorandum of Understanding, 1991
Folder 9: Newspaper clippings, 1994
Folder 10: Briefing paper on the National Constitution Center, June 1997
Folder 11: Briefing paper on the Sound and Light program, June 1997
Folder 12: Briefing materials regarding Independence Square and Independence Mall land issues, June 1997
Folder 13: Correspondence regarding the development process, 1994
Folder 14: Public involvement, 1993-1994

Box 12

Folder 1: Public involvement, 1993-1994
Folder 2: WHYY workshops, July 1994
Folder 3: General Management Plan background information, 1993-1994
Folder 4: Dennis Reidenbach – Correspondence regarding the Draft General Management Plan, 1995
Folder 5: Dennis Reidenbach – Correspondence regarding General Management Plan development and completion, 1995
Folder 6: Dennis Reidenbach – General Management Plan comment letters, 1995
Folder 7: Dennis Reidenbach – Announcement of upcoming Draft General Management Plan, 1995
Folder 8: Dennis Reidenbach – General Management Plan comment letters from Edmund Bacon, 1995
Folder 9: Dennis Reidenbach – General Management Plan comment letters on draft, 1995
Folder 10: Dennis Reidenbach – Meetings with Director Kennedy, 1996
Folder 11: Dennis Reidenbach – Correspondence regarding Alternative E, 1995
Folder 12: Dennis Reidenbach – Planning, 1994
Folder 13: Dennis Reidenbach – Meeting in Washington D.C. with Director Kennedy, December 1994
Folder 14: Dennis Reidenbach – Meeting in Washington D.C. with Director Kennedy, December 1994
Folder 15: Dennis Reidenbach – Program review meeting with Denver Service Center, March 1995
Folder 16: Dennis Reidenbach – Costs, 1994
Folder 17: Dennis Reidenbach – Flag proposal, March 1995
Folder 18: Dennis Reidenbach – Additional tourism, Pennsylvania Historical Center, November 1993
Folder 19: Dennis Reidenbach – Additional tourism, Avenue of American History, 1994
Folder 20: Dennis Reidenbach – Correspondence regarding Robert Morris, 1995
Folder 21: Dennis Reidenbach – Comments on interpretive themes, March 1995

Box 13

Folder 1: Dennis Reidenbach – Invitational forum on History Centers, May 1995
Folder 2: Briefing statement to Secretary Babbitt, January 1995
Folder 3: Dennis Reidenbach – Urban design themes, undated
Folder 4: Dennis Reidenbach – Construction of a new courthouse, January 1995
Folder 5: Dennis Reidenbach – Summary of Fiscal Year 1994 Mid-Atlantic Region Park Planning Program, 1994
Folder 6: Dennis Reidenbach – Marketing strategy for Old Philadelphia, 1993
Folder 7: Dennis Reidenbach – Correspondence regarding National Constitution Center walkabout, 1995
Folder 8: Dennis Reidenbach – Planning, 1994
Folder 9: Dennis Reidenbach – Planning for the General Management Plan, 1993-1994
Folder 10: Dennis Reidenbach – Alternative proposals, 1994

Box 14

Folder 1: Dennis Reidenbach – General Management Plan concept development, 1994
Folder 2: Dennis Reidenbach – Planning for the General Management plan, 1994
Folder 3: Dennis Reidenbach – "A Vision for Independence Park", proposal, April 1995
Folder 4: Dennis Reidenbach – Lease Agreement with the Junior League, 1994
Folder 5: Dennis Reidenbach – Planning for the General Management Plan, 1994
Folder 6: Dennis Reidenbach – Draft Cultural Landscape Report of Independence Square, October 1994
Folder 7: Dennis Reidenbach – Newsletter questions, 1993
Folder 8: Dennis Reidenbach – Release of information regarding the draft of the Environmental Impact Statement, 1994
Folder 9: Dennis Reidenbach – Interpretive Prospectus, August 1995
Folder 10: Dennis Reidenbach – Consultation with Richard Weinstein, October 1994
Folder 11: Dennis Reidenbach – Transportation, 1995
Folder 12: Dennis Reidenbach – Visitor Utilization Study, October 1994
Folder 13: Dennis Reidenbach – Regional Statement for Management for Independence National Historical Park, July 1993

Box 15

Folder 1: Dennis Reidenbach – News articles, 1996-1998
Folder 2: Partnership implementation of the General Management Plan, 1997
Folder 3: Pew Charitable Trusts contract award, January 1996
Folder 4: Pew Charitable Trusts post-contract award, 1996
Folder 5: Correspondence regarding General Management Plan implementation, 1996
Folder 6: Correspondence regarding planning, draft, and final General Management Plan, 1995- 1997
Folder 7: Martha Aikens planning and notes for General Management Plan, 1995-1997
Folder 8: Staff meeting handouts, 1996
Folder 9: Record of Decision, April 1997
 
Box 16

SERIES II: PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE (PAO) FILES, 1993-1998, undated
(Additional materials can be found in Drawer 167)

Folder 1: News clippings, 1994-1998
Folder 2: Interpretive Plan themes, 1993-1995
Folder 3: Planning and completion information, 1993-1997
Folder 4: Draft Alternatives concepts and comments, 1994
Folder 5: Alternative E and announcement of preference, 1995
Folder 6: Statistics regarding special events, 1994
Folder 7: Press releases, 1993-1994
Folder 8: Press conferences regarding the Agreement between the National Park Service and the City of Philadelphia for cooperation on the General Management Plan, May 1994
Folder 9: Workshops, June 1994
Folder 10: Public meeting invitation, October 1994
Folder 11: Workshops, September 1994
Folder 12: Workshops, October 1994
Folder 13: Working group meetings and walkabouts, 1994-1995
Folder 14: Televised Town Meeting, September 1994
Folder 15: Announcement of Alternatives, 1995

Box 17

Folder 1: Public meetings, October 1995
Folder 2: Comments from City of Philadelphia officials, 1994-1997
Folder 3: Comments from government officials, 1995
Folder 4: Public comments, 1994-1995
Folder 5: Public comments, 1995-1996
Folder 6: Public comments, 1996-1997
Folder 7: Public and intra-park service comments, 1995
Folder 8: Correspondence regarding planning of the General Management Plan, 1994-1996
Folder 9: Media plans for the General Management Plan, 1994-1995
Folder 10: Press briefing by Ann Marie DiSerafino, September 1996
Folder 11: Press kits, September 1996
Folder 12: Press kits, September 1997
Folder 13: Public meetings, September 1996
Folder 14: Supplemental Draft and Environmental Impact Statement, 1995-1996
Folder 15: Correspondence regarding planning of the General Management Plan, 1994-1995
Folder 16: Traffic Operations Study of the closure of the 500 Block of Chestnut Street, 1994
Folder 17: General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement scoping newsletter results, August 1993
Folder 18: Visitor surveys, August 1994
Folder 19: Draft fundraising strategy, May 1996

Box 18

Folder 1: Gateway Visitor Center and Pew involvement, 1994-1996
Folder 2: Independence Park Institute, 1995-1996
Folder 3: National Constitution Center, 1994-1997
Folder 4: Correspondence regarding the National Constitution Center, 1994-1997
Folder 5: Mailing lists, 1995-1996
Folder 6: Correspondence regarding Pew Charitable Trusts, 1995-1996
Folder 7: Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc., 1996
Folder 8: Slides of public workshops, June 1994
Folder 9: Audio tapes – Interviews (WHYY) with Edmund Bacon, Martha Aikens, and Ann Marie DiSerafino and comment tapes from the first public comment period, 1994
 

SERIES III: DEIRDRE GIBSON (PROGRAM MANAGER FOR PARK PLANNING AND SPECIAL RESOURCE STUDIES) FILES, 1993-1996, undated

Folder 10: Correspondence regarding planning for the General Management Plan, March-June 1994
Folder 11: Correspondence regarding planning for the General Management Plan, July-December 1994
Folder 12: Correspondence regarding planning for the General Management Plan, January-March 1995
Folder 13: Correspondence regarding planning for the General Management Plan, April-December 1995
Folder 14: Correspondence regarding planning for the General Management Plan, January-August 1996

Box 19

Folder 1: Correspondence regarding public comments, January-April 1995
Folder 2: Correspondence regarding the National Constitution Center, September-December 1994
Folder 3: Correspondence regarding the National Constitution Center, January 1995
Folder 4: Correspondence regarding the National Constitution Center, February 1995
Folder 5: Correspondence regarding the National Constitution Center, March 1995-March 1996
Folder 6: Correspondence regarding planning for the Draft General Management Plan, November 1993-February 1994
Folder 7: Correspondence regarding Draft and Final General Management Plan, 1995-1996
Folder 8: General Management Plan phone responses, January 1995
Folder 9: Independence National Historical Park General Management Plan workshop comments, 1995
Folder 10: Independence Mall proposals, 1996
Folder 11: Research articles for the General Management Plan regarding the Fairmount Park Art Association, undated
Folder 12: Research articles for the General Management Plan, "The Sky Line; Philadelphia and Historic Philadelphia", undated
Folder 13: Research articles for the General Management Plan regarding interviews with Edmund Bacon, undated
Folder 14: Research articles for the General Management Plan, description for Independence National Historical Park National Register Form, undated
Folder 15: Research articles for the General Management Plan regarding Friends of Independence National Historical Park and architects in the park, undated
Folder 16: Research articles for the General Management Plan regarding Independence Mall, undated
Folder 17: Research articles for the General Management Plan regarding City of Philadelphia ordinances and House of Representatives hearings on public lands, undated
Folder 18: Research articles for the General Management Plan regarding Independence Mall, undated
Folder 19: Philadelphia City Planning Commission "Destination Philadelphia" booklet, February 1993
Folder 20: Photographs and negatives of public workshops, June 1994
Folder 21: Photographs and negatives of public workshops, June-September 1994
Folder 22: Photographs of public workshops, September 1994
Folder 23: Photographs and negatives of public workshops, September 1994
Folder 24: Photographs for color Newsletter No. 4, September 1995
Folder 25: Photographs for color Newsletter No. 4, September 1995
Folder 26: Photographs, undated
Folder 27: Photographs, undated
Folder 28: Photographs and negatives, undated
 
Box 20

SERIES IV: DAVID HOLLENBERG (ASSOCIATE REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT) FILES, 1993-1997


Folder 1: Briefing materials for Martha Aikens, 1995-1997
Folder 2: Independence Mall design competition, 1993-1994
Folder 3: Correspondence from Edmund Bacon, 1995
Folder 4: Planning process, 1993-1995
Folder 5: Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, October 1995
Folder 6: Draft and notes of Memorandum of Agreement between the National Park Service and the Pew Charitable Trusts, December 1995
Folder 7: Planning for the Gateway Visitor Center, October-December 1995

SERIES V: ASSOCIATED NEWSLETTERS AND REPORTS, 1993-1997, undated

Folder 8: Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement. National Park Service, February 1997
Folder 9: Addendum Analysis of Impacts of Chestnut Street Closure at Independence Hall. National Park Service, June 1996
Folder 10: Analysis of Impacts of Chestnut Street Closure at Independence Hall. National Park Service, April 1995

Box 21

Folder 1: Draft Environmental Assessment: Rehabilitation and Improvement of Utilities. National Park Service, January 1994
Folder 2: Draft General Management Plan/Environment Impact Statement. National Park Service, CRBIB #407028, June 1995
Folder 3: Draft General Management Plan/Environment Impact Statement. National Park Service, CRBIB #403139, August 1995
Folder 4: General Management Plan. National Park Service, June 1997
Folder 5: General Management Plan Newsletters 1-5, General Management Plan, 1993-1996
Folder 6: Interpretive Media Plan (Draft). National Park Service, 1995
Folder 7: Interpretive Program Review. National Park Service, August 1995
Folder 8: National Constitution Center Feasibility Study. National Constitution Center, CRBIB #407102, undated
Folder 9: Traffic Data and Analysis Final Report. Orth-Rodgers & Associates, Inc., February 1995
Folder 10: Traffic Data and Analysis Technical Appendix. Orth-Rodgers & Associates, Inc., May 1996
Folder 11: Visitor Utilization Study. Alan Graefe, John Confer, and Hans Vogelsong for Vitetta Group, September 1995

Oversize Materials

Drawer 167

Series I: Superintendent's Office Files
Presentation materials, 1996

Series II: Public Affairs Office (PAO) Files
Planning and Environmental Impact Statement presentation timeline, undated
 

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