Finding Aid -- Independence Hall Association Records

The Independence Hall Association Records document the years 1906-1962 and undated (bulk dates: 1940-1944). The bulk of the collection was created by David Knickerbacker Boyd, the Association's first executive secretary. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Boyd's successor, Elizabeth Boyd Borie.
Catalog Number: 4337
 
 

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History

The Independence Hall Association (IHA) was formed in July 1942 as an extension of the Committee on Preservation of Historic Buildings of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution. Prior to the formation of the IHA, there had been periodic attempts to preserve the historic buildings surrounding Independence Hall. With the outbreak of World War II, however, the threat of aerial warfare inspired a new movement to protect the historic buildings in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood. The Committee on Preservation of Historic Buildings was created in December 1941 to study methods for protecting these structures in wartime. Judge Edwin O. Lewis (1879-1974), president of the Sons, and David Knickerbacker Boyd (1872-1944), chairman of the committee, were key figures in the process. Over the course of a few months, Boyd organized four subcommittees and enlisted the aid of several individuals from the architectural and historical community. It soon became apparent that the scope of work was too great for an individual hereditary organization to coordinate. The committee had a long-term view of historic preservation that required government assistance as well as the support of several different patriotic, historical, and hereditary societies. The Sons, however, were averse to taking an active and possibly partisan role in lobbying for government aid. When the committee was asked to sponsor and promote a Congressional bill to make Independence Hall a national park, the Sons made the decision to disband the committee. In May1942, the Sons accepted the committee's report to the annual meeting, thanked everyone for their hard work, and dissolved the group.

Formally freed from the Sons of the Revolution, Judge Lewis and D. Knickerbacker Boyd quickly moved to form a new organization to carry on the work of the Sons' committee. On May 21, 1942, Boyd organized an informal meeting of the former committee members to discuss "various possibilities for further protecting the Historical Buildings of Philadelphia and for planning in advance for developing open areas in the vicinity of Independence Hall, Carpenters' Hall, and the Old Custom House and adjacent Shrines of National importance." At the meeting, the former committee members decided to call a public gathering in June to discuss their preservation goals with over 250 civic, hereditary, historical, and patriotic organizations. At this meeting a firm commitment was made to create a new association dedicated to the preservation of the historic eighteenth century buildings in Old City, Philadelphia. The Independence Hall Association was formally founded on July 4, 1942.

The newly-minted IHA was quick to mobilize the historical, architectural, and patriotic community in Philadelphia. Edwin O. Lewis was chosen as the new president and D. Knickerbacker Boyd as the executive secretary. Boyd was an architect who had been involved with plans to create a small park across the street from Independence Hall in 1915. Boyd was active in the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and had a great interest in historical buildings. He brought his extensive technical knowledge of architecture to the table, as well as decades' worth of contacts within the preservation field. With his practice suffering from Philadelphia's depressed construction market, Boyd was able to dedicate his substantial resources – including his office staff – to the Association. He was instrumental in coordinating the large solicitations that helped get the IHA started. Boyd also served as communication nexus for the various individuals involved with the Association, many of whom were the leaders of Philadelphia's major cultural institutions.

The primary goal of the Independence Hall Association in the 1940s was the creation of Independence National Historical Park. The Association worked tirelessly throughout the war to promote the preservation of Independence Hall and the historic sites of Old City. Though they faced a preoccupied federal government's reluctance to create a new national park in wartime, they did successfully persuade President Roosevelt to lift his moratorium on national historical site designations in 1943. They also managed to negotiate an agreement between the City of Philadelphia, who owned Independence Hall, and the National Park Service regarding the building's care. Headed by Philadelphia architect Roy F. Larsen (1893-1973), the Association's Design Committee developed several plans to create a large open park with grass and trees connecting Independence Hall with other historic sites in the neighborhood. The plan's open space aesthetic reflected the preference of many IHA members, and especially Judge Lewis, who vigorously championed his vision during the planning phases of the park.

After the death of D. Knickerbacker Boyd in February 1944, Judge Lewis took over the active responsibilities of the Association. Throughout the late 1940s and 1950s, the IHA was primarily occupied with lobbying both state and federal governments for funding to plan the new park. They were also interested in the revitalization of the Old City neighborhood, which had been heavily commercial since the end of the nineteenth century. Judge Lewis, who served as president of the IHA from 1942-1967, organized most of the association's efforts during this period. Judge Lewis was also chosen to serve as the chair of the Philadelphia National Shrines Park Commission, created by Congress to draw up the plans for the new national park, as well as the Advisory Commission of Independence National Historical Park. Serving in these capacities, Judge Lewis was able to exert considerable influence and guide park planning to coincide with the Association's goals.

Once the park was established, the Independence Hall Association expanded its interests to include the broader historical community in Philadelphia. The IHA continues to remain interested in the park's development and in the preservation of Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood.

 

Scope and Content

Independence National Historical Park Independence Hall Association Records
1906-1962 and undated (bulk dates: 1940-1944)

Catalog Number: INDE 4337

Volume: 6 LF

Description: The Independence Hall Association Records document the early years of the organization's activities and the efforts of its members to create Independence National Historical Park. The bulk of the collection was created by David Knickerbacker Boyd, the Association's first executive secretary, and includes correspondence, meeting minutes and agenda, subject files, membership information, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs, and scrapbooks. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Boyd's successor, Elizabeth Boyd Borie.
The materials in this collection span the years 1906-1962, with the bulk of the records dating from 1940-1944. Researchers should note that some of the records pre-date the creation of the Independence Hall Association.

Organization:
The Independence Hall Records are organized into eleven subseries:

  • Series I: Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Committee on Preservation of Historic Buildings
  • Series II: Corporate Materials
  • Series III: Committees
  • Series IV: Financial Records
  • Series V: Officers' Correspondence
  • Series VI: Meetings
  • Series VII: General Correspondence Subject File
  • Series VIII: Elizabeth Boyd Borie Term
  • Series IX: Membership
  • Series X: Photographs
  • Series XI: Scrapbooks


Restrictions: No

Associated Materials:
Independence National Historical Park Archives:

  • Edwin O. Lewis Papers
  • Isidor Ostroff Papers
 

Hierarchy

Series I: Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, Committee on Preservation of Historic Buildings, 1940-1942
Series II: Corporate Materials, 1942-1944
Series III: Committees, 1942-1944
Series IV: Financial Records, 1942-1945
Series V: Officers' Correspondence, 1942-1944
Series VI: Meetings, 1942-1944
Series VII: General Correspondence Subject Files, 1906-1944, undated
Series VIII: Elizabeth Boyd Borie Term, 1942-1953, 1962
Series IX: Membership, circa 1942-1945
Series X: Photographs, 1943, undated
Series XI: Scrapbooks, 1908-1956

 

Series Descriptions

Series I: Pennsylvania Society Of The Sons Of The Revolution, Committee On Preservation Of Historic Buildings, 1940-1942
This series is arranged variously by subject, and thereunder chronologically.
This series contains the records of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution Committee on Preservation of Historic Buildings, precursor to the Independence Hall Association. These records relate to the creation of the IHA, and include correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes and agenda, and general subject files.

Series II: Corporate Materials, 1942-1944
This series contains the charter and by-laws of the Independence Hall Association.

Series III: Committees, 1942-1944
This series is arranged variously by subject, and thereunder chronologically.
This series contains the records of the various committees and sub-committees of the Independence Hall Association. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, membership recruitment documentation, status reports, and administrative files. The bulk of the records were created by the IHA's Finance Committee and Membership Committee.

Series IV: Financial Records, 1942-1945
This series is arranged alphabetically.
This series contains the early financial records of the Independence Hall Association. Materials include bills, checks, receipts, reports, and warrant book stubs.

Series V: Officers' Correspondence, 1942-1944
This series is arranged alphabetically, and thereunder chronologically.
This series contains correspondence between the officers of the Independence Hall Association, as well as letters sent to outside individuals and organizations. Officers represented include President Edwin O. Lewis, Executive Secretary David Knickerbacker Boyd, Treasurer Joseph F. Stockwell, and Vice Presidents Roy F. Larson, William E. Lingelbach, and Francis A. Wister. This series also includes financial documentation and newspaper clippings. Much of the correspondence relates to the earliest days of the organization.

Series VII: General Correspondence Subject Files, 1906-1944, undated
This series is arranged alphabetically, and thereunder chronologically. In some instances, correspondence has been organized according to its letter designation.
This series forms the bulk of the collection, and contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to a variety of subjects. In addition to correspondence with individuals and government officials, this series contains the IHA's files on museums, local historical organizations, historic buildings and monuments, exhibits, and Philadelphia history, as well as invitations to special events. Researchers should also note that some of the records, particularly those related to city planning, represent D. Knickerbacker Boyd's own professional papers.

Series VIII: Elizabeth Boyd Borie Term, 1942-1953, 1962
This series is arranged chronologically.
This series contains correspondence related to Elizabeth Boyd Borie's term as executive secretary of the IHA following D. Knickerbacker's Boyd's death in 1944.

Series IX: Membership, circa 1942-1945
This series contains the IHA's membership card file. The card file is arranged alphabetically.

Series X: Photographs, 1943, undated
This series is organized alphabetically.
This series contains photographs of the Independence Hall Association, its members and events. Photographs document the unveiling of the plan for the American Philosophical Society building, an exhibit at Independence Hall, and demolition on Independence Mall. There are also two notable photographs, one of executive secretary D. Knickerbacker Boyd and another that includes many members of the IHA.

Series XI: Scrapbooks, 1908-1956
This series is arranged chronologically.
This series contains three scrapbooks that depict the history of the Independence Hall Association. They were created by D. Knickerbacker Boyd and given to Edwin O. Lewis upon Knickerbacker's death. Some of the material in the scrapbook pre-dates the creation of the IHA.

 

Container List


SERIES I: PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION, COMMITTEE ON PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS, 1940-1942

Box 1

Folder 1: Sub-Committee on Churches, 1940-1942
Folder 2: Sub-Committee on Churches – Minutes, January-March 1942
Folder 3: Sub-Committee on Historic Structures, February-May 1942
Folder 4: Sub-Committee on Independence Hall Group – Meeting with Building Owners and Managers Association of Philadelphia, 1942
Folder 5: Sub-Committee on Independence Hall Group – Minutes, 1942
Folder 6: Financial records – Bills and expenses, 1942
Folder 7: Meetings, December 1941
Folder 8: Meetings – Sub-Committee on Independence Hall Group, January 1942
Folder 9: Meetings – Sub-Committee on Churches, January 1942
Folder 10: Meetings – Sub-Committee on Independence Hall Group, March 1942
Folder 11: Meetings – Sub-Committee on Churches, March 1942
Folder 12: General correspondence, December 1941-June 1942
Folder 13: Appointments – Accepted, 1941-1942
Folder 14: Appointments – Declined, 1941-1942
Folder 15: Bureau of Fire, 1942
Folder 16: City of Philadelphia, 1942
Folder 17: Congressional reports, 1942
Folder 18: Egan, Thomas F., Jr., 1942
Folder 19: Harrison, Jeanette M., 1942
Folder 20: Haydock, Charles, 1942
Folder 21: Lewis, Edwin O., 1942
Folder 22: Lists of members, 1942
Folder 23: Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution – Correspondence, January-June 1942
Folder 24: Report to the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, April 1942

SERIES II: CORPORATE MATERIALS, 1942-1944

Folder 25: Charter and by-laws, 1942-1944

SERIES III: COMMITTEES, 1942-1944

Folder 26: Advisory Board – Recruiting members, 1942
Folder 27: Associate Board of Directors – Election of members, 1943
Folder 28: Board of Directors, 1943
Folder 29: Committee on Public Relations and Exhibits – Chairman, 1942-1943 Folder 30: Committee on Public Relations and Exhibits – Recruitment, 1942-1943 Folder 31: Committee on Public Information, 1943
Folder 32: Executive Committee, 1942-1944
Folder 33: Finance Committee, 1942
Folder 34: Finance Committee, 1943
Folder 35: Finance Committee – Appointments, 1942
Folder 36: Finance Committee – Budget mock-ups, 1942
Folder 37: Finance Committee – Chairman, Samuel Price Wetherill, 1942-1943
Folder 38: Finance Committee – Chairman, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, 1943
Folder 39: Finance Committee – Chairman, recruitment, 1943
Folder 40: Finance Committee – Membership, appointment forms, 1942
Folder 41: Finance Committee – Membership drive, 1942-1943
Folder 42: Finance Committee – Tax exempt status, 1942-1943
Folder 43: Committee on History and Planning – Sub-Committee on Historical Research, 1942- 1943
Folder 44: Committee on History and Planning – Sub-Committee on Archeology, 1942-1943
Folder 45: Joint Committee on Facts and Figures, 1942-1943
Folder 46: Membership Committee, 1942-1944
Folder 47: Membership Committee – Address changes, 1942-1943
Folder 48: Membership Committee – Chairman, Frank J. Smith, 1942-1944
Folder 49: Membership Committee – Donors and founders, proposed, 1942-1943
Folder 50: Membership Committee – Enrollments and subscriptions A-D, 1942-1944
Folder 51: Membership Committee – Enrollments and subscriptions E-H, 1942-1944
Folder 52: Membership Committee – Enrollments and subscriptions I-L, 1942-1944
Folder 53: Membership Committee – Enrollments and subscriptions M-P, 1942-1944
Folder 54: Membership Committee – Enrollments and subscriptions Q-Z, 1942-1944
Folder 55: Membership Committee – Membership campaign, returned letters, 1943
Folder 56: Membership Committee – Sponsoring organizations, 1942-1943
Folder 57: Membership Committee – Sponsoring organizations , declined, 1943
Folder 58: Membership Committee – Status reports, 1942
Folder 59: Membership Committee – Status reports, 1943-1944
Folder 60: Organizing Committee for the Independence Hall Association, June 1942
Folder 61: Research and Planning Committee, 1942-1943

SERIES IV: FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1942-1945

Folder 62: Bills and receipts, 1942-February 1943
Folder 63: Bills and receipts, March-August 1943
Folder 64: Bills and receipts, September 1943-January 1945
Folder 65: Checks – Account, Corn Exchange Bank, 1942-1943
Folder 66: Checks – Cancelled, 1942
Folder 67: Checks – Expense statements, 1942-1943
Folder 68: Checks – Office rental, 1943

 

Box 2
Folder 1: Reports for services, 1942-1944
Folder 2: Warrant book stubs, October 1942-April 1943
Folder 3: Warrant book stubs, August 1943-April 1944
Folder 4: Warrants sent to President, 1942-1944

SERIES V: OFFICERS' CORRESPONDENCE, 1942-1944

Folder 5: President, 1942-April 1943
Folder 6: President, May 1943-1944
Folder 7: President – Financial, 1942-1944
Folder 8: President – Special letter to begin the Association, 1942-1943
Folder 9: President – Special requests, 1942-1943
Folder 10: Treasurer, 1942
Folder 11: Treasurer, 1943-April 1944
Folder 12: Vice President, 1942-1944

SERIES VI: MEETINGS, 1942-1944

Folder 13: Public meeting, May 21, 1942
Folder 14: Public meeting response cards, May 21, 1942
Folder 15: Meeting – Formation of organization, June 30, 1942
Folder 16: Meeting, July 14, 1942
Folder 17: Meeting – Research and Planning Committee, August 6, 1942
Folder 18: Meeting, August 11, 1942
Folder 19: Meeting with the Mayor, August 29, 1942
Folder 20: Meeting – Public Relations Committee, September 22, 1942
Folder 21: Meeting – Executive Committee, October 8, 1942
Folder 22: Meeting – Committee on Research and Planning, October 16, 1942
Folder 23: Meeting – Finance Committee, October 30, 1942
Folder 24: Meetings with the City of Philadelphia, December 1942
Folder 25: Meeting – Committee on Finance, December 15, 1942
Folder 26: Meeting – Committee on Facts and Figures, December 16, 1942
Folder 27: Meeting – Executive Committee, December 28, 1942
Folder 28: Meeting – Master's meeting, December 29, 1942
Folder 29: Meeting with the Secretary of the Interior, April 3, 1943
Folder 30: Meeting – Executive Committee, June 1, 1943
Folder 31: Meeting – Executive Committee, June 1, 1943
Folder 32: Public meeting, September 24, 1943
Folder 33: Meeting – Executive Committee, October 7, 1943
Folder 34: Meeting, January 10, 1944
Folder 35: Meeting – Board of Directors, January 11, 1944

SERIES VII: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE SUBJECT FILES, 1906-1944, undated

Folder 36: A, 1942-1944
Folder 37: Advertising, undated
Folder 38: American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), 1943
Folder 39: American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1941-1943
Folder 40: American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter, Municipal Development Council, 1944
Folder 41: American Legion, 1942-1943
Folder 42: American Philosophical Society, 1942-1943
Folder 43: Articles, 1943 Folder 44: Atwater Kent Museum, 1943
Folder 45: B, 1942-1943
Folder 46: Baruch, Bernard M., 1942-1943
Folder 47: Bell Telephone, 1943-1944
Folder 48: Benjamin Franklin Hotel, 1943
Folder 49: Biddle, Francis, 1943
Folder 50: Boyd, David Knickerbacker – Biographical, undated
Folder 51: Boyd, David Knickerbacker – Professional, undated
Folder 52: Brumbaugh, G. Edwin, 1943
Folder 53: Burt, Struthers, 1942-1944
Folder 54: C, 1942-1943 Folder 55: Carpenters' Company, 1943
Folder 56: Carpenter, Horace T., 1943
Folder 57: Celebrations, 1943
Folder 58: Chestnut Street Association, 1943
Folder 59: Churches – Christ Church, 1943
Folder 60: Churches – Gloria Dei (Old Swedes'), 1942-1943
Folder 61: Churches – Third Presbyterian Church, 1942
Folder 62: Churches – Saint Peter's Church, 1942
Folder 63: Circulars to members, 1943
Folder 64: Citizens Council on City Planning, 1943
Folder 65: City History Society, 1943
Folder 66: City planning, 1906-1941
Folder 67: City planning, 1941-1944
Folder 68: City planning newspaper clippings [originals], 1915-1943
Folder 69: City planning newspaper clippings [photocopies], 1915-1943
Folder 70: Cohn, S. Belle, 1942-1943
Folder 71: Committee for Economic Development newspaper clippings, 1943
Folder 72: Concourse, 1941-1943
Folder 73: Congressional support, letter campaign, 1943
Folder 74: Congressmen, 1943
Folder 75: Congressmen – Hugh D. Scott, Jr., February 1942
Folder 76: Congressmen – Hugh D. Scott, Jr., March 1942-October 1943
Folder 77: Convention Bureau, 1943
Folder 78: Curtis Mall, 1942-1943
Folder 79: Curtis Publishing Company, 1943-1944
Folder 80: D, 1943
Folder 81: Declaration of Independence, 1943

 

Box 3

Folder 1: Drexel Estate, 1942-1943
Folder 2: E, 1942-1944
Folder 3: Egbert, Seneca – Plan for
Folder 4: Executive Office organization, 1943
Folder 5: Exhibits, 1942-1943
Folder 6: Exhibits – Atwater Kent Museum, 1943
Folder 7: Exhibits – Catalogue drafts, 1943
Folder 8: Exhibits – Distribution, 1943
Folder 9: Exhibits – Insurance, 1943
Folder 10: Exhibits – Objects, 1943
Folder 11: Exhibits – Preservation, undated
Folder 12: Exhibits – Publicity, undated
Folder 13: Exhibits – Related exhibits, undated
Folder 14: Exhibits – Thomas Sub-Committee, 1943
Folder 15: F, 1942-1943
Folder 16: Fairmount Park Art Association, 1942-1944
Folder 17: Flags, 1943
Folder 18: Flags – Clippings, undated
Folder 19: Fundraising letters, January-July 1943
Folder 20: Fundraising letters, August 1943
Folder 21: G, 1942-1943
Folder 22: Gates, Thomas Sovereign, 1942-1943
Folder 23: Government relations: City – Bureau of Building Inspection, 1941-1942
Folder 24: Government relations: City – City Architect, 1942
Folder 25: Government relations: City – City Council, 1942-1943
Folder 26: Government relations: City – City Council of Defense, 1941-1943
Folder 27: Government relations: City – Department of Public Safety, 1941
Folder 28: Government relations: City – Department of Public Works, Bureau of City Property, 1942-1943
Folder 29: Government relations: City – Department of Public Works, Excavations, 1943
Folder 30: Government relations: City – Mayor, 1941-1943
Folder 31: Government relations: City – Traffic engineer, 1941-1942
Folder 32: Government relations: Federal – Agreement with the City of Philadelphia, 1942-1943
Folder 33: Government relations: Federal – Department of the Interior, Secretary, 1943
Folder 34: Government relations: Federal – House of Representatives, Committee on the Public Lands, 1943-1944
Folder 35: Government relations: Federal – House of Representatives, HR 2550, James Gallagher, 1943
Folder 36: Government relations: Federal – House of Representatives, HR 6425, undated
Folder 37: Government relations: Federal – National Park Service, Director and Associate Director, 1942-February 1943
Folder 38: Government relations: Federal – National Park Service, Director and Associate Director, March-December 1943
Folder 39: Government relations: Federal – National Park Service, Herbert E. Kahler, 1943
Folder 40: Government relations: Federal – National Park Service, Francis S. Reynolds, 1943
Folder 41: Government relations: Federal – Office of Civilian Defense, 1942
Folder 42: Government relations: Federal – President, 1943
Folder 43: Government relations: State – Committee on the Conservation of Cultural Resources, 1942-1943
Folder 44: Government relations: State – Governor, 1943
Folder 45: Government relations: State – State Historian, 1942
Folder 46: Government relations: State – State Historian, 1943-1944
Folder 47: Gravell, William H., 1943-1942
Folder 48: H, 1942-1944
Folder 49: Harris Club members, 1937
Folder 50: Haydock, Charles, 1943-1944
Folder 51: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), 1929-1932
Folder 52: Historic American Buildings Survey, 1942-1943
Folder 53: Historic buildings – Architectural drawings, 1942-1943
Folder 54: Historic buildings – Correspondence, 1908, 1926-1931, 1936
Folder 55: Historic buildings – Custom House, 1939
Folder 56: Historic buildings – Custom House newspaper clippings [originals], 1940
Folder 57: Historic buildings – Custom House newspaper clippings [photocopies], 1940
Folder 58: Historic buildings – Independence Hall, 1925-1939
Folder 59: Historic buildings – Independence Hall brochures and pamphlets, undated
Folder 60: Historic buildings – Independence Hall Colonnade Plan, 1915, 1929
Folder 61: Historic buildings – Independence Hall newspaper clippings [originals], 1939-1941
Folder 62: Historic buildings – Independence Hall newspaper clippings [photocopies], 1939- 1941
Folder 63: Historic buildings – Pamphlets and brochures, undated (1 of 3)
Folder 64: Historic buildings – Pamphlets and brochures, undated (2 of 3)
Folder 65: Historic buildings – Pamphlets and brochures, undated (3 of 3)
Folder 66: Historic buildings – Photographs, undated
Folder 67: Historic monuments preservation newspaper clippings [originals], 1911-1944
Folder 68: Historic monuments preservation newspaper clippings [photocopies], 1911-1944

 

Box 4

Folder 1: Historic preservation and city planning brochures and newspaper clippings, 1915-1943
Folder 2: Historic preservation and city planning newspaper clippings [originals], undated
Folder 3: Housing, 1943-1944
Folder 4: I, 1943-1944
Folder 5: Independence Square, adjacent buildings, undated
Folder 6: Information and suggestions, 1942
Folder 7: Information packet for the Independence Hall Association, 1943
Folder 8: Insurance Company of America, 1943
Folder 9: J, 1943-1944
Folder 10: Jackson, Joseph, 1943-1944
Folder 11: Junior Historians, 1943-1944
Folder 12: K, 1942-1943
Folder 13: Koelle, William F. B., 1943
Folder 14: L, 1942-1943
Folder 15: Labor organizations – Building and Construction Trades Council, 1943
Folder 16: Labor organizations – Central Labor Union of Philadelphia and Vicinity, 1943
Folder 17: Labor organizations – Pennsylvania Federation of Labor, 1943
Folder 18: Liberty Bell, 1942-1943
Folder 19: Liberty Bell newspaper clippings [photocopies], 1922, 1942-1943
Folder 20: Liberty Bell newspaper clippings [originals], 1922, 1942-1943
Folder 21: Lowrie, Sarah, 1943-1944
Folder 22: M, 1942-1943
Folder 23: Magazines, 1942-1944
Folder 24: Martin, Sydney E., 1944
Folder 25: Montgomery, McCracken, Walker and Rhoads, 1942-1944
Folder 26: Municipal Research, Bureau of, 1942-1943
Folder 27: Murphy, Charles Abel, 1941-1943
Folder 28: Museums, undated
Folder 29: N, 1942-1943
Folder 30: Name of organization, 1942
Folder 31: Newspapers, 1942-1943
Folder 32: Newspapers – "Evening Bulletin", 1942-1943
Folder 33: Newspapers – "The Philadelphia Inquirer", 1942-1943
Folder 34: Newspapers – "The Philadelphia Record", 1943
Folder 35: News releases, 1942
Folder 36: O, 1943-1944
Folder 37: Organizations, 1942-1943
Folder 38: Organizations, list of those approached, 1942-1943
Folder 39: Ostroff, Isidor, 1942-1944
Folder 40: P, 1942-June 1943
Folder 41: P, July 1943-1944
Folder 42: Patriotic Order of the Sons of America, 1942-1943
Folder 43: Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1943-1944
Folder 44: Philadelphia Board of Trade, Constitution Square (Independence Mall), 1936
Folder 45: Philadelphia, historic – Brochures and pamphlets, undated
Folder 46: Philadelphia, historic – Newspapers clippings [photocopies], 1914-1942
Folder 47: Philadelphia, historic – Newspapers clippings [originals], 1914-1942
Folder 48: Philadelphia improvements, "Philadelphia", 1909-1911
Folder 49: Philadelphia Real Estate Board, 1943-1944
Folder 50: Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, 1934-1937
Folder 51: Philadelphia Transit Company, 1943-1944
Folder 52: Pitcairn, Raymond, 1942-1943
Folder 53: Post-war activities, 1943
Folder 54: Proofs of printed matter from the Association, 1942-1943
Folder 55: Proofs of printed matter from the Association, recommended changes, 1942
Folder 56: Proofs of printed matter from the Association, recommended no changes, 1942
Folder 57: Publicity, newspaper clippings, undated
Folder 58: R, 1942-1944
Folder 59: Real estate assessments, mall properties and Vieux Carre, New Orleans, 1943-1944
Folder 60: Regional planning studies, 1924-1927
Folder 61: Regional planning studies, 1928-1930
Folder 62: Regional planning studies, 1930-1934
Folder 63: Resolutions, 1943
Folder 64: Resolutions, pending, 1943
Folder 65: Resolutions, proposed, 1943
Folder 66: Resolutions, 1943 (1 of 2)
Folder 67: Resolutions, 1943 (2 of 2)
Folder 68: Resolutions – Daughters of the Union, Mrs. William H. Biester, 1943
Folder 69: S, 1942-1943
Folder 70: Society of the Cincinnati – General Society, publications, 1923-1942
Folder 71: Society of the Cincinnati – State Society, 1942-1943
Folder 72: Society of the Cincinnati – State Society rosters, 1926-1939

 

Box 5

Folder 1: Society of Free Quakers, 1942-1943
Folder 2: Sons of the Revolution – General Society Triennial Meeting proceedings, 1940
Folder 3: Sons of the Revolution – General Society Triennial Meeting proceedings, 1940
Folder 4: Sons of the Revolution – Pennsylvania Society, 1942-1943
Folder 5: Sons of the Revolution – Pennsylvania Society, Color Guard, 1937-1942
Folder 6: Sons of the Revolution – Pennsylvania Society, printed material, 1940-1943
Folder 7: Sons of the Revolution – Pennsylvania Society, Triennial Meeting of the General Society in Philadelphia, 1939-1940
Folder 8: T, 1942-1943
Folder 9: Tours, 1939-1940
Folder 10: Tours, walking, 1943
Folder 11: Traffic, Philadelphia, newspaper clippings, 1941-1942
Folder 12: University of Pennsylvania, 1942
Folder 13: V, 1943
Folder 14: W, 1942-1944
Folder 15: Warner Company, 1943
Folder 16: Women's organizations – Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II, 1942-1943
Folder 17: Women's organizations – Daughters of the American Revolution, 1943
Folder 18: Women's organizations – Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1942-1943
Folder 19: Women's organizations – Philadelphia Federation of Women's Clubs and Allied Organizations, 1942-August 1943
Folder 20: Women's organizations – Philadelphia Federation of Women's Clubs and Allied Organizations, September-December 1943
Folder 21: Women's organizations – Women's Overseas Service League, 1943-1944
Folder 22: Wistar, Frances A., 1943
Folder 23: World Peace Treaty in Philadelphia, 1943-1944 Folder 24: X-Z, 1943

SERIES VIII: ELIZABETH BOYD BORIE TERM, 1946-1952, 1962

Folder 25: Correspondence, 1946-1949
Folder 26: Correspondence, 1950-1952, 1962

SERIES IX: MEMBERSHIP, CIRCA 1942-1945
Card File Box
Membership contact information, circa 1942-1945

SERIES X: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1943, undated
Folder 27: American Philosophical Society plan and presentation, undated
Folder 28: Boyd, David Knickerbacker, undated
Folder 29: Exhibit at Independence Hall, 1943
Folder 30: Mall demolition progress, undated
Folder 31: Membership of association, 1943

 
Box 6

SERIES XI: SCRAPBOOKS, 1908-1956

Scrapbook Volume I: 1908-1945

Box 7

Scrapbook Volume II: 1945-1952

Box 8

Scrapbook Volume III: 1952-1956

Last updated: January 10, 2018

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