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Archival Record Series

City Charter Commission

[Record Group 142]

142.1 Minutes of Meetings
July 1949-April 1951
1 cu.ft.
Minutes of the meetings of the Philadelphia Charter Commission.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
142.2 Transcripts of Public Hearings
1949-1950
2 cu.ft., index
Complete stenographic recordings of Commission's public hearings November 1949 - January 1950 and September 1950-November 1950.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
142.3 Drafting Committee. Drafts of City Charter
1949-1951
3 cu.ft., index
Includes:
Draft I (November 1949);
Draft II (May 1950);
Draft IIA (June 1950);
Draft III (rough draft, August 1950 and printed draft, September 1950);
Draft III - Summary of Comments;
Draft IV (December 1950);
Proposed Philadelphia Home Rule Charter (14 February 1951); and
Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, as approved by the Voters (14 April 1951).

Also included are published Drafting Committee reports of 6 September 1950 and 14 February 1951, and Report to the Voters, 14 February 1951.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


142.4 Philadelphia Home Rule Charter
1951
1 volume, index
Signed and bound copy of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, as Approved by the Voters, 14 April 1951.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
142.5 Philadelphia Charter Commission. Files
1949-1951
8 cu.ft., index
General files assembled by the Charter Commission to assist it with its deliberations on the proposed City Charter. Included are letters from various organizations and individuals containing suggestions and comments on various drafts of the charter; reports and statements by the Advisory Committee of Accountants, the Bureau of Municipal Research, the Citizens' Charter Committee, the Committee of 70, the Greater Philadelphia Movement, the Pennsylvania Economy League, and others; information about other city charter movements, including those of New Orleans, Cincinnati, and St. Louis; the Philadelphia Charter Reporter, published by the School District of Philadelphia, correspondence and notes on the public hearings, publicity, and research files. 1 cu. ft. contains copies of mimeographed materials submitted to the Charter Commission members for their information and deliberations. Also included are 11 folders of newspaper clippings.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
142.6 Administrative Files
1949-1951
1 cu.ft., index
Administrative office files concerned with appropriations, bills paid, budget, insurance, outfitting and rental of offices, payroll, personnel, and printing.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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