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Scrapbooks, Philadelphia Public Buildings

[Record Series: 160.36]

31 scrapbooks of clippings from various Philadelphia newspapers clipped and organized by Samuel C. Perkins, President of the Commissioners for the Erection of the Public Buildings from 1871 to 1901. Clippings relate to the construction of City Hall and of the Commissioners for the Erection of the Public Buildings. Scrapbooks also include much published material relating to construction and controversaries surrounding City Hall.

Included at the end of Reel 4 are various published pamphlets relating to the controversary of building at Center Square, legal opinions, guides to City Hall and official publications of the Commissioners from the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Reel Numbers, volumes and dates included are as follows:

  • Reel 1: Volume A: 12-16-1860 to 4-13-1871
  • Reel 1: Volume 1: 3-30-1870 to 4- 1-1871
  • Reel 1: Volume 2: 4- 2-1871 to 10-30-1871
  • Reel 1: Volume 3: 11- 7-1871 to 8-23-1872
  • Reel 1: Volume 4: 8-21-1872 to 7- 6-1874
  • Reel 1: Volume 5: 7- 7-1874 to 11- 5-1875
  • Reel 1: Volume 6: 11- 9-1875 to 5-16-1877
  • Reel 1: Volume 7: 5-24-1877 to 2-26-1878
  • Reel 2: Volume 8: 2-26-1878 to 7- 2-1879
  • Reel 2: Volume 9: 7- 2-1879 to 11-13-1880
  • Reel 2: Volume 10: 12- 7-1880 to 2-15-1883
  • Reel 2: Volume 11: 2-15-1883 to 4-29-1883
  • Reel 2: Volume 12: 4-29-1883 to 6-12-1884
  • Reel 2: Volume 13: 6-20-1884 to 6- 3-1885
  • Reel 2: Volume 14: 6- 8-1885 to 5- 3-1887
  • Reel 3: Volume 15: 5- 5-1887 to 1-30-1889
  • Reel 3: Volume 16: 2- 1-1889 to 2- 2-1890
  • Reel 3: Volume 17: 2- 2-1890 to 2-26-1891
  • Reel 3: Volume 18: 2-27-1891 to 11-19-1891
  • Reel 3: Volume 19: 11-19-1891 to 12-18-1892
  • Reel 3: Volume 20: 12-18-1892 to 1-11-1893
  • Reel 3: Volume 21: 1-11-1893 to 1-28-1893
  • Reel 4: Volume 22: 1-28-1893 to 3-13-1893
  • Reel 4: Volume 23: 3-14-1893 to 5-17-1893
  • Reel 4: Volume 24: 5-18-1893 to 7-21-1893
  • Reel 4: Volume 25: 7-20-1893 to 10-22-1893
  • Reel 4: Volume 26: 11-14-1893 to 9- 5-1894
  • Reel 4: Volume 27: 9-11-1894 to 5-15-1897
  • Reel 4: Volume 28: 2- 4-1897 to 2-18-1898
  • Reel 4: Volume 29: 1- 1-1898 to 10- 6-1899
  • Reel 4: Volume 30: 10- 7-1899 to 3- 7-1900
Also: Reports and Publications (1799-1891)

  • Reel 5: Volume 28: 2- 4-1897 to 2-18-1898

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