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Commerce, Department of;
City Representative, Office of the

[Record Group 64]

64.1 City Representative / Commerce Department Annual Report
1953, 1955-1961, 1963-1978, 1983-1984
25 volumes
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.1a City Representative Annual Report
1984
1 volume
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.1b Commerce Department Annual Report
1988
1 volume
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.2 Administrative Files
1952-1960, 1964-1966, 1972-1976
73 cu.ft., index (1959-60)
Includes correspondence, personnel and budgetary papers, materials concerning Department's public information, ceremonial and business services functions, and its administration of City port facilities, Philadelphia International and North Philadelphia Airports, and the Civic Center. 1972-1976 files from the Deputy Director of Commerce and contains 1 cu ft. of administrative files concerning the Aviation Division from 1972-1976, Philadelphia Civic Center from 1974-1976, and Philadelphia Port Corporation, 1976.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.3 Public Information Division. Files
1962-1966, 1981
10 cu.ft.
Includes correspondence, memos, agendas, speeches, news releases and clippings concerning publicity on all events in which the City takes official part or renders aid; typical events includes visits of national or foreign dignitaries, honors presented to local individuals or groups, and City publicity events. Files for 1981 add congratulatory correspondence sent by the Mayor and rundowns for the Mayor and City officials which describe the nature of event in which a City representative is to take part, date, time, place, proper attire, and part played by City official.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.4 Ceremonial Division. Files
1954-1956, 1966-1979
32 cu.ft.
For each ceremonial event involving City participation there are includes requests for City aid or participation which usually list the name of the requesting agency, the occasion, name of contact person, date of occasion, item required (e.g., proclamation, tribute, citation, welcome, letter or telegram, speech) and remarks; correspondence, memos, schedules of activities, permits; copies of proclamations, tributes, speeches, letters or telegrams; news releases, and, in files for the period 1966-1974, "Ceremonial Presentation Follow-Up" forms. Files for the period, 1971-1979, also include correspondence, news releases, and Mayor's rundowns pertaining to special campaigns and events, speeches, interviews, press releases, and biography of Mayor F. L. Rizzo; lists of VIPs, guest lists; newspaper clippings concerning celebrations, cultural events, decisions affecting Philadelphia, ceremonies, Bicentennial activities, city operations, City Hall personalities, the City economy, city institutions and politics; license agreements, invitations, letters of introduction and commendation, a Philadelphia Song file; and files pertaining to the celebration of Freedom Week, 1974, which include sample invitations, programs, and itineraries of the Independence Day celebration; lists of reports, the Freedom Week press kit, and correspondence and press releases pertaining to and photographs of Miss Liberty Belle and Miss Little Liberty Belle. Files 1975-1979 also include 5 cu. ft. of proclamations and citations.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.4a City Representative, Ceremonial and Community Relations Office. Annual Reports
1963
1 volume
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.5 Industrial Development Division, Firms Assisted. Files
1959-1961
2 cu.ft., index
Individual folders for each firm hold correspondence, memos, informational material exchanged between Department and its offices; assistance provided chiefly in nature of promoting firm's location in Philadelphia and/or liaison work between firm and various City agencies.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.6 Industrial Development Division. Correspondence
1952-1960, 1968
5 cu.ft., index
Includes correspondence and memos with City and State officials, materials concerning sales of City-owned properties, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, American Economic Association, Independence Mall development, the Delaware Expressway, Food Distribution Center (Produce Terminal, Dock Street); Eastwick Project 1952 - 1958; renewal of the Central Business District, industrial land development, history of land at the North Philadelphia airport, Northeast Philadelphia land development, and zoning; materials pertaining to staff conferences, minutes of meetings of joint committees of the City Planning Commission and Redevelopment Authority. Material for 1958-1960 also includes industrial land and facilities surveys, and Roosevelt Boulevard extension materials. There is also included a report of examination of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation by accounting firm of Stockton, Bates & Company, December 31, 1968.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.6a Industrial Development Division. Reports
1957-1958
3 volumes
Includes Relocation Guide for Business Firms Affected by the Delaware Expressway, March 1957; Industrial Plant Location Data, 1957, and Philadelphia Industrial Land, An Inventory of Open Acreage, 1958
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.7 Division of Aviation, North Philadelphia Airport. Files
1958-1960
1 cu.ft., index
Includes materials concerning airport's site use as industrial park, ordinances concerning site, installation of utilities at site, are developers, taxes.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.8 City Manual
1953-1984, index
Annual listings of all City and County offices and major officers, and of state and federal agencies in City.
For earlier similar publications, 1866-1951, see Manuals of Council.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.9 Reports and Publications
1953-1978, 1988
46 volumes, 1 cu.ft.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Shelf list is available.
64.10 Files, Celebration of 175th Anniversary of Adoption of Constitution of United States
1962
1 cu.ft., index
Includes plans, correspondence and reports of committee in charge of celebration; folders of materials concerning each state participating include addresses, photographs, etc.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.11 Manpower Utilization Commission. Files
1970-1971
24 cu.ft., shelflist
Commission terminated February 1972. Successor agency was Area Manpower Planning Council, which see. Files include, chiefly, materials concerning summer employment program administered by Commission, among these are employment applications, personnel files of accepted applicants, employment training (On Job Training) records; contracts and sub-contracts with business firms and governmental agencies to provide such training; payroll vouchers; Commission's correspondence, fiscal and audit records, and daily operations statements, and weekly and monthly reports.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.12 Speeches of the Mayor and City Officials
1962-1969
2 cu.ft., index
Includes Mayor James H. J. Tate's speeches 1962-1966, and speeches of the City Solicitor, Managing Director, Council President and Members, Sheriff, County Commissioners, Service Commissioner and other city officials for the years 1964-1969.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.13 Division of Aviation, North Philadelphia Airport, Master Plan. Map
1953
1 plan
Scale 3/4" = 1000'. Labeled "Exhibit C". Indicates runway approaches to be acquired, areas available for use by related industries and extensions. Property lines, main highways, existing paved surfaces and new paved surfaces are also included.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.14 Public Information Division. Photographs
1952-1971, 1974-1975
Files 1952-1971 include photographs of elected and appointed City officials during the administrations of Mayors Clark, Dilworth and Tate. Files 1974-1975 include negatives and contact prints of award presentations, dedications, swearing-ins, parades, ceremonies and various other public events.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.15 Division of Aviation; Philadelphia International Airport. Annual Reports
1954-1960, 1986, 1988, 1991-1995
14 volumes
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.16 Division of Aviation. Reports and Publications
1953-1989
33 volumes, shelf list
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Shelf list is available.
64.16a Division of Aviation / Public Relations Office. Files
1953-1976
2 cu.ft.
Includes fact sheets on Division of Aviation, Philadelphia International Airport terminal, North Philadelphia Airport; histories of airport, 1959, 1965; dedication ceremonies on terminal building, 1953, terminal extension, 1961-1962, and air freight terminal 1955; publicity and information files, 1960-1961, 1967; press releases and newspaper clippings; correspondence with Philadelphia '76, Inc., 1974-1976; correspondence, photographs, and planning files for Aviation Day, 1956, 1958-1961, and Jet Day, 1958.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.17 Deputy Director of Commerce for the Port. Licenses
1952-1968
1 volume, index
Covers the period 11 March 1952 to 26 September 1968. Entries list date, name of company to which license issued, reason for license (usually the construction, lengthening or widening of piers, the construction of moorings, sheds, bulkheads, or bridges, etc. on the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers), license number, date of application; letter file number; name of District Surveyor and Regulator who approved plans, date, names of newspapers in which application advertised and dates, date and place of hearing, license fee, and estimate cost of improvements.
For similar information March 1908 - December 1951, see Record Series 92.8 Both 64.17 and 92.8 bound together as one volume.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.18 Industrial Development Division. Project Files
1953-1970
7 cu.ft.
Files organized by subject of project. These file reflect the Commerce Department's efforts to attract new industry to Philadelphia and to encourage industries to remain in or relocate to the City.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Shelf list is available.
64.19 Business Services Division. Files
1955-1976
4 cu.ft.
The Business Services Division of the Department of Commerce was established in 1967 to evaluate renewal activities in terms of tax loss, job loss, and general economic base loss; to develop a more effective industrial and commercial relocation mechanism, to develop a business monitoring device to enable the City to respond to immediate problems and to anticipate problems as they arise in specific businesses; and to act as a one-stop service for small business and to render guidance, advice and direction. The Division was supervised by an Industrial Liaison Officer until 1971 when the Industrial Liaison Officer was appointed City Economist, a position formerly held by the head of the Economic Development Unit in the Finance Department.
For other records of the City Economist, see Record Series 62.18
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Shelf list is available.
64.20 Office of the City Economist. Reports
1974-1977
5 volumes
Includes Gross City and Regional Products, Philadelphia, 1969-1974; Philadelphia Statistical Data, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.21 Penn's Landing Project. Proposals
1973
3 volumes, index
Includes proposals submitted by MDC Systems, Diesel Construction, Meridian Engineering, inc. Each proposal includes a brief description of the firm's background and qualifications, qualifications of members of firm, a statement of project description and understanding, and fees.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.22 Penn's Landing Project. Report on Negotiation with Selected Developer
1973
1 volume, index
Dated 10 December 1973, volume includes a summary of initial lease and identifies the following areas of City policy concurrence: term and renewal, taxation, public improvements, subordination of rent to debt service, and security deposit, a draft lease, cash flow analyses, analysis of public cost breakdown, some correspondence and minutes pertaining to negotiations.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
64.23 Bureau of Port Operations. Reports and Publications
1953
2 volumes
Includes "The Advantages of the Port of Philadelphia by Joseph S. Clark, Jr., Mayor of Philadelphia." 1953; Schedule of Sailings, June 15-July 15, 1953.
For similar records regarding sailings, see Record Series 92.9.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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