The City Archives possesses records of many different charter commissions and other reform bodies whose purpose was to review the frame of Philadelphia's municipal government. These include:

Philadelphia Charter Commission (1937-1938)

Philadelphia Advisory Finance Commission (1937-1938)

Special Committee on City Finances (Committee of 15) (1947-1948)

Philadelphia Charter Commission (1949-1951)

Advisory Consolidation Commission (1952-1953)

Educational Home Rule Charter Commision (1964-1965)

City Charter Revision Commission (1973)

City Charter Review Advisory Committee (1986-1989)

Philadelphia Independent Charter Commission (1992-1994)