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Advisory Consolidation Commission

[Record Group 141]

141.1 Reports
3 volumes, index
Tentative Plan of the Advisory Consolidation Commission, 17 December 1952;
Report of Advisory Consolidation Commission, 2nd Draft, 28 January 1953;
Report of Advisory Consolidation Commission, 9 February 1953. The latter report is republished in the Journal of the City Council, 1953, vol. 1, pp. 66-88
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
141.2 Transcripts of Public Hearings
3 volumes, index
Includes complete stenographic recording of Commission's public hearings of 2, 9, 16 & 29 May 1952; 6 & 10 June 1952; 29 & 30 December 1952; and 30 January 1953.
The notes of testimony for May and June were reproduced by the Philadelphia Committee, Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc. and formed part of the original accession of the Advisory Consolidation Commission records. The remainder were donated by the Pennsylvania Economy League in 1993.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
141.3 Files
1 cu.ft., index
Includes correspondence and reports to the Advisory Consolidation Commission from various organizations and individuals. Also included are recommendations and suggestions; decisions of Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; and resolutions of City Council.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
141.4 Chairman. Files
2 folders, index
Files of Lewis M. Stevens, Chairman of the Advisory Consolidation Commission. Includes bibliography, ordinance setting up Advisory Commission, summary of tentative agreements, rules governing Commission; minutes of meetings from 6/13/1952 - 12/8/1952; materials from and/or about Americans for Democratic Action, Board of Revision of Taxes, Bureau of Municipal Research, Carrow Case, City Commissioners, City-County Consolidation Amendment, City Treasurer, various civic agencies, Coroner, county offices. county prisons, courts, Greater Philadelphia Movement, Department of Health, Kephart Bill, Dept. of Licenses & Inspections, Municipal Court, Pennsylvania State Constitution passages relating to Home Rule, Philadelphia Committee on City Policy, Prothonotary, Clerk of Quarter Sessions, Recorder of Deeds, Department of Records, Registration Commission, Sheriff, and Department of Welfare. Also included are memos and plans of William A. Schnader, chairman of the Philadelphia Charter Commission (Record Group 142) regarding city-county consolidation; some newspaper clippings; a draft of the report of the Advisory Consolidation Commission; and the text of the minority opinions filed in the City-County Consolidation Case reprinted from the Legal Intelligencer of 8 January 1953.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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