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Records of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0314
Documents in this collection are from the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, concerning redevelopment and urban renewal projects in the city from 1953 to 1999.

The collection contains reports, meeting minutes, maps, site plans, architectural drawings and other publications related to urban renewal projects of Packer Avenue, Webster and Butler Streets and Northampton Heights in South Bethlehem, and Broad and Main Streets, Civic Center and Monocacy Creek in North Bethlehem. The 25 reports contained in Boxes 1 and 2 are about the urban renewal related texts and maps for South Bethlehem; 14 reports in Box 3 are about the proposed Civic Center and the Monocracy Creek area in North Bethlehem. The collection also contains maps, photographs and meeting minutes. A great majority of the reports and proposals were created by Clarke & Rapuano but other consultants are noted as appropriate.

Dates

  • 1953-1999
  • Majority of material found within 1953-1976

Conditions Governing Access

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Extent

11 Linear Feet (6 boxes and 37 minute books)

Overview

Documents in this collection are from the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, concerning redevelopment and urban renewal projects in the city from 1953 to 1999.





The collection contains reports, meeting minutes, maps, site plans, architectural drawings and other publications related to urban renewal projects of Packer Avenue, Webster and Butler Streets and Northampton Heights in South Bethlehem, and Broad and Main Streets, Civic Center and Monocacy Creek in North Bethlehem.

Arrangement

The collection arranged in series by project neighborhood locations, then in format: South Bethlehem, North Bethlehem, oversize materials and meeting minute books.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection came from Tony Hanna, executive director of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the former director of Historic Bethlehem, Inc., September 23, 2016.

Related Materials

South Bethlehem Historical Society Archives SC MS 0250

Anna Pongrazc papers SC MS 0139

Bethlehem Housing Authority records SC MS 0334

Lehigh University property ownership documents SC MS 0335

Source

Title
Urban Renewal Records of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Status
completed
Author
Eleanor Nothelfer, Trevor Wood and Elliot Nasby
Date
2017-07-20
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
30 Library Drive
Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
610-758-4506
610-758-6091 (Fax)