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Civic Services Committee Papers

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09. Architectural Inventory
09. Architectural Inventory Typed manuscript, with photographs, of the architectural inventory of Charleston that later became This is Charleston. Also includes report entitled "Architectural Inventory of Charleston" that describes the background of the inventory and compilation of materials to be included in the publication.
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27. Graphic Survey Committee
27. Graphic Survey Committee Transcript of a meeting of the Committee for a Graphic Survey of Charleston in which the approach to Charleston, the need for a plan, and the need to catalogue the places in Charleston "worth keeping and preserving" were discussed. Those in attendance were Mr. Olmsted, Mr. Pace, Mr. Stoney, Mr. Burton, Mr. Simons (Albert?), Mr. Howells, Mr. Rittenberg, Mr. O'Hear, Mr. Whitelaw, and Miss Alice R. Huger Smith.
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42. Off-Street Parking--Metropolitan Council Street Survey
42. Off-Street Parking--Metropolitan Council Street Survey The Metropolitan Council assigned individuals to observe parking in assigned areas. File contains planning documents for this survey including assignments and also survey reports.
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40. Off-Street Parking--Merchants Committee Correspondence and Poll
40. Off-Street Parking--Merchants Committee Correspondence and Poll The Merchants Committee was a sub-committee of the Civic Services Committee and its members were Jack Krawcheck (chairman), Mrs. Wilson Wing (secretary), Robert T. Rosemond, William M. Means, Edward Kronsberg, Matthew Condon, W.P. Poulnot, T.W. Perry, and H.D. Todd. Folder contains the questionnaire responses from numerous King Street merchants and the "Tabulation of Poll Taken by the Merchants Committee on Off-Street Parking Among King Street Business Men." Also contains planning documents for the merchant survey.
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32. Community Development Council--Members
32. Community Development Council--Members The Community Development Council was formed to serve as a single, voluntary agency to serve as a clearinghouse for the many City, County, and local activities which function in the development of the metropolitan area of Charleston; to assist with planning for the needs of a growing wartime population; and determine future needs and solutions of post-war problems. Funded by the Carolina Art Association, with offices at the Gibbes Art Gallery. Folder contains documents pertaining to the creation of the Committee and membership, including "Purpose and Objects" statement, membership lists, and correspondence related to the formation of the Committee. Most of the letters are to (or from) Frederick H. McDonald, committee chairman, from prominent Charlestonians including Albert Simons who expresses criticism of the suggested program, and from businessmen, military personnel, and local politicians regarding their receipt of invitations to join the Committee. First of four Community Development Council files.
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24. Hermann Herrey City Planning Articles
24. Hermann Herrey City Planning Articles Sent by architect and engineer Hermann Herrey to Robert N.S. Whitelaw after RNSW expressed interest in Herrey's work. Two city planning reports/articles by Hermann Herrey entitled "An Organic Theory of City Planning" and "Comprehensive Planning for the City: Market and Dwelling Place."
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35. Community Development Council--Radio Shows
35. Community Development Council--Radio Shows Scripts for the radio show "The Man of the Hour Program brought to you by the Community Development Council, with Dick Reeves," a weekly show that featured the work of people in Charleston who were aiding Charleston and the national war effort. (Sometimes, Mrs. Arthur Lassek would host the show.) The community was invited to nominate outstanding citizens and the "winner" would then appear on the show to be interviewed by Reeves. Guests include Mrs. Arthur Ravenel, Mayor Wehman, Mrs. Joseph I. Waring Jr., Mrs. John Bennett, Mrs. Juanita Whitfield, Mrs. Richard Merritt, Mr. Traynor Perillo, Officer Warren Brickley, Miss Charlotte Dillingham, and Mr. John D. Rooney. Scripts span April through June, 1943. File also contains a script from a March 1, 1943, "Radio Forum" and correspondence from listeners with suggestions for the betterment of Charleston. Fourth of four Community Development Council files.
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15. CSC Speaker's Bureau
15. CSC Speaker's Bureau Sample speeches, notes, and outlines of presentations attributed to the Speaker's Bureau of the Civic Services Committee. Also includes list of Speaker's Bureau assignments. Topics include the work of the Committee; Charleston generally, off-street parking; benefits of city planning; etc. Attributed speeches include "How a Community Plans Together" by Henry P. Staats; "Presentation of Off-Street Parking Plan" by Robert N.S. Whitelaw; "Organizational Set-Up for City Planning" by M.T. Mitchell; "Address Before Rotary [Club]" by Robert N.S. Whitelaw. (Note: Excellent source for background information.)
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13. Report of CSC to Rockefeller Foundation
13. Report of CSC to Rockefeller Foundation Report submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation, describing the work and accomplishments of the Civic Services Committee. Exhibits include newspaper and magazine articles, budget information, the original grant request, Carolina Art Association newsletters, etc. File also includes letter from Robert N.S. Whitelaw to the Civic Services Committee announcing the grant award; copy of the grant application also in file. Note: Carnegie Foundation awarded the Carolina Art Association $24,000 to fund operations of the Civic Services Committee from 1942-1945.
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38. Off-Street Parking--Report of the CSC on Off-Street Parking to City Council
38. Off-Street Parking--Report of the CSC on Off-Street Parking to City Council Report outlining the purpose of, and other details related to, the off-street parking plan, including financial aspects. Presented to City Council on Nov. 13, 1945. Includes breakdown of costs, parking meter revenue around the U.S., traffic flow check at King and Calhoun Streets, and suggested layouts for off-street parking facilities.
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23. Simons's Jacksonville City Plan
23. Simons's Jacksonville City Plan Report entitled "The Comprehensive City Plan of Jacksonville, Florida," by George W. Simons. Also includes "Historical Sketch and Brief Resume of the City Plan of Jacksonville." See also Folders 5, 7, 10, 11, and 22 for additional Simons correspondence and documents.
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07. "Planning in Charleston"
07. "Planning in Charleston" Report entitled "Planning in Charleston" outlining the history of city planning in Charleston, the creation of the Civic Services Committee, the retaining of George W. Simons as a city planning consultant, the publishing of This is Charleston, the study of traffic conditions, and the continuing plans for the CSC including the formation of a new institution in Charleston. Includes [projected] budget for 1945-1948.
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12. Review of Committee Work Submitted to Carnegie Foundation
12. Review of Committee Work Submitted to Carnegie Foundation Report entitled "A Review of the Work of the Charleston Regional Planning Committee, and Estimate of its Future, and a Request to the Carnegie Corporation for a Grant to Continue its Work to 1943," which requested continued funding to support the architectural inventory/survey. Submitted to the Carnegie Foundation by Robert N.S. Whitelaw on behalf of the Carolina Art Association. Carnegie had given the Carolina Art Association grant funding with which to retain Frederick Olmsted and to hire a secretary and research assistant for the architectural inventory/survey.
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28. This is Charleston--Publication
28. This is Charleston--Publication Published text of This is Charleston published by the Carolina Art Association, 1944. [Note: Contains annotations and editing marks for a later edition.]
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10. Charleston Area Plats and Municipal Data
10. Charleston Area Plats and Municipal Data Plats, maps, street information, and municipal data/statistics (census, tax assessment, building use) used as reference by George W. Simons in preparation of his report (see folder 11). Includes peninsula maps and plats depicting neighborhoods/areas. Some documents are annotated. See also Folders 5, 7, 11, 22, and 23 for additional Simons correspondence and documents.
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45. Boy Scout Traffic Study
45. Boy Scout Traffic Study Planning documents for traffic study conducted by a group of Charleston Boy Scouts. Includes instructions on how to conduct a traffic flow survey; survey assignments; traffic count sheets; list of Charleston Boy Scouts; maps; and correspondence between Robert N.S. Whitelaw and George W. Simons.
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36. Off-Street Parking Study--Reports, Minutes, Notes, Instructions
36. Off-Street Parking Study--Reports, Minutes, Notes, Instructions Planning documents for the off-street parking study that was conducted in response to Frederick Law Olmsted's report. George W. Simons served as consultant on the study. Includes CSC meeting minutes and memoranda in which the study is discussed at length; meeting minutes of the Metropolitan Council; "Objectives of Off-Street Parking Plan"; article announcing the start of a parking poll sample "Opinion Poll on Automobile Parking Problems in Charleston" and "Off-Street Parking Questionnaire"; draft of report/article "So You Want to Park."
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41. Off-Street Parking--Metropolitan Council Residential Study
41. Off-Street Parking--Metropolitan Council Residential Study Planning documents for the Metropolitan Council's survey/poll of Charleston residents on parking problems in Charleston. Also contains survey results and comments from residents.
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26. Charleston Metropolitan Area Exhibit at Gibbes Gallery
26. Charleston Metropolitan Area Exhibit at Gibbes Gallery Planning documents for the Charleston Metropolitan Area Exhibit at the Gibbes Art Gallery rotunda. Includes drawing of exhibit, reference maps, and "original sections of 1941 [Sanborn?] maps with buildings colored by Helen McCormack."
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29. This is Charleston--Exhibit
29. This is Charleston--Exhibit Planning documents for an exhibition of "This is Charleston," to be held at the Gibbes Art Gallery in early 1942. Includes outline and narrative description of the exhibit; event invitation and mailing list; receipts, expenditures, cost analysis, and receipts for loans of exhibit items; and exhibit layouts, some with photographs affixed.
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