Forum Notes—“Better Living,” 1956

Collection: The Scrapbook Collection

Call No.: MG-434, Box 094

Title:  Forum Notes—“Better Living,” 1956

Dates: 1956

Extent: 1 volume

Creator: H. W. Prentis, Jr., compiler.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 22


Description:   The scrapbook features a series of correspondence, meetings and notes about how to improve the community in Lancaster.  Some of the discussions mentioned were cleaning up crime and litter in the streets of Lancaster.  The committee hoped to raise the standard of living in Lancaster by making the city safer and establishing laws to keep it that way.  Concerned citizens justified their changes by forecasting the city’s future without improvements, and then recruited help by using a positive forecast for Lancaster’s future based on their proposals and efforts. H. W. Prentis, Jr. was part of the committee to make Lancaster a better place to live.


Conditions for Access:  Please fill out a call slip for viewing.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  May not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.


Subjects:  Lancaster City Planning Commission (Pa.)

Cost and standard of living — Pennsylvania.



Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)

Lancaster (Pa.)


Custodial History: Previously housed in the Scrapbook Collection, Book 35.

Cataloged by: CRB, October 2007.

This project was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, ME60112, 2007-2008.