Lancaster City and County Government Collection

Call Number:  MG-79

1 box     18 folders     .5 cubic ft.

Repository: (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 3

Description:  Collection includes documents, plans, programs, and surveys from the government offices of Lancaster City and Lancaster County.

Creator:  Lancaster County Historical Society, Lancaster (Pa.)

System of Arrangement: 

A.  Lancaster City

B.  Lancaster County

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

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

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Collected by the Lancaster County Historical Society. Source unknown unless specified at the item level.

Related Materials:  Lancaster City Archives Collection; Lancaster County Government Records


A.  Lancaster City






Folder 1  Map of Lancaster colored in and labeled “Zone Plan, D.C.P.” James J. Malone. Map is a copy of “City of Lancaster and Proposed Extension, May 1828, Jas. J. Malone.” No date.

Folder 2  “Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Proposed Zoning Ordinance, June 1929.” John Nolen, City Planner. Hale J. Walker—Justin R. Hartzog Associates, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1929.

Folder 3  Letter to Albert W. Gotch, Resident City Planner, Lancaster from H. J. Baum, City Engineer, Altoona regarding zoning ordinance. Letterhead of the City of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Office of City Engineer. 23 January 1930.

Folder 4  Appropriation Ordinances. 1945, 1946, and 1956.

Folder 5  “Background Report for the Revised Zoning Ordinance.” Lancaster City Planning Commission, Department of Planning and Development. April 1968.

Folder 6  “A Planning Program for Lancaster, Pennsylvania.” Tentatively suggested to the Lancaster City Council and City Planning Commission by Russell VanNest Black. 2 July 1943.

Folder 7  “Planning for Greater Lancaster.” Prepared by the Lancaster County Branch, Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc., Lancaster. February 1944.

Folder 8  Copy of an application for grant to acquire and/or develop land for open-space purposes. Proposal includes Fairview Avenue Park, Conestoga Creek Park, and Duke Street Mall. Prepared by Paul F. Miller, Director of the Department of Planning and Development, Lancaster. 22 March 1966.

Folder 9  Plan for an Urban Beautification Program for Lancaster. Prepared by the Department of Planning and Development. Reviewed and approved by the City of Lancaster Planning Commission on 22 November 1966.

Folder 10  “The Plan for Community Facilities.” Lancaster City Planning Commission, Department of Planning and Development. February 1967.

Folder 11  Plan for the Capital Improvements Program, 1967-1971. Lancaster City Planning Commission, Department of Planning and Development. March 1967.


Folder 12  Real Property Survey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by City of Lancaster. Works Progress Administration, 65-23-4780. 1936.

Insert 1  Letter to Dr. H. M. J. Klein, Chairman of the Lancaster City Planning Commission, from Charles S. Conrad Jr., Director of the Real Property Survey. Letterhead of the City of Lancaster, Pa. 3 February 1937.


Folder 13  Annual reports. 1955, 1960.

“Report of Findings and Recommendations.” Lancaster City Charter Commission. 23 July 1963.


Folder 14  Program, Charter Centennial of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Held at the Fulton Opera House. Contains historical information and a list of the members of the Centennial Committee. 20 March 1918.

Folder 15  City Manual, 1918. Contains lists of officers and former mayors; members of the Select and Common Councils, standing committees, and police department; times of meetings; locations of patrol boxes, red lights, and fire alarm boxes; traffic rules and regulations; and general information. Compiled by E. S. Smeltz, City Clerk. April 1918.

Folder 16  Program for the Dedication Exercises for the Lancaster City Water Filtration Plant. With a picture of the 16,000,000 gallon plant and background information. 10 December 1933.


B.  Lancaster County





Folder 1  Lancaster County Planning Commission

Memorandum to the planning commission members from C. Bickley Foster, Planning Director. 23 June-18 July 1960.

Order form for maps and publications. Revised April 1965.


Folder 2  A Plan for Institutional Services for Lancaster County Pennsylvania: A Report to the Board of County Commissioners of Lancaster County by the Citizens’ Advisory Committee. Technical Staff, Government Consulting Service, Fels Institute of Local and State Government, University of Pennsylvania. June 1961.