Albert Lancaster Lloyd

Albert Lancaster Lloyd

Albert Lancaster Lloyd was born in London on 29th February, 1908. Lloyd's father worked as a docker, draper's assistant and poultry farmer before serving on the Western Front during the First World War. Badly wounded in the war he died while Lloyd was still a child. Lloyd became an orphan when his mother died of tuberculosis in 1923.

In 1924 Lloyd emigrated to Australia where he worked as a farm labourer in North South Wales. While working as seep shearer Lloyd became interested in folk music and began collecting songs sung by fellow workers. He later wrote: "My conscious interest in folk songs began then. I liked what my fellow station hands and shearers sang, and I kept exercise books for copying songs in."

After ten years in Australia he moved to South Africa before returning to England in 1934. Soon after arriving in London he met A. L. Morton. The two men became close friends and both became active members of the Communist Party.

Unable to find work Lloyd obtained a reader's ticket for the British Museum and spent him time researching Marxism and the history of the British folk song. This included reading Cecil Sharp's English Folksong and the eight volume The Journal of the Folksong Society (1899-1930). He was also deeply influenced by the work of A. This manuscript that was eventually published as the People's History of England.

In 1937 Lloyd moved to Liverpool and found work as a sailor on the whaler Southern Empress. After a seven month trip to the Antarctic he returned to London and in 1938 had his first radio script, The Voice of the Seamen, accepted by the BBC.

Lloyd, a staunch opponent of Adolf Hitler and his government in Germany, was commissioned in 1939 by the BBC to produce a series of programmes on the rise of Nazism. Co-written with the Russian historian Igor Vinogradoff, the Shadow of the Swastika had a major impact on public opinion. Lloyd also wrote articles on the subject for the Reynold's News and Picture Post.

Lloyd continued his interest in folk music and on 21st July 1939 he produced a radio programme for the BBC entitled Saturday Night at the Eel's Foot that featured the singing of Velvet Brightwell. Despite the success of the radio programmes, Lloyd did not have his contract renewed. It is generally believed this was because the BBC was unhappy with Lloyd's involvement with the Communist Party. He was now recruited by Tom Hopkinson to write articles for Picture Post. These were often produced in collaboration with the photographer Bert Hardy.

Lloyd's first book on folk music, The Singing Englishman, was published in 1944. His friend A. Morton wrote that the book had "a sparkle and spontaneity and a boldness of attack which make it a model for the application of Marxist ways of thinking to cultural questions. It looks squarely at folk song as music and poetry, the peak of the cultural achievement of the English lower classes."

After the Second World War Lloyd returned to the BBC and worked on the radio series Ballads and Blues. He also edited the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs and published Come All Ye Bold Miners (1952) and Folk Song in England (1967).

Lloyd recorded several records including The Iron Muse (1963), First Person (1966), Leviathan (1968) and The Great Australian Legend (1969).

Albert Lancaster Lloyd died in London on 29th September 1982.

What are now the stock figures of comic pantomime, the villainous baron, the lecherous monk, the miserly miller, were at this time the symbols of a bitter and threefold class oppression, and songs running these down were sure of a good hearing in the kitchens and in the barns and round the campfires as well if they were not sung too loud. It was in the civil struggles of the barons' wars and in the years following that the songs of the people really rose to the surface and crystallised into a style. Then you got ballads like the Robin Hood cycle which was about not only the adventurous life of the outlaw who was almost a guerilla, but also the anger of the downtrodden at the callous luxury of the rich. What strikes most people about English folksongs, once they get to know them, is their deep melancholy. Their style of tune comes from the Church modes of the Middle Ages and it often seems to have stamped them unmistakably with the bitter sadness of the time of the Black Death and the baronial oppression of the 14th century.

From time to time he would drop into our house for a meal, bringing odd records he had discovered or some new-old song that he had picked up and would sing. He was developing his own distinctive singing style in these years, taut and unfussy. On the whole he preferred the traditional English style of unaccompanied song, but he was never pedantic about that or anything else and was prepared to accept an instrumental accompaniment if it seemed to add anything of value. Shortly before the war I took him to the Eel's Foot at Eastbridge in Suffolk, a pub whose regulars had long maintained an excellent song school. Out of this visit came a historic broadcast - historic because it was, I think, the very first in which authentic traditional singers, as distinct from collectors and arrangers, were heard on the air.

It is now 30 years since the publication of A. Lloyd's magnum opus, Folk Song in England (1967). Although currently out of print, the book remains the most systematic survey of English traditional song, and the most detailed account of its evolution from the 14th century to the 20th. Essentially, Lloyd broadened, in a legitimate and necessary way, Cecil Sharp's conception of folk music as a product of oral tradition. Lloyd recognized urban and rural song traditions, and explicitly extended the study of traditional music to include ritual songs, carols, sea songs, industrial songs and political songs.

Placing these disparate genres in their social and economic contexts, Lloyd provided the first comprehensive analysis of how they had emerged and developed historically. Although he presumed an interpretation of English social history derived, in the main, from Leslie Morton's. People's History of England (1938), he relied on Morton more for his conceptual framework than for specific historical details.

In America, late in the Depression and early in the War years, traditional song and its topical imitations were coming into vogue, particularly among young radicals, as a consequence of the stresses of the time, and the rumble of newly-found or newly-made 'people's songs' was rolling towards us across the Atlantic. The Workers' Music Association, that admirable but over-modest organization, sensed that similar enthusiasm might spread in England, and they were eager to help in the rediscovery of our own lower-class traditions.

I very much doubt if I sing any of the songs exactly as I originally learnt them. Some I've altered deliberately because I felt some phrases of the tune, some passages of the text, to be not entirely adequate. Others - and this has happened far more often - have become altered involuntarily, sometimes almost out of recognition, in the course of buzzing round in my head for thirty years or so and being sung whenever the buzzing became too insistent. Some people believe it a blasphemy to alter a traditional song, and think one should sing it just as it was sung by the singer from whom it was learnt. Not being an impersonator, I do not feel that. One day a traditional performer sings a song, and the next week he may sing it differently. What you hear is the performance of the moment, merely. So with me: I don't always sing the songs the same. I like to improvise a bit. Of course, in making your changes, voluntarily or involuntarily, you need a proper sense of tradition and a just respect for it, or the song is violated; we hear such violations day by day.


A.L. Lloyd

A.L. Lloyd is probably not the name that comes to mind first when the subject of English folk music comes up -- at least not for anyone under the age of 40. As a singer, collector of folk songs, and arranger,…
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A.L. Lloyd is probably not the name that comes to mind first when the subject of English folk music comes up -- at least not for anyone under the age of 40. As a singer, collector of folk songs, and arranger, however, Lloyd is one of the most important 20th century figures in English folk music, in many ways Britain's answer to the Weavers' Lee Hayes or Pete Seeger.

Born Albert Lancaster "Bert" Lloyd, A.L. Lloyd was the son of an East Anglian fisherman, born in London during the first decade of the 20th century. He learned numerous songs from his parents, especially his father, but didn't become actively interested in folk music until after he emigrated to Australia in the '20s, where he mostly made his living by "sheepminding" and collecting lots of bush ballads during the nine years he spent there. Lloyd subsequently went to sea and learned many more songs. He returned to England in 1935 with some 500 songs collected and a deep and abiding interest in folk songs. In 1937, he went to sea with a whaling fleet, sailing to Antarctica and learning more sea shanties along the way. After returning to England, he chanced to hear a program about unemployment in America, and suggested a similar program to the BBC, which led to his being employed as a scriptwriter and reporter.

In 1944, he published The Singing Englishman: An Introduction to Folk Song, the first serious volume on the folk songs of England in nearly 40 years. In 1947, Lloyd unexpectedly began a singing career when he won the National Folk Singing Contest. In 1952, he published his first collection of folk songs and ballads, Come All Ye Bold Miners, but continued to be deeply involved in radio as well, including the series Ballads and Blues, which included performances by Big Bill Broonzy, Alan Lomax, Jean Ritchie, and Ewan MacColl, and eventually to a longterm partnership with MacColl. Lloyd began his recording career during the 78 rpm era with "The Banks of the Condamine"/"Bold Jack Donahue" on the Topic label, but it was during the '50s, with albums recorded in collaboration with MacColl, in the Radio Ballads series, that he entered the long-playing era.

In 1956, Lloyd made a film appearance in the role of the shantyman, singing in the inn where Ishmael goes to sign aboard the Pequod in John Huston's 1956 film of Moby Dick. Lloyd concertized throughout England, and also made numerous appearances in radio and television, becoming one of the country's leading authorities on folk songs and folk dance. Lloyd also made field recordings throughout the '50s of native singers of Rumanian, Bulgarian, and Albanian folk songs, many of which were released on the Topic label. Most important of all, in terms of English song, he collaborated with composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) in the editing of The Penguin Book of English Folk Songs (published 1959), which became the best-selling reference book in the field (50,000 copies in print by the '80s).

During the early '60s, Lloyd became a mentor to the entire new generation of folksingers, recording for Topic with accompaniment by Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick, Anne Briggs, and Frankie Armstrong, even as his books provided Carthy and Swarbrick -- and their eventual colleagues in Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span -- with the core of their repertory. Carthy, in particular, built on Lloyd's work while crediting him fully and prominently. Lloyd's own recordings consisted of old drinking songs, sea shanties, labor songs, and the entire range of material he'd learned from Australia to Antarctica and back again.

Lloyd's work as a performer was dedicated to preserving the authentic performing traditions of the folk song in its native environment. His style of singing is rough-hewn and direct, and his use of language is uncensored and forceful, with none of the prettified adaptations typical of more pop-oriented recordings of folk songs and sea shanties. Some 40 years older than most of the folksingers who achieved popularity in the '60s, his music sounds as though it is of a different age from the work of, say, Martin Carthy, or Bob Dylan, or even Woody Guthrie, and worlds apart from the performances of Steeleye Span or Fairport Convention.


Lloyd, A(lbert) L(ancaster)

Lloyd, A(lbert) L(ancaster), English ethnomusicologist b. London, Feb. 29, 1908 d. Greenwich, Sept. 29, 1982. He became interested in folk-song research while working on an Australian sheep farm (1926–35). His interest was furthered by his commitment to Socialism. In 1937–38 he collected whaling songs while working as a whaling fisherman in the Antarctic, and then traveled in South America and the Middle East. From 1950 he concentrated his research in southeastern Europe. He gave lectures in England and the U.S., and produced radio programs and documentary films. In his research, he placed special importance upon socioeconomic factors.


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Albert Lancaster Lloyd was born in London on 29th February, 1908. Lloyd's father worked as a docker, draper's assistant and poultry farmer before serving on the Western Front during the First World War. Badly wounded in the war he died while Lloyd was still a child. Lloyd became an orphan when his mother died of tuberculosis in 1923. In 1924 Lloyd emigrated to Australia where he worked as a farm labourer in North South Wales. While working as seep shearer Lloyd became interested in folk music and began collecting songs sung by fellow workers. He later wrote: "My conscious interest in folk songs began then. I liked what my fellow station hands and shearers sang, and I kept exercise books for copying songs in." After ten years in Australia he moved to South Africa before returning to England in 1934. Soon after arriving in London he met A. L. Morton. The two men became close friends and both became active members of the Communist Party.

Unable to find work Lloyd obtained a reader's ticket for the British Museum and spent him time researching Marxism and the history of the British folk song. This included reading Cecil Sharp's English Folksong and the eight volume The Journal of the Folksong Society (1899-1930). He was also deeply influenced by A. L. Morton's manuscript that was eventually published as the People's History of England. In 1937 Lloyd moved to Liverpool and found work as a sailor on the whaler Southern Empress. After a seven month trip to the Antarctic he returned to London and in 1938 had his first radio script, The Voice of the Seamen, accepted by the BBC. Lloyd, a staunch opponent of Adolf Hitler and his government in Germany, was commissioned in 1939 by the BBC to produce a series of programmes on the rise of Nazism. Co-written with the Russian historian Igor Vinogradoff, the Shadow of the Swastika had a major impact on public opinion. Lloyd also wrote articles on the subject for the Reynold's News and Picture Post.

Lloyd continued his interest in folk music and on 21st July 1939 he produced a radio programme for the BBC entitled Saturday Night at the Eel's Foot that featured the singing of Velvet Brightwell. Despite the success of the radio programmes, Lloyd did not have his contract renewed. It is generally believed this was because the BBC was unhappy with Lloyd's involvement with the Communist Party. He was now recruited by Tom Hopkinson to write articles for Picture Post. These were often produced in collaboration with the photographer Bert Hardy. Lloyd's first book on folk music, The Singing Englishman, was published in 1944. His friend A. L. Morton wrote that the book had "a sparkle and spontaneity and a boldness of attack which make it a model for the application of Marxist ways of thinking to cultural questions. It looks squarely at folk song as music and poetry, the peak of the cultural achievement of the English lower classes.

After the Second World War Lloyd returned to the BBC and worked on the radio series Ballads and Blues. He also edited the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs and published Come All Ye Bold Miners (1952) and Folk Song in England (1967). Lloyd recorded several records including The Iron Muse (1963), First Person (1966), Leviathan (1968), The Great Australian Legend (1969). Albert Lancaster Lloyd died in London on 29th September 1982.

Recorded in Dec. 1969 and Sept. 20, 1970 in London, Eng.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

A.L. Lloyd interviewed by Mark Gregory

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545 |aAlbert Lancaster Lloyd was born in London on 29th February, 1908. Lloyd's father worked as a docker, draper's assistant and poultry farmer before serving on the Western Front during the First World War. Badly wounded in the war he died while Lloyd was still a child. Lloyd became an orphan when his mother died of tuberculosis in 1923. In 1924 Lloyd emigrated to Australia where he worked as a farm labourer in North South Wales. While working as seep shearer Lloyd became interested in folk music and began collecting songs sung by fellow workers. He later wrote: "My conscious interest in folk songs began then. I liked what my fellow station hands and shearers sang, and I kept exercise books for copying songs in." After ten years in Australia he moved to South Africa before returning to England in 1934. Soon after arriving in London he met A. L. Morton. The two men became close friends and both became active members of the Communist Party.
545 |aUnable to find work Lloyd obtained a reader's ticket for the British Museum and spent him time researching Marxism and the history of the British folk song. This included reading Cecil Sharp's English Folksong and the eight volume The Journal of the Folksong Society (1899-1930). He was also deeply influenced by A. L. Morton's manuscript that was eventually published as the People's History of England. In 1937 Lloyd moved to Liverpool and found work as a sailor on the whaler Southern Empress. After a seven month trip to the Antarctic he returned to London and in 1938 had his first radio script, The Voice of the Seamen, accepted by the BBC. Lloyd, a staunch opponent of Adolf Hitler and his government in Germany, was commissioned in 1939 by the BBC to produce a series of programmes on the rise of Nazism. Co-written with the Russian historian Igor Vinogradoff, the Shadow of the Swastika had a major impact on public opinion. Lloyd also wrote articles on the subject for the Reynold's News and Picture Post.
545 |aLloyd continued his interest in folk music and on 21st July 1939 he produced a radio programme for the BBC entitled Saturday Night at the Eel's Foot that featured the singing of Velvet Brightwell. Despite the success of the radio programmes, Lloyd did not have his contract renewed. It is generally believed this was because the BBC was unhappy with Lloyd's involvement with the Communist Party. He was now recruited by Tom Hopkinson to write articles for Picture Post. These were often produced in collaboration with the photographer Bert Hardy. Lloyd's first book on folk music, The Singing Englishman, was published in 1944. His friend A. L. Morton wrote that the book had "a sparkle and spontaneity and a boldness of attack which make it a model for the application of Marxist ways of thinking to cultural questions. It looks squarely at folk song as music and poetry, the peak of the cultural achievement of the English lower classes.
545 |aAfter the Second World War Lloyd returned to the BBC and worked on the radio series Ballads and Blues. He also edited the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs and published Come All Ye Bold Miners (1952) and Folk Song in England (1967). Lloyd recorded several records including The Iron Muse (1963), First Person (1966), Leviathan (1968), The Great Australian Legend (1969). Albert Lancaster Lloyd died in London on 29th September 1982.
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Albert Lancaster Lloyd - History

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  • Apple, apple ( By a river there’s a little orchard ) - Mátyás György Seiber *
  • By a river there’s a little orchard * - Mátyás György Seiber (Apple, apple)
  • In the window, out the front door * - Mátyás György Seiber (The old woman)
  • Seven locks upon the red gate * - Mátyás György Seiber (The handsome butcher)
  • The handsome butcher ( Seven locks upon the red gate ) - Mátyás György Seiber *
  • The old woman ( In the window, out the front door ) - Mátyás György Seiber *

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Condolences to the Family

Tim sorry for your lose of your Father. He laft a memory with everyone he met. Andrew.

A unique individual and friend. We had many great times over the years and I am sure we will meet again.
Jeannie Miller

It is with deepest heartfelt sympathy that we send our condolences to the Albert family. Whopper will be sadly missed and we will never forget the memories we had with him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Edd and Deb Fox

Tim and your family,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I hadn’t seen Lloyd around town for a couple of years, but whenever I did I was reminded of what a character he was! Keeping you and Caiden and Cole in my positive thoughts. Please take care,
Joel Ember

Whopper, my first and BEST friend at Wibur Chocolate when I was 22 years old and Whop was 32. You were a great teacher, a patient friend, and a person I always looked up to. I shared so many great experiences with you, camping, fishing, road trips, Virgina Beach vacations, dart league championships, ABC golf tournaments (Albert Blefko Classic), laughs, camp fires, cook outs, boating, cooking, late nights and yes………..the pursuit of fun loving people! We were both single and you were my mentor, wow, what great GREAT memories. I look forward to when we meet again in heaven my friend.
Bob Blefko

When I worked with Whopper at Wilbur Chocolate many years ago we had fun. I lost touch with him as I went to Kelloggs. Whopper thanks for your service and serving in Viet Nam and our country. God bless you and R.I.P. Glenn Carpenter

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Series I – Minutes (Boxes 1-4)

Series II – General Administrative (Boxes 5-6)

Sub-series i – Reports (Box 5)

Sub-series ii – History (Box 6)

Sub-series iii – Personnel (Box 6)

Sub-series iv – Surveys (Box 6)

Series III – Loose news clippings (Box 6)

Series III – Bound news clippings (Box 7)

Series IV – Financial (Boxes 7-8)

Series V – Facilities (Box 8)

Series VI – Programming (Boxes 8-9)

Sub-series i – Training (Box 9)

Sub-series ii – Senior Citizens [items with a dot in the upper right hand corner were previously unfoldered] (Box 10)

1 scrapbook (news clippings) (Box 10)

Sub-series ii – Senior Citizens (Box 11)

1 scrapbook (Vermont trip) (Box 11)

Series VII – External Organizations (Boxes 11-12)

Source of Acquisition: Lancaster Recreation Commission

Administrative History: Collection arranged and finding aid started by AN, 2010.

Series II – General Administrative

Series II, Folder 1 – Conference [Materials]

Letter from Lawrence Frankel Foundation Conference Coordinator, Betty Richard to Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding conference registration. February 14, 1973. 1 page.

List of titles –“A Five Foot Recreation Bookshelf.” [undated.] 3 pages.

Transcription of above list “A Five Foot Recreation Bookshelf. [undated.] 5 pages.

Minutes – Third Round Table Conference. April 19-21, 1928. 9 pages.

Brochure – Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, Pennsylvania Conference on Social Welfare Institutes . February, 1929. 1 page.

Pamphlet – Playground and Recreation Association of America, The 1928 Congress . September 27 – October 2, 1928. 2 pages.

Questionnaires – [Regarding how recreation programs should be run and resources needed. [undated.] 4 pages.

Notes – State College Conference. May 18-20, 1948. 4 pages.

Series II,Folder 2 – City of Lancaster Correspondence

Letter from John M. Moedinger’s Sons to Albert W Seitz of the Sixth Ward Park Association, regarding erection of granite memorial within the park. May 19, 1941. 2 pages.

Memorandum from Director of Recreation, A.E. Reese, Jr., to Mayor Monahan [ sic ], regarding hourly rates of part-time employees. June 23, 1969. 1 page.

Letter from Mayor Kendig C. Bare to President of Lancaster Recreation Association, John C. Stauffer, regarding Eshelman property survey. April 6, 1956. 1 page.

Letter from Superintendent of Recreation Association, John C. Stauffer, to Mayor Kendig C. Bare, regarding 1956 Summer Playground Program. April 12, 1956. 1 page.

Letter from Mayor Kendig C. Bare to President of Recreation Association, John C. Stauffer, regarding 1956 Summer Playground Program. April 6, 1956. 1 page.

Letter from Superintendent of Recreation Association, John C. Stauffer, to Mayor Kendig C. Bare, regarding Eshelman property. April 12, 1956. 1 page.

Letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Mayor Kendig C. Bare, regarding recommendation for use of Paul Eshelman property. March 19, 1956. 2 pages.

Copy of a letter from Mayor Thomas J. Monaghan to Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding funding from Lancaster City. April 14, 1958. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Lancaster City Planning Commission, Burrell Cohen, to Mayor and City Council, regarding acquisition of Ben Groff property for use as a park. June 13, 1958. 2 pages.

Letter from The Breakfast Optimist Club Of Lancaster Secretary-Treasurer, Durrell A. Hollinger, to Albert Reese, regarding projects contemplated at Williamson Park. November 13, 1967. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Mayor Thomas J. Monaghan to Gertrude Kreisle, regarding street showers. June 13, 1961. 1 page.

Memorandum from Consultant and Chairman of North Carolina Recreation Commission, Harold D. Meyer, to Mrs. H.C. Kreisle, Mr. Burrell Cohen, Mayor George Coe, and Mr. C. Bickley Foster regarding suggestion to make area around waterworks a recreational area. May 8, 1962. 1 page.

Letter from City Planner, Robert D. Wisor, to Director of Recreation, Albert Reese, regarding site plan for Reservoir Park and recreation needs to be met. August 6, 1962. 1 page.

Letter on reverse of above from Director of Recreation, Albert E., Reese Jr., to City Planner, Robert D. Wisor, regarding “too many ‘ifs’ in the development of [Reservoir] park.” August 13, 1962.

Letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Chief of Police, Al Farkas, thanking him for assistance in monitoring summer recreation programs. September 29, 1964. 1 page.

Report by Lancaster Recreation Commission, “Problem – Should Parks (maintenance) and Recreation Commission (program) be combined in the re-organization of Lancaster City Government.” May 17, 1965. 1 page.

Letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding endorsement of funds for Reservoir Park. February 6, 1967. 1 page.

Letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Mayor Thomas J. Monaghan regarding enclosed motion passed by Recreation Commission to have a comprehensive survey of the Lancaster City Recreation program conducted by the National Recreation and Parks Association. September 16, 1966. 2 pages.

Copy of Memorandum from [Executive Director of Redevelopment Authority,] Paul F. Miller, to [Director of Public Works,] George A. Kandra, regarding installation and maintenance of playground equipment at Penn Avenue. October 1, 1966. 1 page.

Memorandum from Director of Public Works, George A. Kandra, to Executive Director of Redevelopment Authority, Paul Miller, regarding recreation equipment at Penn Avenue. September 22, 1966. 1 page.

Memorandum from Director of Public Works, George A. Kandra, to Director of Recreation, Dick Reese, regarding a proposed bathhouse. January 5, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Chairman of the Long Park Commission, Thomas Monaghan, regarding a proposed “Farm-in-the-City” program. [undated.] 1 page.

Report by Lancaster Recreation Commission, “Re-suggested Repairs & Improvements for City Parks and Playgrounds.” Fall 1967. 2 pages.

Letter from Executive Director of Redevelopment Authority, Louis G. Milan, to Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding who is responsible for repairing playground equipment on city owned lots. May 1, 1968. 1 page.

Notes regarding repairs made to swings at Tot Lot on Penn Avenue. May 2, 1968. 1 page.

Letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Mayor Thomas Monaghan regarding development of the mall on South Duke Street. May 17, 1968. 1 page.

Letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to President of the Lancaster City Council, Richard Filling, regarding lack of closing hours and regulations of city parks and playgrounds. June 9, 1969. 1 page.

Memorandum from Mayor [Thomas] Monaghan to Department Directors, Bureau Heads, Executive Directors, and Authority Chairman, regarding press relations. August 12, 1969. 1 page.

Letter from Mayor Thomas Monaghan to Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding the naming of parks. October 9, 1969. 1 page.

Letter from to Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Mayor Thomas Monaghan regarding the naming of parks. September 25, 1969. 1 page.

Letter from to Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Director of Finance, C.S. Sharrocks, regarding the approval of the 1969 budget. November 11, 1968. 1 page.

Memorandum from Director of Public Works, Richard B. Nissley, to Mayor [Arthur E.] Morris regarding the Recreation Review Committee. May 29, 1987. 3 pages.

Memorandum with attachments from Mayor Arthur E. Morris to All Members of City Council regarding a review of the Lancaster Recreation Commission. September 26, 1986. 1 page.

Attachment 1 – Letter from Superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, Charles R. Walker, to Mayor Arthur E. Morris, regarding modifications to articles of agreement. September 4, 1986. 1 page

Attachment 2 – Letter from Mayor Arthur E. Morris to Superintendent of the School District of Lancaster, Charles R. Walker, regarding modifications to articles of agreement. September 26, 1986. 2 pages.

Memorandum from Mayor Arthur E. Morris to the Recreation Commission Review Committee regarding members serving on the committee and its first meeting. December 19, 1986. 1 page.

Memorandum from Mayor Arthur E. Morris to the Recreation Commission Review Committee regarding the purpose of the committee. January 5, 1987. 1 page.

Memorandum from Director of Public Works, Richard B. Nissley, to Mayor [Arthur E.] Morris providing an interim report of the Recreation Commission Review Committee. January 29, 1987. 1 page.

Series II,Folder 3 – Recommendations

Letter from Director of the Mercy-Douglas Hospital Neighborhood Youth Corps, Harriet Truman, to Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, requesting information regarding Allean Janet Scott. February 22, 1966. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to C.W. Stoddart, Jr., regarding James Corrigan. November 25, 1969. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Director of the Mercy-Douglas Hospital Neighborhood Youth Corps, Harriet Truman, recommending Allean Janet Scott. February 24, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Dean of the College of Wooster, J. Garber Drushal, to Director of Recreation, Albert Reese, requesting information regarding James Hale Gordon. January 18, 1965. 1 page. [Draft of response on the reverse.]

Copy of a letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Dean of the College of Wooster, J. Garber Drushal, recommending James Hale Gordon. February 1, 1965. 1 page.

Form letter from Saint Joseph Hospital Domestic Personnel Director, Florence Smith, to the Lancaster Recreation Association, requesting information regarding Esther King. [Response of Recreation Commission included on bottom of the form.]

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to [unknown] recommending Jay W. Moyer for the P.I.A.A. baseball exam. January 29, 1958. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Supervising Principal of Camp Hill High School, Donald Enders, recommending Charles Jacobs. May 8, 1957. 1 page.

Letter from Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery to [Director of Recreation,] Albert S. [sic] Reese, requesting information regarding George O. Machlan. November 30, 1961. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from [Director of Recreation,] Albert E. Reese to Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery recommending George Machlan. December 4, 1961. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Director of the Clubhouse Program, Thomas H Burress III, recommending Allean Scott. August 21, 1961. 1 page.

Letter from Director of the Clubhouse Program, Thomas H Burress III, to Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, requesting information regarding Allean Scott. August 18, 1961. 1 page. [Draft of response on reverse]

Copy of a letter from [Director of Recreation,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Temple University recommending Charles E. Jacobs. [undated.] 1 page.

Letter from W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service to [Director of Recreation,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., requesting information regarding Warren T. Lillie. February 9, 1961. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service recommending Warren T. Lillie. February 14, 1961. 1 page.

C opy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Bryn Mawr Hospital Director of Nurses, Edna W. Scott, R.N., recommending Carol Thomas. September 8 1960. 1 page.

Letter from Bryn Mawr Hospital Director of Nurses, Edna W. Scott, R.N., to [Director of Recreation,] Albert E. Reese, requesting information regarding Carol Thomas. August 30, 1960. 1 page. [Draft of response at the bottom of the letter.]

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to P.I.A.A. Executive Director, Mike Funk, recommending George Vengrin. August 19, 1960. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to P.I.A.A. Executive Director, Mike Funk, recommending George Bechtel. October 15, 1956. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to C.M. Shultz recommending James Hess. March 30, 1959. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Pennsylvania Public Department of Welfare Office for Children and Youth Training Advisor, Jean Farquhar, recommending Jane Moseman. March 30, 1959. 1 page.

Letter from Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Welfare and Institutions Personnel Section Supervisor, Isabel S. Eldredge, to [ Director of Recreation,] A.E. Reese, requesting information regarding Sarah Lenox Hill. March 17, 1959. 1 page.

Letter from Pennsylvania Public Department of Welfare Office for Children and Youth Training Advisor, Jean Farquhar, to [ Director of Recreation,] Richard [ sic ] Reese, requesting information regarding Jane Moseman. March 23, 1959. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation to University of Pennsylvania Director of Admissions and Placement, Margaret E. Bishop, recommending [Jane] Moseman. December 11, 1958. 1 page.

Letter from University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work Director of Admissions and Placement, Margaret E. Bishop, to [ Director of Recreation,] Richard [ sic ] Reese, requesting information regarding Esther Jane Mosemann. December 1, 1958. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Pennsylvania State University [Department of] Home Economics Education Acting Head, Elizabeth C. Hillier, recommending June Ament. October 2, 1957. 1 page.

Letter from Naval Academy Athletic Association Assistant Director of Athletics, E.E. “Rip” Miller, to Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., requesting information regarding Barry Butzer. September 19, 1957. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Allentown State Hospital Director of Social Service, Joshua Epstein, regarding Florence Schaffner. May 18, 1956. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Burl N. Osborn of the Millersville State Teachers College, regarding Bruce Stevenson. December 5, 1955. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Burl N. Osborn of the Millersville State Teachers College, regarding John Workinger. October 26, 1955. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Paul E. Portner, regarding Jane Herr. April 1, 1955. 1 page.

Letter from Paul E. Portner of the Marietta Recreational Committee to the Lancaster Recreation Commission requesting information regarding Jane Herr. March 31, 1955. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Millersville State Teachers College Dean of Instruction, William Duncan, regarding Elizabeth Jenkins. March 15, 1955. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Principal [of Oxford, PA Elementary School], Norman Calhoun, recommending Patricia Patterson. January 13, 1955. 1 page.

Letter from Kings Highway Savings Bank Secretary, Edmund G. Flowers, to the Lancaster Recreation Association requesting information regarding Ruth Taylor nee Hershour. October 13, 1954. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Highway Savings Bank Secretary, Edmund G. Flowers , recommending Ruth Taylor. October 15, 1954. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to the Southern Teachers’ Agency regarding Earl Foster. January 15, 1954. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Camp Adventure Director, Wm. V. Dworski, recommending Patricia Ann Keener. April 21, 1953. 1 page.

Letter from Adventure Director, Wm. V. Dworski , to [Director of Recreation,] Grant Brandon, requesting information regarding Patricia Ann Keener. April 20, 1953. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to [unknown], recommending Mrs. Charles E. Kress. February 10, 1953. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Executive Director regarding William Conlin. November 28, 1951. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Muriel W. Hall of the Time, Inc. Personnel Department, recommending Joyce Hackett. August 22, 1951. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to National City Bank of N.Y. Personnel Department Ass’t Cashier, G.W. Bullock, regarding John P. Murphy. July 16, 1951. 1 page.

Letter from National City Bank of N.Y. Personnel Department Ass’t Cashier, G.W. Bullock , to the Lancaster Recreation Association requesting information regarding John P. Murphy. July 12, 1951. 1 page. [Draft of response written on letter]

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to C. Lloyd Bailey of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, recommending Carol Thompson. July 16, 1951. 1 page.

Letter from C. Lloyd Bailey of the Friends Committee on National Legislation to [Director of Recreation], Grant W. Brandon, requesting information regarding Carol Thompson. July 13, 1951. 1 page. [Draft of response on letter.]

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Carol Thompson, allowing her to use the Recreation Association as a reference. July 16, 1951. 1 page.

Letter from Carol Thompson to Director of Recreation Brandon asking is she may use him as a reference. July 14, 1951. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to Hood College Placement Bureau, regarding Carolyn Dunn. March 9, 1951. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to [Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot Director,] V.M. Beckett, recommending Susan Neuhauser. February 15, 1951. 1 page.

Letter from Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot Director, V.M. Beckett, to [Director of Recreation,] G.D. Brandon, requesting information regarding Susan Neuhauser. February 14, 1951. 1 page. [Draft on response on letter.]

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel [Service] , regarding J. Louis Gehr. November 20, 1950. 1 page.

Letter from W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , to [Director of Recreation,] G.D. Brandon, requesting information regarding J. Louis Gehr. October 5, 1950. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to [unknown] regarding Sgt. D.E. Shaub. September 19, 1950. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , recommending Robert McCoach. July 10, 1950. 1 page.

Letter from W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , to [Director of Recreation, G.D.] Brandon, requesting information regarding Robert McCoach. May 31, 1950. 1 page. [Notes written on letter]

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , regarding the possible arrangement of an interview for Catherine L. Bassler at the National Recreation Association. June 29, 1950. 1 page.

Letter from Mary B. Gubernat of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , to [Director of Recreation, ] Grant D. Brandon, regarding the possible arrangement of an interview for Catherine L. Bassler at the National Recreation Association. July [ sic ] 30, 1950. 1 page.

Notes regarding qualifications of Catherine L. Bassler. [undated.] 1 page.

Draft of letter to the Y.W.C.A. of the U.S.A. National Board regarding Catherine L. Bassler. [undated.] 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Mary Coward, recommending Janet F Lyons. May 3, 1950. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , recommending Robert Hilbert Lafferty. November 8, 1949. 1 page.

Letter from W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , to [Director of Recreation,] Grant D. Brandon, requesting information regarding Robert Hilbert Lafferty. November 2, 1949. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , regarding [John J.] Federico. July 28, 1949. 1 page.

Letter from W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , to [Director of Recreation] Brandon, requesting information regarding John J. Federico . July 27, 1949. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Assistant Director of Recreation to W.C. Sutherland of the National Recreation Association Recreation Personnel Service , regarding William L. Strayer. March 25, 1949. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Camp Wenonah for Girls Executive Assistant, Mrs. S. Somsby, recommending Janet Lyons. March 11, 1949. 1 page.

Letter from Camp Wenonah for Girls Executive Assistant, Ida Somsby, to [Director of Recreation,] Brandon requesting information regarding Janet Lyons. March 10, 1949. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Catholic University of America Auditor, T.E. Rupp, recommending Betty Jane Yashur. February 25, 1949. 1 page.

Letter from Catholic University of America Auditor, T.E. Rupp , to [Director of Recreation,] Grant D. Brandon, requesting information regarding Betty Jane Yashur nee Gorman. February 21, 1949. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Bryant Teachers Bureau, Inc., regarding Amy Martin. May 10, 1948. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Y.W.C.A. Camp Director, Lena E. Risser, recommending Doris Leary. April 20, 1948. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Amy Martin giving her permission to use him as a reference. April 16, 1948. 1 page.

Letter from Amy Martin to [Director of Recreation,] Brandon asking is she may use him as a reference. April 15, 1948. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to P.I.A.A. Secretary, Edmund Wicht, recommending Nelson G. Sneath. February 27, 1948. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to Urban L. Monical of the Millersville State Teachers College Industrial Arts Department, regarding the possibility of John Federico receiving course credit for his work with the Recreation Association. February 18, 1948. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to the Bryant Teachers [Bureau Inc.] regarding Elizabeth Anne Bassler. January 31, 1948. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Commissioner L. Rains, regarding a position for Benjamin Volk. January 5, 1948. 1 page.

Letter from Boys’ Club of America Program and Personnel Service Director, Walter M. Hall, to Director of Recreation, Grant D. Brandon, thanking him for information regarding William R. Bricker. July 1, 1947. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from [the Director of Recreation] to Boys’ Club of America Program and Personnel Service Director, Walter M. Hall, regarding William R. Bricker. July 1, 1947. 1 page.

Letter from Boys’ Club of America Program and Personnel Service Director, Walter M. Hall, to Director of Recreation, Grant D. Brandon, requesting information regarding William R. Bricker. June 25, 1947. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to the Hood College Placement Bureau recommending Nancy Meminger. March 11, 1946. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to the Bryant Teachers Bureau Inc. regarding Catherine Bassler. February 13, 1946. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, G.D. Brandon, to Margaret E. Bishop, regarding Nancy Neff. June 22, 1945. 1 page.

Letter from American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter Personnel Director, R.L. Houston, to [Director of Recreation,] Grant Brandon requesting information regarding Nancy Neff. June 8, 1945. 1 page.

Letter from Margaret E. Bislay of the Pennsylvania School of Social Work to [Director of Recreation,] G.D. Brandon requesting information regarding Nancy Louise Neff. June 18, 1945. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Nancy Neff giving her permission to use him as a reference. May 23, 1945. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from the Director of Recreation to Betty H. Anderson of the Columbia University New York School of Social Work regarding Marcia Andrea Bohee. April 13, 1945. 1 page.

Letter from Betty H. Anderson of the Columbia University New York School of Social Work , to [Director of Recreation,] Grant D. Brandon, requesting information regarding Marcia Andrea Bohee. April 10, 1945. 1 page. [Notes are written on the letter.]

Series II,Folder 4 – Station Wagon

Memorandum regarding the accepted bid for a 1966 station wagon from Wiggins Chevrolet Co, and a listing of other bid offers. March 11, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Wiggins Chevrolet Co. Fleet Manager, Clair B Gifford, to [Director of Recreation,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding their bid to furnish a 1970 Chevrolet station wagon. October 15, 1969. 1 page.

Memorandum from Community Recreation Coordinator Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding bid specifications for a 1970 station wagon. [ca. September 1969.] 1 page.

Letter from Wiggins Chevrolet Co. Fleet Manager, Clair B Gifford, to the Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1966 Chevrolet station wagon. February 17, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Wiggins Chevrolet Co. Fleet Manager, Clair B Gifford, to the Recreation Commission regarding their alternate bid to furnish a 1966 Chevrolet Bel Air station wagon. March 2, 1966. 1 page.

Business Card of Joe Rettig, sales representative for Wolf Motor Co.

Letter from Wolf Motor Co. sales representative, Joseph C. Rettig, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1966 Ford Ranch Wagon. February 15, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Wolf Motor Co. sales representative, Joseph C. Rettig, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their revised bid to furnish a 1966 Ford Country Sedan Wagon. March 10, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Mohn Bros. Vice-President, Robert E. Good, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1966 Buick Skylark Sport Wagon. February 28, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Mohn Bros. Vice-President, Robert E. Good, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1966 Buick Special 4-Door V-8 Station Wagon. February 10, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Jones Pontiac Co. Fleet Sales Representative, Norm Christ, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1966 Catalina Station Wagon. February 28 1966. 1 page.

Specifications sheet for a Catalina 3-Seat Station Wagon [ca. 1966.] 1 page.

Specifications sheet for a Catalina 2-Seat Station Wagon [ca. 1966.] 1 page.

Letter from Garden Spot Motor Company salesman, L.M. McCrabb, Jr., to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1966 Ford Ranch Wagon. February 25, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Garden Spot Motor Company salesman, L.M. McCrabb, Jr., to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their alternate bid to furnish a Ford Country Sedan. March 1, 1966. 1 page.

Letter from Garden Spot Motor Company Junior Vice-President, H.H. Haverstick, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1963 Ford Country Sedan station wagon. January 6, 1963. 1 page.

Letter from Wolf Motor Co. sales representative, Joe Rettig, to [Director of Recreation,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding their bid to furnish a Country Sedan station wagon. January 7, 1963. 1 page.

Letter from Wiggins Chevrolet Co. General Manager, Carl B. Neil, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne station wagon. January 9, 1963. 1 page.

Letter from A.N. Yancich of the Chrysler Motors Corporation Service Department to Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding service performed the commission’s 1960 Plymouth [station wagon]. November 17, 1961. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to the Chrysler Corporation Service Department regarding a factory representative coming to discuss repairs made to the commission’s 1960 [Plymouth] station wagon. November 3, 1961. 1 page.

Letter from Chrysler Motors Corporation Director of Service, George J. Cutler, to Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding the forwarding of Mr. Reese’s letter to a regional office. November 13, 1961. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to A.N. Yancich of the Chrysler Motors Corporation Service Department regarding a service representative discussing repairs of the commission’s 1960 Plymouth [station wagon]. November 21, 1961. 1 page.

Letter from Lancaster County Community Chest Executive Director, Kenneth C. Shelley, to Lancaster Recreation Commission Executive Director, Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding the Community Chest’s approval of the purchase of a station wagon. January 27, 1960. 1 page.

Copy of a letter from Director of Recreation, Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Community Chest Executive Director, Kenneth Shelly, regarding the bids submitted for the purchase of a new station wagon. January 8, 1960. 1 page.

Letter from Eshelman Motor Co. Inc. President Frank B. Eshelman, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a Deluxe Suburban. January 5, 1960. 1 page.

Letter from Garden Spot Motor Co. Sales Manager, E.L. Spangler, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 4-door station wagon. January 4, 1960. 1 page.

Letter from Wiggins Chevrolet Co. New Car Manager, Joe Monahan, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1960 Chevrolet station wagon. January 5, 1960. 1 page.

Letter from Brubaker Motors, Inc. President, G.G. Durkota, to the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding their bid to furnish a 1960 Plymouth Deluxe Suburban. January 6, 1960. 1 page.

Letter from E.S. Fuss [?] of J. Herbert Fehl, Inc. to [Director of Recreation,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding overpayment of garage fees. [November 19, 1956.] 1 page.

Series II,Folder 5 – Leisure Time for assurance of a fuller life

Pamphlet – “Leisure Time for assurance of a fuller life” published by the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, © 1957.

Series II,Folder 6 – Continuing projects of the Lancaster Recreation Commission

Index – “Continuing projects of the Lancaster Recreation Commission as taken from the minutes thereof thru [sic] Feb. 1975,” 1963-1975. 34 cards.

Series II,Sub-Series – Reports

Folder 7 – Annual Reports

Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association Annual Report, 1935

Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association Annual Report, 1936

Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association Annual Report, 1937

Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association Annual Report, 1938

Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association Annual Report, 1939

Series II,Folder 8 – Annual Reports

Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association Annual Report, 1940

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1941

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1943. 12 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1944. 18 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1945. 20 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1946

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1947

Lancaster Recreation Association and the Crispus Attucks Recreation Center Annual Report, 1948

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1949

Series II, Folder 9 – Annual Reports

Lancaster Recreation Association [Annual Report], 1950

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1951. 10 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1952

Lancaster Recreation Association Annual Report, 1953. 11 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Association Playground Program [Report], 1954. 18 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Association Playground Program [Report], 1955. 15 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Association Playground Program [Report], 1956. 21 pages.

Note regarding scanning of annual reports, [undated.] 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Association Playground Program [Report], 1957. 15 pages.

Series II,Folder 10 – Summer Playground Reports

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Playground Report, 1961. 15 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Playground Report, 1962. 13 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Playground Report, 1965. 20 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Playground Report, 1966. 24 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Playground Report, 1967. 25 pages.

Series II,Folder 11 – Summer Playground Reports

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Playground Report, 1968. 24 pages.

1969 Summer Playground Report. 22 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Playground Report, 1970. 19 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1972. 21 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1973. 11 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Activity Report, May 1974. 9 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission 1974 Summer Report. 10 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1975. 10 pieces.

Series II,Folder 12 – Summer/Winter Reports

Lancaster Recreation Commission, The Summer of 1976. 8 pieces.

1978 Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report on Leisure Activities to the Lancaster Community. 10 pieces.

1979 Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report on Leisure Activities to the Lancaster Community. 8 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Winter Report, 1979-1980. 7 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Activities Report, 1980. [annotated] 8 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Activities Report, 1981. 13 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Activities Report, 1982. 7 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Winter Report, 1982-1983. 7 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1983. 12 pieces. [draft]

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1983. 7 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1983. 6 pieces, [annotated].

Lancaster Recreation Commission Winter Report, 1983-1984. 7 pieces, [annotated].

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1984. 6 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Winter Report, 1984-1985. 7 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1985. 6 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Report, 1986. 6 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Winter Report, 1986-1987. 7 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Summer Activities Report, 1987. 5 pieces.

Series II,Folder 13 – Reports of Examination on Lancaster Recreation Commission

Ralph E. Stine and Company, Certified Public Accountants. “Report of Examination on Lancaster Recreation Commission.” November 30, 1960. 5 pages.

Ralph E. Stine and Company, Certified Public Accountants. “Report of Examination on Lancaster Recreation Commission Crispus Attucks Recreation Center.” November 30, 1960. 4 pages.

Series II,Folder 14 – Reports to State and National Recreation Associations

Form – National Recreation Association, “Recreation and Park Yearbook for 1960.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 4 pages, 1 piece.

Form – [From Unknown Organization] December 1956. [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 1 page.

Form – National Recreation Association, “Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Recreation and Park Yearbook for 1955.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 6 pages, 1 piece.

Form – National Recreation Association, “Community Recreation Year Book for 1950.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 4 pages, 1 piece.

Form – National Recreation Association, “The Recreation Year Book for 1948.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 4 pages, 1 piece.

Letter from Wilmington Parks Department Director of Recreation, W. Frank Nervlin to [Direction of Recreation, Grant D.] Brandon, regarding completion of a questionnaire for a conference survey. March 10, 1948, 1 page.

Form letter from Pennsylvania State College School of Physical Education and Athletics Associate Professor in Charge of the Curriculum of Recreation, Fred M. Coombs regarding participation in a survey. June 18, 1947, 1 page.

Form – From Fred M. Coombs, “Survey of Public Recreation in Pennsylvania,” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] July 8, 1947. 2 pages, 1 piece.

Form – National Recreation Association, Report form for the Recreation Yearbook [ . . . ] for 1946. [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 4 pages, 1 piece.

Form – [Unknown organization], Questionnaire on qualifications for Recreation Positions. [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 1 page. [undated]

From – National Recreation Association, “Summary Report Form for the Recreation Year Book for 1944.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 2 pages, 1 piece.

From – National Recreation Association, “Report Form for the Recreation Year Book [ . . . ] for 1942.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 4 pages, 1 piece.

From – National Recreation Association, “Report Form for the Recreation Year Book [ . . . ] for 1941.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 4 pages, 1 piece.

From – National Recreation Association, “Report Form for the Recreation Year Book [ . . . ] for 1940.” [Information regarding Lancaster Recreation Commission entered accordingly.] 4 pages, 1 piece.

Series II,Folder 15 – Reports to and Bulletins From the National Youth Administration

Pamphlet – “The National Youth Administration Program in Pennsylvania,” [undated.]

Pamphlet – American Youth Commission and the American Council on Education, “A Program of Action for American Youth.” [ca. 1939]

Report by County Supervisor, E.W. Ford, to the Lancaster County NYA Advisory Committee. September, 26, 1939. 2 pages.

NYA County Supervisor, E.W. Ford, “Report of the National Youth Administration for Lancaster County from April 15 to May 20.” May 19, 1936. 3 pages.

National Recreation Association, Bulletin #3369, “A National Youth Program.” May 1935. 2 pages.

Form Letter from the National Youth Administration Assistant State Director, C.H. English, regarding the employment if youth. December 9, 1935. 2 pages.

Blank Form – NYA From 5, “Works Progress Administration, Work Project Application of National Youth Administration for NYA Federal Projects.” [undated.] 2 pages.

Letter from Aubrey Williams, Acting Administrator of [Unknown Organization], regarding nationwide programs. [undated.] 2 pages.

Bulletin No. 2 from National Youth Administration Assistant Regional Director of the Federal Theatre Project, Helen Schoeni, “National Youth Administration for Pennsylvania, Federal Theatre Project.” 3 pages.

Series II,Folder 16 – Objectives of the Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association

Memorandum for the Welfare Federation, detailing the Objectives of the Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association. October 2, 1939. 2 pages.

Series II,Folder 17 – Governing Documents

“An Ordinance Establishing and Creating a Recreation Board in the City of Lancaster and Defining Powers and Duties Thereof. Presented by the Lancaster Recreation and Playground Association, February 4, 1920.” 1 page.

Table of contents of records pre-1972 once contained in a binder of governing documents, commonly known as the “Board Book.” 1page.

Agreement between the City of Lancaster and the Sixth Ward Memorial Park Association regarding funds raised to erect a World War I monument in said park. May 13, 1941. 1 page.

Articles of Incorporation of the Lancaster Recreation Association. September 19, 1941. 2 pages.

Transcription of Articles of Incorporation of the Lancaster Recreation Association. September 19, 1941. 5 pages.

Amended Articles of Incorporation of the Lancaster Recreation Association. January 23, 1950. 3 pieces.

By-Laws of Lancaster Recreation Association. 2 pages.

Page 1 of By- Laws of Lancaster Recreation Association. 1 page

Pages 2 and 3 of Articles of Incorporation of the Lancaster Recreation Association. September 19, 1941. 2 pages.

Agreement between School District of Lancaster, PA and Lancaster Recreation Association regarding use of the rifle range at Lafayette School. February 1957. 3 pages.

Copy of Memorandum from S.B. Smith, Jr. entitled, “Tentative Plans for Recreation.” [undated.] 1 page.

Members of Lancaster Recreation Association Board of Directors, 1959-1960. 1 page. [Duplicate in Folder 21.]

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Instruction, “A Guide in the Organization and Administration of Extension Recreation Programs.” February 1, 1960. 4 pieces.

Draft of Agreement of Cooperation between the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster City School District, the Community Chest, and the Lancaster Recreation Association regarding the joint operation of the City’s recreation program. May 11, 1960. 4 pages.

Copy of “An Ordinance creating a Recreation Commission for the City of Lancaster setting forth the responsibilities and authority of said Commission and providing for the appointment of members to the Commission.” Session 1960, No. 16-1960, Introduced by Mr. Brown, October 25, 1960, Adopted as amended, November 22, 1960. 3 pages.

Agreement of Cooperation between the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster City School District, the Community Chest, and the Lancaster Recreation Association regarding the joint operation of the City’s recreation program. December 20, 1960. 7 pieces.

Transcription of Agreement of Cooperation between the City of Lancaster, the Lancaster City School District, the Community Chest, and the Lancaster Recreation Association regarding the joint operation of the City’s recreation program. December 20, 1960. 6 pages.

Transcription of By-Laws of Lancaster Recreation Commission. [1960]. 4 pages.

Annotated By-Laws of Lancaster Recreation Commission. [1960], 4 pages.

Decree of Dissolution of the Lancaster Recreation Association, June 15, 1962, in the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Charter Book No, 3, Page 98. 2 pages.

Constitution and Bylaws of the Crispus Attucks Community Ass’n, Lancaster, Penna. Official Copy adopted April 18, 1963, with noted changes. 4 pages.

The General Assembly of Pennsylvania, House Bill No. 490, Session of 1965. “An Act amending the act of June 23, 1931 (P.L. 932) entitled ‘An act relating to cities of the third class and amending, revising, and consolidating the law relating thereto,’ further providing for the composition of the recreation board and authorizing the appointment of members to the school district recreation board.” 1 page.

Copy of Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Commission Board Meeting. August 6, 1964. 2 pages.

Copy of Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Commission Board Meeting. September 17, 1964. 1 page.

Copy of Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Commission Board Meeting. October 15, 1964. 1 page.

Letter from Edward L. Schwar, Supervisor of Planning and Engineering, regarding the costs of building Higbee Playground. July 13, 1966. 1 page.

Transcription of Ordinance No. 6-1967, “An Ordinance to amend Ordinance No. 16-1960, adopted by Council November 22, 1960, creating a Recreation Commission, by increasing the numbers of members of the Commission and providing for their appointment thereto.” Sponsored by Mr. Beck. Adopted by Council, January 10, 1967. 1 page.

Copy of letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr. regarding the endorsement of funds to improve Reservoir Park and the need for a cooperative program between city agencies to conduct planning of recreation areas. February 6, 1967. 1 page.

Chester County Park and Recreation Board By-Laws, as amended December 6, 1967. 4 pages.

Copy of “Sample Constitution and By-Laws” [for a Recreation and Park Board, from unknown publication, undated.] 5 pages.

“Amendment to an Agreement Between the School District of Lancaster, the City of Lancaster, and the Lancaster Recreation Commission Entered into on the 9 th Day of February, 1967,” regarding administration of the Grant D. Brandon Park and the adjacent John W. Price Elementary School. 1 page.

Page 1 of draft of “Supplemental Agreement to amend the Agreement of Cooperation dated December 20, 1960, between the City of Lancaster, School District of Lancaster, Community Chest, and Lancaster Recreation Association.” [February 1967.] 1 page.

Annotated draft of agreement between the School District of Lancaster, PA and City of Lancaster, and Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding the administration of the recreation program and facilities, 5 pages. [February 1967.]

Copy of agreement between the School District of Lancaster, PA and City of Lancaster, and Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding the administration of the recreation program and facilities. March 9, 1967. 6 pieces.

Transcription of agreement between the School District of Lancaster, PA and City of Lancaster, and Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding the administration of the recreation program and facilities. March 9, 1967. 3 pages.

Supplemental agreement between the School District of Lancaster, PA and City of Lancaster, and Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding amendment of the agreement between the above parties dated December 20, 1960. March 9, 1967. 4 pieces.

Transcription of the Supplemental agreement between the School District of Lancaster, PA and City of Lancaster, and Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding amendment of the agreement between the above parties dated December 20, 1960. March 9, 1967. 2 pages.

Resolution of the Lancaster Recreation Commission to transfer funds held on behalf of the Crispus Attucks Center to the Board of Trusts and Charities. April 28, 1967. 1 page.

Exhibit “A,” Financial Report of the Crispus Attucks Center special account enclosed in resolution. April 1, 1967. 1 page.

Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Committee Special Meeting. April 28, 1967. 1 page.

Agreement to Amend Agreement dated March 9, 1967 between the School District of Lancaster, City of Lancaster, and Lancaster Recreation Commission. August 18, 1967. 3 pieces.

Copy of memorandum regarding minority involvement in recreation programs. April 1968. 1 page.

Minutes – Meeting between City Council, School Board, and Recreation Commission. September 4, 1968. 2 pages.

Letter to Steve Heineman [from Director of Recreation Albert E. Reese, Jr.] regarding revision of the agreement of cooperation. [undated.] 1 page.

Copy of letter to Steve Heineman [from Director of Recreation Albert E. Reese, Jr.] regarding revision of Agreement of Cooperation to have professional staff under the direction of the School District. [undated ] 1 page.

Copy of draft of Agreement of Cooperation between City of Lancaster, School District of Lancaster, and Community Chest. December 18, 1968. 5 pages.

Copy of “Negotiations agreement between representative of the Lancaster Education Association and Representative of the Lancaster Board of School Directors.” April 8, 1969. 2 pages.

Transcription of Bill No. 34-1969, “An Ordinance fixing a closing time for all public parks and playgrounds in the City of Lancaster, with certain exceptions, and providing penalties for the violation thereof.” Introduced by Mr. Rhinier, July 22, 1969, Adopted by Council August 5, 1969 as Ordinance No. 36-1969. 2 pages.

“Direct (or) News” Issue #3 (69-70) regarding revision of Agreement of Cooperation to have professional staff under the direction of the School District. From the Desk of the Superintendent, Don S. Glass. August 8, 1969. 2 pages.

Copy of draft of Agreement of Cooperation between City of Lancaster, School District of Lancaster, and Community Chest. August 7, 1969. 6 pages. [Enclosed with above memorandum.]

Copy of letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr. to Recreation Commission members, regarding revision of Agreement of Cooperation to have professional staff under the direction of the School District. August 13, 1969. 1 page.

Draft of Agreement of Cooperation between City of Lancaster, School District of Lancaster, and Community Chest. October 21, 1969. 6 pages.

Copy of “Conestoga Pines Agreement” between the City of Lancaster and the Optimist Club of Lancaster. May 25, 1971. 4 pages.

Transcription of “Conestoga Pines Agreement” between the City of Lancaster and the Optimist Club of Lancaster. May 25, 1971. 3 pages.

Series II,Folder 18 – Governing Documents

Table of contents of records from 1972 once contained in a binder of governing documents, commonly known as the “Board Book.” 1page.

Copy of letter from Mayor [Thomas J.] Monaghan to [Director of Recreation], Dick Reese regarding Notes from January 4, 1972 [council?] meeting. [undated.] 1 page.

“An Ordinance regulating the use of parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, swimming pools, watershed and other recreation areas owns or operated by the City of Lancaster prescribing the powers and duties of the City and certain officers and employees with regard thereto, and fixing penalties,” Session 1972, No. 12-1972, Introduced by Mr. Rhinier, April 24, 1972, Adopted by Council, May 23, 1972. 1 piece.

Report of School Board Finance Committee, regarding item level review of budget and resulting recommendations. August 1972. 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Personnel Practices. October 1972. 3 pages.

Resolution passed by Lancaster Recreation Commission, regarding a change in current policy as to use of school facilities for recreation purposes. December 1972. 1 page.

Copy of letter from [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Dick Reese, to Members of Recreation Commission regarding 1973 Appropriation from City of Lancaster. December 1972. 1 page. [2 copies.]

Copy of letter from [Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr.,] to Members of Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding use of school facilities for adult recreation programs. December 1972. 2 pages.

Copy of letter from Community Recreation Coordinator Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Lancaster School District Business Manager, Sam B. Smith, Jr., regarding use of school facilities for general recreation purposes. December 18, 1972. 1 page.

Letter from [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., and staff to Summer Recreation Commission Employees regarding the elimination of the Playground of the Year Award for the summer of 1972. 1 page.

Series II,Folder 19 – Governing Documents

Table of contents of records from 1973 once contained in a binder of governing documents, commonly known as the “Board Book.” 1page.

Organizational Chart for Lancaster Recreation Commission. April 5, 1973. 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Original Budget Request. [FY 1973.] 1 page.

Copy of letter from [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Dick Reese to Members of Recreation Commission regarding items to be considered and discussed at meeting on July 20, 1973. 1 piece.

Memorandum regarding the “History of the establishment of Recreation Commission Staff Salaries as recorded in the Official Minutes of the Commission Meetings.” September 4, 1973. 1 page.

Copy of letter from Taylor T. Lowry and [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Albert E. Reese to [Superintendent,] Dr. Don Glass, regarding administrative procedures and cost factors involved in school rentals. September 14, 1973. 1 page.

Series II,Folder 20 – Governing Documents

Table of contents of records from 1974 once contained in a binder of governing documents, commonly known as the “Board Book.” 1page.

Letter from [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Dick Reese to Mayor and Members of City Council, Superintendent of Schools and School Board Members, and Members of Recreation Commission and Staff, regarding the possible effects of the energy crisis on the recreation program. January 7, 1974. 1 page.

Letter from [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Dick Reese to Recreation Commission Members, regarding some items to be considered at Recreation Commission Meeting on January 25, 1974. 1 page.

Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Commission Finance Committee Meeting. July 26, 1974. 1 page.

Optimist Youth Barn Regulations. December 1974. 2 pages.

Memorandum regarding the “History of the establishment of Recreation Commission Staff Salaries as recorded in the Official Minutes of the Commission Meetings.” Prepared in 1974. 1 page.

Letter from [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Members of Recreation Commission, regarding concerns about General Recreation Program. 1974. 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Source of Income Spreadsheet, 1958-1974. 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Source of Income Spreadsheet, 1958-1973. 1page. [annotated]

Community School Act, “P.L. 93-380 The Educations Amendments of 1974 became law on August 21, 1974 [ . . . ] As one part of this act, we now have Title IV, Section 405 or the Community Schools Act. Following is the exact wording of the act.” 3 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Policy Statement for Sponsored of Co-Sponsored Programs. 1975. 1 page.

Report of Special Committee to Review Fees and Charges of the Lancaster Recreation Commission. 1975. 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Commission, Fees for Special Programs. [undated.] 1 page.

“Suggest Format for Signing Parks & Recreation Areas” [undated.] 1 page.

Series II,Folder 21 – Governing Documents

“Contract between School District of Lancaster and the Lancaster Recreation Commission,” relating to the Food Service Department providing package meals for the Happy Hours Club. February 12, 1975. 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Policy Statement for Sponsored or Co-sponsored programs. 1975. 1 page. [2 copies.]

Table of contents of records from 1975 once contained in a binder of governing documents, commonly known as the “Board Book.” 1page.

Copy of letter from Albert E. Reese, Jr., to Chief Community Planner, Robert S. Yates, regarding the First Year Plan for Housing and Community Development. March 20, 1975. 1 page.

Copy of Purchase Order Procedure. January 16, 1975. 1 page. [draft]

Copy of Purchase Order Procedure. January 16, 1975. 1 page. [2 copies.]

Copy of memorandum from [Community Recreation Coordinator,] A.E. Reese, Jr., to Leagues and Teams using lighted facilities at Conlin Field and Davey Arnold Field, regarding the revised user fee schedule. [undated]. 1 page.

Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Commission Special Meeting. January 30, 1975. 2 pages.

Copy of letter from the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and Staff of the Senior Citizen’s Service Club (Happy Hours Branch) to Director of Planning, Jack Canan, regarding community development funds. February 6, 1975. 2 pages.

Proposal for Grant to Provide Comprehensive Services for Senior Citizens. [circa 1975] 7 pages.

Copy of “Lancaster Recreation Commission approved 1975 proposed budget request as submitted to City of Lancaster and School District of Lancaster in October 1974.” March 10, 1975. 1 page.

Copy of letter from the City of Lancaster to [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding electrical and gas service fees. March 10, 1975. 1 page. [Page 2 missing?]

Copy of letter from Director of Public Works, Arthur E. Morris, to [Community Recreation Coordinator,] Albert E. Reese, Jr., regarding utility costs at Davey Arnold and Conlin Fields. March 20, 1975. 1 page.

Report of meeting with baseball coaches and league representatives. March 19, 1975. 1 page.

Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Commission Meeting. March 21, 1975. 2 pages.

Copy of letter from Planning Director, John R. Ahlfeld, to Chief Planner, Jack M. Canan, regarding the Proposed Application for 1975 Lancaster City Community Development funds. March 27, 1975. 1 page.

Minutes – Lancaster Recreation Commission Recessed Meeting. April 18, 1975. 3 pages.

Copy of letter from Chief Planner, Jack M. Canan, to Planning Director, John R. Ahlfeld, regarding the City of Lancaster’s Housing and Community Development Application. April 2, 1975. 3 pages.

Memorandum from A.E. Reese, Jr. to All full and part-time office staff regarding the daily schedule. June 20, 1975. [annotated January 12, 1976.] 1 page.

“Explanation of sale of tickets for bus trips.” July 1975. 1 page.

Copy of memorandum from A.E. Reese to all staff regarding work schedules. October 30, 1975. 1 page.

Copy of memorandum from Senior Citizen Director, Donald W. Erb, to Executive Committee Members and Happy Hours Club Branch Center Directors, regarding the performance policy of the Melo-Dears. October 21, 1975. 1 page.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Proposed Budget [with attachments]. 1975. 11 pages.

Optimist Club of Lancaster [Blank]Table Rental Contract. [undated.] 2 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission [Blank] Bleacher Rental Contract. [undated.] 2 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Staff Assignments. [undated.] 9 pages.

Lancaster Recreation Commission. Employment as Playground Leader. [undated.] 1 page. [2 copies]

Memorandum from A.E. Reese to all staff regarding use of radio communication equipment. December 8, 1975. 1 page.

Memorandum to all staff regarding vacation and time off. [undated.] 1 page.

Copy of memorandum from A.E. Reese to All Lancaster Recreation Commission Full-Time Staff regarding vacations. January 12, 1976. 1 page. [2 copies.]

[Blank] School District of Lancaster Rental Contract. [undated.] 1 page.

Letter from Community Recreation Coordinator, Albert E. Reese, Jr. to P.T.A. and P.T.O. Presidents or Program Chairman regarding recreation employees conducting programs at P.T.A. and P.T.O. meetings. March 31, 1975. 1 page.

Memorandum from A.E. Reese, Jr. to Full-time Lancaster Recreation Commission Staff regarding personnel policies and procedures. January 20, 1976. 1 page. [2 copies]

Memorandum from A.E. Reese, Jr. to All full and part-staff regarding the daily schedule. June 20, 1975. Revised January 12, 1976. 1 page. [2 copies.]

Custodial and Maintenance Hours and General Responsibilities. Effective October 4, 1976. 1 page. [draft]

Copy of Custodial and Maintenance Hours and General Responsibilities. Effective October 4, 1976. 1 page.

Copy of list of Members of Lancaster Recreation Association Board of Directors, 1959-1960. 1 page. [Duplicate in Folder 17.]

Copy of agreement between J. Paul and Bertha R. Witwer and the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding construction of a rifle range. May 1977. 3 pages. [Original in Folder 22.]

Report to School Board concerning the proposed revision of the present existing agreements relating to the Lancaster Recreation Commission. February 26, 1976. 3 pieces.

Lancaster Recreation Commission Committee Assignments. 1976. 1page.

Series II,Folder 22 – Governing Documents

School District of Lancaster. Possible Changes for Articles of Agreement Governing Recreation Commission. January 8, 1977. 1 pages. [2 copies.]

School District of Lancaster. Suggested Changes to the Articles of Agreement as a Result of the Board Committee Meeting held on Friday, February 4, 1977. 1 page. [2 copies.] [Originally attached to “Possible changes . . . “ dated January 8, 1977.]

Agreement between J. Paul Witwer and the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding construction of a rifle range. May 1977. 3 pages.

Agreement between J. Paul and Bertha R. Witwer and the Lancaster Recreation Commission regarding construction and use of a rifle range. May 1963. 3 pages. [Attached to above agreement.]

Memorandum from A.E.R. to Staff regarding a review of the organizational chart and program assignments. May 10, 1977. 1 page.

Copy of Organizational Chart for Lancaster Recreation Commission. April 5, 1973. 1 page. [Originally attached to above memorandum dated May 10, 1977.]

Memo from School District of Lancaster Superintendent, Charles L. Walker, to Members of the Lancaster School Board, City Council, and Recreation Commission, regarding the purpose of a meeting held on May 19, 1977. May 19, 1977. 1 page.

School District of Lancaster. Possible Changes for Articles of Agreement Governing Recreation Commission. January 8, 1977. 1 page. [Originally attached to above memorandum dated May 19, 1977.]

School District of Lancaster. Suggested Changes to the Articles of Agreement as a Result of the Board Committee Meeting held on Friday, February 4, 1977. 1 page. [Originally attached to above memorandum dated May 19, 1977.]

Notes – [Unknown author.] Agreement Thoughts. July 12, 1977. 1 page.

Memorandum from A.E.R. to All Professional Staff regarding staff meetings. September 6, 1977. 1 page.

Copy of letter from Mayor Richard M. Scott to Superintendent, Dr. Charles “Bud” R. Walker, regarding possible changes to the Articles of Agreement. September 15, 1977. 3 pages.

Memorandum from A.E. Reese, Jr. to All Staff regarding Telephone [Use]. July 8, 1977 (Initial Notice), November 4, 1977 (Reminder Notice). 1 page.

Letter from Lancaster General Hospital Associate Director of Personnel, Education, and Training, Joseph J. Gallagher, to All agencies that provide observational experiences for students from the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing, regarding a Letter of Agreement. November 10, 1977. 1 page.

Copy of Letter of Agreement between Lancaster General Hospital and Camp Sunshine regarding observational experiences at the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing. November 14, 1977. 1 page. [Originally attached to Joseph Gallagher letter dated November 10, 1977.]

Lancaster Recreation Commission. Goals for 1978, Review of 1977 Goals. February 1, 1978. 2 pages.

Memorandum from A.E.R. to All Staff regarding Parking Lot Privileges. April 19, 1978. 1 page.

Memo from School District of Lancaster Superintendent, Charles L. Walker, to All Board Members regarding a meeting scheduled for June 29, 1978 with City Council to discuss the recreation program. June 26, 1978. 1 page.

Notes enclosed with Memo dated June 26, 1978 regarding the School District of Lancaster’s involvement with the Recreation Commission. June 27, 1978. 1 page.

Statistics enclosed with Memo dated June 26, 1978 regarding the School District of Lancaster’s involvement with the Recreation Commission. 1970-1977. 1 page.

Memo from School District of Lancaster Superintendent, Charles R. Walker, to All Board Members regarding a meeting scheduled for July 27, 1978 with City Council to discuss the recreation program. July 24, 1978. 1 page.

Memo enclosed with above Memo dated July 24, 1978, from [School District of Lancaster Superintendent, Charles R. Walker,] to All Board Members regarding Estimated Inkind [sic] Cost for Recreation Programs. July 24, 1978. 2 pages.

Letter from Mayor Wohlson to Members of City Council regarding a Revised Agreement of Cooperation between the City of Lancaster and the School District of Lancaster for the operation of the Lancaster Recreation Commission. September 20, 1979. 1 page.

[Proposed Changes to Agreement of Cooperation.] November 12, 1979. 1 page.

Joint Statement by the School District of Lancaster Board of School Directors and the City Council Members for the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania regarding Proposed Changes for the Articles of Agreement Governing the Operation of the Recreation Commission. November 21, 1978. 1 page.

File of the Council of the City of Lancaster, PA. Session 1979. No. 25-1979. Introduced by Mr. Lefever, October 23, 1979. Ordinance No. 22-1979. Adopted by Council, November 13, 1979. “An Ordinance to amend Part One – Administrative Code, Title Five, Article 155 – Recreation Commission, Section 155.01 – Establishment Term, Section 155.02 – Duties, Section 155.03 – Powers, and Section 155.05 – Employees Reports, and to Delete Section 155.06 – Budget, and Section 155.08 – Reports.” 1 piece.

Transcription of above Bill No. 25-1979. Introduced by Mr. Lefever, October 23, 1979. Ordinance No. 22-1979. Adopted by Council, November 13, 1979. “An Ordinance to amend Part One – Administrative Code, Title Five, Article 155 – Recreation Commission, Section 155.01 – Establishment Term, Section 155.02 – Duties, Section 155.03 – Powers, and Section 155.05 – Employees Reports, and to Delete Section 155.06 – Budget, and Section 155.08 0 Reports.” 2 pages.

Transcription of Resolution No. 40-1979. Introduced by Mr. Lefever, November 13, 1979. Adopted by Council, November 13, 1979. Authorizing Mayor to act on behalf of the City to enter into agreements with the School District of Lancaster relative to the Recreation Commission. 1 page.

Copy of transcription of agreement between the City of Lancaster and the School District of Lancaster regarding the establishment of the Lancaster Recreation Commission. November 13, 1979. 4 pieces.

Lease between the City of Lancaster and the Optimist Club of Lancaster regarding the Optimist Youth Barn, beginning in 1980 and ending in 2005. [circa 1980.] 8 pages.

Exhibit “A” of above lease agreement. “Rules Governing Use of the Optimist Youth Barn.” [undated.] 1 page.


How Norman Lloyd Sustained an Eight-Decade Career

Norman Lloyd as Dr. Daniel Auschlander in ‘St. Elsewhere’

Terry Teachout

Most of the obituaries for Norman Lloyd, who died last week at the astonishing age of 106, led with the same two items: He fell off the Statue of Liberty in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” and was one of the stars of “St. Elsewhere,” an NBC series about a rundown Boston hospital that ranked among the finest TV dramas of the ’80s (or ever, truth be told). They also made prominent mention of the sheer length of his career, which began on stage in 1932 and ended in Hollywood with “Trainwreck,” an Amy Schumer comedy that came out in 2015, the year he turned 100. No other stage or screen actor is known to have worked to a greater age.

In between, he worked with, among countless other notables, Judd Apatow, Ingrid Bergman, Bertolt Brecht, Charlie Chaplin, John Houseman, Burt Lancaster, Jean Renoir, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles and Robin Williams. Late in life he gave anecdote-rich interviews to relative youngsters like TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz and the New Yorker’s Alex Ross who were agog at the friends he’d made and the things he’d done. Mr. Ross, who spoke to Mr. Lloyd in 2015, described him as “staggeringly undiminished by age.”

How did he pull it off? To begin with, Mr. Lloyd fulfilled the Prime Directive of Stage and Screen Longevity: Don’t die. Unlike Welles, who lived a profligate life in every sense of the word and predeceased his old friend and colleague by 36 years, he was a temperate man blessed with a long and happy marriage (his wife died in 2011 at the age of 98) who played tennis twice a week well into his hundredth year.

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Beautiful Trilogy of Forgiveness & Love

I just finished the Lancaster Trilogy by Kate Lloyd. Each book was well written with lovable characters and the story of love, God’s forgiveness & forgiving ourselves. I visited Lancaster, PA years ago & my parents had Amish neighbors in Ohio. So when the author mentioned Tuscarawas County in Ohio it brought such
sweet memories for me since my parents 50th Anniversary dinner was at an Amish restaurant there. Each book has a story of someone trying to find w Beautiful Trilogy of Forgiveness & Love

I just finished the Lancaster Trilogy by Kate Lloyd. Each book was well written with lovable characters and the story of love, God’s forgiveness & forgiving ourselves. I visited Lancaster, PA years ago & my parents had Amish neighbors in Ohio. So when the author mentioned Tuscarawas County in Ohio it brought such
sweet memories for me since my parents 50th Anniversary dinner was at an Amish restaurant there. Each book has a story of someone trying to find where they belong while God is in the midst working everything out if we just trust that He is always in control. . more