Held at: Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives [Contact Us]1515 Arch Street, 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
[Description and date of item], FP.2011.007, Aerial Mapping Project Files, Fairmount Park Historic Resource Archives.
1981-1982 (bulk) and 1920-1982 (inclusive)
This collection contains photographs, notes and interpretations of multiple aerial mapping projects conducted over the city of Philadelphia. The largest of the “Aerial maps” series (1981-1982) contains two linear feet of black and white photos which are the result of a major Fairmount Park Commission mapping project undertaken between 1981 and 1983. The survey was performed by Aerial Data Reproduction Associates, Incorporated. This series contains visual documentation of East and West Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Valley Park, Pennypack Park, Cobb’s Creek Park and Tacony Creek Park. The series contains both positive and negative images. The photos are accompanied by three binders of analytical aero-triangulation data and field notes.
This collection contains photographs from the early 1920s to the 1980s. Interpretation and notes are only available for the comprehensive project conducted from 1981-1982.