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CRA043 -- Purdue-Calumet Development Foundation Records
  
Calumet Regional Archives

Inventory

6.25 Linear Feet
August 1988
Inventory Written by: John Pappas

Introduction

The Purdue Calumet Development Foundation records were donated to the Calumet Regional Archives on August 3, 1977. The property rights of this collection are held by the Calumet Regional Archives; literary rights are donated to the public. There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Linear feet of shelf space: 6.25 linear feet
Number of containers: 7 boxes
Calumet Regional Archives CRA 043
Processed by: John Pappas
Date: August 1988

Scope and Content

The Purdue Calumet Development Foundation (PCDF) Records span from 1922 to 1970, but primarily focus on the period of 1950 to 1969. The material covers virtually the entire scope of community planning and urban development in northwest Indiana.

The collection can be broken down into two sections: The general files and the case files. The general files contain federal, state and independent agency reports on many topics such as: community planning, urban development, population trends, business census', transportation (air, sea, and land), economic reports, and many others. This part of the collection is a good source of general information, and was used by the PCDF staff to make decisions for their projects.

The second section, the case files, is the material documenting the individual projects undertaken by the PCDF. These are indexed in alphabetical order and cover almost every city in N.W. Indiana. Since the Foundation was formed in conjunction with the town of East Chicago, the largest amount of material is on the development of East Chicago. On the other hand some towns are only covered by a file of newspaper articles, but there is still an abundance of information on other cities such as: Hammond, Munster, Hobart and Gary.

Researchers should note that other collections held by the Archives dealing with regional planning include the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (CRA 006), the City of Gary Collection (CRA 010), the Millie Pilot Collection (CRA 166), and the George Hall Collection (CRA 249).

Historical Sketch

The PCDF was officially incorporated in 1954. It was a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that combined the resources and abilities of industry, commerce, public administrators, and Purdue University in meeting the housing and planning needs of Northwest Indiana.

The need for this organization arose during the economic boom that struck the region after the Second World War. Continued industrial growth led to both economic and population growth. The housing market quickly became outdated and inadequate. After two independent studies in 1952 and 1953 highlighted the urgent need for increased and improved housing, the idea for PCDF was proposed by Purdue University. The PCDF was formed in 1954 under the Indiana Foundation or Holding Companies Act of 1921.

Over the next two decades, the Foundation generated a series of studies focusing on improving housing, transportation, and urban development in the booming Calumet Region. In addition, the PCDF established a central library of reports about the Region. By 1976, however, this enterprise had floundered and finally dissolved, after providing an early example of university-community partnership for regional redevelopment.



Box File Description
1 1 PCDF - Statement of Conception 1954
2 PCDF - History (l954-1960)
3 PCDF - Annual Report 1959
4 PCDF - Annual Report 1960
5 PCDF - Annual Report 1964, 1968
6 PCDF - Visitor's Register
7 Report - Growth/Development in the Calumet Region 1961
8 Report - Calumet Region 1961
9 Report - Church Development Calumet Region 1962
10 Report - Development Calumet Flood Plain 1964
11 Report - Indiana Community Planning 1954
12 Report - Metro Planning-N W Indiana 1956
13 Report - Community Planning Legislation 1956
14 Report - Governors Conference on Urban Area Planning 1956
15 Report - 11th Indiana Planning Conference 1959
1 16 Reports - Community Planning Legislation 1959-63
17 Report - Citizen Participation in Community Planning 1963
18 Reports - Community Planning 1964-1965
19 Directory - State Agencies Relevant to Community Planning 1965
20 Reports - Sources of Information for Urban Planning in Indiana (Vols 1 & 2) 1965
21 Reports - Indiana Division of Community Planning 1966-1969
22 Report - Indiana Legislation for Urban Development Vol. 1 1965
23 Report - Indiana Legislation for Urban Development Vol II 1965
24 Reports - Fiscal Planning for Urban Development (1958-1965)
25 Directory - Planning Agencies in Indiana 1969
26 Report - Indiana Zoning Institute 1966



Box File Description
2 1 Annual Report - Lake County Transportation & Planning Commission, 1968
2 Reports - Lake-Porter County Transportation & Planning Commission 1968-1969
3 Minutes - Lake-Porter Transportation & Planning Commission 1968-1969
4 Population Census 1950
5 Reports - Population Figures and Estimates, Indiana 1962-1968
6 Reports - Regional Population Projections 1965
7 Articles - Population Trends, Northwest Indiana 1966-67
8 Report - Population Trends, Lake and Porter Counties 1968
9 Articles - Population, N.W. Indiana 1963-64
10 Articles - Population, N.W. Indiana 1968
11 Papers - Methods of Population Estimation. n.d.
12 Census of Governments 1957
13 Census of Governments - Central Business Districts 1958
14 Census of Business - Selected Services 1958
15 Census of Business - Wholesale Trade 1958
2 16 Census of Mineral Industries 1958
17 Census of Steel Foundries 1958
18 Census of Manufacturers 1958
19 Census of Steel Works 1958
20 Census of Housing 1960
21 Census of Business 1963
22 Census of Business - Wholesale Trade 1963
23 Census of Business - Retail (1963-1967)
24 Directory - Midwest Manufacturing 1963
25 Highway Capacity Manual 1950
26 Booklet - Concrete Expressways 1953
27 Progress Report - Indiana Highway Needs 1956
28 Report - Traffic Relief - Lake County 1959
29 Report - Improvement of State Highway-912 1959
30 Report - Railroad Bridges and Approaches to the Calumet River 1960
31 Report - Indiana Highway Department 1965
2 32 Reports - Indiana Highway Department 1966
33 Report - The Northwestern R.R. and the Penn Central R.R. in Indiana 1973
34 Report - Creation of an Interstate Port Authority for Indiana & Illinois 1933
35 Report - Where Two Great Waterways Meet 1955
36 Book - The Port of Chicago & the St. Lawrence Seaway 1957
37 Report - The St. Lawrence Seaway - Its Impact Upon the Waterways 1957
38 Report - Meeting the Challenge of the Seaway 1959
39 Report - Burns Harbor 1960
40 Interstate Port Handbook - 1965
41 Report - Harbor Development, n.d.
42 Report - The Illinois Waterway and Calumet River, ca. 1957



Box File Description
3 1 Report - State Chamber of Commerce - Board of Governors Meeting 1959
2 Report - State Charter of Commerce - Board of Governors Meeting 1963
3 Reports - N.W. Indiana Industry 1950-1960
4 Report - Factors Influencing Plant Location in Indiana 1957
5 Book - Manufacturing Statistics 1959
6 Reports - N.W. Indiana Industrial Development (1963-65)
7 Articles - N.W. Indiana Industrial Development (1963-66)
8 Report - New and Expanding Industry in Indiana (1964-1965)
9 Report - Construction Costs and Trends in the Midwest 1965
10 Indiana Industrial Directory 1965
11 Book - We Are Building a New Indiana 1965
12 Report - Employment Trends - Lake-Porter Economy 1968
13 Report - Greater Calumet Area Housing Survey, 1953
14 Report - Greater Calumet Area Housing Survey #Z.1954
15 Report - Substandard Housing 1955
3 16 Report - Metropolitan Housing Council of Chicago 1956
17 Census of Housing, Indiana 1960
18 Report - Building Rules and Regulations 1952
19 Report - Minimum Building Requirements 1956
20 Report - Neighborhood Standards for Indiana 1960
21 Pamphlet - Amendments to Building Rules and Regulations 1966
22 Reports - Federal Open-Space Land Program (1962-1967)
23 Booklet - Open Space for Urban America 1965
24 Report - Lake County Needs Parks 1965
25 Report - N.W. Indiana Recreation Locations, n.d.
26 Reports - Statistical Information for Indiana School Corporations 1964-1966
27 Report - Statistical Information for Indiana Schools 1971
28 Report - Indiana's Medical Education Needs 1966
29 Report - Health Plan for N.W. Indiana 1968
30 Report - Progressive Taxes on Bare Land - 1977



Box File Description
4 1 Report - Issues, Elections, Government and You 1958
2 Booklet - 20 Years of Hoosier Progress: 1939-1959, 1959
3 Directory of Indiana Savings and Loans 1960
4 Report - Indiana Flood Control and Water Resources 1961
5 Report - Indiana Board on Geographic Norms 1962
6 Report - Keep Indiana Competitive 1965
7 Book - Indiana Almanac and Government Guide 1966
8 Report - Regional Solid Waste Disposal System 1968
9 Booklet - Porter County Municipal Airport, n.d.
10 Report - Residential Land Use - Chicago 1943
11 Report - Community Conservation Programs in Chicago 1946
12 Book - Local Community Facts, Chicago 1950
13 Report - Demographic and Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Chicago Area 1950
14 Report - Neighborhood Conservation in Chicago 1952
15 Report - Population Projections for Chicago and N.W.Indiana: 1960-1990, 1956
4 16 Index for Information on Chicago Metro Area 1954
17 Population Growth for the Chicago Metro Area: 1950-1956, 1957
18 Report - Proposal to Amend Title of Chicago Metro Area 1959
19 Report - Population Projection of Chicago Area in 1980, 1959
20 Reports - Chicago Area Transportation Study Vol 1-3, 1959
21 Book - Metropolitan Chicago: An Economic Study 1959
22 Report - Chicago Suburban Factbook 1960
23 Census of Housing & Chicago City Blocks 1960
24 Report - A Social Geography of Metro Chicago 1960
25 Climate Guide for Chicago 1962
26 Report - Chicago as a World City, n.d.



Series: Community Case Files
Box File Description
5 1 Articles - Chesterton, IN (1959-1962)
2 Articles - Crown Point, IN 1960-1963
3 Building Codes - Dyer, IN 1957
4 Report - Thoroughfare Plant. Dyer, IN 1957
5 Reports - Zoning, Dyer, IN 1959
6 Articles - Dyer, IN 1960-1963
7 Report - Dyer, IN 1961
8 Report - Calumet District Traffic Survey 1953
9 Reports - East Chicago R-1 ProJect: Sewer Plans 1958-66
10 Reports - East Chicago, IN R-1 Project 1958-1966
11 Reports - East Chicago, IN R-1 Input Costs (1963 1966)
12 Reports - Calumet District Transit Co. - Routes and Schedules 1963-1964
13 Report - East Chicago R-2 Student Location Info 1964
14 Directory - Industries in East Chicago, IN 1964
15 Reports - East Chicago, IN - R-1 Progress Reports 1966-1968
5 16 Correspondence - East Chicago, IN R-1 Project Sewers Hamilton and Associates 1966-1968
17 Reports - East Chicago, IN R-1 Assessments
18 Reports - East Chicago, IN Neighborhood Analysis 1967
19 Report - East Chicago, IN Red Cross Activity 1967
20 Juvenile Police Records, East Chicago, IN 1967
21 Reports - East Chicago Traffic Accidents 1967
22 Report - Prairie Park Subdivision #5. East Chicago 1966-1967
23 Report - Prairie Park Subdivision - Magnolia Homes East Chicago, IN 1967
24 Report - Prairie Park #5 - Construction Costs, East Chicago 1967
25 East Chicago, IN Opportunity Center Directory 1968
26 Records - Inland Steel - Lands in East Chicago, n.d.
27 Report - Salvation Army Service, East Chicago, n.d.
28 East Chicago Building Inspections, n.d.
29 East Chicago Industrial Directory, n.d.
30 Reports - Business Statistics, Gary, IN 1954
31 Report - Economic Factors for Planning, Gary, IN 1955
5 32 Report - Social/Economic Conditions, Gary, IN 1955
33 Report - East Gary, IN - 1957
34 Reports - Gary, IN 1959-1962
35 Directories Gary, IN Industry 1959
36 Report - Industry, Gary, IN 1959
37 Articles - Urban Renewal, Gary, IN (1960-1963)
38 Report - Schools, Gary, IN 1960
39 Report - Urban Renewal, Gary, IN 1961
40 Booklets - Indiana University - Gary 1961-1962
41 Articles - Gary, IN 1956-1963
42 Articles - Griffith, IN 1959-1963
43 Report - Urban Improvement Cost Study-Hammond, IN 1960
44 Report - Zoning, Hammond, IN 1951
45 Report - Hammond, IN Dept of Parks and Recreation 1956
46 Report - Hammond Urban Renewal Preliminaries 1957
47 Reports - Population-Hammond (1957-1960)
5 48 Articles - Hammond Transportation 1957-1962
49 Report - Hammond Urban Improvement Program 1958
50 Report - Hammond Urban Improvement Program Follow-Up 1958
51 Report - Market Analysis of Downtown Hammond, IN 1958
52 Hammond Housing and Population Survey 1958
53 Report - Downtown Hammond, IN 1958
54 Report - Financial Data Hammond, IN (1958-1962)
55 Hammond Fire Department Annual Report 1959
56 Reports - Hammond Schools 196O
57 Cost Study - Urban Renewal Hammond, IN 1960
58 Articles - Urban Renewal Hammond, IN 1960-1963
59 Articles - Community Facilities, Hammond, IN 1960-63
60 Articles - Hammond, IN (1960-1963)
61 Report - Neighborhood Renewal, Hammond, IN, n.d.
62 Industrial Directories Hammond, IN, n.d.
63 Report - Hammond, IN, n.d.


Box File Description
6 1 Zoning Ordinances - Highland, IN 1950-1954
2 Articles - Highland, IN (1956-1963)
3 Zoning Ordinances Hobart, IN (1945-1960)
4 Reports - Hobart City Finances (1950-1957)
5 Reports - Hobart, IN Development (1950-1962)
6 Reports - Hobart, IN Schools (1955-1963)
7 Report - Land Use, Hobart, IN 1956
8 Report - Thoroughfare Plan 1957
9 Reports - Urban Development, Hobart, IN 1958
10 Report - Population Hobart, IN 1959
11 Articles - Hobart, IN - Parks & Recreation 1962
12 Articles - Zoning, Hobart, IN 1963
13 Reports - Hobart "701" 1964-1966
14 Contract - Hobart, IN "701 n Plan 1966
15 Articles - Hobart, IN 1957-1963
6 16 Articles - Hobart, IN 1964-1966
17 Report - Sewer Renovation Plans Lowell, IN 1961
18 Report - Area Development Survey - Lowell, IN 1963
19 Report - Sewer and Drainage Lowell, IN 1963
20 Reports - Zoning, Lowell, IN
21 Documents - Legal Papers, Ordinances Lowell, IN 1963
22 Subdivision Ordinance Lowell, IN 1966
23 Report - Recommendations for the Tri-Creek Schools Lowell, IN 1966
24 Report - Needs of Tri-Creek Schools Lowell, IN 1966
25 Michigan City 1960-1961
26 Reports - Munster, IN Population (1950-1960)
27 Reports - Housing, Munster, IN (1954-1962)
28 Reports - Munster, IN Sewer System (1957-1963)
29 Reports - Area Retail Munster, IN (1960-1966)
30 Fiscal Reports, Munster, IN 1960-1964
31 Reports - Urban Renewal Munster, IN 1961-1967
6 32 Reports - Procedure 7 Format, Plan for Munster 1962
33 Report - Community Facilities, Munster, IN 1965
34 Reports - Capital Input Costs Munster, IN 1965
35 Report -- Population Analysis of School Children Munster, IN 1965
36 Reports - Capital Inputs; Schools. Munster, IN 1965
37 Report - Munster, IN School Development
38 Capital Input Analysis, Munster, IN 1965
39 Documents - Park-Land-Fill Project, Munster, IN 1966-67
40 Articles - Zoning, Munster, IN 1956-1963
41 Articles - Munster, IN 1956-1963
42 Articles - Schools, Munster, IN 1959-1963
43 Articles - Zoning, Munster 1966-1969
44 Report - Soil Condition, Munster, IN, n.d.
45 Report - Residential Development, Munster, IN, n.d.
46 Report - Analysis of Land Use, Munster, IN, n.d.
47 Report - Density Costs, Munster, IN, n.d.
6 48 Articles - Ogden Dunes, IN (1957-1962)
49 Articles - Portage, IN 1959-1963
50 Report - Development Plan, Richmond, IN 1952


Box File Description
7 1 Reports - Zoning, Schererville, IN (1954-1960)
2 Correspondence - Schererville, IN 1962
3 Report - Urban Development Program, Valparaiso, IN 1954
4 Articles - Valparaiso, IN (1959-1962)
5 Reports - Urban Development, W. Lafayette, IN 1961
6 Reports - Citizens Study Committee, West Lafayette, IN 1961
7 Reports - Zoning - Whiting, IN (1933-1961)
8 Report - Sewer System, Whiting, IN 1950
9 Population Figures, Whiting, IN 1950
10 Report: Urban Development Plan, Whiting, IN 1958
11 Description
12 Articles - Whiting, IN 1961-1963



Series: Oversize
File Description
8 Financial Reports of Munster 1957-1961
School Trustees Report on Munster Schools 1962
9 Charts:
-Employment Trends in N.W. Indiana (1947-1963)
-Industrial Growth in Hammond-Gary-East Chicago Area, by Industrial Group (1947-1963)
-Number of Employees by Industry (1947-1967)
-Computations of Value Added by Manufacturers for Industrial Groups (1947-1963)
-Trends in Number of Establishments by Industry (1947-1963)
-Percent Change in Numbers of Employees in Gary Hammond-East Chicago Area (1947-1963)
-Growth in Individual Industries 1958-1965
-Munster Revenue Reports 1957-1964


Subject Tracings

  • American Red Cross
  • Burns Harbor
  • Business
  • Calumet Region
  • Charities
  • Chesterton
  • Churches
  • Dyer
  • East Chicago
  • Economic Development Projects
  • Education
  • Employment, Economic Theory
  • Gary
  • Griffith
  • Hammond
  • Health
  • Highland
  • Hobart
  • Housing
  • Industry
  • Inland Steel
  • Lowell
  • Michigan City
  • Munster
  • Ogden Dunes
  • Population
  • Portage
  • Railroads
  • Recreation
  • Roads
  • Schererville
  • Steel
  • Transportation
  • Urban Renewal
  • Valparaiso
  • Whiting