Craig, Peter Stebbins
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Fonds-Committee of 100
Scope and Contents This fonds contains correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, newspaper articles, memorandum, bank statements, financial records, maps, and blueprints. The material dates from 1909-2012 with the bulk of the material falling within the dates 1930-2007.The material in this fonds document the Committee's stance on the issues it chose to address within the areas of planning, historic preservation, and transportation. Within the subject of transportation there are enough files to detail...
Dates: 1909-2012; Majority of material found within 1930-2007
Abstract Peter Stebbins Craig was a lawyer in Washington, D.C. who led legal challenges against the construction of interstate highways through the city in the 1960s and 1970s. Taking the side of residents whose homes would be razed for new freeways, Craig successfully battled developers, business leaders, and members of Congress to block seven multilane highways that would have destroyed 200,000 housing units within the city. This collection contains reports and studies, correspondence, legal...
Dates: 1904-1983; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1975