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Dorn Charles McGrath papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS0567-UA

Collection Scope and Content

This collection consists of the Machu Picchu project files, correspondence, articles, and personal chronicles. The materials range between 1973 and 1987. The subjects represented are about Machu Picchu and the surrounding areas.

Dates

  • 1973-1987

Creator

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dorn Charles McGrath was the chair and Emeritus Professor of Geography and Urban and Regional Planning. He is also the Director of the Institute for Urban Development Research at The George Washington University (GW). His research focused on urban planning , historic preservation, urban environmental Issues, and parks and conservation. He was also the lead researcher for the Loudoun County Environmental Indicators Project (LEIP). McGrath received a B.A. in 1952 from Dartmouth College and a M.C.P. in 1959 from Harvard University.

In 1968, McGrath began his career at GW as an emeritus professor in the Geography Department. He has also has served on many local, national, and international taskforces, committees and advisory groups, and as an inspiring teacher. In 1999 McGrath was appointed to the Solid Waste Transfer Facility Site Selection Advisory Panel for Washington D.C.

In 2003, McGrath retired from GW after 35 years. The same year he received a lifetime achievement award from the Committee of 100 on the Federal City for improving the historical, geographical, and functional aspects of how the Washington metropolitan region looks and works.

McGrath served as President of the American Institute of Planners in 1972, was the chairman for the Committee of 100, and a member of the Middle Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographiers. In 2003 he was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Dorn Charles McGrath was the chair and Emeritus Professor of Geography and Urban and Regional Planning. He is also the Director of the Institute for Urban Development Research at The George Washington University (GW). Collection consists of the Machu Picchu project files, correspondence, articles, and personal chronicles. The materials range between 1973 and 1987. The subjects represented are about Machu Picchu and the surrounding areas.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to University Archives by Dorn McGrath in 1987.

Bib#

8287095
Title
Guide to the Dorn Charles McGrath papers, 1973-1987
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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