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Jack Durham papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2053

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, videocassette, slides, articles from various publications, and several artifacts, related to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The material covers the years 1950-75. This correspondence is between Mr. Durham had his friends and associates as they worked to protect and preserve the C & O Canal. There is also material related to Rock Creek Park Day. Durham served as Chair of the steering committee for the creation of this event.

Dates

  • 1850-1985

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

During his lifetime, C.J. S. (Jack) Durham (d. 1991), was extremely active in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association. He worked very hard for the passage on January 8, 1971 of Public Law 91-644 authorizing the establishment of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. At his funeral, Colin Ritter described Durham as " . . . a Renaissance Man--a journalist, poet, artist, philosopher, raconteur, and battler for the wilderness"

Extent

4.75 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains correspondence, videocassette, slides, articles from various publications, and several artifacts, related to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The material covers the years 1950-75. This correspondence is between Mr. Durham had his friends and associates as they worked to protect and preserve the C & O Canal.

Acquisition Information

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Title
Guide to the Jack Durham papers, 1850-1985
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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

Contact:
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