Tri-State Commission and Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) records
Scope and Contents
The material in this collection include correspondence, reports, memorandum, and photographs. These materials relate to the Tri-State Commission and Metro.
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This collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
Jerome M. Alper (b. August 1914 d. November 3, 2020) was a lawyer who helped draft the interstate compact that created the regional rapid rail system. Mr. Alper was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a graduate of what is now the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the University of Chicago's law school. He served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He began his career at the Securities and Exchange Commission after the war and was later in private practice. His clients included the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, where he was special counsel. Alper. wrote the book History of the Negotiations of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
5.5 Linear Feet (12 document boxes)
Language of Materials
The material in this collection relate to the Tri-State Commission and Metro. The donor, Jerome M. Alper was a lawyer who helped draft the interstate compact that created the regional rapid rail system.
Arranged in waht is assumed to be the original order created by the donor.
Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jerome Alper.
At some point in the early 2000s these materials were erroneously assigned to MS2189. During the processing of these records to create a separate collection for this content a mistake in numbering was made and consequently the collection does not have a box 3.
- Guide to the Tri-State Commission and WMATA records, 1937-1988
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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