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11th Street bridges reconstruction project opposition lawsuit records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2356
Abstract

This collection contains documents mostly government documents collected and used as part of a lawsuit to stop the 11th Street bridges project. These records date from 2003-2009.

Dates: 2003-2009

Barney Circle interstate bridge fight records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2355
Abstract The Citizens Committee to Stop It Again (CCSIA) emerged as a group of neighbors and neighborhoods on both sides of the Anacostia River affected by the traffic movements (congestion, etc.) and loss of parkland amenity that would result from the proposed interstate bridge at the Barney Circle. The CCSIA worked with other community groups and the local chapter of the Sierra Club and showed that the freeway would increase congestion of the freeway and street networks while converting scarce...
Dates: 1979 - 1996

C. Darwin Stolzenbach papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2028
Abstract

The C. Darwin Stolzenbach papers consists of correspondence and memoranda, bound and unbound reports, original and photocopied news clippings, documents related to civil action suits pertaining to highway legislation, excerpts from law review magazines, press releases, copies of speeches, minutes and agendas of meetings, original and photocopied Congressional and other legislation, photographs, and maps.

Dates: 1930-1988

Capitol Hill Restoration Society records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2009
Abstract Collection consists of material gathered and created by the Capitol Hill Restoration Society as a function of their work as an advocacy agency in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The type of material in the collection includes newsletters, correspondence, photographs, treasurer reports, maps, reports, and studies. This material dates from 1904-2012 with the majority of the material falling within the dates 1958-2012. Topics of interest include Eastern Market, Barney Circle Freeway Modification...
Dates: 1904-2012

Charles Carroll Carter papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2180
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, speeches, clippings, videos, and slides. This material dates from 1969-89 with the bulk falling between 1968-1973. The slides document mass transit operations throughout the world including Tokyo, Singapore, Toronto, Montreal, and Hong Kong. Most of the correspondence and memos are those Carter sent and is primarily business related although there are personal letters. The collection also contains files related to Urban Systems that were probably...
Dates: 1969-1989

Charles R. Kuning Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2373
Abstract

This collection contains reports, transit studies, meeting agendas, marketing material, maps, memos, tour information, correspondence, photographs and construction drawings related to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The material dates between 1965-1985. This material about WMATA relates specifically to research about other metropolitan transit systems and the early construction of the Metrorail system.

Dates: 1965-1985

Cody Pfanstiehl papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2016
Abstract

Collection consists primarily of photocopied multiple-page letter-size documents. The bulk of the collection is memoranda and typewritten notes. These memoranda come from different departments within WMATA and some from outside sources, so both the style and format vary. The collection also has bound reports, oversize magazines and maps, oversize timeline projections, and original newspaper.

Dates: 1967-1982

Committee of 100 on the Federal City records [Part I]

 Collection
Identifier: MS2017
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, reports, minutes, publications, newspaper articles, memorandum, bank statements, financial records, maps, and blueprints. The material dates from 1932-2003 with the bulk of the material falling within the dates 1950-87. The majority of the documents focus on city planning and transportation issues. These detail the various highway and rapid transit projects facing the district, as well as looking at zoning regulations and legal procedures and the debates...
Dates: 1932-1995; Majority of material found within Circa 1970 - Circa 1999

Frederick Gutheim papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS0244-UA
Abstract

Frederick Albert Gutheim (1908-1993) was a city planner, urban historian and architectural critic, and professor at The George Washington University from 1971-79, and director of the University's graduate program in historic preservation from 1976-1979. Collection include correspondence, papers, publications, exams, syllabi, lecture notes, newsletters, and news clippings ranging from 1952-1980.

Dates: 1952-1980

Gordon Murray papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2179
Abstract

This collection contains the working files of Gordon Murray during his time with the Department of Transportation. These materials date from 1811-1971 with the bulk of the records falling between 1966-1971. The files are composed of correspondence, memos, and briefings all related to aspects of transportation from aeronautics, maritime, commerce transportation, railroad, and urban transportation.

Dates: 1811-1971; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1971

Greater Washington Board of Trade records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2029
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, audio tapes, photographs, directories, programs, and artifacts. These materials date from 1899-1986. The founders of the Board of Trade shared a vision of a vibrant multi-faceted region and its history reflects the Board's involvement in almost every major issue concerning the metropolitan area. This subjects includes economic development, home rule, business development, trade associations, race relations, transportation,...
Dates: 1889-1986

Grosvenor Chapman papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2181
Abstract

This collection contains papers documenting the civic and professional activities of the late Grosvenor Chapman including those as a member of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City and as a local architect. The records date from 1931-1994 with the bulk falling between 1957-1984.

Dates: 1931-1994

IBT Local 814 records

 Collection
Identifier: IBT0029
Abstract

This collection contains materials produced by or amassed by Local teamsters union 814 dating from 1943-1995.

Dates: 1943-1995

John A. Wilson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS2190
Abstract

This collection consists of the office files of Council of the District of Columbia Member John A. Wilson.

Dates: 1974-1993

John Nolen, Jr. papers

 Collection — oversize-folder: UP1
Identifier: MS2193
Abstract This collection contains materials related to the work of John Nolen as an urban planner in Washington D.C. The materials date from 1906-2000 with the bulk of the material falling between 1935 and 1968. The materials in this collection include official records from organizations such as the Committee of 100 on the Federal City and the National Capital Park and Planning Commission (now the National Planning Commission) for which John Nolen worked as well as material from organizations of...
Dates: 1906-2000; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1968

Labor Union Constitutions, By-Laws, Agreements and Other Records collection

 Collection
Identifier: LAC0012
Abstract The collection is comprised of printed copies of various union constitutions and their by-laws, as well as contractual, wage and working condition agreements between unions and their employers, dating from 1883-1999. The majority of the unions represented are related to the railroad industry, including the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, and the United Transportation Union. Also...
Dates: 1883-2009

Myles Glasgow papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2155
Abstract

Collection contains correspondence, reports, notes, photographs, and transcripts from 1967-1998 relating to the civic work of Myles Glasgow and covers such topics as zoning, bridge safety, Adams Morgan, and transportation.

Dates: 1967-1998

Patricia Miller Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2359
Abstract

The Patricia Miller Washington Metropolitican Area Transit Authority collection largely consists of photographs and maps documenting the the construction of the Metrorail system between the years of 1950 and 2000. The collection also includes WMATA publications, including flyers and newsletters, that provide updates on the progress of the construction of the Metrorail system.

Dates: 1950 - 2000

Peter S. Craig papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2066
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

Polly Shackleton papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2031
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, memorandums, newsletters, speeches, news releases, public statements, news clippings, newspapers, events brochures, pamphlets, posters, buttons and pins, photographs, cassette tapes, plaques and awards, hats, scarves, a 44 star flag, expired passports, membership and identification cards, hats, and buttons and pins documenting Polly Shackleton's (1910-1997) career as a politician and social activist in Washington, D.C. during the second half of the...
Dates: 1894-1997

Ralph E. Rechel papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2064
Abstract

Ralph E. Rechel Papers consist mainly of documents created by him or his colleagues during his years as a transportation analyst and consultant for various public and private organizations. The collection contains assorted memoranda, reports, journals, correspondence, testimonials, news clippings and pamphlets. These range in date from 1947 to 1980.

Dates: 1947-1980

Richard Bolt collection of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority reports

 Collection
Identifier: MS2398
Abstract

This collection contains WMATA safety reports from the mid-1980s and were donated by Richard Bolt who was a safety engineer.

Dates: 1982-1985

Robert A. Nelson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2184
Abstract

Robert A. Nelson (d. March 10, 2009) was a teacher and transportation authority. He promoted high-speed rail in the Northeast corridor and is often known as "the father of the metroliner." In 1963, The Kennedy administration recurited Nelson to head the Northeast Corridor Project. This collection has material related to transportation. The collection includes studies, reports both internal and technical and, memorandum. The material dates from 1962-1975.

Dates: 1962-1975

Ruth Ann Overbeck papers & Washington Perspectives, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2032
Abstract

Collection documents the breath and depth of work done by Ruth Ann Overbeck as a historian in D.C. for thirty years. The collection has material for many projects from house histories for individual homeowners to a survey of the Upper Cardozo Columbia Heights neighborhood with oral histories and surveys of buildings such as the Tivoli Theater.

Dates: 1663-2007

Tri-State Commission and Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2402
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1937-1988

Walter Tobriner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2014
Abstract Collection contains correspondence, greeting cards, index cards, newspaper clippings, speeches, statements, publications, and various types of memorabilia. The bulk of the collection consists of the six scrapbooks constructed by Tobriner between 1961 and 1968. These scrapbooks were taken apart and preservation photocopied, then placed in their original order, along with the different kinds of memorabilia. The materials in this collection range in date from 1949 to 1968, with the bulk of the...
Dates: 1949-1968

Washington Metro Oral History Project collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2214
Abstract

This collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Zachary Schrag. These oral histories relate to the history of the Washington Metro.

Dates: 1975-2002, 2021

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Metro History Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2034
Abstract

Collection contains correspondence, clippings, transcripts of speeches and Congressional hearings, bound volumes, cassette tapes, and maps that document the history of the development of rapid transit facilities for the Washington metropolitan area. The records date from 1930 to 1984.

Dates: 1930-1984

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority metrorail specifications

 Collection
Identifier: MS2021
Abstract

The WMATA Metrorail Specifications collection is comprised primarly of technical specifications and contracts related to the construction of Metrorail. The collection consists of unbound letter-size documents, bound letter-size reports and specifications, oversize reports and specifications, and blueprints.

Dates: 1962-1980

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) photographs, audiovisual, and publications

 Collection
Identifier: MS2374
Abstract This collection contains photographs, slides, film and a small number of paper records with materials such as press releases, public hearings, planning records, newspaper articles, and memoranda related to the construction of Metro. These records were produced by Larry Levine while employed by WMATA as a staff photographer. These materials cover the years 1944-2003. Additional materials were added to Series 1 that include publications about the Metro, produced by both WMATA and outside...
Dates: 1944-2014