Guide to the Regional Plan Association Records,
1919-1997.

Collection Number: 2688

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
1986
EAD encoding:
Evan Fay Earle, July 2007

© 2007 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Regional Plan Association records, 1919-1997.
Collection Number:
2688
Creator:
Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.).
Quantity:
291.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Photographs, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Minutes, correspondence, financial records, speeches and publications. Operational files, beginning with the papers for the Committee on the Regional Plan of New York of the Russell Sage Foundation and the papers of Charles D. Norton. Material from the New York Metropolitan Region Study done by Harvard and the Regional Plan Association (1956-1961); study of migration in industry by Henry Fagin (1953-1954), Arden House conferences; Inter-County Planning Conference; Race for Open Space, working notes and folders; American Institute of Planners committee reports, minutes, and correspondence; county reference files for the area served by RPA; American Planning and Civic Association, minutes, reports, and correspondence; information files on all subjects connected with urban life; and scrapbooks of clippings about the Regional Plan Association. Major correspondents include Thomas Adams, Frederic Delano, Richard Hurd, Lawson Purdy, Lewis Mumford, Richard Whitten, Edward Bassett, Lawrence Orton, and Flavel Shurtleff.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.).
Adams, Thomas, 1871-1940.
Bassett, Edward M.(Edward Murray), 1863-1948.
Delano, Frederic.
Fagin, Henry, 1913-
Hurd, Richard.
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-
Norton, Charles D.
Norton, Charles McKim.
Orten, Lawrence.
Purdy, Lawson.
Shurtleff, Flavel.
Whitten, Richard.
American Institute of Planners.
American Planning and Civic Association.
Arden House.
New York Metropolitan Region Study.
Race for Open Space.
Russell Sage Foundation.Committee on the Regional Plan of New York.
Inter-County Planning Conference.

Subjects:
Business relocation.
City and town life.
City planning.
Regional planning.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Executive Committee minutes:restricted for a period of one year from the date of the item.
Cite As:
Regional Plan Association records, #2688. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
Contents
The guides do not completely cover all the material in the collection. The collection has box numbers going up to #324.
A copy of the printed guide is available by clicking here. (Searchable PDF)
Guide to the maps and drawings starts on page 218.
Glass slides
A guide to the glass slides is available by clicking here. (Searchable PDF)
The glass slides are believed to be in boxes 123-132, 137, 242-263