Alan Rabinowitz Papers, 1960-2017.

Collection Number: 6708

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Alan Rabinowitz papers, 1960-2017.
Collection Number:
6708
Creator:
Alan Rabinowitz,1884-1973
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Printed Materials, Printed Materials, Publications, Reports
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Reports and documents relating to his work in planning, housing, urban renewal, municipal finance and urban economics, which integrate the worlds of public planning, public finance, and private development.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

City planner. Member Lambda Alpha International, New York Chapter (1950s) and Puget Sound Chapter.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Reports and documents relating to his work in planning, housing, urban renewal, municipal finance and urban economics, which integrate the worlds of public planning, public finance, and private development.
Report on "Non-planning and Redevelopment in Boston," 1972; two bound volumes of reports on planning and land development in Florida, Missouri, California, and Chicago written while on the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA. and other Arthur D. Little reports, 1960-1963; bound volume: "Industrial Zoning in Seattle, 1974;" bound volume, "Management of Tourism in Massachusetts," 1965. Also, M.I.T. dissertation, "Municipal Debt/Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations," 1969; "An Alternate Plan for Cooper Square," 1961; various Lambda Alpha publications; and selective bibliography and work history, 2006.
Materials about the Cambridge Institute, its New City Project, and its related Center for Community Economic Development.
Additional books, consulting reports and organizational materials, writings on historical underpinnings of city and regional planning, readings on progressive planning, professional papers and studies on urban planning/economics topics.
Research reports used for The Real Estate Gamble and Municipal Data Projection Project reports.
"Clara's Town: A Passion Play in the Years 1908-1910," an account by Alan Rabinowitz, with diary entries, relating to his mother Clara Greenhut. "Alan's Iconography of New York," 1914: an illustrated tour of places where members of their families (Rabinowitz and Wolf) have lived in Manhattan; places that are featured in the biography of Aaron Rabinowitz; including his connection to Fred F. French; and other connections to French's family and his companies.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Rabinowitz, Alan, 1884-1973
Thabit, Walter, 1921-2005
Greenhut, Clara.
Rabinowitz family.
Wolf family.
French, Fred F. (Fred Fillmore), 1883-1936
Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Cambridge Institute (Cambridge, Mass.)
Center for Community Economic Development.
Lambda Alpha International.
Planners for Equal Opportunity.

Subjects:
City planning--Massachusetts--Boston.
City planning--Florida.
City planning--Missouri--Kansas City.
City planning--California.
City planning--New York (N.Y.)
City planning--Illinois--Chicago.
City planning--Washington--Seattle.
Zoning--Washington--Seattle.
Tourism--Massachusetts.
City planners.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Alan Rabinowitz papers, #6708. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related collections: Walter Thabit papers, #4215 http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/EADresolver?id=RMM04215.

NOTES

Part of the Lambda Alpha Literary Archives.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Non-Planning & Re-development in Boston
1972
Box 1 Folder 2
A. Rabinowitz selected bibliography
2006
Box 1 Folder 3
Lambda Alpha International Membership directory
1992
Box 1 Folder 3
Municipal Debt - Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
1969
Box 1
Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL): surveys of the Florida economy
1960-1961
Box 1
ADL reports
1962-1963
Box 1
Industrial Zoning in Seattle
1964
Box 1
USC (Urban Survey Corporation): Measurement of Tourism in Massachusetts
1965
Box 1 Folder 4-5
Cambridge Institute and New City Project
1969-1971
Box 1 Folder 6
Center for Community Development (CCED): the community context of economic conversion, Barry Stein
1971
Box 1 Folder 7
Cambridge Institute
1971
Box 1 Folder 8
Planners for Equal Opportunity (PEO)
1969
Box 1 Folder 9
New York State Urban Development Corp.
1973
Box 1 Folder 9
American Management Associations
1980
Box 1 Folder 10
Real Estate Investment Climate 1929-1975
1976
Box 1
Professional papers and studies on urban planning/economics topics
1957-1971
Box 1
Walter Thabit and Cooper's Square Renovations
1963
Box 1
A. R. on Walter Thabit and Cooper's Square
2007
Box 2
Development of the Real Estate Investment Industry - 1925-1975
1978
Box 2
Professional papers and studies
1971-1979
Box 2
Professional papers and studies
1980-1985
Box 2
Development of the Real Estate Investment Industry - 1925-1975
1978
Box 2
Other papers on urban finance and economics
1970-1986
Box 2 Folder 1
Municipal Data Projection Project
1966
Box 2 Folder 2
Revised populations of SMSAs (Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas) 1920-1960
1966
Box 2 Folder 3
Fiscal data for school & special districts
1966
Box 2 Folder 4
The Municipal Analyst's Almanac
1966
Box 2 Folder 5
The Relative Growth of Cities in Metropolitan Areas since 1930
1966
Box 2 Folder 6
Report on the Pilot Project
1966
Box 2 Folder 7
Revenues, Expenditures, Debts 1955-1964
1966
Box 2 Folder 8
Municipal Data Projection Project
1966
Box 2 Folder 9
Non-Planning & Re-development in Boston c.2
1972
Box 2 Folder 10
Markets for New Construction 1980-87-95
1988
Box 2 Folder 11
Goodmoney Collective
2007
Box 3 Folder 1
A.C.T.I.O.N.
1955
Box 3 Folder 2
Regional Plan Association (RPA) reports
1956
Box 3 Folder 3
Report to W. M. K. Transit Mix, Inc.
1964
Box 3 Folder 4
Military housing
1961
Box 3 Folder 5
Land development in Newton, Mass.
1965
Box 3 Folder 6
Municipal Debt/Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations
1969
Box 3 Folder 7
American City Corporation
1969
Box 3 Folder 8
Alyeska Project (Alaska)
1971
Box 3 Folder 9
King County Property Taxes and the Port of Seattle
1975
Box 3 Folder 10
Economic Aspects of Redevelopment in Kakaako (Hawaii)
1974
Box 3 Folder 11
The State of the Region: Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 2, No. 8
1981-1983
Box 3 Folder 12
Winnick, Louis, et al: Philanthropy's Adaptation to the Urban Crisis (unpublished manuscript)
1987-1989
Box 3 Folder 13
Lambda Alpha membership lists
1969, 1971, 1985
Box 3 Folder 14
An Alternate Plan for Cooper Square
1961
Box 3
Packet III: Writings on historical underpinnings of city and regional planning
1975-1977
Box 4
Packet IV: Readings on progressive planning
1983
Box 4 Folder 1
Centennial biography of Aaron Rabinowitz - 1884-1984, by Alan Rabinowitz
1984
Box 4 Folder 2
Centennial history of Fred French - 1883-1983, by Alan Rabinowitz
1993
Box 4 Folder 3
1942 Bishop's Service confidential report on the Fred F. French Investing Co. Inc.
1942
Box 4 Folder 4
"So long, Avalon - or - Farewell, F-1," by Stephen Thompson
1952
Box 4 Folder 5
"Background note," by Alan Rabinowitz
2004
Box 4 Folder 6
Spear and Company Bulletin: A Journal for Realty Owners
1913-1914
Box 4 Folder 7
"Financial History, 1928-1980, of the Fred F. French Investing Company," compiled and analyzed by Alan Rabinowitz
1989
Box 4 Folder 8-9
Annual financial reports of the FFF Investing Co.
1928-1980
Box 4 Folder 10
Microfilm of 40-50 important documents
1920s-1958
Box 4 Folder 11
The French Plan, 11th edition
September 1929
Box 4 Folder 12
Articles about FFF and various enterprises
1924-1984
Box 4 Folder 13
Tudor City historic district
1988
Box 4 Folder 14
Financial history of Tudor City, New York, 1930-1968, by Alan Rabinowitz
1988
Box 4 Folder 15
Tudor City court case 1972
Box 4 Folder 16
Properties built and managed by FFF companies
1923-1988
Box 4 Folder 17
The paradox of the American metropolis, by Alan Rabinowitz
2016