Regional Plan Association records, 1919-1997.
Collection Number: 2688

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Regional Plan Association records, 1919-1997.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Collection Number:
2688
Creator:
Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.)
Quanitities:
291.5 cubic feet.
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.

INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:

Regional Plan Association records, #2688. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Adams, Thomas, 1871-1940.
Bassett, Edward M. (Edward Murray), 1863-1948.
Delano, Frederic.
Fagin, Henry, 1913-
Hurd, Richard.
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990.
Norton, Charles D.
Norton, Charles McKim.
Orten, Lawrence.
Purdy, Lawson, 1863-1959.
Shurtleff, Flavel, 1879-1978.
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:
Regional planning.
City planning.
City and town life.
Business relocation.

CONTAINER LIST
Container
Description
Date
Contents
Scope and Contents
The guides do not completely cover all the material in the collection. The collection has box numbers going up to #324.
Guide to the maps and drawings starts on page 218.
Glass slides
Scope and Contents
The glass slides are believed to be in boxes 123-132, 137, 242-263