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Planned Community Archives collection, 1960-2009 #C0001

Title

Planned Community Archives collection, 1960-2009 #C0001

Description

The Planned Community Archives collection is the largest collection of records pertaining to Reston, Virginia in the University Libraries. The materials in the collection were collected and assembled by Planned Community Archives, Inc. (PCA), of Reston, Va. PCA was a non-profit organization comprised of individuals dedicated to collecting records documenting the origins of planned communities for scholarly study. The materials were placed on deposit at George Mason University Libraries beginning in 1986. The collection consists of a variety of materials relating to planned communities across the United States with a particular emphasis on the planned community of Reston, Virginia, and international communities as well. The collection includes correspondence, reports, promotional material, brochures, newspapers, videotapes, slides, photographs, architectural drawings, and blueprints and is dated from 1960 to 2009.

Creator

George Mason University Libraries

Language

English

Coverage

1960s - 2000s

Items from the Planned Community Archives collection, 1960-2009 #C0001 Collection

Poster proclaiming: "Welcome to Reston, an open community". Poster shows a Janus-type figure with light- colored face on the left and a dark-colored one on the right.
Image of Washington Plaza and Lake Anne Village under construction. Image is taken from the perspective of the seawall at Washington Plaza looking east. To the left and right, the Whittlesey and Conklin townhouses are under construction and directly…
35 mm color slide of Hunters Woods Village Center drawing. This image is a plan for the Hunter Woods Village Center. Image shows placement and arrangement of shops and offices and landscape design features from an overhead perspective.
35 mm color slide of site plan for Hunters Woods Village Center. This image shows placement and arrangement of the center, landscape design features, and placement of apartments from an overhead perspective.
35 mm color slide of Hunters Woods Village Center architectural model. shows placement and arrangement of shops and offices, landscape design, and housing features from an overhead perspective. Slide is dated January 1970, 1 3/8" x 15/16", color.