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Reston@50 features items from selected Reston-related collections in the holdings of George Mason University Libraries' Special Collections Reseach Center in Fenwick Library. Each collection entry contains a description of the collection and a hyperlink to a University Libraries finding aid to the collection. These collections are only part of a larger group of Reston collections maintained and preserved within the University Libraries.

Patrick Kane papers, 1967-2002 #C0176


Patrick Kane was a consultant, educator, advisor, and activist addressing planning and community needs in Reston, Virginia. He had been associated with Reston since 1966, when he moved there and opened his own planning firm, KRS Associates. He later created the Corporation for Community Development a planning organization which worked on a number…

Reston Museum collection, 1962-2006 #C0175


The Reston Museum opened in 1997 and is operated by the Reston Historic Trust. The museum is staffed by volunteers and is located in the Lake Anne Village Historic District. The museum has permanent exhibits devoted to community life in Reston and rotating exhibits of works from students of all ages in Reston. The Reston Museum collection comprises…

Conklin and Rossant Reston Project collection, 1966-1990 #C0161


Architects William J. Conklin and James S. Rossant were instrumental in the design and construction of Reston’s first project, Lake Anne Village. As members of Whittlesey and Conklin, Architects (later known as Conklin and Rossant, Architects), Conklin and Rossant were responsible the original master planning of Reston and the individual design…

Carol R. Lubin papers, 1960-1981 #C0105


Dr. Carol Riegelman Lubin was recruited by Robert E. Simon, Jr. and joined Reston Va., Inc. in 1961 to direct community planning of educational, cultural, recreational, social, and religious activities. The Carol R. Lubin papers contain materials pertaining to Dr. Lubin's work as a consultant for social planning in Reston, Virginia. Materials…

Robert E. Simon, Jr. papers, 1960-2006 #C0162


Robert E. Simon, Jr., is the man most responsible for the creation of Reston, Virginia. Born in New York City in 1914 and educated at Harvard, Simon took over the family real estate management and development business in 1935. In 1961, with the proceeds from the sale of a family property, Carnegie Hall, Simon purchased 6,750 acres of land in…

Planned Community Archives collection, 1960-2009 #C0001


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…