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The Peter McCandless papers, 1965-1992 #C0163

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The Peter McCandless papers, 1965-1992 #C0163


Peter McCandless was a public relations officer for Robert Simon's original Palindrome Corporation during the mid-1960s and returned to serve as Vice President of Public Relations for Gulf Reston, Inc., during the 1970s. He later formed his own firm which worked with Mobil Oil’s Reston Land Corporation. The majority of the materials in the collection are from the Reston Land Corporation and include correspondence, awards given to Reston, project reports, news clippings, press releases, and marketing and promotional material. Collection comprises 16.75 linear feet; 34 boxes.

Items from the The Peter McCandless papers, 1965-1992 #C0163 Collection

Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb opens the Dulles Toll Road by depositing coin at toll booth
Governor Charles S. "Chuck" Robb of Virginia along with an unidentified passenger deposit the first toll at a toll booth on the new Dulles Toll Road, October 1, 1984.
Charles C. Carter from: Peter L. McCandless, August 17, 1984, Subject: Initial planning strategy for Dulles Toll Road opening
Memorandum to Charles C. Carter from Peter L. McCandless regarding opening ceremony for the Dulles Toll Road. In this document McCandless discusses the marketing objective, messages, strategy, and planning details for the opening. 3 pages.
Reston Town Center facts
Fact sheet on the Reston Town Center produced by Reston Land Corporation. Document contains project data on Reston Town Center, such as design. development, concept, mixed use, streetscape, and transportation information. 6 pages.