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Cambridge City Planning Documents

 Collection
Identifier: CHC038
Scope and Contents This collection contains reports, booklets, correspondence, ephemera, and other documents pertaining to city planning and development in Cambridge. Most of the documents were created by City of Cambridge departments such as Cambridge Community Development (CDD) and the Cambridge Planning Board (including when it was the Planning Department), though other departments and city organizations like the Cambridge Housing Authority or Water Board may appear as creators as well. Some documents related...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-2003

Cambridge Engineering Department Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CHC007
Scope and Contents This collection consists of various documents from the Cambridge Engineering Department from ca. 1793 to 1957, ranging from water works documents to non-waterworks documents. Examples of the documents include reports, contracts, letters, legal documents, financial documents, advertisement and bids.The non-waterworks documents include documents about railroads, rapid transit system, rifle range, sewers, and streets. For the details of the water works documents, please refer to the...
Dates: ca. 1793-1957

Cambridge Traffic Department Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CHC009
Abstract Correspondence, maps, studies, memos, plans, applications, and similar documents related to projects of the Cambridge Traffic Department. Projects include traffic installations, enhancements, and other forms of urban renewal.
Dates: ca. 1930-1980s

Cambridge Traffic Proposals and Plans, Supplement to Traffic Department Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CHC009A
Abstract Report plans, transit reports, and studies prepared by agencies for improvement projects in Cambridge.
Dates: 1962-1990

Edwin Freeman Bowker Collection

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Identifier: CHC030
Scope and Content This collection is composed of five boxes and two flat files containing Edwin F. Bowker’s professional correspondence as a civil engineer and surveyor. Included are surveyor’s notes and records, draft sketches, manual calculations, notes on markers, drawings, plans, transcripts regarding property boundaries from deeds, and correspondence from mid-1886 through 1919. Many of the tracings are manual copies of the previous surveying work of W. A. Mason (some as early as 1805). Many of...
Dates: 1886-1919

Inner Belt Scrapbook

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Identifier: CHC021
Abstract Collection Description: Scrapbook pages detailing the saga of the Inner Belt campaign. Pages contain maps and plans regarding the Inner Belt, as well as letters, news clippings, and ephemera recording opposition to the highway project. Clippings come from the Boston Globe, Cambridge Chronicle, Record American, and other area newspapers of the time. All pages have been scanned and are available in digital format.

Dates: ca. 1960-1969

James A. Stafford Plans

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Identifier: OBJ03
Abstract 1 oversize volume, measuring ~24 x 20.” Volume represents personal collection of plans of an engineer at the Cambridge Water Board.
Dates: ca. 1860-1870s

Transportation Studies Collection

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Identifier: CHC039
Scope and Contents This collection contains studies, reports, plans, and correspondence pertaining to transportation in Cambridge. Most of the documents were created by City of Cambridge departments, such as the Cambridge Planning Board, and state departments including the Boston Transportation Planning Review, the Joint Board for the Metropolitan Master Highway Plan, and the Massachusetts Highway Department. Many of the other creators were consulting firms and businesses while some items were submitted to both...
Dates: ca. 1945-1995