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Alan McClennen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CHC003
Abstract Included in this collection are maps, development studies, town reports, and traffic studies for the City of Cambridge with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Researchers interested in viewing the Alan McClennen Collection will be engaged by topics on community development in the City of Cambridge during the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: ca. 1940s-1980s

Albert B. Wolfe Collection

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Identifier: CHC040
Scope and Content This collection records Albert B. Wolfe’s his tenure as Chairman of the Cambridge Historic Districts Study Committee (1961-1962) and as Chairman of the Cambridge Historical Commission (1962-1973). The work of the Cambridge Historical Commission is the primary focus of this collection but the records are also are a reflection of Mr. Wolfe’s personal involvement in the work of the Commission; as chairman, as administrator, as attorney, and as a leading figure in the preservationist field. In the...
Dates: 1877-1998; Majority of material found within 1958-1998

Edwin Freeman Bowker Collection

 Collection
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

Sheila Cook Collection

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Identifier: CHC064
Scope and Content The papers in the Sheila Cook Collection are largely concerned with her dedication to the Cambridge community. Issues and conflicts within the Follen Street community were central concerns of Ms. Cook’s, and are evident in these papers. Her interests, however, extended to the greater Cambridge area; within this collection, a significant focus exists on planning and zoning in historic areas (Series II); preservation of waterways and nature reserves, specifically the Alewife Reservation (Series...
Dates: 1830-2012; Majority of material found within 1990-2002

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