Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Cambridge City Planning Documents
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
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
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
Abstract Report plans, transit reports, and studies prepared by agencies for improvement projects in Cambridge.
Clark Street Photographs
Abstract The photographs, taken in June 1901 by the City Engineering Department, focus on a single block of Clark Street between Washington to the north and School to the south. At the time, Clark Street, a crowded residential street in The Port (also known as Area 4), ran north to south from Webster Avenue to Main Street. In addition to the work performed by the Street Department, the photos offer a unique view of working-class housing at a turning point in building technology. Many children appear in...
Dates: June 1901
Dudley Borland Card Collection
Scope and Contents This collection contains property cards, some with images, newspaper clippings, calling cards, correspondence, receipts, and maps, dating to 1927 from the Dudley and Borland real estate firm. This was owned by Parker Dudley and James P. Borland. The cards "include notes and pictures of many of the houses that still stand as well as ones that are missing." In addition to the property cards, there are indexes for property sales and mailing lists. The photographs section...
Dates: ca. 1927
Edwin Freeman Bowker Collection
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...
Transportation Studies Collection
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