Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
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
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
Abstract This collection consists of an assortment of books and one rolled item from the Cambridge Office of the City Engineer. The books cover a period from about 1860 to 1908. Examples of the content in the books are plot drawings, measurements, transcribed land deeds and abstracts, field notes, newspaper clippings, mathematical calculations, and copied legal documents.
Dates: ca. 1860s-1914
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
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
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
Abstract Report plans, transit reports, and studies prepared by agencies for improvement projects in Cambridge.
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...
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