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Adelphi Citizens Association archives

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Abstract

Title:
Adelphi Citizens Association archives
Author/Creator:
Adelphi Citizens Association
Collection number:
77-1
Size:
1.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1960-1975
Inclusive dates:
1960-1975
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The Adelphi Citizens Association was formed in 1944 as an umbrella organization for neighborhood councils in suburban Prince George's County. The collection reflects the participation of the Association's members and officers in regional planning and governmental activities which had direct bearing on their neighborhoods. Topics include zoning, mass transportation, highway construction, and municipal services. The collection also includes the records of one member neighborhood council, the Knollwood Citizens Council, from 1960 to 1961.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Adelphi Citizens Association archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Adelphi Citizens Association was formed in 1944 as an umbrella organization for the neighborhood citizens' councils of this suburban Prince George's County area. Its interests covered such matters as zoning ordinances, mass transit including commuter rail service, community services, and the location and construction of highways, especially I-95, through the Adelphi area. Around 1951, the Association began publishing a newsletter, The Adelphi Grist. In 1972, the Maryland Department of Transportation organized the Steering Committee for the Western Prince George's Transportation Alternatives Study to assess transportation options in the area. The committee members were elected officials, agency representatives and private citizens, including Kathleen Manglitz, then President of the Adelphi Citizens Association. Officers and members of the Adelphi Citizens Association participated in many of the regional planning and governmental activities, which bore directly on their neighborhood, and this participation is reflected in the collection.

As of 1983, the Association was not listed in the Directory of Organizations in Prince George's County. The Adelphi Grist is no longer published.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The archives of the Adelphi Citizens Association span the years 1960 through 1976. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between the Association presidents and county and state offices; zoning notices; maps and reports; notes related to zoning disputes; and neighborhood services. Topics covered include zoning; mass transportation issues; highway construction; commuter rail service; and municipal services. Among the correspondents are Meyer Emanuel; Francis B. Francois; William W. Gullet; Royal Hart; Lawrence J. Hogan; Harry Hughes; Ann R. Hull; Hal Kassoff; Winfield Kelly; and Gladys Noon Spellman. Organizations included are the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission; the Prince George's County Council; and the Maryland Department of Transportation. Within the collection are the papers of one of the component neighborhood councils, the Knollwood Citizens Council, which date from November 1960 through August 1961.

Some Association members participated in the Steering Committee for the Western Prince George's Transportation Alternatives Study. The bulk of the items from this committee include minutes of meetings, memorandums, correspondence, and publications.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The president of the Adelphi Citizens Association, Margaret Howard, donated the archives to the University of Maryland Libraries in August 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed June 1977. Reprocessed by Terry Sayler, September 2004.

Processing note:

The collection was initially processed in June 1977. It was reprocessed in September 2004 and the guide rewritten at that time. At that time, several publications also located in the Marylandia and Rare Books Department were discarded, and some additional materials were transferred to that department.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine, September 2004.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection has been organized into two series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Local Activities of the Adelphi Citizens Association, 1960-1973 (0.50 linear feet)

The Adelphi Citizens Association actively participated in planning and zoning issues. The correspondence includes letters from and to residents of the area, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and Prince George's County Council members. Also included are Maryland National Capital Park and Planning public hearing summary statements, petitions, and resolutions; zoning maps; a blueprint layout of Adelphi Terrace; and the Adelphi Manor blueprint.

The Knollwood Citizens Council was a member of the Adelphi Citizens Association. The majority of the materials in the folder consist of correspondence with the Board of County Commissioners regarding zoning issues and related reference sources dating from November 1960 to August 1961.

Arrangement is alphabetical by organization and then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1964 series 1box 1folder 1
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1966-68 series 1box 1folder 2
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1969 series 1box 1folder 3
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1970 series 1box 1folder 4
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1971 series 1box 1folder 5
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1972 series 1box 1folder 6
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1973 series 1box 1folder 7
Adelphi Citizens Association, 1974-1976 and undated series 1box 1folder 8
Knollwood Citizens Council, November 1960-August 1961 series 1box 1folder 9

Series 2: Transportation Issues, 1971-1976 (1.25 linear feet)

From 1971 through 1976 the Adelphi Citizens Association participated in many groups and meetings related to Interstate 95, Metro, and other transportation issues affecting their area. In 1972, the Maryland Department of Transportation formed the Steering Committee of the Western Prince George's County Transportation Alternatives Study. At least two members of the Adelphi Citizens Association participated in this committee, which disbanded in 1973 following the presentation of its report to Secretary of Transportation Harry R. Hughes. The bulk of this series consists of correspondence and related reference sources.

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic and then chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
I-95 and Metro Alternatives Studies, 1971-1973 series 2box 1folder 1
I-95 and Metro Alternatives Studies, 1974 series 2box 1folder 2
I-95 and Metro Alternatives Studies, January-June 1975 series 2box 1folder 3
I-95 and Metro Alternatives Studies, July-December 1975 and 1976 series 2box 1folder 4
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, 1972 series 2box 1folder 5
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, January 1972-July 1972 series 2box 1folder 6
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, August 1972 series 2box 1folder 7
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, September 1972 series 2box 2folder 1
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, October 1972 series 2box 2folder 2
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, November 1972 series 2box 2folder 3
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, December 1972 series 2box 2folder 4
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, 1973 series 2box 2folder 5
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, January 1973 series 2box 3folder 1
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, February 1973 series 2box 3folder 2
Western Prince Georges County Transportation Alternatives Study, March-September 1973 series 2box 3folder 3

Related Material

Researchers may consult the following works in the Maryland Room:

  • Adelphi Grist. Adelphi, Md., Adelphi Citizens Association. (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Folio F 189. A3A3) Holdings: 1952, 1954-1978.
  • Maryland. Dept. of Transportation. Western Prince George's County transportation alternatives study: background report, January 1973. Washington : U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1974. (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Stacks HE213.M3P8)
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Master plan of highways for the Maryland-Washington Regional District: Prince George's County, Maryland March 12, 1969 / adopted by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Riverdale, Md.: MNCPPC, 1969. (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Folio G3843.P7P2)
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Master plan of Takoma Park-Langley Park planning area : Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Maryland / Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Silver Spring, Md. : The Commission, 1963. (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Stacks NA9125.M3A5228)
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Preliminary master plan, College Park-Greenbelt and vicinity : to be used as a basis for public hearings and subsequent adoption by the Commission. Silver Spring, Md. : The Commission, 1964. (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Folio NA9125.M3A59) Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Preliminary master plan, Hillandale and vicinity: to be used as a basis for public hearings and subsequent adoption by the Commission. Silver Spring, Md. : The Commission, 1964 (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Folio HT168.H595M37 1964)
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Preliminary master plan of residential land use for the Maryland-Washington Regional District in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Maryland. Silver Spring, Md. : The Commission, 1964 (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Stacks NA9125.M3A525)
  • Prince George's County (Md.). Board of County Commissioners. Annual Report to the people. Upper Marlboro. (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Stacks F187.P9P71) Holdings: 1962-1977.
  • Prince George's County (Md.). Neighborhood improvement plan, Prince George's County, Maryland. Prince George's County, Md. : The County, 1975. (UMCP HBK Maryland Room, Maryland Folio HN79.M32P74 1975)
  • The Archives and Manuscripts Department Photograph Vertical File contains several folders of photographs under the heading "Adelphi Citizens Association. In addition, the University of Maryland Libraries contains the papers of several politicians from the Prince George's County area, including the Papers of Ann R. Hull and the Papers of Lawrence J. Hogan.

    For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

    Separated Material

    (Transferred to the Marylandia and Rare Books Department, September 2004)

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