Guide to the Paul Grinberg Reston collection, 1962-1968

Paul Grinberg Reston C0149


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Paul Grinberg
Title Paul Grinberg Reston collection
Date 1962-1968
Physical Characteristics 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract The Paul Grinberg Reston collection is comprised of one document case. The documents in the collection consist mostly of marketing and business reports on Reston from 1962 to 1968.
Collection number C0149
Language English

Biographical Information

Paul Grinberg served as treasurer of Reston Incorporated in 1967. During that time Reston was in a transition period when the founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr., faced bankruptcy. The principal investor, Gulf Oil Corporation formed a subsidiary, Gulf Reston, Inc. in 1967 and took complete financial and operational control. Paul Grinberg created this collection during the period from the founding of Reston and concludes with the transfer of control.

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Scope and Content

The Paul Grinberg Reston collection consists of one document case. The documents in the collection consist mostly of marketing and business reports on Reston from 1962 to 1968.

The only series in this collection consists of subject files that include various financial and planning reports prepared for Palindrome Corporation, a Reston clipping file, and publicity materials.

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Arrangement

Organized into one series.

Series 1: Subject Files, 1962-1968 (Box 1)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Planned Community Archives and other personal papers and organizational records that document Reston, Virginia, and other planned communities.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Grinberg, Paul.

Corporate Names:

Gulf Reston, Inc.

Geographical Names:

Reston (Va.)

Subjects:

Housing--Virginia--Reston.
Planned communities--Virginia--Reston.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul Grinberg Reston collection, Collection #C0149, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Paul Grinberg on March 6, 1990.

Processing Information

The Paul Grinberg Reston collection was originally attached to the larger Planned Community Archives collection currently in the Special Collections Research Center. In 2009 the documents were removed and organized into a separate collection still housed in the Special Collections Research Center at George Mason University Libraries. The old box and folder numbers are also included as part of the new arrangement.

Processed in January 2009 by Emily Martin.

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Contents List

Series 1: Subject Files, 1962-1968 (1 box)
This series is titled Subject Files and is organized alphabetically. The eight folders include reports about Reston, marketing analysis on Reston and newsclippings from Reston.
Box Folder
1 1 Arthur D. Little, Planning Memoranda on Reston; Report to Simon Enterprises, 1962
180.1
2 James Felt and Company, Report: Reston, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1965
180.2
3 Kaplan Association, 1965-1966
180.6
4 Palindrome Corporation, Reston, Virginia, 1965
180.5
5 Publicity, 1968
180.4
6 Publicity, 1968
180.4
7 Reston Clippings File, 1968
180.3
8 Reston Market Analysis, 1966
180.6
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