Guide to the Charles A. Veatch papers, 1970-2004

Charles A. Veatch C0138


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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 Veatch, Charles A., 1942-
Title Charles A. Veatch papers
Date 1970-2004
Physical Characteristics 6.9 linear feet (14 boxes)
Abstract Collection contains materials pertaining to the history and development of Reston, Virginia. Types of materials include: newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to Reston, photographs and negatives of structures in Reston, reports regarding Reston planning issues, video recordings, promotional materials regarding Reston attractions such as Reston Town Center, records pertaining to Planned Community Archives, Inc. and other materials.
Collection number C0138
Language English

Biographical Information

Charles A. Veatch was born in 1942 in Washington, DC. He obtained his B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia in 1964. During the summer of 1964, he began working for Palindrome Corporation under Robert E. Simon, the developer of Reston, Virginia, and in 1968 moved to Reston with his wife and two children. Veatch obtained his real estate license in 1960, while still a student at UVA. He started his own real estate development and consulting firm, Environmental Concepts, Inc., in 1970. He soon developed many residential and commercial projects throughout Northern Virginia, including ones in Reston.

For decades, Veatch has been an avid participant in Reston community organizations. During the early days of Reston, he was a founding member of the Reston Lions Club and the Reston Board of Commerce. He is currently a member of numerous nonprofit boards including Planned Community Archives, Reston Historic Trust, Greater Reston Arts Center, Natures Best Foundation, The Potomac Conservancy, and Fairfax County Parks Foundation. Furthermore, he has many other affiliations with nonprofit organizations such as the Friends of Shenandoah River, Friends of North Fork, and The French and Indian War Foundation. Veatch has been honored with many awards for his extensive community service. In 1998 he was named the Best of Reston Honoree, and in 2004 he was chosen as the Fairfax County Citizen of the Year.

As a fly fisherman and lover of nature, Veatch began photographing the scenes around him. Now a passionate and accomplished photographer, Veatch published The Nature of Reston in 1999, a book of his photography of natural areas of Reston. Profits from this book, now in its second printing, have gone towards the construction of a Nature House in Reston. Currently, Charles Veatch is the president of The Charles A. Veatch Company. He also devotes his time to many nonprofit organizations concerned with nature and the environment.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains materials pertaining to the history and development of Reston, Virginia. Types of materials include: newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to Reston, photographs and negatives of structures in Reston, reports regarding Reston planning issues, video recordings, promotional materials regarding Reston attractions such as Reston Town Center, records pertaining to Planned Community Archives, Inc. and other materials.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds many other personal and organizational collections on the history and development of Reston, Virginia.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Veatch, Charles A., 1942-

Corporate Names:

Reston Land Corporation.

Geographical Names:

Reston (Va.)

Subjects:

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

Document Types:

Negatives.
Photographic prints.
Video recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles A. Veatch papers, Collection #C0138, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Charles Veatch in 1999-2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in March 2009.

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Contents List

Charles A. Veatch papers
Box Folder
1 1 RLC Clips. Sept 1985 Including Builder's House
2 RLC Clips - August 1985
3 Birthday Party Orders (Delivered and Paid For)
4 Peter McCandless - RLC Clips July 1985
5 RLC Clips May/June 1985
6 RLC Clips May 1985
7 National Clips
8 RLC Clips April/May 1985
Box Folder
2 1 RLC Clips March 1985
2 RLC Clips April 1985
3 RLC Clips January - February 1985
4 RLC Clips January 1985
5 RLC Clips December 1984 (1 Of 2)
6 RLC Clips December 1984 (1 Of 2)
Box Folder
3 1 RLC Clips November 1984
2 RLC Clips October 1984 (1 of 2)
3 RLC Clips October 1984 (2 of 2)
4 RLC Clips Late August 1984
5 RLC Clips September 1984
6 RLC Clips June/July 1984
7 RLC Clips July/August 1984
Box Folder
4 1 Phase II Land Use Report
2 Reston 2000 Phase II Land Use Report
3 Reston 1999/2000 Task Force Recommendations
4 Reston 2000 Report to the Community
5 Task Force Transparency Slides
6 Reston 2000 Land Use Committee Recommendations
7 Material For My Request
8 Reston 2000 Executive Summary: Report of the Land Use, Community Development and Revitalization Committee 9/14/98
9 Reston 2000 Reports
10 Reston 2000 - Vision Statement/Goals for Land Use, Community Development and Revitalization Committee
11 Reston 2000 - Hickory Cluster Common Area Improvement Study
12 Reston 2000 - Contributions to Report of Reston 2000 Land Use Committee
13 Reston 2000 - Transportation Committee July 30, 1998
14 Reston 2000 - Reston Mater Plan - October 1
15 Goals for LUCDC
16 Reston 2000 Fairfax Economic Advisory Board Commission Meeting Minutes for March 17, 1997
17 Reston 2000 Proposed Commercial Revitalization Initiatives
18 Reston 2000 Land Use + CD Commission Evaluation, Goals + Ideas
19 Reston 2000 - Reston Town Center Urban Design Principles 2/91
20 Reston 2000 Committee Members Information (Address, Phone #)
21 Reston 2000 - July 13, 1999 Meeting on Transportation Finance
Box Folder
5 1 Reston 2000 - Dulles Corridor Rail System Planning
2 Reston 2000 - Reston on Foot - Revised 1999
3 Reston 2000 Corridor Rapid Transit Project: Summary of Findings May 1999
4 Reston 2000 Task Force Responsibilities and Work Plan Phase II Implementation
5 Reston 2000 Final Report for Land Use, Community Development, and Revitalization Committee
6 Reston 2000 - Phase II Reston Assoc. Report on Implementing Task Force Goals + Objectives - November 1999
7 Planned Community Archives Finding Aid with Index- 1994 SPC + A
8 Map of Reston, Virginia
9 Brochure for Charles A. Veatch Company
10 Reston Property Taxes Exceed $2 Million in FY71
11 Correspondence Regarding Various Actions to Offset and Direct Public School and Education Expense in New Communities
12 1972 Correspondence Regarding Virginia Tech's New Communities Study Center
13 RLC 260 -91\ Milne
14 Mobil Gift to Child $500/Mercury Fountain/RLC 261-91
15 Mobil Gift to PCA/Gullfoy le/RLC 262 - 91
16 Mobil Foundation Gift to YMCA/RLC 263-91
17 RLC 3X A WINNER at 1990 Mame RLC 264-91
18 Benton Promoted to Proj.Mgr.Col Village RLC 265-91
19 Mobil Foundation Gift to Grace RLC 266-91
20 Mobil Foundation/Reston Players RLC 269-91 October 1991
21 W and OD Trail Improvement $2.5 Million RLC 238-90
22 Key Corp Changes/D'Alesandro RLC 226-89 9/20/89
23 Schmergel Joins RLC Marketing RLC 230-89
Box Folder
6 1 Schultz + Guilfoyle Promotions
2 RLC Clips August 1996
3 RLC Clips December 1986 (1 of 2)
4 RLC Clips December 1986 (2 of 2)
5 RLC Clips November 1986
6 The Washington Flyer October 1985
7 RLC Clips October 1986 (1 of 2)
Box Folder
7 1 RLC Clips October 1986 (2 of 2)
2 RLC Clips September 1986
3 RLC Clips July - August 1986
4 RLC Clips July 1986
5 RLC Clips June 1986
Box Folder
8 1 RLC Clips May 1986
2 RLC Clips April 1986
3 RLC Clips March/April 1986
4 RLC Clips February/March 1986
5 RLC Clips Town Center Masters 2/18/86
6 RLC Clips (Masters) Mid - Jan to Mid - Feb 1986
Box Folder
9 1 RLC Clips January 1986
2 RLC Clips December 1985
3 RLC Clips September/October 1985
4 RLC Clips October/November 1985
5 RLC Clips November 1985
6 RLC Clips September 1985
7 The Nature of Reston - Reston Historic Trust and Brochure
8 Mater Plan of Reston - Reston Land Corporation, October 1988
9 Reston Information Providers - Tour of Reston March 8, 1989
10 Reston 1987 - Insert 1989 Newsletter
11 Reston at a Glance - 1989
12 Reston Land Corporation - Development in Reston, VA
13 Reston Market Profile : Population
14 Reston Market Profile : Community Services
15 Reston Market Profile : Schools
16 Reston Market Profile : Transportation
17 Reston Town Center Project Description
18 1989 Facts : Business + Industry in Reston
19 1989 Facts : Residential Reston
20 1989 Facts : Recreational Reston
Box Folder
10 1 Reston Press Conference - July 21, 1970
2 Reston Section Maps
3 Statistical Synopsis on Housing and Land Use
4 Upcoming Housing Construction in Reston
5 Cedar Ridge Apartment Layouts
6 Regency Square Townhouse Layouts
7 The Bridges of Reston Layouts
8 Bryan Courts Houses Layouts
9 Reston's Fairfield Home Layout
10 Planned Community Archives Brochure
11 CAV Reston Board of Commerce Meetings 1983-87
12 A Child Looks at Reston
13 Photographs of Veatch with Colleagues In Front of satellite Dish
14 PCA - Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors January 19, 1989
15 PCA Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors, May 15 1990
16 PCA Financial Statements - March 31,1990 and 1989
17 Rev. Reagan With His Daughter - Reston's First Baby
18 Reston Root Beer 40 Years Logo
19 Reston Town Center Map - 1990
20 Reston Child Care - 1990
21 Reston Commercial Real Estate - Spring 1990
22 Reston Arts - 1990
23 Reston Business - 1990
24 Reston Transportation - 1990
25 Reston Amenities - 1990
26 Reston Commercial Real Estate - 1990
27 Reston Master Plan - October 1988 Map
28 Reston Neighborhoods - 1990
29 Link New Ideas Transportation For Reston - 1990
30 JR Davidson's Reston Land Corporation Business Card - 1990
31 Planning, July 1990 : p.22 Pumping Up Suburban Downtowns
32 A Straight forward Message from : Gulf Oil Real Estate Development Company
33 Northern Va. NAIOP 1997 Fall Bus Tour (Guidebook)
34 Outline of Reston Apartments
35 Reston Multi Family Building Programs 1972-74
36 Reston Estate Booklet "Reston : Far Out But Close In
37 Harbor side Patio Homes Floor Plans and Features
38 Introducing the Easiest Way in Washington to Earn Your 3%
39 Reston Realtors Tour Map
40 A History of Reston Virginia's Unique Community
41 In Reston, Your Association Can Enjoy the Advantages of Washington Without Suffering the Disadvantages
42 The Walden Layouts
43 Reston Master Plan - 1971
44 The Atrium System
45 Just Outside the Nations Capital is One of the Best Neighborhoods In America
Box Folder
11 1 Site Plan (Unidentified Location)
2 Bowman Green - Office Town houses Brochure
3 Lake Audubon Terrace Patio Homes Layout
4 The Village of Southlake - maps
5 Whitney Park. Great Townhouses Bordering the Great Outdoors
6 Presenting Reston's 1979 Advertising Program
7 Design of the "Conceptual House" Hugh Newell Jacobsen
8 Reston Development Plan - April 1979
9 Description of Reston, VA Images Collection at GMU Libraries
10 Reston Historic Trust for Community Revitalization - 1997
11 Invitation to the Celebration of Reston's 50000th Citizen on Nov, 1987
12 Chuck Veatch : Citizen of the Year 2000 Newspaper Clip
13 Article From the Washington Post
14 Article From the Washington Post Magazine : City of Life
15 Greater Reston Guide Book 2002 Edition
16 Reston Park Brochures
17 New Dominion Magazine : Reston New Possibilities. From Urban Living to Virginia's Second Largest Business Center
18 Lakewinds Housing Collection
19 Reston Association - Design Guidelines and Design Review Process, 2nd Edition 1990
20 The Best of Northern Virginia - 1990 Reston Land Corporation
21 1992 Newspaper Clips From March 23 - April 21
22 1992 Newspaper Clips From March 1- 23
Box Folder
12 1 Negative Sheet and Negative of Reston Homes
2 Reston : Unlike the Rest - Posters
3 Reston Town Center - Detailed Booklet
4 1990 Reston Land Corporation - Map of Washington/Fairfax Area
5 Washington Post Fairfax Extra 3/24/04: A Vision Still Strong As Ever
6 Reston Connection Jan 28 - Feb 3 2004 - Millions for Watershed
7 The Veatch Collection - The Washington Post METRO - Sunday 4/18/04 : Bamboo Brigade
8 The Reston Times - Wed 4/21/04 : Founders Day April 17, 2004
9 Reston Connection - April 21-27,2004 :Tis His Day
10 The Business Review Pull - Out Week of May 6 - 10, 1985 pages 21-36
11 A Souvenir Supplement of the Connection - May 15, 1985
12 The Energy Efficient Community of the Future Isn't That Far Away (POSTER)
13 Reston Celebrating It's 20th Year! Special Issue of the Reston Times, May 16, 1985
14 Reston Virginia Home Owner's Kit Plastic Zipper Bag
15 One of the 15 Best Places to Live inn America is Right Here In Washington (POSTER)
16 Reston Times - Wednesday, January 5, 2000
17 Times Community Newspapers - 1/15/00 Page All
18 King Charles Commons Layouts
19 Newspaper Clips - 1992
Box Folder
13 1 Articles of Incorporation New Town Archives, Inc - Daft - 2/15/85
2 Correspondence From Peter McCandless To Ted Schelzer about PCA
3 Correspondence Regarding Robert Hide's Book
4 A Letter From Tom Grubisich Regarding PCA Welcome to Reston
5 Memorandum of Understanding With PCA
6 Budget for 20th Anniversary Celebration Committee
7 Estimated Manufacturing Costs for Reston : The first 20 Years, April 2, 1985
8 PCA Interim Budget, April 4 - June 30, 1985
9 Memo of Intent Approved by the Board of PCA
10 Deed of Gift from Thomas Grubisich and Peter McCandless To Planned Community Archives. Inc - March 19, 1985
11 PCA - A District of Columbia Non Profit Corporation : Minutes of Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors, April 3, 1985
12 Bylaws of Planned Community Action Inc. - As Adopted April 13, 1985
13 Bylaws of New Town Archives, Inc. - Draft of Feb. 15, 1985
14 Archives Development Grant Recommendation 6/1/87
15 Agreement and Beneficial Deed Between GMU and PCA - 4/21/87
16 GMU Acquires Community Development Archives - April 21, 1987
17 Partnership with George Mason University Announced - Reston Collection Anchors 1st Kind of Archive - Sept 9, 1987
18 PCA : Summary of Objectives and Activities
19 Planned Community Archives - Addresses of Officers
20 Planned Comm. Archives : High School Curriculum
21 Correspondence Welcoming William C. Pflaum CO. To Reston
22 Urban Land Institute 1986 Publications Catalog
23 Draft Deed of Gift
24 PCA Grant Proposal, April 23, 1992
25 p.38 May 86/ Urban Land : Anew Community Passes the Endurance Test
26 Correspondence to Librarian About " Reston : The First 20 Years" Book
27 Correspondence RSVP To Reston's 25th Anniversary Celebration
28 PCA'S Letter Agreement With WETA
29 The Reston Forum Letter To Veatch To Join A Task Force 11/25/87
30 Correspondence Regarding Dean Coleman Raphael and PCA/GMU "Strategy For Future Operations"
31 Invitation To Bill Nicoson and Ernie Berger To Attend A Meeting June 6, From 1-3 1998
32 Memo Regarding Future Strategy for GMU PCA Collaborators
33 Outline of Proposed GMU Certificate Program in Urban + Suburban Studies
34 Peter McCandless Notes
35 Memorandum of Understanding Draft of 3/19/85
36 Letter to PCA 1 Regarding Payment of Books from the Memo of Understanding With PCA Dated 4/25/85
37 To: Directors of PCA Welcoming to Reston Planned Community From : Tom Gruibisich
38 Invitation to Gregory J. Friess to Join the Board of PCA 6/30/85
39 New Community Archives, Inc. Possible New Archives 8/22/85
40 Marketing Report + Book Inventory Sales
41 Marketing Strategies to Date [1985]
42 Proposals to PCA Board Members About Establishing A Relationship With GMU 11/19/85
43 Correspondence Regarding Future Plans of A Performing Arts Center In Reston. 4/4/86
44 Urban Land : Sprucing Up A Specialty Center - May' 86
45 Coming Soon : Greenbelt's 50th Anniversary
46 Correspondence Regarding Important New Tax Info. 5/26/86
Proposal For University Course In Urban Planning, June 1986
48 PCA Budget - Year Ending March 31, 1987
49 Financial Statements - March 31, 1988
50 PCA Financial Statements from March 31, 1986-87
51 Corresponding Thanking Veatch For Speaking In Commercial Property Development and Management Class At GMU 10/7/86
52 Walking A Financial Tightrope - Land Use Policy
53 Land Use Policy - Vol.4 NO.1 1/1987
54 PCA Summary of Objectives and Activities
55 PCA - Action by Consent of the Board of Directors
56 PCA - GMU Agreement + Beneficial Deed Draft of 12/22/86
57 Miscellaneous Correspondence from Veatch
58 Silver Anniversary Planning
59 Postcard to Veatch
Box Folder
14 1 Invoice No. 1001 - For PCA
2 Agreement Between PCA and Warner Cable of Reston
3 Correspondence Regarding Mutual Use Network of Sources For Sharing of Records In Development Projects
4 PCA - History + Current Activities, Archival Development, Educational Projects
5 Letter of Recommendation For John Mathias To Serve On Board of Directors in PCA
6 Planned Community Archives : Its Collection At George Mason University and Its Educational Projects
7 Inside ULI Vol No. 1 Spring 1989
8 Oral History : 9 Points To Consider For A Good Interview
9 Deed of Gift to the Oral History of the Planned Community Archives, Special Collections Research Center
10 PCA Brochure On Its Collection At GMU
11 PCA Financial Statements March 31, 1990 and 1989
12 An Agreement and Beneficial Order
13 Miscellaneous Correspondence
14 The Accents on International Business : Fairfax County, Virginia
15 1998 World Congress on Information Technology XI
16 Economy: Fairfax, Virginia 1995
17 Demographics:Fairfax Country, Virginia, 1995
18 Education: Fairfax County, Virginia 1995
19 Housing: Fairfax County, Virginia 1995
20 Quality of Life: Fairfax County, Virginia 1995
21 Business Report Fairfax County Economic Development Authority: Year End 1995 Real Estate Market Review 1995 Retail Report
22 Major Employers: Fairfax County, Virginia 1996-97
23 Fairfax Prospectus Second Quarter 1996
24 Destination Fairfax County, Virginia May/June 1996
25 Fairfax County, Virginia Economic Development Authority Services (Brochure)
26 Fairfax County, Virginia Economic Development Authority Homepage
27 40 Years - 1995 Annual Report - Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
28 Business Report - Merrifield Area Market Report by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1994
29 Business Report - Richmond Highway Corridor/Southeast Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1995
30 Business Report - Tysons Corner Area Report By the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1995
31 Business Report - Annandale - Bailey's Crossroads - Seven Corners Area Market Report by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1994
32 Business Report - Reston - Herndon - Area Market Report by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1994
33 Business Report - Springfield - Interstate 95 Corridor Area Market Report by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1994
34 Western Fairfax Area Market Report by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority 1994
35 Fairfax County, Virginia Informative Folder
36 A Proposal for an Innovative, Multimodal Position, Phased Transit System for Northern Virginia Dulles Transportation Corridor - WATF Jan. 1998
37 Fairfax Plan Monitoring - State of the Plan: An Evaluation of Comprehensive Plan Activities between 1990-95 With an Assessments of Impacts Through 2010
38 Fairfax County Characteristics - 1996 Brochure
39 The Education Foundation - Memorandum Containing A Draft of the "Desirable Criteria for the Superintendent Selection" 6/20/97
40 Fairfax County Virginia - Memorandum Regarding Handouts from the February 1998 EAC Meetings
41 Fairfax County Economic Advisory Committee - Economic Strategic Plan - April 1995
42 Veatch's Itinerary for a Trip to San Francisco In 1998
43 Resolving Development Disputes - A Worship On Negotiation and Joint Problem - Solving Tools For Those Concerned About Land Development Disputes In Northern Virginia, Oct 13, 1990
44 The Charles A. Veatch Company - Commercial Real Estate Brokers and Consultants - Information Packet
45 The Reston Center for Industry and Government Declarations
46 OCP Presentation Economic Advisory Commission Meeting June 18, 1997
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