Guide to the Virginians for Dulles records, 1947-1984

Virginians for Dulles C0025


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Virginians for Dulles
Title Virginians for Dulles records
Date 1947-1984
Physical Characteristics 18 linear feet (36 boxes)
Abstract This collection contains records of Virginians for Dulles (VFD), a northern Virginia-based citizens action group committed to diverting air traffic from Washington National Airport to Dulles International Airport. Most of the materials in the collection date from 1968-1984, during the active years of Virginians for Dulles and its later title, Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD). Documents include minutes and meeting agenda; correspondence between Virginians for Dulles board members, lawyers, politicians, and airline officials; legal briefs from civil suits filed by VFD against the Federal Aviation Administration and Washington National Airport; audiotapes; and various financial and administrative documents of VFD. Also included are newsclippings, plans for Metropolitan Washington-area airport policy, reports on the environmental impact of Washington National Airport, pamphlets and memoranda from various citizens action groups concerned with aircraft noise and pollution, Federal Aviation Administration newsletters and press releases, and transcripts of testimony before the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Aviation Subcommittee of the US House Committee on Public Works and Transportation.
Collection number C0025
Language English

Historical Information

Virginians for Dulles (VFD) was a citizen action group established in 1968 to reduce airport nuisances for northern Virginia citizens--including noise and air pollution--by rerouting airline traffic from Washington National Airport in Arlington County, Virginia to Dulles International Airport in Loudoun County, Virginia. VFD board leaders included S. H. Rasmussen and former Virginia Senator Clive DuVal, 2nd. Through the 1970s and early 1980s, VFD campaigned to curb airline activities at Washington National by altering flight patterns, restricting night flights, and banning excessively noisy stretch-jets. In addition to corresponding with politicians, airport authorities, and other citizens action groups, VFD initiated a legal battle against National Airport authorities that would last for nearly a decade.

In 1970 VFD filed a class-action law suit against Washington National Airport, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to assure Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) compliance with the noise- and air-pollution abatement measures stipulated under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The defendants included Secretary of Transportation John Volpe, the head of the FAA, the Director of Airport Services, and eleven major airlines. On May 30, 1972 the District Court ruled to dismiss the plaintiff's action and complaint, contending that the evidence failed to establish a direct link between aircraft noise and the health and property values of local residents and, furthermore, that the plaintiff could not claim to represent the class of citizens constituting the broader population of northern Virginia, on behalf of which VFD filed the suit.

Shortly thereafter, VFD appealed the decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and on June 2, 1976 the Appeals Court upheld the District Court opinion but added an order that the FAA prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) documenting the compliance of Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport with NEPA standards. On August 15, 1979, after the FAA failed to file an environmental impact statement by the stipulated date, VFD filed a motion to hold the Administrator of the FAA in civil contempt. In exchange for withdrawal of the plaintiff's motion for appeal, the defendants agreed to prepare a draft and final EIS and notice of proposed rule making, which was included in a court order issued on September 26, 1979. The defendants filed a notice of compliance with the court order on February 1, 1980 and the motion was withdrawn.

In 1983 Virginians for Dulles changed their name to Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD) and continued to pursue litigation against Washington National Airport on other legal grounds, such as airline safety, antitrust, and actions constituting a taking of property. The records included in this collection end in 1984 when GWCD appears to have ceased its activities and disbanded.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains minutes and meeting agenda; correspondence between Virginians for Dulles (VFD) board members, lawyers, politicians, and airline officials; legal briefs from civil suits filed by VFD against the Federal Aviation Administration and Washington National Airport; audiotapes; and various financial and administrative documents of VFD. Also included are newsclippings, plans for Metropolitan Washington-area airport policy and reports on environmental impact, pamphlets and memoranda from various citizens action groups concerned with aircraft noise and pollution, Federal Aviation Administration newsletters and press releases, and transcripts of testimony before the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Aviation Subcommittee of the US House Committee on Public Works and Transportation.

Series 1: Subject Files contains correspondence, pamphlets, newsclippings, and memoranda pertaining to the activities of Virginians for Dulles and their later title, Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD). The series also contains documents deriving from other citizen groups committed to mitigating aircraft noise, traffic, and pollution in the metropolitan Washington region. These groups include the Bellvue Forest Citizens' Association, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Committee Against National, the Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems (CAP), and the Potomac Valley League.

Series 2: Court Proceedings contains trial notes and transcripts, legal briefs, memoranda, testimony, and correspondence pertaining to civil suits filed against Washington National Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Virginians for Dulles (VFD) and other like-minded groups in the Metropolitan Washington region. Documents pertaining to the class-action suit against Washington National Airport, Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe, et al. (1970-1972), and subsequent appeals comprise the bulk of materials in the series. Other documents include copies of proceedings from the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia v. John McLucas (1976); Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Neil E. Goldschmidt (1980-1981); and the City of Alexandria v. J. Lynn Helms (1983).

Series 3: Legal Reference contains notes, correspondence, and supplementary reference materials gathered by Virginians for Dulles board members and their lawyers to support litigation strategies against Washington National Airport and the FAA. Whereas the materials in Series 2 pertain either to civil cases directly involving Virginians for Dulles or to cases initiated by other plaintiffs in the same timeframe and geographic locale, the materials in Series 3 consist largely of facsimiles of older cases decided by precedents considered by VFD lawyers as prospective bases of litigation during the early 1980s. In addition to copies of cases, this series includes correspondence and notes referring to prior VFD litigation against Washington National Airport.

Series 4: Reports and Comments contains reports on airport policies and procedures; informational pamphlets; detailed studies on aircraft noise and emissions; comments by Virginians for Dulles and others on FAA policy proposals; and transcripts of hearings before the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Aviation Subcommittee of the US House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Prominent documents in this series include several draft environmental impact statements (DEIS) and policy proposals for Washington National and Dulles International Airports prepared by the FAA and published by the United States Department of Transportation, as well as dozens of comments on these reports by Virginians for Dulles and other citizens action groups.

Series 5: Newsclippings and Magazines contains newspaper articles along with a few magazines and pamphlets pertaining to airport problems and policies, especially Washington National Airport and its impact on the community. Most of the Newsclippings come from the Washington Post, but the series also includes clippings from the New York Times, the Northern Virginia Sun, and the Potomac Current. Other newsclippings gathered by Virginians for Dulles can be found in Series 1: Subject Files, some of which were included with correspondence between VFD board members and their lawyers.

Series 6: Audiotapes contains 6 reel-to-reel tapes. One is a 7 1/2 IPS NASA Special Report from April-May 1972, titled "Jet Noise!... What's Being Done About It?" Two are 1 7/8 IPS tapes dated June 6, 1972 and labeled Dr. Custer and Dr. Gordon. The other three tapes are unlabeled.

Series 7, Oversize, contains oversize airport plans.

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Arrangement

This collection is organized into seven series, and each series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series 1: Subject Files, 1966-1984 (Box 1-8)
Series 2: Court Proceedings, 1966-1983 (Box 8-19)
Series 3: Legal Reference, 1947-1983 (Box 19-22)
Series 4: Reports and Comments, 1966-1983 (Box 22-33)
Series 5: Newsclippings and Magazines, 1967-1983 (Box 33-35)
Series 6: Audiotapes, 1972 (Box 35)
Series 7: Oversize, 1968 (Box 36)

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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 collections on transportation as well as the papers of Virginia Senator Cive DuVal, 2nd, who served as head of Virginians for Dulles.

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Index Terms

Persons:

DuVal, Clive L., 2nd, (Clive Livingston), 1912-2002.

Corporate Names:

Dulles International Airport.
Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles.
United States. Federal Aviation Administration.
Virginians for Dulles.
Washington National Airport.

Subjects:

Noise pollution--Virginia, Northern.
Political participation--Virginia, Northern.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Virginians for Dulles records, Collection #C0025, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Clive L. DuVal in 1990.

Processing Information

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

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Contents List

Series 1: Subject Files, 1966-1984 (7.5 boxes)
This series contains correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, newsclippings, statements, and memoranda pertaining to the activities of Virginians for Dulles and their later namesake, Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD). The series also contains documents deriving from other citizen groups committed to mitigating aircraft noise, traffic, and pollution in the metropolitan Washington region. These groups include the Bellvue Forest Citizens' Association, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Committee Against National, the Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems (CAP), and the Potomac Valley League.
Box Folder
1 1 Arlington County Transportation and Environment Workshop, 1981
2 Bellvue Forest Citizens' Association: Frank Korf's Testimony Before the House Committee on Public Works and Transportation, 1980
3 CAP (Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems) pt 1, 1979
Bylaws
4 CAP (Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems) pt 2, 1979-1980
5 CAP (Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems) pt 3, 1980-1981
6 CAP (Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems) pt 4, 1982
Correspondence, memoranda, etc.
7 CAP (Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems) pt 5, 1982
Tax exemption, memoranda, etc.
8 Committee Against National, 1966-1969
9 Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD) - Articles of Incorporation, 1983-1984
10 Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD) - Bylaws, Certification and Tax Exemption, 1983
Box Folder
2 1 Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD) - Corporate Documents, 1983-1984
2 Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD) - Meetings, 1983-1984
3 Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD) - Reports, 1983
4 Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles (GWCD) - Reports, Memoranda, etc., 1983-1984
5 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) - Correspondence and Documents, 1977
6 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) - Correspondence and Documents, 1978-1981
7 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) - Correspondence and Documents, 1980-1981
8 Miscellaneous Associations Re: Problems with Washington National Airport, 1968-1970
Committee Against National, Potomac Valley League, Glen Echo Citizens Association, etc.
Box Folder
3 1 Miscellaneous Documents, Including Chronology of Washington National Airport Legislative History, 1969-1974
2 Scatter Plan - Comments and Campaign Against, pt 1, 1977-1983
Virginians for Dulles, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems
3 Scatter Plan - Comments and Campaign Against, pt 2, 1980-1983
Virginians for Dulles, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington Area Coalition on Airport Problems
4 Spong, Senator William B., Jr., 1963-1971
5 Virginians for Dulles - Bylaws and History, 1976
6 Virginians for Dulles - List of Names and Addresses, pt 1
7 Virginians for Dulles - List of Names and Addresses, pt 2
8 Virginians for Dulles - List of Old Addresses
9 Virginians for Dulles - Publications, Correspondence, and Citizens' Complaints, 1966-1972
10 Virginians for Dulles - Publicity and Press Releases, 1970
11 Virginians for Dulles - Rasmussen, S. H., pt 1, 1977-1978
Box Folder
4 1 Virginians for Dulles - Rasmussen, S. H., pt 2, 1973-1976
2 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1966
3 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1967
Part 1
4 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1967
Part 2
5 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1967
Part 3
6 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1967-1970
Notebook of Correspondence, Charts, and Airline Information, Part 1
7 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1967-1970
Notebook of Correspondence, Charts, and Airline Information, Part 2
Box Folder
5 1 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1968
Part 1
2 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1968
Part 2
3 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1969
Part 1
4 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1969
Part 2, includes FAA press releases, statements, and congressional records
5 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1970
6 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1970-1971
7 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1971
Box Folder
6 1 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1972
2 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1973
includes draft environmental impact statement and comments
3 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1974-1975
4 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1976
Part 1
5 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1976
Part 2
6 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1977
Part 1
7 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1977
Part 2
Box Folder
7 1 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1977
Part 3
2 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1977
Part 4
3 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1977
Part 5, documents re: meeting with Langhorne Bond of the FAA
4 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1978
Part 1
5 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1978
Part 2
6 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1978
Part 3
7 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1978
Part 4
Box Folder
8 1 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1979
2 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1980
3 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1981
Part 1
4 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1981
Part 2, Comments on FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
5 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1981
Part 3
6 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1982
Part 1
7 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1982
Part 2
Box Folder
9 1 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1982
Part 3
2 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1982
Part 4
3 Virginians for Dulles - Subject Files, 1983
4 Washington Dulles Task Force, 1982-1983
Series 2: Court Proceedings, 1966-1983 (11.5 boxes)
This series contains trial notes and transcripts, legal briefs, memoranda, testimony, and correspondence pertaining to civil suits filed against Washington National Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by Virginians for Dulles (VFD) and other like-minded groups in the Metropolitan Washington region. Documents pertaining to the class-action suit against Washington National Airport, Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe, et al. (1970-1972), and subsequent appeals comprise the bulk of materials in the series. Other documents include copies of proceedings from the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia v. John McLucas (1976); Northwest Airlines, Inc. v. Neil E. Goldschmidt (1980-1981); and the City of Alexandria v. J. Lynn Helms (1983).
Box Folder
9 5 Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia v. John McLucas, 1976
6 City of Alexandria v. J. Lynn Helms: Court Proceedings, Affidavits, Summons, etc., September 1983
Box Folder
10 1 City of Alexandria v. J. Lynn Helms: Court Proceedings and Memoranda, October 1983
2 City of Alexandria v. J. Lynn Helms: Environmental Assessment of Washington National Airport and Public Comments, May-August 1983
3 City of Alexandria v. J. Lynn Helms: General Correspondence, May-December 1983
1983
4 City of Alexandria v. J. Lynn Helms: Litigation Plan of Greater Washington Citizens for Dulles, 1983
5 City of Houston v. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): Brief for Intervenor, Virginians for Dulles, February 20, 1981
6 Daniel S. Costello v. United States: Plaintiff's Exhibits Submitted for Pretrial, November 3, 1980
7 Northwest Airlines v. Goldschmidt: Miscellaneous Proceedings and Correspondence, October 1980 - February 1981
8 Northwest Airlines v. Neil Goldschmidt: Temporary Allocation of IFR Reservations at Washington National; Comments of New York Air, October 23, 1980
9 Piscataway Hills Citizens v. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): Preliminary Statement on Environmental Impact Statement, ca. 1979
Box Folder
11 1 Virginians for Dulles v. Brock Adams; Virginians for Dulles v. Secretary of the Department of Transportation, 1979
2 Virginians for Dulles v. William T. Coleman: Court Order, Memoranda, Correspondence, 1976-1977
3 Virginians for Dulles v. Neil Goldschmidt; New York Airlines v. Neil Goldschmidt, September 26, 1979 - December 10, 1980
4 Virginians for Dulles v. Drew Lewis, Jr.: Court Proceedings, Newsclippings, Correspondence, 1981
5 Virginians for Dulles v. Secretary of the Department of Transportation: Correspondence and Memoranda, pt 1, 1976-1977
6 Virginians for Dulles v. Secretary of the Department of Transportation: Correspondence and Memoranda, pt 2, 1979
7 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal - Additions to Appendix by Airline Appellees, 1972
8 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal - Airline Appellee's Brief, July 28, 1975
9 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal - Appellant's Opening Brief, June 25, 1975
10 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal - Brief for the Federal Appellee's; Airline Appellee's Motion to Dismiss, August 1975
Box Folder
12 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal Correspondence, 1972-1974
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal Correspondence, 1975-1976
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal - Memoranda and Notice of Appeal, 1975-1976
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal Motion for Appeal Extension, Notice, Order, Correspondence, etc., 1972-1973
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Appeal - Plaintiff's Motion for Extension of Time, 1972
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Class Actions, Rule 44, Statement by Dorn McGrath, undated
7 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Closing Argument for Plaintiffs, ca. 1972
8 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Complaint, Amended Complaint, Motion, Order, etc., 1970-1971
9 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Complaint and Amended Complaint, 1971
Box Folder
13 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Complaint, Answers, Pretrial Statements, 1970-1971
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Complaint - Rough Drafts with Comments, 1970
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: DC Case, 1971-1972
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: DC Case - Deposition, December 1971
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Deposition of Clive DuVal, 2nd, July 12, 1971
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Depositions and Statements 1 - Air Pollution, ca. 1971
Box Folder
14 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Depositions and Statements 2 - Air Pollution, ca. 1971
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Depositions and Statements 3 - Noise Pollution, ca. 1971
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Depositions and Statements 4 - Noise Pollution, ca. 1971
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Depositions and Statements 5 - Land Use and Economic Research, ca. 1971
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Depositions and Statements 6 - Lay Witnesses, ca. 1971
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Depositions and Statements 7 - Airline Employees and Representatives, ca. 1971
Box Folder
15 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Discovery - National Airport, 1971
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Discovery - National Airport, continued, 1971
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Discovery Notes and Legal Research, 1971-1972
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Airline Defendants' Motion, December 15, 1970 - March 1971
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Memorandum Opinion and Order, May 26, 1972
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Plaintiff's Memorandum of Points and Authorities, December 15, 1971
7 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Plaintiff's Request for Production of Documents and Interrogatories, February-May 1973
8 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Pleadings - National Airport Suit, March 18, 1971 - July 18, 1973
9 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Pretrial - Documents to Be Introduced as Evidence by Airline Defendants, 1958-1972
10 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Pretrial Statement and Preliminary Statement of Plaintiff, 1971-1972
Box Folder
16 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Pretrial Statement of Government Defendants, 1970-1972
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Pretrial Statement of Airline Defendants, April 7, 1972
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Res Judicata - Defendants' Motion for Res Judicata and Summary Judgment, April-May 1973
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Res Judicata - Plaintiff's Memorandum in Response to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss as Res Judicata, May 29, 1973
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Service Records, Correspondence, and Memoranda, 1970-1971
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Stipulation of Facts and Revised Stipulation, ca 1971-1972
7 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Subpoenas, April-May 1972
8 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Airline Defendant Affidavits, April-May 1972
9 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Defense Expert Reports, ca. 1971-1972
Box Folder
17 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Expert Witness Resumes, 1971-1972
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Miscellaneous Documents, Correspondence, Reports, 1966-1972
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Plaintiff Expert and Citizen Testimony, ca. 1971-1972
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Plaintiff Expert Correspondence, 1971-1972
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Plaintiff Expert Witness on Air and Noise Pollution, 1967-1972
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Plaintiff Expert Witness on Air and Noise Pollution, extra copies, 1970-1972
Box Folder
18 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Plaintiff Lay Witness Affidavits, extra copies, pt 1, 1971-1972
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Plaintiff Lay Witness Affidavits, extra copies, pt 2, 1971-1972
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Testimony - Plaintiff Lay Witness Correspondence and Memoranda, 1971-1972
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Transcript of Court Proceedings, July 1971
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Transcript of Court Proceedings, Court Draft, Vol. III, May 10, 1972
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Trial Notes, ca. 1970-1972
7 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Trial Transcripts, May 11, 1972
Box Folder
19 1 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Bacon, Beckleman, Briggs, Bristol, Copley, ca. 1971-1972
2 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Gerarde, ca. 1971-1972
3 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Goldwater, ca. 1971-1972
4 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Guerrant, Kolk, Linn, ca. 1971-1972
5 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Glorig, ca. 1971-1972
6 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Madsen, Melugin, Mohler, ca. 1971-1972
7 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Newill, ca. 1971-1972
8 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Pendley, Powers, Press, ca. 1971-1972
9 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Russel, Saunders, ca. 1971-1972
10 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Sellman, Shaffer, ca. 1971-1972
11 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Smith, Sperry, Swanson, ca. 1971-1972
12 Virginians for Dulles v. John Volpe: Witness Files - Westfield, Wilding, ca. 1971-1972
Series 3: Legal Reference, 1947-1983 (3 boxes)
This series contains notes, correspondence, and supplementary reference materials gathered by Virginians for Dulles board members and their lawyers to support litigation strategies against Washington National Airport and the FAA. Whereas the materials in Series 2 pertain either to civil cases directly involving Virginians for Dulles or to cases initiated by other plaintiffs in the same timeframe and geographic locale, the materials in Series 3 consist largely of facsimiles of older cases decided by precedents considered by VFD lawyers as prospective bases of litigation during the early 1980s. In addition to copies of cases, this series includes correspondence and notes referring to prior VFD litigation against Washington National Airport.
Box Folder
19 13 Copies of Cases Re: Actions Constituting a Taking, pt 1, 1956-1977
14 Copies of Cases Re: Actions Constituting a Taking, pt 2, 1961-1971
15 Copies of Cases Re: Antitrust Law, pt 1, 1950-1980
Box Folder
20 1 Copies of Cases, Re: Antitrust Law, pt 2, 1972-1982
2 Copies of Cases, Re: Antitrust Law, pt 3, 1947-1983
3 Copies of Cases Re: Eminent Domain, pt 1, 1953-1965
4 Copies of Cases Re: Eminent Domain, pt 2, 1958-1965
5 Copies of Cases Re: Eminent Domain, pt 3, 1968-1983
6 Copies of Cases Re: FAA Responsibility in Airport Planning, 1950-1959
Box Folder
21 1 Copies of Cases Re: Municipal Ordinances, Preemption, State Laws, 1953-1982
2 Copies of Cases Re: Nuisance, Violation of Regulations, 1956-1979
3 Copies of Cases Re: Statute of Limitations, 1958-1976
4 Correspondence and Legal Precedence: Costello v. United States, Joseph v. Helms, etc., 1979-1983
5 Index Cards Re: National Airport Suit [Virginians for Dulles v. Volpe], 1970-1971
6 Luedtke v. County of Milwaukee: Notes and Newsclippings, 1975
Box Folder
22 1 Notes and Legal Precedence, pt 1, 1970-1971
2 Notes and Legal Precedence, pt 2, 1970-1972
3 Notes on Aircraft Noise, pt 1, ca. 1969-1971
4 Notes on Aircraft Noise, pt 2, 1970-1972
5 Notes on National Airport Litigation, 1982-1983
6 Notes on Primary Jurisdiction, undated
Series 4: Reports and Comments, 1966-1983 (12 boxes)
This series contains reports on airport policies and procedures; informational pamphlets; detailed studies on aircraft noise and em missions; comments by Virginians for Dulles and others on FAA policy proposals; and transcripts of hearings before the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Aviation Subcommittee of the US House Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Prominent documents in this series include several draft environmental impact statements (DEIS) and policy proposals for Washington National and Dulles International Airports prepared by the FAA and published by the United States Department of Transportation, as well as dozens of comments on these reports by Virginians for Dulles and other citizens action groups.
Box Folder
22 7 Air Pollution Abatement Activity and Report on DC Air Quality Control, 1966-1968
8 Air Pollution: Aircraft Emissions Reports, 1971-1972
Box Folder
23 1 Air Pollution: Miscellaneous Facts and Reports, pt 1, 1967-1970
2 Air Pollution: Miscellaneous Facts and Reports, pt 2, 1969-1971
3 Arbitration as an Alternative to Regulation... the National Airport Noise Problem, 1982
4 Assessment of Airport Emission Control Technology, September 1971
5 Civil Aeronautics Board: Brief of Concerned Citizens, the Palisades Citizens Association and Committee Against National; Joint Petition to Intervene, 1968-1970
Box Folder
24 1 Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB): Reports and Investigations by the CAB's Airline Scheduling Committee, pt 1, 1980-1981
Washington National flight schedules and antitrust immunity
2 Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB): Reports and Investigations by the CAB's Airline Scheduling Committee, pt 2, 1982-1983
3 Comments of Virginians for Dulles to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), March 1973
4 Conceptual Framework for Trade-Off Analysis of Multiple Airport Operation: Case Study of the Metropolitan Washington Airports, 1978
dissertation
5 DC-9 Airplane Characteristics for Airport Planning, September 1968
6 DC-10 Airplane Characteristics for Airport Planning, December 1971
7 Dulles Airport: Direct Economic Impact of Dulles Airport, September 1977
Box Folder
25 1 Dulles Airport: Environmental Impact Assessment, September 1977
2 Dulles Airport: Industrial Area Plan, September 1977
3 Eastern Airlines: Flight Manual Facsimiles, 1967-1971
4 Environmental Impact Statement: Comments on EIS draft, pt 1, 1973
5 Environmental Impact Statement: Comments on EIS draft, pt 2, 1978
6 Environmental Impact Statement: Comments on EIS draft, pt 3, 1978
7 Environmental Impact Statement: Comments on EIS draft, pt 4, 1978
Box Folder
26 1 Environmental Impact Statement: Comments on EIS draft, pt 5, 1978-1980
2 Environmental Impact Statement: Comments on EIS draft, pt 6, 1980
3 Environmental Impact Statement: Correspondence re: EIS draft, 1977-1978
4 Environmental Impact Statement: Draft, February 1983
5 Environmental Impact Statement: Draft, March 1973
6 Environmental Impact Statement: Draft Appendix, March 1978
Box Folder
27 1 Environmental Impact Statement: Draft with Annotations, March 1978
2 Environmental Impact Statement: Final Draft, November 1980
3 Environmental Impact Statement: Outline and Preliminary Analysis of Existing Airport Policy, August-November 1977
4 FAA Publications: Guide to FAA Publications, Transportation Noise Bibliography, Energy Primer, Newsletter, and Press Release, 1974-1980
5 Federal Register re: FAA Airport Regulations, 1975-1976
6 Joint Air Transportation Demand-Capacity Study of the Baltimore-Washington Bi-Region, December 1968
Box Folder
28 1 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policies: Consumer and Environmental Effects, Final Report, October 1976
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
2 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policy Analysis: Air Traffic Delays, September 1976
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
3 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policy Analysis: Airport Investment Policy Requirements, September 1976
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
4 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policy Analysis: Wide-Body Aircraft Demand Potential, September 1976
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
5 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policy: Comments and Public Hearings, pt 1, 1976-1980
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
6 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policy: Comments and Public Hearings, pt 2, 1980
7 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policy: High Density Airport Slot Allocation, 1976-1983
8 Metropolitan Washington Airport Policy: Preliminary Regulatory Evaluation, August 1981
9 National Air Carrier Association: Comments on Airport Slot Allocation Report, 1980
Box Folder
29 1 National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and FAA Proposals for Airport Environmental Policy, pt 1, 1970-1973
2 National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and FAA Proposals for Airport Environmental Policy, pt 2, 1971-1975
3 Noise: Analysis of Quiet Engine Retrofit Program; Noise Exposure Contours; Human Response to Sonic Booms, 1970-1971
4 Noise and Health: Psychosociological Response to the Mean Level of Environmental Stimulation; Effects of Noise on Health in the Residential Urban Environment; Noise: A Health Problem, 1964-1978
5 Noise Annoyance in Central London, March 1966
6 Noise: Aviation Noise Abatement Policy; FAA Press Releases, 1974-1976
7 Noise: Estimated Airplane Noise Levels; Environmental Protection Agency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Noise Levels, August 2, 1976
Box Folder
30 1 Noise Exposure Forecasts and Noise Control, 1972-1976
2 Noise Impact of Washington National Airport, 1977-1980
3 Noise: Legal Aspects of Airport Noise and Sonic Boom; Conference on STOL Airport Noise Certification, 1969
4 Noise: Proposed National Strategy for Noise Abatement and Control, Draft; Guidelines for Considering Noise in Land-Use Planning and Control; Comments of CWPS on FAA Proposed Regulations on Airport Noise, 1967-1980
Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Interagency Committee on Urban Noise, Council on Wage and Price Stability
5 Noise: Sound Without Value; Aircraft Noise Measurements Near Washington National Airport; Generation and Control of Aircraft Noise and Sonic Booms, 1967-1971
6 Noise: Statement of the Air Line Pilots Association; Statements Presented to the Aviation Committee of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, 1971
Box Folder
31 1 Noise: Transportation Noise Bulletin, October 1971
2 Notes and Comments on the Bolfing Report and Kling Report, 1970
3 Plan for the Implementation of Ambient Air Quality Standards in Maryland, pt 1, 1971
Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
4 Plan for the Implementation of Ambient Air Quality Standards in Maryland, pt 2; Final Report of Maryland Citizen Committee to Draft Environmental Ordinance, November 1970
Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
5 Planning: Growth and Use of Washington Area Airports; The Washington-Baltimore Area Airports; Airport Resource Allocation in the Washington Metropolitan Area, 1970-1971
6 Safety: Air Traffic Control, January 21, 1982
Box Folder
32 1 Safety: Aircraft Accident Report, January 13, 1982
National Transportation Safety Board
2 Safety at Washington National Airport, 1972-1983
Virginians for Dulles, FAA, Aviation Consumer Action Project (ACAP)
3 Safety: Building Regulations, 1980-1983
Air Traffic Control Association; FAA; Air Line Pilots Association; National Transportation Safety Board
4 Statements on Washington National Airport, 1969-1972
5 Washington-Baltimore Airport Investigation: Civil Aeronautics Board Staff Report and Statements, 1969
6 Washington National Airport: A Special Study; Washington National Airport Noise Analysis, 1969; 1977
Arlington County Chamber of Commerce
Box Folder
33 1 Washington National Airport Facilities Planning Guide, July 22, 1982
2 Washington National Airport Facilities Planning Guide Draft and Studies, 1980-1984
3 Washington National Airport: Utilization and Future of Major Airports in the National Capital Region, Part 2: Stretch Jets May 19, 1970
Senate Hearings
4 Washington National and Dulles International Airport Forecasts, February 1969; November 1971
5 Washington National and Dulles International Airport Forecasts and Related Materials, September 1974; 1973-1976
6 Washington National and Dulles International Airports: Comments by Virginians for Dulles and Local Climate Data, 1970-1971
Series 5: Newsclippings and Magazines, 1967-1983 (2 boxes)
This series contains newspaper articles along with a few magazines and pamphlets pertaining to airport problems and policies, especially Washington National Airport and its impact on the community. Most of the Newsclippings come from the Washington Post, but the series also includes clippings from the New York Times, the Northern Virginia Sun, and the Potomac Current. Other newsclippings gathered by Virginians for Dulles can be found in Series 1: Subject Files, some of which were included with correspondence between VFD board members and their lawyers.
Box Folder
33 7 Magazine Articles, 1968-1971
Environmental Science and Technology, Space/Aeronautics, Aviation Week and Space Technology, Business Week, and the Washingtonian
8 Miscellaneous Airline Brochures and Maps: American, northwest, United, 1971-1972
Box Folder
34 1 Newsclippings on Concorde and Comments by Virginians for Dulles, 1975-1976
2 Newsclippings on Noise Pollution and Environmental Impact at Washington National, 1974
3 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1967-1970
4 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1970-1972
5 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1973
6 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1976-1977
7 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1978-1979
8 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1980-1981
Box Folder
35 1 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1982-1983
2 Newsclippings on Washington National Airport and General Airport Issues, 1983
3 Television Transcript: "Washington's Airports: A New Approach" on WDVM-TV, April 20, 1981
4 Washington Post Business and Finance, June 22, 1967; January 5, 1970
Series 6: Audiotapes, 1972 (0.5 box)
This series contains 6 reel-to-reel tapes. One is a 7 1/2 IPS NASA Special Report from April-May 1972, titled "Jet Noise!... What's Being Done About It?" Two are 1 7/8 IPS tapes dated June 6, 1972 and labeled Dr. Custer and Dr. Gordon. The other three tapes are unlabeled.
Box Reel
35 1 Dr. Custer (tape 1), June 6, 1972
2 Side A: Dr. Custer (tape 2); Side B: Dr. Gordon June 6, 1972
3 Jet Noise!... What's Being Done About It?, April-May 1972
NASA Special Report 85
4-6 Untitled, undated
Series 7: Oversize, 1968 (1 box)
This series contains oversize airport plans.
Box Folder
36 1 Master Plan Report: Washington National Airport, October 1968
Federal Aviation Administration; Vincent G. Kling and Associates - Architects
2 Site Plan Scenarios, undated
Facsimiles
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