Dorn McGrath Fairfax County and Loudoun County slide collection, 1963-2004

Dorn McGrath Fairfax County and Loudoun County slide C0210


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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. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.
Title Dorn McGrath Fairfax County and Loudoun County slide collection
Date 1963-2004
Physical Characteristics 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract The collection consists of 525 color slides that contain mostly aerial views of Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia. The aerial views feature housing developments, automobile transportation corridors, Dulles International Airport, and the surrounding countryside.
Collection Number C0210
Language English

Biographical Information

Dorn McGrath is Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Planning and Geography. In 2003 he retired from the George Washington University where he was founder of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Director of the Institute for Urban Development Research, Chairman of the Department of Geography and Regional Science, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, and was one of the founders of the University's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. McGrath also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at the Johns Hopkins University , School for Advanced International Studies. From 1987-1996 he served as Chairman of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City. Currently he serves as an adjunct faculty member of Goucher College.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 525 color slides that contain mostly aerial views of Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia. The aerial views feature housing developments, automobile transportation corridors, Dulles International Airport, and the surrounding countryside. Many of the photographs at ground level feature the contested area at the intersection of Old Dominion Drive (Route 738) and Spring Hil Road (Route 684) that was the subject of a lawsuit between Mobil Oil and the Fairfax County government. In 1986 Mobil requested that the area be rezoned, and eventually succeeded after multiple appeals. There are also slides with charts and graphs, perhaps used for presentations. Some of the slides are individually identified with handwritten titles, and the titles follow the naming conventions used on the original slide boxes with some editing for clarification. The photographs of Loudoun County are mostly aerial photographs of Leesburg, Middleburg, and various interchanges in the county. There are several images of farms and the surrounding countryside.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no use restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds a number of collections on Northern Virginia including many images of planning and development in Reston, Virginia.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

Dulles International Airport--Photographs.

Geographical Names:

Fairfax County (Va.)--Photographs.
Loudoun County (Va.)--Photographs

Subjects:

Housing--Virginia--Fairfax County.
Planning--Virginia, Northern.

Document Types:

Aerial photographs.
Slides.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dorn McGrath Fairfax County and Loudoun County slide collection, Collection #C0210, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dorn McGrath in 2012 and 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordan Patty in July 2012. Additional processing completed by Stephanie Washburn in January 2013. EAD markup completed by Jordan Patty in July 2012. Additional cataloging completed by Stephanie Washburn in January 2013.

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Contents List

Box Page
1 1-2 Fairfax County 1, 1983-1984
21 slides.
2 Fairfax County Water Tank, 1986
4 slides
3-4 New Communities and Airports (IAD), 1974-1998
34 slides.
5 IAD Environs, 1990
19 slides.
6-7 Fairfax Helicopter, Landfill, Tyson's Corner, 1986-1990
23 slides.
7 Thoburn, 1989-1990
14 slides.
8 Fairfax County (Chang), 1986-1987
12 slides.
9-10 Fairfax Helicopter, 1975-1990
26 slides.
11-12 Fairfax Mobil, 1986-1988
36 slides.
13-14 Mobil, 1986
24 slides.
14 Fairfax County Hazleton, 1987
12 slides.
15 Fairfax County Pipestems, 1975-1990
19 slides.
16 Local Plans Fairfax County, 1969-1975
15 slides.
17 Fairfax County, Hazleton, National Wildlife, 1986-1987
18 slides.
18-19 Fairfax County Miscellaneous, 1974-2002
35 slides.
20-23 Fairfax County 3, Fair Oaks, 1974-1997
71 slides.
Box Page
2 1 Leesburg, Loudoun, 1970-1999
14 slides
2 Leesburg, May 1970, December 2000
3-4 Loudoun County 1, 1988-2004
25 slides
5-7 Loudoun County 2, 1963-2002
41 slides
8-10 Loudoun County 3, 1970-2002
45 slides
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