Guide to the Pioneer America Society records, 1964-1980

Pioneer America Society C0011


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Contact Information:

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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Henry H. Douglas
Title Pioneer America Society records
Date 1964-1980
Physical Characteristics 7 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract The Pioneer America Society Collection (PAS) contains material related to the activities of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the PAS from 1967 to 1980. Additionally, the collection includes the publications and findings of the Chapter during that time period, including photographs and maps. The collection is divided into five series for easy use and research.
Collection number C0011
Language English

Historical Information

The Pioneer America Society (PAS) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sites that represent North American history and material culture. Organized in 1967 by Henry H. Douglas, a resident of Falls Church, Virginia, the Society documents and interprets architecture and artifacts in addition to encouraging education, research, and preservation.

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Scope and Content

The Pioneer America Society Collection (PAS) contains material related to the activities of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the PAS from 1967 to 1980. Additionally, the collection includes the publications and findings of the Chapter during that time period, including photographs and maps. The collection is divided into five series for easy use and research. The five series are: Northern Virginia Chapter Business from 1969 to 1979, Correspondence from 1967 to 1978, arranged alphabetically, Subject Files from 1967 to 1978, Printed Material from 1964 to 1980, and Oversize materials from the 1970s.

The first series, Northern Virginia Chapter Business, covers the period from 1969 to 1979. This series is composed of materials pertaining to the activities of the Northern Virginia Chapter and includes the Chapter history, membership, interest sheets, and newspaper clippings. Also included in this series are the Chapter minutes and the notice of dissolution for the Chapter.

The second series, Correspondence, covers the period from 1967 to 1978. This series includes a collection of the correspondence between the Northern Virginia Chapter and its members, arranged alphabetically. This series also includes photographs and drawings from the Chapters members, as well as maps and newspaper clippings. These documents record the findings and investigations of the Chapters' members and provide information about the history of the region.

The third series, Subject Files, covers the time between 1967 and 1978. This series includes information about the Northern Virginia Chapters' bylaws, invoices, and charter members. Also included in this collection is information about the Chapters' annual meetings and the American Association for State and Local History Award. This series chronicles the history of the Northern Virginia Chapter and its activities in the 1960s and 1970s.

The fourth series, Printed Material, ranges from 1964 to 1980. The series contains the publications of the Northern Virginia Chapter and includes the Chapter newsletters and brochures. Additionally, the series includes the publications "Echoes of History" and "Headquarters Heliogram," which contain articles from the Chapters' members and detail their findings and history of the region.

The fifth series contains oversized items from the 1970s, including unidentified newsletters and other publications from the Northern Virginia Chapter.

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Arrangement

Organized into five series:

Series 1: Northern Virginia Chapter Business, 1969-1979 (Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1967-1978 (Boxes 2-9)
Series 3: Subject Files, 1967-1978 (Boxes 9-10)
Series 4: Printed Material, 1964-1980 (Boxes 11-12)
Series 5: Oversize, 1970s (Box 13)

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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 other collections of organizations and personal papers that document planning in Northern Virginia. Many of these collection are related to the Planned Community Archives.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Douglas, Henry H.

Corporate Names:

Pioneer America Society.

Subjects:

Historic Preservation--Virginia.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pioneer America Society records, Collection #C0011, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by the Estate of Henry H. Douglas (David F. MacGhee, Executor) in 1989.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 1989 by Special Collections Research Center Staff. In 2008, the collection was re-processed by Beth Jante and Sean Tennant, Special Collections Research Center Staff.

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Contents List

Series 1: Northern Virginia Chapter Business 1969-1979 (1 box)
The first series, Northern Virginia Chapter Business, covers the period of 1969 to 1979. This series includes the Chapter history, membership, newspaper clippings, progress sheets, and a notice of dissolution.
Box Folder
1 1 Calendar, 1969-1970
2 History, 1969
3 Interest Sheets, n.d.
4 Members and Membership, 1969-1975
5 Minutes, 1969-1970
6 Newsletter, 1969-1970
7 Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1970
8 Notice of Dissolution, 1979
9 Progress Sheets, n.d.
Series 2: Correspondence 1967-1978 (7.5 boxes)
The second series is a collection of correspondence between the Chapter and its members from 1967 to 1978. The series is organized alphabetically and contains letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, maps, and drawings.
Box Folder
2 1 Bagdon, Vincent J., 1969
2 Bartlett, Fred, 1974
3 Bernstein, Joel, 1968
4 Bloom, John Potter, 1972, 1976
Photograph "The office of the Tombstone Prospector, a newspaper started in 1887."
5 Boss, Edward, 1975
6 Brabner-Smith, John, 1977
7 Brandt, Lawrence, 1973
Photographs (9) "The Rockbridge Mill, Missouri", "The Hodgson Mill, Missouri"
8 Briggs, Ferol, 1974
Photographs (17) "Tomahawk Mill, Bedford County, Virginia", "Muddy Creek Mill, Tamworth, Cumberland County, Virginia", "Solitude Mill, Fluvanna County, Virginia", "Woodson's Mill, Nelson County, Virginia", "Spicer's Mill, Orange County, Virginia", "Aldie Mill, Loudoun County, Virginia", "The Burwell-Morgan Mill, Clarke County, Virginia", "The Tide Mill at Poplar Grove, Mathews County, Virginia", "Trenton Mills, Cumberland County, Virginia", "Cow Creek Mill, Gloucester County, Virginia", "Byrd Mill, Louisa County, Virginia", "Merrie Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia", "Walker Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia", "Jefferson Mill, Albemarle County, Virginia", "Graves' Mill, Madison County, Virginia", "Repton Mill, Madison County, Virginia"
9 Briggs, Lee, 1972
Photographs (4) "Order for Morning Prayer, The Book of Common Prayer, 1754 Folio Edition", "Harold J. Spelman"
10 Bucher, Robert, 1968-1969
11 Burton, Tommye S., n.d.
Photographs (2) "The McCormack House, Prince William/Haymarket, Virginia"
12 Butler, Benjamin and Natalie, 1968-1973
13 Bye, Ranulph, 1968-1973
14 Byrd, R.L., 1973, 1975
15 Cabell, Earle, 1968
16 Candee, Richard, 1968
17 Capron, John D., 1968-1977
18 Carner, Clara Hill, 1974
19 Cartwell, n.d.
20 Cavender, Anthony P., 1974
21 Childs, Patricia; (Moore's Store), 1972-1973
22 Chitwood, W.R., 1974-1975
23 Clements, William M., 1972
24 Conner, E.R., 1975
25 Conner, Prairie, 1974
26 Couture, Richard; "James River Canal," 1973
27 Cozzens, Arthur B., 1971
Photographs (3) "Carl Hamman, gunsmith, Steelville, Missouri"
28 Dawson, Roger R., 1968-1970
Photographs (9) "Colonial Antiques advertisement", "Old Leesburg-Alexandria Turnpike"
29 Day, Craig, 1977
30 Deeley, Mary Jane, n.d.
Sketches (3) "Truro Church, Fairfax, Virginia", "Fairfax Court House, Fairfax, Virginia", "St. Mary's Church, Fairfax Station, Virginia"
31 Denmen, Clayton C., 1972
32 Dickey, John M., 1973
Box Folder
3 1 Doerken, Bill, 1975
2 "Echoes," 1970
3 Elvin, Jane, 1973
Photographs (7) "The Fairfax Herald"
4 Emerson, Charles, 1968-1977
Postcards (8) "Greetings from San Francisco, California", Photographs (2) "Charles Emerson"
5 Friis, Herman, 1971
6 Games, Marshall, n.d.
7 Gamble, Bob, 1973
Contact Sheet "Aldie, Virginia. Houses"
8 Givens, David, 1973
9 Glassie, Henry, 1968-1973
10 Godfrey, Arthur, 1974
11 Goodwyn, Frank, 1973
12 Gott, John K., 1968-1973
Photographs (3) "E.S. Renalds and Company's Store, Marshall, Virginia", "H.L. Groome, Station Agent, Marshall, Virginia", "Southern Railroad Depot, Marshall, Virginia" Maps (2) "Fauquier County, Virginia"
13 Greguras, Fred, 1971
Negatives (45) "Varina, Virginia", "Mt. Vernon, Virginia", "St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia", Virginia State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia", "Rockledge, Occoquan, Virginia", "Stagecoach Inn, Dumphries, Virginia" Photograph "Varina, Virginia"
14 Griffith, James S., 1971
15 Gritzner, Charles F., 1972-1977
16 Grotewold, Andreas, 1976
17 Gumb, Dana, 1971, 1974
Box Folder
4 1 Gunter, Charles, 1972-1976
2 Hahn, Tom, 1970-1975
Photographs (19) "Rappahannock River Survey"
3 Hart, John Fraser, 1971, 1974
4 Harwood, Herbert, 1968-1970
5 Hatch, Winslow, 1977
6 Heller, Homer, 1973
7 Hirst, Omer, 1970, 1973
8 Hodge, Robert, 1972
9 Hoyt, William, 1969-1974
Photographs (4) "Dogtown Common"
10 Hulan, Dick, 1974
Map "Kentucky"
11 Hutton, Mary K., 1969
12 Innes, Frank C., 1973
13 Jeffers, Jack, 1973
Photographs (2) "Old Blue Ridge Corn Crib", "Amish Man From the Blue Ridge"
14 Jones, Robert S., 1976
15 Jordan, Terry, 1973-1976
16 Kauffman, Henry J., 1973
17 Kegley, George, 1969
18 Kibbee, Lew, 1971
19 Kiessling, Alice, 1974
20 Kniffen, Fred, 1968-1975
21 Krause, Frank, 1969
Photographs (6) "Murtaugh House, Manassas, Virginia", "Old Sudley Road", "Sudley Spring, Virginia", "Sudley Mansion, Fairfax, Virginia", "Sudley Sulphur Spring House, Manassas, Virginia"
22 Kury, Theodore, 1968-1972
23 Labert, Darwin, n.d.
24 Lay, Edward, 1974
Box Folder
5 1 Leigh, Hassell, n.d.
2 Leitch, Martha, 1974
3 Lewis, John, 1970-1977
4 Lewis Pierce, 1974-1975
5 Lewis, Vicki, n.d.
6 MacCord, Lewis, 1971
7 Markwood, Louis, 1974-1975
8 Marshall, Howard W., 1970-1977
9 McAtee, Robert, 1970
10 McKenna, Patrick, 1973
11 McTernan, Doug, 1974
Photographs (6) "Farm, Fincastle, Virginia" Map "Fincastle, Virginia"
12 Millan, Lewis, 1968
13 Milspaw, Yvonne, 1976
14 Miscellaneous, 1967-1968
15 Miscellaneous, 1969
16 Miscellaneous, 1970
17 Miscellaneous, 1971
18 Miscellaneous, 1972
19 Miscellaneous, 1972
Box Folder
6 1 Miscellaneous, 1972
2 Miscellaneous, 1973
3 Miscellaneous, 1973
4 Miscellaneous, 1974
5 Miscellaneous, 1974
6 Miscellaneous, 1975
7 Miscellaneous, 1977
Box Folder
7 1 Montell, Lynwood, 1975
2 Moore, John H., 1975
Photographs (2) "Fitzhugh Plantation House, Valleybrook, Virginia"
3 Morton, W. Brown III, 1970
4 National Geographic Magazine, 1973
5 Netherton, Ross, 1969, 1973
6 Nett, Charles, n.d.
Photographs (2) "Native Americans, Souix Tribe", Sketch "Log Cabin"
7 Newton, Milton, 1976
8 Noble, Allen, 1977-1978
9 Nolan, Mary Lee, 1972-1975
10 Norman, Jane, 1975
11 Odiseos, Phyllis, 1976
12 Painter, Fred, 1973
13 Peake Family, 1973
14 Pennington, Robert, 1967
15 Pennino, Martha, 1972
16 Perdue, Charles, 1974
17 Rafferty, Milton, 1972
18 Richards, Tom, 1973
19 Richardson, Herb, 1976
20 Roberts, Warren, 1972
21 Rogers, Lane, 1973
22 Rose, Thomas, 1972
23 Rosenberger, Francis, 1971
24 Scheel, Gene, 1973-1975
25 Schwartz, Stuart, 1974
26 Seme, Joe, 1975
Drawings (6) "Winter at the Mill", Photograph "The Chapman-Beverly Mill, Virginia", Negative "The Chapman-Beverly Mill, Virginia"
27 Smith, Larry, 1975-1976
28 Sprouse, Edith, 1975
29 Stansfield, Charles, 1975-1976
30 Steadman, Melvin, 1968-1974
31 Stuntz, Mayo, 1970
Box Folder
8 1 Taylor, R. Stephen, 1973
2 Thompson, n.d.
Photographs (6) "Reverend Lawson Turner Thompson", "Garage and Dairy, Fairfax, Virginia", "Halman School, Fairfax, Virginia", "Grave Markers, Fairfax, Virginia", Negative "Halman School, Fairfax, Virginia"
3 Tilp, Frederick, 1973
Map "Charles County, Maryland"
4 Tishler, William, 1976
5 Trout, William, 1973-1974
Photographs (2) "The Work on the Rappahannock Canal", "Rappahannock Navigation, Lock 7", Maps (2) "Rappahannock Navigation"
6 University of Virginia, 1972-1973
7 Utley, Robert, n.d.
8 Viorst, Milton, 1973
9 Vogt, Peter, 1969
Photograph "Artistic Lighting Effect"
10 Wacker, Peter, 1968-1973
11 Walls, Aileen, 1975
12 Walsh, Anthony, 1975
13 Watkins, Malcolm, 1968-1973
Photographs (4) "Silverware", "China Plate", "Flask", "Marlboro Town Excavations"
14 White, Elizabeth, 1968-1969
15 Wiley, John, n.d.
Negative "1908 Cadillac"
16 Wilfong, James, 1973
17 Wilhelm, Gene, 1968-1973
18 Wilhelm, Hubert, 1972-1975
19 Wilkinson, Joyce, 1968-1969
Photograph "After A Raid on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad"
20 Williams, Ames, 1968
Maps (2) "Four Mile Run Railroad Map", "District of Columbia", Photographs (6)"Provost Marshall's Office, Alexandria, Virginia", "Sketch of the 71st NY in Alexandria", "Sketch of Alexandria Episcopal Seminary", "Alexandria Oath of Allegiance", "Sketch of Sutler's Cart, Manassas, Virginia"
21 Williams, Lyle, 1969
Box Folder
9 1 Wills, Mary Alice, 1972-1975
Photographs (2)"Possum-Nose Confederate River Battery", "Map of the Potomac", Map "Map of the Potomac River"
2 Wilson, Eugene, 1969
3 Wrenn, Tony P., 1970-1974
4 Wright, Russell, 1972
5 Wyrick, Charles L., 1972
6 Yeager, Randolph, 1972-1973
7 Zelinksi, Wilbur, 1973-1974
Series 3: Subject Files 1967-1978 (1.5 boxes)
The third series contains subject files from 1967 to 1978. This series includes information on the Chapter's annual meetings, bylaws, charter members, invoices, survey sheets, and the American Association for State and Local History Award.
Box Folder
9 8 American Association for State and Local History Award, 1973-1974
9 Annual Meetings, 1969-1975
10 Annual Meeting, 1978
11 Barrett, William - Invoice, 1971
12 Bylaws, 1972
13 Charter Members, n.d.
14 Compliments, 1973-1976
15 Coordinates, 1968
Box Folder
10 1 Council on Abandoned Military Posts, 1974
2 "Echoes" - complimentary copies, n.d.
3 Finances, 1973-1976
4 Invoices - "Echoes," 1971-1974
5 Invoices - envelopes, letterheads, 1967-1975
6 Invoices - newsletters, n.d.
7 Japan Foundation Fellowship, 1973
8 Logo Letterheads, n.d.
9 Members, 1970-1976
10 Obituaries, 1976
11 Old Stone House, Washington D.C., n.d.
12 Press Releases, n.d.
13 Programs, 1971-1972, 1978
14 Publicity, 1975
15 "Rails to the Blueridge" 1969-1970
16 Speeches, 1972
17 Survey Sheets, n.d.
18 "West Virginia Hillbilly" Receipt, 1977
Series 4: Printed Material 1964-1980 (2 boxes)
The fourth series contains printed materials from the Northern Virginia Chapter. This series includes newsletters, the Chapter's "Echoes of History" and "Headquarters Heliogram" publications, and rough and final drafts of brochures.
Box Folder
11 1 Brochures - Final Drafts, 1970, 1975
2 Brochures - Rough Drafts, 1967-1975
3 "Caves of Virginia" (Douglas, Henry, H.), 1964
4 "Echoes of History," 1968
5 "Echoes of History," 1969
6 "Echoes of History," 1970-1971
7 "Echoes of History," 1972
8 "Echoes of History," 1973
9 "Echoes of History," 1974
10 "Echoes of History," 1975
11 "Echoes of History," 1976
12 Flyers, 1972, 1980
13 "Great American Hike" (Garvey, Ed), 1974
Box Folder
12 1 "Headquarters Heliogram," 1972, 1973
2 "Headquarters Heliogram," 1974
3 "Headquarters Heliogram," 1975
4 "Headquarters Heliogram," 1976
5 "Headquarters Heliogram," 1977
6 Newsletters, 1967, 1970, 1974
7 "Periodical," 1970, 1972
8 "Periodical," 1973-1974
9 "Periodical," 1975-1977
Series 5: Oversize 1970s (1 box)
Unidentified newsletters and other publications with proofs and negatives on page layouts.
Oversize
13 Printed Material Page Proofs, 1970s
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