Reston Times photograph C0140
Published by George Mason University Libraries
The Reston Times is one of two local newspapers that are circulated in the Reston area. The newspaper is privately owned by the Fairfax Times a company that also owns several newspapers in the Northern Virginia area. Some of those newspapers include the Annandale Times, Burke Times, Chantilly Times, Fairfax Times, Gainesville Times, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Springfield Times and several others.
The Fairfax Times was created in 1963, when the company founder, Arthur Arundel, purchased the 165-year-old Loudoun Times-Mirror in Leesburg, Virginia. The company is now run by his son, Peter Arundel, who worked in politics and CBS Newsradio before joining the family company. Since Peter Arundel has taken control the company has started or acquired newspapers in Fairfax, Culpeper and Prince William counties, launched the websites, founded the national advertising division and expanded print offerings to an annual calendar of over 50 niche publications.
Jim Kirby worked as a photographer for the Reston Times and lives in Reston, Virginia.
The collection is comprised of negatives for photographs taken by various photojournalists working for the Reston Times. The collection also includes published and unpublished photographs. The negatives are dated between 1970 and 1980. The negatives are from a variety of communities activities in Reston during that time, including school events, sporting games and community festivals.
Series one Negatives is the only series in this collection. The series of negatives cover different community events. Some of the negatives are photographs of local people, other are of accidents that occurred in Reston. The final folder of box nine contains a few proofs. The proofs are of photographs of John Warner and Elizabeth Taylor. There is no information to explain the meeting other than it was in the collection and must have occurred in the Washington/Northern Virginia area. The folders are arranged chronologically.
Organized into one series.
Collection is open to research.
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.
Reston Times Photograph Collection, Collection #C0140, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
The collection was donated by Jim Kirby on July 14, 1989.
Processed in January 2009 by Emily Martin. The Reston Times Collection was originally attached to the larger Planned Community Collection currently in the Special Collections Research Center. Beginning in 2009 the negatives from the Reston Times were removed and organized into a separate collection still housed in the Special Collections Research Center at George Mason University Libraries. The collection was previously housed in boxes 165-170.