Guide to the Reston Times photograph collection, 1970-1980

Reston Times photograph C0140


Published by George Mason University Libraries

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 James F. Kirby
Title Reston Times photograph collection
Date 1970-1980
Physical Characteristics 4.25 linear feet (9 boxes)
Abstract 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 The collection also includes published and unpublished photographs.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.
Collection number C0140
Language English

Historical Information

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.

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Scope and Content

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 The collection also includes published and unpublished photographs.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.

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Arrangement

Organized into one series.

Series 1: Negatives, 1970-1980 (Box 1-9)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Related Material

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.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Reston (Va.)--Photographs.

Subjects:

Schools--Virginia--Reston--Photographs.
Sports--Virginia--Reston--Photographs.

Document Types:

Negatives.
Photographic prints.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reston Times Photograph Collection, Collection #C0140, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Jim Kirby on July 14, 1989.

Processing Information

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.

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Contents List

Series 1: Negatives, 1970-1980
This series is comprised of negatives from the Reston Times during the 1970s and into 1980. The negatives are photographs from different community activities such as school events, sporting games and community festivals. The folders are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
1 1 Festivals, 1970-1974
2 Community, 1975
3 Community Buildings, 1976
4 Community Activities, 1976
5 Communities Activities, 1976
6 People, 1976
7 Community, 1976
8 School Events, 1976
9 School Events, 1976
Box Folder
2 1 Community, 1977
2 Events, 1977
3 Jewelry, 1977
4 Events, 1977
5 Dulles and Other Places, 1977
6 School, Strikes and Other Events, 1977
7 Sports, 1977
8 Crash, 1977
Box Folder
3 1 Sport and Other Events, 1977
2 Winter, 1978
3 Spring, 1978
4 Spring, 1978
5 Summer, 1978
6 Summer, 1978
7 Summer, 1978
8 Summer, 1978
Box Folder
4 1 Fall, 1978
2 Fall, 1978
3 Fall, 1978
4 Fall, 1978
5 Winter, 1979
6 Winter, 1979
7 Winter, 1979
8 Winter, 1979
Box Folder
5 1 Winter, 1979
2 Winter, 1979
3 Winter, 1979
4 Spring, 1979
5 Spring, 1979
6 Spring, 1979
7 Spring, 1979
8 Summer, 1979
9 Summer, 1979
10 Summer, 1979
Box Folder
6 1 Summer, 1979
2 Fall, 1979
3 Fall, 1979
4 Fall, 1979
5 Fall, 1979
6 Fall, 1979
7 Fall, 1979
Box Folder
7 1 Fall, 1979
2 Winter, 1980
3 Winter, 1980
4 Winter, 1980
5 Winter, 1980
6 Spring, 1980
7 Spring, 1980
8 Spring, 1980
Box Folder
8 1 Summer, 1980
2 Summer, 1980
3 Summer, 1980
4 Summer, 1980
5 Fall, 1980
6 Fall, 1980
7 Fall, 1980
8 Fall, 1980
Box Folder
9 1 Miscellaneous, 1970s
2 Miscellaneous, 1970s
3 Miscellaneous, 1970s
4 Miscellaneous: proofs and negatives, 1970s
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