Guide to the Soil Conservation Service Prince William County aerial photograph collection, 1953-1981

Soil Conservation Service Prince William County aerial photograph collection C0271


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

Fenwick Library (2FL)

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444

USA

Phone: (703) 993-2220

Fax: (703) 993-8911

Email: speccoll@gmu.edu

URL: http://sca.gmu.edu

Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries.Special Collections Research Center.
Creator United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Soil Conservation Service.
Title Soil Conservation Service Prince William County aerial photograph collection
Date 1953-1981
Physical Characteristics 6.5 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Abstract The collection consists of hundreds of black and white prints taken by the United States Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service between 1953 to 1981 of Prince William County, Virginia.
Collection Number C0271
Language English

Historical Information

Passed in 1938, the Soil Conservation District Law of Virginia enabled individuals within Virginia to be able to direct programs with the goal of addressing and solving any conservation issues present in their communities. Prince William makes up one of forty-seven conservation districts in Virginia.

Prince William County's Soil and Conservation District, which is led by a five-member board, aims to protect and enhance the land belonging to the county. It also has many programs setup with that educate youth and adults on proper conservation techniques. The District also play a large role in water quality improvement throughout the county.

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Scope and Content

The collection is predominantly comprised of black and white prints of Prince William County. Most of the prints are 11x11 inches in size. Also included are map indexes which include detailed flight path grids which correspond to a majority of the prints. Maps like the ones included in this collection can be utilized in a number of different ways ranging from educational purposes to land development projects.

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Arrangement

Organized by flight path.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Soil Conservation Service Prince William County aerial photograph collection must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds other collections that include aerial photography of Northern Virginia, including the Dorn McGrath Fairfax County and Loudoun County slide collection, the Charles Baptie photograph collection, and the Planned Community Archives collection.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Virginia, Northern--Photographs.

Document Types:

Aerial photographs.
Maps.
Virginia, Northern--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Soil Conservation Service Prince William County aerial photograph collection, #C0271, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Bill Keeler in November 2017. EAD markup completed by Bill Keeler in November 2017.

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Bibliography

Prince William Soil and Water Conservation Disctrict. https://www.pwswcd.org/ (Accessed November 16, 2017)

Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation Disctrict. http://nnswcd.org/about/index.html (Accessed November 16, 2017)

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Flight Paths 1-10, March 31, 1981
2 Out of Boundry Flights, March 31, 1981
Box Folder
2 1 Flight Paths 8-10, 12, 14, December 8, 1953
2 Flight Paths 1, 4-8, 11, 13, February 10, 1954
3 Flight Paths 1-3, 8, 9, 17-19, December 31, 1953
4 Flight Path 11, April 9, 1954
Box Folder
3 1 Flight Path 12, December 18, 1953
2 Flight Path 13, February 10, 1954
3 Flight Path 14, December 31, 1953
4 Flight Path 6, February 10, 1954
5 Flight Path 7, February 10, 1954
6 Flight Path 8, February 10, 1954
Box Folder
4 1 Flight Path 4, February 10, 1954
2 Flight Path 11, April 9, 1954
3 Flight Path 10, December 8, 1953
4 Flight Path 9, March 29, 1954
Box Folder
5 1 Flight Path 5, February 10, 1954
Box Folder
6 1 Flight Path 1, March 29, 1954
2 Flight Path 2, March 29, 1954
3 Flight Path 3, March 29, 1954
Box Folder
7 1 Unnumbered Flight, June 30, 1969
Box Folder
8 1 U.S. Department of Agriculture Photograph Envelopes, Circa 1950
2 U.S. Department of Agriculture Map Indexes To Photographs, 1954, 1974, 1976
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