Guide to the Steven Barsony papers, 1961-1994

Steven Barsony C0274


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

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George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator Barsony, Steven A.
Title Steven Barsony papers
Date 1961-1994
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract This collection of papers documents the work of Steven A. Barsony during his time with the Department of Transportation. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1970s and 1980s.
Collection Number C0274
Language English

Biographical Information

Steven A. Barsony worked as the Director, Office of Engineering in the Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation. One of the most important projects he worked on at FTA was the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit Project in West Virginia. Prior to joining the federal government, Barsony worked for over 10 years for the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. A native of Hungary, Barsony received a law degree from a university in Budapest. He also held engineering degrees from a university in Prague and the University of Buffalo in New York. He died on October 9, 2012, at the age of 88 in Lake Barcroft, Virginia.

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Scope and Content

This collection of papers documents the work of Steven A. Barsony during his time with the Department of Transportation. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1970s and 1980s. The collection largely consists of speeches, reports, correspondence, and photographs on mass transit projects, particularly new technology developments such as the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit Project in West Virginia. Some of the speeches and congressional testimonies were written by authors other than Barsony.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject and date.

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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 Steven Barsony must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other collection on transportation.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Barsony, Steven A.

Geographical Names:

Morgantown (W. Va.)

Subjects:

Local transit--United States.
Transportation engineering--United States.
Transportation.

Document Types:

Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Alan Pisarski received the papers from the Barsony family and mailed them to Jonathan Gifford at George Mason University in July 2013. Jonathan Gifford then sent the papers to Special Collections and Archives in July 2015.

Preferred Citation

Steven Barsony papers, #C0274, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Alan Pisarski in July 2015.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Jordan Patty in July 2015. EAD markup completed by Jordan Patty in July 2015.

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Contents List

Steven Barsony papers, 1961-1994
Box Folder
1 1 Briefing for Congressman Fernand St. Germain, 1970s
2 Conferences, 1984
3 Correspondence, 1970-1991
4 International mass transit, 1975-1978
5 Photographs, 1970s-1980s
6 Reports and articles, 1961-1991
7 Speeches and testimonies, 1961-1993
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