Guide to the Ross Netherton transportation collection, 1950s-1990s

Ross Netherton transportation C0014


Published by George Mason University Libraries

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
Creator Netherton, Ross De Witt, 1918-2010
Title Ross Netherton transportation collection
Date 1950s-1990s
Physical Characteristics 4.5 linear feet
Abstract This collection contains materials on several aspects of highway planning from design and expense to noise and environmental standards. Materials include books, brochures, design proposals, maps, and numerous reports issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Research Council's Transportation Research Board.
Collection number C0014
Language English

Biographical Information

Since the 1960s Ross De Witt Netherton has worked alongside his wife, Ann Rohrke (or "Nan") Netherton, to preserve and record the history of Northern Virginia. Ross Netherton studied law at the University of Chicago and, in addition to engaging in historic preservation, has embarked on a long career teaching law and conducting legal research in academia, private industry, federal administrative offices, and Congressional study commissions. The materials in this collection derive from Netherton's research on transportation in Northern Virginia, which resulted in several publications, including Control of Highway Access and Braddock's Campaign and the Potomac Route to the West.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains materials on several aspects of highway planning from design and expense to noise and environmental standards. Materials include books, brochures, design proposals, maps, and numerous reports issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Research Council's Transportation Research Board.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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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 and Archives also holds several transportation related collections.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
United States. Federal Highway Administration.

Subjects:

Highway planning--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ross Netherton transportation collection, Collection #C0014, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Ross and Nan Netherton in 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009.

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Contents List

An electronic box inventory is unavailable. Please contact speccoll@gmu.edu for more information.
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