Guide to the Northern Virginia oral history project collection, 1958-1996

Northern Virginia oral history project C0030


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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

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator Northern Virginia Oral History Project
Title Northern Virginia oral history project collection
Date 1958-1996
Physical Characteristics 2.5 linear feet (24 boxes)
Abstract The collection contains 201 taped interviews of Northern Virginia residents. Transcripts or abstracts accompany most of the recordings. Topics such as agriculture, development, education, health, politics, transportation, and religion, with respect to Northern Virginia in the 19th and 20th centuries, are discussed.
Collection Number C0030
Language English

Historical Information

The Northern Virginia Oral History Project Collection is comprised of interviews conducted between 1962 and 1983. The interviews document community and family life, and careers in the Northern Virginia Area as well as changes in Northern Virginia since World War II.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains 201 taped interviews of Northern Virginia residents. Transcripts or abstracts accompany most of the recordings. Topics such as agriculture, development, education, health, politics, transportation, and religion, with respect to Northern Virginia in the 19th and 20th centuries, are discussed.

Series 1: Northern Virginia Community; contains 141 taped interviews between 1958 and 1990. The interviews document community and family life, careers, etc... in the Northern Virginia Area.

Series 2: Northern Virginia Changes; contains 60 taped interviews between 1962 and 1990. The interviews deal primarily with changes in Northern Virginia since World War II.

Series 3: Transcripts: Northern Virginia Community; contains 50 interview transcripts and abstracts between 1962 and 1988 that document community and family life, careers, etc... in the Northern Virginia Area.

Series 4: Transcripts: Northern Virginia Changes; contains 44 interview transcripts and abstracts between 1972 and 1989 that deal primarily with changes in Northern Virginia since World War II.

Series 5: Interview Documentation; contains biographical notes and photos for interviewees, interview release forms, interviewer notes, and abstract worksheet and form.

Series 6: Northern Virginia Leadership Project; contains the Northern Virginia Leadership Project interviews. Roy Rosenzweig, a professor in Mason's History Department, supervised the final phase of the project. The Northern Virginia Leadership Project is a collection of interviews with prominent figures from the Northern Virginia area. The collection includes interviews conducted between the years 1990 and 1996 as well as other interview documentation such as interview forms and questions, and permissible use forms.

Series 7: Sound Reels; contains sound reels of interviews that document community and family life, careers, etc.... in the Northern Virginia Area as well as interviews that deal primarily with changes in Northern Virginia since World War II.

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Arrangement

Organized into seven series.

Series 1: Northern Virginia Community, 1958-1990
Series 2: Northern Virginia Changes, 1962-1990
Series 3: Transcripts: Northern Virginia Community, 1962-1988
Series 4: Transcripts: Northern Virginia Changes, 1972-1989
Series 5: Interview Documentation, 1962-1990
Series 6: Northern Virginia Leadership Project, 1957-1996
Series 7: Sound Reels, 1966-1980

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research although some interviews may have restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There may be use restrictions on some of the interviews.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds many other oral histories about Northern Virginia, particularly Reston, Virginia.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Virginia, Northern--History.

Subjects:

Planning--Virginia, Northern.
Transportation--Virginia, Northern

Document Types:

Sound recordings.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was previously housed in the Fairfax County Library from 1962-1983. It was transferred to George Mason University Libraries in 1984.

Preferred Citation

Northern Virginia Oral History Project collection, Collection #C0030, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by the Fairfax City Regional Library in 1992. Additional interviews added in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed in February 2009 by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty. EAD markup revised in September 2014 by Michelle Page.

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Contents List

Series 1: Northern Virginia Community, 1958-1990
Contains 141 taped interviews between 1958 and 1990. The interviews document community and family life, careers, etc... in the Northern Virginia Area.
Box
1 Adams, Ida, December 21,1969 (1 Sound cassette (45 min) and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of two former students at Forestville School, Great Falls, VA; 1 abstract (1p)
Alden, Robert M., September 23,1973 (1 sound cassette (37 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Life in Lewinsville, Langley, and McLean, VA(ca 1800-1960) with particular focus on Lewinsville Presbyterian Church;
Bailey, Charles, May 6,1970 (1 sound cassette (11 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
The Navy School and other schools in Pender,VA; 1 abstract (1p)
Bates, Mildred D., February 9, 1983 (2 sound cassette (45 min) mono. and 2 duplicates of each cassette.)
Life in the Community (1917-1945); 1 abstract (1p)
Baum, Willa K., undated (1 sound cassette)
Beard, Joseph, November 21, 1974 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Agricultural practices and farm life in Fairfax County, VA.; 21 page transcript
Beard, Joseph, January 23,1979 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Community and family life in Floris and Herndon, VA; 25 page transcript
Beard, Joseph, March 6, 1979 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Dairy farming in Fairfax County, VA in the 1930s with emphasis on the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933; 25 page transcript
Beard, Joseph, August 9, 1975 (2 sound cassette (120 min) mono. and 2 duplicates of each cassette.)
Reminiscences of Fairfax County, Va Agricultural Agent; 1 abstract (4p)
Bennett, Mabel, December 6,1982 (1 sound cassette.)
Community Life at Fairfax Court House (c.1900-80) with Elsie Lucas; 1 abstract (1p)
Box
2 Besley, Oliver W., November 10, 1976 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Jr. Wakefield Chapel, Fairfax County, VA; 11 page transcript(missing 10/92) abstract (4p)
Birch, Alvin Ashton, June, 1970 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Schools and transportation in Fairfax County, VA.; 1 abstract(2p.)
Birch, Alvin Ashton, January 6, 1977 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Work and religion in Pender, VA; 12 page transcript.
Bittenger-McClean, Mrs., undated (1 sound cassette)
Black, Elizabeth, June 21, 1971 (2 sound cassettes (90 min) mono. and 1 duplicate of each cassettes.)
Community life in Dunn-Loring, VA; 1 abstract (2p)
Blake, Ronald, December 21, 1969 (1 sound cassette (25 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Schools, farming, and transportation in Oakton, VA; 1 abstract (1p.)
Bles, Marcus J., July 22, 1975 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Boston, Mervin, March 8,1973 (2 sound cassettes (90 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life in McLean, Va; 1 abstract (2p.)
Bowman, Leonard Wilbur, September 17,1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History including Church of the Brethren, electric railway, dairies, Hell's Hole, FFA, 4-H, Electric Railway in Oakton.
Breckenridge, Alma Williams, March 2, 1983 (1 sound cassette (35 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
School in Herndon, VA; 1 abstract (1p)
Brumsted, Margareth R., August 22, 1984 and August 23, 1984 (5 sound cassettes)
Buckman, Bertha, April 28, 1970 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Woodlawn School, Fairfax County, VA; 1 abstract (2p.)
Canterbury, Ted, August 22, 1985 (1 sound cassette)
Burke Center
Carter, Rena, February 20, 1970 (1 sound cassette (18 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Schools in Fairfax County, VA; 12 page transcript
Cecchi, Giuseppe, August 27, 1985 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Burke Center Development; 15 page transcript.
Chase, Sandra, December 8,1976 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono.)
Wakefield Chapel, Fairfax County, VA and its environs; 8 page transcript
Box
3 Chase, Sandra, December 8, 1976 (Duplicate cassette of the interview in box 2.)
Wakefield Chapel, Fairfax County, VA and its environs; 8 page transcript
Cleveland, James, February 4, 1982 (1 sound cassette)
Reston
Cobb, Norman, November 21, 1980 (1 sound cassette)
Oakton History including Gray's florist business, Gray subdivision, van der Vies competition, Oakton School, Oaktan as a farming community, Fairfax Court House, and Vienna banking
Corner, Charlotte, August 12, 1971 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Community life in McLean, VA with emphasis on schools and transportation; 43 page transcript
Croll, Donald L., November 8, 1976 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
interviewed by D'Anne Evans
Cross, Mary Kenyon, October 28, 1980 (1 sound cassette)
Oakton History, WWI, Kenyon Family, Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railroad, Church of the Brethren, Methodist Church, Whitesells, Cobbs, Bowmans, Millers
Danisavage, Gloria, January 22, 1977 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Preservation of Wakefield Chapel, Fairfax County, VA; 13 page transcript
Danisavage, Victor, January 22, 1977 (1 sound cassette (18 min) mono.)
12 page transcript
Day, Anna S., July 7, 1983 (1 sound cassette and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Douglas, Henry H., August 1, 1974 (1 sound cassette)
Early Roads in Northern Virginia; Part I
Durham, C.J.S. (Jack), March 3, 1983 (2 sound cassettes and 2 duplicates of each cassette.)
Dwyer, Hobart, February 12, 1973 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Community life in the McLean and Langley, VA area: with emphasis on the "Strawberry Vale" house.; 1 abstract(2p.).
Elliot, Jean, September 26, 1972 (2 sound cassettes ; master)
Fairfax Then and Now: a lecture titled "Potpourri of Alexandria".; 1 abstract (1p.).
Box
4 Ellmore, Elizabeth, March 8, 1979 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Community life in Floris, VA.; 25 page transcript.
Ellmore, Emma, March 21, 1971 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a Fairfax County VA. teacher with emphasis on her "Citizen of the Year" award.; 1 abstract (2p)
Falls Church Community Center dedication, October 19, 1968 (1 sound cassette.)
Ferguson, Lulah B., August 16, 1971 (1 sound cassette (28 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a school teacher in Falls Church, Floris, Herndon, and Vienna, Va.; 19 page transcript.
Fifer, Carson Lee, Jr., July 1, 1981 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono. and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life at Mount Eagle, Fairfax County, VA.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Fifer, Carson Lee Sr., April 24, 1981 (Abstract. 1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Community and family at Mt. Eagle, Fairfax County, VA (c.1941-62)
Flakne, Joseph, December 23, 1983 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of each cassette)
Flakne, Joseph, March 2, 1984 (Tape 4 has an interview from March 2,1984 on side 2)
Flakne, Joseph, July 11, 1979 (1 sound cassette.)
Box
5 Flakne, Joseph, July 11, 1979 (Duplicate cassette of the interview in box 4.)
Flakne, Joseph, November 5, 1987 (1 sound cassette.)
Flakne, Joseph, November 17, 1987 (2 sound cassettes.)
Ford, W. Harold, December 13, 1970 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of former teachers in Fairfax County, VA.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Forsythe, Edwin, December 8, 1982 and December 9, 1982 (1 sound cassette.)
Gamble, Robert S., October 9, 1975 (1 sound cassette.)
Herndon Historical Meeting: Sully Plantation
Hall, Nancy, March 15, 1970 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a teacher in Fairfax County VA, including a discussion of her father, Milton D. Hall, Superintendent of Schools for Fairfax County.; 24 page transcript.
Harrison, Holden, February 5, 1979 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Dairy farming in Herndon and Floris, VA.; 22 page transcript.
Harrison, Holden, March 4, 1981 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a dairy farmer in Herndon, VA.; 11 page transcript.
Harrison, Louise Presgrave, May 14, 1970 (1 sound cassette (58 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Teaching in Fairfax County, VA.; 24 page transcript.
Hatch, Dr. Winslow, November 24, 1974 (1 sound cassette.)
McLean Historic Sites
Hatch, Dr. Winslow, January 19, 1975 (2 sound cassettes.)
McLean Historic Sites
Hatch, Dr. Winslow, September 13, 1975 (1 sound cassette.)
Hatch, Dr. Winslow, September 27, 1983 (1 sound cassette.)
Box
6 Hawxhurst, Richard W., September 10, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History, Squire Ernest Smith, Toll gates, Robert Burley, Chain Bridge Road, Hell's Hole, Difficult Run, Waple Farm, Electric Trolley Line, Brethren Church, Hawxhurst Family
Henderson, Edwin B., 1962 (2 sound cassettes (120 min) mono and 3 duplicates of tape 1 and 2 duplicates of tape 2.)
Community life in the Falls Church and Tysons areas of Northern Virginia (ca. 1910-1960) with particular focus on black churches, schools, and organizations.; 48 page transcript.
Henderson, Edwin B., 1965 (2 sound cassettes (60 min) mono)
Race relations, education, and social life in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.; 21 page transcript.
Henderson, Edwin B., June 13, 1969 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Hirst, Edna B., January 25,1977 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family and community life in Annandale, VA with particular focus on church attendance.; 9 page transcript.
Hoge, Dorothy, June 8, 1970 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of the principal of Hayfield Elementary School, Fairfax County.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Holland, Will, December 1958 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono)
Tomb Guard (George Washington's ) Speech.; 11 page transcript.
Honesty, Columbus C., September 11,1972 (1 sound cassette (45 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Life in the black community of Vienna, VA.; 1 abstract (1p.).
Hughes, Ralph and Pat, February 5, 1989 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton Trolley Station.; 5 page transcript.
Hustuedt, J.E.P.W., April 8, 1975 (1 sound cassette.)
Hustuedt, J.E.P.W., July 20, 1975 - August 10, 1975 (There are 11 cassettes total. Some of the cassettes are in box 7. In this box there are 9 cassette tapes; among them are duplicates of tapes 1, 2, 3, and 4.)
13 sessions total
Box
7 Hustuedt, J.E.P.W., August 10, 1975 - February 6, 1990 (There are 11 cassettes total. Some of the cassettes are in box 6. In this box there are 8 cassette tapes; among them is a duplicate of tape 5 from box 6 and a duplicate of tape 6.)
13 sessions total
Ingebretsin, Karl, August 25, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Jones, Rexton, February 7, 1973 (2 sound cassettes (75 min) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
County doctors in Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1890 1930) with emphasis on Dr. James Tasker Jones and the Herndon area.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Keith, James, March 11,1974 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a member of the Fairfax County (VA) Board of Supervisors (ca. 1956-62) with particular emphasis on politics, transportation, and suburbanization.; 16 page transcript.
Kephart, Herman, March 16, 1973 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Community life in Herndon, VA (ca.1920-1960) with particular focus on schools, employers, and suburbanization.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Kirby, Marvin, January 24, 1971 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono)
Community life in McLean, VA. (ca.1900-1970).; 7 page transcript.
Box
8 Kirby, Marvin, January 24, 1972 (1 sound cassette.)
Landes, Melvin, June 24, 1969 (1 sound cassette (55 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a school teacher in Fairfax County, VA-(ca. 1920-1945).; 1 abstract (3p.). page transcript.
Leigh, Hassell, November 13, 1972 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate set.)
County doctors in Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, and Dranesville, VA.(ca. 1880-1920).; 1 abstract (1p.)
Leigh, M.V., December 29, 1979 (1 sound cassette.)
Leigh, W. Lewis, Jr., July 9, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History, Oakton Elementary School, Civil War in the Blake Lane Area
Leigh, W. Lewis, Sr., July 9, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History
Little, Grace Dove, June 24, 1983 (1 sound cassette.)
Loth, Calder, May 12, 1969 (3 sound cassettes (180 min.) mono and 1 duplicate for each cassette.)
Architectural discussion on historical sights in Fairfax County, VA-Huntley, Mt. Air, and Mt. Gilead.; 1 abstract (1p.)
Lucas, Elsie, December 6, 1982
Lusby, Edward and Jean, July 21, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History
Macomber, Walter, 1968 (2 sound cassettes (120 min) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Dranesville Tavern, Dranesville, VA. (ca. 1968).; 1 abstract (1p.).
Maddox, May, February 26, 1968 (2 sound cassettes (50 min) mono. In this box is tape 1 of tape 2. Tape 2 and a duplicate set is in box 9.)
Life at Dranesville Tavern, Dranesville, VA. (ca. 1920-1965) with emphasis on tavern services, costs, and facilities.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Box
9 Maddox, May, February 26, 1968 (2 sound cassettes (50 min) mono. In this box is tape 2 of tape 2 and a duplicate set of the interview. Tape 1 is in box 8.)
Life at Dranesville Tavern, Dranesville, VA. (ca. 1920-1965) with emphasis on tavern services, costs, and facilities.; 1 abstract (2p.).
McFeaters, Verna, December 4, 1983 (1 sound cassette.)
Mergler, Mrs., 1970s-1980s (1 sound cassette.)
Life as a member of Mormon (LDS) Church.
Millard, Emma, November 15,1972 (2 sound cassettes (120 min) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Family life in Vienna and Herndon, VA. (ca. 1920 1935) with emphasis on Colvin Run Mill, schools, roads, and transportation.; 50 page transcript.
Money, Elsie, July 3, 1974 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life in Vienna, VA. (ca.1900-1960) with particular focus on schools, transportation, and country doctors.; 1 abstract (1p.).
Olson, Ruth Taylor, August 19, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History, Electric Trolley Line, Squire Smith Line, W.R. Gray Nursery, Oakton High, Social Events
Osborn, Ilah, April 28, 1975 (2 sound cassettes (100 min) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Community life in Falls Church and Mclean, VA. (cs. 1930-1975) with emphasis on schools, civic affairs, and suburbanization.; 1 abstract (3p.)
Peck, Margaret C., October 10, 1979 (2 sound cassettes. In this box is tape 1 of 2. Tape 2 is in box 10.)
Sully Planation.; 1 abstract (2p.); 35 page transcript
Box
10 Peck, Margaret C., October 10, 1979 (2 sound cassettes. In this box is tape 2 of 2 and 1 duplicate of each cassette from the interview. Tape 1 is in box 9.)
Sully Planation.; 1 abstract (2p.); 35 page transcript
Poston, Bertie, April 1980 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Prichard, E.A., August 18, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Pulley, Anne, November 11, 1976 (1 sound cassette (60 min) monoand 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life and schooling in Fairfax County VA(ca. 1895-1975) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel.; 11 page transcript.
Pulley, Anne, January 6, 1977 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Robinson, B. Oswald, June 23, 1970 (1 sound cassette (29 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a teacher in Fairfax County, VA. (ca. 1910-1970).; 1 abstract (2p.).
Robinson, Frederick, April 12, 1970 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
The Fairfax County(VA) School Board and school consolidation (ca. 1933-1953).; 1 abstract (1p.).
Rounsevell, Glenn, February 3, 1989 (1 sound cassette (29 min) mono)
Moving Flint Hill School.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Saunders, Glenn, August 25, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Schrager, Philip, February 28, 1979 (1 sound cassette.)
Alexandria, Virginia.
Box
11 Sherman, Caroline, April 13, 1970 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a student at the Freedom Hill School, Great Falls, VA. (ca. 1925-1940) with emphasis on one room schools, transportation, and school board membership.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Shouse, Catherine, August 12, 1978 (2 sound cassettes.)
Shouse, Catherine, March 11, 1977 (1 sound cassette.)
Shouse, Catherine, May 18, 1978 (1 sound cassette (60 min) and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Shouse, Catherine, April 15, 1977 (3 sound cassettes (160 min))
Shreve, Edgar, July 31, 1972 (2 sound cassette (90 min) mono a nd 1 duplicate of tape 2.)
Family life in Dunn-Loring, VA (ca. 1890-1945) with emphasis on transportation, the Great Depression, and the flood of 1936.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Spaulding, Catherine Kleber, August 22, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History, Henry Hawxhurst, electric railway, Hawxhurst Family
Speer, Bernard A., June 18, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History, William and Cornelius Speer, Pre-Civil War, Oakton High, Waples swimming hole, Dr. Edward Latch-Methodist Minister, House of Representatives, C.T. Rice, Jermantown, Church of the Brethren, Interurban, Hunter's Mill
Stunz, W. Mayo, June 11, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History, Chain Bridge Road, Oakton Elemetary, Trolley Line, Auto Railer, Fairgrounds, Gray's Nursery, Stuntz Family
Swink, C.C., October 28, 1972 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Box
12 Vozzolo, Elizabeth Mary, February 7, 1977 (1 sound cassette (60 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Community life in Fairfax County, VA(ca. 1850-1975) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel, Part 3.; 13 page transcript.
Vozzolo, Elizabeth Mary, November 18, 1976 (1 sound cassette (20 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life in Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1850-1970) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel(1850-1972), Part 1.; 1 page transcript.
Vozzolo, Elizabeth Mary, December 10, 1976 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life in Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1850-1975) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel, Part 2.; 16 page transcript.
Wagner, Mabel, 1972 (3 sound cassettes (45 min) mono)
Family life in Langley, VA (ca. 1890-1970) with emphasis on transportation, the Langley Citizens Association, and local legends; 21 page transcript.
Wagstaff, R. Edward, 1966 (3 sound cassettes (150 min) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
The struggle to save Sully Plantation (Fairfax County, VA)during the development of Dulles Airport (ca. 1920-1965) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel(1850-1972), Part 1.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Wakefield, Lowell T., Jr., December 9, 1976 (2 sound cassettes (90 min) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Family life in Annadale, VA(ca. 1915-1975) with particular emphasis on Wakefield Chapel.; 7 page transcript.
Walker, Bertha Bowmen (Mrs. Wilbur), October 5, 1980 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History, David Walker, Chantilly, Church of the Brethren, Dairy farming
Walker, Vernon, August 25, 1981 (2 sound cassettes.)
Webb, Ernest E., February 12, 1972 (1 sound cassette (30 min) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life in Langley, VA(ca. 1910-1960) with emphasis on roads, transportation, and suburbanization.; 5 page transcript.
Wells, Harry, August 2, 1983 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
West, William, October 2, 1974 (4 sound cassettes.)
Black community life in and around Vienna, VA (ca. 1870-1940) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel(1850-1972), Part 1.; 72 page transcript.
West, William, September 17, 1974 (2 sound cassettes (60 min.) mono)
Life in the back community of Vienna, VA (ca. 1870-1960).; 67 page transcript.
Box
13 West, William, September 17, 1974 (Duplicate cassette for interview in box 12.)
Life in the back community of Vienna, VA (ca. 1870-1960).; 67 page transcript.
West, William, January 22,1970 (2 sound cassette (90 min.) mono and 1 duplicate set.)
A student's and teacher's reminiscences of the black school of Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1875-1955).; 14 page transcript.
West, William, 1971 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Wilkens, Anne, May 20, 1974 (1 sound cassette (60 min.) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Reminiscences of a member of the Fairfax County (VA) Board of Supervisors with emphasis on government, zoning, and bond issues.; 25 page transcript.
Williams, Frank E., June 16, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Oakton History
Winston, Gertrude Chesley, May 7, 1970 (1 sound cassette (45 min.) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Education in Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1920-1970)reminiscences of a school teacher.; 11 page transcript.
Woodson, W.T., September 21, 1969 (1 sound cassette (35 min.) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Administration of Fairfax County, VA schools (ca. 1929-1961) With emphasis on salaries for teachers.; 1 abstract (1p.).
Woodson, W.T., September 21, 1970 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Wynkoop, Virgie Wells, November 11, 1977 (1 sound cassette (30 min.) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Community life in Vienna, VA (ca. 1890-1960) with emphasis on education.; 10 page transcript.
Series 2: Northern Virginia Changes, 1962-1990
Contains 60 taped interviews between 1962 and 1990. The interviews deal primarily with changes in Northern Virginia since World War II.
Box
1 Backus, Florence with Clyde Shepherd, September 30, 1984 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Bates, Mildred D., May 6, 1970 (2 sound cassette (11 min.) mono)
The Navy School and other schools in Pender, VA (ca. 1920-1940).; 1 abstract (1p.).
Bennett, Mabel, December 6, 1982 (1 sound cassette (35 min.) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family life in Fairfax, VA (ca. 1910-1980).; 1 abstract (2p.).
Box
5 Bittenger, McClean, undated
Civil War
Box
3 Chopek, Joseph B., March 19, 1985 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Of the Little River Management Company.
Clay, Edwin S. III., February 16, 1989 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Director of Fairfax County Libraries.; transcript.
Coston, Otis "Skip", September 3, 1985 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
transcript
Curtice, Cuba, July 11, 1985 (2 sound cassettes)
Box
6 Day, Anna S., July 7, 1983 (1 sound cassette (60 mi.) mono)
Family life in Dranesville, VA-(ca. 1915-1974).; 1 abstract (5p.).
Box
5 Donn, James with Joseph Ellis., February 3, 1984 (2 sound cassettes)
Box
3 Durham, C.J.S. (Jack), March 3, 1983 (2 sound cassettes (105 min.) mono)
Community life in Great Falls, VA (ca. 1927-1983), discussion of Durham's government service career and the restoration of his home, the 223 year old "Towlston Grange".; 1 abstract (5p.).
Ellis, Joseph, October 28, 1983 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Box
4 Ellis, Joseph with James Donn, February 3, 1984 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Ellis, Joseph, December 2, 1982 (2 sound cassettes (90 min.) mono and 2 duplicates of each cassette.)
Work, family, and community life in the black community of Dranesville, VA. (ca. 1910-1980).; 1 abstract (5p.).
Farrell, Gertrude S., December 9, 1983 (2 sound cassettes (90 min.) mono and 2 duplicates of each cassette.)
Family and community life in Falls Church, VA (ca. 1917-1980)with emphasis on transportation, the Depression, and government jobs.; 1 abstract (4p.).
Felton, George W., August 30, 1984 (1 sound cassette and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Box
5 Foote, Evelyn P. Brig. General at Ft. Belvoir., July 13, 1989 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Gerald, Bill, December 27, 1985 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Gotthardt, Viola Shreve, December 2, 1982 (2 sound cassettes (90 min.) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Reminiscences of a long time Dunn Loring, VA resident (ca. 1915-1980).; 1 abstract (4p.).
Greear, Virginia McFarland, October 21, 1982 (1 sound cassette (60 min.) mono and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Family life in Floris and Herndon, VA (ca. 1900-1982)with emphasis on education, church activities, the Great Depression, and World War II.; 1 abstract (3p.).
Guinee, John, February 4, 1982 (1 sound cassette.)
Hawkes, Dean Robert T., April 17, 1990 (1 sound cassette.)
Box
6 Hazel, John T., December 27, 1985 (1 sound cassette.)
Healy, Michael, August 20, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Hogle, Janet, January 3, 1986 (1 sound cassette.)
Burke Center
Home Demonstration History, undated (1 sound cassette.)
Donated by Cuba Curtice
Box
7 Jackson, Selena, December 9, 1983 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Jessup, Georgia, October 20, 1986 (4 sound cassettes.)
Keating, Gladys, August 2, 1984 (2 sound cassettes.)
Kephart, Herman, November 4, 1982 (2 sound cassettes (90 min.) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Community life in Herndon,(ca. 1920-1930)with emphasis on Dulles Airport, Herndon Female Seminary, and the Great Depression.; 1 abstract (3p.).
Kielsgard, Fred, July 1984 (2 sound cassettes.)
Kielsgard, Fred, August 14, 1985 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Burke Center
Box
8 Legato School, May 7, 1970 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Group discussion for cenntenial school project.
Lewis, Amos L., November 10, 1982 (1 sound cassette (60 min.) mono and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Community life in Vienna, VA (ca. 1936-1960) with emphasis on land acquisition and development.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Lewis, John G., October 11, 1984 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Box
9 Little, Grace Dove, June 24, 1983 (1 sound cassette.)
Interview by P. Frakes and D. Evans, NVOPH
Box
8 Lukens, Horace C., October 20, 1982 (1 sound cassette (60 min.) mono and 2 duplicate cassettes.)
Community life in Vienna, VA (ca. 1940-1982) with emphasis on the Vienna Presbyterian Church.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Box
9 Magness, William, August 31, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Matthews, Frank, June 28, 1984 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
McCulloch, Mary K., February 2, 1989 (1 sound cassette and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Moore, Patricia, January 3, 1986 (1 sound cassette.)
Burke Center.
Mullady, Bernard R., December 13, 1983 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of tape 2.)
Oliver, Willard, October 20, 1982 (2 sound cassettes (90 min.) mono and 2 duplicates of each cassette.)
Community life in Great Falls, VA (ca. 1910-1982) with emphasis on place name changes within Fairfax County.; 1 abstract (5p.).
Box
10 Peterson, Milton, August 13, 1985 (2 sound cassettes.)
Burke Center Partnership.
Potter, Robert W., September 13, 1984 (1 sound cassette.)
Franconia.
Rissee, Ed, August 20, 1985 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Burke Center Partnership.
Robinson, Laures C., March 24, 1983 (2 sound cassettes (70 min.) mono and 2 duplicates of each cassette.)
Life in the black community of Centreville, VA (ca. 1895-1982) with emphasis on family relationships; with Lillian Robinson.; 1 abstract (5p.).
Rose, Ralph, 1970s-1980s (1 sound cassette.)
Ryan, Robert, September 2, 1981 (1 sound cassette.)
Reston
Seeley, Martha, March 24, 1983 (1 sound cassette (60 min.) mono and 1 duplicate cassette.)
Family Life in McLean, VA (ca. 1927-1983) with emphasis on the family home, "Maplewood".; 1 abstract (4p.).
Box
11 Seeley, Martha, March 24, 1983 (Duplicate cassette of interview in box 10.)
Sharper, D. Mann, September 22, 1983 (1 sound cassette.)
About October 1951.
Shreve, Eugene G., November 18, 1982 (2 sound cassettes (90 min.) mono and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Reminiscences of a life long resident of Falls Church, VA (ca. 1890-1945) with emphasis on transportation and suburbanization.; 1 abstract (3p.).
Steinbauer, Francis, January 28, 1982 (2 sound cassettes and 1 duplicate of each cassette.)
Reston Land Corps.
Stutz, Pam, December 11, 1985 (1 sound cassette.)
Burke Center.
Van Patten, Charles H., January 12, 1983 (2 sound cassette (60 min.) mono and 2 duplicates of tape 1 and 1 duplicate of tape 2.)
Community life in Great Falls, VA (ca. 1923-1983) with emphasis on the operation of Colvin Run.; 1 abstract (2p.).
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12 Van Patten, Charles H., January 12, 1983 (Duplicate of interview in box 11.)
Community life in Great Falls, VA (ca. 1923-1983) with emphasis on the operation of Colvin Run.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Welch, Frankie, June 28, 1988 (2 sound cassettes.)
Box
13 Whitesdies, William., February 9, 1989 (2 sound cassettes.)
Woods, R. Langdon, February 13, 1985 (2 sound cassettes.)
Series 3: Transcripts: Northern Virginia Community, 1962-1988
Contains 50 interview transcripts and abstracts between 1962 and 1988 that document community and family life, careers, etc... in the Northern Virginia Area.
Box Folder
14 1 Balderson, Jean and Price, Shirley, May 18, 1981 (2 copies of a 3 page abstract and 1 copy of a 3 page handwritten abstract)
Community life in Reston, Va (ca. 1963-1981): with emphasis on the developers and Robert E. Simon's Master Plan for Reston.
3 Beard, Joseph, November, 1974 (21 page transcript)
Transcript of a tape recorded interview with Joseph Beard on agriculture in Fairfax County.
4 Beard, Joseph, March 6, 1979 (25 page transcript)
Transcript of an interview with Joseph Beard and Holden Harrison on agriculture in Fairfax County.
5 Bennett, Mabel and Lucas, Elsie, December 6, 1982 (2 page abstract)
The primary subject matter in this interview is of the family life and activities in the area of the old Fairfax County Court House and two or three blocks in each direction.
6 Bles, Marcus J., July 22, 1975 (3 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
This interview includes Mr. Bles' recoolections of growth in Fairfax County, Virginia (ca. 1939-1975), his ownership of a construction company and his land development plans for Tysons Corner.
7 Brumsted, Margareth R., August 22, 1984 and August 23, 1984 (2 copies of a 7 page abstract and 13 page handwritten abstract)
This is an interview with the wife of a career Navy officer. Discussion focuses on the joys and benefits and the trials and tribulations of moving in order to serve the country.
9 Cleveland, James, February 4, 1982 (31 page transcript)
This is an interview with James Cleveland, head of marketing for Reston Land Corportaion, Reston, Virginia.
10 Dawson, Robert, September 14, 1981 (2 page abstract and 2 page handwritten abstract)
Interview with Robert Dawson, who was editor for the Reston Times from April 1968 thru March 1978. Citizen issues discussed.
11 Day, Anna S., July 7, 1983 (4 page abstract and 6 page handwritten abstract)
Reminiscences of a Fairfax County, Virginia native (ca. 1910-1980): with emphasis on family and farm life.
13 Dunn, Pearl, August 20, 1971 (2 copies of 31 page transcript)
An interview with Miss Pearl Dunn, life-long resident of Merrifield, Virginia.
14 Durham, C.J.S. (Jack), March 3, 1983 (5 page abstract and 8 page handwritten abstract)
The interview begins at the time Mr. Durham came to the Washington are in 1927, continues with his early years in the federal government, his reminiscences of neighbors and life in Great Falls, Virginia in the 1930s, some of the history of the 223-year old home in lives in, and includes memories of the depression, personalities, politics, and episodes of his life.
15 Durham, C.J.S. (Jack), June 23, 1983 (20 page transcript)
Interview with Jack Durham.
18 Ellmore, Elizabeth and Emma (Middleton, Rebecca), March 8, 1979 (2 copies of a 25 page transcript)
In this interview Elizabeth and Emma Ellmore as well as Rebecca Middleton discussed the Floris Vocational School.
21 Flakne, Joseph T., July 11, 1979 (55 page transcript)
In this interview Joseph T. Flakne discusses his life.
22 Flakne, Joseph T., December 23, 1983 (24 page transcript)
In this interview Joseph T. Flakne discusses his life and career in U.S. Government.
23 Flakne, Joseph T., December 23 1983 and March 2, 1984 (27 page transcript and 31 page handwritten transcript)
In this interview Joseph T. Flakne discusses his life.
24 Flakne, Joseph T., November 5, 1987 (31 page transcript)
In this interview Mr. Flakne discusses his 1926 trip to the Western United States.
25 Flakne, Joseph T., November 17, 1987 (2 copies of 56 page transcript)
In this interview Mr. Flakne discusses his experiences in working with women.
27 Goldsmith, Albert, September 12, 1981 (3 copies of 2 page abstract and 1 copy of a 2 page handwritten abstract)
Albert Goldsmith talks about the desire to live in Reston, Virginia. The Simon concept of cluster housing was very appealing to Goldsmith and his family. Some discussion of Resident Associations and the problems they tried to address. Topics covered included ROA - Reston and ABR - Architectural Board Review.
Box Folder
15 2 Grubisich, Thomas, September 23, 1981 (25 page transcript)
Interview with Thomas Grubisich about the Reston Connection.
4 Haight, Alex, June 6, 1971 (6 page transcript)
Interviewed Alex Haight abou some of his projects aside from the farm.
5 Haight, Alex, July 15, 1971 (11 page transcript)
Interview with Alex Haight on Portici and Mountain View.
6 Haight, Alex, September 13, 1971 (20 page transcript)
Interview with Alex Haight.
7 Haight, Alex, March 23, 1973 (7 page summary)
Regarding Little Sully.
8 Harrison, Louise and Hoge, Dorothy, May 14, 1970 (24 page transcript)
In this interview Mrs. Harrison, who was principal of Nacy School, and Mrs. Hoge, who was principal of Hayfield Elementary School, discuss their remembrances of some of the early days in the Fairfax County schools.
10 Henderson, Dr. E.B., 1962 (35 page transcript)
Interview with Dr. E.B. Henderson.
11 Henderson, Dr. E.B., 1966 (21 page transcript)
Interview with Dr. E.B. Henderson.
12 Henderson, Dr. and Mrs. E.B., June 13, 1969 (14 page transcript)
In this interview Dr. and Mrs. E.B. Henderson discuss negro education - James Lee Elementary School.
13 Hirst, Edna Bennett, January 25, 1977 (9 page transcript)
This is an interview with Mrs. Edna Hirst at Goodwin House on the twenty-fifth of January 1977, and she is talking about the Wakefield Chapel.
14 Ingebretsin, Karl, August 25, 1981 (2 copies of 2 page abstract and 1 copy of 3 page handwritten abstract)
Karl Ingebrestin a former CIA employee came to Reston in 1966. He was hired to get the home owner associations to unite and straighten out their differences. Discussion of the relationship between developers and residents. Job accomplishments and disappointments are discussed.
15 Jackson, John, February 8, 1988 (59 page transcript)
In this interview Mr. Jackson talks about his life.
19 Keenan, Edith, September 10, 1981 (3 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Ms. Keenan discusses the growth of the new town and people involved in its development.
20 Keith, James, March 11, 1974 (17 page transcript)
In this interview Judge James Keith talks about Fairfax County and Northern Virginia as well as his life.
30 Millan, John, June 16, 1973 (2 page summary and 4 pages of handwritten notes)
Interview with John Millan.
31 Millard, Emma and Louise, November 15, 1972 (2 copies of 50 page transcript)
Family life in Vienna and Herndon, VA. (ca. 1920 1935) with emphasis on Colvin Run Mill, schools, roads, and transportation.
Box Folder
16 2 Pearson, October 26, 1978 (43 page transcript)
Interivew with Mr. Pearson
3 Pennino, Martha, February 23, 1982 (3 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
Martha Pennino, member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, was a guiding force in the development of the new town of Reston, Virginia. Her work for Reston has covered the period from 1968-1982. The work she has accomplished includes: Transportation; Retail and industrial development and the availability of residences to all economic groups. She considers that she provided much of the leadership needed to get Reston into a viable community and town.
8 Pulley, Anne and Watt, Grace, November 11, 1976 (11 page abstract)
In this interview Mrs. Pulley and Mrs. Watt discussed rural living on Wakefield Chapel Road.
9 Pulley, Anne and Watt, Grace, January 6, 1977 (17 page transcript)
This is the second interview with Mrs. Pulley and Mrs. Watt.
10 Reston Land Corp. - Group Interview, April 14, 1981 (33 page transcript)
This was a group interview at the office of Reston Land Corporation with Peter McCandless; Fran Steinbauer, who was the president of Reston Land Corporation; Mike Was, who was the vice president of Marketing; Jim Todd who was the president of the parent company, Mobil Land Corporation; and Jim Cleveland who was the executive vice president and general manager of Reston Land Corporation.
14 Scherzer, Dr. John, July 29, 1982 (2 copies of 2 page abstract and 2 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Dr. Scherzer, then director of the Fellowship Houses in Reston, Virginia discusses the acquistion of land and the completion of units over the years of growth in Reston. He also discusses funding and the growing need to house the elderly in Northern Virginia.
18 Shepherd, Clyde, September 30, 1984 (6 page abstract and 8 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mr. Shepherd discusses community life in Glencarlyn, Arlington County, Virginia (ca. 1922-1984): with emphasis on landmarks, civic affairs and celebrations.
22 Swink, C. C., October 28, 1972 (33 page transcript)
Interview with C.C. Swink about his life in Northern Virginia.
23 Todd, James, January 29, 1982
24 Ushio, Judi, July 29, 1982 (2 copies of 2 page transcript and 2 page handwritten transcript)
Judi Ushio, President of the Reston Homeowners Association (RHOA) discusses at length the function of the association. Further topics under discussion include, how members are elected or appointed, future projects and plans for the association.
26 Vozzolo, Elizabeth M. Besley, November 18, 1976, December 10, 1977 and February 7, 1977 (13 page transcript)
Community life in Fairfax County, VA(ca. 1850-1975) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel, Part 3.
27 Wagner, Mabel, 1972 (21 page transcript)
Family life in Langley, VA (ca. 1890-1970) with emphasis on transportation, the Langley Citizens Association, and local legends.
28 Wakefield, Vic and Gloria, January 22, 1977 (13 page transcript)
Interview with Vic and Gloria Wakefield.
31 Whyte, Jack, October 18, 1977 (6 page interview summary and handwritten interview notes)
Interview with Jack Whyte regarding cook, clay, squatter on Seoane property, and Merrifield, Virginia.
33 Wynkoop, Virgie Wells, November 11, 1977 (10 page transcript)
Community life in Vienna, VA (ca. 1890-1960) with emphasis on education.
Series 4: Transcripts: Northern Virginia Changes, 1972-1989
Contains 44 interview transcripts and abstracts between 1972 and 1989 that deal primarily with changes in Northern Virginia since World War II.
Box Folder
14 2 Bates, Mildred, February 9, 1983 (4 page abstract and 5 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mrs. Bates talked about growing up in Fairfax and Alexandria between the two World Wars, touching on family history, local industry, transportation, and changes in the community.
8 Chopek, Joseph B., March 19, 1985 (2 page abstract)
In this interview Mr. Chopek discusses what began his historic preservation business, how the he came to buy the Ellicott Building, among other issues about his business and the Ellicott Building.
12 Descendants and Friends of the Millard Family of Calvin Run Mill, October 9, 1983 (2 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview the conversations touched on the genealogy of the Millard Family, stories handed down, memories of former times, work and recreation, and changes that have occurred.
16 Ellis, Joseph, December 2, 1982 (5 page abstract and 9 page handwritten abstract)
This interview discusses the life of Deacon Joseph Ellis, a black resident of the Dranesville, Virginia area. A deeply religious man, Mr. Ellis dwells on his Christian upbringing and the close ties of family and church. He relates his thoughts to work ethic, describing the various jobs he held through the years including butchering, truck farming, and fence building. Stories of his mother's herb healing and mid-wifing; gypsy spells and trances are related. His grandmother, Lettie Ellis, along with his father, Solomon, and two uncles, came from Louisiana. His grandfater George Sims was a blacksmith.
17 Ellis, Joseph, October 28, 1983 (4 page handwritten abstract)
Interview with Ellis Joseph.
19 Farrell, Gertrude S., December 9, 1983 (4 page abstract and 6 page handwritten abstract)
Mrs. Farrell spoked about her childhood in Falls Church, where, except for brief periods, she has lived on one block since 1917. Schools and streets and transportation in the area are touched on, as are her jobs in Washington. She recounts her thoughts and memories of the area, the changes that have occurred, and other reminiscences of the Depression, prohibition, and church activities.
20 Felton, George W., August 30, 1984 (3 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
George W. Felton discusses his twenty-nine year career in teaching in Fairfax County, Virginia (Ca. 1954-1984). He explains his advancement from he classroom to the Principal's office. Also discussed are the athletic prgraoms he conducted for both the school system and the Parks and Recreation Division of Fairfax County.
26 Foote, Evelyn P. Brig. General at Fort Belvoir, July 13, 1989 (17 page transcript)
Interview with Brigadier General Evelyn P. Foote.
28 Goldsmith, Judy, September 12, 1981 (2 page abstract and 2 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Judy Goldsmith discusses the original owners of their townhouse cluster and the changes the either years have brought. Women's roles have seen great changes and how Reston meets many of their needs as far as community is discussed.
29 Gotthardt, Viola Shreve, December 2, 1982 (4 page abstract and 6 page handwritten abstract)
The interview focuses on Mrs. Gotthardt's youth in Dunn Loring and includes mention of roads and their name changes, the RRs, school in Washington, recreation, libraries and teh beginning of the Fairfax County system, memories of the influenza epidemic and prohibition, activities of the Home Demonstration Clubs, severe winters, and other changes she has witnessed.
Box Folder
15 1 Greear, Virginia McFarland, October 21, 1982 (3 page abstract)
Life story of 89 year-old resident ofthe Floris-Herndon, Virginia area, including descriptions of early schools, farming techniques, church activities, occupations during teh Depression and World War II, leisure activities such as entertainment at teh Darlington Grove, the Herndon fire of 1917, the influenza of 1918, marriage at age 51, voting for Woodrow Wilson, views of changes caused by increased population, courting, locations of former businesses, and current interest and activity in Herndon Historical Society.
3 Guinee, John, February 4, 1982 (24 page transcript)
In this interview Mr. Guinee talks about his association with the Reston development and GOREDCO.
9 Healy, Michael, August 20, 1981 (2 copies of 2 page abstract and 1 copy of 2 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mr. Healy discusses community life in Reston, Virginia with emphasis on the Home Owners Associations and the conflict before their merger.
16 Jackson, Selena, December 9, 1983 (2 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mrs. Jackson talks about her family, friends, neighbors, church, transportation, gardens, and changes.
17 Jessup, Georgia, October 20, 1986 (19 page transcript)
In this interview Ms. Jessup talks about her life.
18 Keating, Gladys, August 4, 1984 (2 page abstract)
In this interview Mrs. Gladys expressed her interest in getting history of Franconia put together and provided further leads to follow.
21 Kephart, Herman, November 4, 1982 (3 page abstract and 5 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mr. Herman talks about his early life, school, work, and father's occupation as a cabinet maker. He touches on various aspects of Herndon and environs including Herndon Hotel, cide making, dairy area, movie theatre, his first radio, stories during prohibition, depression of 1929, shoppingafter WWII, Pender fire tower, Herdon Female Seminary, Dulles Airport, stores, hunting, and fishing.
22 Kielsgard, Frederick, July 30, 1984 (2 copies of 3 page summary)
This interview concerned Mr. Kielsgard's father who was a native of Denmark and very active in business in Fairfax County in the 1920s through the 1950s. After it was accidentally terminated there was further interview on October 29, 1984 and a written summary of that interview is also included.
23 Lewis, Amos, November 10, 1982 (2 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
Most of the interview centered on Mr. Lewis's land on Glyndon Street in Vienna - the background information on how he came to move to this area, moving his family from Oklahoma in 1936, clearing the land, building his house, neighbors, his conflicts with the town over sewer and water easements and connections, and also about his job with the National Bureau of Standards designing circuits for boundary lights at airports.
24 Lewis, John G., October 11, 1984 (4 page abstract and 7 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mr. Lewis gives background information and has an extensive discussion on Loundon County and some of the restorations.
25 Little, Grace Dove, June 24, 1983 (2 page abstract)
In this interview Mrs. Grace (Dove) Little talks about large family reunions during teh summer that sounded typical of that good American tradition: Fish Fries, greeting the newest married person or baby, outside games (croquet or ball games, etc...).
26 Lukens, Horace C., October 20, 1982 (2 page abstract)
In this interview Mr. Horace discusses community life in Vienna, Virginia (ca. 1940-1982).
27 Magness, Bill, August 31, 1982 (2 page abstract and 2 page handwritten abstract)
William Magness was a corporate employee of Gulf Oil Corporation and was brought into Reston to help it become a financially feasible enterprise. He was to be trained by Bob Ryan, who was a consultant, who served in the transition between Robert Simon and Bill Magnee. Also discussed is the sewer moratorium and commerical development and teh success of the town.
28 Matthews, Frank E., June 28, 1984 (4 page abstract and 8 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mr. Matthews discussed community life in Northern Virginia (ca. 1944-1984): with emphasis on the "Hayloft" equity dinner theater, by the manager/owner Frank E. Matthews.
29 McFeaters, Verna S., December 4, 1983 (3 page abstract)
Mrs. McFeaters discusses her life as the wife of a career foreign service officer. The topics include the duties of a foreign service wife, family life overseas and the periodic return trips to Falls Church, Virginia. The narrator includes some discussion of her early life in Iowa and her work during WWII in the United States Patent Office.
32 Mullady, Bernard, December 12, 1983 (3 copies of 5 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
Mr. Mullady discusses his role as an active participant in the Federation of Citizens Association and the work he did in the Annandale and North Springfield area of Fairfax County. Emphasis is on schools, roads, sewers and teh related problems of this high growth section of Northern Virginia. Also on the tape is a chronology on Mr. Mullady's career in government, labor organizations, and his return to government service as the Postmaster of Springfield, Virginia.
Box Folder
16 1 Oliver, Willard, October 20, 1982 (5 page abstract)
In this interview Mr. Oliver discusses community life in Great Falls, Virginia (ca. 1910-1982).
4 Peterson, Milton, August 13, 1985 (21 page transcript)
In this interview Mr. Peterson talks about his background and how he became interested in the real estate development that has been so successful, especially in Fairfax County.
5 Poston, Bertie, April, 1980 (2 page abstract and 5 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Ms. Poston discusses community life in Wiehle, Virginia (1900-1980) with emphasis on the changes and the development of the new town of Reston.
6 Potter, Robert W., September 13, 1984 (2 page abstract)
In this interview Mr. Potter discusses the history of Franconia.
7 Prichard, E.A., August 18, 1981 (2 copies of 2 page abstract and 2 page handwritten abstract)
Mr. Prichard is an attorney hired by Glen Saunders to handle Robert Simon's Reston interests. He began working in 1961 when Simon had offices in Fairfax City. Zoning considerations made up a large part of Reston's business. Financial success of the "New Town" concept discussed.
11 Rissee, Ed, August 20, 1985 (2 copies of 13 page transcript)
In this interview Mr. Rissee discusses his involvement in his profession and in Burke Center.
12 Robinson, Laures and Lillian, March 24, 1983 (5 page abstract and 9 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Lillian relates her life story as a black child growing up in Virginia, but going to New Jersey with her teacher to attend school; working for a family in Washington, taking in foster children and mid-wifing after marriage.
13 Saunders, Glenn, August 25, 1981 (2 copies of 2 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Glenn Saunders discussess community life in Reston, Virginia )ca. 1961-1981): with emphasis on the development of the planned community.
15 Seeley, Martha, March 24, 1983 (4 page abstract and 5 page handwritte abstract)
Childhood recollections of life on Maplewood Farm, McLean (circa 1927-1933) and a return to Maplewood until the advent of teh Westgate Corporation (circa 1949-1959).
16 Sharper, Daniel Mann, November 13, 1972 (5 page summary and handwritten notes)
Summary of interview with Daniel Mann Sharper.
17 Sharper, Daniel Mann, November 12, 1983 (3 page abstract)
This interview consists of Mr. Sharper's, a long-time resident, reminisences about Great Falls, Virginia (ca. 1910-1950).
19 Shreve, Eugene G., November 18, 1982 (3 page abstract and 6 page handwritten abstract)
Mr. Shreve talked about his father's dairy and truck farming and gruit growing, taking the produce to market in Washington, the conditions of the roads, schooling, chores, the steam and electric trains, and other aspects of his life with the emphasis on the early 1900s.
20 Simon, Robert, August 31, 1981 (18 page transcript and 40 page handwritten transcript)
In this interview Robert E. Simon discusses land development in Reston, Virginia.
21 Steinbauer, Francis, January 28, 1982 (49 page transcript)
This is an interview with Francis Steinbauer who was the president of Reston Land Corporation at the time.
25 Van Patten, Charles H., January 24, 1983 (7 page abstract and handwritten interview notes)
The two tapes cover the life story of a man born in rural Fairfax County who worked a Colvin Run Mill from 1923-1928, then joined the Connecticut Pie Company of Georgetwon from 1928-1951. He recalls delivering feed to stores throughout the county in the 19200s that no longer exist. Happy times at the Great Falls merry-go-round are remembered, as well as the square dances in farmer's barn or at the Grange in Great Falls. Fairs in Frederick, Maryland, and Richmond, Virginia, are discussed.
29 Walker, Vernon, August 25, 1981 (2 page abstract and 3 page handwritten abstract)
Vernon Walker, who was hired by Robert E. Simon as director of the Reston Nature Center, discusses the growth and development of Reston, Virginia. Citizens committees and cluster groups accomplished many of the common land projects proposed by Walder. He established student internships as a means to combine the desires of the residents with the overall Simon Plan. There is a discussion of the changes within the community brought about the contined growth of the town.
30 Weimer, Daniel, July 29, 1982 (2 copies of 2 page abstract and 4 page handwritten abstract)
In this interview Mr. Weimer discusses community life in Reston, Virginia (ca. 1978-1982): with emphasis on the recreational activities.
32 Woods, Langdon, February 13, 1985 (2 page abstract)
Since R. Langdon Woods was the Vice President for Construction and Development of the Little River Management Company, he was interested in pointing out what had been done with the original house - what had been retained, what demolished and what modified for adaptive use as an office building.
Series 5: Interview Documentation, 1962-1990
Contains biographical notes and photos for interviewees, interview release forms, interviewer notes, and abstract worksheet and form.
Box Folder
17 1 Balderson, Jean, May 18, 1981
2 Bates, Mildred, February 9, 1983
3 Bennett, Mabel S.; Lucas, Elsie, December 6, 1982
4 Biographical Form,
5 Bles, Marcus, July 22, 1975
6 Brumsted, Margareth R., August 22, 1984 and August 23, 1984
7 Bunin, Louis, September 11, 1981
8 Caesar, Irving, January 22, 1980
9 Catalog of Interviews / Interview Index, April 1, 1984
10 Cataloging Form,
11 Cecchi, Guiseppe, August 27, 1985
12 Chopek, Joseph B., March 19, 1985
13 Cleveland, James, April 14, 1981
14 Curtice, Cuba, July 11, 1985
15 Dawson, Robert, September 14, 1981
16 Day, Anna Slack, July 7, 1983
17 Deed of Gift Checklist,
18 Descendants and Friends of the Millard Family of Calvin Run Mill, October 9, 1983
19 Douglas, Henry, April 19, 1974
20 Durham, C.J.S. (Jack), February 24, 1983
21 Ellis, Joseph, December 2, 1982
22 Ellis, Joseph, October 28, 1983
23 Farrell, Gertrude, December 9, 1983
24 Felton, George W., August 30, 1984
25 Flakne, Joseph T., July 11, 1979
26 Flakne, Joseph T. (Int. Netherton, Nan), December 23, 1983 and March 2, 1984
27 Flakne, Joseph, November 5 , 1987
28 Goldsmith, Albert, undated
29 Goldsmith, Judy, September 12, 1981
30 Gotthardt, Viola Shreve, December 2, 1982
31 Greear, Virginia McFarland, undated
32 Grubisich, Thomas, September 23, 1981
33 Guinee, John, February 4 , 1982
34 Haight, Alex, May 9, 1971
35 Harrison, Louise and Hoge, Dorothy, May 14, 1970
36 Hawkes, Robert T. Jr., April 17, 1990
37 Hazel, John T., December 27, 1985
38 Healy, Michael, August 20, 1981
39 Henderson, Dr. E.B., 1962
40 Index Forms, undated
41 Ingebritsen, Karl, March 28, 1984
42 Interim Directory, September 4, 1985
43 Interview Critique, undated
44 Interview Forms/Misc., undated
45 Interview Index Form / Cataloging Form / Cassette Series, undated
46 Interviewer Notes, undated
Box Folder
18 1 Jackson, John, February 2, 1988
2 Jackson, Selena, December 9, 1983
3 Jessup, Georgia, October 20, 1986
4 Keating, Gladys, August 2, 1984
5 Keenan, Edith, September 10, 1981
6 Kephart, Herman, November 4, 1982
7 Kielsgard, Frederick, October 29, 1984
8 Lewis, Amos, November 10, 1982
9 Lewis, John G., October 11, 1984
10 Little, Grace, June 24, 1983
11 Lukens, Horace, October 20, 1982
12 Magness, Bill, August 31, 1982
13 Matthews, Frank, June 28, 1984
14 Mullady, Bernard, December 13, 1983
15 Peterson, Milton, August 13, 1985
16 Potter, Mr. and Robert, Mrs., September 13, 1984
17 Oliver, Willard, October 20, 1982
18 Prichard, E.A., August 18, 1981
19 Release - Long Form, undated
20 Release - Short Form, undated
21 Reston Land Corp. - Group Interview (Clevel, James), April 14, 1981
22 Robinson, Lillian and Laures, March 24, 1983
23 Saunders, Glenn, August 25, 1981
24 Scherzer, John, July 29, 1982
25 Scull, David, 1985
26 Seeley, Martha, March 24, 1983
27 Shreve, Eugene, November 18, 1982
28 Smith, Barbara M., September 19, 1969
29 Smith, Barbara Mary, May 5, 1995
30 Steinbauer, Francis, April 14, 1981
31 Table Records / Fairfax County Commission, January 22, 1989
32 Tape Abstract Form, undated
33 Tape Abstract Worksheet,
34 Todd, James, January 29, 1982
35 Ushio, Judi, July 29, 1982
36 Van Patten, Charles, January 24, 1983
37 Wakefield, Vic and Gloria, January 22, 1977
38 Weimer, Daniel, July 29, 1982
Series 6: Northern Virginia Leadership Project, 1957-1996
Contains the Northern Virginia Leadership Project interviews. Roy Rosenzweig, a professor in Mason's History Department, supervised the final phase of the project. The Northern Virginia Leadership Project is a collection of interviews with prominent figures from the Northern Virginia area. The collection includes interviews conducted between the years 1990 and 1996 as well as other interview documentation such as interview forms and questions, and permissible use forms.
Box Folder
19 1 Brault, Abe, August 14, 1990
2 Campbell, Elizabeth, May 16, 1996
3 George Mason University Past and Present, September 23, 1957 and May 21, 1989
4 Hazel, John T. "Til", April 27, 1993
5 Hirst, Omer, July 14, 1990
6 Institutional Image: A Case Study of George Mason University, 1989
7 Interview Documentation, February 4, 1981
8 Inventory, Interview Forms and Questions, undated
9 Lynch, Ed, July 6, 1990
10 Miller, Helen Hill, July 31, 1990
11 Permissible Use Forms for John Wood and Helen Miller, August 19, 1990 and July 31, 1990
Box Folder
20 1 Prichard, Edgar, August 8, 1990
2 Transcripts on Disk, 1990 - 1996
3 Williams, Carrington, June 19, 1996
4 Wood, John "Jack", August 19, 1990
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26 Brault, August 14, 1990 (2 microcassettes)
Campbell, May 16, 1996 (2 microcassettes)
Hazel, John T., April 27, 1993 (2 microcassettes)
Hirst, July 14, 1990 (2 microcassettes)
Lynch, July 6, 1990 (2 microcassettes)
Miller, July 31, 1990 (2 microcassettes)
Prichard, August 8, 1990 (2 microcassettes)
Williams, June 19, 1996 (2 microcassettes)
Wood, John (Jack), September 9, 1990 (1 microcassette)
Series 7: Sound Reels, 1966-1980
Contains sound reels of interviews that document community and family life, careers, etc.... in the Northern Virginia Area.
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21 Alden, Robert M., September 23, 1973 (1 sound tape reel)
Life in Lewinsville, Langley, and McLean, VA(ca 1800-1960) with particular focus on Lewinsville Presbyterian Church
Bailey, Charles, May 6, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
The Navy School and other schools in Pender,VA; 1 abstract (1p)
Beard, Joseph, April 19, 1974 (1 sound reel)
National lib. week at Tyson's mall part a) is the author's panel and part b) is the interview with Joseph Beard.
Beard, Joseph, November 21, 1974 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Agricultural practices and farm life in Fairfax County, VA; 21 page transcript
Boston, Mervin, March 8, 1973 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Family life in McLean, Va; 1 abstract (2p.)
Mrs. Bittenger-McLeon, undated (1 sound reel)
Discusses the Civil War.
Birch, Alvin Ashton, June, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Schools and transportation in Fairfax County, VA; 1 abstract(2p.)
Black, Elizabeth, June 21, 1971 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Community life in Dunn-Loring, VA; 1 abstract (2p)
Blake, Ronald, December 21, 1969 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Schools, farming, and transportation in Oakton, VA; 1 abstract (1p.)
Breckenridge, Alma Williams, 1970s - 1980s (1 sound tape reel - master)
School in Herndon, VA; 1 abstract (1p)
Buckman, Bertha, April 28, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Woodlawn School, Fairfax County, VA; 1 abstract (2p.)
Carey, Patricia, 1870 - 1970 (4 sound reels)
Centennial Observance
Carter, Rena, February 20, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Schools in Fairfax County, VA; 12 page transcript
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22 Colvin Run Mill, undated (1 sound reel)
Corner, Charlotte, August 12, 1971 (1 sound reel - master)
Community life in McLean, VA with emphasis on schools and transportation; 43 page transcript
Downs, Joe, October 17, 1972 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Dunn, Pearl, August 20, 1971 (1 reel - master)
Family life in Merrifield, VA; 31 page transcript
Eliot, Mrs. R-Sherrard, September 26, 1972 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Ellmore, Emma, March 21, 1971 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Reminiscences of a Fairfax County VA. teacher with emphasis on her "Citizen of the Year" award; 1 abstract (2p)
Falls Church Community Center Dedication, October 19, 1968 (1 sound reel)
Ferguson, Lulah B., August 16, 1971 (1 sound reel tape - master)
Reminiscences of a school teacher in Falls Church, Floris, Herndon, and Vienna, Va; 19 page transcript.
Ford, W. Harold, December 13, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Reminiscences of former teachers in Fairfax County, VA; 1 abstract (2p.).
Gardner, Dr. William, October 24, 1972 (1 sound reel)
Hall, Mrs. Walter, March 15, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Reminiscences of a teacher in Fairfax County VA, including a discussion of her father, William D. Hall, Superintendent of Schools for Fairfax County; 24 page transcript.
Harrison and Hoge, May 14, 1970 (1 sound reel)
Henderson, Edwin B., June 13, 1969 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Black education in Fairfax County, VA public schools(1920-1950) with particular focus on the James Lee Elementary School; 14 page transcript.
Hoge, Dorothy, June 8, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Reminiscences of the principal of Hayfield Elementary School, Fairfax County; 1 abstract (2p.).
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, October 3, 1972 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Jones, Rexton, February 12, 1973 (1 sound tape reel - master)
County doctors in Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1890 1930) with emphasis on Dr. James Tasker Jones and the Herndon area; 1 abstract (2p.).
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23 Keith, James, March 11, 1974 and May 20, 1974 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Reminiscences of a member of the Fairfax County (VA) Board of Supervisors (ca. 1956-62) with particular emphasis on politics, transportation, and suburbanization; 16 page transcript.
Kephart, Herman, March 16, 1973 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Community life in Herndon, VA (ca.1920-1960) with particular focus on schools, employers, and suburbanization.; 1 abstract (2p.).
Landes, Melvin, June 24, 1969 (1 sound tape reel- master)
Reminiscences of a school teacher in Fairfax County, VA-(ca. 1920-1945).; 1 abstract (3p.). page transcript.
Legato School, October 11, 1970 (2 sound reels)
Leigh, Hassell, November 13, 1972 (2 sound tape reels)
County doctors in Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, and Dranesville, VA.(ca. 1880-1920).; 1 abstract (1p.)
Maddox, May, February 26, 1968 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Life at Dranesville Tavern, Dranesville, VA. (ca. 1920-1965) with emphasis on tavern services, costs, and facilities; 1 abstract (2p.).
Money, Elsie, July 3, 1974 (1 sound tape reel, - master)
Family life in Vienna, VA. (ca.1900-1960) with particular focus on schools, transportation, and country doctors.; 1 abstract (1p.).
Osborn, Ilah, April 28, 1975 (2 sound tape reels)
Community life in Falls Church and Mclean, VA. (cs. 1930-1975) with emphasis on schools, civic affairs, and suburbanization.; 1 abstract (3p.)
Robinson, B. Oswald, June 23, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master.)
Reminiscences of a teacher in Fairfax County, VA. (ca. 1910-1970).; 1 abstract (2p.).
Robinson, Frederick, April 13, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
The Fairfax County(VA) School Board and school consolidation (ca. 1933-1953).; 1 abstract (1p.).
Rogers, Edith, June 12, 1971 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Reminiscences of a school teacher in Fairfax County VA. (ca. 1915-1960) with emphasis on Forestville, Herndon, and Fairfax high schools.; 20 page transcript.
Shreve, Edgar, July 31, 1972 (2 sound tape reels)
Family life in Dunn-Loring, VA (ca. 1890-1945) with emphasis on transportation, the Great Depression, and the flood of 1936.; 1 abstract (2p.); also contains interview for C.C. Honesty on September 11, 1972 and Louise Emma Millard for November 15, 1972.
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24 Swink, C.C., October 28, 1972 (1 sound tape reel)
Also contains interview with Dr. Winslow Hatch.
Swink, C.C., August 23, 1971 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Community life in Great Falls, VA.(ca. 1915-1970) with emphasis on mill ownership, roads, and transportation.; 32 page transcript.
Box
25 Unidentified sound reels, undated
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24 Van Patten, Frances, August 19, 1971 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Family life in Great Falls, VA (ca. 1895-1930) with emphasis on Swinks Mill.; 35 page transcript.
Wagstaff, R. Edward, 1966 (1 sound tape reel- master)
The struggle to save Sully Plantation (Fairfax County, VA)during the development of Dulles Airport (ca. 1920-1965) with emphasis on Wakefield Chapel(1850-1972), Part 1.; 1 abstract (2p.).
West, William, October 2, 1974 (2 sound tape reels)
Community life in Vienna, VA (ca. 1874-1971).; 1 abstract (2p.).
West, William, September 17, 1974 (2 sound tape reels)
Life in the back community of Vienna, VA (ca. 1870-1960).; 67 page transcript.
West, William, January 22,1970 (2 sound tape reel - master)
A student's and teacher's reminiscences of the black school of Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1875-1955).; 14 page transcript.
West, William, February 28, 1970 (1 sound tape reel)
Winston, Gertrude Chesley, May 7, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Education in Fairfax County, VA (ca. 1920-1970)reminiscences of a school teacher.; 11 page transcript.
Woodson, W.T., September 21, 1969 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Administration of Fairfax County, VA schools (ca. 1929-1961) With emphasis on salaries for teachers.; 1 abstract (1p.).
Woodson, W.T., September 20, 1970 (1 sound tape reel - master)
Legato School (ca. 1877-1930) a museum in Fairfax County (VA).; 1 abstract (2p.).
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