Guide to the Martha Pennino papers, 1960-2005

Pennino Collection C0146


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 and Archives.
Creator Martha Pennino, 1918-2004
Title Martha Pennino papers
Date 1960-2005
Physical Characteristics 12.5 linear feet (25 boxes)
Abstract The Martha Pennino papers document Pennino's career on Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Within the collection there are photographs, information from different projects that Martha Pennino worked on during her career and memorabilia that Martha Pennino collected during and after her career. The collection is dated from the early 1960s to 2005.
Collection number C0146
Language English

Biographical Information

Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Martha Pennino (1918-2004) was called the Mother of Fairfax for her long service to the county. She was one of the longest-serving members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, spending 24 years on the board. She was first elected in November 1967, representing what was then the Centreville District. She served as vice chairman for a total of 17 years.

In 1985, Pennino won the Tom Bradley Regional Leadership Award. In giving her this honor, the National Association of Regional Councils cited her efforts in developing the first energy policy for a metropolitan area, the first area car pool program, and a fair share housing program. In 1986, Washingtonian magazine named her Washingtonian of the Year. Prior to joining the board, Pennino was elected to three terms on the Vienna Town Council, serving as vice mayor during one of those terms. Additionally, Pennino took a leadership role in developing the planned community of Reston, as well as embracing low-cost housing adjacent to her office.

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Scope and Content

The Martha Pennino Collection documents Pennino's career on Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Within the collection there are photographs, information from different projects that Martha Pennino worked on during her career and memorabilia that Martha Pennino collected during and after her career. The collection is dated from the early 1960s to 2005.

Series one is organized in alphabetical order. This collection is mostly paperwork relating to different projects, such as subsidizing, transportation, and the Reston Community Association. The series is dated from 1971-1990.

Series two is comprised of newsclippings. They are organized chronologically by month and year. The newsclipping cover Martha Pennino career such as Pennino's campaigns, re-elections and community meetings. The series is dated from 1960-1989.

Series three includes photographs that document Martha Pennino's career. The photographs show Martha Pennino campaigning, attending receptions and meeting with well know politicians including President Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy. The series is dated from 1960-1985.

Series four is memorabilia that Martha Pennino collected. Items in this series include awards from different organizations such as Fox Mill Communities Preservation Association and Vienna Little League. Also in the collection is a telegram from President Jimmy Carter and a letter from John Glenn. The series is dated from 1960-2005.

Series five is oversize. It includes three boxes of memorabilia from Martha Pennino. Included are posters and awards given to Martha Pennino. The series is dated from 1960-1992.

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Arrangement

Organized into 5 series.

Series 1: Subject Files, 1971-1990 (Boxes 1-12)
Series 2: Newsclippings, 1960-1989 (Boxes 12-18)
Series 3: Photographs, 1960-1985 (Box 19)
Series 4: Memorabilia, 1960-2005 (Boxes 20-22)
Series 5: Oversize, 1960-1992 (Boxes 23-25)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

The Special Collections and Archives 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

Persons:

Pennino, Martha, 1918-2004.

Corporate Names:

Fairfax County (Va.). Board of Supervisors.

Geographical Names:

Fairfax County (Va.)--Politics and government.
Reston (Va.)

Subjects:

Housing--Virginia--Fairfax County.
Local government--Virginia--Fairfax County.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Martha Pennino papers, Accession #C0146, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Martha Pennino in September 1992.

Processing Information

The Pennino papers were originally attached to the larger Planned Community Archives collection currently in the Special Collections and Archives. The Pennino papers from the Planned Community Archives collection was then combined with the Martha Pennino Memorabilia collection, a separate collection relating to Martha Pennino. In 2009 the documents were removed and organized into a separate collection still housed in the Special Collections and Archives at George Mason University Libraries. The old box and folder numbers are also included as part of the new arrangement.

Processed in January 2009 by Emily Martin. EAD markup completed in January 2009 by Emily Martin.

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Contents List

Series 1: Subject Files, 1970-1991
This is the largest series in the collection and is organized in alphabetic order. In the series there is information on subsidizing housing, transportation, rezoning and other items relating to the work that Martha Pennino did while a member of the Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County.
Box Folder
1 1 Bowman Distillery, 1979
244.3
2 Bowman Distillery, 1985
244.2
3 Bowman Distillery, 1989
244.1
3 Buses: Reston Community Buses, 1972-1980
252.4
4 Buses: Reston Community Buses, 1972-1980
252.5
5 Buses: Reston Community Buses, 1972-1980
252.6
6 Buses: Reston Community Buses, 1980-1984
252.7
7 Buses: Reston Community Buses, 1980-1984
252.8
8 Buses: Reston Internal Bus System, 1977-1978
253.3
9 Buses: Reston Internal Bus System, 1985
253.2
Box Folder
2 1 Buses: Reston Internal Bus System, 1990
253.1
2 Economic Impact of Reston on County, 1986
250.3
3 Embry Rucker Shelter, 1989
248.1
1. Dedication Ceremony - Embry Rucker Shelter for the Homeless, May 3, 1989
Image
2. Dedication Lake Anne Elementary School, April 30, 1967
Image
Box Folder
2 4 Fox Mill/Stonegate, 1976
254.4
5 Fox Mill/Stonegate, 1977
254.3
6 Fox Mill/Stonegate, 1985
254.2
7 Island Walk Subsidized Housing, 1984
245.1
Box Folder
3 1 Island Walk Subsidized Housing, 1985
244.4
2 Island Walk Subsidized Housing, 1985
244.7
3 Island Walk Subsidized Housing, 1985
244.8
4 Island Walk Subsidized Housing, 1988
244.6
5 Island Walk Subsidized Housing, 1990
244.5
6 Parcel 5-A, 1972
250.1
7 Parcel 5-A, 1973
250.2
8 Parcel 12-B Waterford Apartments, 1978
246.5
Box Folder
4 1 Parcel 12-A, 1978
249.7
2 Parcel 12-B Waterford Apartments, 1989
246.4
3 Plat Showing Street Dedication of Fairfax Parkway, 1984
253.4
4 Reston Community Association, 1970
249.4
5 Reston Community Association, 1981
249.6
6 Reston Community Association, 1984
249.5
7 Reston Community Center, 1979
248.5
8 Reston Community Center, 1981
248.7
Box Folder
5 1 Reston Community Center, 1983
248.6
2 Reston Community Center, 1988
248.2
3 Reston Community Center, 1990
245.6
4 Reston Community Center, 1991
245.5
5 Reston Governance, 1988
250.8
6 Reston Governance, 1988
250.9
Box Folder
6 1 Reston Governance, 1988
251.9
2 Reston Governance, 1989
250.7
3 Reston Master Plan, 1970s
250.4
4 Reston Master Plan, 1970s
250.5
5 Reston Master Plan and Transportation Plan, 1970s
250.6
6 Reston Planned Community Zone, 1985
255.4
7 Rezoning, 1980-1981
255.1
8 Rezoning, 1982-1983
255.2
Box Folder
7 1 Rezonings, 1984-1985
255.3
2 Russian Statue, 1988
247.1
3 Russian Statue, 1988
247.2
4 Russian Statue, 1988
247.3
5 Russian Statue, 1988
247.5
6 Russian Statue, 1990
247.4
7 Sister City: Nyeri, Kenya, 1984
247.8
Box Folder
8 1 Sister City: Nyeri, Kenya, 1985
247.7
1. Reston/Nyeri Sister City Committee Report to Reston Community Association, April 22, 1985
Image
Box Folder
8 2 Sister City: Nyeri, Kenya, 1988
247.6
1. Reston - Nyeria Sister City Program, June 19, 1986
Image
Box Folder
8 3 Stonegate, 1988
251.6
4 Stonegate, 1988
251.7
5 Stonegate, 1988
251.8
6 Stonegate, 1988
252.1
7 Stonegate, 1988
252.2
8 Stonegate, 1988
252.3
9 Stonegate Task Force, 1991
251.1
Box Folder
9 1 Street Lights, 1985
249.3
2 Street Lights, 1987
249.2
3 Street Lights, 1988
249.1
4 Street Lights, 1989
248.8
5 Subsidized Housing: Fox Mill/Stonegate, 1975
248.4
6 Subsidized Housing: Fox Mill/Stonegate, 1980
248.2
7 Subsidized Housing: Fox Mill/Stonegate, 1982
248.3
8 Subsidized Housing: Miscellaneous, 1979
251.5
9 Subsidized Housing: Miscellaneous, 1986
251.3
Box Folder
10 1 Subsidized Housing: Miscellaneous, 1987
251.4
2 Symposium, 1985
251.2
3 Town Center, 1986
253.7
4 Town Center, 1990s
253.5
5 Town Center, 1991
253.6
6 Town Government: Incorporation, 1976
245.2
7 Town Government: Incorporation, 1976
245.3
8 Town Government: Incorporation, 1978
245.4
Box Folder
11 1 Transportation, 1985
243.3
2 Transportation, 1988
243.1
3 Transportation, 1988
243.2
4 Twentieth Anniversary, 1985
254.1
6. Reston 20th Anniversary Symposium Paper, May 1985
Image
Box Folder
11 5 Virginia Electric and Power Company: Power Outages, 1984
243.7
6 Virginia Electric and Power Company: Power Outages, 1986
243.6
7 Virginia Electric and Power Company: Power Outages, 1988
243.5
Box Folder
12 1 Virginia Electric and Power Company: Power Outages, 1991
243.4
2 Waterbridge, 1990
246.6
3 Wiehle Avenue Bridge, 1976
254.5
4 Wiehle Avenue Bridge, 1978
254.6
Series 2: Newsclippings, 1960-1989
This series is comprised of newsclippings over the course of Martha Pennino career. The newsclippings are in chronological order, organized by year. The newsclippings cover a variety of topics including campaigning and re-election.
Box Folder
12 5 Newsclippings, 1960s
256.9
6 Newsclippings, 1966
256.7
7 Newsclippings, 1967
256.6
8 Newsclippings, 1968
256.1
9 Newsclippings, 1968
256.2
Box Folder
13 1 Newsclippings, 1968
256.3
2 Newsclippings, 1968
256.4
3 Newsclippings, 1968
256.5
4 Newsclippings, 1969
256.8
5 Newsclippings, 1969
257.1
6 Newsclippings, 1969
257.2
7 Newsclippings, 1969
257.3
8 Newsclippings, 1969
257.4
9 Newsclippings, 1970
257.5
10 Newsclippings, 1970
257.6
11 Newsclippings, 1970
257.7
12 Newsclippings, 1970
257.8
Box Folder
14 1 Newsclippings, 1971
258.1
2 Newsclippings, 1971
258.2
3 Newsclippings, 1971
258.3
4 Newsclippings, 1971
258.4
5 Newsclippings, 1972
258.5
6 Newsclippings, 1972
258.6
7 Newsclippings, 1972
258.7
8 Newsclippings, 1972
258.8
9 Newsclippings, 1973
259.1
10 Newsclippings, 1973
259.2
11 Newsclippings, 1973
259.3
12 Newsclippings, 1973
259.4
13 Newsclippings, 1973
259.5
Box Folder
15 1 Newsclippings, 1973
259.6
2 Newsclippings, 1974
259.7
3 Newsclippings, 1974
259.8
4 Newsclippings, 1975
260.1
5 Newsclippings, 1975
260.2
6 Newsclippings, 1975
260.3
7 Newsclippings, 1975
260.4
8 Newsclippings, 1975
260.5
Box Folder
16 1 Newsclippings, 1976
261.1
2 Newsclippings, 1976
261.2
3 Newsclippings, 1976
261.3
4 Newsclippings, 1976
261.4
5 Newsclippings, 1976
261.5
6 Newsclippings, 1976
261.6
7 Newsclippings, 1977
262.1
8 Newsclippings, 1977
262.2
9 Newsclippings, 1977
262.3
10 Newsclippings, 1977
262.4
11 Newsclippings, 1977
262.5
12 Newsclippings, 1977
262.6
Box Folder
17 1 Newsclippings, 1977
262.7
2 Newsclippings, 1978
263.1
3 Newsclippings, 1978
263.2
4 Newsclippings, 1978
263.3
5 Newsclippings, 1979
263.4
6 Newsclippings, 1979
263.5
7 Newsclippings, 1979
263.6
8 Newsclippings, 1980
264.1
9 Newsclippings, 1981
264.2
10 Newsclippings, 1981
264.3
11 Newsclippings, 1982
264.4
Box Folder
18 1 Newsclippings, 1983
264.5
2 Newsclippings, 1983
264.6
3 Newsclippings, 1983
264.7
4 Newsclippings, 1984
264.1
5 Newsclippings, 1985
264.2
6 Newsclippings, 1986
264.3
7 Newsclippings, 1987
264.4
8 Newsclippings, 1988-1989
264.5
Series 3: Photographs, 1960-1985
This series is comprised of photographs that cover Martha Pennino entire career in Fairfax. Most of the photographs are of meetings, dedication ceremonies and receptions.
Box Folder
19 1 Campaigning, Board of Supervisors, John Glenn, 1960s-1970s
5.9
2 Wedding, Campaigning, Dedication Ceremonies, 1960s-1980s
5.6
3 Autograph from Thomson Hirst, Dedication Ceremonies, 1970s-1980s
5.9
4 Meetings, Receptions, Dedication Ceremonies, 1970s
5.11
5 Campaigning, Dedication Ceremonies, 1970s
5.10
6 Luncheon, Carnival, Board of Supervisors Meetings, 1974
5.1
7 Meeting, Ceremonies, includes President Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy, 1978
5.2
8 Groundbreaking, Ceremonies, Campaigning for Re-election, 1978
5.3
9 Martha Pennino and Gatherings, 1980s
5.5
10 Martha Pennino at Various Location, 1980s
5.8
11 Receptions, 1985
5.4
12 Washingtonian of the Year, 1985
5.12
Series 4: Memorabilia, 1960-2005
This series is comprised of memorabilia that Martha Pennino received during and after her career. Included in the collection are magazine articles and awards from different organizations in recognization for her work over the years.
Box Folder
20 1 Study for Martha Pennino (Block Print), 1974
3.2
2 Vienna Little League, 1975-1976
3.1
3 Golden Spike Ceremony , 1978
3.3
4 Northern Virginia Youth Services Coalition, 1987
3
5 Fox Mill Communities Preservation Association, 1991
3.4
6 Martha Pennino Portrait, 1980s
3.5
7 A Reception to HOnor Martha V. Pennino, 1991
3.6
8 Certificate of Appreciation, 1991
5.4
Box Folder
21 1 Women of the Year Martha V. Pennino, 1986
2.1
2 The Vienna Jaycees, 1987
2.2
3 James Madison High School, 1978
2.3
4 Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow with medal, 1978
2.4
Box Folder
22 1 Certificates of Appreciation, 1960-1990s
6.4
2 Walter Washington and Jack Nevius's Signatures, 1970s-1980s
6.14
3 Pins, 1970s-1980s
6.18
4 Cartoons, 1970s
6.3
5 Newsclippings, 1974
6.13
6 Campaign Brochure, 1975
6.10
7 Telegram from President Jimmy Carter, 1978
6.8
8 Fisher Reception, 1979
6.12
9 Reston 20th Anniversary Commendation, 1982
6.5
10 The Washingtonian Luncheon Invitation, 1982
6.11
11 Washingtonian of the Year, 1985
6.1
12 Transcript of a Portion of the Board of Supervisors Meeting , 1985
6.6
13 Remarks by Fairfax County Executive J. Hamilton Lambert to Northern Virginia Board of Realtors Strategic Planning Committee, 1986
6.17
14 AMC Cancer Research Center Roast, 1986
6.2
15 Letter from Annie and John Glenn, 1986
6.9
16 Letter from George P. Shultz, 1988
6.16
17 Magazines, 1986-1989
6.7
18 Martha Pennino Reston Post Office Building Dedication Ceremony, 2005
6.15
Series 5: Oversize, 1972-1992
This series includes 3 boxes. The oversized boxes are stored separate from the rest of the collection. The documents included are posters and awards that were given to Martha Pennino.
Box Folder
23 1 Pennino Tribute, 1992
399
2 Posters, 1980s
399
Box Folder
24 1 Bicentennial, 1976
1
2 Electoral Board of Fairfax County Certificate, 1975
1
3 Reston Community Association Recognization, 1970s
1
4 Electoral Board of Fairfax County Certificate, 1987
1
5 Electoral Board of Fairfax County Certificate, 1983
1
6 Board of Visitors of George Mason University, 1989
1
7 Cartoon, 1977
1
8 Washingtonian Plat, 1985
1
9 Toastmasters International Communication Achievement Award, 1985
1
10 Resolution from the Medical Staff, Board of Trustees and Administration of Reston Hospital Center in honor of Martha V. Pennino, 1989
1
11 Framed Virginia Review, 1989
1
Box Folder
25 1 Photograph, Fairfax County Park Services, 1972
2
2 Photograph, Martha Pennino and President Jimmy Carter, 1970s
2
3 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Award, 1978
2
4 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Award, 1972
2
5 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Award, 1973
2
6 Tom Bradley Regional Leadership Award, 1985
2
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