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Correspondence, reports, blueprints, whiteprints, maps, pamphlets, monographs, and newspaper clippings mainly concerning his association (1922-1937) with John Nolen, the city planner of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his own consulting practice in Cambridge and Fayetteville, Ohio, on projects at Dubuque, Iowa; Little Rock, Arkansas; Roanoke, Virginia; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Georgia; Elizabethton, Tennessee; San Antonio, Texas; Milton, Massachusetts; and elsewhere; his chairmanship of the Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards and the Cambridge Planning Board; his state planning activities as consultant from the National Resources Planning Board for New Hampshire and Rhode Island, for the Maine State Planning Board, and the New England Regional Planning Commission; and his consulting work for agencies of the federal government, including the U.S. Housing Authority (1935-42), the Division of Defense Housing Coordination for the New England Region (1940-41), the Division of Urban Studies of the National Housing Agency (1942-44), and the Resettlement Administration for Greenhills, Ohio, where he was chief town planner (1935-37) and consultant after its sale by the government (1947-63).

Also included are letters, reports, notes, and other papers concerning his studies at Cornell University; his active and reserve service with the U.S. Army (1917-41); lectures he gave at Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Ohio State University; and his activities in professional organizations, in particular the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Also, briefs and depositions (1960-66) in the Greenhills Home Owners Corporation suit. The major correspondents are Jacob Crane Sr., John Nolen, Sr., and Bradford Williams; there are also occasional letters from Frederick Adams, Tracy B. Augur, Harland Bartholomew, Frederick Bigger, Arthur Comey, Earle S. Draper, Charles Eliot, Carl Feiss, Harold Lewis, Benton MacKaye, Howard K. Menhinick, Paul Oppermann, Ladislas Segoe, Clarence S. Stein, and Raymond Unwin.

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