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Collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, letterbooks, addresses, biographical data, diaries, scrapbooks, school notes and textbooks, syllabi, lectures and outlines, typescript papers and articles, printed material, policy directives, card files, sample contracts, projects files and reports, slides, photographs, negatives, plans, blueprints, drawings, charts, and maps relating to Nolen's work in city planning, preservation, survey projects, zoning, and extension programs. Includes records pertaining to Nolen's studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard; his work at the American Society for the Extension of University Teaching; consulting jobs; projects with the United States Housing Corporation, National Resources Committee, National Park Service, National Resources Planning Board, Federal Emergency Relief Administration of Public Works, Resettlement Administration, Department of the Interior, Division of Subsistence Homesteads, and various city and state agencies; and housing, parks, streets, railways, and water systems in Bridgeport, Conn., Charlotte, N.C., Clearwater, Clewiston, Sarasota, and Venice, Fla., Columbus, Ga., Johnson City and Kingsport, Tenn., La Crosse and Madison, Wis., Lancaster and Reading, Pa., Little Rock, Ark., Mariemont, Ohio, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Riverton, N.J., Roanoke, Va., Sacramento and San Diego, Calif., Boston, Mass., Spartanburg, S.C., Dubuque, Iowa; and other places.

Includes correspondence from the Marchioness of Aberdeen, Thomas Adams, Captain S.B. Alexander, Philip R. Allen, Charles B. Ball, Edward M. Bassett, G. Frank Beer, George A. Bellamy, Russell Van Nest Black, Joshua L. Brooks, Helen E. Chase, Charles E. Cheney, Richard S. Childs, Herbert C. Chivers, Carlos Contreras, David Cushman Coyle, Jacob L. Crane, Jr., J. Benjamin Dimmick, Earle Sumner Draper, Mrs. Thomas A. Edison, Richard T. Ely, Robert E. Ely, F.F. Feidler, Edward A. Filene, Henry Ford, James Ford, Philip W. Foster, Kenneth E. Franzheim, George B. Gallup, Patrick Geddes, Edward Howard Griggs, Harry Highland, N.J. Hoggson, B.W. Huebsch, John Ihlder, Mrs. C.B. La Monte, J.E. Latham, Nelson P. Lewis, Arthur MacArthur, George H. Maxwell, Richard Meinig, John Nolen, Jr., Irving C. Root, Mrs. Robert M. Seymour, Clarence Stein, Raymond Unwin, Claude G. Varn, Hale J. Walker, Frank B. Williams, George Zug, American Institute of Architects, Babson Institute, Advisory Committee on Housing (Boston), Boston Metropolitan Planning Commission, Cleveland City Plan Commission, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Guggenheim Foundation, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Welfare, Massachusetts City League, Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards, New England Council, New England Regional Planning Commission, New York Regional Plan Association, Philadelphia Regional Planning Federation, Russell Sage Foundation, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Also, "The Nolen Family Album: A Record of Five Generations 1835-1954," family history, compiled by John Nolen, Jr. and Barbara Nolen Strong, 1980.

Includes results of projects funded by John Nolen Research Fund, broadsides for Nolen exhibits and symposia, and other Nolen documentation.

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