City and Regional Planning Archives
The Progressive Cities and Neighborhood Planning Collection is part of the City and Regional Planning Archives in the Cornell University Library. This larger grouping is documented in “Urban America: Documenting the Planners,” by Elaine D. Engst and H. Thomas Hickerson, catalogue for a 1985 exhibition at the Olin Library. The relevant collections and papers are listed in the Documentation Newsletter, Cornell University Libraries, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Vol. XVI, No. 1 (Spring 1990), “Collections on City and Regional Planning,” pp. 8-23, which lists some 170 separate collections acquired by that date.
Of particular relevance to the Progressive Cities and Neighborhood Planning collection are the papers of Charles Abrams, Paul Davidoff, and Walter Thabit. The Abrams collection has received extensive documentation. See Charles Abrams, “Papers and Files – A Guide to the Microfilm Publication.” (Ithaca, NY: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1975).
The Collection is hosted by the Division of Rare and Manuscripts Collections of the Cornell University Library, and we are grateful for the expertise and assistance of Director Elaine Engst and the RMC staff. Creation of the Online Catalogue references was the work of CRP research assistant Janine Cuneo, and its insertion into electronic form was directed by Eleanor Brown of the RMC.
We have been assisted by many others inside and outside of Cornell University. At Cornell, we had support from the Department of City and Regional Planning, The Graduate School, and the Clarence S. Stein Fund. Graduate research assistant Crystal Lackey managed student work in CRP 649 and a later field excursion to Burlington, VT, and we had significant effort from the members of that class: Prajakta Kasbekar, Adeline Kooi, Daniel Pearlstein, Matt Ricchiaszzi, Shigeru Tanaka, and Jonathan Thompson. We received important materials from Derek Shearer and Lee Webb and other assistance from Marie Kennedy, Peter Dreier, Louise Simmons, Susan Turner Meiklejohn, Laursa Wolf-Powers, and Ronald Shiffman. There are many others we have not named.
At Cornell University
At Other Institutions
The Collection and The Project are the joint effort of Pierre Clavel and Ken Reardon of Cornell’s Department of City and Regional Planning. The Progressive Cities and Neighborhood Planning web pages were written by Pierre Clavel.