RG 118: Parkway Citizens Association Records, 1938-1991

Collection Number
RG 118
Scope and Content
Record Group 118 contains part of the history of the Parkway Citizens Association dating from before World War II until the last decade of the 20th Century. The association, first known as the Maywood-Woodmont Improvement League, and later as the Thrifton Village Improvement League, took its present name in 1943. This collection contains materials from 1938 to 1991. In most of the files the records are scattered, and contain a range of materials, such as correspondence, newsletters, agendas and minutes, committee reports, county notices and state materials. There are 14 photographic prints and one unprinted negative noted in the Box Listing.

Among the major concerns of the association during these years were: zoning, including development of the Hendry Tract; uses for the Woodmont School building; the redesign of Lorcom Lane; community improvement and security; airport traffic and noise; and the building of Route I-66. This collection presently measures 14 linear feet, and is open to future accessions.
Arrangement and Description
Record Group 118 is arranged by subject and by year as far as possible. The first two boxes contain records of cooperative efforts with the Arlington County Civic Association. The notebooks in Series 15, listed by year, were originally in scrapbook form, and contain a large proportion of newspaper clippings. Oversize drawings and maps are listed at the end of the arrangement, are filed separately. There are 14 photographic prints and one unprinted negative noted in the arrangement.
William Nolden of the Parkway Citizens Association donated these records to the library in May 2001.
There are no research restrictions on Record Group 118.