A Guide to the John K. Pickens Papers, 1964-1976 Pickens, John K., Papers 57

A Guide to the John K. Pickens Papers, 1964-1976

A Collection in
Alexandria Library
Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 57


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Processed by: Julie Johnson, 1991

Repository
Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
57
Title
John K. Pickens Papers 1964-1976
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes, 57A-57D (1.6 linear feet)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

John K. Pickens Papers, Accession #57, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Colonel Bernard Brenman, July 1981.

Alternative Form Available

Alexandria Archaeology has photocopies of this collection.

Biographical/Historical Information

John K. Pickens, Alexandria lawyer and city councilman, was instrumental in beginning formal archaeological studies in Alexandria. The studies began in the mid-1960s, under Richard (Dick) Muzzrole of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1975, the Alexandria Archaeology Commission (the AAC) was formed with John Pickens as chairman. Following Muzzrole's resignation as City Archaeologist in December 1975, the AAC began a search for his replacement.

Scope and Content

The collection contains organizational records of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission as well as correspondence with the Smithsonian Institution prior to the 1975 formation of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission. Clippings, research notes and archaeology notes are included as well. Topics include: formation of the Alexandria Archaeology Commission, archaeological digs along King Street, research on the Henry Piercy family, and area merchants.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into the following series:

Series I: Organizational Records (1964-1976) - Chronological by year
Series II: Clippings (1958-1976) - Chronological by year
Series III: Archaeology notes - Alphabetical by topic
Series IV: Research - Alphabetical by topic
Series V: Subject File - Alphabetical by topic
Series VI: Correspondence - Alphabetical by writer and then chronologically within each
Series VII: Printed Matter - Chronological by year
Series VIII: Miscellaneous

Related Material

Restricted subseries of correspondence.

Separated Material

Twenty-one (21) photoprints transferred to the photograph collection. Two (2) clay artifacts transferred to Alexandria Archaeology.


Index Terms

  • Alexandria Archaeology
  • Archaeology - Virginia - Alexandria
  • Muzzrole, Richard
  • Piercy family

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Voges, Nettie Allen. "Alexandria Digs up its Past, Part 4." Old Alexandria: Where America's Past is Present, McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1975.

Bibliography

Voges, Nettie Allen. "Alexandria Digs up its Past, Part 4." Old Alexandria: Where America's Past is Present, McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1975.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Muzzrole, Richard
  • Voges, Nettie Allen.

Contents List

Organizational Records, 1964-1976. 57A:1-10, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records, 1964-1974.. 57A:1, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records, 1971.. 57A:2, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records, 1974.. 57A:3, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records, 1975.. 57A:4, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records, 1975.. 57A:5, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records, 1976.. 57A:6, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records - Committee of One Hundred, 1972.. 57A:7, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records - Committee of One Hundred, 1973.. 57A:8, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records - Council of Virginia Archaeology, 1975 and undated.. 57A:9, Box-folder
  • Organizational Records - Council of Virginia Archaeology, 1976.. 57A:10, Box-folder
Clippings, 1958-1976. 57A:11-26, Box-folder
  • Clippings - Gaithersburg Gazette,June 3, 1965.. 57A:11, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1966.. 57A:12, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1967.. 57A:13, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1968.. 57A:14, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1969.. 57A:15, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1970.. 57A:16, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1971.. 57A:17, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1972.. 57A:18, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1973.. 57A:19, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1974.. 57A:20, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1975.. 57A:21, Box-folder
  • Clippings, 1976.. 57A:22, Box-folder
  • Clippings - The Virginia Gazette,Visitor's Guide to Williamsburg,1976.. 57A:23, Box-folder
  • Clippings - Richard Muzzrole, 1958-1976.. 57A:24, Box-folder
  • Clippings - John K. Pickens, 1976.. 57A:25, Box-folder
  • Clippings, undated.. 57A:26, Box-folder
Archaeology Notes, 1971-1976. 57B, Box
  • Archaeology Notes - Carlyle House, 1973-1976.. 57B:1, Box-folder
  • Archaeology Notes - Fairfax Street.. 57B:2, Box-folder
  • Archaeology Notes - 300 Block King Street, 1971-1974.. 57B:3, Box-folder
  • Archaeology Notes - 300 Block King Street, Preliminary Working Drawings, 1971-1972.. 57B:4, Box-folder
  • Archaeology Notes - 400 Block King Street, 1975.. 57B:5, Box-folder
  • Archaeology Notes - 300 and 400 Blocks King Street, 1974.. 57B:6, Box-folder
Research. 57B:7-13; 57C:1-7, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes and Papers on Apprenticeships.. 57B:7, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes and Papers on Fires.. 57B:8, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Merchants, 1800-1850.. 57B:9, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Merchants.. 57B:10, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Merchants.. 57B:11, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Pages from Early (1806) Merchant's Ledger.. 57B:12, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Old Dominion Glass Works.. 57B:13, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Piercy and Potters.. 57C:1, Box-folder
  • Research - Correspondence on Piercy.. 57C:2, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes and Correspondence on Christian Piercy.. 57C:3, Box-folder
  • Research - Papers on Henry Piercy, 1976.. 57C:4, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Piercy family.. 57C:5, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on Piercy family.. 57C:6, Box-folder
  • Research - Notes on paper, the press, and printing in Alexandria.. 57C:7, Box-folder
Subject File. 57C:8-22; 57D:1-13, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Alexandria Gazette.. 57C:8, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Alexandria map, negative copy.. 57C:9, Box-folder
  • Subject File - 100 Block North Alfred Street, 1973.. 57C:10, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Annexation of a Portion of Arlington County...in 1915.. 57C:11, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Archaeology, Canal and Lyceum, 1969, 1974.. 57C:12, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Richard Arell and Arell's Tavern.. 57C:13, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Art and Antiques Newsletter by Bettie Wysor, Town and Country, 1972.. 57C:14, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Assurance Forms, Royal, King, Fairfax, Prince Streets, 1797-1827.. 57C:15, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Banking in Alexandria.. 57C:16, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Cabinet Makers, 1972.. 57C:17, Box-folder
  • Subject File - The City of Alexandria--One Time Capital of Virginia, by Robert Nelson Anderson.. 57C:18, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Deed Books.. 57C:19, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Disposition Maps.. 57C:20, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Early New England Pottery by Laura Woodside Watkins, 1966.. 57C:21, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Gadsby's Tavern, 1975-1976.. 57C:22, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Gunston Hall, Docents' Study Papers.. 57D:1, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Gunston Hall, report by J. Everette Fauber, Jr., AIA.. 57D:2, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Gunston Hall, report by Grigg, Wood & Browne, AIA.. 57D:3, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Gunston Hall, report by Richard Muzzrole.. 57D:4, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Gunston hall, report by Alain C. Outlaw, 1973.. 57D:5, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Robert H. McNulty reports, 1970.. 57D:6, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Pearlware: forgotten milestone of English ceramic history by Ivor Noel-Hume, 1969.. 57D:7, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Potters.. 57D:8, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Privies and Wells.. 57D:9, Box-folder
  • Subject File - 112 South Royal Street.. 57D:10, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Sailing Ships.. 57D:11, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Sennewald Biography Material.. 57D:12, Box-folder
  • Subject File - Silversmiths.. 57D:13, Box-folder
Correspondence. 57D:14-15, Box-folder
  • Correspondence - Ivor and Audrey Noel-Hume, 1962-1976.. 57D:14, Box-folder
  • Correspondence - Smithsonian Institution, 1965-1976.. 57D:15, Box-folder
Printed Matter. 57D:16-17, Box-folder
  • Printed Matter - The Government of the District of Columbia, two issues of Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1938-1966.. 57D:16, Box-folder
  • Printed Matter - The Alexandrian Magazine, September 1976.. 57D:17, Box-folder
Miscellaneous. 57D:18, Box-folder
  • Miscellaneous. 57D:18, Box-folder