A Guide to the James M. Scott Papers, 1975-1981 James M. Scott Papers MSS 06-62

A Guide to the James M. Scott Papers, 1975-1981

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 06-62


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 06-62
Title
The James M. Scott Papers, 1975-1981
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Creator
Scott, James M. (1938-2017)
Language
English
Abstract
The James M. Scott Papers consist of 0.5 linear feet, spanning the years 1975 to 1981, during Scott’s time with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The files consist of correspondence, reports, and documents related to local land use regulations, fiscal management in Northern Virginia counties, national urban policy, sewer service rates in Fairfax County, and water supply management in Metropolitan Washington.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information.

Preferred Citation

James M. Scott Papers, MSS 06-62, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Merrily Peirce on December 23, 2003. Files came from Chairman Kate Hanley’s office who inherited the files of her predecessor, James M. Scott. Scott’s files were later purged with the exception of these papers.

Processing Information

Katie Daughtry, December 2019
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2019

Historical and Biographical Information

James “Jim” Martin Scott was born on June 11, 1938 in Galax, Virginia. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English in 1960 and a M.A. in English in 1965, Scott briefly worked as a high school teacher for Arlington Public Schools. He then went on to work for several community organizations including United Planning Organization, Fairfax Community Action Program, and Washington Suburban Institute.

In 1972, Jim Scott was elected to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors where he served until 1984. During this time Scott was also involved in several civic organizations, serving on the Executive Board of the Virginia Association of Counties and on the Community Resources Policy Committee for the Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments. He then worked for Inova Health Systems before running for delegate in 1991. For the remainder of his career, Scott served as Virginia State Delegate for the 53rd District of Virginia for 22 years from 1991 to 2013. In 2017, Scott passed away in Springfield, VA due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

Scope and Content

The James M. Scott Papers consist of 0.5 linear feet, spanning the years 1975 to 1981, during Scott’s time with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The files consist of correspondence, reports, and documents related to local land use regulations, fiscal management in Northern Virginia counties, national urban policy, sewer service rates in Fairfax County, and water supply management in Metropolitan Washington.


Index Terms

  • Fairfax County (Va.) -- Officials and employees
  • Fairfax County (Va.) -- Politics and government
  • Fairfax County (Va.). Board of Supervisors
  • Scott, James M. (1938-2017)

Container List

Amendment of Local Land Use Regulation, Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance [Correspondence and Legislation], 1981 . 1, Box 1, Folder
Fairfax County Park Authority, Highlights for 1975, 1975 . 1, Box 2, Folder
Fiscal Management - Virginia Association of Counties, Memorandums, 1976 . 1, Box 3, Folder
Fiscal Management - Virginia Association of Counties and Virginia Municipal League, Correspondence and Related Documents, 1981, Undated . 1, Box 4, Folder
Fiscal Management - Legislation Affecting Local Government, Virginia Municipal League, 1981 . 1, Box 5, Folder
Fiscal Management - Statewide Salary Survey, Virginia Municipal League, 1981 . 1, Box 6, Folder
Fiscal Management - Local Government Financial Management Capacity Sharing Program Plan [Draft], 1981 May . 1, Box 7, Folder
National Urban Policy, Correspondence and Final Report of the Urban and Regional Policy Group, 1978 . 1, Box 8, Folder
Sewer Service Rates - County of Fairfax Board of Supervisors, Correspondence and Memorandums, 1976-1978 . 1, Box 9, Folder
Sewer Service Rates - Newspaper Clippings, 1977-1981 . 1, Box 10, Folder
Water Supply - Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Meeting Minutes and Regional Report, 1978 . 1, Box 11, Folder
Water Supply - Metropolitan Washington Water Resources Planning Board, Reports on Potomac River Pollution and Sampling, 1979-1980 . 1, Box 12, Folder
Water Supply - Metropolitan Washington Water Supply Emergency Agreement, Testimony and Remarks by James M. Scott, 1979 . 1, Box 13, Folder
Water Supply - Metropolitan Washington Water Supply Emergency Agreement, 1979 October 25 . 1, Box 14, Folder
Water Supply - Guidebook for Screening Urban Nonpoint Pollution Management Strategies [Draft Copy], 1979 November . 1, Box 15, Folder
Water Supply - Metropolitan Washington Water Resources Planning Board, Proposed Resolution and Amendments to Federal Clean Water Act, 1980-1981 . 1, Box 16, Folder