Historic Alexandria Foundation Records Finding Aid MS070

Historic Alexandria Foundation Records Finding Aid MS070


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS070
Title
Historic Alexandria Foundation Records (MS070)1949-2018
Quantity
2.13 Cubic Feet, 6 boxes
source
Cox, Ethelyn, 1908-1988
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Kabler, Dorothy, 1918-2017
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Kabler, William
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Bryant, J. C. Herbert ((John Carlyle Herbert)), 1909-1983
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Joynt, John Howard
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Norris, Hannon E. (Hannon Edwards), 1898-1962
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Mourot, Arthur J., Dr. (Arthur James), 1904-1998
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Historic Alexandria Foundation Records, MS070, Alexandria Library, Local History and Special Collections, Alexandria, Virginia.


Biographical / Historical

The Historic Alexandria Foundation (HAF) is an organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving Alexandria's historic architecture. Initiated by members of the Alexandria Association, HAF obtained a charter from the State of Virginia in 1954.

Most of the earliest records originally belonged to Delos H. Smith, a charter member of HAF and its Board of Trustees. He also served on the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review from 1946 to 1953 and on the Old Town Civic Association Survey Committee.

Other early papers were collected by Magnum Weeks, a founding member, early president, and continuing director of HAF. Weeks also was a charter member of the Alexandria Association and a life member of the Alexandria Library Company.

Later papers in this collection relate to William Francis Smith's tenure as secretary and president of HAF. W. F. Smith is a retired banker who currently serves the community on the Alexandria Library Board, in the Alexandria Library Company, and as a local historian.

Content Description

Reports, minutes, correspondence, and surveys documenting HAF's formation, relationships to other volunteer organizations, and more than three decades of HAF's preservation projects and concerns. HAF also plaqued historic properties, sponsored the Alexandria Antique Show, and funded preservation grants. In addition, files of correspondence, programs, and publications from other historic preservation projects provide evidence for the history of preservation not only in Alexandria, but as a national movement during the late 1950's and early 1960's. Leaders in Alexandria' preservation movement appear in these records: Ethelyn Cox, Dorothy Kabler, William Kabler, J. C. Herbert Bryant, Howard Joynt, Hannon E. Norris, and Arthur J. Mourot. Among the historic sites documented are Lloyd House, Ramsey House, the McGuire House/Lyceum, Gadsby's Tavern, Carlyle House, the Alexandria Academy, and the 500 block of King Street. Other organizations mentioned include the Alexandria Association, the Gadsby's Tavern Society, the American Legion, the Alexandria Tourist Council, the Board of Architectural Review, the Alexandria Heritage Foundation, the Alexandria Historic Restoration and Preservation Commission, the Building Code Board of Appeals, and the Old Town Civic Association.

Arrangement

By function and subject, thereunder chronologically.

Related Material

Ethelyn Cox Collection (MS287)

Publications: Cox's 1976 book, Historic Alexandria, Virginia, Street by Street, also resulted from HAF's survey projects. Catalogs from the Alexandria Antique Shows (1984 to the present) document HAF's relationship with that event. Alexandria Academy Building research.

Vertical Files: Clippings and articles related to HAF as well as the HAF periodical, The Plaque, published since 1984.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Alexandria Academy
  • Bryant, J. C. Herbert ((John Carlyle Herbert)), 1909-1983
  • Carlyle House (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Cox, Ethelyn, 1908-1988
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Historic Alexandria Foundation
  • Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Alexandria -- Conservation and restoration.
  • Joynt, John Howard
  • Kabler, Dorothy, 1918-2017
  • Kabler, William
  • Lloyd House
  • Lyceum (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Mourot, Arthur J., Dr. (Arthur James), 1904-1998
  • Norris, Hannon E. (Hannon Edwards), 1898-1962
  • The Alexandria Association

Existence and Location of Originals

These records are often copies. The Historic Alexandria Foundation has working files of its own which may include the originals.


Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Bryant, J. C. Herbert ((John Carlyle Herbert)), 1909-1983
  • Cox, Ethelyn, 1908-1988
  • Joynt, John Howard
  • Kabler, Dorothy, 1918-2017
  • Kabler, William
  • Mourot, Arthur J., Dr. (Arthur James), 1904-1998
  • Norris, Hannon E. (Hannon Edwards), 1898-1962

Container List

Series I: Reports and By-Laws
  • Text box: 1 folder: 1
    HAF Annual Reports
    1968-1981
  • Text box: 1 folder: 2
    HAF Bylaws
    1950-1987
  • Text box: 1 folder: 3
    HAF Certificate of Incorporation
    1950-1987
  • Text box: 1 folder: 4
    HAF Committee Reports - Committee on Defining Structures
    1955
  • Text box: 1 folder: 5
    HAF Committee Reports - Membership Committee
    1958
  • Text box: 1 folder: 6
    HAF Committee Reports - Planning Committee
    1988
  • Text box: 1 folder: 7
    HAF Committee Reports - Preservation Committee
    1954
  • Text box: 1 folder: 8
    HAF Committee Reports - Research Committee
    195?
  • Text box: 1 folder: 9
    HAF Committee Reports - Survey Committee
    1955-1961
Series II: Correspondence
  • Text box: 1 folder: 10
    HAF Correspondence
    1951-1955
  • Text box: 1 folder: 11
    HAF Correspondence
    1956
  • Text box: 1 folder: 12
    HAF Correspondence
    1957
  • Text box: 1 folder: 13
    HAF Correspondence
    1958
  • Text box: 1 folder: 14
    HAF Correspondence
    1959
  • Text box: 1 folder: 15
    HAF Correspondence
    1960
  • Text box: 1 folder: 16
    HAF Correspondence
    1961
  • Text box: 1 folder: 17
    HAF Correspondence
    1962-1963
  • Text box: 1 folder: 18
    HAF Correspondence
    1988
Series III: Membership and Minutes
  • Text box: 1 folder: 19
    HAF Membership lists
    1957-1992
  • Text box: 1 folder: 20
    HAF Membership Program
    1956
  • Text box: 1 folder: 21
    HAF Memos from President to Members
    1958-1988
  • Text box: 2 folder: 1
    HAF Minutes
    1955-1961
  • Text box: 2 folder: 2
    HAF Minutes
    1983-1985
  • Text box: 2 folder: 3
    HAF Minutes
    1986-1987
  • Text box: 2 folder: 4
    HAF Minutes
    1988-1989
  • Text box: 2 folder: 5
    HAF Treasurer's Reports
    1982-1991
Series IV: Miscellaneous
  • Text box: 2 folder: 6
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show
    1988-1989
  • Text box: 2 folder: 7
    HAF on Gadsby Renewal
    1961-1962
  • Text box: 2 folder: 8
    Urban Renewal
    1962-1965
  • Text box: 2 folder: 9
    Urban Renewal - High Rise Apartments
    1960
  • Text box: 2 folder: 10
    HAF Chart
    1961-1962
  • Text box: 2 folder: 11
    HAF Plaques
    1982-1995
  • Text box: 2 folder: 12
    HAF Preservation Fund and Grants
    198?
  • Text box: 2 folder: 13
    HAF Printed Material
  • Graphic Materials box: 2 folder: 14
    HAF Seal
  • Text box: 2 folder: 15
    HAF Petitions & Resolutions
    1956-1961
  • Text box: 2 folder: 16
    HAF Statement
    1954?
  • Text box: 2 folder: 17
    HAF Statement on Generalized Land Use & Thoroughfare Plan
    1962
  • Text box: 2 folder: 18
    HAF Clippings
    1954-1977
  • Text box: 2 folder: 19
    Historic Building Inventories
    1949-1952
  • Text box: 2 folder: 20
    HAF Architectural Survey of North Washington Street
    1956
  • Text box: 2 folder: 21
    HAF Historic Building Census
    1958-1959
  • Text box: 2 folder: 22
    HAF Historic Building Inventory/Survey
    1959-1960
  • Text box: 2 folder: 23
    HAF Historic Building Survey
    1962
  • Text box: 2 folder: 24
    HAF Historic Buildings, King Street, 205-207, McGuire House, Christmas Tour
  • Text box: 3 folder: 1
    Notes
    1949-1960
  • Text box: 3 folder: 2
    HAF Contacts and References
    1951-1962
  • Text box: 3 folder: 3
    Scribners Magazines - Model Towns
    1912
  • Text box: 3 folder: 4
    Flyers and Clippings - Preservation
    1950-1962
  • Text box: 3 folder: 5
    National Trust Bylaws
    1956-1961
  • Text box: 3 folder: 6
    National Trust Annual Reports
    1957-1961
  • Text box: 3 folder: 7
    National Trust Meetings
    1957-1962
  • Text box: 3 folder: 8
    National Trust Press Releases
    1953-1958
  • Text box: 3 folder: 9
    National Trust Publications
    1958-1962
  • Text box: 3 folder: 10
    Preservation News
    1961-1962
  • Text box: 3 folder: 11
    Alexandria Academy Project
    1987-1988
  • Text box: 3 folder: 12
    Alexandria Association Records
    1954-1962
  • Text box: 3 folder: 13
    Alexandria City Council - Ordinances & Resolutions
    1957-1961
  • Text box: 3 folder: 14
    Alexandria Heritage Foundation Bylaws & Certificate of Incorporation
  • Text box: 3 folder: 15
    Alexandria Historical Restoration & Preservation Commission Records
    1962-1965
  • Text box: 3 folder: 16
    Alexandria Tourist Council
    1961-1964
  • Text box: 3 folder: 17
    Board of Architectural Review Minutes
    1946-1962
  • Text box: 3 folder: 18
    Building Code Board of Appeals
  • Text box: 3 folder: 19
    Carlyle House
  • Text box: 3 folder: 20
    Gadsby's Tavern Society
    1952
  • Text box: 3 folder: 21
    Old Town Civic Association
    1953-1957
  • Mixed Materials Oversize Box: 4 folder: 1
    HAF Records: Architecture Survey of Washington Street
  • Mixed Materials Oversize Box: 4 folder: 2
    Maps related to Gadsby's Urban Development Project
  • Mixed Materials Oversize Box: 4 folder: 3
    St. Augustine, Florida, Newspaper
  • Text box: 5 folder: 1
    HAF membership file
    1963-1970
Series V: Antique Show Catalogs
  • Text box: 6 folder: 1
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1988
  • Text box: 6 folder: 2
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1989
  • Text box: 6 folder: 3
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1990
  • Text box: 6 folder: 4
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1991
  • Text box: 6 folder: 5
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1992
  • Text box: 6 folder: 6
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1993
  • Text box: 6 folder: 7
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1994
  • Text box: 6 folder: 8
    Historic Alexandria Antiques Show Catalogue
    1995