City planning -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Collection 393
Overview Benjamin Baum (1913-1991) served as the chairperson of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area Study committee from 1955 through 1959. The Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area Study was an independent committee formed by the Grand Rapids Community Council to study the needs and problems of public services in the Grand Rapids metropolitan area. The committee was assigned to compile reports and make recommendations for the consolidation of services between the city and surrounding suburbs. The collection...
Dates: 1950-1959; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1958
Identifier: Collection 455
Overview The David G. Winter papers contain material on racial imbalance in schools in mid-century Grand Rapids, Michigan. Researchers of Civil Rights, segregation in education, neighborhoods, and the history of public schools in Grand Rapids would find this collection helpful. for Included are official reports, a dissertation, a photograph, maps, and articles by other researchers and the donor.
Dates: 1949-2015; Majority of material found within 1966
Harland Bartholomew architectural drawings and planning charts for the 1927 Grand Rapids, Michigan city plan
Identifier: Collection 115
Overview Harland Bartholomew (1889-1989) was a city planning expert from St. Louis, Missouri during the early part of the 20th century. In 1926, he was contracted by Charles Garfield, head of the Grand Rapids City Planning Department, to survey Grand Rapids and prepare a growth plan for the city. He prepared numerous drawings and based frm his findings the Planning Department produced a booklet titled, "Planning the Future of Your City: The Grand Rapids City Plan." Included in the collection are 35...
Identifier: Collection 414
Overview This collection, donated by Mrs. Richard H. Meade (Mary Robinson) consists of Grand Rapids Planning Comission minutes and reports from 1943-47; zoning maps and plans from 1934-60; articles of incorporation for the Metropolitan Planning Association and correspondences in regards to its founding; and copies of the "Metropolitan Planner" 1944-46.
Dates: 1934-1978; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1951
Identifier: Collection 389
Overview This collection contains the minutes of the Metropolitan Grand Rapids Planning Association in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Planning Association started in 1941. The most active years for the Association were 1943-1952. Its most notable achievement was the preliminary plans for the U.S. 131 Expressway.
Identifier: Collection 435
Overview This collection contains official records, maps, and agreements pertaining to the Michigan State Highway Department's construction of US 131 and the proposed changes to the existing railroads.
Dates: 1926-1962; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1962
Identifier: Collection 410
Overview Charles (1909-1998) and Eniz (c. 1911-1986) Rogers lived in the Buchanan Elementary school neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Mich. and were active in local civic affairs. This collection contains papers and newspaper clippings kept by them during the 1950s-1960s. Eniz and Charles were both active in the PTA at Buchanan school. Newspaper clippings and some papers document safety concerns due to the condition of the building, the hiring of the first school crossing guard in Grand Rapids...