City of Asheville, N.C.,
|Title||City of Asheville, N.C ., Historic Resources Commission Records|
|Alt Title||City of Asheville Records|
|Creator||City of Asheville, NC, Historic Resources Commission|
|Alt. creator||City of Asheville, NC, Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)|
|Alt. creator||City of Asheville, NC, Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC)|
|Subject Keyword||Maps, Asheville, NC ; Aerial photographs, Asheville, N.C. ; Julian Price ; City Watch magazine ; transportation ; transportation studies ; East End, Asheville ; Southside, Asheville ; East Riverside, Asheville ; East Riverside redevelopment ; Civic Redevelopment Project ; Asheville Redevelopment Commission ; Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, N.C. ; Asheville, NC ; housing authorities ; urban renewal ; city planning ; gentrification ; eminent domain ; maps ; streets ; roads ; gardens ; African-Americans ; community ; Southside ; Model Cities ; greenways ; social services ; Mountain Housing Opportunities ; municipal government ; politics and government ; highway planning ; apartments ; housing ; real property ; economic conditions ; land use ; economics ; urban planning ; civic improvement ; slums ; low income housing ; urban poor ; Asheville Model Cities Program ; city maps ; "City Watch" ; urban renewal publications ;|
Asheville (N.C.) -- History
Asheville (N.C.) -- Economic conditions
Asheville (N.C.) -- Politics and government
Asheville (N.C.) -- Planning
City and town life -- United States -- History -- 20th century
City planning -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Civic improvement -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Highway planning -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Housing -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Land use, Urban -- United States
Land use, Urban -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Municipal government -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Municipal services -- North Carolina Asheville (N.C.)
Real property -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Roads -- Design and construction -- Environmental aspects
Traffic engineering -- North Carolina -- Asheville
Urban policy -- North Carolina
Urban renewal -- North Carolina -- Asheville
consists of approximately four cubic feet of material deposited by the Historic
Resources Commission of Asheville and retrieved from material targeted for
disposal from old files held in the City Building, Asheville, NC.
Materials include large folios of early plat maps of Asheville; rolled oversized
maps of the city created in the 1960's and 1970's ; administrative records for Asheville’s Redevelopment Commission dating from around 1958 to 1970
; copies of "City Watch" a magazine created by Julian Price to bring
attention to areas of the city that needed attention ; as
well as the official records of Asheville’s Housing Authority from the late
1940s to the 1990s. The records in this collection pertain primarily to several
significant transportation projects and include very early charts regarding the
water authority ("Pink Beds" water project) ; also included are several
bridge and roadway projects within the city of Asheville, NC.
Administrative documents such as correspondence, contracts, reports, news clippings, and summary documents are found in binders or associated with specific material in the collection. Some general administration files and planning documents are included.
The collection is currently being processed and a complete finding aid will be created for the material within the following 4-5 months. Consequently information about the collection and the activities it documents are not fully known and described at this time. It is not expected that any of the material contained in the collection is sensitive and the collection is currently open to use.
The large map and plat collection will not be available online until scanning equipment is available to process the oversized material in the collection.
|Publisher||Special Collections, D. H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804|
|Contributor||City of Asheville, NC|
|Alt. contributor||Stacey Merten, Historic Resources Commission ; Dan Baechtold, City of Asheville|
|Date original||Date of collection: 1890''s- 1990's|
|Type||Collection ; Maps ; Text ; Images ;|
|Format||(extent) 4 cu. ft.|
|Source||D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, Manuscript Collections M2010.16.01-02 ; OS2010.16.01-05|
|Relation||Is related to: Housing Authority of the City of Asheville [HACA] ; East Riverside Photographs, D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNCA ; http://gis.ashevillenc.gov/mapasheville/developmentmapper/ ; Heritage of Black Highlanders Collection, D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, UNCA ; Emergency Relief in North Carolina. A Record of the Development and the Activities of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, 1932-1935. North Carolina Emergency Relief Commission, State Administrator, Mrs. Thomas O'Berry. Edited by J. S. Kirk, Walter A. Cutter [and] Thomas W. Morse by North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration, Documenting the American South, UNC Chapel Hill ; Prosser, Julian Branson. Two city managers in Asheville, North Carolina : politics, administration and policy formulation. [S.l. : s.n.] 1972, iv, 110 leaves ; 28 cm. (Thesis (M.P.A.)--University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) UNCA SPEC COLL JS548.A8 P76 1972 ; Asheville Model Cities Records, M2005.11.1-2, D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, UNCA ; "Improving the Quality of Urban Life, [HT177 .A85 1974] Spec Coll, D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, UNCA ; Asheville Model Cities Commission Mid Year Planning Statement ; PUBLICATIONS List is part of HACA ; For GIS maps that orient you to contemporary Asheville, see : http://gis.ashevillenc.gov/mapAsheville/map.asp ;|
|Coverage temporal||1890's-1990's ;|
|Coverage spatial||Asheville, NC|
|Rights||Collection is open and available for research. Any copyright interest in materials contained within this collection have not been transferred to UNCA and therefore remain with the original copyright holders or their descendents as stipulated by United States copyright law.|
|Donor||Donor 458 ; City of Asheville, NC.- Historic Resources Commission|
|Acquisition||First donation : 2010-09-01(onsite) ; second donation 2010-11-16 (onsite) ;|
|Citation||City of Asheville, NC Historic Resources Commission Records, Special Collections, D. H. Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville|
|Processed by||Special Collections staff, 2010-11-22|
(Historical & Biographical notes)
|City of Asheville Plat Maps|
|Large Rolled Maps
All maps provide (to varying levels of detail) layouts and names of streets within Asheville and it's environs. Many are in the canisters in which they were received and allocations to a specific canister have been maintained.
(In Work Room)
Large Aerial Photographs
These photographs appear to be part of two surveys: one of highways in Asheville undertaken in 1977 by the Department of Transport and one, covering a significant area of Buncombe County, undertaken in 1963 by the USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.
The 1977 images are from low level and have good clarity, while the 1963 images are from a higher altitude and have less detail, although individual roads and structures can still be seen.
4 folders with 16 items
Completed agreement with the City of Asheville, NC providing for the use of certain space on the highway bridge over the French Broad River at West Haywood Street, known as Smith's Bridge for construction of a vertical river gage [gauge] by the Weather Bureau, said agreement to cover the 10 year period beginning January 15, 1934, and ending January 15, 1944.
[Document]: United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey. Index of River Measurement Stations as of September 30, 1937, Part 3. Ohio River Basin.
Gage [gauge] Height and Discharge Records for the year ending Sept. 30, 1938. Covering the following gaging [gaguing] stations:
|Box 02||Metropolitan Planning Board of Asheville and Buncombe County - Minutes 1959 - 1974|
Technical Coordinating Committee Minutes 1966-1980 (Joint
Transportation Advisory Committee Minutes 1974-1980 (Joint TCC/TAC)
Bikeway Demonstration Program Project fro The City of Asheville,
North Carolina Under the Federal Highway Administration Bikeway
Demonstration Program, Section 119.
April,1976. Eugene C. Ochsenreiter, Jr. , Mayor, City of Asheville, N.C.
|Box 04||Published material|
|1973||Asheville Traffic Operations Study: A supplement to the "Asheville Transportation Study," ... 1973 (2 copies)|
|1961||Master Highway Transportation Plan : Asheville Metropolitan Area. Prepared for North Carolina State Highway Commission and the City of Asheville by Wilbur Smith and Associates, 1961 (3 copies)|
|1979||Historic Architectural Resources of Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. City of Asheville, Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1979 (Contains a "Local Historic Property List")|
|1992||Coalition for Scenic Beauty, Asheville & Buncombe County Summer 1992 (1 copy)|
|Twenty-five Years of Engineering in Western North Carolina: Charles E. Waddell & company, Engineers, Asheville, North Carolina. (color photocopy of original) See: Twenty-Five Years of Engineering in Western North Carolina for full-text digital copy.|
|Julian Price "City Watch" magazines (removed to Julian Price Collection)|
|City Watch - August/September 1992|
|City Watch - Summer 1992|
|City Watch - November/December 1992|
|City Watch - Fall 1993|
|City Watch - Winter/Spring 1994|
|Removed to Julian Price Collection||PHOTOGRAPHS|
Photograph Album (35 mm slides) Approx. 640 slides taken by
Julian Price and Meg McCloud.
[NOTE: Slides were given to Michael Moule, the first Traffic
Engineer hired by Asheville who had expertise in multi-modal
transportation. According to Meg McCloud, Michael Moule was hired through
the efforts of Bette Jackson and Meg who were inspired by the "Walkable
Communities Conference" which Mark Combs, Public Works director and
Cathy Ball, City engineer had reported on in 19 (??). A year later the
city of Asheville was ready for a new Traffic Engineer and Meg and Bette
Jackson met with Cathy Ball, Mark Combs and the human resources
director, Jeff Richardson (?) to "help them consider hiring a
multi-modal engineer instead of the ones like they 'd hired in the past
who were only about moving cars." Meg contacted Dan to ask for his
recommendation on people who might be good for the position and he
supplied "a few names, and an RFP was prepared. Eventually Michael
Moule who was working in Portland, Oregon was then hired. [From:
correspondence with Meg McCloud, 12/02/2010]
|1 lose mounted photograph|