Carol R. Lubin papers
Scope and Content
The Carol R. Lubin papers is a collection of papers pertaining to Dr. Lubin's work as a consultant for social planning in Reston, Virginia. The collection contains correspondence, reports, plans and papers from international communities in Israel, Poland and Great Britain.
Series one is titled correspondence. The series contains the correspondence to and from Carol R. Lubin. The correspondence pertains to Reston activities, committees, school, foundation for community programs, nature center and various other organizations. The series is dated from 1962 to 1969 and is contained in box 1.
Series two is titled reports and plans. The series contains the reports and plans for different projects in Reston. Some of the projects include, child care, education, low income housing and papers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The series is dated from 1961 to 1969 and is contained in boxes 1-3.
Series three is titled international. The papers in this series are from different planned communities around the world. Most of the papers relate to Israel with additional information from Poland, Great Britain and Japan. The series is dated from 1965 to 1971 and is contained in boxes 3-5.
Series four is titled booklets. The information in this series includes office workbooks, Reston manual, promotional pamphlets and other information. The series is dated from 1960 to 1981 and is contained in boxes 5-6.
Series five is titled general information. The papers cover a variety of topics related to Dr. Lubin's career in Reston. Among the papers are addresses, maps, notes, press releases, newspaper articles and other papers. The series is dated from 1962 to 1971 and is contained in boxes 6-7.
Series six is titled oversize. The series is small and contains information related to Israel. Included in the series are drawings of different planned communities and a book about Israeli development. The series is dated from 1967 to 1968 and is contained in box 8.
- Creation: 1960-1981
- Lubin, Carol Riegelman (Person)
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
Carol Riegelman Lubin was born on September 23, 1909. She graduated from Smith College in 1930 and received a M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in Public Law. She married Isador Lubin, an economist who worked closely with President Franklin Roosevelt on the New Deal, and had two daughters. Dr. Lubin was associated professionally with The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The International Labor Organization, Rutgers University, The City of Reston, The New York Urban Coalition and The United Neighborhood Houses.
Dr. Lubin joined the Reston staff in September of 1961 in order to direct the community planning for the city in the areas of educational, cultural, recreational, social and religious activities. As the consultant for social planning she developed conferences with social scientists, religious leaders, architects, foundation representatives, government officials, developers of the British new towns and community leaders in various voluntary agencies. Carol Lubin died on July 26, 2005.
4 Linear Feet ( (8 boxes))
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The Carol R. Lubin Papers is a collection of papers pertaining to Dr. Lubin's work as a consultant for social planning in Reston, Virginia. The collection contains, correspondence, reports, plans and papers from international communities in Israel, Poland and Great Britain. The papers are divided into six series in eight boxes and date from 1960 to 1981.
Organized into six series.
- Series 1: Correspondence, 1962-1969 (Boxes 1)
- Series 2: Reports and Plans, 1961-1969 (Boxes 1-3)
- Series 3: International, 1965-1976 (Boxes 3-5)
- Series 4: Booklets, 1960-1981 (Boxes 5-6)
- Series 5: General Information, 1962-1971 (Boxes 6-7)
- Series 6: Oversize, 1967-1968 (Boxes 8)
Donated by Carol R. Lubin in August of 1995.
General Physical Description note
Processed in January 2010 by Emily Martin. The Carol R. Lubin Papers were originally attached to the larger Planned Community Collection currently in the Special Collections and Archives. In 2010 the documents from the Carol R. Lubin Papers were removed and organized into a separate collection still housed in the Special Collections and Archives at George Mason University Libraries.
- Guide to the Carol R. Lubin papers, 1960-1981
- Carol R. Lubin
- Edited Full Draft
- Emily Martin
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