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Charles A. Veatch papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C0138

Scope and Content

Collection contains materials pertaining to the history and development of Reston, Virginia. Types of materials include: newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to Reston, photographs and negatives of structures in Reston, reports regarding Reston planning issues, video recordings, promotional materials regarding Reston attractions such as Reston Town Center, records pertaining to Planned Community Archives, Inc. and other materials.

Dates

  • Creation: 1970 - 2004

Creator

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

The copyright and related rights status of this collection have not been evaluated (See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/)

Biographical Information

Charles A. Veatch was born in 1942 in Washington, D.C. He obtained his B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia (UVA) in 1964. During the summer of 1964, he began working for Palindrome Corporation under Robert E. Simon, the developer of Reston, Virginia, and in 1968 moved to Reston with his wife and two children. Veatch obtained his real estate license in 1960, while still a student at UVA. He started his own real estate development and consulting firm, Environmental Concepts, Inc., in 1970. He soon developed many residential and commercial projects throughout Northern Virginia, including ones in Reston.

For decades, Veatch has been an avid participant in Reston community organizations. During the early days of Reston, he was a founding member of the Reston Lions Club and the Reston Board of Commerce. He is currently a member of numerous nonprofit boards including Planned Community Archives, Reston Historic Trust, Greater Reston Arts Center, Natures Best Foundation, The Potomac Conservancy, and Fairfax County Parks Foundation. Furthermore, he has many other affiliations with nonprofit organizations such as the Friends of Shenandoah River, Friends of North Fork, and The French and Indian War Foundation. Veatch has been honored with many awards for his extensive community service. In 1998 he was named the Best of Reston Honoree, and in 2004 he was chosen as the Fairfax County Citizen of the Year.

As a fly fisherman and lover of nature, Veatch began photographing the scenes around him. Veatch published The Nature of Reston in 1999, a book of his photography of natural areas of Reston. Profits from this book went towards the construction of a Nature House in Reston. Currently, Charles Veatch is the president of The Charles A. Veatch Company.

Extent

6.9 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection contains materials pertaining to the history and development of Reston, Virginia. Types of materials include: newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to Reston, photographs and negatives of structures in Reston, reports regarding Reston planning issues, video recordings, promotional materials regarding Reston attractions such as Reston Town Center, records pertaining to Planned Community Archives, Inc. and other materials.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged according to subject.

Physical Location

Boxes 1 - 11, 13 - 21: R 41, C 1, S 1 - S 4

Box 12: Vault, R 5, C 2, S 5

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Charles Veatch from 1999 - 2004.

Related Material

The Special Collections Research CEnter holds many other personal and organizational collections on the history and development of Reston, Virginia.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in March 2009. Finding aid updated by Amanda Menjivar in January 2023.

Title
Guide to the Charles A. Veatch papers
Subtitle
Charles A. Veatch papers
Status
Completed
Author
Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center Repository

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