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Baba Freeman Reston, Virginia, collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C0267

Scope and Contents

The collection consists largely of papers that document transportation and community issues in Reston, Virginia. There are documents pertaining to the Reston Citizens' Association, the Reston 2000 Task Force Committee, Reston Interfaith and various other community groups with which Baba Freeman was involved or associated, or in which she had an interest. Types of documents include correspondence, memos, meeting agendas, reports, newspaper articles, maps, planning and transportation studies, and a few photographs. The records cover much of Reston's history, from the initial Reston master plan from 1966 to the discussion of expanding Metro into Reston and beyond to Dulles International Airport in 2007.


  • 1966-2007


Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from Baba Freeman Reston, Virginia, collection must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Biographical Information

Baba Freeman (1927- ) and her husband Monroe moved their family to Reston in 1967, in the earliest days of the community's establishment. Freeman's involvement in all aspects of Reston area community affairs spanned the next several decades, and included roles in the Reston Citizen's Association, Reston youth athletics, Reston Interfaith, the Fairfax County League of Women Voters, and interest and involvement in transportation issues.


2.25 Linear Feet ( (4 boxes))

Language of Materials



This collection documents Baba Freeman's involvement in planning and transportation issues in the Reston, Virginia community.


The collection is arranged in original order.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Baba Freeman before 2008.

Related Material

Special Collections and Archives holds many other collections on the history of Reston, Virginia.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in June 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in June 2015.

Guide to the Baba Freeman Reston, Virginia, collection 1966-2007
Baba Freeman Reston, Virginia, collection
Elizabeth Beckman
June 5, 2015
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Repository Details

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

Fenwick Library, MS2FL
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