A Guide to the John K. Pickens Papers, 1964-1976 Pickens, John K., Papers 57

A Guide to the John K. Pickens Papers, 1964-1976

A Collection in
Alexandria Library
Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 57


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Processed by: Julie Johnson, 1991

Repository
Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
57
Title
John K. Pickens Papers 1964-1976
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes, 57A-57D (1.6 linear feet)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

John K. Pickens Papers, Accession #57, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Colonel Bernard Brenman, July 1981.

Alternative Form Available

Alexandria Archaeology has photocopies of this collection.


Biographical/Historical Information

John K. Pickens, Alexandria lawyer and city councilman, was instrumental in beginning formal archaeological studies in Alexandria. The studies began in the mid-1960s, under Richard (Dick) Muzzrole of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1975, the Alexandria Archaeology Commission (the AAC) was formed with John Pickens as chairman. Following Muzzrole's resignation as City Archaeologist in December 1975, the AAC began a search for his replacement.

Scope and Content

The collection contains organizational records of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission as well as correspondence with the Smithsonian Institution prior to the 1975 formation of the Alexandria Archaeological Commission. Clippings, research notes and archaeology notes are included as well. Topics include: formation of the Alexandria Archaeology Commission, archaeological digs along King Street, research on the Henry Piercy family, and area merchants.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into the following series:

Series I: Organizational Records (1964-1976) - Chronological by year
Series II: Clippings (1958-1976) - Chronological by year
Series III: Archaeology notes - Alphabetical by topic
Series IV: Research - Alphabetical by topic
Series V: Subject File - Alphabetical by topic
Series VI: Correspondence - Alphabetical by writer and then chronologically within each
Series VII: Printed Matter - Chronological by year
Series VIII: Miscellaneous

Related Material

Restricted subseries of correspondence.

Separated Material

Twenty-one (21) photoprints transferred to the photograph collection. Two (2) clay artifacts transferred to Alexandria Archaeology.


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Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Voges, Nettie Allen. "Alexandria Digs up its Past, Part 4." Old Alexandria: Where America's Past is Present, McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1975.

Bibliography

Voges, Nettie Allen. "Alexandria Digs up its Past, Part 4." Old Alexandria: Where America's Past is Present, McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1975.

Contents List

Series I: Organizational Records, 1964-1976
Box-folder: 57A:1-10
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Series II: Clippings, 1958-1976
Box-folder: 57A:11-26
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Series III: Archaeology Notes, 1971-1976
Box: 57B
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Series IV: Research
Box-folder: 57B:7-13; 57C:1-7
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Series V: Subject File
Box-folder: 57C:8-22; 57D:1-13
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Series VI: Correspondence
Box-folder: 57D:14-15
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Series VII: Printed Matter
Box-folder: 57D:16-17
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Series VIII: Miscellaneous
Box-folder: 57D:18
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Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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