A Guide to the Virginia Hills Citizens Association Papers, 1955-2015 Virginia Hills Citizens Association Papers MSS 05-33

A Guide to the Virginia Hills Citizens Association Papers, 1955-2015

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 05-33


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 05-33
Title
The Virginia Hills Citizens Association Papers, 1955-2015
Extent
2.0 linear feet
Creator
Virginia Hills Citizens Association (Alexandria, Va.)
Language
English
Abstract
The Virginia Hills Citizens Association Papers consist of 2.0 linear feet, span the years 1955-2015, and consist of meeting minutes and community newsletters.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information.

Preferred Citation

Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library. Virginia Hills Citizens Association Papers. Box #, Folder #.

Acquisition Information

Donation from the Virginia Hills Citizens Association (VHCA) through Doug Boulter. Boulter was president of VHCA from 2000-2006 and again from 2008-2010.

Processing Information

Carol Abrams, 2015
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2016


Historical and Biographical Information

Virginia Hills is a community of about 750 homes that is located in the eastern portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. It is roughly bounded by the community of Wilton Woods, Telegraph Road, Lee District Park, and South Kings Highway. It belongs to Fairfax County's Lee District. The Virginia Hills Citizens Association also serves 90 additional homes in Country Club Estates, Glassellwood, and parts of Groveton, small adjoining communities that did not have citizens associations.

Virginia Hills was built on farmland and developed by builders Banks and Lee and realtor Art Post between 1951 and 1956. The land was zoned R-3 (three dwelling units per acre) and R-4 (four dwelling units per acre). While the original houses were small ramblers, many have since been added onto and renovated.

On September 16, 1952, 71 residents of Virginia Hills met and voted for the adoption of the by-laws forming the Virginia Hills Citizens Association (VHCA). The first Echo was published as a single sheet circular on June 16, 1953 with neither name nor advertising. It reported the admission of the VHCA into the Federation of Citizens Associations of Fairfax County.

The work of the citizens association over the years involved obtaining street lights, sidewalks, new street signs, and bus service for their residential community. The Association fought commercial development on Telegraph road and prevented townhouses from being built on land that is now Stoneybrook, Vantage, Kings Landing, and the intersection of Franconia and Telegraph Roads. VHCA helped bring about the conversion of the old gravel pit behind the school into Lee District Park. Until 1975, VHCA put on the annual 4th of July fireworks display, until Fairfax County took over. The month-to-month activities of the Association have included Candidates Nights in election years, social events, a teen organization, and, from 1964 to the mid-1980s, award of a college scholarship to a Virginia Hills senior.

In 1985, VHCA became dormant due to lack of interest among community members. The Citizens Association was reorganized and restarted in September 1991 to address the neighborhood problems of crime, cut-through traffic, and gypsy moths and to interface with local government.

Scope and Content

Series 1: Meeting Minutes, 1991-2000, Box 1

This series consists of minutes from meetings of the Virginia Hills Citizens Association from 1991 to 2000.

Series 2: Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1955-2015, Boxes 2-3

This series consists of community newsletters published and distributed by the Virginia Hills Citizens Association from 1955 to 2015 (years missing).

Arrangement

Series 1: Meeting Minutes, 1991-2000, Box 1

Series 2: Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1955-2015, Boxes 2-3


Index Terms

  • Country Club Estates in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Glassellwood in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Groveton in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Virginia Hills Citizens Association
  • Virginia Hills in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)

Container List

Series 1: Minutes of Meetings, 1991-2000
  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Minutes of Meetings, 1991
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Minutes of Meetings, 1992
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Minutes of Meetings, 1993
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Minutes of Meetings, 1994
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Minutes of Meetings, 1995
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Minutes of Meetings, 1996
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Minutes of Meetings, 1997
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    Minutes of Meetings, 1998
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    Minutes of Meetings, 1999
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    Minutes of Meetings, 2000
Series 2: Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1955-2015
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1955
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1956
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1957
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1958
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1959
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1960
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1961
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1962
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1963
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1964
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1965
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1966
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1967
  • Box 2
    Folder 14
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1968
  • Box 2
    Folder 15
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1969
  • Box 2
    Folder 16
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1970
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1971
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1972
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1973
  • Box 3
    Folder 4
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1974
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1975
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1976
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1977
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1978
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1979
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1980
  • Box 3
    Folder 11
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1981
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1982
  • Box 3
    Folder 13
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1983
  • Box 3
    Folder 14
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1984
  • Box 3
    Folder 15
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1985
  • Box 3
    Folder 16
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1986
  • Box 3
    Folder 17
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1987
  • Box 3
    Folder 18
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1988
  • Box 3
    Folder 19
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1989
  • Box 3
    Folder 20
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1990
  • Box 3
    Folder 21
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1991
  • Box 3
    Folder 22
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1992
  • Box 3
    Folder 23
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1993
  • Box 3
    Folder 24
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1994
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1995
  • Box 4
    Folder 2
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1996
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1997
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1998
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 1999
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2000
  • Box 4
    Folder 7
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2001
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2002
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2003
  • Box 4
    Folder 10
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2004
  • Box 4
    Folder 11
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2005
  • Box 4
    Folder 12
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2006
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2009
  • Box 4
    Folder 14
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2010
  • Box 4
    Folder 15
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2011
  • Box 4
    Folder 16
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2012
  • Box 4
    Folder 17
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2013
  • Box 4
    Folder 18
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2014
  • Box 4
    Folder 19
    Newsletters: Virginia Hills Echo, 2015

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Country Club Estates in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Glassellwood in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Groveton in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)
  • Virginia Hills in Alexandria, Virginia (Fairfax County)