A Guide to the Oakton, Virginia Collection, 1983-2000 Oakton, Virginia Collection MSS 03-17

A Guide to the Oakton, Virginia Collection, 1983-2000

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 03-17


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 03-17
Title
The Oakton, Virginia Collection, 1983-2000
Extent
.25 linear feet
Creator
Virginia Room staff
Language
English
Abstract
The Oakton, Virginia Collection consists of .25 linear feet spanning the years 1983-2000 and includes papers and memorabilia regarding Oakton, Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Oakton, Virginia Collection, MSS 03-17, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Greater Oakton Citizen’s Association documents donated by Mayo Stuntz, March 1999. Oakton Post Office memorabilia donated by D’Anne Evans in 2000.

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, December 2017
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2017


Historical and Biographical Information

Originally known as Flint Hill, Oakton, Virginia was renamed in 1883, inspired by the giant white oak tree on the corner of Hunter Mill Road and Chain Bridge Road. The small agricultural community began to grow in 1905, with the Fairfax Electric Railway’s construction of a trolley line from Vienna to Fairfax Court House. The trolley stop at Oakton, Virginia opened in 1905, and proved to be a boon to business. Oakton began to lose its rural character in the 1950s with the arrival of government employees, and the area really grew starting in the 1970s with the construction of shopping centers, housing developments, and office buildings.

Scope and Content

The Oakton, Virginia Collection consists of .25 linear feet spanning the years 1983-2000 and includes papers and memorabilia regarding Oakton, Virginia. Included are articles of incorporation for the Oakton Citizen’s Association and a dedication program and invitation from the grand opening of the Oakton Branch Post Office on August 18, 2000.

Related Material

D’Anne Aultmann Evans Papers, MSS 06-42


Index Terms

  • Oakton (Va.) - History

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
The Greater Oakton Citizen’s Association Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1983
Box 1
Folder 2
Oakton Post Office Grand Opening memorabilia, 2000