A Guide to the McLean Estates Civic Association Records, 1959-1999 McLean Estates Civic Association Records MSS 05-65

A Guide to the McLean Estates Civic Association Records, 1959-1999

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 05-65


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 05-65
Title
The McLean Estates Civic Association Records, 1959-1999
Extent
1.5 linear feet
Creator
Cain, Leighton Aubrey (1915-2000)
Language
English
Abstract
The McLean Estates Civic Association Records consists of 1.5 linear feet spanning the years 1959-1999, and consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, bank statements, newspaper clippings, photographs, and notes.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

McLean Estates Civic Association Records, MSS 05-65, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Collection created and maintained by Leighton A. Cain. Donated by Merrily Pierce on August 4, 2000.

Processing Information

Gabrielle Sanchez and Chris Barbuschak, 2017-2018
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2018


Historical and Biographical Information

In 1959, the residents of Bryohill McLean Estates founded the McLean Estates Civic Association, later renamed the Broyhill McLean Estates Civic Association. It was organized with the purpose of fostering, promoting and protecting the civic and community interests of the residents of the recently completed Broyhill McLean Estates neighborhood, a development of 250 brick homes constructed during 1957-1958.

On July 21, 1959, the McLean Estates Civil Association adopted their constitution and by-laws. The first regular meeting was held on September 1, 1959, at Franklin Sherman School with 56 members in attendance. Their meetings were held at 8:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Franklin Sherman School. The organization initially had a membership of close to 200 families. In 1985, Peggy and Lynn McNulty re-established the civic association, which had become inactive in later years. The civic association holds an annual yard sale, neighborhood fall picnic, block parties, caroling, and home tours.

Leighton A. Cain, former president of the McLean Estates Civic Association, maintained the records found in this collection. Leighton Aubrey Cain was born on March 8, 1915, in Durham, North Carolina to Percy N. and Alice V. Cain. The family later moved to Winston-Salem, and Cain graduated from Reynolds High School in 1931. After graduating, Cain worked as a floor sander for a flooring company and later moved to Washington, D.C. working for the War Department. He married Beatrice Sutherland on February 14, 1943, in Washington, D.C. Cain was a long-time resident of Broyhill McLean Estates and treasurer for the McLean Tress Committee for 30 years. He served as President of the McLean Estates Civic Association starting in 1965, and later as the McLean Broyhill Estates Civic Association historian beginning in 1987. Cain also served as treasurer for the McLean Legal Action Fund in the 1970s. He died on June 25, 2000.

Scope and Content

The McLean Estates Civic Association Records consists of 1.5 linear feet spanning the years 1959-1999, and consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, bank statements, newspaper clippings, photographs, and notes. Correspondence from notable local politicians include A. Claiborne Leigh, Joel T. Broyhill, Stewart Udall, Harry F. Byrd, and Clive DuVall. Also contained is a file on the McLean Legal Action Fund. Subjects include the activities of the McLean Estates Civic Association, development of McLean, Virginia, and the fight against the development of Evans Farm Inn.

Separated Material

This collection was removed from the McLean Citizens Association Collection, MSS 05-16


Index Terms

  • Broyhill McLean Estates Civic Association (McLean, Va.)
  • Cain, Leighton Aubrey (1915-2000)
  • Evans Farm Inn (McLean, Va.)
  • McLean (Va.) - History
  • McLean Legal Action Fund

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Meeting Minutes, 1959-1961
Box 1
Folder 2
Meeting Minutes, 1962-1963
Box 1
Folder 3
Meeting Minutes, 1964-1966
Box 1
Folder 4
Correspondence, 1959-1966
Box 1
Folder 5
Questionnaire re: Fences along Route 123, 1961
Box 1
Folder 6
Christmas Party, 1963-1965
Box 1
Folder 7
McLean Broyhill Estates Neighborhood Watch, 1980-1988
Box 1
Folder 8
Correspondence, 1990-1999
Box 2
Folder 9
Evans Farm Rezoning, 1998-1999
Box 2
Folder 10
Treasurer's Reports, 1959-1960
Box 2
Folder 11
Treasurer's Reports, 1961-1962
Box 2
Folder 12
Treasurer's Reports, 1963-1966
Box 2
Folder 13
Bank Statements, 1959-1963
Box 2
Folder 14
Bank Statements, 1964-1968
Box 2
Folder 15
Bank Statements, 1969-1973
Box 2
Folder 16
Bank Statements, 1974-1987
Box 3
Folder 17
Membership Dues, 1987
Box 3
Folder 18
McLean Bypass Right-of-Way [contains photos], 1961
Box 3
Folder 19
Zoning Issues, 1962-1984
Box 3
Folder 20
McLean Legal Assistance Fund, 1976-1980