A Guide to the Allen Telford Edmunds papers, 1917-2000 Edmunds, Allen Telford, papers, 1917-2000 43432

A Guide to the Allen Telford Edmunds papers, 1917-2000

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the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 43432


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
43432
Title
Allen Telford Edmunds papers, 1917-2000
Extent
1.32 cu. ft. and 3 boxes
Creator
Allen Telford Edmunds
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Allen Telford Edumnds papers, 1917-2000. Accession 43432. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of James and Harriet Edmunds of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina


Biographical Information

Allen Telford Edmunds was born 8 December 1903 near Banfield, Michigan, to Arthur Madison Edmunds and Grace Fisher Edmunds. Edmunds graduated from Michigan State College in 1926 and did post-graduate work at the National Recreation School at New York University in 1928-1929. He worked as superintendent of recreation for Amsterdam, New York, starting in 1929, and began working for the National Park Service in 1937. During World War II, Edmunds served in the United States Navy. He returned to the Park Service after the war. Edmunds' work was key in establishing parks along the Great Lakes and along the Atlantic and Gulf Coast shores. Edmunds retired from the Park Service in 1969, but remained as a special assistant to the regional director of the Philadelphia office of the National Park service until 1976. Edmunds married Margaret Rae Sleight (d. 1981) 20 June 1929 and they had two sons. Edmunds died 16 January 1985 in Richmond, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1917-2000, of Allen Telford Edmunds (1903-1985) of Michigan and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of biographical information on Edmunds; correspondence; family budgets; Edmunds' travelogues; secondary, high school, and college diplomas; accounts of his work in the National Park Service (NPS); reports on NPS projects he worked on along the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Coast; scrapbook and brochures from his participation in the World Recreation Congress in Japan and Taiwan in 1964; professional certificates and awards; college yearbook; and other papers.

Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Biographical information
Box 1
Folder 2
Correspondence, 1983-1989
Box 1
Folder 3
Family budgets, 1938-1948
Box 1
Folder 4
"Another side of the National Park Service"
Box 1
Folder 5
American Institute of Park Executives, 1948-1949
Box 1
Folder 6
American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society Gold Pugsley award, 1961
Box 1
Folder 7
Certificate and citation from the Department of the Interior, 1967
Box 1
Folder 8
Slide show presentations (scripts only): introductory material, National Park Service in Crisis-Yes or No, Brief Items on China, India-Sri Lanka-Nepal, National Parks are Where You Find Them, Hungary-Poland-Romania, The Balkan States
Box 1
Folder 9
Slide show presentations (scripts only): Egypt-Jordan-and Israel and Rome, Italy, Russia and Scandinavian Nations, Mexico, Let's Worship Here, A Journey to Antiquity, Portugal and Spain-the People the Palaces the Cathedrals, The Constant Vigil
Box 1
Folder 10
Slide show presentations (scripts only): Glimpses of Parks and Gardens-Europe and the Orient, A Whisper of the Orient, The Great Lakes Shoreline Survey,
Box 1
Folder 11
Miscellaneous papers
Box 1
Folder 12
Humor
Box 1
Folder 13
Kenbridge United Methodist Church
Box 1
Folder 14
The North Call, early and late March 1981
Box 1
Folder 15
The Mackinaw Journal, 19 February 1985
Box 1
Folder 16
Clippings, 1984
Box 1
Folder 17
"Central Southeastern Regional Recreation Study--Interim report," August 1942
Box 1
Folder 18
"Our Fourth Shore: Great Lakes Shoreline," 1959
Box 1
Folder 19
"Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: draft General Management Plan," January 1981
Box 1
Folder 20
"Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: General Management Plan," September 1981
Box 1
Folder 21
Information on the Great Lakes National Lakeshore areas
Box 1
Folder 22
"Special Reconnaissance Atlantic Coast Areas, " 1955
Box 1
Folder 23
"Our Vanishing Shoreline"
Box 2
Folder 1
"Great Beach Area: Cape Cod, Massachusetts," 1955
Box 2
Folder 2
"Cape Cod: A Proposed National Seashore Field Investigation Report," 1958
Box 2
Folder 3
"Cape Cod National Seashore Economic Impact Study," 1969
Box 2
Folder 4
"Saint-Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, New Hampshire"
Box 2
Folder 5
"Hyde Park, New York, as a Seat for United Nations Organization," 1945
Box 2
Folder 6
"Recreational Potential of Essex County, Vermont," 1962
Box 2
Folder 7
Information on Seashore parks
Box 2
Folder 8
Mission 66 program
Box 2
Folder 9
Scrapbook of visit to Japan and Taiwan, 1964
Box 2
Folder 10
"World Recreation Congress--National Parks of Japan," 1964
Box 2
Folder 11
"World Recreation Congress--National Parks of the New Republic of China [Taiwan]," 1964
Box 2
Folder 12
National Recreation Association of Japan
Box 2
Folder 13
"National Parks of Japan" (2 booklets)
Box 2
Folder 14
"Guide to Tenrikyo"
Box 2
Folder 15
"The Kinki: The Center Land of Japan"
Box 2
Folder 16
Hokkaido, Japan (3 booklets)
Box 2
Folder 17
Kagoshima, Kyusyu, Japan
Box 2
Folder 18
Kyushu, Japan (2 booklets)
Box 3
"Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Hearings before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation," 8-9 June 1970
Box 3
Michigan State University Alumni Varsity Lettermen Directory, 1965-1966
Box 3
Global View of Recreation, World Recreation Congress, 2-7 October 1964
Box 3
The Wolverine, Michigan State College yearbook, 1924
Box 3
Hotel San-ai
Box 3
State of Michigan 8th grade diploma, 2 June 1917
Box 3
Bedford High School (Bedford, Michigan), diploma, 29 May 1919
Box 3
Battle Creek High School (Battle Creek, Michigan), diploma, 21 June 1921
Box 3
Michigan State College (University) diploma, 21 June 1926
Box 3
Municipal Training School for City and Village Recreation Officials certificate, 18 April 1935