The Resource Jack Underhill papers

Jack Underhill papers

Jack Underhill papers, 1963-1992
Jack Underhill papers
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The Underhill papers include reports, correspondence, financial documents, plans, publications, and general information on new planned communities. Also included is a series of oversized maps from different new towns including Flower Mound, St. Charles and Roosevelt Island. The collection is comprised of Jack Underhill's personal papers that he accumulated while employed with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The papers document the Federal New Communities Program which sponsored the development of 13 new towns. It also documents Underhill's research interests in private new towns and international urban planning. The collection covers the period of time from the 1963 to 1992
Biographical or historical data
Jack Underhill retired in 1967 after 42 years of Federal service, 33 years of which were at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He served as a research analyst for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The department was created in 1937 under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and became a cabinet-level agency in 1965. HUD's mission is to increase home ownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
Cataloging source
Language note
In English
Jack Underhill papers
  • Special Collections and Archives
27.5 linear ft.
Governing access note
Open to research
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Jack Underhill in October 1997 and December 1998.
Organization method
Organized into ten series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1970-1983 (Boxes 1-8) Series 2: Reports, 1967-1990 (Boxes 8-18) Series 3: Plans, 1969-1992 (Boxes 19-25) Series 4: Places, 1968-1985 (Boxes 25-37) Series 5: Histories, 1964-1983 (Boxes 38-40) Series 6: Finance, 1969-1983 (Boxes 40-43) Series 7: General Information, 1963-1987 (Boxes 44-52) Series 8: Publications, 1965-1983 (Boxes 52-55) Series 9: Books, 1969-1984 (Boxes 55-60) Series 10: Oversize, 1980.
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