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Charles R. Dawson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 101
This collection contains the records of Charles R. Dawson, a prominent planning practitioner in the Western New York area who was responsible for many planning documents for local communities.

Includes reports, court documents, correspondence, plans, maps, and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to Charles R. Dawson's individual consulting practice.

Dates

  • 1949-2008

Creator

Restrictions

Pursuant to University Archives Restricted Records Policy, portions of this collection are restricted (Cartons 1 to 4). Legal case and client files are closed for seventy-five years from the closure of the case; case and client files may be accessed if the client or the client’s legal representatives consent to disclosure.

Copyright

Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (4 cartons)

Abstract

This collection contains the records of Charles R. Dawson, a prominent planning practitioner in the Western New York area who was responsible for many planning documents for local communities.

Biographical

Charles R. Dawson worked in city planning for over fifty years, beginning in 1949 as an assistant planner for research for the former City Planning Commission of Buffalo, NY. Most notable was his professional consulting practice, in which he worked on planning and zoning cases for a variety of Western New York towns and cities as well as other cities across the country. Dawson also served as an expert witness in planning-related court cases, and had a reputation as a vigilant governmental watchdog until he died in 2002 at the age of 77.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: I. General, II. Buffalo, NY, III. Other cities, municipalities, and towns. Items are further arranged alphabetically by client name.

Acquisition Information

The Charles R. Dawson records were donated to the University Archives by Charles Dawson's wife, Mrs. A. Dawson, in December 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Bailey and Grace Trimper, March 2018.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding aid for the Charles R. Dawson records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid written by Sarah Bailey and Grace Trimper, supervised by Sarah Pinard, March 2018.
Date
March 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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