Other Work, 1940-1998
This series consists of correspondence, writings, clippings, notes, minutes, reports, memoranda, memorabilia, ephemera, oral histories, and pamphlets relating to Rath's involvement in historic preservation outside of his primary jobs. Rath produced and gathered most of these materials following his retirement from Eastern National Parks and Monuments Association in 1987, but the activities documented in these records date from 1960. This series is divided into four sections: Organizations, People, Subjects, and Writings. The section for organizations includes materials relating to Rath's professional role as a board member or trustee of national and local historical agencies. The section for people contains materials gathered from and about persons with whom Rath had some professional contact, or whom Rath considered important to the field of historic preservation. Two general files created by Rath with the headings "Women of Influence" and "Men of Influence" are also included. The writings section contains research, writings, notes, and transcripts for articles, book reviews, consultancy reports produced for historic sites, publications, and talks written by Rath.
Significant correspondents include Conrad Wirth, Orin Lehman, Charles Peterson, Nelson Rockefeller, Berndt Foerster, Bill Murtagh, Amy Bess Miller, Michael Kammen, and Horace Marsden Albright. Arrangement within folders is chronological, except for the people section, which is arranged alphabetically by person's name or organizational affiliation, following "Index and Summary," "Men of Influence," and "Women of Influence."
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