Scope and Content of Collection
The Theodore McCann papers consist of the working papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and other related materials of McCann, a park planner with the National Park Service. The material dates from 1945 to 1989, with most of the collection dating from 1968 to 1982. The bulk of the collection concerns studies conduced for the National Park Service, particularly ones that address urban parks. These project files include correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and slides, management plans, drawings, meeting minutes, and other planning materials, in addition to the final printed reports. The remainder of the collection consists of personal files, McCann's handwritten notes proposing future projects, and ideas for speeches. The collection also includes an oral history of McCann conducted in 1989 about his role in the National Park Service.