Scope and Content of Collection
The Rhea Cohen papers consists of collected reports, maps, news clippings, draft plans, published legal matter, and policy statements. They reflect her work leading the opposition to the construction of the Greenbriar sewage treatment plant, though that plant was eventually built in Greenbelt, just east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Other projects heavily represented in the collection are the Potomac River clean-up and Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) surplus land. Additional materials pertain specifically to Greenbelt, Maryland, notably maps, master plans, and legal cases.