Scope and Content of Collection
The archives of the Adelphi Citizens Association span the years 1960 through 1976. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between the Association presidents and county and state offices; zoning notices; maps and reports; notes related to zoning disputes; and neighborhood services. Topics covered include zoning; mass transportation issues; highway construction; commuter rail service; and municipal services. Among the correspondents are Meyer Emanuel; Francis B. Francois; William W. Gullet; Royal Hart; Lawrence J. Hogan; Harry Hughes; Ann R. Hull; Hal Kassoff; Winfield Kelly; and Gladys Noon Spellman. Organizations included are the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission; the Prince George's County Council; and the Maryland Department of Transportation. Within the collection are the papers of one of the component neighborhood councils, the Knollwood Citizens Council, which date from November 1960 through August 1961.
Some Association members participated in the Steering Committee for the Western Prince George's Transportation Alternatives Study. The bulk of the items from this committee include minutes of meetings, memorandums, correspondence, and publications.