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Guide to the Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs ARC.306

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 02, 2019
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 Last updated by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to include link to digitized AV material.  , May 2017 , July 2019

Container List

Series 8: Back to the City Conference records, 1973-1992

Scope and Contents

The series contains records relating to the Back to the City Conference (BTTC), dating from 1973 to 1992. It includes the records of the organization (Board of Directors files) and files relating to individual conferences.

Additional BTTC files can be found in Series 7: Brownstone Revival Comittee,  Series 9: Brownstones and Historic Preservation clippings, and  Series 10: Brownstone correspondence.

Arrangement

The series in divided into two sub-series:

Sub-series 8.1: Back to the City Conference administrative records

Sub-series 8.2: Back to the City Conference - Annual conferences

Sub-series 8.1: Back to the City Conference administrative records, 1973-1992. 5.1 Linear Feet in four manuscript boxes, one small box, and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains administrative records of the Back to the City Conference (BTTC), dating from 1973 to 1992. It includes Board of Directors files, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, and ephemera. It also includes files on conferences and other events where EHO represented BTTC.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 69 Item : - Back to the City seal
1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 6 BRC foundation appeal
1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 7 BTTC stationery
1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 8 National Trust for Historic Preservation
1973-1975
Box: 29 Folder : 9 BTTC proceedings matters
1974-1975
Box: 29 Folder : 10 BTTC leaflet
1975
Box: 29 Folder : 11 National Trust for Historic Preservation and Rider 8
1975
Box: 29 Folder : 12 BTTC corporate matters and contracts
1975-1976
Box: 29 Folder : 13 Documents / Articles
1975-1976
Box: 29 Folder : 14 BTTC Board of Directors and Advisory Board correspondence
1975-1978
Box: 29 Folder : 15 BTTC Board of Directors meetings
1975-1983
Box: 30 Folder : 1 BTTC Board of Directors minutes and by-laws
1975-1980
Box: 30 Folder : 2 National Trust for Historic Preservation
1975-1979
Box: 30 Folder : 3 BTTC contacts
1975-1980
Box: 30 Folder : 4 BTTC and BRC correspondence
1975-1986
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Correspondence to/from preservation organizations
1975-1986
Box: 30 Folder : 6 BTTC check book and finances
1975-1992
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Administrative Code J-51
1976
Box: 30 Folder : 8 International Downtown Executives Association Mid-Year Conference - Little Rock, Arkansas

General

EHO led BTTC panel

1976
Box: 30 Folder : 9 BTTC News Reports and literature
1976-1980
Box: 79 Folder : 1 BTTC general files
1976-1985
Box: 30 Folder : 10 American Institute of Architects - Preservation of Historic Resources conference - Colorado Springs, Colorado

General

EHO spoke at conference

1977
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Richard Crissman correspondence
1977
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 City Living '78 poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1978
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Old House Workshop - Buffalo, New York

General

EHO presented for Back to the City

1978
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Housing for the Elderly conference - Detroit, Michigan

General

EHO delivered keynote address

1978
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Preservation Action
1978-1981
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Columbia proposal
1979
Box: 31 Folder : 5 BTTC Board of Directors
1979-1986
Box: 31 Folder : 6 EHO Westover School talk
1980
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Urban Visitors Network
1981
Box: 31 Folder : 8 BTTC financial records
1981-1982
Box: 31 Folder : 9 BTTC miscellaneous
1982
Box: 79 Folder : 2 BTTC Board of Directors meetings
1982-1983
Box: 31 Folder : 10 The Townscape Institute
1983

Sub-series 8.2: Back to the City Conference - Annual conferences, 1974-1986. 2 Linear Feet in four manuscript boxes and two folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by the date of each conference. The first file in the sub-series contains participant lists from each conference.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains files on the annual Back to the City Conferences, dating from 1974 to 1986. The files document the organizing and logistics of each conference, and include correspondence, programs, brochures, posters, financial records, press releases, photographs, and ephemera relating to the cities in which the conferences were hosted.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 11 BTTC Conference participant lists
1974-1984
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Back to the City Conference - New York, New York
1974
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Back to the City Conference - New York, New York press kit
1974
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Back to the City Conference - St. Paul, Minnesota
1975
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Back to the City Conference - Washington D.C.
1976
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Back to the City Conference - San Antonio, Texas
1977
Box: 33 Folder : 1-2 Back to the City Conference - Hartford, Connecticut (2 folders)

General

Includes Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso and Hartford Mayor George A. Athanson

1978
Box: 33 Folder : 3-4 Back to the City Conference - Louisville, Kentucky (2 folders)

General

Includes Louisville Mayor William B. Stansbury

1979
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Back to the City Conference - Wilmington, Delaware
1980
Box: 34 Folder : 1-2 Back to the City Conference - Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2 folders)
1981
Box: 79 Folder : 3 Back to the City Conference - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - EHO speech
1981
Box: 34 Folder : 3-4 Back to the City Conference - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania / Mauch Chunk (2 folders)
1982
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Back to the City Conference - Brooklyn, New York
1983
Box: 79 Folder : 4 Back to the City Conference - Brooklyn, New York
1983
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Back to the City Conference - Miami Beach, Florida
1984
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Back to the City Conference - Cleveland, Ohio
1985
Box: 79 Folder : 5-6 Back to the City Conference - Cleveland, Ohio (2 folders)
1985
Box: 79 Folder : 7 Back to the City Conference - Fort Wayne, Indiana
1986

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