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Guide to the Harry Schwartz Papers
1958-2014
 MS 3011

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Collection processed by Jennifer Gargiulo

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Container List

Series I: Professional Practice in Urban Planning, 1961-2014

Scope and Contents Note

This series includes materials spanning Schwartz’s professional career as an urban planner, from 1960 to 2014. Materials consist of reports and studies for urban development projects, both in New York and other states; original photographs taken for these studies; and some of Schwartz’s published works. Recurring topics include housing for low income families and the elderly; metropolitan growth, evolution, and area improvements; community studies regarding neighborhood segregation, population change, transportation, and housing developments; and environmental impact studies.

Subseries I.1: Housing Studies

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 New York Renewal Strategy
1965
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Review of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
1967
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Review of the Metro Denver Fair Housing Center, Inc.
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Housing Program for New York State
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Chelsea: A Decade of Change
1969

Subseries I.2: Effects of Group Housing

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Environmental Impact of the Porter Avenue Residence (homeless shelter, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 6-8 Traffic Patterns and Parking at Oxford Houses in the District of Columbia (including original photographs)
1994-1996
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Bryant Woods Inn Statement and Report (Howard County, Maryland)
1995
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Report on a Proposed Group Home at 12550 Conway Road, Creve Coeur, Missouri (includes original photographs)
1996

Subseries I.3: Aging in Place

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Market Study for Commack Senior Citizen Housing/Inventory and Characteristics of Senior Citizen Housing in Nassau and Suffolk Counties
1990
Box: 1 Folder : 11 An Accessory Apartment Program for Woodside, Queens
1990, 1993
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Planning Supportive Services for Elderly Residents of Cooperative Village (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 13-14 Growing Older in New York City in the 1990s-A Study of Changing Lifestyles, Quality of Life, and Quality of Care (Volumes 2-5)
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Market Study for Assisted Living Facility in Northwest Queens
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Plan for Community Services for Bay Ridge's Elderly Residents and related materials
2005-2009
Box: 1 Folder : 17-19 Materials on Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in New York City
1991-2002

Subseries I.4: Community Studies

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Review of the Need for Additional Capacity and Sites for New Elementary Schools in Community School District 6 (Washington Heights/Inwood)
1983
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Background Study of the Manhattanville West Pier Area (Harlem)
1984
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Statement of Opportunities (Harlem)
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Profile of the Heights Neighborhood (Jersey City, NJ)
c. 1990
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Evaluation of Environmental Impact Statement, Brighton-By-the-Sea Project (Brighton Beach, Brooklyn)
1992
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Security and Environmental Conditions in the Port Morris East Industrial Area (South Bronx)
1993
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Population Change and the Relation Between Urban Development Corporation Actions and Residential Segregation in Yonkers, New York 1950-1990
1994
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Reconsidering Gowanus (Brooklyn)
2010

Subseries I.5: New York Regional Studies

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Park, Recreation and Open Space Project of the Tri-State New York Metropolitan Area
1960
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Manhattan Auto Study
1973-1986
Box: 1 Folder : Binder Manhattan Auto Study (Final Report)
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 25-26 The Chinatown Garment Industry Study
1983-1999
Oversize: Small Folder : OS Schwartz 1 The Chinatown Garment Industry Study (Oversize Materials)

Scope and Contents Note

Contains report titled "Cooperation for Survival and Growth: New Designs for Apparel Manufacturing in Chicago"

1987
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Adaptive Re-Use Feasibility Study for the New York State Armory
1995
Box: 2 Folder : 1-2 20/20 Vision-Smart Growth for the New York metropolitan region.
2003
Box: 2 Folder : 3-4 New York Regional Studies: Long Island 2035 (Presentations and Reports)
2008-2009

Subseries I.6: Planning Outside the New York Region

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 University of Pennsylvania: Proposed Off-Street Parking Plan
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 6 University of Pennsylvania: Transportation to and from Campus
1964
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Boston Redevelopment Authority: General Plan for the City of Boston and the Regional Core (Reports and Memos)
1961-1963
Volume: BV Schwartz Volume : 1 Boston Redevelopment Authority: General Plan for the City of Boston and the Regional Core (Official Publication)

Separated Materials Note

A map from this publication has been removed and foldered with the 'Reports and Memos) in Box: 1, Folder: 2. The envelope that this map was housed in has been removed and foldered in OS Schwartz 1.

1964
Oversize: Small Folder : OS Schwartz 1 Boston Redevelopment Authority: General Plan for the City of Boston and the Regional Core (Oversize materials)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes February 1963 edition of The Boston Globe, and envelope for map held in Box: 1 Folder: 2.

1963-1964
Box: 2 Folder : 8-9 Little Rock, Arkansas; Dorchester, Massachusetts; St. Louis, Missouri
1998

Subseries I.7: Publications, 1966, 1973

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Articles: "An Approach to the Problems of the American Urban Slum" and "Manhattan Without Cars?"
1966, 1973
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Book: Planning for the Lower East Side
1973

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