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George Herbert Gray papers

Call Number: MS 251

Scope and Contents

These papers of George Herbert Gray consist entirely of subject files kept during the 1930s while Gray worked for various Connecticut and federal planning agencies, in particular the Connecticut State Planning Board. The files are arranged alphabetically by projects and topics in Gray's original order, and contain approximately 375 letters, memoranda, maps, printed matter, and other papers. Correspondents include a variety of federal, state, and local government offices and officials. Among the topics covered are floods and flood control, town and state planning projects, water legislation and zoning, and rural zoning.

These papers were given to Yale University in 1946 by Mrs. George H. Gray.


  • 1921-1945


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


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A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Correspondence, surveys, reports, maps, legal documents, printed matter and clippings relating to Gray's work as a planning consultant for the Connecticut State Planning Board and his private work in the field of flood control. The surveys for Connecticut (1921-1940) cover population, state libraries, electricity, and zoning, also specifications for a house in Hamden, Connecticut and material on pollution of the Connecticut River. Planning data is also included for flood control in Ohio, for the Huron Valley in Michigan and for the New England region.

Biographical / Historical

Consultant in architecture and city planning; A.B., Johns Hopkins, 1895; studied architecture in New York & Paris, 1896-1907; practicing architect, 1906-1925, architect and city planner since 1925; head of Dept. of City Planning, Columbia, 1920-1923.

Guide to the George Herbert Gray Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
March 1983
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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