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                        VI.  New Challenges, 1998-2001

In 1998 Cohen left the State and once again became a consultant

(see II.C.)  Simultaneously he worked on his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. 

 

            F1        Planning Articles, 2000-2001

Articles written by Cohen published in Planning magazine of the American Planning Association

 

            F2        Dissertation, 2003

Copy of Cohen’s dissertation, “A Critical Assessment of Ian McHarg’s Human Ecological Planning Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania.”

 

 

 

VII.  Professional Affiliations, Business Cards, Personal Projects, Additional Employment, Thesis, and Related Materials, 1967-2001

Contains documents related to his personal and professional life.  Included are materials about Cohen’s professional affiliations with the American Planning Association, American Institute of Planners, and the Delaware Association for of Public Administrators. 

 

                        VII.  A. Professional Affiliations, 1971-2001

 

                        VII.  A.1.  American Institute of Planners, 1976-1978

 

18        F1        Chapter Information (I), 1976-1978

 

            F2        Chapter Information (II), 1976-1978

                        Information regarding Cohen’s membership.

 

 

                        VII.  A.2.  American Planning Association, 1977-1994

 

            F3        I, 1977-1980

                        Information on planning conferences.

 

            F4        II, 1977-1980

                        General information regarding membership.

 

            F5        III, 1977-1980

                        Meeting minutes and membership information.

 

           


                        VII.  A. Professional Affiliations, 1971-2001 (cont’d)

                        VII.  A.2.  American Planning Association, 1977-1994 (cont’d)

 

18        F6        IV, 1981-1983

Membership lists and information regarding the appointment of Roy Lopata as Newark Planning Director.

                       

            F7        V, 1984-1985

Membership lists, amended by-laws, and information regarding the association’s affiliation with the Delaware Society of Architects.

 

            F8        Delaware, 1983-1995

 

            F9        Environmental Award Submission, 1992

 

            F10      Policy Implementation Principles, 1993

 

            F11      General Information, 1993-

 

            F12      Delaware American Planning Association, the Peter A. Larson Memorial

Achievement Award, Tribute, 2000

                        Larson was Wilmington’s first city planner (1962).  Appointed by Mayor

John Babiarz, Larson and Alan Chase (his assistant director) were Cohen’s first mentors in city and regional planning.  Many of Cohen’s colleagues called Larson the “Dean of Delaware Planners.”  Cohen was asked by the president of the Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association to establish an award in honor of Larson.  His tribute was presented on December 13, 2000.

 

           

                        VII.  A.3.  Delaware Association for Public Administration, 1971-1979    

 

F13      Correspondence, 1971-1974

 

            F14      Nominating Committee, 1973

Grant proposal, membership lists, and election information.

 

            F15      Chapter Programs, 1973-1974

 

            F16      Program Committee, 1973-1976

 

19        F17      1976-1981

Information and materials gathered during Cohen’s tenure as president of the association.

 

           


                        VII.  A. Professional Affiliations, 1971-2001 (cont’d)

                        VII.  A.3.  Delaware Association for Public Administration, 1971-1979                                         (cont’d)

 

19        F18      Executive Committee (I), 1973-1975

Meeting minutes, agendas, and reports.

 

            F19      Executive Committee (II), 1973-1975

 

            F20      General (I), 1977-1978

                        Newsletters and lectures.

 

            F21      General (II), 1977-1978

                        Lectures, membership lists, conference materials, and agendas.

 

            F22      Workshop-Compensation

Practices, 1979

 

 

VII.  B.  Business Cards and Photographs, Personal Projects, Additional Employment, Thesis, and Related Materials, 1967-2001

 

            F23      342 Papermill Road [Newark, Del.], 1975-1986

Financial, legal, business, and research documents about Cohen’s residence in Newark.  He did considerable research on his bungalow-style home to record its history and determine its historic significance.

 

            F24      Thesis, Master of Arts, University of Delaware, 1976

Original copy of Cohen’s thesis, “The Role of the Urban Planner in the Decision Making Process: The Political Dimension.”  Included is a handwritten annotated outline of the thesis, an abstract, and departmental guidelines for theses.

 

            F25      Business Cards and Photographs, 1967-2001

 

Details:
1969 April 1 – Delaware State Planning Office staff / Helicopter tour of the Delaware Coast taken at Dover Air Force Base after the tour: Dan Keifer (director), William J. Cohen, Mino Carchetti, John Sherman (Cohen’s supervisor), Jack Williams, Unidentified Lt. Col., S. Michael Thompson, Kenneth Bessinger (3 prints and one digital image file)

1978 – wallet-size color portrait of WJC

1994 October – Russell W. Peterson and WJC / copyright Bradford L. Glazier

1998 November 7 – Three portraits of WJC at White clay Creek / photographs taken by Peggy Schultz

2004 May 3 – Two portraits of WJC taken by John R. Schoonover, one used on jacket cover of Cohen’s Swanendael in New Netherland (2004)

2013 January 12 – Two group photographs of the core members of the planning consulting firm William J. Cohen and Associates, Inc. (1977-1990): WJC, Laura Newmarker Bonner, Frank R. Selby, Andrew D. Zimmerman / photographs taken by Rebecca Bedford

2013 Janury 13 – “The Beltway Hall of Fame” group photograph taken at annual meeting of the Coalition for Natural Stream Valleys: Edward Cairns, Robert Varrin, Dorothy Miller, WJC (36 years after this group—among others—met during initial discussions of the proposed Newark Beltway, 1971-1977)

 

 

            F26      Newspaper Clippings, 1977-1979

 

            F27      Newspaper Clippings, 1980

 

            F28      Newspaper Clippings, 1982

 

            F29      Newspaper Clippings, 1983

 

            F30      Newspaper Clippings, 1984

 

            F31      Newspaper Clippings, 1985-1986


            VII.  A. Professional Affiliations, 1971-2001 (cont’d)

            VII.  B.  Business Cards and Photographs, Personal Projects, Additional

            Employment, Thesis, and Related Materials, 1967-2001 (cont’d)

 

19        F32      Resource Development Director, Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc., Wilmington & Western Railroad, 1986-1991 (I)

Materials about the position Cohen held at the Wilmington & Western Railroad.  His duties included raising funds to support the operation of the railroad.  Consists of an employee rulebook, correspondence, and research notes.

 

F33      Resource Development Director, Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc., Wilmington & Western Railroad, 1986-1991 (II)

            Correspondence, news clippings, and railroad newsletters.

 

F34      Resource Development Director, Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc., Wilmington & Western Railroad, 1986-1991 (III)

            Job description, correspondence, news clippings, and railroad newsletters.

 

            F35      Director, Cecil County [Md.] Arts Council, 1988-1990

Newsletters, news clippings, announcements, and workshops.  Cohen planned many of the exhibits and programs in addition to designing printed materials.

 

            F36      City-Planning Game, 1978

                        Game created by Cohen.

 

            F37      Report for City of Wilmington Housing 1900-1940, Inclusive

Report that Cohen did when he worked for Arnold Goldsborough’s real estate company.  In 1967 he produced this research, which became a “springboard” for him into city planning. 

 

F38      Friends Society of Brandywine Park (Friends of Wilmington Parks)

Materials about this citizen group that advocated the preservation and protection of Brandywine Park, Wilmington.  Cohen was invited to join the Board of Stewards in 1994.  He served as president from 1995-1998.

 

            F39      “A Perspective in Refining Contemporary Urban Planning,” 1994

Unpublished manuscript by Cohen including research notes and drafts.

 


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