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Collection Number: 05175

Collection Title: George T. Lathrop Papers, 1967-1985

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2000 items)
Abstract George T. Lathrop was the chair of the Town of Chapel Hill (N.C.) Transportation Board, 1974-1982. Afterwards, he became deputy director of the Charlotte (N.C.) Department of Transportation. Lathrop also worked as a consultant for Kimley-Horn Associates and John Hamburg and Associates, 1973-1982. Lathrop earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught at the University, 1966-1973. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, studies, research data, and other materials related to George T. Lathrop's work on transportation issues in the Triangle area of North Carolina, including Chapel Hill, N.C., Durham, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. Most of the records relate to Lathrop's tenure as chair of the Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982. They reflect the functioning of the Transportation Board as an advisory group for the Chapel Hill Town Manager and Chapel Hill Town Council on matters related to public transit, traffic congestion, road construction, parking, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Included are meeting minutes and agendas for virtually every monthly meeting of the Transportation Board between 1975 and 1982. Many documents deal specifically with the Chapel Hill Community Transit system or the local bus system, while others are related to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including correspondence with the University about campus parking and bus service. Other materials deal with Lathrop's work outside of his role on the Chapel Hill Transportation Board. Included are items relating to the Chapel Hill Central Business District Study Group; the Joint Committee on Public Transportation; and the Triangle J Council of Governments, for which Lathrop worked as a consultant from John Hamburg and Associates. There are also class materials from a course Lathrop taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982; a collection of recommendations made to the Triangle Transit Authority concerning a regional transit plan for the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area; a 1975 North Carolina legislative report discussing the Transportation Improvement Plan of Chapel Hill; and other items.
Creator Lathrop, George T.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George T. Lathrop Papers #5175, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from UNC-Charlotte, Atkins Library, Charlotte, N.C., in September 2004 (Acc. 99890)
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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George T. Lathrop was the chair of the Town of Chapel Hill (N.C.) Transportation Board, 1974-1982. Afterwards, he became deputy director of the Charlotte (N.C.) Department of Transportation. Lathrop also worked as a consultant for Kimley-Horn Associates and John Hamburg and Associates, 1973-1982. Lathrop earned his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught at the University, 1966-1973.

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The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, studies, research data, and other materials related to George T. Lathrop's work on transportation issues in the Triangle area of North Carolina, including Chapel Hill, N.C., Durham, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. Most of the records relate to Lathrop's tenure as chair of the Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982. They reflect the functioning of the Transportation Board as an advisory group for the Chapel Hill Town Manager and Chapel Hill Town Council on matters related to public transit, traffic congestion, road construction, parking, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Included are meeting minutes and agendas for virtually every monthly meeting of the Transportation Board between 1975 and 1982. Many documents deal specifically with the Chapel Hill Community Transit system or the local bus system, while others are related to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including correspondence with the University about campus parking and bus service. Other materials deal with Lathrop's work outside of his role on the Chapel Hill Transportation Board. Included are items relating to the Chapel Hill Central Business District Study Group; the Joint Committee on Public Transportation; and the Triangle J Council of Governments, for which Lathrop worked as a consultant from John Hamburg and Associates. There are also class materials from a course Lathrop taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982; a collection of recommendations made to the Triangle Transit Authority concerning a regional transit plan for the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area; a 1975 North Carolina legislative report discussing the Transportation Improvement Plan of Chapel Hill; and other items.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982.

About 1400 items.

Arrangement: subject.

Correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, and other materials related to George T. Lathrop's tenure as chair of the Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board from 1974 to 1982. These records reflect the functioning of the Transportation Board as an advisory group for the Chapel Hill Town Manager and Town Council on matters related to public transit, traffic congestion, road construction, parking, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Included in the series are meeting minutes and agendas for virtually every monthly meeting of the Transportation Board between 1975 and 1982. Other documents related directly to the functioning of the Transportation Board include the Board's bylaws and organizational guidelines. Many of the documents deal specifically with the Chapel Hill Community Transit system or the local bus system. These include studies measuring the usage patterns of the Chapel Hill bus system, including the system's Park and Ride lots, tables and charts detailing the finances of the Chapel Hill Community Transit System, and reports and correspondence related to the addition of bus lines, including the expansion of bus service to the neighboring town of Carrboro, N.C. Also, there are many materials related to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including correspondence with the University related to campus parking and bus service on campus, drawings and memoranda related to a proposed parking garage on the Chapel Hill campus, and a report of a study on student use of the bus system.

Folder 1

1982-1983 budget #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 1

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

Advertising and marketing #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 2-3

Folder 4

Bikeway regulations #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 4

Folder 5

Bus equipment #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 5

Folder 6

Bylaws and organization #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 6

Folder 7

Capital grants #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 7

Folder 8

Chapel Hill Community Transit: Additional bus lines #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 8

Folder 9

Chapel Hill Community Transit: Bus schedules #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 9

Folder 10

Chapel Hill Community Transit: Carrboro, N.C. #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 10

Folder 11

Chapel Hill Community Transit: E-Z Rider program #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 11

Folder 12

Chapel Hill Community Transit: Patronage #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 12

Folder 13

Chapel Hill Community Transit: Shared ride taxi service #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 13

Folder 14

Chapel Hill Community Transit: Shelters and benches #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 14

Folder 15

Chapel Hill Community Transit: Student analyses #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 15

Folder 16

Financial documents #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 16

Folder 17

Gilbert studies #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 17

Folder 18

Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 18

Folder 19

Legislation and regulations #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 19

Folder 20-21

Folder 20

Folder 21

Membership: Transportation Board #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 20-21

Folder 22

Minutes and agenda for Board meetings: 1975-1977 #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 22

Folder 23

Minutes and agenda for Board meetings: 1978-1979 #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 23

Folder 24

Minutes and agenda for Board meetings: 1980-1981 #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 24

Folder 25

Minutes and agenda for Board meetings: 1982 #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 25

Folder 26

Miscellaneous Transportation Board materials #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 26

Folder 27

Multiple classification analysis program. #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 27

Folder 28

North Carolina Department of Transportation reports #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 28

Folder 29

Notices: Urban Mass Transit Administration and the American Public Transportation Association #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 29

Folder 30

Park and Ride lot study #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 30

Folder 31

Park and Ride lot study: Report and draft #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 31

Folder 32

Parking #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 32

Folder 33

Parking removal #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 33

Folder 34

Personal correspondence #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 34

Folder 35-36

Folder 35

Folder 36

Planning and technical services #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 35-36

Folder 37

Rail transit #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 37

Folder 38

Section 18 program #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 38

Folder 39

Surveys #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 39

Folder 40

Taxicab operators #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 40

Folder 41-43

Folder 41

Folder 42

Folder 43

Thoroughfare plan #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 41-43

Folder 44

Town of Chapel Hill-UNC Committee #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 44

Folder 45-46

Folder 45

Folder 46

Transit service standards #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 45-46

Folder 47

Transportation Department progress report #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 47

Folder 48

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Capital budget #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 48

Folder 49

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Correspondence #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 49

Folder 50-51

Folder 50

Folder 51

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Parking garage #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 50-51

Folder 52

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Student Athletic Center #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 52

Folder 53

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Student transit survey #05175, Series: "1. Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board, 1974-1982." Folder 53

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985.

About 550 items.

Arrangement: subject.

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, research data, and other materials related to transportation-related work completed by George T. Lathrop outside of his role as chair of the Town of Chapel Hill Transportation Board. Organizations relating to these materials include the Chapel Hill Central Business District Study Group, of which Lathrop was a member from 1972 to 1973; the Joint Committee on Public Transportation, a group consisting of representatives from the Town of Chapel Hill, the Town of Carrboro, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which Lathrop chaired in the early 1970s; and the Triangle J Council of Governments, an association of government leaders from Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, for which Lathrop performed work as a consultant from John Hamburg and Associates. The Triangle J Council of Governments records include memoranda, data printouts, and reports from a project Lathrop undertook to estimate travel demand in the Triangle area using records from the 1970 Census. Other materials include student papers, class rosters, assignments, and class materials documenting a Spring 1982 course Lathrop taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of City and Regional Planning, entitled Transportation Planning Models.

Folder 54-55

Folder 54

Folder 55

Chapel Hill Central Business District Study Group #05175, Series: "2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985." Folder 54-55

Folder 56

Joint Committee on Public Transportation: Findings and recommendations #05175, Series: "2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985." Folder 56

Folder 57-58

Folder 57

Folder 58

Joint Committee on Public Transportation: Memoranda and other documents #05175, Series: "2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985." Folder 57-58

Folder 59-60

Folder 59

Folder 60

North Carolina Bus Systems, 1970 #05175, Series: "2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985." Folder 59-60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

PL-207 class materials #05175, Series: "2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985." Folder 61-62

Folder 63-65

Folder 63

Folder 64

Folder 65

Triangle J Council of Governments: Estimation of travel demand from 1970 census #05175, Series: "2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985." Folder 63-65

Folder 66-68

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Triangle J Council of Governments: Reports and memoranda #05175, Series: "2. Other Affiliations and Occupations, 1967-1985." Folder 66-68

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Reports and Miscellaneous Documents, 1969-1985.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: form.

Reports dealing with various issues and studies related to transportation in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, in particular the Town of Chapel Hill. Other documents include a collection of recommendations made to the Triangle Transit Authority concerning a regional transit plan for the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area, as well as a North Carolina legislative report from 1985 discussing the Transportation Improvement Plan of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 69-72

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Reports #05175, Series: "3. Reports and Miscellaneous Documents, 1969-1985." Folder 69-72

Folder 73

Miscellaneous documents #05175, Series: "3. Reports and Miscellaneous Documents, 1969-1985." Folder 73

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jesse Brown, January 2006

Encoded by: Jesse Brown, January 2006

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