Parts of Rouse archive collection are to be made public tomorrow

December 06, 1996|By Dan Morse | Dan Morse,SUN STAFF

For the first time ever, parts of the recently acquired James W. Rouse archive collection will be presented to the public tomorrow afternoon during a ceremony devoted to the planned community's roots.

The Columbia Association (CA) will hold a preview of the collection from noon to 2 p.m. at the Columbia Welcome Center near the restaurants that overlook Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia's Town Center.

CA intends to open a full collection of books, papers and business records next year for students, urban planners and residents. Rouse, who founded Columbia in 1967 as his vision of a better urban/suburban America, died in April at age 81.

The Welcome Center open house also will serve as an introduction to a new book, "Creating a New City," written by 14 designers, planners and others who worked on Columbia. Several of the authors will be on hand to sign the book.

The open house will feature guided walking tours of Town Center and a Columbia slide show.

Pub Date: 12/06/96

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