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Hershfang, Ann : Papers, 1970-2003


Quantity

5 boxes

Provenance

These papers were donated to the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston Library by Ann Hershfang in September 2010.

Biography

Ann Hershfang is a long-time resident of Boston’s South End. She has been involved in community activism in her neighborhood since the later 1960s, primarily with issues relating to highways and transit. She was part of the fight to stop the construction of the Southwest Corridor project. She has also served as State Undersecretary of Transportation and was on the board of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, and was the founder of the advocacy group "WalkBoston."

Scope and Content

The records are organized into five series reflecting Hershfang's activism and advocacy regarding the South End Bypass (1969-1974), South End Transportation Issues 1971-1985), Southwest Corridor (1975-1991) and Southwest Corridor (Eleanor Strong files), and Walk Boston.
 
INVENTORY 
Box 1:
 
SERIES I: South End Bypass, 1969-1974

  1.    Anti-highway press, Sargent decision, 1970-1971
  2.   TAPC (Tubman Area Planning Council) and correspondence, petition, 1969-70 (1/2)
  3.   TAPC and road correspondence, petition, 1969-70 (2/2)
  4.   Greater Boston Committee on the Transportation Crisis, 1970-1971
  5.   Publications and reports, 1970-1971 (1/3)
  6.   Publications and reports, 1970-1971 (2/3)
  7.   Publications and reports, 1970-1971 (3/3)
  8.   Articles, 1974.
  

SERIES II: South End Transportations Issues, 1971-1985
 
  1.      South End Committee on Transportation, 1971-1980
  2.      Columbus – Tremont, 1974-1982 (1/2)
 
Box 2:
 
  3.      Columbus – Tremont, 1974-1982 (2/2)
  4.      Tremont, phase I, 1983-1985
  5.      News articles, SECOT, 1972-1976
  6.      SECOT misc. items re design meetings, 1974-1980
  7.      Washington St. el replacement, 1972-1973
  8.      Tremont St. bus, 1973-1981
  9.      Traffic plans for South End, fights to conclusion, 1971-1974 (1/3)
10.   Traffic plans for South End, fights to conclusion, 1971-1974 (2/3)
 
Box 3.
 
11.      Traffic plans for South End, fights to conclusion, 1971-1974 (3/3) 
12.      General transportation issues, South End, 1974-1976
13.      BRA papers re SE planning meeting re traffic volume, 1972-1973
14.      SE Committee on Transportation, proposal,/BRA policy, 1972-1974
 
 
SERIES III: Southwest Corridor, Hershfang files, 1975-1991
 
   1.      Damage claims, 1983-1984
   2.      SW Corridor park name, 1991
   3.      Parkland Management Advisory Committee, 1988-1990.
   4.      Background, 1977-1979 (1/2)
   5.      Background, 1977-1979 (2/2) 
   6.      Misc., 1981-1982
   7.      Funding shortfall, 1981-1982
 
Box 4:
 
   8.      Budget and funding, 1981-1982
   9.      Orange-line construction, 1975-1976 (1/2)
 10.   Orange-line construction, 1975-1976 (2/2)               
 11.   Articles, Orange Line, 1982-1988
 
 
Box 5:
 
SERIES IV: Southwest Corridor, Eleanor Strong files
 
   1.      Station Area Task Force (1/2)
   2.      Station Area Task Force (2/2)
   3.      Neighborhood Committee/Cover Task Force (1/2)
   4.      Neighborhood Committee/Cover Task Force (2/2)
   5.      Gardens on Section 1 of SWC & PMAC
   6.      Saranac/New Castle
   7.      SWCP/PMAC (1/2)
   8.      SWCP/PMAC (2/2)
   9.      PMAC
 10.   SWCP— Working Committee
 11.   MDC/Management Advisory Committee
 12.   Construction Task Force (1/2)
 13.   Construction Task Force (2/2)
 14.   SWC Opening
 15.   Section 2—landscape
 16.   SWC Landscaping Plans
 17.   Task Force Meetings (1/2)
 18.   Task Force Meetings (2/2)
 19.   Assorted loose papers
 
  
SERIES V: WalkBoston
 
   1.     Mission, Description, Pedestrian guidlines  
   2.      Events 
   3.      20th Advocacy Items, misc.
   4.   Historical Events
   5.   Early History
   6.   Board Meetings and Minutes, 1997-2001
   7.   WalkBoston Advocacy Committee, 1994-1998
   8.   Advocacy General and Articles
   9.   Misc corresspondence
 10.   Press, 2002-2003
 11.   Photographs - WalkBoston