A report from the mayor, city council, and various governmental departments of Charleston, S.C. for the year 1940. The Year Book opens with an address from the mayor, Henry W. Lockwood, followed by reports from various departments.
Black-and-white photograph of two men and three women outside. Writing on back of image reads, "McLeod house James Island - near north entrance. Left to right: Mr. Cunnings, W.E.McLeod, Mrs. S.L. Lebby, Miss McLeod and Miss Cunnings. About 1940. The Cunnings of Carring, N.Y. a friend of the Lebbys."
Ballot card for the Coming Street Y.W.C.A. for the year 1940, providing candidates for the Committee of Management from January 1940 to January 1943 and candidates for the Nominating Committee for 1941.
Black-and-white wood engraving depicting the prophecy of Isaiah: "And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Wood engraving signed by the artist Howard Simon.
Flyer for the flyer for the twenty-sixth observance "National Negro Health Week," providing information on a poster contest, suggested health pageant, Booker T. Washington Postage Stamp, and a schedule of events.
Letter to Frederick Law Olmsted from Robert N.S. Whitelaw (Nov. 11, 1940) enclosing clippings, mentioning Miss [Helen] McCormack's work with the Regional Planning Committee, and enclosing a copy of the "book we released on Nov. 1st."
Letter to Robert N.S. Whitelaw from Frederick Law Olmsted (Feb. 12, 1940) enclosing draft "Central Considerations" that completes the "Inventory" section, and informing Whitelaw that subsequent sections on zoning, parking, and traffic, will be delayed.
Letter to Robert N.S. Whitelaw from Frederick Law Olmsted (Mar. 6, 1940) enclosing another installment of his report related to the architectural inventory and also a New England Planning Commission report on its traffic problems.
Letter to Robert N.S. Whitelaw from Frederick Law Olmsted (Feb. 2, 1940) enclosing brief introduction [to report], promising, i.e., "Central Considerations" that will deal with the immediate need for an architectural inventory.
Purpose and Objects of the Community Development Council for the Metropolitan Area of Charleston, S.C. And the membership list for the Architectural Survey Committee. ("Committee appointed 1940" handwritten on document.)
Letter to Frederick Law Olmsted from Robert N.S. Whitelaw (Apr. 23, 1940) informing him that the study is under way and that the committee needs to secure funding for a secretary. Whitelaw will let him know when there is additional information to report.