Kathleen (Kathy) Appis Papers, 1961-1987

Kathleen (Kathy) Appis Papers, 1961-1987

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Finding Aid Publication Date:

Published in 2019. ©Copyright Chester Library.

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Kathleen (Kathy) Appis Papers


Kathleen (Kathy) Appis




2 document cases, one oversized (1 linear foot)


The Kathy Appis Papers comprise mainly research files on historic building and farms preservation, the Peapack Gladstone Reservoir, and Chester Township planning efforts. The materials also include Appis’ work on behalf of the Historic Preservation and Historic Sites Committees of the Chester Historical Society.




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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

This collection is open for research.

Physical Access:

The items in this collection may be used by patrons who abide by the guidelines of the Local History Department.

Technical Access:

No additional technology is required to use this collection.

Conditions Governing Reproduction:
While some materials in this collection are in the public domain, in other cases copyright restrictions may apply. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], Kathleen (Kathy) Appis Papers collection of Chester Library, Chester, New Jersey.

Collection Processed By:

Debra Schiff, Local History Librarian in 2018

Finding Aid Author:

Debra Schiff, Local History Librarian

Description Control:

Description based on DACS.

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Biographical History

Biographical information restricted at the donor’s request.

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Scope and Content

The Kathleen (Kathy) Appis Papers predominately contain research materials related to her work on the Chester Township Environmental Commission, the Peapack Gladstone Reservoir Committee, and the Chester Historical Society. Appis’ exploration of plans, policies, and historical preservation led to the creation of these records spanning 1980-1987. Earlier records included in the collection provided background information for her efforts to preserve historic farmland and buildings in the area.

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Organization and Arrangement

There are four series of materials in this collection. They are arranged in alphabetical order by topic, then by date. Series 1 is Chester Historical Society, 1982-1987. It comprises 6 folders. Series 2 is Peapack Gladstone Reservoir Committee, 1980-1984. It fills 4 folders. Series 3 is Chester Borough and Township Planning Boards, 1961-1985. It has 4 folders. Series 4, Research and Reference Files, spans 1976-1986 and fills 13 folders.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names/Organizations Subject:

Chester Historical Society
Chester Township Planning Board


Environmental assessment
Historic buildings.
Historic buildings–New Jersey.
Historic preservation.
Historic preservation—New Jersey.
Master plans


Appis, Kathleen (Kathy)
Smith, Carmen


Chester (N.J.)
Chester Township (N.J.)
Gladstone (N.J.)
Morris County (N.J.)
New Jersey.
Peapack (N.J.)

Genre Terms:

Master plan reports

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Container List

Box 1, Chester Historical Society; Peapack Gladstone Reservoir Committee; Chester Borough and Township Planning Boards; and Research and Reference Files, Farmland Preservation, 1961-1987

Box Series Folder Description Dates
1 1           1 Budd Family Reunion Tours 1985
1           2 Historic Preservation Committee 1983-1987
1           3 Historic Sites Committee 1982
1           4 Nathaniel Terry House 1985-1987
1           5 Tippet Building Appeal 1987
1           6 Walking Tour Through Chester Village Center 1983
2           7 Peapack Gladstone Reservoir Committee 1980-1982
2           8 Peapack Gladstone Reservoir Committee 1980-1984
2           9 Peapack Gladstone Reservoir Committee, Correspondence 1980
2          10 Peapack Gladstone Reservoir Committee, Minutes 1980
3          11 Chester Borough Master Plan 1978
3          12 Chester Township Planning Board 1961, 1981-1985
3          13 Comprehensive Plan for Chester Township 1974
3          14 Conclusions of Environmental Assessments of Chesters Undated
4          15 Farmland Preservation, New Jersey and Morris County 1980-1985, undated
4          16 Farmland Preservation, New Jersey and Morris County 1986, undated
4          17 Grassroots: An Agriculture Retention and Development Program for New Jersey 1980
4          18 Morris County Master Plan, Water Supply Element 1982
4          19 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Standards for the Construction of Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems 1978


Container Lists for the Kathleen (Kathy) Appis Papers

Box 2, Research and Reference Files, Historic Preservation and Municipal Preservation Planning, 1976-1984

Box Series Folder Description Dates
2 4 1 County and Municipal Government Study Commission 1980
4 2 Historic Preservation Research File 1977-1983
4 3 Historic Preservation Research File 1980-1983
4 4 Municipal Preservation Planning 1976-1982
4 5 New Jersey Municipal Ordinances and Historical Preservation 1980, undated
4 6 U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings 1983
4 7 “The Old-House Journal,” vol. XII, no. 10 1984
4 8 Negotiation and Mediation Undated


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