Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10267/11339
Title: Finding Aid for the Sternberg Overton Park Expressway Collection
Keywords: Overton Park (Memphis, Tenn.);Sternberg, Irma O., 1915-2007;Citizens to Preserve Overton Park (Memphis, Tenn.);Expressways;Environment;Parks
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College Archives and Special Collections
Abstract: The materials listed in this finding aid were collected by Irma O. Sternberg during her work to keep a six-lane expressway from being built through Overton Park (Memphis, Tenn.) in Memphis, Tennessee. She and other concerned citizens formed CPOP, Citizens to Preserve Overton Park (Memphis, Tenn.). The fought the proposed segment of I-40 through litigation and public hearings. The U. S. Supreme Court eventually ruled in favor of CPOP and the expressway was never finished. (Citizens to Preserve Overton Park (Memphis, Tenn.) v. Volpe, 401 U.S. 402, 1971)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10267/11339
Appears in Collections:Irma O. Sternberg Overton Park Expressway Collection

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