Francis H. Fife papers
Scope and Contents
Please note, the file titles in this collection have been transcribed. The file titles were created by Mr. Fife or his staff.
- 1785 - 2015
- Majority of material found within 1940 - 2015
- Fife, Francis H., 1920-2015 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
He led the fight for civil rights and adequate housing throughout the 1950s and 1960s as a founder of the housing foundation and by serving on the city’s Housing Advisory Committee, which pushed for several public housing sites to better integrate communities.
Fife sat eight years on the Charlottesville City Council, including two years as mayor from 1972 to 1974.
Fife was a member of the governance board of several government agencies and non-profit organizations. They included the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Housing Authority, the Charlottesville Housing Foundation and the Piedmont Housing Alliance. He was also a founder and former President of the Rivanna Trails Foundation. He was also on the Board of Directors for the group Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population. Fife served as Chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in the early 1980s and was also a former chair of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority.
Fife died on October 16, 2015 at the age of 95. A city park, street and neighborhood are named in honor of Fife family members.
“Francis H. Fife.” CVillepedia, https://www.cvillepedia.org/index.php?title=Francis_Fife&oldid=39248. Accessed 2 November 2018.
McKenzie, Bryan. “Charlottesville community icon Francis H. Fife dies.” The Daily Progress, 16 Oct. 2015. https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/charlottesville-community-icon-francis-h-fife-dies/article_dcf08922-7444-11e5-afc2-a79b5cef5b97.html. Accessed 2 November 2018.
168.4 Cubic Feet (168 cubic foot boxes, 1 document box)
Series 2: Oak Lawn 2, 1947-2015 (49.4 cubic feet). Materials in this series consist of political papers and civic organizations files. The files wihin the boxes mirror the order they were in within Mr. Fife's filing cabinets. No further organization has been done.
Series 3: Westview, 1785-1994 (73 cubic feet). Materials in this series consist of political papers that document Francis Fife's involvemnet in Charlottesville's local government where he spent years on the city council, and where he served one term as mayor, as well as serving as the chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. Also included are persoanl papers that document his life during and after World War II, and a small number of family papers.
- Francis H. Fife papers
- Under Revision
- E. Wilkinson, J. Azizi
- 2 November 2018
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Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States