University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

Peter Oakley Coltman papers,

1940-1998, bulk 1969-1996, undated

Collection Summary

Creator: Coltman, Peter Oakley, 1926-2012
Title: Peter Oakley Coltman papers
Dates 1940-1998, bulk 1969-1996, undated
Abstract Peter Oakley Coltman served as an associate professor for the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin from 1968 until his retirement in 1995. This collection documents Coltman's work as an instructor, his contributions to the development and administration of the CRP program, and his service to the university as a member of various faculty committees. Materials retained from Coltman's attendance of professional conferences and councils are also included in this collection, as are samples of student planning projects conducted for Austin-area communities and urban planning games used as course teaching aids.
Identification: COLT 2014002
Quantity 9 linear feet (25 document boxes, 1 bankers box, 1 oversize flat box)
Repository: Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of Peter Oakley Coltman

Peter Oakley Coltman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on December 27, 1926. He married Felicity Ann Kassner, a South African classical pianist and founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of the Austin Chamber Music Center, in 1955. The Coltmans raised four children: Ann, Heather, Peter, and Margaret.

Fascinated by architecture since childhood, Coltman pursued his interest at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1952 and a Diploma in Town Planning in 1957. Following his undergraduate studies, Coltman spent several years teaching construction at the University of the Witwatersrand. During this time he also worked for the National Building Research Institute and the South African National Tuberculosis Association in South Africa, as well as the African Housing Board in Zambia.

In 1961, Coltman enrolled in the Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning (MSCRP) program at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). Felicity Coltman and their son, Peter, joined him in 1962, while daughters Ann and Heather stayed in South Africa with other family members. Coltman completed his MSCRP degree in 1965 and was hired as an assistant professor by the University of Kansas in 1966.

In July 1968, Coltman returned to Austin with his family after accepting the position of Associate Professor in the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program at UT's School of Architecture (SOA). Coltman served as graduate adviser for the CRP from 1969 until 1971, when he took a one-year leave from the SOA to teach at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) in England. During his time abroad, Coltman also studied the development of the New Towns Movement for post-WWII planned communities in Great Britain.

Coltman earned a Certificate in Environmental Planning from the University of Manchester in 1973 and became a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. At the same time, he registered as an architect with the Royal Institute of British Architects. In the United States, he was an Associate Member of The American Institute of Architects, and from 1974 to 1986 served as a member of the National American Institute of Architects Committee on Regional Development and Natural Resources.

Throughout his twenty-seven year tenure at the SOA, Coltman worked to establish interdisciplinary relationships between the CRP and the school's seven other programs of study. Moreover, he consulted on several local development projects in communities across Texas. Coltman's professional interest in the impact of human culture on the natural environment fueled his commitment to the environmentalist movement. Not surprisingly, his personal interests included camping and hiking, traveling, gardening, recycling, and composting. Upon retiring from UT in 1995, Coltman was granted the status of Associate Professor Emeritus in the SOA.

Coltman died at his home in Austin on July 3, 2012. UT memorialized him with the planting of a Mexican Plum tree near Sutton Hall. In addition, Coltman's family members established the Peter O. Coltman Book Prize in Architecture and Planning at The University of Texas at Austin. The award recognizes outstanding student achievement at the SOA.

Partially based upon "In Memoriam: Peter Oakley Coltman," University of Texas, Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches, [accessed February 9, 2015]

Scope and Content of the collection

A majority of the collection materials derives from the period during which Peter Coltman worked in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. As a faculty member, Coltman served on faculty committees, participated in curriculum development initiatives, and contributed to his profession through his involvement with local area planning boards and councils. Documents related to these activities (bulk 1970-1996) include faculty rosters, departmental and committee meeting agendas and minutes, course proposals and listings, curriculum development papers and interoffice memorandums.

Coltman's teaching activities (1967-1995) generated course descriptions, class assignments and project rubrics, reading lists, and sample tests. Within these teaching materials, there are items of correspondence with students regarding their work and performance in class, copies of thank-you letters sent to visiting lecturers, and teaching evaluations and comments from Coltman's students.

As part of the coursework (1971-1995) for planning courses, Coltman's students completed studies of Austin neighborhoods such as Hancock, Bouldin Creek, Rosedale and Blackshear. These studies are mostly in the form of spiral-bound booklets and offer detailed demographic and land use information about these areas at the time the studies took place. They provide population figures, locations of various buildings and utilities, maps, drawings, slides and photographs. Some of the student work involved environmental impact studies of regions around Austin such as the Edwards Aquifer and the Walnut Creek Watershed. A selection of student research papers retained by Coltman addresses a variety of topics including regional planning, urban growth, preservation, and conservation.

Coltman gathered a number of research and reference materials (1959-1984) throughout the course of his career, especially those pertaining to his interest in the New Towns Movement in Great Britain. Materials including pamphlets, booklets, brochures, promotional packets, and maps provide information on twenty of the New Towns planned communities. In addition, he collected publications on various topics relating to conservation of the natural environment, such as sustainable growth and planning, the British national park system, and the National Trust in Great Britain. These items consist of journals, newsletters, government publications and conference agendas.

The urban planning games consist partly of manufactured games and partly of hand-made game pieces. These types of games were often used as teaching aids in the classroom.


The papers are arranged in the following 4 series. Within subseries, material is generally arranged chronologically or alphabetically by topic:
A: Faculty Papers
B: Teaching Materials
C: Research and Reference Materials
D: Urban Planning Games


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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Texas Online Catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings:


Coltman, Peter Oakley, 1926-2012


University of Texas at Austin. School of Architecture
University of Texas at Austin. Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning


University of Texas School of Architecture--Faculty
University of Texas at Austin. School of Architecture. Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning
City planning--Texas--Austin
New towns--Great Britain

Document types:

Faculty papers
Student works
Reference sources

Related Material

Personal home movies from the Peter Oakley Coltman family can be viewed online at the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI).


Alexander Architectural Archives houses other collections on University of Texas School of Architecture records.


The Hugo Leipziger-Pearce papers includes a film, "San Antonio Regional Planning, Alamo Area Council of Governments, Subject: Environmental Concerns and Future Development."


Administrative Information


Peter Oakley Coltman papers, Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Processing Information

Papers processed by Michelle Bennight, Elissa Calfin, and Jamie Dye for Archival Enterprise 1, spring 2015. Edited by Donna Coates, Tim Kindseth, and Stephanie Tiedeken, fall 2015.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Series A: Faculty Papers, 1946-1996, undated

Series Abstract
This series is comprised of four subseries which document the history and administration of the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program, as well as Coltman's service to his profession throughout his tenure at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. The materials in subseries A1 through A3 include office memos, departmental and committee meeting minutes, course proposals and listings, curriculum development papers, correspondence, and agendas. Subseries A4 contains correspondence both written and received by Coltman. While correspondence is located throughout this collection, subseries A4 centers on student and faculty letters, cards, and postcards; letters of recommendation composed by Coltman for his students; and assorted professional correspondence. Subseries A5 contains newspaper clippings pertaining to neighborhood associations and urban planning in Austin, a copy of Coltman's "Austin Neighborhood Association Handbook," and materials relating to his work as a consultant for the Cherry Creek development in south Austin.
A1: Community and Regional Planning - Administrative Records, 1940-1996, undated
box folder
1 1 1940-1956
2 1962-1969, undated
3 1970
4 1971
5 1972
6 1973
7 1974 (January-May)
box folder
2 1 1974 (July-December)
2 1975
3 1976
4 1977 (January-August)
5 1977 (September-December)
6 1978
7 1979
box folder
3 1 1980
2 1981
3 1982 (January-July)
4 1982 (August-December)
5 1983
6 1984
7 1985-1987
8 1988-1992
box folder
4 1 1993
2 1994-1996
3 Course papers, undated
A2: Committees, 1971-1990
Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.
box folder
25 1 Alamo Area Council of Governments,1973
box folder
4 4 Alternatives to Confrontation,1977
5 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning,1988-1990
6 Boggy Creek Steering Committee,1975, 1980
7 British and European Studies Group, British Archeology,1974-1987
8 Chamber of Commerce Fellows,1973-1974
9 Council for Advanced Transportation Studies,1973
10 Council for Advanced Transportation Studies,1979
11 Electric Power Parks,1975
12 Extended Service Committee,1984-1985
13 Ford Foundation,1979, undated
box folder
5 1 Graduate Studies Committee,1971-1982
2 Growth Forum,1982-1986
3 Housing and Urban Development: State of the Art of Housing Technology and Industrialization,1973
4 Institute for Advanced Environmental Studies,1971
5-6 International Studies Committee,1977-1985
7 Minority Liaison,1984-1985
8 Mission of The University of Texas,1972
9 S.O.S. Environmental Television Network,1989-1990, undated
10 World Order Studies Committee,1978
A3: Conferences, 1969-1994
Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.
box folder
5 11 Conflict Management,1985
12 Creative Community Conference,1986
box folder
6 1 Emergency Shelters Symposium,1973
2 Humane Design,1974
3 Humanistic Approach to Community-Based Correctional Facilities for Juvenile Delinquents,1975
4 National Conference on Aesthetics in Civil Engineering,1974
5-6 Professional Examination Seminar,1981-1982
box folder
25 7 Shopping Centers and Hypermarkets: A One Day Seminar1971
box folder
6 7 Southwest Regional Conference: Human Settlements,1976
8 State Conference on Model Cities,1969
9 Surface Mining and Mined Land Reclamation Workshop,1974
10 Texas Advisory Council on Environmental Education Conference,1972
11 Texas Community Design Center Meeting,1994
12 Time Management Workshop,1984
13 Urban South Conference,1980
14 Winedale Conference: Minimization of Hurricane Produced Losses Through Improvements in Building Policies,1971
15 World Housing Needs and Environment Symposium,1975
A4: Correspondence, 1962-1998, undated
box folder
7 1 Student correspondence,1962-1997, undated
2 Recommendations, 1968-1987
3 Recommendations, 1988-1998, undated
4 Correspondence by date, 1968-1995, undated
A5: Community and Consulting Work, 1960-1995, undated
box folder
7 5 Austin area planned towns and neighborhoods, 1975-1995, undated
6 "Austin Neighborhood Association Handbook," 1984
7 Austin neighborhood growth and research, 1977-1992, undated
box folder
8 1 Jonestown: Cherry Creek, 1978, undated
2 Jonestown: Cherry Creek maps and deeds, 1960-1973

Series B: Teaching Materials, 1967-1995, undated

Series Abstract
This series includes materials pertaining to courses Coltman and other professors taught in Community and Regional Planning (CRP). The materials in subseries B1 are Coltman's class files, which contain syllabi, notes, reading lists, tests, quizzes, and student evaluations. Subseries B2 contains student-generated work, generally in the form of research papers or reports on development plans and Austin area neighborhoods, as well as comparative studies on city planning in the United States and Great Britain. Much of the student work was done as group projects, and individual names are not indicated on the finding aid. Some material may be restricted due to privacy issues.
B1: Course Materials 1967-1995, undated
box folder
8 3 Fall/Spring 1967-1968
4 Fall 1968
5 Spring 1969
6 Fall 1969
7 Spring 1970
8 Summer 1970
9 Fall 1970
10 Spring 1971
11 Spring 1972
12 Fall 1972
13 Spring 1973
14 Summer 1973
15 Fall 1973
16 Spring 1974
17 Summer 1974
18 Fall 1974
19 Spring 1975
20 Spring 1976
21 Summer 1976
22 Fall 1976
23 Spring 1977
24 Summer 1977
25 Fall 1977
26 Spring 1978
27 Summer 1978
28 Fall 1978
29 Spring 1979
box folder
9 1 Fall 1979
2 Spring 1980
3 Summer 1980
4 Fall 1980
5 Spring 1981
6 Summer 1981
7 Fall 1981
8 Spring 1982
9 Summer 1982
10 Fall 1982
11 Spring 1983
12 Fall 1983
13 Spring 1984
14 Fall 1984
15 Spring 1985
16 Summer 1985
17 Fall 1985
18 Spring 1986
19 Summer 1986
20 Fall 1986
box folder
10 1 Spring 1987
2 Summer 1987
3 Fall 1987
4 Spring 1988
5 Summer 1988
6 Fall 1988
7 Spring 1989
8 Summer 1989
9 Fall 1989
10 Spring 1990
11 Summer 1990
12 Fall 1990
13 Spring 1991
14 Summer 1991
15 Fall 1991
16 Spring 1992
17 Summer 1992
18 Fall 1992
box folder
11 1 Spring 1993
2 Summer 1993
3 Fall 1993
4 Spring 1994
5 Summer 1994
6 Fall 1994
7 Spring 1995
8 Summer 1995
9 Comparative Studies Program, 1973, 1977-1978
10 Bibliographies, late 1960s-early 1990s, undated
11 Community and Regional Planning (CRP) 383: National Growth Policy, undated
12 Summer Study Abroad, undated
B2: Student Work 1973-1995, undated
box folder
11 13 "Airport Land Use and Noise Compatibility Planning: A Policy Framework," CRP 383, Spring 1985
14 Airport Redevelopment Plans, 1984, 1991, undated
15 "Amenity - A British Concept, an American Fallacy?" CRP 388K, Spring 1975
16 "American and British Approaches to Citizen Involvement," CRP 388K, Spring 1975
17 "American Slums vs. British Slums: A Study of Urban Renewal," CRP 381, Spring 1974
box folder
12 1 "Approaches to Conservation of Historic Buildings in England and the United States," CRP 381, Spring 1974
27 "Austin Community College Neighborhood: Site Analysis," CRP 980X, Fall 1988
box folder
12 2 "Austin Inner City," CRP 397, 1981
3 "Austin Neighborhood Handbook: A Background to Community Goals, Political Participation, Legal Issues, Planning, Zoning and Site Development Regulations," Spring 1986
4 [Austin] "Shoal Creek, 12th, West, 11th Study Area," undated
5 "Austin Tomorrow: An Interim Report," Fall 1973
6 "The Automobile's Impact on the Urban Environments of the United States and Great Britain," CRP 381, Spring 1974
7 "A Background Study and Preliminary Design Analysis for Scott's Mountain Community," Summer 1985
8 "Banking Crisis and Opportunities for Land Conservation," Summer 1990
9 "Bastrop Comprehensive Sketch Plan," undated
27 "Bergstrom Area Study," CRP 980Z, Fall 1993
"Bergstrom Area Study: Environmental Impact Statement," Fall 1992
box folder
12 10 Blackshear/Prospect Hill [student reports], CRP 383, 1992-1993
11 Blackshear/Prospect Hill [reference materials and course documents], CRP 383, 1990-1993
12 Bouldin Creek, 1991, undated
box folder
13 1 "A Brief Discussion on the Qualities of Urban Areas," CRP 383, Fall 1979
box folder
25 3 City Edges Project 1 [correspondence, reference materials, and course documents], 1973, undated
box folder
13 2 City Edges Project 2 ["The Urban Design Games"] undated
3 City Edges Project 3 [student papers and reference materials], 1973-1984
4 "Climatology and Urbanization," ARC 382, Fall 1976
5 "A Comparative Study of the National Park Systems of Britain and the United States," CRP 381, undated
6 "A Comparison of Housing for the Elderly in the United States and England," CRP 381, Spring 1973
7 "A Comparison of the Policies and Objectives of British and American New Towns," ARC 369K, Spring 1973
8 "Comprehensive Plan Components for the City of Leander," Fall 1979
9 "The Conceptual Frameworks of Historic Preservation in the United States and Great Britain: A Comparison," CRP 388K, Spring 1976
10 "Conservation Easements" Spring 1995
11 "Conservation in Britain," ARC 369, Spring 1977
12 "Conservation, National Trusts, and their Effects on British and American Town Planning," ARC 396K, Spring 1977
13 "A Consideration of Historic and Cultural Conservation in Great Britain and the United States: The Re-use of Old Buildings," CRP 388K, Spring 1976
14 "Cottonmouth Creek: A Schematic Environmental Impact Statement" (1 of 2), undated
27 "Cottonmouth Creek: An Urban Environmental Study" (2 of 2), undated
box folder
13 15 "Course Critique and Suggestions for the Continuance of the 'Gas Plug' Game Project," undated
16 "Critique of the Gaming Course," ARC 380, Fall 1969
17 "Davenport Ranch: An Exercise in Environmental Quality Analysis," CRP 383, Fall 1978
box folder
14 1 "Delwood II Neighborhood Plan," Spring 1986
27 "Del Valle: A Community Plan," Fall 1993
box folder
14 2 "Development Analysis for a Section of the Alta Vista Subdivision," Fall 1987
3 "Development Strategies. Planning," Spring 1983
4 "Downtown Austin," CRP 383, Fall 1991
box folder
25 5 Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, Bexar County, ARC 563, Fall 1974
box folder
14 5 "Effective Relief for Overcrowded Cities in Iran and Applicability of British New Towns Policy," Fall 1977
6 "Effects of Urbanization on Environmental Quality: An Empirical Analysis," Fall 1983
7 "Environmental Geology in Community Planning," CRP 381, Fall 1973
8 "Environmental Planning Parameters for the Barton Creek Watershed," Fall 1977
9 "Environmental Survey of the Grelle Resource Area," Summer 1991
10 "An Evaluation of New Towns as an Alternative to Uneven Development: A Comparative Case Study of Reston, Virginia, and Bratsk, Siberia," SOC 396L, Spring 1989
11 "The Evolution of Environmental Impact Statements," Fall 1990
27 "A Garden Town: A Comprehensive Plan for Manor, Texas," Summer 1995
box folder
14 12 "Geology and Land Use Planning," ARC 369K, Fall 1973
13 "Great Britain, Its Conservation Areas, United States of America, Its Historic Districts: A Comparative Analysis," CRP 381, Spring 1974
14 "Guidebook for Neighborhood Organization," Spring 1982
15 Hancock [correspondence, reference materials, and course documents], 1981-1984, undated
box folder
15 1 "Hancock Neighborhood Plan," Spring 1982
2 "Hancock Neighborhood Study," Fall 1981
3 "Hancock Neighborhood Survey," Spring 1982
4 "Hazards in an Urbanizing Area: North Sector Growth Area, Capital Area Planning Council [CAPCO]," Spring 1979, 1980
5 "Highway Living: Impacts of Growth and Change Along 183" (1 of 2), undated
27 "Highway Living: Impacts of Growth and Change Along 183" (2 of 2), undated
box folder
15 6 "Historic Preservation in America," ARC 369, Spring 1977
7 "Historic Preservation in Great Britain and the United States," CRP 388, Spring 1975
8 "Historical Development of the Austin Central Business District," CRP 381, Fall 1973
9 "Hyde Park NCCD (Neighborhood Conservation Combining District) Preliminary Report of Recommendations," CRP 396, Summer 1992
27 "Hyde Park Neighborhood, Austin, Texas," CRP 980X, Fall 1989
"Ideas in Integrated Housing: Garden Cities, Reston, Pedestrian Pockets," CRP 388K, Summer 1994
box folder
15 10 "Image-Making in New Towns," CRP 388K, Fall 1976
11 "INSITE: A New Form for Environmental Analysis," undated
12 "Land Controls in Austin," Fall 1973
13 "Land Resource Study for the Concho Valley Council of Governments," CRP 385.2, Fall 1970-Spring 1971
14 "Land Use Planning and Waller Creek," ARC 369L, Spring 1974
15 "Land Use Regulation and Property Value," CRP 369K, Fall 1980
box folder
16 1 "Learning Games: Towards a Design Method," Fall 1970
2 "Local Government in the United States and Britain," CRP 388K, Spring 1975
3 "Local Impacts of the Closure and Redevelopment of the Holly Street Power Plant: Draft Environmental Impact Statement," CRP 383, Fall 1993
4 "Manor Area Study: Environmental, Economic, and Social Impacts of Proposed Development," Spring 1995
27 "Manor Area Study: Environmental Inventory and Proposed Development Plan," undated
"McAngus Road Development Study," CRP 980Z, Fall 1993
box folder
16 5 McQueeney Futures Project, 1980
6 "The Montopolis Neighborhood Plan," CRP 383, Spring 1994
7 "The Montopolis Study: A Neighborhood Inventory, Development Program and Environmental Analysis," Fall 1993
27 "Moores Crossing Redevelopment," Fall 1993
box folder
16 8 "National Growth Trends in the Libyan Arab Republic," CRP 388K, Fall 1976
9 "National-Regional Problem in Venezuela: National Growth Policy," Spring 1982
27 "Neighborhood Analysis: Deep Eddy Area," Fall 1992
box folder
16 10 "Neighborhood Planning Research," Summer 1984
11 "Neighborhood Study: East Austin," Fall 1994
12 "New Cities as an Element of Regional Planning in Venezuela," CRP 383, Spring 1982
13 "The New Community Act of 1970: Some Explanations for Failure," CRP 383, Spring 1990
14 "New Town Shortcomings," ARC 369K, undated
15 "New Towns and Housing: Britain and the Libyan Arab Republic," CRP 388K, Spring 1975
16 "New Towns and Planned Unit Development: A Stormy Past and a Bright Future," CRP 388K, Fall 1977
box folder
17 1 "New Towns Legislation: British and American," CRP 381, 1974
2 "New Towns-In Town: An Overview," CRP 383, undated
3 "New Towns: Policies and Proposals," CRP 381, Spring 1974
27 "Northwestern Travis County Site Analysis," Fall 1989
box folder
17 4 "Nuclear Winter," Spring 1986
5 "Old East Austin and the National Register: History, Personalities, and Observations," ARC 383, Fall 1984
6 "Onion Creek Project," CRP 383, ARC 386M (1 of 2), Fall 1993
27 "Onion Creek Project," CRP 383, ARC 386M (2 of 2), Fall 1993
box folder
17 7 "The Organization of a Community School Class for Los Alamos, New Mexico," Summer/Fall 1978
8 "An Overview of Planning in the Soviet Union," Spring 1988
27 "Pfocus On Pflugerville," CRP 383, ARC 380, Spring 1994
box folder
17 9 "Photogrammetry and Its Related Fields: A Tool for the Planner," ARC 380.2, undated
27 "Pilot Knob: A New Town," undated
box folder
17 10 "Planned Urban Development," ARC 369K, Fall 1973
11 "The Planning Implications of Urban Information Systems, Models, and Simulations," CRP 386.1, Fall 1970
12 "Planning Your Neighborhood: A Notebook for Neighborhood Organisations," undated
"The Plight of Small Towns in the United States," ARC 369K, undated
"The Plight of Small Villages in Great Britain," ARC 369K, undated
13 "Policy Changes Needed to Improve the Safety of the Nation's Food Supply," Fall 1985
14 "A Political Process Study: Austin's Zoning Procedure," ARC 369K, Fall 1973
15 "Preservation: Mandate for Modern Man," CRP 381, Spring 1973
16 "Protecting and Managing the Environment through the City Comprehensive Plan, Part II," Fall 1987
17 "Rainy Climates and Architecture," ARC 379, Spring 1977
box folder
25 6 "Recreation in Great Britain and the United States," Spring 1975
27 "A Re-Design of The Arboretum," Spring 1984
box folder
17 18 "The Redevelopment of the Tram Car Suburb," CRP 369K, Fall 1984
19 "Regarding the Status of Comprehensive Planning Today," Summer 1995
box folder
18 1 "The Rise and Fall of Neighborhood Group Power, Austin, Texas," SOC 346, Spring 1984
2 "Rosedale Neighborhood Group: Working for Alta Vista's Future," undated
3 "Rural Settlement Patterns: A Comparison of Scottish and Peruvian Forms," CRP 396, Spring 1977
4 San Antonio Aquifer Recharge Project, CRP 397, Spring 1975, 1983
5 "Sisu in the Realm of the Kingdom of the Woods: Innovation in Town Planning in England," Summer 1989
6 "The Small Village(s) in Britain and the Conservation of their Character," ARC 369, Spring 1977
7 "Some Comments on the British New Towns," CRP 388K, Spring/Summer 1976
8 "South Congress Avenue: Neighborhood Workshop," Spring 1985
9 "South Pleasant Valley Road Extension Analysis," Fall 1991
10 "A Study of Forestry in Great Britain and the United States," CRP 381, Spring 1974
27 "Study of Southwestern Williamson County," CRP 397, Fall 1979
box folder
18 11 "Towards Metropolitan Unity: Britain and the United States," Spring 1978
12 "Traffic Planning for New Towns: The British and American Experience," CRP 381, Spring 1984
13 Untitled [Downtown Austin], 369L, undated
box folder
19 1 "The Uplands: Development Plan for the Southeast Quadrant," Summer 1990
2 "The Uplands: Preliminary Environmental Impact Statement," CRP 388, Summer 1989
3 "The Viking Raids on England During the Ninth and Tenth Centuries and Their Impact Upon the English People and Landscape as Compared to the Spanish Explorations and Settlements in the Southwestern United States," CRP 381, Spring 1974
4 Waller Creek [correspondence, notes, and reference materials], 1973
5 "The Walnut Creek Watershed: An Environmental Assessment for Development Potential" [correspondence and reference material], CRP 383, Spring 1976, 1984
6 "Water Quality and Quantity in the Austin Area," CRP 383, Fall 1985
27 "West Campus Beautification Project," CRP 980X, Fall 1990
box folder
19 7 "The Williamson County Solid Waste Disposal Site: A Study in Environmental Geology and Land Use Planning," CRP 389, Fall 1974

Series C: Research and Reference Materials, 1940-1995, undated

Series Abstract
This series contains Coltman's collection of reference materials related to his professional interests, teaching, and projects. Subseries C1 includes booklets, maps, and brochures pertaining to the New Towns Movement for post-WWII planned communities in Great Britain, as well as to the particular towns that emerged from this period of urban development. Subseries C2 contains printed publications and reports in specific subject areas of city planning and environmental impact.
C1: New Towns in Great Britain 1964-1989, undated
box folder
19 8 Ballymena, 1970
9 Bracknell, undated
box folder
25 2 Cambridge, undated
box folder
19 10 Coventry, 1968-1969
11 Crawley, 1971
box folder
25 4 Cumbernauld, 1964-1968, undated
box folder
19 12 Glenrothes, undated
13 Leicester, 1971
14 Letchworth, 1978
15 Liverpool, 1971-1972
16 Livingston, undated
17-18 Milton Keynes, 1970-1989
box folder
20 1 Newtown, undated
2 North Hertfordshire, 1981
3 Norwich, 1970
4 Peterlee, 1969-1972, undated
5 Runcorn, undated
6 Skelmersdale, 1974, undated
7-8 Stevenage, 1966-1983, undated
9 Washington, 1969-1972, undated
10 Welwyn Hatfield, 1978, undated
C2: Planning Publications by Topic or Title, 1940-1995, undated
box folder
21 1 Austin Recreation Department, 1953
2 Computing, 1980-1981
3-7 Conservation/Environmental, 1968-1994, undated
8 Council for the Protection of Rural England, 1969-1972
9 "The Future of Planning in Puerto Rico," 1967
box folder
22 1 Government Publications Sectional List, 1971-1973
2 Growth and Planning, 1951, 1967, 1971-1972, 1984
3 Housing/Residential, 1940, 1962, 1972
4 National Parks, 1971-1972, undated
5 National Trust, 1970-1972, undated
6 Natural Environmental Research Council, 1994-1995
7 New Towns, 1962, 1969, undated
box folder
23 1 The Ramblers' Association, 1969-1972
2 The Royal Town Planning Institute, 1968-1973
3 "Safety Considerations in Siting Housing Projects," 1975
4 "A Short History of South El Paso," 1967
5 "Summer Design Studio: Mexico 76," 1976
6 "Three Approaches to Environmental Resource Analysis," 1967
7-9 Town and Country Planning Summer School, 1960-1962, 1964-1967, 1980
box folder
24 1 "Urban Geology," 1972
2-5 "Woodlands New Community," 1972-1974
27 The Woodlands, undated

Series D: Urban Planning Games, 1966-1974, undated

Series Abstract
Many professors in the CRP program used board games as a teaching aid, often in conjunction with visits to the class by city planners and other guest speakers. This series is related to Coltman's teaching materials and is comprised of one project proposal for an urban planning game and various game pieces and components belonging to two planning simulation games. One of the simulation games was manufactured by the Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation and the other appears to be hand-made.
26 Community and Regional Planning Game, undated
Future: A Game of Strategy, Influence, and Chance 1966-1974
Greater Austin Simulated Planning Land Use Game, rough draft, undated