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Albert W. Atwood Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 064
The collection consists of scrapbooks containing Albert W. Atwood’s articles and editorials from The Saturday Evening Post and The National Geographic Magazine, as well as three books and a poster from the DC Public Library. Also included are photographs, articles, and awards.

The control file for this collection contains a title index of Mr. Atwood’s articles and editorials from The Saturday Evening Post.

Dates

  • 1911-1975

Language of Materials

English

Extent

11 linear feet; 8 boxes

Biographical / Historical

Albert W. Atwood was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1879. He graduated from Fredonia (NY) State Normal School in 1899 and from Amherst College in 1903. Albert W. Atwood was a leader in the scholarly, journalistic and philanthropic communities in Washington, DC in the early twentieth century. He served as President of the Board of Trustees for the DC Public Library, was President of the Cosmos Club, and was a regular contributor to The Saturday Evening Post and The National Geographic Magazine, as well as various local newspapers and journals. He also wrote a biography of Senator Francis G. Newlands and a history of Gallaudet College. He died in 1975 in Washington, DC.

Custodial History

The Albert W. Atwood Collection was accessioned into the DC Community Archives in 1998. The collection of materials was acquired by the DC Community Archives prior to 1998, but little information about the materials exists, save for a note in two of the volumes that read “Property of Mrs. Yates.” The assumption is that Mr. Atwood created the materials, but this cannot be verified.
Title
Albert W. Atwood
Subtitle
An inventory of Albert W. Atwood at DC Public Library
Author
Finding aid prepared by Ryan P. Semmes.
Date
2006-03
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the DC Public Library Special Collections Repository

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