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Hanes Water Main Problems Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 081
This collection consists of correspondence, notes, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, legal records, and legislative materials regarding Mrs. Hanes work with Reading Is Fundamental and the problem with sewage and water pipe breaks in Washington, DC.

Dates

  • 1971-1990

Language of Materials

English

Extent

0.5 linear feet; 1 box

Biographical / Historical

Loretta C. Hanes, a resident of Washington, DC, graduated from Miner’s Teacher’s College. She was a DC Public School Teacher for many years and was the Director of DC Reading Is Fundamental (RIF). Besides education, Mrs. Hanes is also an amateur historian and genealogist. She was responsible for the re-exhibition of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives and was a strong proponent of the celebration of DC Emancipation Day. An activist throughout her adult life, Mrs. Hanes played a significant role in the passing of legislation regarding the maintenance of water and sewer pipes in Washington, DC

Custodial History

The materials in this collection have been in the DC Community Archives since 1995. It is assumed that Mrs. Loretta C. Hanes donated the collection.
Title
Hanes Water Main Problems
Subtitle
An inventory of Hanes Water Main Problems at DC Public Library
Author
Finding aid prepared by Ryan P. Semmes.
Date
2006-11
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the DC Public Library Special Collections Repository

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