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Home Rule Committee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 055
The collection consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, congressional testimony, by-laws, pamphlets, a history of the Committee, political pins and stickers, and clippings. There is a separate folder of materials donated by Mrs. Bogdonoff. Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Dates

  • 1939-1961

Language of Materials

English

Extent

1 box

Biographical / Historical

Influential Washington, D.C. residents established the Home Rule Committee sometime in 1953. Members included Democratic political activist Daisy Harriman, museum director Duncan Phillips, businessman Frank Jelleff, and Washington Post publisher Phillip Graham. Members testified in Congress, wrote letters to the editors, picketed, and lobbied in support of home rule for the District.

Custodial History

The materials were removed from the vertical file to ensure preservation. Mrs. Samuel (Annabel) Bogdonoff who was a member of the Board, Arthur Newmeyer and Gary Abramson originally donated the materials to the Library.
Title
Home Rule Committee
Subtitle
An inventory of Home Rule Committee at DC Public Library
Author
Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
Date
2001-02
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the DC Public Library Special Collections Repository

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