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Abracadabra Club of Washington, DC Records

Identifier: 062
Scope and Contents The records consist of meeting minutes, attendance records, financial records, correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, photographs and yearbooks, all related to the activities of the Abracadabra Club and its members. The collection also contains two gavels and a block used to call meetings to order. The records reflect the intellectual interests of the members of the Club and cover a wide variety of topics spanning over a century of time. The collection is divided into six (6) Series: I....

Adams Morgan Better Neighborhood Conference Records/Hollyday House Papers

Identifier: 018
Scope and Contents Records of Hollyday House include its incorporation papers, by-laws, constitution, statement of purpose, a history, newsletters, correspondence, meeting minutes (1957-1960), financial information, studies reports, photographs, publicity, clippings, and membership lists. Topics covered by the records include a neighborhood conference, desegregation, urban renewal, the Hollyday House Chorus, Barney House, the Urban Peace Corps, Church of the Brethren, and fund raising.

Adams-Morgan Community Council Records

Identifier: 011
Scope and Contents The records consist of correspondence, minutes, announcements, budgets and clippings and cover such topics as housing, racial discrimination, and community organizations.

Adams v. Clinton Collection

Identifier: 044
Scope and Contents The documents include approximately one-third of the materials at the time of the donation, which are before the U.S. District Court for D.C. The collection does not contain procedural documents and related documents such as “Friends of the Court” filings nor rebuttal arguments concerning the plaintiffs’ application for a 3-Judge court since the application was granted by the Court. Also included are the original complaint, motions by various defendants to dismiss, oppositions to those...

American Association of University Women-Washington Branch Records

Identifier: 059
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, bulletins, yearbooks, clippings, legal documents and photographs that document the Washington Branch of the American Association of University Women. The collection is divided into the following three series: Administrative Files, Bulletins, and Yearbooks.

American Red Cross Historic American Buildings Survey

Identifier: 2004-026
Content Description Photos from HABS of the American Red Cross Building, DC Chapter at 2025 E Street, NW.

American Society of Landscape Architects Records

Identifier: 026
Scope and Contents SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, financial data, and membership information which document the work and activities of the Chapter. It also includes a number of publications including Outdoor Advertising, Landscape Architecture Quarterly and annual reports of the Chapter

American Society of Music and Fine Arts Collection

Identifier: 109
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a scrapbook containing clippings, meeting minutes, invitations and event announcements.

Arts Club of Washington, D.C. Collection

Identifier: 012
Scope and Contents Most of the documents are photocopies of clippings from the newspaper society pages from 1916 to the 1960s. There are notices of exhibits, announcements of elections of officers and of programs. Among the few original documents, there are 2 volumes of monthly calendars, 1929-1947; a selection of newsletters, “Artifacts,” 1952-1964; invitations and programs from the annual dance, “Bal Boheme;” several annual financial statements; and a copy of the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws from...

Association of Liberated Librarians Collection

Identifier: 157
Scope and Contents Organization folders include the following: bylaws and organizational material; membership and job/volunteer announcements; meeting minutes and reports; newsletters, programs, ephemera, correspondence, and material relating to site visits. Site visit files include correspondence, internal memos, and ephemera from the actual visit in separate folders named for the destination. Visits and prospective visits that generated three separate items or fewer are included in a general folder named "ALL...

Albert W. Atwood Collection

Identifier: 064
Scope and Contents 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.

Bachrach Photograph Collection

Identifier: P024
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 156 8x10 portraits, of which only one is in black & white. The images were used in an exhibit entitled Washington’s Millennium Leaders – Through the Bachrach Lens, which was on display at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library from January 24, 2002 through April 2002. During that time two images, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Armstrong Williams, were stolen and never recovered. Bachrach Studios was asked to replace the missing images, however the...

Lucy G. Barber Collection

Identifier: 147
Overview The Lucy G. Barber Collection contains the research Barber conducted for the publication of Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition. In her book, Barber showcases how protesting in D.C. against wars or injustice become an American political norm. Research topics include Jacob Coxey's army, the Civil Rights Movement, Million Man March, Veterans Against the Vietnam War, and Woman Suffrage, among others.

Benjamin Franklin University Collection

Identifier: 114
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Yearbooks and Alumni and Student books.

Bethea-Welch VFW Post 7248 Ladies Auxilliary Collection

Identifier: 137
Overview The Bethea-Welch Ladies Auxiliary of the Post 7284 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post was an auxilliary of the first VFW post for eligible African American veterans in Washington, D.C. The collection documents the day-to-day business of the club and contains lists of officers, event and meeting programs, printed materials, officer lists, awards, as well as meeting minutes and notes. Of particular note are photographs and scrapbooks documenting VFW events.

Black Military Photograph Collection

Identifier: P033
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs and correspondence from soldiers in four branches of the armed forces: Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy. In many of the photos you will see a young and exuberant Benjamin O. Davis who accomplished a lot and made advancements for African American in the armed services. Photos of soldiers include field combat, hospital recuperation, and leisure time. Correspondence includes letters, press releases, and soldiers’ personal notes.

Josephine Butler Papers

Identifier: 134
Overview Josephine Butler co-founded the D.C. Statehood Movement with Julius Hobson. She was a staunch proponent of city parks and recreation places for families, children and communities throughout the city. Butler’s work led to the desegregation of city schools, establishment of safe spaces for children, and the development health care reform. The Josephine Butler Papers document Butler's career as a community activist and contain subject files on organizations she was involved with and causes she...

Beatrice Murphy Campbell Collection

Identifier: 123
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven series that include biographical information, correspondence, documentation of community involvement and service through affiliation with organizations, government agencies and departments and also speeches and testimony.

Capital Bicycle Club Collection

Identifier: 057
Scope and Contents On January 31, 1879 Herbert S. “Bert” Owen, Max Hansmann, F.D. Owen, L.P. Einolf, F.G. Wood, L.N. Jessunofsy, and Chas. Krauskopf founded the Capital Bicycle Club on the steps of the United States Capitol. Incorporated on May 6, 1886 and the third club of its kind in the United States, the Capital Bicycle Club used its motto of “Swiftly and Silently” to affect public perception of the new transportation device by working with local officials on bicycle safety measures. Major Thomas P. Morgan...

Capitol Hill History Club Programs Collection

Identifier: 094
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 28 annual club programs.

Capitol Hill Symphony Society Collection

Identifier: 080
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, memos, by-laws, photographs, programs, meeting minutes, and press releases. The majority of the materials were created in 1964, although the dates range from 1962 to 1965.

John Capozzi Papers

Identifier: 125
Scope and Contents The John Capozzi Papers collection contains materials that document Capozzi’s activities throughout much of his political career in the 1990’s and extending into the early 2000’s. The majority of the materials relate to Capozzi’s primary activities as D.C. Shadow Representative and advocate for D.C. statehood and the fight to prevent the construction of the Barney Circle Freeway. His papers also include evidence such as press clippings and correspondence that show that he was also interested in...

Card Mounted Photograph Collection

Identifier: P025
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 33 albumen card mounted portraits. These types of images come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Among the more popular were the cabinet card and carte de visite (CDV). The majority of the images where mounted on standardized mounts roughly measuring 4 ¼” x 6 ½” for cabinet card and 2 ½” x 4 ¼” for the CDVs. In addition to these formats there was also an assortment of larger decorative mounts that gained popularity during the Victorian era. The image itself is...

Hannah Cayton Collection

Identifier: 096
Scope and Contents The collection consists of notes, clippings, research resources, correspondence, plat maps, and legal documents.

Chillum Heights Citizens Association Records

Identifier: 042
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes, correspondence, financial materials, membership lists, and clippings regarding the activities of the Association. Collection also includes topical files on such subjects as D.C. home rule and suffrage, juvenile delinquency, crime, civil rights, racism, D.C. budget, the Rock Creek expressway as well as items from the Federation of Citizens Association and Neighbors Inc. Folders are arranged into three series: administrative materials; correspondence and minutes; and...

Choral Society of Washington Collection

Identifier: 070
Scope and Contents The materials included in this collection are: clippings, Bulletins, correspondence, programs, tickets, financial records, meeting minutes, and printed items. The “Book of Blanks,” contains an example of each item printed by the society (programs, tickets, form letters, etc.), the number ordered, and the cost to the Society. Except for one folder of the earliest meeting minutes, all materials are located in bound volumes. These bound volumes have been placed in acid-free boxes.

Cleveland Park Garden Club Collection

Identifier: 038
Scope and Contents Records from the Cleveland Park Garden Club extend from 1953 through 1984. The collection contains correspondence, financial materials, meeting minutes, by-laws, membership lists, and newsletters. Significant items in the collection are a letter signed by “Lady Bird” Johnson and the Garden Club scrapbook highlighting various projects undertaken by the group. Included are articles from the Washington Post and photographs of members and club projects.

Colony Theatre Photograph Collection

Identifier: P020
Scope and Contents The collection consists of sixteen 8x10 black & white images. Frederick Figall took all the photographs. The images are of the exterior and interior of the Colony Theatre, which was located 4921 Georgia Avenue, NW.

Columbian Harmony and Payne Cemetery Ledgers Collection

Identifier: 066
Scope and Contents The ten ledgers were organized in chronological order based on the first entry in each book. Information found in the ledgers includes: name of deceased, plot location, and date of burial.

Columbian Newspaper Research Files Collection

Identifier: 030
Scope and Contents The collection consists of background research materials gathered for issues covered by the newspaper. It includes correspondence, clippings, press releases, photographs, government documents, publications, reports, flyers, legal pleadings, and handwritten notes. The folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Congress Heights Historic Building Survey Collection

Identifier: 097
Scope and Contents The collection consists of notes, clippings, research resources, correspondence, plat maps, and legal documents.

Verla Cook Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: 073
Scope and Contents Included in this scrapbook are programs and clippings relating to life in Washington, DC during the 1940s and 1950s. Also included in the scrapbook are matchbooks from local businesses and restaurants. Subjects covered in the scrapbook include, but are not limited to: Churches Concerts Navy Band Restaurants Sesquicentennial of Washington, DC White House, Remodeling

Paul Philips Cooke Papers

Identifier: 100
Overview The Paul Philips Cooke Papers document Cooke's career in education and DC government, as well as his participation in the struggle for civil rights and desegregation of DC schools. The collection contains documents from Cooke's tenure at the DC Teachers’ College and work with the University of the District of Columbia's College of Business and Public Management, scholarships and awards programs and other local organizations including the Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village, NAACP, and...

Coolidge Senior High School Oral History Project Collection

Identifier: OHP-028
Scope and Contents In 2007, Ingrid Drake coordinated the Coolidge Senior High School Oral History Project, interviewing 25 alumni, staff, teachers and then-current students of Calvin Coolidge Senior High School in Washington, DC. The project arose from Drake’s professional relationship with Verna Avery-Brown; Drake was a volunteer at WPFW 89.3 FM - Pacific Radio, where Verna Avery-Brown was a news anchor. Avery-Brown is an alumna of Coolidge Senior High School. Coolidge has an active alumni association. Drake...

Margaret Cooper Papers

Identifier: 133
Overview Margaret Cooper was a community activist in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC who worked on numerous projects with various organizations including the Shaw Area Project Committee, Junior Christian Endeavor, Boy Scouts of America, War on Rats, Federation of Civic Associations, and the United Planning Organization. Cooper also served on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission for fifteen years and was one of the first ANC commissioners for the Shaw neighborhood. The Margaret Cooper Papers...

Council of Jewish Women Collection

Identifier: 111
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Yearbooks and Programs.

Craig Rosen and the Static Disruptors D.C. Groove Collection

Identifier: 149
Overview The Static Disruptors was a go-go band founded in the 1980s by Craig Rosen. The Craig Rosen and the Static Disruptors D.C. Groove Collection documents the band's career and place in the go-go and hardcore punk scenes in Washington D.C. in the 1980s. Included in the collection are vinyl LPs, cassette tapes, DVDs, and audiotapes. Also included are correspondence, photographs, clippings, and other memorabilia.

Dr. Darrell Clayton Crain Jr. Photograph Collection

Identifier: P035
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 270 Kodachrome Ektachrome slides, 3 empty slide boxes, and one original 8x10 black and white photograph, as well as 275 digital surrogates of all of the analog images donated and several family photographs of Crain and his homes which the library only received digitally. The photographs document daily life in the Washington, DC area, Dr. Crain’s travels around the U.S. and abroad, and important events. Events depicted include the March on Washington, the Resurrection...

D. C. Historic Preservation Division Photograph Collection

Identifier: P002
Scope and Contents The collection contains three linear feet of photographs, negatives, and some slides, of historic properties in the City taken from approximately 1970-1987. The photographs consist of two types: snapshots and enlargements submitted by applicants to support their requests for building permits to renovate historic properties; and photographs maintained by the Division of historic buildings in the District. The collection also contains a very small amount of letters related to historic...

Daughters of the American Colonists Collection

Identifier: 112
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Yearbooks and Programs.

Daughters of the American Revolution Yearbooks Collection

Identifier: 084
Scope and Contents This collection consists of yearbooks covering the years from 1924-1962. Included in this collection are District of Columbia Local Chapter yearbooks, as well as District of Columbia State Chapter yearbooks.

DC Artists Files

Identifier: VF

D.C. Civil War Centennial Commission Papers

Identifier: 007
Scope and Contents The collection contains some correspondence, including a few letters from U.S. Presidents, clippings, photographs, booklets, programs, and other memorabilia from the Commission

DC Federation of Civic Associations Records

Identifier: 027
Scope and Contents The records include the Federation’s constitution, meeting minutes, and newsletters from many of its member civic associations. It also contains correspondence, reports, clippings, programs, invitations, flyers, legislative materials, handwritten notes, and other records, which document the activities of the Federation.

DC General

Identifier: 2017-018

DC Militia Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: 068
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three scrapbooks that contain information regarding the DC Militia (National Guard) Engineer Battalion. Materials included in the scrapbooks include: clippings from Washington, DC and national newspapers, correspondence, programs, flyers, maps, blueprints, and photographs (the photographs have been interleaved with acid-free buffer paper). Although the scrapbooks are labeled as “1890-1898,” the materials in the scrapbooks extend to 1906. Each scrapbook also...

DC Police Department Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: 069
Scope and Contents The four scrapbooks that make up this collection contain clippings, programs, and photographs documenting the successes and failures of the Metropolitan Police Department. Also included in these scrapbooks are clippings related to the King and Queen of England.

DC Public Library Records

Identifier: 040
Scope and Contents The archives contains the official records of the Free Public Library, a subscriber based library, and the District of Columbia Public Library established in 1898. The records contain photographs, slides, correspondence, scrapbooks, posters, newsletters, blueprints, maps, architectural drawings, meeting minutes internal memoranda, audiotapes, reports, payroll ledgers, financial information, and other official files. The records document the operations and projects of the library’s director,...

DC School Newspapers Collection

Identifier: 117
Scope and Contents The collection consists of multiple bound copies of Tech Life, the newspaper of McKinley High School and copies of newspapers from other Washington, D.C. schools. They are not a complete run.

DC Special Libraries Association Records

Identifier: 014
Scope and Contents The collection consists of office files that include annual reports, correspondence, by-laws, its constitution (1940-1966), maps, biographical information, a procedures manual, photographs, and long-range planning reports. It also contains records documenting the work of its committees and member groups and many editions of Notes, DCSLA’s chapter newsletter. The collection is broken into four series: General topics, Committee files, Group files, and Newsletters.

District of Columbia Library Association Records

Identifier: 039
Scope and Contents The papers of the District of Columbia Library Association consist of approximately 16 linear feet of material documenting the activities of this organization from its inception in 1894 to the present day. Material includes minutes, financial records, correspondence, handbooks, publicity materials, organization publications and photographs.

Arrington Dixon Papers

Identifier: 132
Overview Arrington Dixon was first elected to the City Council of the District of Columbia in 1974, one of the first to be seated on the newly established council. The Arrington Dixon Papers span from 1964 to 2008 and document his campaign for and career as a member of the District of Columbia City Council. Included among these documents are budget files, campaign literature, correspondence, taxicab commission files, newspaper clippings, photographs, schedules, and subject files. Of particular note are...

Frederick Douglass Book Research Collection

Identifier: 148
Overview The Frederick Douglass Book Collection documents John Muller's research for the book Frederick Douglass: The Lion of Anacostia published in 2012. Files include copies of Douglass' letters, speeches, speeches by others, pamphlets, and biographies of figures Douglass was close to.

Downtown Progress Records

Identifier: 025
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, committee reports, memoranda, legal papers, and general office files of the organization. It also contains photographs, sketches, maps, architectural drawings, street diagrams, and slides of buildings and streetscapes located in the downtown urban renewal area.

Charles B. Dulcan Collection

Identifier: 078
Scope and Contents The collection consists of clippings, photographs, correspondence, organizational information and 78 RPM records. The collection is divided into 4 series: scrapbooks, correspondence, organizational information, and records.

Dupont Circle Community Association Records

Identifier: 106
Scope and Contents The collection consists of meeting minutes, legal documents, clippings, and correspondence. The Collection is divided into two series: Organizational Materials, and Zoning.

Dupont Park Civic Association Records

Identifier: 023
Scope and Contents Records from the Dupont Park Civic Association extend from 1963 through 1989. The collection contains correspondence, by-laws of the association, newsletters, and minutes of monthly meetings. Significant items in the collection include monthly crime reports issued by the Sixth District, Jesse Jackson’s 1988 speech to seek the Democratic nomination for President, and the Far Northeast Council of Civic Association’s proposal for community action against poverty.

Eistophos Science Club Collection

Identifier: 092
Scope and Contents The collection consists of annual programs, the constitution and by-laws of the club, the history of the club, and correspondence.

Sarah E. Ellis Papers

Identifier: 019
Scope and Contents The papers contain correspondence, clippings, meeting minutes, reports, and pamphlets of local issues and citizens organizations in which Mrs. Ellis was involved. These included the Chillum Heights Citizens Association, the D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations, Junior Village, the Committee for the Rights of the D.C. Business Community, urban renewal, home rule, and mass transit. Of significance, is a 1972 report titled "Report of the Special Citizens Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal...

Emergency Committee on the Transportation Crisis Records

Identifier: 036
Scope and Contents The records consists of 42.5 linear feet of correspondence, clippings, government reports, legislative testimony, hearing transcripts, litigation, flyers, posters, cartographic materials, picket signs, press releases, and printed matter. Significant topics covered in the records include the fight to stop the construction of the Seven Sisters Bridge, I-66, I-95, the North Central Freeway, and the fight to save 69 government-confiscated homes in Northeast Washington, D.C.The records...

Farnsboro Tenants Association Records

Identifier: 031
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials produced and obtained by the Tenants Association. It includes clippings, newsletters, petitions, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Federation of Citizens' Associations Records

Identifier: 028
Scope and Contents The records consist of financial information, correspondence, meeting minutes, internal memoranda, resolutions, directories, reports, Federation resolutions, and clippings maintained by the Federation of Citizens' Association of D.C. Major topics covered include city planning and zoning, historical preservation, election law, D.C. government budgets, transportation, and crime.

Karl Fenning Papers

Identifier: 074
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, professional publications, clippings, genealogical and biographical information, memorabilia and family photographs. The materials are divided into four series: Professional Papers, Personal Papers, Photographs, and Ephemera.

Madeline Frank Collection

Identifier: 087
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photos, clippings, correspondence, a copy of the Washington College handbook, and a diary entitled The College Girl’s Record, which includes photos, clippings, invitations, and Madeline’s impressions of Washington College and her classmates.

Friendship Citizens Association Collection

Identifier: 083
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, programs, newsletters, meeting minutes, resolutions, and other materials related to the Friendship Citizens Association of Washington, DC. Of particular interest to the Association was the proposed construction of a new branch of the DC Public Library in the Tenley-Friendship neighborhood.

Go-Go Music Collection

Identifier: 101
Scope and Contents The collection consists of clippings, interviews, photographs promotional materials, publications and audiotapes.

James Goode “Capital Losses” Collection

Identifier: P004
Scope and Contents The James Goode Collection consists of photocopies of photographs from which selections were made for Goode's Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings, published in 1979. There are more photographs in this draft than were included in the publication. The source for each photograph is included. Copies of photographs, which made up chapters 11 and 13 in Goode's book are missing. Photograph sets not included in the book were those labeled, "Portraits," "Views,...

Harry Goodman Collection

Identifier: 075
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection include: photographs of floods in the DC area, photographs of the King of England’s visit to DC, Inaugural parade, ball, and ceremony materials, and historic editions of the Washington Star.

Greg Reynolds Dance Quintet Records

Identifier: 022
Scope and Contents The collection contains performance programs, playbills, flyers, press releases, newspaper clippings, musical scores, correspondence, and administrative records primarily of the Greg Reynolds Quintet. Also included are personal correspondence, memorabilia, and other personal items of Gregory Reynolds.

Francis A.Gregory Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 005
Scope and Contents Contains general administrative files that include correspondence, Board meeting minutes, annuals reports, contracts, insurance policies, and grant files. A substantial amount of financial documentation such as Center budgets, receipts, ledgers, financial statements, deposit sheets, and cash books. Also contains records which document the Center's history and membership such as guest books, membership directories, and documentation of the Women's Conference in the Visual Arts of 1972. ...

Lawrence Guyot, Jr. Papers

Identifier: 130
Overview The Lawrence Guyot Jr. papers span from 1887 to 2012, with the bulk dating from 1963 to 2006. They document Guyot's involvement in D.C. government, particularly his time serving as Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the LeDroit Park neighborhood and as a program monitor for the D.C. Department of Human Services’ Office of Early Childhood Development. The papers address his activism for voting rights as well as neighborhood revitalization.

Hambright and Hoachlander Photograph Collection

Identifier: P019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of thirty 4x5 black and white photographs each with a corresponding negative. Photographers Anice Hoachlander and Harlan Hambright in 1987 took these images to document buildings on 500 block of 9th Street and the 900 block of E Street in northwest Washington. These buildings were torn down to make way for a larger office building.

Martha McNeil Hamilton Collection

Identifier: 089
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection represent the research notes and articles compiled by Martha McNeil Hamilton as a reporter for the Washington Post regarding to the fight for DC Home Rule. Included in this collection are: reports, notes, clippings, government documents, hearing transcripts, correspondence, and election results.

Hanes Water Main Problems Collection

Identifier: 081
Scope and Contents 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.

John Hazel Collection

Identifier: 086
Scope and Contents This collection consists, mainly, of reproductions of materials collected by John Hazel. The original material in this collection consists of clippings, photographs, and legal documents.

Albert J. Headley, Jr. Papers

Identifier: 035
Scope and Contents The papers of Albert J. Headley consist of 5.75 linear feet of materials dealing almost exclusively with the issue of urban development. The materials span the years 1945 to 1976, with the bulk of the items dating from 1955 to 1968. There are a few documents related to Headley’s activities in the local Catholic Church and several hand-drawn family trees. Headley collected the majority of materials. Community groups such as the National Conference of Catholic Charities, Downtown Progress,...

Lemon and Mary Hine Papers

Identifier: 076
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of both Lemon and Mary Hine. The letters begin in the 1850s and continue to the late 1880s. Most of the letters are paired with their individual envelopes. There are also letters to and from their children and other descendants of the Hine family. Also in this collection are financial records, photographs, publications, articles, and invitations. The materials are divided into three series: Correspondence, Photographs, and...

Julius Hobson Papers

Identifier: 001
Scope and Contents The papers primarily document Julius Hobson’s activist and political activities from the early 1960s until his death in 1977. Included are materials from civil rights organizations that he headed, was involved, or helped found. In particular, the collection contains correspondence, internal memoranda, meeting minutes, financial information, newsletters, membership lists, press releases, clippings, and by laws regarding the D.C. Chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Associated...

Charlotte Wesley Holloman Papers

Identifier: 140
Overview Charlotte Wesley Holloman was an accomplished lyric soprano, classically-trained pianist and vocal teacher whose singing talents helped her establish a dynamic and internationally-acclaimed career. The Charlotte Wesley Holloman papers contain contains classical music scores, sheet music, recordings, newsclippings, correspondence, ephemera, art and artifacts, books, concert programs, vinyl LPs, and photographs.

Holloman Family Papers

Identifier: 041
Scope and Contents The papers consist primarily of the correspondence of Reverend Holloman from the 1920s through the 1960s, years in which he served as pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. Reverend Holloman's handwritten lecture notes and manuscripts of sermons, speeches, and articles are in the collection as well as some records from the Second Baptist church. Files regarding the Holloman's work in the Lott Carey Society, the National Baptist Convention, Eastern Star, Alpha Sigma Sorority...

Home Rule Committee Collection

Identifier: 055
Scope and Contents 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.

Ivy City Oral History Project Collection

Identifier: OHP-027
Scope and Contents Between 2005 and 2007, Ingrid Drake coordinated the Ivy City Oral History Project. In collaboration with the youth of Ivy City Achievers, she interviewed and supervised interviews with residents of the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington, DC. The Oral History Project was part of a larger initiative of Empower DC, a grassroots nonprofit in Washington, DC, called the Ivy City Neighborhood and Oral History Project, which began in 2004. The larger initiative arose from a plan to preserve Alexander...

Ivy City-Trinidad Citizens Association Records

Identifier: 020
Scope and Contents Records include the Association's minutes from 1966-1967, a constitution, and other materials collected by the Association. The volume of the materials is one linear foot and covers the period 1966-1983.

Charlene Drew Jarvis Papers

Identifier: 131
Overview Charlene Drew Jarvis was elected to D.C.’s City Council in 1979 and remained on the council until 2000. While on the council she chaired the Committee on Economic Development and the Committee on Finance and Revenue during D.C.’s traumatic financial times. In 1992, Drew Jarvis became the national co-chair of the Clinton/Gore campaign. In 1993, she was appointed by Clinton to serve on the National Institute of Health Mental Health Advisory Council. Documents include biographical information,...

Edward A. Kane Papers

Identifier: 008
Scope and Contents The collection contains some correspondence, including a few letters from U.S. Presidents, clippings, photographs, booklets, programs, and other memorabilia from the Commission

Samuel Hay Kauffmann Family Photographs Collection

Identifier: P001
Scope and Contents Approximately 80 photographs ca. 1840-1916 of Samuel Hay Kauffmann (April 30, 1829-February, 1906), his daughter, Louise Kauffmann Simpson (May 31, 1869-March 9, 1930), his son, Victor Kauffmann, Victor’s wife, Jessie Christopher Kauffmann, and their children, Philip Christopher Kauffmann and Samuel Hay Kauffmann. Collection is mostly portrait photographs, including a daguerreotype, tintypes, albumen cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards, gelatin silver developing out paper, and platinum prints. ...

Charles Suddarth Kelly Collection

Identifier: P014
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 39 images (three proof sheets each containing nine images and three additional photographs). Additionally there are 39 negatives, however there is one negative without a corresponding print and one image without a negative. Mr. Kelly is a retired television broadcasting executive and long time resident of the District. In 1983 he authored a book entitled, Washington Then and Now: 69 Sites Photographed in the Past and the Present. The bulk of Mr. Kelly’s photograph...

David Kiefer Theatre Collection

Identifier: 118
Scope and Contents The collection consists of newsletters, programs, publications and other materials related to Washington, DC theatres.

Messiah and Bertha King Collection

Identifier: 063
Scope and Contents The items in this collection consist of correspondence, church bulletins and programs, a prayer book, and various early twentieth century ephemera.

League of the Women Voters of the District of Columbia Records

Identifier: 033
Scope and Contents The collection contains clippings and alphabetically arranged office files maintained by the League to document its activities. Topics in the records cover primarily local D.C. political issues but also national and international concerns of the National League of Women Voters. The records are divided into two series: topical files and clippings.

Literary Society of Washington, DC Collection

Identifier: 108
Scope and Contents The collection includes invitations, annual programs, the society’s constitution and rules of procedure, and papers read before the society.

Violet Lowens DC Culture Collection

Identifier: 090
Scope and Contents This collection consists of memorabilia, programs, invitations, correspondence, clippings, and newsletters regarding the different cultural and artistic elements in Washington, DC. This includes theatre programs, musicals, concerts, exhibits, speeches, and dance programs. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Marilyn Smithson Hodgson’s School of Dance and Expression Photograph Collection

Identifier: P003
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of photographs of dancers from the school with some dance programs and clippings about the school’s performance recitals. They were all originally in scrapbooks. The photographs depict a wide range of dance costumes and dance styles, including ballet, tap, modern, ethnic, and exotic. The photographs are stylized and staged shots and appear to have been taken after or before, rather than during performances. The collection contains mostly black and white...

Martin Luther King Holiday Commission Records

Identifier: 017
Scope and Contents The papers consists of memoranda, meeting minutes, reports, press releases, statements, newsletters, clippings, conference packets, and correspondence which document efforts to establish a Martin Luther King Memorial holiday The collection also includes the SCLC national magazine, and SCLC convention materials (1980s), items from the King Center in Atlanta, and some historical flyers, publications, and other historical items.

Hilda Mason, Board of Education Records

Identifier: 136
Overview Hilda Mason was a member of the Board of Education from 1972-1977. These files include meeting minutes, research files, bills, finance and budget files, capital improvements files, program assessments, proposals, personnel files, public hearing files, committee reports, school board files, statements, superintendent files, statments, teachers' union files, and files on the youth orchestra program.

Hilda Mason, City Council Records

Identifier: 029
Overview Hilda Mason was a city council member from 1977 to 1997. She championed the causes of home rule and children's education and welfare, among others. The City Council records consist of budget documents, financial records, Board of Education and Committee on Education records, files on the University of the Distric of Columbia, files on capital improvements, and legislative documents among other items.

Hilda Mason, Statehood Party Collection

Identifier: 135
Overview Hilda Mason was a steadfast member of the DC Statehood Party as well as a supporter of the development of the University of the District of Columbia. The bulk of the Hilda Mason Statehood Party Collection dates from the 1970s to the mid-1990s and documents Mason's stalwart commitment to the party. The collection contains committee files (most notably for the Committee on Self-Determination), drafts of the Constitution of the State of “New Columbia,” files from DC Statehood Party conventions,...