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Mayor's Mansion Debate Collection

Identifier: 129
Scope and Contents Housed in thirty-eight folders in four boxes, the collection consists primarily of correspondence (e-mails, faxes, letters) reports, testimonies, maps, copies of deeds, and appraisals from both government agencies and private citizens.

Charles L. McCollough Collection

Identifier: 015
Scope and Contents This collection consists of records that document the Ministry and life of Charles L. McCollough, Pastor of the United House of Prayer. Documents include: clippings, correspondence, speeches, sermons, meeting minutes and agendas, youth program information, certificates and awards, and photographs.

Marya Annette McQuirter Collection

Identifier: 141
Overview Dr. Marya Annette McQuirter is a scholar in African American history and a local public history figure in Washington, D.C. McQuirter currently serves as a historian at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The collection documents McQuirter's research on African-American history. Documents include research, subject, and organizational files, as well as correspondence, clippings, memorabilia, photographs, and materials from McQuirter's dissertation.

Michigan Park Citizens Association Collection

Identifier: 054
Scope and Contents Consists of meeting minutes (1949-1965) and correspondence of the Association. It also contains a scrapbook of photographs, letters, and other memorabilia about the Michigan Park Garden Club (1951-1973).

Mary Mitchell Collection

Identifier: P015
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 86 packages of strip negatives. Some packages contained multiple negatives bringing the total number of strip negatives to 97. The strip negatives contain between one and seven images, which brings the total number of images in the collection to 372. According to the hand written note, the donation of the negatives occurred shortly after the publication of her third book, Washington: Portrait of the Capital (1972, Barre Publishers). After processing the collection it...

Monday Evening Club Collection

Identifier: 107
Scope and Contents The collection includes yearbooks, club bulletins, invitations to club events, notices of club meetings, clippings, and a scrapbook containing correspondence, clippings, invitations and event programs.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church Photograph Collection

Identifier: P013
Scope and Contents The collection consists of forty-four 3x5 (19 color, 25 B and W) and four 8x10 (all B and W) prints of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church’s Community House. The Church is located at 1334 29th Street, NW, while the Community House is located around the corner at 2906 O Street, NW. Both structures are in the Georgetown section of the city. In 1984 the church and community house were renovated through private funds, grants from the United Methodist Church, and a historic preservation...

Mt. Pleasant Neighbors Association/Historic Mt. Pleasant Records

Identifier: 037
Scope and Contents Records from the Mount Pleasant Neighbors Association extend from August 5, 1959 to August 24, 1964. The collection contains, primarily, correspondence, testimonials, membership guidelines, and information about club activities and campaigns. Records for the non-profit, Historic Mount Pleasant, cover the years 1985 through 1996. Items in the collection include membership guidelines and information on the Mount Pleasant Revolving Loan Funds.

National Ballet Records

Identifier: 034
Scope and Contents The records consist of trustee minutes, programs, advertisements, press releases, clippings, biographical files, promotional materials, and scrapbooks regarding the promotion and administration of the Ballet. The collection also contains musical scores, hanging plots, stage directions, board studies, set designs, videotapes, audiotapes, microforms, and photographs which document its artistic work. The records are arranged into 12 series.

National Capital Area Chapter American Society for Public Administration Records

Identifier: 013
Scope and Contents The collection includes budgets, financial statements, membership information, newsletters, handbooks, conference materials, annual reports, and meeting minutes from the Society’s office files and past officers of the Society. The collection is divided into series by the origin of the materials as follows: Presidential papers, offices files, and treasurer’s records.

National Christmas Tree Collection

Identifier: 088
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, invitations, parking passes, sheet music, clippings, and photographs regarding the history and raising of the National Christmas Tree. Also included in this collection are materials related to the Christmas Pageant of Peace, which began in 1954.

National Rifles Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: 051
Scope and Contents The scrapbooks contain clippings, invitations, programs, memorabilia, handwritten and typewritten letters, ledgers, receipts, meetings minutes, and a few copies of Canteen, the daily record of the National Rifles and an oversized poster for the July 4th Military Celebration in St. Louis, Missouri.Also included is a box of cabinet card images of uniformed members of the National Rifles. Notes on the back of the photographs indicate that the images came from the Evans Collection in...

National Tots and Teens, Inc., DC Chapter Records

Identifier: 138
Overview The DC chapter of National Tots and Teens, Inc. was organized in June 1959 when thirteen mothers gathered to create a local chapter in the District. As a national organization,Tots and Teens, Inc. served to offer recreational, social and cultural development to children and establish an understanding of the relationship between parent and child. The DC chapter of Tots and Teens, Inc. records document the organization's operations and includes agendas, by-laws, event flyers, family rosters,...

Neighbors, Inc. Collection

Identifier: 110
Overview The Neighbors, Inc. was founded in 1958 to promote integration in the Upper Northwest Washington, DC neighborhoods of Brightwood, Shepherd Park, and Takoma. Later, it expanded such efforts to all neighborhoods in Ward 4. Among the documents are administrative files, Advisory Neighborhood Commission files, Board of Directors files, budget and finance files, clippings, correspondence, membership meeting files, newsletters, pamphlets, real estate files, and information pertaining to events such as...

Northeasterners Papers

Identifier: 021
Scope and Contents The papers consist of correspondence, by-laws of the organization, meeting minutes, financial reports, a short history, member information, and photographs.

People's Drug Store Records

Identifier: 127
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, newsletters, programs and invitations, certificates, reports, newspaper clippings, payroll and receipts, printed materials, and miscellaneous materials.

Martin Petersilia Arts Collection

Identifier: 016
Scope and Contents Consists of programs, invitations, musical scores, correspondence, publicity, photographs, and clippings from arts organizations such as the Greg Reynolds Dance Quintet, The Womens Arts Center, Momentum Black Theater, and the Nubian League. Items from arts organizations appear first arranged alphabetically followed and then general information about the visual arts and artists in Washington. Oversized materials are in a separate box.

Petworth Women’s Club Collection

Identifier: 052
Scope and Contents The collection contains programs, yearbooks, meeting minutes, reports, membership lists, correspondence, and receipts which document the activities of the Petworth Women’s Club. The bulk of the materials are dated from 1915-1955.

Political Study Club Collection

Identifier: 095
Scope and Contents This collection consists of yearbooks, annual breakfast programs and clippings.

Poor People’s Campaign Collection

Identifier: 119
Scope and Contents The contents of this collection include: correspondence, flyers, memorabilia, newsletters, newspaper clippings, newsletters, poems, and songs.

Mary E. Price Collection

Identifier: 043
Scope and Contents This collection consists mainly of clippings and programs relating to Howard University in the 1920s and 1930s. Also included are postcards of the Biltmore Hotel and a black establishment in Durham, North Carolina. Other materials of Ms. Price are at Howard University.

Dorothy Provine Free Black Research Collection

Identifier: 139
Overview Dorothy Provine served as an archivist in the Civil Archives Division of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., who researched and compiled information about free black life in Washington D.C. The collection contains photocopies of wills, marriage registers, freedom records, manumissions records, research files, writings by Provine, birth records, death records, records of social organizations, geneaology records, and records of black property owners.

Queen’s Chapel Civic Association Records

Identifier: 105
Scope and Contents The collection consists of meeting minutes, administrative materials, community newsletters and announcements, correspondence, and legal documents. The collection is divided into three series: Organizational Information, Community Issues, and Civic Organizations.

C. Bernard Ruffin Papers

Identifier: 145
Overview The C. Bernard Ruffin Collection is an African-American genealogical collection. The collection references the lives of many prominent families and individuals in the Washington D.C. area, including Dr. Charles Drew, Charlene Drew Jarvis, and Mary Church Terrell. C. Bernard Ruffin is a Lutheran minister who pastors at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter. Files include class record books, photographs, Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church files, Dunbar High School files, and other subject...

Savoy Family Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 150
Overview The Savoy Family Genealogical Collection documents the D.C.-based Savoy family ancestors born between 1794 and 1935, in the eighteenth through the early twentieth century. The biographical narrative of the Savoy family of Washington, D.C. includes information obtained from family members and their records, newspapers articles, excerpts from books, genealogical research, and photographs of members of the Savoy family including photographs of many key events their lives.

Self-Determination for D.C. (SDDC) Records

Identifier: 003
Scope and Contents The collection consists of office files documenting the Coalition's activities in support of home rule and voting rights for D.C. In particular, it includes testimony, legislation, lobbying packets, correspondence, and media lists regarding its lobbying efforts in support of Congressional legislation passed in 1973 granting D.C. home rule (D.C. Self-Government and Reorganization Act). The records also contain materials compiled by the Coalition regarding supportive, related, and opposing...

Shubert-Garrick-Belasco Theatre Collection

Identifier: 072
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five bound volumes of financial records from the Shubert Garrick Theatre and the Shubert Belasco Theatre. These records show the expenses and financial reports for various productions from 1918 to 1934.

Paul E. Sluby Cemetery Research Collection

Identifier: 126
Scope and Contents This collection consists of newspaper clippings, emails, and Sluby’s notes on various cemeteries in Washington, DC. Files are arranged alphabetically by cemetery name, followed by cemetery-related topics.

LeRoy "Damu" Smith Papers

Identifier: 116
Overview LeRoy "Damu" Smith was a social justice activist who worked for environmental justice and anti-racism, among other causes. Among the records are biographical material, notes, photographs, audiocassette tapes, and research files. The research files cover Angola, South Africa, Korea, Iraq, the environment, and organizations such as the French Street Umoja Connection, Louisiana Cancer Alley, and the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

Society of Washington Artists Collection

Identifier: 058
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection reflect the administrative duties of the management of the Society. Materials include: correspondence, programs, meeting minutes (including one bound volume of minutes), the official Society Seal, and exhibition catalogues. Also included in this collection are photocopies of many of the materials. Some of the copies do not have corresponding original documents in this collection. The whereabouts of these originals is unknown.

Statehood Commission Records

Identifier: 048
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection consist of records of the D.C. Statehood/Compact Commission ("Commission") from 1978 through 1994 that document its activities to promote and educate the public on statehood as well as research on methods for achieving statehood in the District. The records include correspondence, reports, clippings, press releases, financial materials, meeting minutes, legislative testimony and bills, Commission publications, pamphlets, brochures, articles, speeches, memorabilia,...

Stereoview Photograph Collection

Identifier: P027
Scope and Contents The Collection consists of 45 Stereoviews depicting various scenes and persons from the District of Columbia. Stereoviews, also called Stereo Cards or Stereotypes, are two nearly identical card-mounted images placed side by side, which when viewed through a stereo viewer or stereograph give the image a three dimensional effect. They were very popular from 1854 through the mid-1930s and often illustrate historic and exotic locations.

Sidney Taliaferro Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: 050
Scope and Contents The scrapbooks consist primarily of clippings that highlight Mr. Taliaferro’s activities while he was Commissioner of the District from 1926-1930. The scrapbooks also contain programs, letters, tickets, invitations, and other memorabilia regarding Herbert Hoover’s inauguration in 1929; original signed letters from President Hoover, Taliaferro, local D.C. officials, and citizen groups; and a number of programs and typewritten remarks/speeches of Mr. Taliaferro from social, political, and civic...

Turner Memorial AME Church

Identifier: 2017-071
Content Description 69 boxes of materials related to Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church documenting its ministries, parishioners, and church history. Materials include photographs, programs, published and other printed materials.

Twentieth Century Club Records

Identifier: 056
Scope and Contents The collection consists of yearbooks, monthly bulletins, by-laws, printed programs, histories of the Club, a few items regarding membership and fundraising, and a handwritten ledger recording the celebration in 1940 of the 50th anniversary of the Club’s founding.

United Brick Company Photograph Collection

Identifier: P017
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eighty-five 4x6 and 3.5x5 color images of the abandoned United Brick Company buildings and kilns. The kilns are located on New York Avenue and are currently owned by the National Arboretum. All the images were taken around 1993 and show the vast vegetation over-growth and dilapidation of the site.

United States Daughters of 1812, DC Collection

Identifier: 115
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Yearbooks, By-Laws, clippings, and a banquet invitation and program.

WAMU Broadcast Collection

Identifier: 045
Scope and Contents The collection contains 679 audio cassettes containing recordings primarily of three weekly shows, Metro Connection, Public Interest (DC Politics Hour) and the Kojo Nnamdi Show dating between 1998 and 2004. All show content is related to local D.C. current affairs and history. The collection also contains editorials on D.C. political issues, most often prepared by Mark Plotkin, as well as some 1-hour segments from Public Interest, which relate to local Washington, D.C. matters. ...

Washington Academy of Sciences Collection

Identifier: 085
Scope and Contents This collection consists of by-laws, directories, journals, clippings, rules, and programs from the Washington Academy of Sciences. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archives (WAPAVA) Collection

Identifier: 047
Scope and Contents The WAPAVA collection is housed in acid-free boxes and arranged chronologically. The database, however, offers different points of access to the collection. Fields include production title, Theatre/Troupe name, start and end dates, and box number. For the most part, a copy of the original program accompanies WAPAVA titles from each production. WAPAVA productions are available in one of two formats, VHS or DVD. As technologies change, so will the formats that WAPAVA uses.

Washington Club Collection

Identifier: 098
Scope and Contents The collection consists of monthly bulletins and annual publications of the constitution & bylaws, officers & members, rules and duties of committees.

Washington, D.C. Postcard Collection

Identifier: P030
Scope and Contents The collection consists of three linear feet, consisting of about 2000 postcards and 24 postcard folders. The earliest postcards in the collection date from circa 1898. Due to Washington, D.C.’s continual focus as a tourist destination, contemporary postcards continue to be added to the collection. The greatest percentage of material dates from the 1920s to the 1940s.The collection consists almost exclusively of imprinted (ink) postcards with less than a dozen being of the...

Washington Housing Association Records

Identifier: 006
Scope and Contents The records contain primarily monthly reports and newsletters of WHA from 1953 through 1961. In addition, reports and studies prepared or published by WHA regarding housing in the District is found in the records. Testimony and statements submitted to Congress by WHA members on housing issues also appear in the records.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Collection

Identifier: P016
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twenty-five 8x10 and 5x7 black and white prints. The majority of the images illustrate the construction of various subway stations and tunnels throughout the city. A few images show finished stations and the operation of Metro train cars. One image shows a Metrobus.

Washington Music Teachers Association Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: 071
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection consist of newsletters, correspondence, photographs, clippings, programs, and ballots. The materials are bound in two volumes: Volume 2 covering the years 1940-1947 and Volume 3 covering the years 1947-1952. Each year is separated by title sheets and begins with a photograph of the President of the Association.

Washington National Cathedral Recordings Collection

Identifier: 079
Scope and Contents The collection includes two (2) LPs, in four (4) parts, of the dedication performance and a book of the dedication ceremony, including sheet music.

Washington Navy Yard Photograph Collection

Identifier: P018
Scope and Contents The collection consists of thirty-one 3.5x5 and thirty 8x10 images of buildings 137 (General Foundry) and 167 (Boiler Makers shop) in the Washington Naval Yard complex. The smaller images are interior and exterior views of buildings, while the 8x10 images are reproductions of architectural blueprints. From the automobiles in the pictures it appears that the images were taken around 1975.

Washington Star Records

Identifier: 061
Scope and Contents The papers of the Washington Star consist of a variety of material formats. These materials were gathered over 130 years of the newspaper’s service to the city of Washington. The materials reflect the day-to-day operations of the Star, the publishing of the newspaper and other materials, the leadership changes of the Star, labor disputes, marketing reports, historical materials, and other topical files and reports. The types of documents found in this collection include:...

Washington Women’s Arts Center Records

Identifier: 004
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. ...

Washingtoniana Periodicals Collection

Identifier: Periodicals

Washingtoniana Slide Collection

Identifier: P026
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 217 slides assembled from various locations throughout the division. The images range from circa 1820 thru 1987 and cover a wide array of subjects. The topics include the Cherry Blossom Parade, Moscow Circus bears, Papal visit, federal buildings, street scenes, 1968 riots, Georgetown, urban planning and construction.

Washingtoniana Vertical File Index

Identifier: VF-001
Scope and Contents Vertical files are news clippings, brochures, pamphlets and other documents placed in folders based on subject headings. Examples of the headings include Residential Sections, Politics and Government, Colleges and Universities, to name a few. As with the book collection, the files cover all subjects related to the District of Columbia: social, economic, cultural, recreational, political, and historical.

Harry S. Wender Papers

Identifier: 009
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence, internal memoranda, home rule proposals, publicity materials, legislative materials, meeting minutes, editorials, and membership lists primarily concerning efforts in which Mr. Wender was involved to obtain voting rights for District residents from the 1930s through the 1960s. Organizations active during this period mentioned in this collection include the D.C. Suffrage Association, Committee of the 100, Citizens Conference on District Suffrage, and Young People’s Home...

J. C. Wilfong, Jr. Collection

Identifier: P010
Scope and Contents The collection consists of thirty-two, 3”x3” black and white photographs. There are no negatives with this collection. The images were taken between 1963-1965 and are of houses and businesses throughout the District of Columbia, many of which have been demolished. Historic locations include the Belasco Theater, Edwin Stanton House, John Philip Sousa House, Heubich Mansion, and the Commandant’s House at the USMC Barracks. Notations on many of the photographs indicate the year the building was...

Gus L. Wolf Photograph Collection

Identifier: P029
Scope and Contents The collection consists of twenty-seven glass plate negatives and corresponding 8x10 black and white prints, dating from circa 1880 thru 1900. Image subjects include the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, The US Capitol, Lafayette Park, Mount Vernon, and the Petersen House. Additionally there are several images of what is believed to be the Potomac River, as well as a number of unidentifiable locations.

Women’s Advertising Club of Washington Records

Identifier: 053
Scope and Contents The collection consists of board meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer reports, financial records, clippings, and photographs from the Club’s records. It also contains editions of the Ad Woman of Washington and Washington Ad Woman, newsletters of the Club. Of particular significance are photographs, correspondence, memoranda, event programs and other items that document events and activities conducted by the Club in the mid-1960s for inner city girls who named themselves the “Go Girls.” ...

Women’s City Club of Washington, DC Collection

Identifier: 049
Scope and Contents Records from the Women’s City Club of Washington, DC extend from 1924 through 1983. The collection contains by-laws, annual reports, monthly bulletins, programs, and yearbooks. Significant items in the collection are the twentieth anniversary yearbook and bulletin containing highlights, reminiscences, and the history of the club from 1919 through 1939.

Women's City Club Records

Identifier: 032
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of minutes of Club meetings from 1919 through 1972. Also included are scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and administrative records which document the Club's founding and activities. The records are arranged into 4 series: meeting minutes, administrative materials, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Woodridge Book Club Records

Identifier: 024
Scope and Contents The Woodridge Book Club collection consists of the Club’s yearly handbooks from 1931 through 1964. Significant items in the collection are those handbooks covering China and the USSR during the years of 1942 through 1946.

HD Woodson and Metropolitan AME Church Collection

Identifier: 093
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials found in the former home of Mr. Howard D. Woodson. They consist of personal materials from his time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and materials from his time as superintendent of Sunday school at the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church in Washington, DC. Materials include, a commencement program, a tax levy, class lists, treasurer reports, monthly reports, annual reports, teaching aides, construction quotes and contracts, invoices, and speeches. The materials are...

Minnie S. Woodson and Woodson Family Collection

Identifier: 091
Scope and Contents The collection consists of research materials and other items collected by Minnie S. Woodson while working on the history of the Woodson family. Included in this collection are clippings, census records, family trees, articles, photographs, correspondence, and newsletters. Of particular interest is information regarding the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society newsletter. The folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Wormley Family Genealogical Research Collection

Identifier: 065
Scope and Contents The collection was organized by the Wormley family before it was transferred to the Archives. An index was published and included in the collection. Therefore, it was decided that the collection maintain its original order. However, there are volumes listed in the index that are not present in the collection. Included with the collection are three CD-ROM discs that contain scanned images of the volumes. However, these discs are not complete. Several items are missing from the files of...

Ruby K. Worner Photo Album

Identifier: P011
Scope and Contents The photo album contains 140 black and white prints and 59 negatives; the majority of the photographs are of noteworthy events and locations in the Washington DC metro area. Although all photographs are undated, based on the style of clothing, model of automobiles and city landmarks, the images date from between circa 1925 and 1935. The photographs range in size from 1”x1 ½” and 3”x4 ¼.” Of importance are photographs of the Cherry Blossom Festival, President Herbert Hoover’s Inauguration, and...

Young Women's Christian Association Collection

Identifier: 104
Scope and Contents The collection consists of clippings, pamphlets, promotional materials, and organizational information. The materials are divided into two series: Clippings and Pamphlets & Publications.

Mary G. Ziegler Papers

Identifier: 010
Scope and Contents The papers which cover Mrs. Ziegler’s career as an educator of the mentally retarded at the District Training School in Laurel, Maryland which later became Forest Haven School. Papers covering Mrs. Zeigler include photographs of activities and events at the school, publications regarding the training of the mentally retarded, press releases, programs, a newsletter, correspondence, awards, published books, and certificates. Also of particular importance are seven scrapbooks of clippings,...