Hanes Water Main Problems Collection
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.
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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
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.
- Hanes Water Main Problems
- An inventory of Hanes Water Main Problems at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by Ryan P. Semmes.
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