Home Rule Committee Collection
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.
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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.
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.
- Home Rule Committee
- An inventory of Home Rule Committee at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
- Description rules
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