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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.