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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,...

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.

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

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).

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.

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...

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.

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.

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, 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...

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.

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...

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