Artificial Collection of Rare Items from District of Columbia History, 1769-Present

Artificial Collection of Rare Items from District of Columbia History, 1769-Present

Finding Aid

Collection No. 60 (12 cubic feet/2 File Cabinets)
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

The collection consists primarily of rare historical documents, which were removed from the Vertical Files in Washingtoniana to ensure their preservation. 

In the early years of Washingtoniana, primary source materials and rare historical items such as letters, political memorabilia, catalogs, and meeting minutes were filed in the Vertical Files under appropriate topics. These rare items form the bulk of this artificial collection. 

Single items not part of the vertical files have been added to the collection as well. Photocopies of some original items in the Artificial Collection have been placed in the Vertical Files to assist patrons.

Processing Procedures

Oversized documents were removed from their original location in their assigned series and placed in the map case or oversized containers. A separation sheet was inserted in the original location within a folder to indicate the new location.  Generally, all items have been filed under the same or similar topics established for the Vertical files. In order to maintain this arrangement, a few series may contain a single folder.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains letters, programs, meeting minutes, speeches, event tickets, brochures, pamphlets, invitations, programs, financial records, legislative materials, political memorabilia, and other rare items dating primarily from the early 19th through the mid- 20th century. Of particular significance are letters, petitions, and legislative acts documenting the work of elected and appointed mayors, a Board of Alderman, and City Councils from 1802 through the early 1870s in the “Politics and Government Series.” 

The city had an appointed mayor and elected City Council from 1802 through 1812; in 1812, a Charter amendment allowed for the election of all city officials.

Another important series includes the newsletters, correspondence, flyers, programs, and yearbooks of the numerous civic, social and cultural organizations of citizens that were organized in D.C. starting in the late 19th century. These materials are primarily in two series:
  1. Civic and Citizens Associations
  2. Societies, Clubs and Organizations
Other notable items include Congressional speeches on the abolition of slavery from 1833 through the 1860s; guidebooks and published descriptions of Washington, D.C.; numerous musical scores celebrating Washington, D.C. history and events; architectural specifications for the U.S. Capitol, House Office Building, Post Office and other local buildings; samples of local business advertising; documentation for the founding and development of the Washington City Canal; Centennial memorabilia and programs; letters and autographs of famous persons and families; and publications, programs about or from churches, colleges, and schools in the District.    

Series & Folder Lists

Box 1

  • Advertisements 1879-1889; 1926-1958
  • African-Americans
    • African-Americans of Hon. W.T. Willey on the abolition of slavery 1862
    • Speeches on the Abolition of Slavery in the District 1862-1866
    • Segregation, Thompson Restaurant Case Pleadings 1952
    • The improving economics and cultural status of the negro in D.C. 1954
    • In the shadow of the Capitol 1981
    • Oral history interviews conducted by Letitia Woods Brown 1970-1975
    • No Negro Need Apply: A Brief Glance at the Employment Situation in D.C. as Related to Colored Citizens by Nathan Glazier, 1916
    • Defense Training and Jobs for Negroes, 1942
  • Airports
    • George Washington Air Junction, ca. 1945
  • Allegorical Figures, n.d.
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Apartment shoppers guide Altamont Apartment house brochure, 1916
  • Boulevard apartment’s brochure, n.d.
  • The Portland apartment house, floor plans, 1896

Box 2

  • Arts
    • Corcoran Gallery, 1880
    • Phillips Memorial Gallery Pamphlets, 1950-1969
    • Whyte Bookshop Gallery, 1938-1956

Box 3

  • Arts
    • Exhibition Catalogs, 1873-1933; 1972
    • Exhibit Invitations and Publicity, 1969-2000
    • “The Awakening” Sculpture, 2002
    • Programs and Brochures, n.d.
    • National Gallery of Art, Exhibition Catalog, n.d.
    • National Portrait Gallery, 1962-1971
    • National Museum of African Art, 1987
    • National Portrait Gallery Opening Ceremony Program, 1968
    • The Arts Cooperative schedule of classes, 1947
    • Art Schools, ca. 1940s
    • Another Washington, Washington Project for the Arts, 1976
    • Art of Russia, 1800-1850, 1979
    • “La Nouvelle Bohemem,” Mayflower’s Log, 1940
    • WPA flyers and programs, 1936-1941
  • Autographs of Famous People, n.d. (1 folder)    
  • Banks
    • Freedman’s Bank, The Washers and Scrubbers: The men who robbed them, 1878
    • Sample checks and bank notes, 1878-1890s
    • Freedman’s Savings & Trust Co., Annual Reports, 1889-1910
    • Bank of the United States, Report to the Stockholders, 1825
    • Christmas cards given by Riggs, 1960-1968
    • Second National Bank of Washington D.C., Reprint of June 1911 article from bankers Magazine, 1911
    • Washington Loan and Trust Co., 1952
  • Bicentennial
    • Bicentennial Memorabilia, 1991
    • Bicentennial, George Washington Ball, 1932

Box 4

  • Biography, 1804-2001
    • Anderson, Marian, research from Patrick Hayes, 1939    
    • Anthony, Susan B., 1900
    • Bell, Alexander, Melville, 1906
    • Brown, Wesley, 1954
    • Chubb, Isaac, 1856
    • Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton Goddard, 2001
    • Douglas, Frederick, 1966
    • Gillison, Joan Dee Mayes, 1993-1999
    • Grant, General Ulysses S., Recollections of General Grant by George W. Childs, 1885
    • Hayes, Rutherford B., 1948
    • Headley, Albert, 1958-1960
    • Hoover, Herbert Clark, 1932
    • Horydczak, Theodor, 1979
    • Lafayette, General, scrapbook, 1824
    • Landon, Alfred M., 1936
    • Jackson, Shirley Ann, 2006
    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1959, n.d.
    • Manning, Marie, n.d.
    • Marshall, Rev. Peter, 1949
    • Miner, Mytilla, 1982
    • Nalle, John C. 1931-1932
    • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1959
    • Smith, Chloethiel Woodward, n.d.
    • Sousa, John Phillip, 1892-1924
    • Stone, Elizabeth, 1804-1892, 1893
    • Thompson, Charles H., 1985
    • Truax, Robert A., 1990
    • Washington Sesquicentennial I
    • Washington Sesquicentennial II
    • Washington, Booker T., 1972
    • Wesley, Charles Harris and Doroth Porter, n.d.
  • Botanic Garden, U.S. 2006

Box 5

  • Bridges
    • Souvenir History of Cabin John Bridge, 1867
    • Duke Ellington Memorial Bridge, 1990
    • Washington Bridge, proceedings of meetings,  n.d.
    • William Howard Taft Bridge, 1942
  • Buildings
    • The Civic Center of D.C., correspondence, 1900-1901
    • The District Building dedication, 1907
    • Greyhound Terminal, 1100 New York Ave., n.d.
    • Henderson Castle Estate Sale Catalog, n.d.
    • Henderson Castle, 1935
    • The Pentagon, n.d.
    • Public Library of D.C., 1953
    • An Essay on the Heating and Ventilation of Public Buildings. By J.L. Smith Meyer, Architect, 1896
    • Cluss, Adolf, “Historic Preservation Solutions for Adolf Cluss Buildings, 1962-2005,” 2005 (2  copies)
    • Shipshtead-Luce Act, National Commission of fine Arts, 1930
    • The “Brick Capitol,” home of the Woman’s Party, 1922-1929
    • U.S. Capitol, 1840-1933
    • U.S. Patent Office, 1869-1879
    • U.S. Post Office, 1898-1934

Box 6

  • Business
    • Federation of Women’s Clubs HQ 1734 N St. NW, n.d.
    • House Office Building, 1906 and 1924
    • Jackson Hall, Historic Home of the Fellowship Forum, n.d.
    • James Monroe, 1988
    • National Victory Memorial Bldg., ca.1920
    • Plan of Pension Building Third floor, n.d.
    • Specifications for building a dwelling housing for J.R. Godwin, n.d.
    • Rhodes Tavern, 1799-1984
    • Supreme Court U.S., 1876-1936
    • U.S. Patent Office, 1924
    • U.S. Treasury Building, 1938-1940
    • White House, 1995
    • Washington the Beautiful 220 views, 1922
    • The Institute of Industrial Research, 1914    
    • Flour Mills, n.d.
    • Julius Garfinchel and Co., 1942
    • National Capital Pharmacist, n.d.
    • Thompson Honor Dairy Products, 1966
    • Woodward, Lothrop & Cochrane, 1925
    • Washinton Homoeopathic Pharmacy (724 11th St. NW), n.d.
    • B&M Produce Co. (1326 5th St. NE), n.d.

Box 7

  • Canals
    • Washington City Canal (2 folders), 1849-1851
    • The Great Aqueduct of Washington, D.C., 1864
    • Washington Canal Company, 1820-1826
  • Cartoons, ca. 1940s (1 folder)
  • Capitol, 1946-2006
    • Christmas card, 1946
  • Cemeteries
    • Arlington National Cemetery, 1853-ca. 1960s
    • Congressional Cemetery, n.d.
    • Glenwood Cemetery, 1925-1932
    • National Cemetery Map, 1825
    • Rock Creek Cemetery Catalog, 1931    
    • Washington Memorial Park brochure and receipts, 1941    
  • Census, 1800-1910 (1 folder)

Box 8

  • Centennial
    • Centennial Celebration
    • Centennial Guide, 1900
    • Centennial Medals, n.d.
    • Centennial guide to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, 1876
    • Centennial Invitations, 1900
    • Centennial Programs, 1900
    • Centennial General, 1900
  • Chamber of Commerce, 1911-1926 (1 folder see also Washington Board of Trade)
  • Charity
    • Charitable and Philanthropic Institutions of the District, 1876
    • Community Chest, 1920
    • Displaced Families: Where Will They Go, prepared by Margery Ware for the Urban League, ca., 1960
    • 4th Ward Contributions to the Poor, n.d.
    • Address of W.C. Dodge, President of Associated Charities, D.C., 1892
    • What are We to Do With Our Poor Outcasts and Disabled Unemployed
    • Workmen, 1896
    • United Way, n.d.
    • Catholic Charities, n.d.
    • Children and Convalescent Homes, 1901-1964
    • Christ Child Society, annual reports, 1953-1958
    • Bruen Home, 1901
    • Central Union Mission, 1942-1964
    • Neighborhood House, 1901-1942
    • Florence Crittendon Hope and Relief Mission, n.d.
    • Hillcrest: A Children’s Village, the Washington City Orphan Asylum, 1947
    • National Soldier and Sailor’s Orphan Home, 1944
    • U.S. Soldiers’ Home, 1911-1926
    • Washington Home for Foundlings, Agreement with GWU and Garfield Hospital, 1924
  • Churches 1828-2006
    • Allen A.M.E. Church, 1994
    • First Baptist Church manuals, 1853-1948
    • Baptist Church General, 1867-1943
    • Baptist, 1853-1998
    • Catholic Historical Society of Washington, newsletter, March-April 1994

Box 10

  • Churches continued
    • National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1915-1933
    • National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1931-1941
    • St. Peter Claver Center, 1950
    • Church of the Covenant, 1888-1913
    • Downtown Cluster of Congregations, 1972-1992
    • Fourth Presbyterian, 1844-1855
    • Holy Temple Church of Christ, n.d.
    • People’s Community Church programs, 1970-1998
    • Congregational Church, Ingram Memorial, 1908
    • First Congregational Church, 1835-1975
    • Epiphany Church Home, n.d.
    • Christ Church History, 1994
    • St. Andrews, n.d.
    • St. Andrews Sunday School, 1923

Box 11

  • Churches continued
    • St. Margaret’s, “A Little Pebble in the Community Pond”
    • Trinity Episcopal, 1897
    • St. John’s, Episcopal, A Discourse, 1851
    • Washington Cathedral, 1903-1947
    • Islamic Center, Islam and Humane Tenets, 1957
    • Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 1979-1998
    • Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 1962
    • Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, n.d.
    • Bibleway Temple, 1991
    • Proceedings of a meeting of ministers of denomination {on the death of Lincoln}, 1865

Box 12

  • Churches continued
    • Jewish Community Center, 1950
    • Ohev Sholom—The National Synagogue, 2006
    • Methodist Churches, 1934-1985
    • National Presbyterian Church, 1936
    • National Cathedral, 1924
    • National Cathedral, 1928-1965
    • Storefront Churches, 1931
    • Swedenborgian National Church, Church of the Holy City, n.d.
    • Unitarian Chruches, general 1956-1958
    • First Unitarian Church of Washington City (6th and D), 1828-1878
    • All Souls’ Mailing List, 1915
    • Universalist National Memorial Church, 1936-1938
  • Circles and Squares, 1891-1921
    • Dupont Circle, Invitation to Unveiling, 1921
    • Farragut Square, n.d.
    • Lafayette Park, 1891
  • Citizens and Civic Association, 1894-1988 (27 folders) (see also Collections 27 & 28)
    • Federation of Citizen Association, 1926-1972
    • Citizens and Civic Associations Lists, ca. 19401-1950
    • American University Park, ca. 1950s
    • “B”
    • “C”
    • Chevy Chase, 1937-1952

Box 13

  • Citizens and Civic Association, 1894-1988 (27 folders) (see also Collections 27 and 28) (cont’d)
    • Columbia Heights, 1933-1948
    • Connecticut Avenue (2 folders), 1939-1965
    • Dupont Circle, 1943-1981
    • “E”
    • “F”
    • Fort DuPont, 1949
    • Fort Stanton, ca. 1940s-1950s
    • Glover Park, 1970-1988
    • Friendship, 1941
    • “G”
    • “H”
    • Kalorama, 1946-1966
    • Lincoln Park, Pamphlets, 1934-1946
    • “M-N”
    • Palisades, 1950-1956

Box 14

  • Citizens and Civic Association, 1894-1988 (27 folders) (see also Collections 27 and 28) (cont’d)
    • “P-R”
    • Petworth, n.d.
    • Rhode Island Ave., n.d.
    • Southeast Council of Citizens Association, 1941-1952
    • Takoma, 1928-1939
    • Westend Citizens Assocation, Constitution & By-laws, n.d.
    • Woodburn, 1894-1909
  • City Planning
    • Historical Pamphlets, 1975
    • Pamphlets, 2004
  • Civil Defense
    • Insignia, n.d.
    • Maps, 1953-1956
    • You and an Air Raid, 2 pamphlets, 1942
  • Civil War, 1902-2002
    • Centennial Program, 1962
    • Defenses of Washington, Fort Dupont, 2002
    • Recollections and Articles, 1902-1931
  • Colleges & Universities, 1826-1965
    • Columbian College programs and memorabilia (later GWU), 1826-1896
    • D.C. Teachers College, 1951
    • Dunbarton College, 1935-1953
    • Fairmont School and Junior College, n.d.

Box 15

  • Colleges & Universities, 1826-1965 (cont’d)
    • Galluadet University, 1895-1964
    • Galluadet College, 1947
    • Georgetown University, 1883-1965
    • Georgetown Sesquicentennial, 1939
    • George Washington University, 1890s
    • George Washington University, 1910s
    • George Washington University, 1920s
    • George Washington University, 1930s
    • George Washington University, 1940s

Box 16    

  • Colleges & Universities, 1826-1965 (cont’d)
    • George Washington University, 1950s
    • George Washington University, 1960-1970
    • GWU War Training Class Description, 1942
    • Congressional Reports, 1910-1982
    • Howard University, n.d.
    • Howard University, Lecture Series, 1942
    • Miners Teachers College, invitations & programs, 1880-1955
    • Woods Commerical College, 1893-1894
    • University of the District of Columbia, 1984
    • Wilson Teacher’s College, 1888, 1948-1950

Box 17

  • Crime, 1938 (1 folder)    
    • Crime in the Nation’s Capitol, 1938
  • Description (of Washington, D.C.) 1842-2006
    • Letters, 1842, 1926
    • Folder I, n.d.
    • Folder II, 1900-1913
    • Folder III, n.d.
    • Pamphlets and handbooks, 1911-1918
    • Singer Souvenirs of Washington, 1939
    • Souvenir of Washington, ca. 1885
    • Dining in Washington, 1961

Box 18

  • Description (of Washington, D.C.) 1842-2006 (cont’d)
    • The Washington Story by Joseph Leeming, 1948
    • Washington in the New Era, 1870-1970, 1972
    • Neighbors to the President, 2006
  • Diseases, Venereal, n.d.
  • Drama
    • Drama Clubs and Players, 1878-1963
    • Drama, 1922
  • Elections, 1961-1977
    • Board of Education, 1972-1982
    • A compilation of laws relating to elections, 1961-1977
  • Emancipation, District of Columbia (1 folder)
    • Anti-District of Columbia, 1862
  • Embassies and Legations
    • British, 1904
  • Ethnic Groups, 1883-1920
    • Italians, 1984
    • Jewish, Jewish Interest in D.C., 1918
  • Exhibitions, 1988, n.d.
    • “Our Trees and their Woods,” n.d.
  • Fire Department, n.d.
    • Firefighters handbook on cover property of EJ Daigle,  n.d.
  • Flags, 1902-1956 (1 folder)
  • Funerals, 1947-2004
    • Directors, 1947
    • Dr. Hardy R. Franklin, 2004
    • Ronald W. Reagan, 2004
    • Right Reverend Monsignor James A. Smyth, 1949
  • Games, 1888 (1 folder)
    • Games of Washington Children, 1888
  • Gardening, 1948 (1 folder)
    • Soil management and character of soils in D.C., 1948
  • Geology, 1891 (1 folder- 3 copies) Geology of Washington and Vicinity by W.J. McGee
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade, 1895-1973
    • Reports, publications, newsletters, legislation, and correspondence, 1895-1965 (2 folders)
    • Washington Board of Trade, 1937
    • Washington Board of Trade Press Releases, 1945
    • Greater Washington Board of Trade, Pamphlets, 1895-1974
    • Greater Washington Board of Trade, Washington Area Convention press releases, 1973
  • Halls, 1888-1943
    • Convention Hall, 1893-1943
    • Explorers Hall, 1888
    • Great Hall at the National Academy of Sciences, n.d.
    • Halls of the Ancients, 1904
  • History    
    • Historical Tour of D.C., n.d.
    • Your Washington (Transcripts) 1946
    • Social Statistics of Cities, 1880

Box 20

  • Hospitals, 1863-1995
    • Children’s Hospital, Special Committee Report, 1882
    • Children’s Hospitals, 1939
    • Cholera Hospital, 1822
    • Columbia Hospital for Women, 1926
    • D.C. General Hospital, 1955-1957
    • Feedman’s Hospital, 1939-1942
    • Garfield Memorial Hospital, ca. 1950s
    • Government Hospital for the Insane, map, n.d.
    • Municipal Hospital of D.C., Programme of Competition, 1902
    • Naval Hospital, 1937
    • Providence Hospital, n.d.
    • Walter Reed Legislation, 1925-1966
    • Washington Asylum, 1863
    • Washington Clinic, 1955
    • Washington Infirmary, 1858
  • Hotels, 1855-1990
    • Browns’ Indian Queen Hotel, 1834
    • Browns’ Marble Hotel, 1855
    • Burlington Hotel, n.d.
    • Cairo Hotel and other “C’s,” ca. advertising brochures 1930-1940s
    • Cavalier Hotel, n.d.
    • Dodge Hotel, 1930s
    • The Mayflower, ca. 1950s
    • National Hotel, 1878-1914
    • Normandie Manor, menu, 1990
    • St. James Hotel, 1946
    • The Wardman Park Hotel, ca. 1920s
    • The Whitelaw Hotel, 1918
    • The Willard, ca. 1916-1960s
    • Hotels of the National Capital, n.d.

Box 21

  • Houses, 1922-1968 
    • Decatur House, n.d.
    • Dumbarton Oaks, A Guide to the Gardens, 1968
    • Frederick Douglas House Souvenir Program, 1922
    • Oak Vies (or Red Top), n.d.
  • Housing, 1912-1943
    • Directory of Alley Houses, 1912
    • Alley Houses in D.C., 1918
    • Alley Dwelling Authority, 1932-1943
  • Inaugurations, 1897-2003
    • Inaugurations, 1893-1933
    • President Harding, 1921
    • FDR Inaugural, 1933
    • Inaugurations, 1953-1993

Box 22

  • Inaugurations, 1897-2003 cont’d
    • Inaugurations, 1957-1969
    • Obama, Barack, 2009
    • Walter E. Washington, 1975
    • Washington Star Supplement, 1977
    • Marion Barry inaugural booklet, 1987
    • Anthony Williams inaugural program, 2003
  • Indians, 1990
  • Land records, 1769-1901
    • Land titles for lots 12, 13,, and 14 in Block 1 of Onion and Butts subdivision, 1901
    • Deed of Release, James Towles to Charles M. Heaton & Wife, 1868
    • Land Deeds, Valentin Schmuck, 1868
    • Land Deeds, John Goodwin, 1868
    • For Sale list by Daniel Carroll of Dunnington, 1811
    • Land Receipts, 1810
    • Land transfer from Beale & Gantt to Burns, 1791
    • Copy of Beatty & Hawkins addition to Georgetown, 1769
  • Lectures & Meetings
    • Pamphlets, n.d.
  • Letters and Diaries, 1791-1991
    • Letter copies dated 1791-1799 from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and et al., discussing plans for the new capitol
    • Letters of famous people, 1975-1991
    • Letter copies dated 1864-65 from Martha Clark to Marion Ramsey, 1864-65
    • Stoddard family letters, et al., 1895-1909

Box 23

  • Letters and Diaries, 1791-1991 cont’d
    • Travel log of Maud Morris of Washington, D.C. of a cruise of the Lesser Antilles on the Furness Line, 1937-38
    • Letters of famous people, Haskins Collection, (1 of 2) 1929-1955
    • Haskin Collection (2 of 2)
  • Libraries, 1814-1990
    • Washington Library, 1811-1881
    • D.C. Public Library, 1896-1944
    • D.C. Public Library, n.d.
    • Washingtoniana, n.d.
    • Library of Congress, 1868, 1999
    • Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Donation, 1814

Box 24

  • Libraries, 1814-1990
    • Public Library, Cartoon, n.d.
    • Public Libraries, directory, 1990
  • Liquor Trade
    • Liquor Trade, 1893-1953
    • Alcohol Beverage Control Board
  • Lottery, 1826-1827 (1 folder)—Advertisement and Supreme Court opinion
  • Maps
    • Washington, D.C. Historic, 1929
  • Markets, 1860-2006 (1 folder)
    • Centre Market, 1825
    • Eastern Market, 2006
  • Memorabilia, 1832-2005
    • Admission Card, Cornwallis Surrender Celebration, 1922
    • Auction List, n.d.
    • Business cards, n.d.
    • Post cards (Washington, D.C.) 1900
    • Buttons and three-dimensional objects, n.d.
    • Memorials, 1935
    • Invitations, 1961 & n.d.
    • Historic Washington Calendar, 2005
    • Picture Book, ca. 1890
    • Programs, miscellaneious, 1895-1963
    • Receipts and ledgers, 1832-1961
    • Recipes of Lady Bird Johnson, n.d.
    • Rock Creek Ginger Ale Bottle, n.d.
    • Sketches of Impressive Beauty in the National Capital, by J. Himmilheber, 1931
    • U.S. House of Representatives Gallery Admission Ticket, 1892
    • U.S. Senate Chamber Admission Ticket, 1922
    • Washington Portfolio, Photographic Reprints, n.d.
    • Smithsonian Folklife Festival, “D.C. Its ours home” fans, 2000

Box 25

  • Military Installations
    • Bolling Field (AFB), 1997
  • Militia, 1885-1936
    • Corcoran Cadet Corps, 1925
    • Medal of Honor Legion Constitution & By-laws, 1893
    • Washington Light Infantry Corps’ Invitations, 1857, 1885
    • National Guard, 29th Cavalry, Army Instructor staff book, ca. 1922
    • National Guard, Military Festival National Board official program, 1936
    • National Guard of D.C. By-laws, n.d.
  • Monuments and Memorials, 1867-2004
    • Memorials, general, 1889-1965
    • Memorials, general, 1909, 1920
    • Centennial Woman Suffrage Memorial, 1876
    • First Division Monument, 2001
    • Jefferson Monument, 1936-1947
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 2006
    • Lincoln Memorial, 1867-1915
    • Martin Luther unveiling program, 1886
    • John Marshal, Statue dedication, 1884
    • General Rochambeau Comte de, Statue, 2004
    • Alexander Robey Shepherd, 1909-2004
    • Navy Memorial, n.d.
    • Tripoli Naval Monument, Analectic Magazine, 1815
    • Washington Monument, n.d.
    • Witherspoon Memorial, ca. 1910
  • Moving Pictures, 1931 (1 folder)

Box 26

  • Museums, 1972-2006
    • Anacostia Museum, 1972
    • Anacostia Museum, 2006
    • City Museum, Opening Celebration program, 2003
    • National Building Museum, 2004
    • National Museum of American Art, 1997
    • Spy Museum, 2002
    • Frederick Douglas Center, 1972
  • Music, 1870-1951
    • General, 1879-1970
    • Music programs, 1939-1961
    • "Bells of Georgetown," 1931
    • "Come on Washington," 1956
    • “D.C. is my Hometown” by James L. Dixon, 1951
    • "Your Flag and my Flag" 1917
    • "Hail to the Redskin" 1938
    • "Happy Am I" by Elder Michaus, 1930
    • "Here’s to Uncle Sam" by Vi Brinner, ca. 1940s
    • "The Hymn of Washington" by Agnes Newman, 1927
    • "Jefferson Memoriial at Washington" by Irving Weitzner, 1941
    • Music for the Grand Chorus on Decoration Day, 1870
    • "The National Monument," words by Sheelah, and music by J.H. Hewitt, ca. 1925
    • Patientia Percipemus, n.d.
    • "President Lincoln’s Funeral March," composed by F. Mack, 1865
    •  The Warr Pathh Philosophy of Youths, Super Bowl XXII Victory,
    • Doug Williams, 1989
    • "Washington" by Jimmie Dodd, 1951
    • “Washington” lyrics by Jessie Pierson and music by William T. Pierson, 1920
    • "The Washington Evening Star," 1924
    • "Washington Fair Capital," by Edwin Barnes, 1927
    • "Washington Monument," by Karl Vass, 1948
    • Musical scores with words by Blanche Howlett and music by Ann Wallace, 1931
    • Opera, n.d.
    • Water Gate Concerts, 1944
  • National Capital Planning Commission
    • George Washington Memorial Parkway (proposed), 1958
  • National Press Club Swim, 1934

Box 27

  • Newspapers
    • National Republican, 1887
    • History, “The Washington Correspondent,” 1940
    • Washington Daily News, National Spelling Bee Practice Books, 1955
    • Washington Herald, receipt, 1906
    • Washington Star, “Special Report….,” 1945
    • Washington Star, Index, Star’s First 100 Years, 1952
  • Parades
    • Women’s Suffrage Parade, 1913
    • Grand Review, 1965
    • Selected Parades in Washington through 1959, by Mabel Sterns
  • Parks
    • Cabin John Park, “A Picture and Paragraph Story,” ca. 1913
    • Trees and Shrubs of Lafayette Park, 1937
    • Marshall Hall, ca.1920s
    • Meridian Hill Park, n.d.
    • National Capital Parks pamphlets, n.d.
    • Pershing Square, 1931; 1981
    • Rock Creek Park, ca. 1880s-1906
    • Luna Park, 1906
    • Washington Memorial Park, correspondents, ca. 1960s    
  • Periodicals
    • Architectural Forum, 1963
  • Photography
    • Photography, 1888-1948
    • Photography, 1984-1997
    • Asman Custom Photo Service, 2007
  • Picketing, Protests and Demonstrations
    • Iraq War, 2005
    • Glen Echo Park Protest, 2005
    • March on Washington, 1983
  • Playgrounds, 1923-1952
  • Politics and Government, 1802-2003
    • Home rule act report by the D.C. committee, 1973
    • Statehood, 1972-1989
    • Political Memorabilia, ca. 1990-
    • General, 1824-1951

Box 29

  • Politics and Government, 1802-2003 (cont’d)
    • Message from Pres. Jefferson re: loans for Maryland, 1802
    • Orders and Resolutions, 1803
    • Report by the City Surveyor, 1815
    • Statement of Orders for work from the Asylum…for the Third Ward, 1822
    • Court Receipt, ca.1820s
    • Letter from Office of Commissioner of Public Buildings, 1823
    • Petitions for fund for Thomas Jefferson, July 1826
    • Message of H.D. Cooke, Governor of D.C. with accompanying public works docs, 1873
    • The Republican Party, 1952
    • Home Rule Act, 1973
    • Elections and Voting, 1995
    • 50th Anniversary of Independence, 1826
    • Acts passed in 1830 legislative session, 1830
    • Board of Alderman, correspondence, petitions and rules, ca.1830-1868
    • D.C. Gov’t financial statements and receipts, ca. 1830s
    • Affidavit of Mr. F.B. Postins, June 2, 1832
    • District Legislation, 1840-1912
    • D.C. Court Members, 1841
    • Charter Amendments, 1844
    • Laws of the District of Columbia, 1855-1856
    • Bus license regulations of D.C., 1871-1872
    •  Resolutions of First Session of First D.C. legislation assembly, 1871
    • Proceeding of legislation council and attached building regulations, 1872
    • Speech in furtherance to hold an Industrial Exhibition, 1872
    • Territorial Government, Council proceedings (including a “bill to support public Schools for colored children”), 1873
    • Message of Alexander Shepherd, 1874
    • Letter to Alexander Hamilton, 1887
    • Appropriations for the Government of the District of Columbia, 1952
    • Christmas card from Chairman, John A. Wilson, n.d.

Box 30

  • Politics and Government, 1802-2003 (cont’d)
    •     D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977
    •     Organic Acts, 1874-1879, 1914
    •     An Act to provide for recording of deed, 1878
    •     Your Washington, n.d.
    •     School Board, Ward 2, Malcolm Lovell, n.d.
    •     D.C. Statehood, Green Party, 2003
    •     ANC Swearing-in, 1.2.2003
    •     Political Campaign Flyers, 2006
    •     D.C. Council Swearing-in ceremony, 2001
    •     Mayors
    •     Marion Barry, 1980s
    •     Sayles Brown, 1868-1870
    •     Richard Wallach, 1865
    •     James Berret, 1859
    •     William Magruder, 1856-1857
    •     John T. Towers, 1855-1856
    •     John W. Maury, 1853
    •     Walter Lenox, 1851
    •     William W. Seaton, 1841-1849
    •     William Bradley, 1838
    •     John Van Ness, 1830-1832
    •     John Gales, 1820; 1829
    •     Peter Force, 1826-1840
    •     Roger C. Weightman, 1826; 1841
    •     Samuel Swallowed, 1824
    •     Benjamin G. Orr, 1818
    •     James H. Blake, 1814
    •     Robert Brent, 1812    

 

Box 31

  • Politics and Government, 1802-2003 (cont’d)
    •     Petitions, ca. 2000
    •     DC Wise Guide, League of Women Voters of DC, 1998
    •     DC Government Guide, 1993-1994
    •     Dave Clarke, Campaign Statement, 1989
    •     Voters Guide, 1988
    •     Home Rule, 1985
    •     Commissioner’s/Mayor’s Administrative Instruction, 1972-1979 (3 folders)
    •     Reorganization Plan no. 3, 1967
    •     First Report of the Board of Elections for the District of Columbia, 1956
    •     Juvenile Court of D.C. Handbook, 1947
    •     Public Welfare Board, 1945-1956
    •     District Unemployment Compensation Board Regulations, 1941
    •     New Deal Sound Mazuma, 1936    

Box 32

  • Politics and Government, 1802-2003 (cont’d)
    •     Elections and Voting (see suffrage), 1930-1949
    •     Principal Municiap Authorities since its founding (Records of the Columbia historical society), 1920
    •     The Invisible Government at Washington, 1913
    •     “Forty Years of the District,” 1907
    •     Political Parties, Republican Party, 1924-1950s
    •     Political Parties, Democrat, 1884
  • Population statistics, 1920-1992 (2 folders)
    •     Population Statistics, 1920-1966
    •     Population Statistics, 1970-1992
  • Presidents in Washington, 1943-1946
    •    Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1943-1946
    •     Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936-1937
    •     Andrew Washington, 1975
  • Prisons and Reformatories, 1862-1947 (2 folders)
    •     Reports    
  • Prohibition and Temperance, 1835-1952
    •     Temperance Societies reports, articles, and invitations 1835-1952
    •     Bill Amending the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, ca. 1938
  • Railroads
    •     Baltimore and Ohio Stations, 1925
    •     Washington, Frederick and Gettysburg, 1939
  • Real Estate, 1931-1966
    •     Legislation, (2 folders) 1931-1940
    •     Market, 1966

Box 33

  • Residential Sections, 1887-2006
    •     Adams Morgan, 1958-1964
    •     Adams Morgan: Experiment in Planning, 1963
    •     Alexandria, 1887-1933
    •     Bradley Hills, 1971
    •     Arlington Heights History, 1924
    •     Brookland (coloring book), n.d.
    •     Chevy Chase, 1956-1969
    •     Capitol Hill, 1957-1962
    •     Cleveland Park, 1958
    •     Columbia Heights, 1907-1915
    •     Deanwood, 2005
    •     Forest Hills History Day, 2004
    •     Foxhall Civilian Defense, 1942
    •     Georgetown, 1930-2000s
    •     Glover Park, n.d.
    •     H Street Area Oral History Project, n.d.
    •     Kalorama, 1975
    •     Kenilworth, 2006
    •     LeDroit Park stock certificate, 1887    

Box 34

  • Residential Sections, 1887-2006 (cont’d)
    •     Mt. Pleasant, “The Story of Mt. Pleasant and Milestones……..” 1923
    •     Rock Creek Hills, 1930s
    •     Southwest, n.d.
    •     Swampoodle, n.d.
    •     Southwest Heritage Trail, 2005
    •     Takoma Park, 1886-1939
    •     West End, 2003
    •     Woodley Park, 1909
  • Restaurants
    •     Old Ebbitt Cafeteria, 1930
    •     Restaurants, ca. 1950s
    •     Dominique’s, 1986 
  • Rivers, 1846-1954
    •     Anacostia (2 folders), 1898-1954
    •     Potomac River (3 folders), 1846-1971

Box 35

  • Schools, 1812-1982
    •     Board of Education, Outline of Work Home Gardening, 1906
    •     Data Resource Book, 1976
    •     “District Education” 1981-1982
    •     Elementary School Certificate, 1915
    •     Junior High School Teachers’ association of D.C. Bulletin, 1926-1927
    •     History, n.d.
    •     Integration, 1960
    •     Intelligence and achievement of colored pupils in the
    •     Public Schools of D.C., 1948
    •     Report, 1869
    •     Kingsbury Center LAB School, 1982
    •     Benjamin J. Henley Lecture by Franklin Smith, 1994
    •     Academy of the Visitation, 1904
    •     American Institution, 1828
    •     Arts and Crafts School, 1908-1911
    •     Belcourt Seminary, 1911-1917
    •     Bristol School, n.d.

Box 36

  • Schools, 1812-1982 (cont’d)
    •     Colonial School  for girls, 1920-1926
    •     Columbia Jr. College catalogs, 1933-1942
    •     Devitt Preparatory School pamphlets, 1925-1936
    •     Chevy Chase Country Day School, Pamphlets, ca. 1926-1950
    •     Hamilton Institue Closing Exercises Program, 1906
    •     The Eastman School, 1911-1932

Box 37

  • Schools, 1812-1982 (cont’d)
    •     Devitt Preparatory School, 1937-1938
    •     The Field School, 1980s
    •     Lewis Hotel Training School, ca. 1922-1948
    •     Marjorie Webster School, 1929-1934
    •     Marjorie Webster School, 1935-1939
    •     Marjorie Webster School, 1941-1949    

Box 38

  • Schools, 1812-1982 (cont’d)
    •     Marjorie Webster School, 1950-1960
    •     Mt. Pleasant School for Secretaries, ca.1930s
    •     Mater Dei, Bethesda, n.d.
    •     Maret School Catalogs, 1920-33; 1954
    •     National Academy of Broadcasting, 1940s
    •     National Trade School for Women and Girls, ca. 1940s
    •     McDonogh School, ca. 1980s
    •     Sidwell Friends School, 1983
    •     St. Albans, The National Cathedral School for Boys, 1945
    •     St. Katharine’s School for Young Ladies and Girls, 1899-1900
    •     Temple Secretarial, 1933-1968
    •     Washington County School brochure, 1939
    •     Washington Academy of Sciences, 1924

Box 39

  • Schools, 1812-1982 (cont’d)
    •     Official handbook of Athletics, 1912-1913
    •     Public schools materials, (2 folders) 1812-1899
    •     Public School Building Legislation, 1882-1929
    •     Central High school, 1904-1958
    •     Central High school programs, 1981, 1989
    •     Central High school program, 1970
    •     Dunbar High school, 1976
    •     Dunbar High school: Ribbon cutting at Charles Sumner program, 2010
    •     Eastern High school, 1938
    •     History of the High School for Negroes in Washington, 1917
    •     M St. High school, 1976

Box 40

  • Schools, 1812-1982 (cont’d)
    •     M Street High School, 1980
    •     McKinley High School Programs, 1906-1941
    •     Roosevelt High school program, 1937
    •     Washington High school, 1936-1956
    •     Western High school, 1906-1940
    •     Teacher’s Pensions, 1896-1919
  • Settlements
    •     Friendship House, 1965
  • Sightseeing Guides, 1878-1994, n.d. (7 folders)
  • Smithsonian Institution, n.d. (1 folder)

Box 41

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2004
    •     General Directories
    •     ACLU, 1939
    •     Animal Rescue League, 1945-1958
    •     Appraisal Institute, 1992
    •     Art Students League, 1888-1912
    •     A-Z, memorabilia, 1874-1913
    •     American Statistical Association, 1926    
    •     Association for the Preservation and Presentation of the Arts, Inc., 1979
    •     Audubon Naturalist Society, 1954, 1972
    •     Biosophical Institute, 1947-1948
    •     Brookings Institution, 1920
    •     The John Carroll Society Program, 1998-99
    •     College Women’s Club of Washington, 1913
    •     Capital Review Club, n.d.
    •     Columbia Lodge, No. 10, 1904
    •     Coordinating committee for the enforcement of the D.C. anti-discrimination laws, 1953

Box 42

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2004 (cont’d)
    •     Chevy Chase Garden Club, 1936-1962
    •     Chinese Students and Alumni Association, 1976
    •     Choral Arts Society repertory List, 1965-75
    •     Choral Society of Washington DC programs, 1907
    •     Citizens’ Representative Committee of 100, 1887
    •     The Collectors Club, n.d.
    •     Columbia Historical Society, 1899
    •     Commercial Club, ca. 1910-1919
    •     Cosmos Club, 1983-2000

Box 43

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2004 (cont’d)
    •     Daughters of the American Revolution, 1964
    •     D.C. Coaltion for youth, ca. 1982
    •     D.C. Pharmaceutical Association, ca. 1940-43
    •     D.C. Sociological Society, 1975
    •     Downtown D.C., 2003
    •     Downtown Progress, 1966
    •     Dupont Circle Conservancy, 1983-1984
    •     Hebrew Benevolent Associations, 1876
    •     Excelsior Yearbook, 1920
    •     Federal Bar Association Directory, 1936
    •     Federal Bar Association Directory, 1939
    •     Federal Bar Association Directory, 1944
    •     The Federal Club, 1937-46
    •     The Federal Club, 1921-47

Box 44

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2004 (cont’d)
    •     Federal Club, 1948-53
    •     Federal Club Bulletins, 1933-49
    •     Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1948
    •     Friends of Ruth, n.d.
    •     German American Societies of Greater Washington, 1976
    •     Greater Washington Committee for Unitarian Advance, 1957
    •     Hadassah, 1957-58
    •     Historical Society of Washington, D.C., 1990
    •     Home Interest Club, 1912-1913
    •     Instructive Visiting Nurses Society, 1940
    •     League of Washington Theaters (2 folders), 2004-2006
    •     Interior Department Recreation Association News, 1939
    •     Little Sisters of the Poor, lettercopy, 1867

Box 45

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2006 (cont’d)
    •     Masons (1 of 2), 1903-1920
    •     Masons (2 of 2), 1920-1961
    •     NAACP, “The Freedom Fund Extravaganza” 1978
    •     National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1928
    •     National Conference of State Societies, 1968-69
    •     Neighbors, Inc., ca. 1970s
    •     Parkview Women’s Club, 1931-1943
    •     Petworth Girl Scout Troop No. 6, 1915
    •     The Peoples Involvement Corp., 1970
    •     Paul Robeson Friendship Society, 1978
    •     Pride, Inc., 1969
    •     Sales Executives Club, ca. 1950s
    •     The Sanity League, 1893
    •     Self-Determination for D.C. Coalition, “Salute to Volunteers,” 1985    

Box 46

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2004 (cont’d)
    •     Seymour Club year books, 1921-1940
    •     Shriner’s Almas Temple, Annual Program, 1923
    •     16th St. Heights Club, 1931-37
    •     Social Hygiene Society, 1936-1956
    •     Ten Miles Square Club, 1932
    •     The Town Hall of Washington, Inc., n.d.
    •     League of Women Voters, 1946-1980 (see also Collection 33)
    •     Home Rule Committee, 1948-1960
    •     Tuesday Club (Parkview woman’s club), 1953-1958
    •     Torch Club (1 of 2) 1946-1956
    •     Torch Club (2 of 2) ca. 1930s

Box 47

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2004 (cont’d)
    •     Traffic Club, 1938
    •     Tris Lodge No. 50, n.d.
    •     Union Soldiers Alliance, 1918
    •     University Club, 1904-1917
    •     Washington Garden Club, 1937-1946
    •     Washington Housing Assn., 1948-49
    •     Washington Jazz Club Newsletter, 1957
    •     Washington Medical and Surgical Society roster, 1939
    •     Washington Road Club, 1896
    •     Washington Sculptors group, 1957
    •     Washington society league for the hard of hearing, 1931-34
    •     Washington Special Libraries Association, 1990
    •     Washington Story League, 1935-1980

Box 48

  • Societies, Clubs and Organizations, ca. 1859-2004 (cont’d)
    •     Washington Taxpayer’s association bulletin, 1938
    •     Washington Urban League, 1955
    •     Washington Wanderlusters schedule, 1922-23
    •     Washington Water Color Club, 1948
    •     Wisteria Pleasure Club, 1882
    •     Wives of executives of the federal independent agencies, 1956
    •     Women’s Army and Navy League, 1912-1916
    •     Women’s Bar Assn. Yearbooks, 1936-37; 1942-43
    •     Women’s Christian Association, 1944
    •     Women’s Clinic Auxiliary, 1913-1915
    •     Women’s Committee of USO Council, 1945
    •     Women’s National Democratic Club, 1985
    •     Women’s Christian Temperance Union, 1889-1928
    •     Women’s National Press Association Yearbook, 1903
    •     Women’s National Press Club, 1927-28
    •     YMCA, 1859-1910
    •     12th St. YMCA Fotocraft club, 1940
    •     YMCA, ca. 1930s

Box 49

  • Speeches
    •     “Relations of the District of Columbia to the General Government,” 1874
    •     “Birth of the Republican Party,” Lewis Clephane, 1889
    •     “A State of National Emergency” FDR, 1941
    •     “The Supremacy of the Cross” 1913
  • Sports
    •     Baseball, n.d.
    •     Baeball, Twangers’ News, 1985
    •     Baseball, n.d.
    •     Sporting News historical editions, 1899
    •     Football, Redskins Memorabilia, n.d.    
  • Stadiums
    •     National Memorial Stadium, 1956
    •     Riverside Stadium, n.d.
    •     Stadium Reference Material, 1945
  • Stores
    •     Kann’s Sons, n.d.
    •     Hecht’s Co., ca. 1920
    •     Woodard & Lothrop Golden anniversary calendar and brochures, ca. 1930s
  • Streets
    •     Georgia Avenue on my mind, 1994
    •     P Street, 1907-1963
    •     Letter regarding of H St., 1830
    •     Pennsylvania Avenue, n.d.
    •     Pennsylvania Avenue, Route of Presidents, 1957

Box 50

  • Suffrage, 1938-1953    
    •     Articles and speeches, 1919-1940
    •     Flyers, 1929, 1946, 2003
  • Taxation
    •     Laws relating to the taxation of personal property, 1916
    •     Taxation without representation calendar, 2002
  • Telephone
    •     C & P, 1899
  • Theaters, 1883-2006
    •     General, 1883-1986
    •     Belasco Theatre, exhibition contacts, 1936
    •     Columbia Theatre, 1915
    •     Community Theater Newsletters, 1960    
    •     Gunston Hall, 1906-1908
    •     Howard Theater, 1940
    •     Kennedy Center, 1997
    •     Knickerbocker, 1922
    •     National Theatre, 1892
    •     National Theatre, 1939
    •     National Theatre, 1940
    •     New Academy, 1910
    •     Ontario Theatre (1700 Columbia Road) n.d.
    •     Studio, 1955
    •     Uptown Theater, Inaugural Program, 1936
    •     Uptown Theatre, “Scott Joplin,” 1977
    •     Washington Stage Guild, 2006
    •     Western High School Auditorium, 1906-1930
    •     Washington Theatre, n.d.
    •     New National Theater, Tapestry, 1889
  • Tickets, 1916-1971    
    •     Tickets, Inaugural Performance of “Mass,” 1971
    •     Tickets, misc., 1916-1940

Box 51

  • Tourism and Tourist Trade, 1880-1983
    •     Tour guide books, ca. 1880-1955
    •     Tourist guides, 1958-1962, n.d.
    •     Tourist guides, 1976
    •     Tourist trade and tourism, ca. 1950-1970

Box 52

  • Transportation     
    •     Transportation, 1946-1982 ( 2 folders)
    •     Bus and Rail Transit, 1923-1956
    •     Capital Transit Company, 1932-1943
    •     Capital Transit, 1956
    •     D.C. Transit, 1956-1970
    •     Metrobus Privatization, n.d.
    •     Schedules and fares, 1962
    •     Street Directory Trolley guide and map, 1925
    •     Washington Transit Authority & WMATA, 1956-1970
    •     Metro Area Transit Authority, 2002-2004
    •     Museums Bus, n.d.
    •     Legislation, n.d.

Box 53

  • Trees
    •     Neglect of the Trees, 1905
    •     Dedication of memorial trees program, 1920
    •     Tree System of Washington, 1921
    •     Trees in Washington, 1921
    •     Trees of the city of Washington, 1927
    •     Trees and shrubs of Lafayette square, ca. 1940s
    •     Famous Trees of Washington, 1946
    •     Report for the press, 1959    
  • United States Post Office Department
    •     U.S. Savings Bonds, 1938
    •     Postal History of D.C., 1959
  • Union Station, 1902-1956
  • Waterfront, 1978-ca. 1980s
    •     Norfolk and Washington Steamboat co. brochure, n.d.
    •     Sixth St. Wharf, 1978
    •     Washington Channel Waterfront Dispositionn Plan, ca. 1980s
  • Watergate Scandal, 1973 (1 folder)
  • Water Supply, 1900-1958
    •     General, 1912-1938
    •     Legislation, 1900-1958
  • White House, Egg Rolling, 1999 (1 folder)

Box 54

  • World War I
    •     WWI, 1918-1919
    •     Souvenir programs from victory parade and International Festival of Peace, 1919
  • World War II
    •     African-Americans, Jobs in Washington, 1945
    •     Charts and Maps, ca. 1943
    •     Conservation/Salvage, 1942-1945
    •     “Washington in Wartime,” Vogue, 1942
    •     Women in WWII, 1943-44
  • Zoos, 1946
    •     2 boxes, 1 map case drawer

(Separation sheet in folder at original location notes each oversizeddocument and current location)

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