The Columbian Newspaper Research Files

The Columbian Newspaper Research Files

Finding Aid

Collection No. 30 (3 Linear ft.)
D.C. Community Archives

History

The Columbian was a community paper covering the Adams Morgan neighborhood, which began publication in the 1970s. It contained articles both in English and Spanish to serve a growing Latino population that began moving to the community in the early 1970s.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Box Inventory

Box 1

  • Abortion
  • A-M Organizations
  • Adams Morgan
    • Housing Co-op
    • Issues
    • Merchants collective
    • Nature Center
    • Organization-coalition
    • Peoples Center
    • Publications
    • Women’s Employment Center
  • Adams School
  • Airy View
  • The Alley Library
  • American Indian
  • Antioch School of Law (2 Folders)
  • ANC’s
  • Area B Mental Health Center
  • Arts
  • Ayuda

Box 2

  • Banks
  • Beacon
  • Book Center
  • BP Tract
  • Barney House
  • Board of Elections
  • Borrowed Time Productions
  • Board of Education, Ray Kemp
  • Funding
  • Bread and Roses
  • Budget, D.C.
  • C&P Telephone
  • Jimmy Carter
  • D.C. Chamber of Commerce
  • Childcare
  • Child welfare reform
  • C.H.O.I.C.E., Clearing House for Options in Children's Education
  • City-wide Housing Coalition
  • City Council
  • City organizations
  • Committee to Save Alternative Radio
  • Community Activities
  • Community Group Health Foundation
  • Community Release Organization
  • Community release organization
  • Community technology
  • Community video
  • Congress-District relations
  • Condominium
  • David Clarke
  • Office of Consumer Affairs

Box 3

  • Continental walk
  • Cooperacion Latina
  • Credit union
  • Crime
  • D.C. accounting
  • D.C. campaign, 1974
  • D.C. courts
  • D.C. jail
  • D.C. Public Interest Research Group
  • Dance forum
  • Democrats
  • Demographics
  • District committee’s House and Senate
  • District issues
  • Divorce
  • Dravilas
  • Drugs
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Election, 1976

Box 4

  • Environment
  • Farm workers
  • Fire Department of D.C.
  • First Church of Christ Scientist
  • Food
  • Food stamps (2 folders)
  • Food stores
  • Food tax
  • Foundation for Multi-lingualism and polyculturalism
  • Gun control
  • Hatch Act
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Institute for cultural affairs
  • Institute for local self-reliance
  • Jan Van Dyke
  • Jobs
  • Jubilee housing
  • Kalorama Citizens Association
  • Lakers
  • La Mesa Redonda
  • Land speculation

Box 5

  • Latino
  • Legal gambling
  • Literacy action
  • Marijuana law revisions
  • Massage
  • Mayor Washington
  • Mayor’s Committee for Spanish Affairs
  • Mailing lists
  • Metro
  • Morgan school
  • Music center
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Nahikian Marie
  • Alliance for Neighborhood Government
  • Neighborhood Planning Council
  • National Public Radio
  • P Street Paper Works
  • Protection of Elderly People, Center for
  • PEPCO
  • Perpetual
  • Police
  • Police-Community relations
  • Polycultural Institute
  • Potter’s House City Center
  • Press
  • Preterm
  • Pride Incorporated
  • Prison
  • Quaker House
  • Property taxes
  • Public assistance

Box 6

  • Radio CB
  • RAP, Inc.
  • Rape
  • Rates, AD
  • Real estate transaction tax
  • Recipes
  • Recreation
  • Rent control
  • Residency
  • Revenue sharing
  • Service Area Community
  • SAJA
  • School Board
  • Seaton Street
  • Sanchez, P.
  • Shapiro tract
  • Senior citizens
  • Senior citizens motor pool
  • Sizemore, B.
  • Shopping guide
  • Social services
  • Spanish American police association
  • Spanish Education Development Center
  • Spanish leadership
  • Spanish speaking committee of Virginia
  • Speculation – real estate
  • Sprout House School
  • St. Elizabeth’s
  • St. Stephens
  • Strongforce
  • Summer in the Parks

Box 7

  • Tax commuter
  • Tax income
  • Tax speculation
  • Tenants union
  • Tess community center
  • Two-W project
  • Unemployment jobs
  • Unity
  • Universidad Boricua
  • Video
  • Voluntary service response
  • Voter registration
  • WAMU
  • WMOD
  • WTOP-TV9
  • Ward Democrats
  • Washington area bicycle association
  • Vest, M. (dancer photographs)
  • Widening horizons
  • Women
  • Women in community service
  • Woodley
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center
  • Joe Yeldell
  • I-50

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