Records of the Statehood Commission, 1788-1994

Records of the Statehood Commission, 1788-1994

Finding Aid

Collection No. 48 (22 Linear feet)
D.C. Community Archives

*Note: Boxes 50 and 51 are currently undergoing digitization and are temporarily unavailable for research*

Provenance

The Records of the Statehood Commission were donated to the Library by Ned Sloan, Chair of the Commission.

History

In 1979, a Statehood Initiative was presented to D.C. residents for a vote to approve legislation that would begin a concerted effort to make the District a state. The Statehood Initiative won approval on Nov. 4, 1980 and became the first public referendum passed in the city's history. 

The final enabling legislation, D.C. Law 3-171, as amended D.C. Code Sec. 1-115(b) (1987)), provided for the creation of two commissions -- the D.C. Statehood Commission and the D.C. Compact Commission. The Statehood Commission was to "educate, promote, and advance the proposition of statehood for the District of Columbia in the District and elsewhere."  The Compact Commission was given the responsibility to conduct a "full and complete study of the necessary and appropriate legislative and administration action" to achieve statehood. The two commissions consisted of three commissioners from each of the eight wards in the District, who were appointed by the D.C. City Council.

One of the more important provisions of the Initiative called for a constitutional convention and the writing of a constitution for the state of New Columbia. On Nov. 4, 1981, 45 delegates were elected to a constitutional convention to serve two- or three-year terms. The convention delegates drafted a constitution by May 29, 1982, which was subsequently adopted by a majority vote of D.C. citizens on Nov. 2, 1982.

In 1985, after the three-year term of the constitutional convention expired, the two commissions became one.  
 
As part of its mandate to "educate, promote, and advance" statehood, the commission engaged in a number of activities throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s. Among others things, it designed a curriculum for public schools, established training sessions for D.C. teachers, testified before Congress on statehood legislation, and established a Statehood Resource Center.

Congress did not vote on the D.C. Statehood bill, which was originally introduced by Walter Fauntroy as H.R. 51 in 1987, until November 1993. The bill was defeated by a vote of 277 to 153. The Commission's budget was dramatically decreased and activities were severely curtailed after the defeat.         

Processing Procedures

General processing procedures consisted of discarding duplicates, unnecessary binders, and routine transmittals. Oversized documents were removed from the original location in their assigned series and placed in separate containers. All photographs were removed from their original location and placed in the audio-visual series. Separation sheets were inserted in the original location within the folder to indicate the new location of any records placed elsewhere.

Preservation copying of newspaper clippings was performed whenever feasible. Records in folders were arranged, unless otherwise indicated, in reverse chronological order, with undated records appearing at the end of the folder. Folders containing records with no dates are indicated as n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection consist of records of the D.C. Statehood/Compact Commission ("Commission") from 1978 through 1994 that document its activities to promote and educate the public on statehood as well as research on methods for achieving statehood in the District.

The records include correspondence, reports, clippings, press releases, financial materials, meeting minutes, legislative testimony and bills, Commission publications, pamphlets, brochures, articles, speeches, memorabilia, videos, audiotapes, and photographs.  

Significant items, activities, and topics covered by the records include:
  • Commission activities supporting the Constitutional Convention;
  • Testimony and public relations materials involving the Commission's efforts to promote statehood legislation in the U.S. Congress;
  • Legal and other research regarding campaigns in other states to achieve statehood;
  • Articles, and writings on the issue of D.C. statehood;
  • Public relations and educational activities undertaken by the Commission, such as the Peace Train, Liberty Bell Train, the "New Columbia: 51st State of the Union" videotape, Statehood survey, and public school curriculum guide. 
The materials' total volume is 22 linear feet and are arranged into 13 series.

Series Descriptions

Series I: Administrative, 1986-1994 (2.5 linear feet)

This series contains files that document the daily administration of the commission. Included in the files are time and effort reports, by-laws; resolutions, memoranda reporting on Commission activities; mailing and contact lists, Commission stationary, and Commission logo.

Of particular significance are contract records, request for proposals solicited by the commission, and proposals from contractors in response to those requests. A majority of the materials regarding contracts is from the Harrison Institute, which contracted to provide public relations services and conduct legal research for the commission. The materials are arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically by date.         

Series II:  Financial, ca. 1978-1995 (2 linear feet)

Financial records of the commission are contained in this series, including annual budget and appropriation materials, invoices, payment vouchers, revenue and expense statements, and treasurer reports. Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic then chronologically by date.    

Series III:  Meetings, 1978-1995  (3.5 linear feet)

Included in this series are meeting minutes, agenda, and background materials for regular and special meetings of the Commission from Dec. 11, 1978 through Jan. 5, 1995. Related materials include recordings of the meetings in the Audiovisual Series (9/19/86 through 5/5/88). Folders are arranged chronologically by date of meeting.

Series IV:  Topics, 1788, 1941, 1968, 1980-1993  (3 linear feet)  

This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, handwritten notes, clippings, publications, statements, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, lists, and bibliographies covering a variety of topics and activities of interest to the Commission. Of particular significance are materials regarding the D.C. Statehood Constitutional Convention, Democratic and Republican conventions, Statehood Constitution, activities by Shadow Senator Jesse Jackson, and state government reorganization.  Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically by date.

Series V: Legislative Matters, 1986-1994 (2.5 linear feet)

Records in this series include briefing books, congressional testimony and statements, house and conference reports, executive summaries, bills, background papers, appropriation acts, correspondence, and memoranda. Much of the materials relate to H.R. 51, statehood legislation introduced in Congress in 1987, including briefing book drafts and originals, internal memoranda from the House District Committee, testimony, and opposition statements.

Other significant materials consist of testimony before D.C. City Council on budgets and Congressional testimony supporting statehood before the House Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health in 1987.  Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically with materials related to specific house and senate bills  (i.e., H.R. 51, S118) appearing first.  

Series VI: Clippings and Press Releases, 1978--1987 (.75 linear feet)

This series contains clippings and press releases regarding statehood activities and issues. Most of the clippings were compiled by clipping services and public relations firms engaged by the commission. The folders are arranged chronologically by date of the clipping or press release. 

Series VII: Public Relations, 1987-1993  (2 linear feet)

As part of its mission to educate and promote statehood, the commission developed, with the help of public relations (PR) experts, press packages, publicity events, and educational materials. Specific items and topics of interest in this series include the Fifty Stars slide show, Liberty Bell Train event, the New Columbia: 51st State of the Union speakers kit, and Action News (the Commission newsletter). 

Educational materials developed for the general and public school students, include
  • "Facts You May Not Know About D.C. and Statehood"
  • "Fifty-One Stars: A Test"
  • "Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Statehood Economic Issues"
  • "One-Month Daily Curriculum: National Rainbow Coalition for D.C. Statehood Campaign"
Also included are editorials, letters to the editor, radio and TV reports, public relations reports, correspondence, brochures and booklets on statehood. Much of the materials were the product of Apter & Associates, a public relations firm engaged by the Commission to conduct PR activities.

Related materials in other series include the video, New Columbia: 51st State of the Union. Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic and then chronologically by date.

Series VIII: Research, 1948-1993 (3 linear feet)

This series contains research compiled largely for the Commission's Resource Center for research in reference. The research consists of scholarly articles and papers, U.S. congressional reports and legislation, correspondence, memoranda, and governmental reports compiled by Commission staff regarding territories that sought admission as states. The majority of the research focuses on efforts in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to achieve statehood.

The series also contains research focusing generally on statehood and research strategies for the commission to undertake. Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject or state and then chronologically. 

Series IX: Correspondence, 1987-1994 (.5 linear foot)

Single letters of importance, correspondence with Congress, a correspondence log, as well as general correspondence, are included in this series. Single letters appear first and are arranged alphabetically by subject or name of correspondents; the remainder of the correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Single letters include, among others, a letter sent to community leaders requesting their help in promoting the 1990 elections for shadow senators and representatives, a letter to Congressman Romano L. Mazzoli answering questions about statehood for non-federal parts of the district; a letter from the commission congratulating Jesse Jackson on his election as shadow senator; and various letters to educators and schools about the statehood education kit.   

Series X: Articles, 1965-1994 (.5 linear foot)

This series consists of scholarly and popular articles, reports, booklets, texts of speeches, and other writings, the majority of which discuss statehood for the District but also cover the statehood process, Washington, D.C politics, and other related topics. The writings are arranged alphabetically by title.     

Series XI: Memorabilia, 1976-1991 (.5 linear foot)

During the struggle for statehood, the commission and other organizations working for statehood created a variety of promotional materials some or which are contained in this series. A sample of these Items include "March for D.C. Statehood" fliers, "The Facts About D.C. Statehood" brochure, "Mend the Crack in the Liberty Bell, D.C. Statehood Now!" bumper sticker, the "D.C. Statehood Now" button, poems, songs, the D.C. Statehood tote bag, and the Flag for New Columbia. Items in this series are arranged alphabetically by title.

Series XII: Jo Butler Materials, 1978-1993 (.25 linear foot)

Josephine Butler was a key figure in the statehood movement and chair of the D.C. Statehood Commission for many years. Materials about or from her are contained in this series. They include her biography, a campaign poster, correspondence, awards, resumes, working files, and resignations. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Series XIII: Audiovisual, 1986-1994 (l linear foot)

This series consists of audiotapes of Commission meetings; two videotapes titled "In the Public Eye: D.C. Statehood," and "New Columbia: 51st State of the Union;" and two photographs -- one unidentified and the other regarding the Statehood Now Demonstration. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Box Inventory

Series I: Administrative

Box 1

  • 501(c)(3) application [incomplete], ca. 1988]
  • Ad hoc committee report, ca. 1988
  • Address Lists, n.d.
  • Administrative consultant, n.d.
  • Administrative materials , 1988
    • 1989
    • 1990-1991
    • n.d.
  • Annual report, 1988
  • Appointment list, ca. 1986
  • Awards, 1989
  • By-laws, July 22, 1986
  • By-laws, n.d.
  • By-laws, amendments, April 14, 1986
  • By-laws, article IV, section 2, n.d.
  • By-laws, final draft, May 9, 1986
  • By-laws, inactive members, n.d.
  • By-laws, officers, n.d.
  • By-laws, revised (3 folders), ca. 1986
  • By-laws, setup,  n.d.
  • Capital Services proposal, 1987
  • Central committee meeting schedule and agenda, 1989
  • Commission activities, June 1987-June 1988
  • Commission activities, July-August 1989
  • Commission activities, September 1989

Box 2

  • Administrative materials, 1986-1987
  • Commission activities, 1991-1993
  • Commission Report to D.C. Counsel, 1986-1987
  • Commission Status, 1990
  • Commissioners, 1987-1988
  • Commissioners, appointment materials, 1987
  • Commissioner mailings, 1987-1988 (3 folders)
  • Commissioner materials, Peter Schott, 1987
  • Commissioner review of public relations proposal, Josephine Butler, 1987
  • Commissioner review of public relations proposal, Peter Schott, 1987

Box 3

  • Consultant resumes, n.d.
  • Contracts
    • Austin, Bobby William (Research), 1982
    • Bess, Yvonne, n.d.
    • Fadden, Lisa, n.d.
    • Harrison Institute (legal services), FY87
    • Harrison Institute contract modification, 1987
    • Harrison Institute, extension of FY 1987
    • Harrison Institute, 1988
    • Harrison Institute, 1994
    • In the Public Eye Productions, 1994
    • KNETWork International Corporation, 1982
    • NAPA, 1989
    • Richard Montgomery Graphic Designs, 1994
    • Peter Winch, January 5, 1989
  • Contracts Evaluation Committee, August 19, 1987
  • D.C. government agency research list, n.d.
  • Francis, McGinnis& Rees, Inc. proposal, 19876
  • Fundraising, 1988
  • Handwritten notes, n.d.
  • Harrison Institute proposal [analysis of legal and constitutional issue], June 14, 1984
  • Harrison Institute activities, 1987-1988
  • Harrison Institute proposal, 1986
  • Information mailers, n.d.
  • Internships, 1989
  • Lists of contacts, n.d.

Box 4

  • List of delegates [unknown], n.d.
  • Liberty Bell express riders, 1987
  • Mailing lists, [ca. 1994]
  • Meeting announcements, 1988
  • Memoranda, 1989
  • NAPA proposal, transition to statehood, 1989
  • NAPA workplan, 1990
  • New member package originals, n.d.
  • Pearson, Charles Q Proposal, 1994
  • Program Committee, 1987
  • Program of work, 1989-1990
  • Proposals, 1994
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) CI-1-88 [public relations], 1988
  • RFP CI-1-88, Anderson Communications response, 1988
  • RFP CI-1-88, David Apter response for public relations campaign, 1988
  • RFP CI-2-88 [educational video], 1988
  • RFP CI-2-99, David Apter response for educational video, 1988
  • RFP CI-2--88, General Investment Concepts, Incorporated, 1988
  • RFP CI-2-88, General responses, 1988

Box 5

  • RFP C-2-88, Harrison Institute response, 1988
  • RFP CI-2-88, Maguire Reeder response, 1988
  • RFP CI-3-88, 1988
  • RFP CI-3-88, Harrison Institute response, 1988
  • RFP CI-3-88, RBS Inc. Response, 1988
  • RFP CI-3-88, Cost Proposal, We Want Work, October 14, 1988
  • RFP CI-1-89 [Polling Survey], 1989
  • RFP CI-1-89, Brasman Health and Business Research response, 1989
  • RFP CI-1-89, Unicorn Corporation, 1989
  • RFP CI-1-94, 1994
  • RFP CI-1-94, shell version, 1994

Box 6

  • RFP CI-1-94, extension, 1994
  • RFP CI-1-94, Edward Guinan response, 1994
  • RFP CI-3-94, (marketing and T.V. spots), 1994
  • RFP CI-3-94, Proposal in response from Statehood Solidarity Committee to produce T.V. spots, Sept. 9, 1994
  • Resolution, 1988
  • Resolutions, public relations firms, 1987
  • Resume for commission positions, [ca. 1988]
  • Retreat, 1990
  • Retreat, Jan. 12, 1991
  • Sign-in sheet [unknown event], n.d.
  • Statehood activities,
    • 1979-1981 (2 folders)
    • 1982
    • 1983
    • 1983-1984
  • Stationary and logo, 1986-1988
  • Stationary, D.C. Statehood Party, 1991
  • Time and effort reports, 1986

Box 7

  • Time and effort reports
    • Dedre Feerdon, 1988
    • Edward Guinan, Aug. 15-31, 1986
    • Peter Winch, 1989
  • Travel, 1988
  • Travel regulations, n.d.
  • VCR, 1989
  • Vacancies and possible candidates, 1988
  • Volunteers, 1989
  • Work schedules, 1987

Series II: Financial

  • Account of expenditures, 1988
  • Appropriations Act, FY1988
  • Appropriations Act, FY1990
  • Apter and Associates billing, Feb. 6, 1989
  • Bill 8-150, FY 1990 Budget Request Act, 1990
  • Budget financial issues, 1986-1991
  • Budget 1986
  • Budget call, 1986
  • Budget, operating, 1986
  • Budget request, operating, 1986
  • Budget, proposed, 1987
  • Budget reduction memoranda, 1987
  • Budget, 1988
  • Budget, projected, 1988
  • Budget reconciliation, 1988
  • Budget structure, 1988
  • Budget call, 1988
  • Budget, statehood video, 1988
  • Budget call, 1989 (2 folders)
  • Budget funding levels, 1989

Box 8

  • Budget presentation, 1989
  • Budget testimony, Josephine Butler and Arrington Dixon, 1989
  • Budget
    • 1990
    • 1993
    • 1994
  • Budget, Supplemental Request, Testimony of N. Sloan, 1995
  • Correspondence [re financial matters], 1986-1987
  • Correspondence with controller, 1988
  • D.C. Office of the Budget, 1987 (2 folders)
  • D.C. Office of the Budget, 1988

Box 9

  • D.C. Office of the Budget, 1989
  • D.C. Procurement Practices Act of 1985
  • Candidate waiver forms, n.d.
  • Expenses, 1988
  • Expenses, convention, 1988
  • Expenses, printing, 1988-1989
  • Expenses, convention exhibitor services, 1989
  • Expenses, 1994
  • Financial review process, March 6, 1986
  • {Financial working papers], 1987-1988
  • Funding memoranda, Feb. 9, 1990
  • Funding, 1994
  • GAO briefing report to Congress, financial status of D.C., June 2994
  • Harrison Institute billing, 1987
  • Invoices, 1986-1987
  • Invoice and receipt, Washington Press, 1992
  • Payment vouchers, 1982
  • Payment vouchers and financial background, 1986

Box 10

  • Payment vouchers and journals, October 1986 - October 1987
  • Payment vouchers and journals, November 1987  - October 1988
  • Payment vouchers, 1987 (3 folders)
  • Payment vouchers, 1988 (3 folders)
  • Payment vouchers and receipts, 1988

Box 11

  • Payment vouchers and journal, 1988-1989 (2 folders)
  • Procurement guidelines, 1988
  • Procurement policy, draft, {n.d.]
  • Procurement policy, final, n.d.
  • Revenues and expenditures statement
    • 1985
    • Statehood constitutional convention, 1986
    • 1987
    • 1989
  • Statehood constitutional convention financial report, 1982-1985, 1986
  • Statement of disbursement, D.C. government, n.d.
  • Statement of funds spent, 1988
  • Tax exempt status, 1988
  • Travel and expense and related regulations, n.d.
  • Treasurer's report, 1986
  • Treasurer's report and reconciliation
    • 1987
    • 1988
    • 1989

Series III: Meeting Minutes

Box 12

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, Dec. 11, 1978 - Oct. 2, 1986 (non-inclusive)

Box 13

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, Nov. 6, 1986 - Nov. 5, 1987

Box 14

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, Dec. 3, 1987 - April 20, 1988

Box 15

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, April 22, 1988 - Sept. 1, 1988

Box 16

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, Oct. 6, 1988 - Dec. 19, 1988

Box 17

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, Dec. 15, 1988 - May 4, 1989

Box 18

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, May 4, 1989 - Dec. 15, 1989

Box 19

  • Meeting minutes, agendas, and background materials, March 23, 1990 - Jan. 5, 1995

Series IV: Topics

Box 20

  • ANC, 1C, n.d.
  • ANC, endorsements of Statehood Commission, 1987
  • ANC information, 1987-1989
  • Adams-Morgan, 1980-1985
  • Ad Hoc committee report, n.d.
  • Against statehood, 1989
  • Average expenditure per pupil in elementary schools by neighborhood income group, 1968
  • Bibliography, new federalism, 1988
  • Bibliographies, 1988 (2 folders)
  • Brookings Institute, n.d.
  • Campaign contribution limitations, 1993
  • Campaign finance, 1986
  • Census of retail trade, 1982
  • Cession acts, Maryland and Virginia, 1950
  • Chadha case, 1983
  • Children's Crusade for Freedom, 1988
  • Citizens for New Columbia, Matsimela Mapfumo statement, 1994
  • Citizens for New Columbia, Plan of Act, 1993
  • A Citywide Statehood Plan of Action: Working Draft, March 12, 1993
  • Commission, set-up authority, 1993
  • Common Cause, 1987-1988
  • Community and public support, n.d.
  • Commuter tax, 1941
  • Compact Commission blueprint, n.d.

Box 21

  • Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital, 1978
  • Congressional Enabling Acts and Acts of Administration, John Mandler Memoranda,
    • Feb. 4, 1987
    • March 9, 1987
  • Constitution of State of New Columbia, 1982 (3 folders)
  • Constitution of the District of Columbia, proposed amendments, April 15, 1985
  • Constitution for the State of New Columbia, 1987
  • Constitution for the State of New Columbia, Approval Act, 1987 (2 folders)
  • Constitution for the State of New Columbia, Bill in the House of Representatives,  [ca. 1987]
  • Constitutions of the State of New Columbia, Differences in, 1987
  • Convention trip list, Ward 7, n.d.
  • Council resolution, "No taxation without Representation," 1993
  • Court Case "National Capital Religious Liberty and Academic Freedom Act," 1988
  • Credit rating, 1993
  • D.C. before and after school care program, Virginia Reid, n.d.
  • D.C. Code, Commission authority, 1981
  • D.C. Commission for Women Hall of Fame Ceremony, 1990
  • D.C. Humanities Council, 1989, 1986-1990
  • D.C. Statehood Coalition, membership, July 27,1987

Box 22

  • D.C. Statehood Coalition, membership, 1988
  • D.C. Statehood Coalition Press Releases, n.d.
  • D.C. Statehood Constitutional Convention
    • Delegates, n.d.
    • Initiative, n.d.
    • Preparatory Seminar, 1981
  • D.C. Statehood Commission Amendment Act of 1994
  • D.C. Statehood Forum and Organizing Committee, n.d.
  • D.C. Statehood Inaugural Committee, December, 1990
  • D.C. Statehood Party
    • Meeting announcement, April 1979
    • Platform, n.d.
    • Steps to Revitalize, April 2, 1989
  • Democratic National Convention, 1988
  • Democratic National Convention, 1992
  • Democratic Party, proposed party plank regarding statehood, n.d.
  • Disenfranchisement research, n.d.
  • District Clause, Federalist No. 43, 1788
  • District Clause in Constitution, P.L. 93-198, 1973
  • Economic Facts, 1986
  • Elections, 1980-1992
  • Election, 1984
  • Election Guide, Washington Star News, Oct. 24, 1974
  • Election results, Sept. 11, 1990
  • Election results, Nov. 6, 1990
  • emergency Leadership meeting, outline for discussion, May 6, 1992
  • Federal payment to District, n.d.
  • Festivals and events, 1989
  • Facilitating the transition from city to State memoranda, n.d.
  • The 51-Star Flag History, ca. 1987
  • Fire Department, 1987
  • FOIA request, 1986
  • Friends or Meridian Hill, Inc., ca. 1991
  • Funding for Congressional representatives, May 19, 1989
  • George Washington University, "A Forum on Bureaucracy and the D.C. State Constitution," 1982
  • History - D.C. Statehood Commission, n.d.
  • Hobson, Julius Celebration, 1989-1990
  • Hobson Tribute, 1989
  • Home Rule analysis, 1990
  • Home Rule, D.C. Self Government and Government Reorganization Act, Feb. 8, 1974
  • Homestead Housing-Lottery, 1988
  • Jesse Jackson, Campaign, 1991
    • Clippings, 1989
    • Shadow Senatorship, [ca. 1989]
    • Statement on D.C. Statehood, April 1, 1993
  • Jamaica partnership, n.d.
  • King Birthday, 1987
  • LVT, 1984

Box 23

  • Land grants to new States, n.d.
  • Lobby requirements, federal and D.C., Jan. 19, 1981
  • Long term strategic planning for Proposition One, 1992
  • Lorton and related issues, 1987
  • Maps from Comprehensive Plan for National Capital Area, 1974, 1985
  • Marie-Reed Community Center, 1988
  • Mason, Hilda
    • Campaign decision, 1990
    • Committee to Re-elect, 1990
    • Election board, 1990
  • Mayoral politics, 1989
  • NRDC, Common Cause, Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Management Plan, 1989
  • National Bicentennial Writing Competition, 1987
  • National Capital Service Area, [ca. 1970]
  • National Capital services director, 1986
  • National Constitution Bicentennial events, 1989
  • Newsletter materials, 1989-1990
  • Non-partisan elections, n.d.
  • Obsolete constitutional provisions, 1986
  • Organizations supporting statehood, 1993
  • Origins of the federal city, n.d.
  • Outline for discussion, Emergency Leadership Meeting, 1992
  • Parking case, 1986
  • Peace Train, [ca. 1987]
  • Periodical listing, n.d.
  • Persian Gulf War comments, Eleanor Holmes Norton remarks, 1991
  • Proclamation, Respiratory Health Awareness Month, 1977
  • Program Committee, 1987-1988
  • Promotions Committee, 1988

Box 24

  • "Questions and answers on National Community Health Service," n.d.
  • Rainbow Coalition, 1991-1992
  • Ray, John, Christmas Carol, n.d.
  • Re-delegation of local government powers, 1989
  • Referral of proposed legislation
    • 1987
    • 1989
  • Referral of court cases, 19\820-1985 (6 folders)
  • Republic National Committee delegates list, 1988 (2 folders)
  • Republic National Convention, 1988
  • Republican party issues, 1987

Box 25

  • Republican Study Committee, 1987
  • Resolutions passed at 1989 convention, 1989
  • Resolution, Julius Hobson, 1989
  • Resolution, Puerto Rico Statehood, 1979
  • Resources for Community Change, Inc., n.d.
  • Revenue, D.C., 1993-1994
  • Revision of U.S. Code memoranda, June 7, 1989
  • Robeson Friendship Society, 1988-1992
  • Robeson program on statehood, 1992
  • Roster of events, May-June 1987
  • Roundtable on employment, 1977
  • Shadow representatives in Congress, Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report, Jan. 1, 1991
  • Shadow senators, notes and research, 1989-1990
  • Shapiro tract, Adams-Morgan, 1978
  • State government reorganization
    • Ca. 1970s-1980s
    • 1986
    • Expert list, 1988
    • State charts, 1987
    • Transition blueprint, 1988
  • Statehood awards ceremony, December 1988
  • Statehood commissioners, n.d.
  • Statehood Compact Commission, Background, ca. 1988-1989
  • Shadow delegates proposal, May 9, 1989
  • Statehood: current readings, 1910, 1971

Box 26

  • Statehood history and background, 1989
  • Statehood initiative, 1981
  • Statehood mission team, 1987
  • Statehood motorcade n.d.
  • Statehood questions, n.d.
  • Statehood strategy and timetable, [ca. 1987]
  • Status of District Environmental Master Plan, Aug. 8, 1978
  • Statehood congressional delegation and ANC Swearing-In, 1991
  • Statehood Commission [Statement of Purpose], n.d.
  • Statehood Party Central Committee, Jan. 18, 1989
  • Statehood summit, 1983
  • Strategic Plan, 1989 (2 folders)
  • Survey on Statehood, Post, 1994
  • Tennessee plan "Shadow Delegates," 1984-1985
  • "The Transition from a Capital City to a Model State," n.d.
  • Transition team reports, 1988
  • Washington Lawyers' Committee, 1986
  • Visiting Nurse Association, 1991
  • Voters Guide, 1976
  • Voter participatory education, 1992
  • Voting rights, 1983
  • Waiving residency requirement for teachers, n.d.
  • "Washington View," Vol. 3 No. 1, 1991

Box 27

  • World dialogue on disarmament and detente, 1978
  • Zoning, [ca. 1980s] (2 folders)

Series V: Legislative Matters

Box 27

  • H.R. 51, 1987, 1993
  • H.R. 51, Activities
    • 1987
  • H.R. 51, 1988
  • H.R. 51, Amendments, 1993
  • H.R. 51, Background materials, [ca. 1988]
  • H.R. Briefing book, ca. 1987
  • H.R. 51, Briefing book drafts (2 folders), 1987
  • H.R. 51, Briefing book originals,
    • appendices, n.d.
    • cover insert , n.d.
    • forward and table of contents, n.d.
    • inside book pocket, n.d.
    • issues, n.d.

Box 28

  • H.R. 51, Briefing book originals, statement, n.d.
  • H.R. 51 Brief book synopsis, n.d.
  • H.R. 51, Constitution, questions and answers, n.d.
  • H.R. 51, House District Committee Internal Memoranda, n.d.
  • H.R. 51, Executive Summary of by Republican Study Committee, September 4, 1987
  • H.R. 51, Section by section outline, n.d.
  • H.R. 51, Statement opposition, Thomas J. Bliley, Jr., May 20, 1987
  • H.R. 51, Strategy for the Passage of, ca. 1988
  • H.R. 51, Testimony Before House Committee on the District of Columbia, Stephen Markman, April 17, 1987
  • H.R. 51, Markup, House Committee on the District, Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs, May 5, 1987
  • --------May 28, 1987
  • H.R. 51, Markup, House Committee on the District, Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs
    • opening statement of Run Dellums, April 30, 1987
    • opening statement of Walter Fauntroy, April 30, 1987
    • opening remarks by Stan Parris, May 19, 1987
  • H.R. 51, Markup, House Committee on the District, Subcommittee on Judiciary and Education, 1993
  • H.R. 51, Markup, Response to Issues raised by Representative Walter Fauntroy, May 20, 1987
  • H.R. 51, Oversight hearing, opening statements of Walter Fauntroy, March 26, 1987
  • H.R. 52, Bill to Amend, D.C. Self-Government and Reorganization Act, 1989
  • H.R. 325, Bill to Provide for Admission of the State of New Columbia
  • H.R. 1629, Bill to Adopt Statehood Constitution, 1987
  • H.R. 3861, Bill to Provide for Admission of the State of New Columbia, 1983
  • H.R. 4718, D.C. Statehood Bill background paper, June 1992
  • H.R. 4776, conference report, 1988
  • S898, A Bill to Provide for the Admission of the State of New Columbia, 1993
  • S1118, A Bill to Provide Mayor, City Council and Nonvoting Delegate, 1965

Box 29

  • Bills and Acts for Other States Admission, 1802-1911 (3 folders)
  • CRS report for Congress, shadow representatives in Congress, June 16, 1993
  • Congressional activity for statehood
    • 1985-1986
    • 1986-1987 (2 folders)
    • 1987
    • 1988 (2 folders)
    • January-March, 1989
  • Congressional Enabling Acts, Acts of Administration Memorandum, Feb. 4, 1987
  • Congressional record: Implications for Congress of Rising District of Columbia Debt, March 31, 1988
  • Congressional record, statehood legislation, 1993

Box 30

  • Congressional welcome from Statehood Party, 1993
  • Constitution of the U.S., analysis and interpretation, 1973
  • D.C. Act 7-19, Constitution of New Columbia, 1987
  • D.C. Appropriations Act, Conference report to accompany, H.J. Research 738, 1987
  • D.C. appropriations bills, 1987-1988
  • D.C. appropriations bill FY 1988, Corporation Counsel Legal Advice Memoranda, January 13, 1988
  • D.C. appropriations bill FY 1989
  • D.C. appropriations bill FY 1990, continuing resolution, 1990
  • D.C. City Council Rules, 1987
  • D.C. City Council, FY 1987 budget request (Bill 6-376), 1987
  • D.C. City Council, Parental Responsibility Act, Bill 1-278 background, 1976
  • Helms, Jesse, letter against statehood, 1989
  • House hearing on boundaries of State of New Columbia, Committee on D.C., Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health, March 17, 1987
  • House hearing on Constitution of the State of New Columbia, Committee on D.C., Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health, March 26, 1987
  • House hearings on transferring law enforcement and judicial authority, Committee on D.C., Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health, April 7, 1987
  • House hearings, FY 1987 budget, 1989
  • House hearing, District Committee, [re: economic issues], Sept. 30, 1986

Box 31

  • House of Representatives list, 1987
  • Jackson, Jesse, letter to Newt Gingrich regarding loss of Congressional representation, 1994
  • Legislative issues, 1987-1990
  • Legislative materials, 1987 (4 folders)
  • Letters to Congress re statehood, n.d.
  • Lobbying report forms, n.d.
  • New Columbia Constitution, legislation, [ca. 1980s]
  • New Columbia Omnibus Act, n.d.
  • New Columbia Omnibus Act, example, 1959
  • Statehood hearing invitations, 1994
  • Statehood supporters, senate, [ca. 1980s]
  • Statement by Jo Butler on Commission budget, 1982
  • Statement by Jo Butler and Arrington Dixon on Commission budget
    • 1988
    • 1989
  • Testimony before D.C. City Council
    • Jo Butler, March 30, 1987
  • Testimony before City Council, Jo Butler and Arrington Dixon, FY 188-1989 budgets, Feb. 21, 1989
    • Committee on Self Determination, 1993-1994
    • D.C. pretrial services (PR 7-288), 1988

Box 32

  • Testimony before D.C. City Council
    • Arrington Dixon, March 17, 1987
    •  FY 1995 supplemental budget request, Ned Sloan, Nov. 29, 1994
    • No taxation without representation research of 1993 (PR10-26), Ned Sloan, June 16, 1994
  • Testimony before House Committee on the District of Columbia, Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health,
    • Andrew F. Brimmer, Sept. 30, 1986
    • Cheryl Long, March 17, 1987
    • Jason Il Newman, n.d.
    • Matthew Watson, n.d.
  • Testimony for statehood, n.d.
  • Testimony before the Senate Committee on Government Affairs
    • Jesse Jackson, Aug. 4, 1994
    • Dr. Alan Lessoff, Aug. 4, 1994
  • Testimony regarding H.R. 2482, House Committee on D.C, Judiciary and Education Subcommittee, Jo Butler, Nov. 14, 1991
  • Testimony regarding economics of statehood, House Committee on D.C., Robert D. Ebel, Sept. 30, 1986.
  • Testimony supporting statehood before House Committee on D.C., Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs and Health, March 26, 1987
    • Marion Barry
    • Clarke, David
    • Dyke, James
    • Fauntroy, Walter, opening statement
    • Kennedy, Senator Edward M.
    • Rolark, Wilhemina
    • Ruff, Charles
  • Write in Votes, n.d.

Series VI: Clippings

Box 32

  • Clippings, 1978 through 1990

Box 33

  • Clippings, 1987 through 1991

Box 34

  • Clippings, 1992 through 1995

Series VII: Public Relations

Box 34

  • Apter & Associates
    • Correspondence, 1989
    • General, 1988 (2 folders)
    • Press reports, 1987-1988 (2 folders)
  • D.C. Public Schools Teachers Convention Workshop Catalog, 1987
  • D.C. Statehood Coalition
    • Press package, 1987
    • Press releases, 1987-1988

Box 35

  • D.C. Statehood Coalition
    • Rally, Dec. 1, 1987
    • Supporter letter, 1989
  • Editorials
    • 1988-1989
    • 1993
  • "Facts You May Not Know About D.C. and Statehood," 1992
  • Fact sheets and outreach materials, ca. 1984
  • "Fifty Stars" slide show, n.d.
  • "Fifty-one Stars: A Test," n.d.
  • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Statehood Economic Issues, ]n.d.]
  • Government-elect transition teams model reports, Sept. 27, 1988
  • H.R. 51, public relations materials, 1987
  • HR. 51, public relations plan, June 14, 1988
  • H.R. 51 publicity, 1987
  • H.R. 4718, D.C. Statehood bill background paper, 1992
  • Jones, Meta, Senate candidacy, 1988
  • Letters to the editor
    • 1988
    • 1993
  • Liberty Bell Train, 1987
  • Media contacts, 1988
  • Media reports on statehood, 1988 (4 folders)
  • Memorial day tribute, PR announcements, May 30, 1987
  • "New Columbia: 51st State of the Union," Correspondence, 1984

Box 36

  • "New Columbia: 51st State of the Union,"
    • Maguire-Reeder Award, 1988-1989
    • Speakers kit, 1988-1989
    • U.S. Festivals Association, June 20, 1989
  • New Columbia Video, 1988-1989 (2 folders)
  • One Month Daily Curriculum, National Rainbow Coalition for D.C. Statehood Campaign, 1991
  • Opinion survey forms
    • complete no's (sampled selection), 1994
    • completed yes (sampled selection), 1994
    • returned with letters, 1994
    • unsure (sampled selection), 1994
  • Republican Study Committee report on statement, Sept. 4, 1987
  • Poll results, 1987
  • Press packets, Democratic National Convention, 1992
  • Press releases, 1987-1988
  • Program of work, 1989-1990
  • Public education, n.d.

Box 37

  • Public education, correspondence, 1989
  • Public education, activities for statehood, 1993
  • Public relations program, March 19, 1987
  • -------July 3, 1987
  • -------May 6, 1988
  • Public relations program for Democratic and Republican national conventions, May 19, 1988
  • Public Relations Reports, May 1987 through November 1988 (14 folders)

Box 38

  • Public relations report, January 7-21, 1988
  • Public relations reports, 1989
  • Publicity materials, 1989
  • Publicity packet, 1989
  • Publicity packets, n.d.
  • Public support plea, May 19, 1989
  • Radio and T.V. Reports
    • 1987
    • 1988
  • Statehood Coalition publicity materials, 1987
  • "Statehood for the District: A Summary," [n.d.]
  • Statehood solicitation letter, Nov. 21, 1989
  • Strategy for Passage of D.C. Statehood Legislation, Jan. 31, 1989
  • Survey, 1988
  • Teaching guide n.d.
  • Teacher training workshop, March 14, 1987
  • Timetable for future public relations activities for statehood, May-June 1982
  • "Twenty-Five Bills of Importance to the Education of African-American Students," n.d.
  • "The Unfinished Agenda of the U.S. Constitution Workshop," March 14, 1987
  • "Updates" and "Action News"
  •  Vote Yes For D.C. Statehood, 1980
  • What is the Statehood/Compact Commission [ca. 1979]

Series VIII: Research

Box 39

  • Alaska Congressional Materials, 1948-1955 (9 folders)
  • Alaska Omnibus Act, June 1986

Box 40

  • Alaska research, 1950-1958 (5 folders)
  • Alaska research, reports and letters, 1951-1958 (1-5 of 9 folders)

Box 41

  • Alaska research, reports and letters, 1951-1958, (6-9 of 9 folders)
  • Alaska, Proposed Organization of the Executive Branch," Public Administration Service, 1958 (4 folders)
  • Alaska, State of Alaska v. U.S., July 28, 1993
  • Alaska transition and reorganization, 1959-1987 (non-inclusive) (1-2 of 4 folders)

Box 42

  • Alaska transition and reorganization (3-4 of 4 folders)
  • Arizona and New Mexico statehood materials, 1910-1911
  • Compact Commission, ca. 1988-1989 (3 folders)
  • District of Columbia, 1975-1987 (4 folders)
  • Embassy issue research, 1987

Box 43

  • Financial research, ca. 1986 (4 folders)
  • General services, n.d. (5 folders)
  • Hawaii research, 1950-1955, 1983 (1-2 of 3 folders)

Box 44

  • Hawaii research, 1950-1955, 1983 (3 of 3 folders)
  • Hawaii state government reorganization, 1959-1981 (non-inclusive) (4 folders)
  • Hawaii Omnibus Act, 1960
  • Legal research options, Nov. 6, 1986
  • Puerto Rico statehood research memoranda, Sept. 19, 1988
  • Puerto Rico statehood research memoranda, Oct. 3, 1988
  • Puerto Rico, research material, general, 1988-1989
  • Statehood, 1953-1987 (1-2 of 5 folders)

Box 45

  • Statehood, 1953-1987 (4-5 of 5 folders)
  • State statistics information, n.d.

Series IX: Correspondence

Box 45

  • ANC Commissioner letter, April 20, 1987
  • Butler-Boland letter, Sept. 25, 1989
  • Butler-Fauntroy statehood mission teach letters, Jan. 30, 1987
  • Butler-Smith letter re budget, Feb. 21, 1985
  • Community leader letter, May 19, 1989
  • Dear Friend letter, July 28, 1989
  • Dear Friend letter, Nov. 15, 1989
  • Election follow-up memoranda, 1990
  • Fauntroy-Mason letter, Jan. 17, 1989
  • Maguire-Reeder letter, Oct. 18, 1989
  • Mazzoli, Representative Romano L. letter and background, 1987
  • Non-voting representative letter (J. Jackson and C. Moreland), Jan. 9, 1991
  • Rimensnyder letter, Nov. 21, 1989
  • School Without Walls letter, Sept. 20, 1989
  • Spock letter, June 8, 1987
  • Correspondence, Columbia Statehood Constitutional convention, 1982-1984
  • Correspondence
    • 1986
    • 1987
  • Correspondence to Congress, 1987
  • -------- 1988
  • Correspondence with Controller, 1988
  • -------- 1989
  • -------- 1990-1991
  • -------- 1993
  • February-March 1994
  • Correspondence to Congress, 1994

Box 46

  • Correspondence Log, June-August 1994
  • Correspondence Log, September 1994 - January 1995
  • Correspondence statehood, n.d.

Series X: Articles and Writings  

Box 46

  • "Anatomy of Street Murders," Follow-up Conference, University of the District of Columbia, Sept. 30-Oct.1, 1988
  • "Argument Paper for Statehood for D.C.," Ann-Marie Agostinelli, May 2, 1988
  • "The Black American and Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution: A Mass Media Perspective," 1987
  • "Briefing Report to Congressional Requester," D.C. Financial Status, General Accounting Office, June 1994
  • "The Canal," Part III [history of the C&O Canal], [undated]
  • "Commercial Office Buildings in Washington, D.C.," Justice for Janitors Organizing Committee, Service Employees International Union, Local 525, 1989
  • "Congressional Politics and Local Autonomy in Washington, D.C., " (draft) Charles W. Harris and R. Kent Weaver, March 13, 1989
  • "Constitutionality of D.C. Statehood,” Peter Raven-Hansen, George Washington Law Review, November 1991
  • "The Council of the District of Columbia," 1987-1988
  • "The Economic Vitality of the Proposed State of New Columbia: The Federal and Payment; The Commuter Tax Scare: Tourism and "High Tech,” n.d.
  • "Federal and Local Interests in the Nation's Capital," Charles W. Harris, 1994
  • "The 51st (fifty-first) State: Towards Statehood for the District of Columbia:" Greater Washington Americans for Democratic Action, Clint Hockenberry, October, 1984
  • "Financial Implications of Statehood for D.C."  Financial Research Associates, September 1986

Box 47

  • "Fiscal Prospects for the State of New Columbia," Brimmer & Company, Sept. 11, 1986
  • The Five Negro Presidents," J.A. Rogers, 1965
  • "The Future of the District of Columbia: Home Rule," Philip G. Schrag, 1990
  • "Gut Feelings Toward to the City of Washington and the District of Columbia: Changes Over Time," Janice H. Hopper (D.C. Statehood Commissioner), n.d.
  • "History of Apportionment," n.d.
  • "Increased Self-Government for the District of Columbia, home Rule Task Force, "The Greater Washington Board of Trade, Dec. 17, 1986
  • Human Services in Adams Morgan," Adams Morgan ANC, n.d.
  • If You Favor Freedom, Statehood Commission, October 1986
  • "In the American Tradition: An Analysis of the Proposed Constitution of the State of New Columbia," Arnold & Porter, April 1986
  • Jesse Jackson. We are Campaigning to Build a New Democratic Majority and Rebuild America, Nov. 2, 1991.
  • Options in Self-Government for the District of Columbia, Common Cause, 1985
  • "King and Revolution," Reflections Vincent Harding, 1983
  • The New Columbia Times: Special Lobbying Issue, 1992
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton Newsletter, 1994
  • "Statehood?" Washington Post Magazine, July 4, 1993
  • "A Qualitative Research Assessment of How Some Americans View the Political Future of the Nation's Capital," Edward M. Myers, Sept. 1, 1994
  • Republican National Convention calendar, Aug. 14, 1998
  • "Rivlin report: D.C. Shortchanged," The Washington Post, Dec. 21, 1990
  • "Statehood and Territories," Congress and the Nation, ca. 1960s
  • Statehood bibliography, n.d.
  • Statehood Call: Voice of the Statehood Party
    • March 13, 1971
    • March 22, 1981
  • "Statehood for the District of Columbia," National Academy for Public Administration, 1990
  • "Statehood for New Columbia," edited by James Forman, 1993
  • State Government  [various articles on government organization], 1979, 1985-1986
  • "The Statehood Papers: Articles on D.C. Statehood" by Sam Smith, published by Progressive Review, 1970-1991

 

Series XI: Memorabilia

Box 48

  • 200 Years of History in Cleveland Park
  • Camera, n.d.
  • Centennial Celebration Western-Ellington, 1990
  • Citizens for New Columbia, promotional items, n.d.
  • D.C. Statehood Commission folder, n.d.
  • D.C. Statehood Commission stationary, n.d.
  • "D.C. Statehood Now" button, n.d.
  • D.C. Statehood tote bag, n.d.
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Annual Spring Dance Concert program, May 25-26, 1990
  • "The Facts About D.C. Statehood," n.d.
  • Flag for New Columbia story, n.d.
  • "Jobs, Not Promises," Full Employment Week bumper sticker, n.d.
  • March for D.C. Statehood flyers, January 1991
  • Mason, Charles Noble, "An Evening of Appreciation, April 9, 1988
  • "Mend the Crack in the Liberty Bell, D.C. Statehood Now!" bumper sticker, n.d.
  • Peace Train flyer, n.d.
  • Poems and songs, n.d.
  • "Progressive Alternative in District Politics" [Statehood Party brochures], n.d.
  • Singham Memorial tribute, 1991
  • "Socialist for President Margaret Wright 1976-The People's Party," bumper sticker, 1976
  • Statehood Coalition poster, n.d.
  • Statehood Coalition, "D.C. Statehood Now!" brochure
  • Statehood petition [blank], n.d.
  • "The Struggle for Self-Determination: From D.C. to El Salvador" flyer, n.d.
  • "Support D.C. Statehood" bumper sticker, n.d.
  • Vote for D.C. State Constitution, n.d.
  • "Welcome to Washington, The Last Colony" flyer, 1988

Series XII: Josephine Butler Materials

Box 49

  • Adams Morgan/Lanier Heights Historical Research Survey, 1982-1987
  • Awards
  • Biography, n.d.
  • Birthday cards, n.d.
  • Campaign Finance Office, 1984
  • Campaign Poster, n.d.
  • Candidate petition, n.d.
  • Correspondence, 1978-1984
  • Hansib Community Award, 1989
  • Resignation, 1993
  • Resignation from ANC, 1987
  • Resumes, n.d.
  • Working Files, 1988-1991 (5 folders)

Series XIII: Audiovisual

Box 50

  • 36 Audiotapes of Statehood/Compact Commission Meeting, Sept.19, 1986 through May 5, 1988

Box 51

  • 25 Audiotapes of Statehood/Compact Commission Meeting, May 5, 1988 through Dec. 15, 1988
  • Videotape, Joia Jefferson "In the Public Eye: D.C. Statehood," July 26, 1994
  • Joia Jefferson, "In the Public Eye: D.C. Statehood," July 26, 1994
  • Statehood Now Demonstration photo, n.d.
  • Unidentified photo (related to Adams Morgan Lanier Heights Survey)

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Prepared by Faye Haskins, Feb. 11, 1998

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