Hanes Water Main Problems Collection, 1971-1990

Hanes Water Main Problems Collection, 1971-1990

Finding Aid

Collection No. 81 (.5 Linear Feet)
D.C. Community Archives


The materials in this collection have been in the D.C. Community Archives since 1995. It is assumed that Mrs. Loretta C. Hanes donated the collection.


Loretta C. Hanes, a resident of Washington, D.C., graduated from Miner’s Teacher’s College. She was a DC Public Schools teacher for many years and was the Director of DC Reading Is Fundamental (RIF).

Besides education, Mrs. Hanes is also an amateur historian and genealogist. She was responsible for the re-exhibition of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives and was a strong proponent of the celebration of D.C. Emancipation Day. An activist throughout her adult life, Mrs. Hanes played a significant role in the passing of legislation regarding the maintenance of water and sewer pipes in Washington, D.C. 

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, notes, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, legal records and legislative materials regarding Mrs. Hanes's work with Reading Is Fundamental and the problem with sewage and water pipe breaks in Washington, D.C.


There are no restrictions on this collection.

Related Collections

See also the +Biography. Hanes, Loretta C. Vertical File

Box Inventory

Box 1

FF 1   ANC- 4A, 1976
FF 2  Bill numbers 1-20, D.C. Council, 1975
FF 3 Bill numbers 1-65, D.C. Council, 1976
FF 4 Bill to Authorize the Repair and Maintenance…, 1975
FF 5 Broken Pipes, 1971-1974
FF 6 Citizens for Alexander, 1974
FF 7 Clippings, 1974-1983
FF 8 Complaint for Damages, 1974
FF 9 T. F. Airis (with photographs), 1972-1974
FF 10 Antioch School of Law, 1972-1973
FF 11 Drafts of Letters, 1971-1974
FF 12  Friends of Neverson, 1974
FF 13 William J. Gardiner to Gilbert Hahn Jr., 1971
FF 14 William C. McKinney, 1974
FF 15  Jerry A. Moore Jr., 1974
FF 16 NBC News, 1974
FF 17   B.J. O’Donnell, 1974
FF 18 Politicians, 1971-1974
FF 19 George Reynolds to Gilbert Hahn Jr., 1971
FF 20  Judith Rogers, 1976
FF 21 Mayor Walter E. Washington, 1971
FF 22 Washington Gas, 1971
FF 23 Dr. Gridlock, Department of Motor Vehicles, 1990
FF 24 Financial Statements, 1971-1973
FF 25  First One Hundred Days Progress Report, 1974
FF 26 Forms, n.d.
FF 27 Free Voice, April 13, 1977
FF 28 Neighbors, Inc., 1974-1977
FF 29  Northwest Boundary Civic Association Newsletter, 1974
FF 30  Notebook, 1971-1974
FF 31  Notes, 1971-1990
FF 32 The Observer, April 23, 1977
FF 33  Opening Statement, Public Hearing on Bills for Water and Sewer Pipe Maintenance, 1975
FF 34 Petition Regarding Heavy Equipment Travel on 4 St. NW, 1974
FF 35  Petition Regarding the Water and Sewer Repair Act, 1976
FF 36 Public Schools, 1977
FF 37   Reading Is Fundamental, 1986
FF 38  Service Area Committee, 1974
FF 39 Upper Northwest Coordinating Council, Special Forum, 1974
FF 40 Witness List, Public Hearing on Bills for Water and Sewer Pipe Maintenance, 1975
Compiled by Ryan P. Semmes, November 2006

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D.C. Community Archives
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Washington, D.C.  20001

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