Neighbors, Inc. Collection, 1958-1990

Neighbors, Inc. Collection, 1958-1990

Finding Aid

Collection No. 110 (34 Linear Feet)
D.C. Community Archives

Provenance

This collection was originally housed at the Takoma Park Branch of the DC Public Library and was donated to the Library in 1999.

Scope and Content Note

The materials in this collection consist mainly of topical files compiled by Neighbors, Inc. from the late 1950s to the early 1990s.  Included in the materials are pamphlets, clippings, correspondence, photographs, brochures, and newsletters items relating to neighborhood associations, religious organizations, political organizations and government reports.  

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Box Inventory

Box 1

  • Board of Education & School Board
  • Education Commission
  • Progress report on Title III Application, Nov. 13, 1967
  • Education, Title III ESEA
  • Comments on proposed on Takoma School, Sept. 7, 1967
  • Passow Study Group Recommendations
  • Statement re: Urban League Proposal
  • Statement, D.C. Board of Elections, June 17, 1968
  • Commissioners on 6 years Public Works Statement
  • Arts and Crafts Fair, 1974-1975
  • Real Estate General
  • Appeal, form letters, quotes and fund raising
  • Fundraising (6 folders)

Box 2

  • Resource Material Fundraising, Printed matter
  • A&BF, 1966
  • American Light Opera Company
  • Joet Thurber
  • Benefits (children)
  • Appeal form letter
  • Contributions (4 folders)
  • Resource material fundraising printed matter
  • Suggestions, fundraising
  • Solicitation lists of names, fund raising
  • Appeal list
  • Ballet Folklorico, 1967
  • Fundraising, 1968-1970 (15 files)
  • Affiliated Groups
  • Public schools
  • Manor Park
  • Neighborhood Councils (2 folders)
  • Manor Park Neighborhood
  • Board of Directors, 1963-64
  • Brightwood Neighborhood
  • Benign quota and planned dispersion
  • Board of Directors, 1961-62
  • Annual meeting and Board seminar
  • Community reception list, 1962
  • Crime and delinquency
  • Crime watch proposal, 1977
  • Federation of Civic Assns. (assns.)
  • Films and bibliography
  • Good Neighbor Pledge Campaign
  • Highways, Traffic & electrical services department

Box 3

  • Grier Housing Report
  • Inglewood Neighbors
  • Integration in General Housing, etc., 1963
  • Institute for Educational Development
  • Interviews w/community leaders, 1959
  • Junior H.S. cite selection
  • Lamond Riggs Citizens Association, Takoma etc.
  • Ludlow Community Association
  • Maps
  • National Associations f Intergroup Relations Officials
  • National Capital Clearing House for Neighborhood Democracy Associations
  • National Capital Planning Committee
  • Senate District Committee
  • Neighborhood Commons
  • State of Purpose
  • Speeches, PR, Publicity & Promotion
  • Neighborhood planning, 1966
  • Newspaper Publications
  • Neighborhood Planning Council, 1967
  • Newsletter Publicity
  • Organizations in NI area
  • Parking
  • Plan Takoma
  • President of the U.S.
  • Request
  • Recreation Department (D.C.)
  • Redevelopment Land Agency, D.C.
  • Shepherd Neighborhood, 1969
  • Lists
  • Housing Information Service
  • Housing Referral letter
  • Speakers, NI membership meetings
  • Solicitors cards
  • Social Services
  • Summer fund events
  • Supreme Court of U.S.
  • Takoma Blair
  • Tours
  • Takoma School
  • Urban renewal office, D.C. govt.
  • WMATA
  • Urban review office, D.C. govt.
  • Workshops
  • Lusaka List, 1976
  • Arts and Crafts Fair Press Release
  • First Annual Dinner Board Mtg., 2/74
  • Extravaganza, 1974
  • Arts and Books Festival, 1969-1970
  • Housing District Comm., U.S. Govt.
  • Open Housing and the Church, 1952
  • Book and Art Festival cloth bag

Box 4

  • Arts and Book Fair(s) ,1962-1969 [and other publicity] (13 folders)
  • Mailing lists (10 folders), 1967-1969
  • 1967 Art and Book Festival
  • Sponsors
  • Committee reports, all years
  • Lorenzo Jacobs
  • Annual report meetings, 1964-66
  • Atlantic Monthly
  • Board of Directors correspondence
  • Board meetings, 1962-1964 (2 folders)
  • Church lists
  • Churches & Synagogues
    • Baptist
    • Catholic
    • Jewish
    • Methodist

Box 5

  • Churches and Synagogues, Presbyterian
  • Regulations Committee, 1962
  • Community Inventory Committee, 1969
  • Directors report, 1970
  • D.C. Council members
  • Student Field Work, 1960
  • Membership Committee, minutes of meeting
  • Monthly meeting minutes, 1965
  • Organizing reports
  • Intern, 1961-62
  • IRS
  • NI publicity
  • Press releases, 1963-64
  • Misc. D.C. Govt.
  • Neighborhood Commons
  • Newspapers, 1961-62 (2 folders)
  • Nominating Committee
  • Personnel (17 folders)
  • Police dept., D.C. govt. (2 folders)
  • President’s Report Neighbors, Inc., 1960
  • Program and planning committee
  • Resignations
  • Testimonies by NI
  • Affidavit for petition signers
  • Crenshaw Neighbors
  • Chicago Commission of Human Relations
  • D.C. Citizens for Better Public Education
  • D.C. Education Association
  • D.C. Health News and Notes
  • Capital East Gazette
  • D.C. Fed. of Civil Assns., Inc.
  • Health and Welfare Council
  • Leadership Council for Metro Open Communities
  • League of Women Voters
  • Met Washington Fair Housing Council
  • Missouri Commission on Human Rights
  • National Committee Against Disc. in Housing
  • North Avondale Neighborhood Assn.
  • NW Boundary Civic Assn.
  • NW Parents’ Action Group D.C.
  • NW Washington Fair Housing
  • Pittsburgh Human Relations Cmn.
  • Plans for Process
  • SE Neighbors
  • South Manor Neighborhood Assn.
  • Takoma D.C.
  • Urban League Newsletters
  • Washington Center for Metropolitan Studies
  • West Mt. Airy Neighbors

Box 6

  • Charitable Solicitations Section, D.C. Dept. of Licenses and Inspections
  • Annual Cabarets, 1973-1975
  • Arena Benefit, 1975
  • Raffle, 1976
  • Scrapbook, Arts & Crafts fair
  • Program ideas
  • Raffle, 1976
  • Subscribing members, 1975-1976
  • Art and Book festival sponsors
  • Festival Executive Committee
  • Art & Book Festival, 1963-1965 (18 files)
  • Minutes of Book Committee
  • Real Estate Advertisements
  • Racial Designations, elimination of in ads

Box 7

  • Advisory Committee, 1965
  • Awards & Commendations
  • Biographical Data
  • Contact List
  • Correspondence, 1958-
    • ---- misc.
    • -----A-Z
    • ----, 1965-66
  • Executive Secretary reports
  • General Report of executive secretary
  • Foundation applications, 1963-65 (5 folders)
  • Funding information
  • Community social action
  • Memoranda, NI President
  • Letterhead
  • Misc.
  • Office supplies, machines and service
  • Newspapers
  • Printed program
  • Publicity committee
  • Recruitment (2 folders)
  • Request information
  • Printing ideas
  • Speakers
  • Special notices
  • Speeches, public relations, publicity and promotion

Box 8

  • Speech material
  • Staff activities, monthly calendar
  • State of Purpose, 1964 (2 folders)
  • Tax data
  • Training courses
  • Volunteer lists
  • Volunteers
  • Chronological files, May-August, 1967
    • ---- 1968
    • ---- 1970

Box 9

  • Chronological Files, 1970 (12 folders)
  • Access
  • Adams Morgan Demonstration Project
  • Ad Hoc committee Housing Crisis
  • Adults Education Association of Greater Washington
  • American Council to Improve Neighborhoods
  • ADA Associations
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • American Jewish Comm.
  • Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Stabilization Group
  • Bolton Hill, Inc. Stabilization Group
  • Brightwood Businessmen
  • Catholic Interracial Council Associations
  • Clinton Hill Neighborhood Council
  • Committee on Civil Rights
  • Conservation of Neighborhood Pamphlets
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • D.C. Coalition of Conscience
  • Friends Suburban Housing, Inc. Stabilization Group
  • Health and Welfare Council of the NCAA
  • Howard University
  • Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
  • International Visitors
  • Lamond Riggs Citizens Assn.
  • Labor Unions Association
  • Ludlow Community Association
  • Maple Valley Neighborhood Assn. Stabilization Group
  • Misc. Assns.
  • Misc. Stabilization Groups
  • Sedgwick Neighbors Assn.
  • Modern Community Developers
  • Park Hill Action Cmte. Stabilization Group
  • National Assn. of Intergroup Relations Officials
  • National Assn. of Social Welfare, Inc.
  • NAACP

Box 10

  • National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing
  • National Capital Clearing House for Neighborhood Democracy Assn.
  • National Cmte. Against Discrimination in Housing
  • Real Estate and fair housing
  • National Civil Liberties Clearing House
  • Protest Action Groups
  • Suburban Maryland fair housing
  • Stabilization of Changing neighborhoods
  • University Neighborhood Council
  • UPO
  • Urban League Associations
  • Washington Center for metropolitan studies
  • Washington Fellowship House
  • Washington Planning and Housing Assn.
  • West End Community Conference
  • Windsor Hill Improvement Assn.
  • Race Relations
  • Housing -  Financing and home inspection
  • Sale of property
  • Racially mixed housing articles
  • Real estate reports of activities
  • Real estate speculation counter proposals
  • Code of Fair Real estate practices
  • Anti-suburbs; pro-burbs.

Box 11

  • Capahosic Housing Conf., 1965
  • Clergyman
  • House and Garden Tour
  • Housing and Home Finance Agency, U.S. Govt.
  • Housing Information Service Comm.
  • Open Housing legislation
  • Open occupancy
  • Open occupancy developments
  • Prospective residents A thru G campaigns
  • Negroes in the Suburban
  • Prospective residents H thru M campaigns
  • Annual report lists
  • NCCHND & Govt.
  • Housing, General
  • Real Estate Committee, D.C. Govt.
  • Real Estate Committee – suggestions for improvement
  • Prospective residents  N thru Z
  • Reports and Statement for NI on Fair Housing
  • Statement of a hearing . . . re Fair Housing, 1963
  • Statement of NI . . . re Tibia Island, 1961
  • SIMMs, Ante Corresp., 1977-79
  • Newsletter Ad letter
  • January 1977 through October 1979(19 folders) [misc. items]

Box 12

  • Public hearings, 1977
  • Volunteers, 1976
  • Correspondence, 1973-1977
  • Chronological files, 1971-721

Box 13

  • Address Labels
  • Apartment house list
  • Blair Road Block org.
  • Tuckerman Block organization
  • Block representation
  • Block spotters information and reports
  • Block Steering Committee
  • Old Board of Directors list
  • Shepherd Park
  • Brightwood (2 folders)
  • Community Organizers reports (2 folders)
  • Block captain and groups
  • Block organization information
  • Volunteer forms, 1973
  • Survey questionnaires
  • Volunteers Committee
  • Colonial Village
  • Garden Club Activities
  • Congressional letter re housing, 1976
  • Housing
  • Ford Foundation Proposals and correspondence
  • Landlord/Tenant rights
  • Block meetings, invitations to
  • Membership Drives, 1960-64
  • Nominating Committee, 1973
  • Open house guest lists, 1976
  • Organization address lists
  • Printing services information
  • Service area system map and information
  • Social programs
  • Manor Park Canvassers lists
  • Fair Housing
    • Assessments
    • Communication from other groups
    • Department of Housing and Community Development
    • Statement, Arlington County Board Fair Housing Ordinance
    • Rent strikes
    • Block leadership and programs
    • House for V.P.
    • Housing regulations
    • Lewis & Silverman
    • Housing Committees (3 folders)

Box 14

  • National Neighbors Newsletter
  • Parkside apartments
  • Preferred realtors info
  • Realtors
  • Real estate housing, 1973
  • Housing information
  • Housing Opportunities Council, MOCO
  • Contribution and Pledge cards
  • Ads
  • American Democracy In Action
  • Board of Education
  • 10th Cabaret
  • City Regulations Committee
  • Committee on Tax Reform in D.C.
  • Community Singers, Inc.
  • Budget Office (D.C.
  • House District Committee
  • Board of Commissioners (D.C.)
  • D.C. Legislative Council
  • D.C. City council meeting information
  • D.C. Sales tax
  • Education Committee, 1962, 1963-1964, 1969-1970
  • Title III, University of Maryland plan
  • Education Committee reports
  • IED end of year evaluation
  • False reports
  • Housing ideas
  • Housing and community development
  • Forum and earlier
  • Housing Information service
  • Housing Opportunities Council

Box 15 (1970s)

  • Legislation
  • Legislative
  • Miscellaneous
  • Neighborhood Services Traffic, FY 1971
  • Pre-School Education Committee
  • Proposed priorities for 1976-77, Randy Kinder
  • Public Schools, 1961-64
  • Public Schools
  • Quotations and speech material
  • Real estate committee
  • Real estate
  • School leaflet
  • School board elections, 1969
  • School materials
  • Shepherd Park school questions
  • Suggestions for 1970 reorganization
  • Parent Questionnaires
  • Reprints and publications
  • Takoma Library
  • Takoma Elementary School Ed. Comm.
  • Takoma School Proposal
  • Washington, D.C. City Council
  • Water Fund Thank You letter
  • Waterline [various subtopics] (7 files)
  • U.S. Govt. Misc.
  • Commissions on Human Relations
  • Complaints for Action – referrals to Neighborhood services, 1973
  • Cleanup campaign
  • D.C. school board reports, 1969-70
  • Coolidge High School  
  • Education, 1965-1970

Box 16

  • Education
    • Ad Hoc Coalition
    • Hobson v. Hansen
    • Board of Education Minutes
    • Passow Study Subcommittee
    • Takoma Elementary School Replacement
  • Job applicants
  • Personnel material
  • IED (2 folders)
  • Unsuccessful candidates for Executive Director
  • Real estate survey, 1971
  • Newspaper
  • Press releases and publicity, 1964-1967 (13 folders)
  • Treasurer reports
  • Board of Director meeting minutes, 1961
  • Agendas, 1964
  • Annual report, 1963

Box 17

  • Annual reports and meetings,
  • Board of Director meeting minutes, 1963-1966
  • Membership summary reports, 1971
  • Executive Committee
  • Membership
  • Monthly reports, 1971
  • Treasurer reports and budgets, 1963-1970

Box 18

  • Photographs
  • News clippings
  • Brochures

Box 19

  • Clippings (2 folders)
  • Board meetings, 1983-87
  • Correspondence, 1980-1986 (9 folders)
  • NI area maps
  • Shepherd Park Restaurant Planning Committee
  • Liquor license application
  • Square Dance, 1985
  • SVEP, 1984
  • Valentine Cabaret, 1985-1986 (3 folders)

Box 20

  • 17 reel-to-reel audio tapes (1200 ft)
  • 6 reel-to-reel tapes (600 ft.)
  • slides
  • 1 approx. ½ in. tape
  • [original box labeled “Tapes: Voice of America-Kennedy Spindles, etc.)

Box 21

  • Advisory Neighborhood Commission
  • Agendas
  • ANC Information
  • Bank business and information
  • Board and Commissions
  • By-laws
  • BZA
  • Charitable Solicitors License
  • Community based development
  • Correspondence
  • D.C. statehood
  • D.C. Youth orchestra
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Director, Board of Directors, past & present
  • Drug information
  • Festival Committee
  • Fundraising
  • Lease
  • Liability insurance
  • Maps
  • Merkle press
  • MWPHA
  • Minutes (Board mtgs.)
  • National Neighbors
  • News articles
  • Newsletter
  • No fault insurance
  • Office manager- job description
  • Pamphlets
  • Post office
  • Printing
  • Project Learn, 1987
  • Projects
  • Receipt, financial
  • Square Dance, 1988
  • Telephone

Box 22

  • Project Kindle
  • Photographs
  • Awards
  • Contributions for BZA proceedings
  • Square Dance, 1984
  • Directory of businesses
  • Minutes, Board meetings, 1982-1985
  • Nominating Committee
  • Neighbors Day Street, 1982, 1985
  • Open House, 1981-85
  • National Neighbors Annual Conf., 1979-81 (3 folders)

Box 23

  • National Neighbors (5 folders) 1980-81
  • NI Area groups
  • Neighbors Halloween
  • Old Membership cards, letters and ad rates
  • Personnel manual
  • Police crime prevention printouts
  • Planning
  • Postal regulations
  • Programs
  • Program planning
  • Proposed org. or Neighbors, Inc., 1980
  • Publicity, 1980
  • Real estate, 1980
  • Resident complaints, 1981
  • Social services
  • Volunteer lists, 1976-79
  • Ward 5 information
  • Whistle Stop
  • By-laws committee
  • Advertising newsletters
  • Valentine Caberets, 1984 and prior
  • Board of Directors, 1980-82
  • Burn out information
  • Citizens Planning Coalition
  • Economic Revitalization
  • D.C. Fed. Civic Association Member Lists
  • Education, 1980
  • Encampment for Citizenship
  • FY 1975
  • History meeting, 7/29/81
  • Historic preservation
  • House and Garden tour
  • Housing articles
  • Housing Committee
  • Ink contracts and information

Box 24

  • Jr. Neighbors (5 folders)
  • Letter for outgoing and incoming (2 folders)
  • Area organizations
  • Minutes from Board meetings
  • Bylaws (revised and original copies) original 1966 and amended 1985
  • Articles of Incorporation (original and copies)
  • Waterline lawsuit (8 folders), 1974
  • Silver Spring Blueprint bills
  • Rudden
  • Yeta appeal
  • Day book journal of income and deposits, 1976-1979
  • State and federal tax returns (1967-1971)
  • Membership Thank you letters
  • Membership lists

Box 25

  • Brightwood
  • Manor Park
  • Shepherd
  • Takoma
  • Out of area Members
  • Forms for Membership
  • Membership summary reports, 1960-1970
  • National Savings & Trust Co.
  • Independent Federal S&L Corresp.
  • Instructions for canvassing, 1974
  • Treasurer reports, 1974-1979 (3 folders)
  • Budget FY 74-76
  • Residential permit parking litigation
  • Residential permit parking petition
  • Social Activities Committee
  • Schafft Study
  • D.C. Statehood
  • Takoma (2 folders)
  • Theater subscription
  • Transportation and parking
  • United National Association of the USA, Capital area division
  • WMATA agreement for use and occupancy
  • 1975 Newcomers open house
  • N.W. Boundary Civic Assn., 1975 newsletter

Box 26

  • Plan Takoma (2 folders)
  • Walter Reed (2 folders)
  • D.C. Public Interest Research Group
  • D.C. Youth Orchestra, 1975
  • Can’t Tear It Down
  • Education, FY 75-76
  • Football Weekend, December 1976
  • Foster Homes
  • Georgia Avenue Businessmen
  • General membership meeting, June 19, 1977
  • General
  • Awards & Commendations
  • Group Homes (Rabbi Bogner)
  • House & Garden Tour, 1972
  • Housing & Community Development Policies Statement, 1976
  • Housing Inspection Project
  • IED
  • Job Co-op
  • Junior Neighbors
  • Librarian Study
  • Lusk List Invitees to Welcome Party
  • Metro stops – Feeder buses
  • Metrorail
  • NAHRO
  • Multiracial neighborhood Organization
  • National Capital Planning Commission
  • National Neighbors (4 folders), 1971-1977
  • Neighborhood Preservation and National Trust
  • Neighborhood Services Anti-iron, FY 1971
  • Neighbors Seeking Neighbors Pamphlet
  • ANCs
  • Aptech II, Inc.
  • Alternative flight patterns, National Airport, 1977
  • Black drama collective
  • Board of directors, 1971, 1977

Box 27

  • Cady-Lee house
  • Paid bills, 1969
  • Census tract data
  • Citizens Advisory Cmte.
  • City Council, 1975
  • Committees, City council & Black Caucus
  • Community crime prevention, 1975-76
  • Community involvement competition, 1974-75
  • Crime prevention
  • Clarke’s tax bills
  • Davis Dance Center
  • Curb matching grant
  • D.C. City council
  • D.C. power
  • Ga. Ave. Businesses
  • LEAA grant proposal
  • Merkle computer systems, Inc.
  • Minutes from board meetings
  • Clippings and articles
  • President, 1972-73
  • Safeway expansion issue, 1980
  • Rhodes Tavern
  • Annual and general membership meetings, 1967-71 (4 folders)
  • Constitution By-Laws & Articles of Incorp. Neighbors
  • Surveys and statistics
  • Constitution: By-laws
  • Board Correspondence, 1971
  • Committee Director, 1971
  • Board Minutes, 1963-1971 (10 folders)

Box 28

  • Board Minutes, 1968-1973 (7 folders)
  • Water Line Correspondence
  • Robert Williamson
  • Ward 4 Summary profile, draft 2/76
  • Volunteers
  • Water Line case, ca. 1975(7 folders)
  • Welcome books
  • West Mount Airy Neighbors
  • Three Sisters Bridge
  • Washington Center for Metro Studies
  • Transportation
  • Misc. associations
  • Missouri Commission on Human Rights
  • MOCO Jr. College
  • National Assn. of Housing and Redevelop.
  • Natl. Assn. of Social Workers
  • Natl. Civil Liberties Clearinghouse
  • National Conf. of Christians and Jews
  • National Capital Planning Commission
  • NW Family Centers, 1971
  • Police Community relations
  • Protest groups
  • Race Relations Reporter
  • Resources
  • Takoma PTA newsletters

Box 29

  • Films & Bibliography
  • Neighbors’ Maps
  • Free-D.C.
  • General Federation of Women’s Clubs Association
  • Home Rule for D.C. –Articles, correspondence from Fauntroy, etc.
  • Human relation – news Chicago
  • Health Education & Welfare Dept., U.S. Government.
  • Misc., Board Business
  • Neighbors’ Ink, Correspondence
  • Neighbors, Inc. – Legislation Committee
  • New Directions for Neighbors, May 10, 1971
  • Statement – House Judiciary Committee, HJR #396 Home Rule, July 19, 1967
  • Statement To Senate Subcommittee on D.C. Appropriations on FY 1968 Budget
  • Public Works, 1966 Statement
  • Statement on D.C. representation (Sen. Judiciary Subcommittee), Nov, 9, 1967
  • Statement to D.C. Board of Educ.
  • Statement of NI to the National Commission on Urban problems, Oct, 28, 1967
  • Statement on elected school board (Sen. Cmte. D.C. Affairs), Nov. 28, 1967
  • Statement of Neighbors re the 1962 D.C. Budget before the Board of Comm., Octover 1960
  • NI endorses City Council Candidates, Aug. 20, 1967
  • Zoning Violation Complaint forms
  • Board Minutes, 1974-1976
  • Executive Director correspondence, 1969
  • IUD challenge, back issues
  • Jewish Foundation for retarded Children
  • The Lisle Fellowship, Inc.
  • League of Women Voters
  • Crime stats., Studies
  • Day Care information
  • President of the U.S.
  • Panels on “Churches, Schools, real estate," 1962
  • Dept. Highway & Traffic Action Plan, 1978
  • D.C. Civic Assoc.
  • D.C. Democratic Economics
  • D.C. PIRG and Public Citizen
  • Bureau of Social Science research
  • ACLU
  • Newsletter
  • Business groups
  • Capital improvements budget, 1973
  • Census date, stat. info.
  • Church literature
  • Center for a Voluntary Society

Box 30

  • Project Kindle materials "work papers”

Box 31

  • Extra copies of newsletters, 1969-1975; 1977-1980; 1984-1987
  • A&B Festival, 1969

Box 32

  • Newsletters, 1974-76, 1978; 1981-1983; 1986-1989

Box 33

  • Newsletters, 1990-1993 (non-inclusive)

Box 34

  • Newsletters, 1958-1973
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Compiled by Ryan P. Semmes, May 2007

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