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Photographs, 1960-1968

Identifier: MS2055 Series 1

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of photographs. These images date from 1960-68. These images capture Duncan attending social and business functions, meeting U.S. government and local officials, distributing awards to program honorees and receiving honors for his service. Images show Duncan meeting and socializing with U.S. presidents, such as Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson. For example, in 1962 Duncan is photographed with President Johnson, s the chief executive congratulates him for winning the Big Brother of the Year award. Photographs of Eartha Kitt, an entertainer, visiting Duncan's office in 1963 and the 1965 Arbor Day Ceremony with Lady Bird Johnson are also in this collection. Protesters were photographed in Duncan's office in 1965 and during the same year, Duncan was photographed at the ceremony to rename the South Capital Street Bridge. Duncan was often photographed with retiring and newly appointed members of various commissioner's boards and is seen awarding "keys to the city" to numerous persons.


  • 1960-1968


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From the Collection: 21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Physical Description note

4.5 Linear feet

Processing Information

This finding aid was revised in 2022 to address harmful descriptive language. During that revision staff edited the aggrandizing description in the Scope and Contents note of Series 1. To see the description prior to revisions, please view the previous version of the John B. Duncan papers finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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Washington 20052 United States of America