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Foggy Bottom collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS0868-UA

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include articles, building surveys, newspapers, books, photographs, slides, and artifacts. They range in date from 1907-98.

Dates

  • 1907-1998

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical Note

The Foggy Bottom Collection is an outgrowth of the 1996 exhibit the Foggy Bottom Association and the Gelman Library sponsored called "Fantastic Foggy Bottom: The Growth of a Community." The exhibit was designed in conjunction with GW's 175th Anniversary, and a committee was formed to collect and choose materials for inclusion in the exhibit. Community members were asked to loan photographs, books, maps, and artifacts to the committee. A collection of the neighborhood newspaper, the "Foggy Bottom News" (1958-2004) was also donated to the collection as a result.

Although most materials loaned for exhibit were returned, photocopies of articles and news clippings, slides and copies of original photographs were made to keep for researchers to use. Future additions to the collection are planned, along with oral histories, which are hoped to be conducted by the University Archivist and volunteers.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

The Foggy Bottom Collection is an outgrowth of the 1996 exhibit the Foggy Bottom Association and the Gelman Library sponsored called "Fantastic Foggy Bottom: The Growth of a Community." Materials in this collection include articles, building surveys, newspapers, books, photographs, slides, and artifacts. They range in date from 1907-98.

Collection Organization

Organized in two series.

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated to the University Archives by various members of the Foggy Bottom community.

Collection note

Various donors contributed to collection.

Processing Information

Box 8 includes images used in the exhibit. These are on foamcore and although individually identified in this description are not in any particular order in the box. In addition, some are not well labeled.
Title
Guide to the Foggy Bottom collection, 1907-1998
Status
Completed
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America