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Howard Gillette Metropolitan Washington Region Urban History subject files

 Collection
Identifier: MS2060

Collection Scope and Content

The collection includes materials on the history of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The collection documents the history of DC communities, focusing on community structure, organizations, politics, events, transportation and difficulties, such as crime and includes paper articles, brochures, pamphlets and letters.

The collection was received already divided into labeled folders, therefore the organization remains according to provenance, but has been divided into the following four series: Geographic Locations; Organizations; Politics; and Individual.

The collection is housed in 15 boxes and ranges in date from the late 1800s until the late 1990s.

Dates

  • 1873-1995

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 or Biographical Note

The collection is focused on the history of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. More specifically it documents the history of DC communities, focusing on community structure, organizations, politics, events, transportation and difficulties, such as crime. Upon receipt the collection was already divided into labeled folders. In processing this collection I abided by this organization and merely sorted these folders into the broader series of: Geographic Locations, Organizations, Politics and Individuals.

The collection is housed in 15 boxes and consists mostly of newspaper articles, brochures, pamphlets and letters. The dates of the documents range from the late 1800s until the late 1990s.

The donation was made in January 1995, by Howard Gillette.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection includes materials on the history of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The collection documents the history of DC communities, focusing on community structure, organizations, politics, events, transportation and difficulties, such as crime and includes paper articles, brochures, pamphlets and letters.

Collection Organization

Organized into four series: Geographic locations, Organizations, Politics, and Individual.

Acquisition Information

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Title
Guide to the Howard Gillette Metropolitan Washington Region Urban History subject files, 1873-1995
Status
Completed
Author
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