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Foggy Bottom Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2311

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Foggy Bottom Association records related to historic preservation and urban renewal in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The association has been very active in advocating for the preservation of the residential character of Foggy Bottom as profound changes have come to the neighborhood since the mid-20th century.

Files include meeting minutes and administrative files as well as memoranda and correspondence with various public officials, including Advisory Neighborhood Commission representatives, mayors, DC City Council members, and the president of The George Washington University. They also include historical and architectural studies of many addresses and landmark buildings in the neighborhood, and reports and proposals for new or modified buildings and open spaces. While the files date primarily from the 1980s-2000s, the information gathered within them also offers insight into the neighborhood's 19th and early 20th century character.

Dates

  • 1969-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

The Foggy Bottom Association was formed by a group of citizens in 1955 and was formally incorporated in the District of Columbia on June 19, 1959, as the Foggy Bottom Restoration Association. The present name was formally adopted and ratified May 13, 1965. It was founded to enhance and protect the residential quality of the area and keep residents informed on matters affecting the community. The objectives of the FBA are to further the civic, cultural, social and economic welfare of the Foggy Bottom/West End community; preserve and enhance the residential character of the community; and promote historic preservation in the area.

Information on the Foggy Bottom Association taken from http://www.foggybottomassociation.com.

Extent

4.75 Linear Feet (9 document boxes, one map folder)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains Foggy Bottom Association records related to historic preservation and urban renewal in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The association has been very active in advocating for the preservation of the residential character of Foggy Bottom as profound changes have come to the neighborhood since the mid-20th century.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Foggy Bottom Association, 2012 (2012.077)

Source

Title
Guide to the Foggy Bottom Association records, 1969-2006
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2013
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