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Nancy Sahli gay rights, Capitol Hill N.O.W, and related Washingtoniana papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2386

Scope and Contents

This collection contains fliers, newsletters, articles, letters, postcards, and programs. These materials cover several diverse topics all under the overall subject of the history of Washington DC. These topics include women's rights including records of the Capitol Hill National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Sexuality Task Force, a sub-unit of the D.C. NOW chapter, as well as gay rights topics from Title 34 (D.C.'s law against discriminiation), National Gay Task Force, and materials related to the fight for gay rights in Dade County, Florida. The collection also incudes postcards and stereocards of d.c. sites and landmarks as well as a folder with programs for local music groups and events including The Washington Consort, Washington Bach Festival, The 20th Century Consort, The University of Maryland Chorus, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, and The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Many of these events place primarily at churches in the city.

Dates

  • circa 1905 - 1978
  • Majority of material found within 1974-1978

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use. Please contact Special Collections if the copyright status of the materials you wish to reuse is unclear. Staff will provide additional information.

Biographical / Historical

Nancy Sahli served for 20 years on the staff of National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) in a variety of roles incuding archivist, a Grants Analyst, Director of the Records Program, Program Director, and Acting Executive Director. The NHPRC is the grant-making arm of the National Archives and Records Administration. Her articles related to archives have been published in the American Archivist and the Midwestern Archivist and include topics such as finding aids, and the format standard USMARC Archival and Manuscripts Control (AMC). Dr. Sahli is a fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) which is one of the highest honors bestowed on individuals by SAA and is awarded for outstanding contributions to the archives profession. Dr. Sahli received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. The title of her dissertation is Elizabeth Blackwell, MD (1821-1910): a biography.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language

English

Overview

Donated by historian and archivist Nancy Sahli, this collection contains fliers, newsletters, articles, letters, postcards, and programs. These materials cover several diverse topics all under the overall subject of the history of Washington DC. These topics include women's rights including records of the Capitol Hill National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Sexuality Task Force, a sub-unit of the D.C. NOW chapter, as well as gay rights topics from Title 34 (D.C.'s law against discriminiation), National Gay Task Force, and materials related to the fight for gay rights in Dade County, Florida. The collection also incudes postcards and stereocards of d.c. sites and landmarks as well as a folder for local music programs.

Arrangement

Folder titles supplied by the donor. Arranged in no particular order.

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 Nancy Sahli, 2019 May 08 (Accession 2019.028)

Related Materials

MS2204: National Organization for Women Washington D.C. Chapter and Capitol Hill Chapter records https://searcharchives.library.gwu.edu/repositories/2/resources/358
Title
Guide to the Nancy Sahli gay rights, Capitol Hill N.O.W, and related Washingtoniana papers, 1974-1978
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2019
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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