Washington (D.C.) -- History
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
This collection consists of records relating to the Washington, D.C. restaurant Ben's Chili Bowl dating from 1943-2023.
Collection includes meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, files with subjects of importance to the residents of Burleith, and Burleith Citizens Association websites. The collection also includes material about the social activities sponsored by the Burleith Citizens Association such as a neighborhood flea market and art show.
The Center for Washington Area Studies (CWAS) is a multi-disciplinary university-wide research center whose purpose is to encourage, promote and engage in research related to Washington, D.C. and surrounding region. This collection includes publications produced by the Center for Washington Area Studies. The materials range from 1975 to 1992 and include various topics and people in and about the Washington, D.C. area.
Collection includes photographs and negatives, slides, postcards, stereoscopes, and some manuscript material and ranges in date from 1856-1983. The bulk of the material ranges from 1890-1920 (which consists mainly of copy prints of photographs). The images in the collection cover primarily the northwest section of Washington, D.C. including many buildings and street scenes.
Collection primarily contains notes and early drafts of Constance Green's writings, and also includes pamphlets, bibliographies, and classroom materials in the area of urban and negro studies.
Collection consists of a significant number of photographs collected from the exhibit "Washington's Italian Community 1890-Present" developed and sponsored by the Washington Area Studies Department that was held in November 1984; negatives of all materials collected; obituaries; news articles; research notes; correspondence; clippings; and copies of the exhibit flyer and the article Alan Kraut and Howard Gillette did for the "Journal of American Ethnic History."
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 includes speeches, photographs, biographical sketches, videotapes, fundraising documents, membership lists, symposium materials, correspondence, publications, resolutions, a survey, and reports. The material dates from 1968-89. The collection documents the professional life of Joseph Danzansky, particularly during his time as president of Giant Food Inc., his involvement in D.C. development, both economically and socially
This collection contains issues of the National Intelligencer newspaper. These issues date from 1804-1844. This is not a complete run. The periodicals department at Gelman Library has Intelligencer on microfilm from 1800-1810 and 1813-1869.
Collection consists of 48 indentures, or property agreements. These documents date from 1809-35. Most of the documents have the term "indenture" appearing in the first sentence, although they are variously described by city officials in the agreements themselves as deeds, bills of sale, leases, and agreements.
This collection contains personal papers of Ralph Cipriano (1897-1975) related to his work with the Lido Civic Club and other Italian American organizations in Washington, DC from 1937-1975. Cipriano was a charter member and 1938 president of the Lido Club. Topics covered in the collection include the 1940s war bond drives, Italian American social events, charitable giving, and correspondence with prominent Washingtonians.
Collection documents the breath and depth of work done by Ruth Ann Overbeck as a historian in D.C. for thirty years. The collection has material for many projects from house histories for individual homeowners to a survey of the Upper Cardozo Columbia Heights neighborhood with oral histories and surveys of buildings such as the Tivoli Theater.
Collection includes correspondence, bills, receipts, lottery tickets, proclamations, testimonials, auction catalogue, newspapers, bonds, stock certificates, and checks. The material dates from 1786-1945. All of the material in this collection relates to prominent people and activities in Washington, D.C.
Collection contains correspondence, clippings, transcripts of speeches and Congressional hearings, bound volumes, cassette tapes, and maps that document the history of the development of rapid transit facilities for the Washington metropolitan area. The records date from 1930 to 1984.