Posts tagged accessions 2014

Collection Snapshot: Doctors Hospital

Title: Doctors Hospital Publicity Records, 1940-1979 (MS 0792)     Content:  When was the last time you saw a pharmacy register ring up at 35 cents – or heard baby girls described as a “combination of Eve, Salome, and Florence Nightingale,” – or attended an evening function where cigarettes were literally on the menu? Publicity materials […]

Collection Snapshot: A Campaign for the Right to Vote

Collection Snapshot: A Campaign for the Right to Vote

Working Title: Washington Star Twenty-Third Amendment Campaign Scrapbook, 1959-1961  Content: This  24″x18″ folio traces the newspaper’s 1959-1961 campaign for the passage of the Twenty-Third Amendment.  A collage of clippings, predominantly with a Grace Bassett byline,  have been laminated on non-newsprint sheets that are glued back-to-back; a few pages contain actual newsprint. Generously interspersed with the […]

Collection Snapshot: Barrett Photographs, 1950s-1980s

Collection Snapshot: Barrett Photographs, 1950s-1980s

Working Title: Wm. Edmund Barrett Washington Photograph Collection, 1951-1989 Content: The collection is largely comprised of Washington street scenes captured in approximately 4,000 sharp, 4×5” Kodak negatives, nearly all individually identified by location and date. The collection also includes Barrett’s copy work; 35mm negatives and slides; several hundred black and white prints; and selected client […]

Collection Snapshot: Dapper Gents & Property Docs

Collection Snapshot: Dapper Gents & Property Docs

Working Title: Diver and Copeland family papers, 1867-1927 (MS 0789) Content: The collection includes deeds, mortgages, title searches, plats, property tax assessments and receipts, correspondence, photographs, a will and other papers. The papers relate primarily to Jerome B. Diver (1835-1909) and his wife Lucy H. Diver (1840-1911), regarding properties at 222 C St., SE; 436 […]