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Land Records, 1795-1798

Land Records, 1795-1798

Working Title: District of Columbia Land Records, 1791-1798 (MS 0788) Content:  The Society received a donation of more than thirty original documents primarily relating to the division of properties, 1795-1798, prior to the federal capital’s official move from its temporary Philadelphia home. The donation includes an estimate of lots along the southwest of Massachusetts Avenue, […]

Collection Snapshot: Land Records, 1795-1798

Collection Snapshot: Land Records, 1795-1798

Working Title: District of Columbia Land Records, 1791-1798 (MS 0788) Content:  The Society received a donation of more than thirty original documents primarily relating to the division of properties, 1795-1798, prior to the federal capital’s official move from its temporary Philadelphia home. The donation includes an estimate of lots along the southwest of Massachusetts Avenue, […]

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 […]