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Family Stories

 Collection
Identifier: 168

Content Description

This collection features 304 short stories written by children, ages 5 to 13 years old, who attend various DC Public Schools. The stories, both written and typed, are about the child’s family and often include a drawing that illustrates their story. The project was a collaboration between the DC Public Library and the DC Public Schools. The stories were written in honor of National Library Week in 1990.

Dates

  • 1990

Restrictions

There are no known restrictions on the use of this collection

Historical Note

The Family Stories project was a collaborative project between the DC Public Library and the DC Public School system.

Extent

1.75 Linear feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Provenance

Originally housed in the Local Authors Collection in the Washingtoniana Division, the stories were moved to the Archives by the Library’s archivist in 1999.

Processing Procedure

Standard archival procedures were followed at the time of processing. The original order of the files when they were donated was kept, organized by grade and then alphabetically by last name of the child. Due to all the items in the collection being the children’s stories, there is only one series, stories, and then each story was stored in its own folder.

Title
Family Stories Collection
Subtitle
A guide to the Family Stories Collection
Author
prepared by Joely Alt
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, MLK Library Repository

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