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Dupont Park Civic Association Records

Identifier: 023

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, by-laws, newsletters, and monthly meeting minutes of the Dupont Park Civic Association. Significant items in the collection include monthly crime reports issued by the Sixth District, Jesse Jackson’s 1988 speech to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, and the Far Northeast Council of Civic Association’s proposal for community action against poverty.


  • Creation: 1950-1980


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Biographical / Historical

The Dupont Park Civic Association (DPCA) was founded in 1963 to combat neighborhood crime and to promote the civic welfare of the community. The goals of the charter were neighborhood improvement, property maintenance, and increased police protection. DPCA became involved with the Home Rule Committee in December 1964 as well as the Far Northeast Council of Civic Associations in 1965 to establish a program for community action against poverty.

During the 1960s DPCA was involved with crime-watch campaigns to increase local police involvement in the area and Neighborhood Watch committees during the 1980s. DPCA also became involved with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 7D and other local civic associations to protest the District’s proposed creation of drug treatment facilities and homeless shelters within the surrounding residential boundaries.

DPCA acts as an advocate for residents on issues of healthcare, safety, education, traffic, and environmental issues impacting the neighborhood.


0.25 Linear feet

1 Boxes


Processed without series.

Custodial History

The records were donated by Joseph A. Glover, 1993 President of the Dupont Park Civic Association.

Processing Information

Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.

Dupont Park Civic Association
An inventory of Dupont Park Civic Association at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
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Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001