Chillum Heights Citizens' Association Records
Scope and Contents
Collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, financial materials, membership lists, and clippings regarding the activities of the Chillum Heights Citizens' Association. Collection also includes topical files on such subjects as D.C. Home Rule and suffrage, juvenile delinquency, crime, civil rights, racism, D.C. budgets, the Rock Creek expressway; as well as items from the Federation of Citizens Association and Neighbors Inc. Folders are arranged into three series: administrative materials; correspondence and minutes; and topics. The folders in the administrative and topical series are arranged alphabetically and folders in the correspondence/ minutes series are arranged chronologically.
- Chillum Heights Citizens' Association (Organization)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
The Chillum Heights Citizens' Association was known as the Citizens Association of Rock Creek Church Road and Vicinity when organized in April 1894. A few months later, the name was changed to Woodburn Citizens' Association and finally to the Chillum Heights Citizens' Association. Throughout the Association’s history members advocated for neighborhood safety, education, and city projects affecting residents of Chillum Heights. At its peak of organization the Association included committees on various topics that advocated for Chillum Heights throughout the District.
1.5 Linear feet
Series 1: Administrative Materials, 1895-1964
Series 2: Correspondence and Minutes, 1938-1962
Series 3: Topics, 1951-1963
The collection was donated to the Library in 1986 and in 1992 by Dino Drudi.
Standard archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.
- Chillum Heights Citizens' Association
- An inventory of Chillum Heights Citizens' Association at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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