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Chillum Heights Citizens' Association Records

Identifier: 042

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.


  • Creation: 1894-1989


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Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions to accessing this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

There is no deed of gift for this collection. It is the responsiblity of the researcher to establish copyright.

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

4 Boxes


Series 1: Administrative Materials, 1895-1964
Series 2: Correspondence and Minutes, 1938-1962
Series 3: Topics, 1951-1963

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the Library in 1986 and in 1992 by Dino Drudi.

Related Materials

Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia Records (028)

Processing Information

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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Repository Details

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

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