Home Rule Committee Collection
Scope and Contents
The materials include meeting minutes; correspondence; congressional testimony; by-laws; pamphlets; a history of the Home Rule Committee; political pins and stickers; and clippings. Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.
- Creation: 1939-1961
- Home Rule Committee (Organization)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
In 1953 Washington, D.C. residents established the Home Rule Committee to flex their social influence into greater attention to home rule. Members included Democratic political activist Daisy Harriman, museum director Duncan Phillips, businessman Frank Jelleff, and Washington Post publisher Phillip Graham. Members organized dinners and parties; testified in Congress; wrote letters to the editors; picketed; and lobbied in support of home rule for the District.
0.5 Linear feet
The materials were removed from the Washingtoniana Vertical File Collection to ensure their preservation. Annabel Bogdonoff, former secretary to the board of directors of the Home Rule Committee, Arthur Newmeyer, and Gary Abramson donated the materials to the DC Public Library.
Basic archival processing procedures were applied to the collection when it was processed.
- Home Rule Committee
- An inventory of Home Rule Committee at DC Public Library
- Finding aid prepared by DC Public Library.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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