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American Security and Trust Company Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P009
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 400 total images, including 369 3x3 black and white photographs and 350 negatives, depicting residential and commercial properties located throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area between the years of 1956 and 1958 (though several images are undated). Many of the photographs are mounted on note cards that list the property’s address, the owner, and the date. The majority of the images show the exterior of a property, though there are some interiors and...
Dates: 1956 - 1957

Artificial and Ephemeral Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 060
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, programs, meeting minutes, speeches, event tickets, brochures, pamphlets, invitations, financial records, legislative materials, political memorabilia, and other rare items dating primarily from the 19th through the mid- 20th century. Of particular significance are letters, petitions, and legislative acts documenting the work of elected and appointed mayors; a Board of Alderman; and City Councils from 1802 through the early 1870s in the “Politics...
Dates: 1769

First Capital Realty Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 172
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of 461 photographs and 913 negatives depicting residential and commercial properties located throughout Washington, DC from ca. 1987-1989. Many of the photographs are mounted on cardstock pages that list information about the property, such as its name, neighborhood, number of units (if applicable), owner, and cost. The majority of the images show the exterior of a property, though there are some shots of interiors, details, and/or surrounding areas,...
Dates: Circa 1985

Charles Ford Company, Records of the

 Collection
Identifier: 183
Scope and Contents The collection consists of ledgers, invoices, receipts, and correspondence related to the Charles Ford Co., brick manufacturing company, which was also referred to as “Ford and Bro.”. The company manufactured bricks for buildings as well as paving, and had accounts with companies in Washington, DC, Arlington, Virginia, and as far north as Trenton, New Jersey. The company also provided bricks for U.S. and District government construction projects. The collection includes personal...
Dates: 1879 - 1882; 1896 - 1898

Taulman Slide Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 158
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 366 35mm slides taken by photographers James Taulman, Jan Faul, and Robert Burgess of buildings throughout the city. Collection was assembled by James Taulman.

Dates: Unknown

United Brick Company Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P017
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 85 4x6 inch and 3.5x5 inch color images of the abandoned United Brick Company buildings and kilns. The kilns are located on New York Avenue NE and are currently owned by the United States National Arboretum. All the images were taken around 1993 and show the vast vegetation overgrowth and dilapidation of the site.

Dates: 1993

Washington, D.C. Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P030
Scope and Contents The earliest postcards in the collection date from circa 1898 with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1920s to the 1940s. The collection consists almost exclusively of imprinted (ink) postcards but also includes “real-photo” (gelatin silver) variety as well. The collection leans heavily towards images of tourist Washington but many images of “hometown” Washington are included as well (Businesses, Churches, Organizations, Restaurants, Schools – Private/Public, Stores, and...
Dates: ca. 1848-1940

Washington Entrepreneurs Project of Strayer College - Independent Business Owners Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP006
Scope and Contents From 1979 - 1981, Strayer College in Washington, D.C., conducted interviews with representatives of independent businesses. The project chronicles D.C. area businesspeople and their families. Topics include the founding and development of the business; family involvement in the business (past, present, and future); evaluation of local government, financial, and trade association services; involvement in civic and charitable activities; loyalty to the Washington area; and self-assessment of...
Dates: 1979 - 1981

Washington Star Records

 Collection — external hard drive : DIG_BACKUP
Identifier: 061
Scope and Contents The papers of the Washington Star consist of a variety of formats. These materials were gathered over 130 years of the newspaper’s publication in Washington, D.C. The collection includes information on the day-to-day operations, leadership changes, labor disputes, marketing reports, historical materials, and other topical files and reports. Materials in the collection include: correspondence; financial records; newsletters; newspapers; clippings; advertising and marketing...
Dates: 1852-1982

J. C. Wilfong, Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P010
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 32 3 x 3 inch black and white photographs. There are no negatives with this collection. The images were taken between 1963-1965 and are of houses and businesses throughout Washington, D.C., many of which have been demolished. Historic locations include the Belasco Theater, Edwin Stanton House, John Philip Sousa House, Heurich Mansion, and the Commandant’s House at the USMC Barracks. Notations on many of the photographs indicate the year the building was demolished...
Dates: 1963-1965