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Family Stories

Identifier: 168
Content Description

This collection features 304 short stories written by children, ages 5 to 13 years old, who attend various DC Public Schools. The stories, both written and typed, are about the child’s family and often include a drawing that illustrates their story. The project was a collaboration between the DC Public Library and the DC Public Schools. The stories were written in honor of National Library Week in 1990.

Dates: 1990

Karl Fenning Papers

Identifier: 074
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, professional publications, clippings, genealogical and biographical information, memorabilia and family photographs. The materials are divided into four series: Professional Papers, Personal Papers, Photographs, and Ephemera.

Dates: 1881-1962

Francis A. Gregory Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 005
Scope and Contents The collection was artificially created by the Library and consists of the Shaed and Baltimore family papers; as well materials regarding Elzie Hoffman. It includes photographs, programs, published books, biographies, letters, certificates, diaries, scrapbooks, clippings, and other family memorabilia. The collection has been divided into series by family. Many of the items are related to Washington, D.C. educational institutions that most of the members of the families attended; Dunbar...
Dates: 1902 - 1975

Dorothy Provine Free Black Research Collection

Identifier: 139
Scope and Contents The Dorothy Provine Free Black Research Collection contains photocopies of wills, marriage registers, freedom records, manumissions records, research files, writings by Provine, birth records, death records, records of social organizations, genealogy records, and records of black property owners. It should be noted that while the documents in this collection date from 1686 to 1997, nearly all records in this collection are photocopies of original documents, made predominantly in the...
Dates: 1686-1997

Ruffin/Jones Family Collection

Identifier: 145
Scope and Contents The Ruffin/Jones Family Collection contains photographs, cassette tapes with audio recordings of interviews, and printed material such as articles and publications, brochures and programs, school-related items, letters, and research files and notes pertaining to C. Bernard Ruffin, III and members of his family. The life and work of his aunt, Louise Jones Hubbard, is particularly well-documented; material related to her makes up a large portion of the collection. The collection is...
Dates: 1842 - 1999 (bulk 1920s - 1999); Majority of material found within 1920 - 1999

Savoy Family Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 150
Scope and Contents This collection consists of genealogical information related to the Savoy family of Washington, DC, obtained from family members’ records and research. It documents members of the Savoy family born between the years of 1794 and 2009; however, most of the material and information within the collection pertains to Savoy family ancestors born between 1794 and 1912. The life of Edward Augustine Savoy (1855 - 1943) is particularly well-documented. The collection includes materials such as...
Dates: 1836-2013

Paul E. Sluby, Sr. Cemetery Research Collection

Identifier: 126
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, E-mails, and Sluby’s notes on various cemeteries in Washington, D.C. Files are arranged alphabetically by cemetery name, followed by cemetery-related topics.

Dates: Undated

Minnie S. Woodson Family Genealogical Collection

Identifier: 091
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials collected by Minnie S. Woodson while researching the history of the Woodson family, including items such as clippings, census records, family trees, articles, photographs, correspondence, and newsletters. Of particular interest is information regarding the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society newsletter.

Dates: 1842-1994

Wormley Family Genealogical Research Collection

Identifier: 065
Scope and Contents The collection was organized by the Wormley family before it was transferred to the Library. An index was published and included in the collection. Therefore, it was decided that the collection maintain its original order. However, there are volumes listed in the index that are not present in the collection. Included with the collection are three CD-ROM discs that contain scanned images of the volumes. However, these discs are not complete. Several items are missing from the files of various...
Dates: 1784-1984