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  • Harold Leventhal papers, 1932-1980

    Lawyer and jurist. Chiefly correspondence, case files, notebooks and notes, and office files documenting Leventhal's service as judge on the United States. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; together with private correspondence, files from his legal practice in Washington, D.C., speeches and writings, and other papers.

    • Contributor: Leventhal, Harold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1932
  • Charlotte Everett Hopkins collection of National Civic Federation. Woman's Department. District of Columbia Section records, 1900-1926

    Civic leader, philanthropist, and social reformer. Correspondence, circulars, reports, clippings, and other printed matter primarily relating to Charlotte Everett Hopkins's activities as chairman of the Woman's Department of the National Civic Federation, District of Columbia Section.

    • Contributor: Hopkins, Charlotte Everett
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
  • Andrew Ellicott papers, 1777-1829

    Surveyor and mathematician. Correspondence, maps, charts, and reports of astronomical observations chiefly concerning Ellicott's work in surveying the boundary between the United States and Florida under the San Lorenzo Treaty (1795) and also his surveys of the city of Washington, the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina, the town of Presque Isle (later Erie), Pennsylvania, and the boundary between the United States and Canada ...

    • Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1777
  • Willard family papers, 1800-1968

    Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, diaries, subject files, business and financial records, and other papers documenting the family's involvement in the business, social, and political life of Virginia and Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1800
  • William Smith Culbertson papers, 1897-1965

    Diplomat, lawyer and professor of law. Correspondence, diaries, lecture notes, government documents, writings, memoranda, and scrapbooks relating to Culbertson's career as vice chairman of the U.S. Tariff Commission, minister to Romania, ambassador to Chile, chief of the military intelligence service in the War Department, member of the Planning Group of the Office of Strategic Services, and other duties during World War II. Includes papers ...

    • Contributor: Culbertson, William Smith
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1897
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    Rayford Whittingham Logan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, and biographical material documenting Logan's concern with racial inequality and his career as an historian of Africans and African Americans. Topics include his army service in France during World War I; the Pan-African movement of the 1920s and 1930s; Haitian diplomatic soirées; the founding conference of the United Nations, San Francisco, Calif. (1945); Logan's meetings with African independence leaders, Kwame Nkrumah and ...

    • Contributor: Logan, Rayford Whittingham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Justin G. Turner autograph collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and printed materials relating primarily to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Also includes correspondence of Thomas Ustick Walter and Constantino Brumidi concerning the construction of a dome on the U.S. Capitol; documents of Mordecai Gist; letter of William Henry Herndon to Jesse William Weik; and correspondence between Turner and Harry S. Truman.

    • Contributor: Turner, Justin G.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888

    Papers and records collected by Henry A Willard II including Bradley-Willard family papers and correspondence, Willard Hotel records, miscellaneous business records, and autographs collected by Henry A. Willard I that include the signers of the Declaration of Independence, presidents of the Continental Congress, and related individuals.

    • Contributor: Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus) - Willard, Henry A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1743
  • Dolley Madison papers, 1794-1852

    Wife of President James Madison and prominent Washington, D.C., hostess. Correspondence, financial papers, invitations, calling cards, and other papers relating primarily to personal and family matters including settlement of the Dolley Madison, James Madison, and William Madison estates.

    • Contributor: Madison, Dolley
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1794
  • Cass Gilbert papers, 1841-1961

    Architect. Correspondence, diaries, biographical material, financial papers, speeches, articles, poems, and memorabilia relating to Gilbert's family and his work as an architect. Includes letters addressed to Thomas Jefferson by William Thornton and typescript of a letter to Jefferson from James R. Dermott.

    • Contributor: Gilbert, Cass
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1841
  • William LePre Houston family papers, 1777-1936

    Lawyers. Correspondence, diaries, financial records, academic papers, printed matter, and miscellaneous material related to the Houstons' family life, fraternal organizations, the law, and Charles Hamilton Houston's military service during World War I.

    • Contributor: Houston, William Lepre
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1777
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    Henry A. Willard II collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Series I, chiefly 1820-1840, the Bradley-Willard family papers consists primarily of financial records concerning business dealings in Westminster, Vt., and Washington, D.C. Family correspondents include Stephen Row Bradley, Revolutionary War officer and U.S. representative from Vermont; his son, William Czar Bradley, lawyer and U.S. representative from Vermont; and William's father-in-law, Mark Richards, merchant and U.S. representative from Vermont. Series II, chiefly 1820-1840, the Henry ...

    • Contributor: Willard, Henry A.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911

    United States representative, governor of Massachusetts, and army officer. Family and general correspondence, diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks's political career and as an army officer during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1829
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    Patricia Harris papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, reports, statements, notes, printed material, and other papers pertaining primarily to Harris's cabinet positions as secretary, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (1977-1979) and secretary, Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare (later, Health and Human Services) (1979-1981). Topics include abortion, civil rights, consumer protection, discrimination, energy, the environment, housing, inflation, immigration, Iran hostage crisis, nuclear energy, public welfare, social ...

    • Contributor: Harris, Patricia
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    James Free papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Story files and scrapbooks of clippings (1937-1982) of Free's articles for various newspapers, particularly as Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Birmingham News covering the civil rights movement and the Cold War; articles for "National Whirligig," a newspaper column he coauthored with his wife, Ann Cottrell Free; notebooks (1965-1979) in which he recorded interviews and other information; and correspondence, notes, logbook, reports, and photographs documenting ...

    • Contributor: Free, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    National Society of Arts and Letters records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence; minutes of meetings (1944-1963); copies of the society's publications, The Record of the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Year Book and Roster; programs; clippings; printed matter; scrapbooks; photographs; and other records relating primarily to the society's program of awards and scholarships promoting careers in art, dance, literature, music, and theater. Includes records of the Washington, D.C. chapter.

    • Contributor: National Society of Arts and Letters (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Eric Sevareid papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, fan mail, radio and television scripts, news analyses, lectures, speeches, writings, book and subject files, awards, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers. The bulk of the collection (1940-1977) consists of scripts of Sevareid's radio and television news broadcasts and analyses documenting his career with the Columbia Broadcasting System from World War II as a correspondent in Burma, China, and western Europe, ...

    • Contributor: Sevareid, Eric
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.) records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, club records, membership books, autograph albums, dinner programs and menus, financial records, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, slides, photographs, and other records relating primarily to the club's annual dinner hosting members of the press, the U.S. president, and other elected officials and political figures. The dinner features humorous anecdotes concerning the statesmen, politicians, and elected officials.

    • Contributor: Gridiron Club (Washington, D.C.)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Emile Berliner collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Textual materials in the collection include family and business correspondence, Emile Berliner's drawings and notes relating to experiments and other matters, printed and typed Berliner speeches, patents, printed reports and bound volumes concerning patent litigation and related topics, and scrapbooks. The photographs are both studio portraits and informal snapshots of Berliner, his family, his associates, and his inventions. Artifacts include telephone, gramophone, and lab ...

    • Contributor: Berliner, Emile
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1871
  • Paul Field Sifton and Claire Sifton papers, 1912-1980

    Paul Field Sifton, playwright, government official, and Claire Sifton, editor and author. Correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, family papers, printed matter, and miscellany relating to the Siftons' literary, labor, and governmental careers.

    • Contributor: Sifton, Paul Field
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1912
  • Almon Ferdinand Rockwell papers, 1852-1900

    Army officer and superintendent of public buildings, Washington, D.C. Correspondence, diaries and journals concerning Rockwell's investments in commercial enterprises with James A. Garfield, Garfield's assassination and his appointment controversy with Roscoe Conkling, and Rockwell's Civil War experiences, including the Battle of Shiloh.

    • Contributor: Rockwell, Almon Ferdinand
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1852
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    Robert Green Ingersoll papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Diaries, correspondence, letterbooks, writings, lectures, family papers, financial records, legal file, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Ingersoll's involvement in Illinois state and Republican Party politics; lectures and writings on agnosticism and religion; law practices in Peoria, Ill., and Washington, D.C.; and personal and family affairs. Other topics include anti-vivisection, the gold standard, impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, tariffs, and women's suffrage. Includes Ingersoll's ...

    • Contributor: Ingersoll, Robert Green
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Bryson B. Rash papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, broadcast scripts, book draft, biographical material, news clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting Rash's pioneering role in broadcast journalism. Includes material from a 1939 experimental remote location television transmission; the Army-McCarthy hearings; the hydrogen bomb test at Enewetak; Rash's years as a White House correspondent during the Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower administrations; and his work on ...

    • Contributor: Rash, Bryson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Danforth-Bush family collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, journal, essays, sermons, articles, autograph collection, photographs, and other papers of the Danforth and Bush families, chiefly of Joshua N. Danforth. Subjects includes the Presbyterian Church in Delaware, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.; the American Colonization Society; and the allied Danforth, Janvier, and Whilldin families. Includes essays and sermons; journal of the foundation of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., later of Bethesda, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • William Wirt papers, 1802-1858

    Lawyer, politician, U. S. attorney general, and biographer. Correspondence, writings, and printed matter pertaining to Wirt's family and career as a lawyer, politician, and author.

    • Contributor: Wirt, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1802