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Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia Records

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-760713
The Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia Records include correspondence, constitutions, by-laws, agendas, minutes, reports, publications, sundry documents, and printed material. The documents concern the organization's administration and its activities. Subject files outline the Association's areas of concern in the District of Columbia such as health, education, transportation, fiscal management, urban planning, public safety, youth problems, and federal legislation. Note: Click on "External Documents" below for a link to the finding aid for the collection.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1972

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Historical Note

The Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia was founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1940. The organization promotes activism by citizens in the nation's capital. It pulls together multiple groups to advocate for various political and economic goals. Some of the accomplishments of the Federation include the Public Utilities Commission, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, the D.C. Rent Administration, Small Claims Court, hospital procedures with respect to newborn babies and their protection from contagious diseases, and legislation pertaining to Schools. Representatives of the Federation advocated for representation of the District in Congress and the privilege of voting in a federal election.

[Source: Federation of Citizens Organizations of the District of Columbia Web page].

Custodial History

Gift of Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia, 1976.
Title
Federation of Citizens Associations of the District of Columbia Records
Status
completed
Author
Kathleen Shelley. Booth Family Center for Special Collections Georgetown University Library.
Date
1980 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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