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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.  Search this
Names:
McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
5.67 Linear Feet ((1 box, 6 binders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Negatives
Correspondence
Newsletters
clippings (information artifacts)
Awards
Maps
Reports
Administrative records
Photographs
Printed ephemera
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1965-2006
bulk 1975-1998
Summary:
The collection, which dates from circa 1965 to 2006 and measures 5.67 linear feet, documents the built and natural environment of the Anacostia neighborhood, as well as the activities of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, which sponsored the Historic Anacostia Revitalization Project, a survey of all buildings in the Anacostia Historic District. The collection consists of slides, photographs, negatives, correspondence, newsletters, reports, printed material and ephemera.
Scope and Contents note:
The collection documents the built and natural environment of the Anacostia neighborhood, as well as the activities of the Anacostia Coordinating Council, between1965-2006. The collection is organized into two series: Slides and Project Files.

Slides: This series contains 1889, 35mm, mounted transparencies. The oldest images depict 1940 and 1950s Anacostia scenes, reproduced in slide format during the 1990s. The earliest slide is of Cafritz Hospital, it was created in 1965, with the latest slides having been created of various Anacostia scenes in 2006. This series documents both built and natural environments in the Anacostia Neighborhood through images of buildings, streets, landmarks, neighborhoods, people and special events.

Project files: This series contains correspondence, memoranda, statements, maps, newsletters, administrative documents, printed ephemera, photographs and negatives. Materials housed in this series place a particular emphasis on Anacostia planning. This includes research materials collated for a survey of buildings along Good Hope Road. This survey was undertaken by Prof. McGrath and his second year George Washington Students, and sponsored by the Anacostia Coordinating Council, whose activities also feature in the series. The material dates from 1984 until 1994 and has been housed into 29 folders, categorized as donated.
Arrangement note:
The materials have been arranged into two series, Slides and Project Files.

The slides were originally received in five metallic boxes labeled "A-E", one box labeled "Untitled", and nine small plastic boxes. The slides have been re-housed from these boxes into archival binders. The slides in each binder are arranged in their original order and preserve the following catagories as they appeared at the time of donation: "Streets", "Subjects", and "Miscellaneous".

The Project Files were originally received in one binder, this binder has been rehoused into 29 folders, categorized as donated.
Biographical/Historical note:
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr., FAICP, is Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Planning and Geography. He retired from the George Washington University in 2003 after serving on its faculty for 33 years. He was founder of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Director of the Institute for Urban Development Research, Chairman of the Department of Geography and Regional Science, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, and was one of the founders of the University's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. Prof. McGrath also served as member of the adjunct faculty at the Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies. From 1987-1996, he served as Chairman of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City.

Professpr McGrath became involved with Anacostia as a direct consequence of his long standing friendship with Mr. John Kinard. McGrath met Mr. Kinard at George Washington University. Mr. Kinard, who was involved in an ongoing effort to revitalize the Anacostia Community as Chairman of the Anacostia Coordinating Council and first director of the Anacostia Community Museum, encouraged McGrath to apply his planning expertise to the cause. Seeing this opportunity as a valuable way to assist both the community and a means to practically apply information he taught to students at George Washington University, McGrath worked with his students to undertake a survey of the area.
Related Archival Materials note:
Publications and articles authored by Prof McGrath are listed in Prof McGrath's Curriculum Vitae. A copy of this was supplied to the Anacostia Community Museum via email by Prof McGrath on the 27 August 2013. An audio interview was also conducted with Prof McGrath on the 13 August 2013. The audio and transcript pertaining to this interview are housed by the Anacostia Community Museum and are currently accessible on a shared drive.
Provenance:
The Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material were donated to the Anacostia Community Museum in 2007 by Dorn C. McGrath, Jr.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
George Washington University  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  Search this
Urban Development  Search this
Historic Anacostia Revitalization Project  Search this
City planning  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Negatives
Correspondence
Newsletters
clippings (information artifacts)
Awards
Maps
Reports
Administrative records
Photographs
Printed ephemera
Citation:
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dorn C. McGrath, Jr.
Identifier:
ACMA.06-059
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-059
Additional Online Media:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington, D.C
Date:
1987
Topic:
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Commercial buildings  Search this
Historic districts  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_016
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362779

Aerial view of Martin Luther King Avenue, S.E

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington, D.C
Date:
1973
Topic:
Aerial views  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_070
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362795

Abandoned car on cinderblocks

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington, D.C
Date:
1973
Topic:
Automobiles  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_073
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362796

Commercial buildings on Good Hope Road, S.E

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1972
Topic:
Commercial buildings  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_064
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362833

Cafritz Hospital

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1965
Topic:
Hospitals  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_053
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362834

Abandoned housing units

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1972
Topic:
Housing  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_092
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362835

Rosie's Row

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1970
Topic:
Housing  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_060
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362836

Aerial view of Anacostia and Congress Heights

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1975
Topic:
Aerial views  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_079
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362838

Bethlehem Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr Avenue

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1984
Topic:
Baptist church buildings  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_013
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362839

View of Howard Road

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Roads  Search this
Housing  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_018
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362840

Aerial view of Anacostia and Congress Heights

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1973
Topic:
Aerial views  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_069
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362841

Map of Metro Alternatives far S.E

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1973
Topic:
Transportation  Search this
Maps  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_067
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362842

Map of Anacostia neighborhoods

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Maps  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_080
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362843

Map of Old Anacostia, Ward 6, S.E

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Zoning  Search this
Maps  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_054
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362844

Birney School, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Schools  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_014
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362845

House across from the Frederick Douglass Home

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1973
Topic:
Housing  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_068
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362846

Aerial view of I-295 and St Elizabeths Hospital

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Subject:
Saint Elizabeths Hospital (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1973
Topic:
Aerial views  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_071
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362847

Boarded-Up commercial buildings, S.E

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1973
Topic:
Commercial buildings  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_074
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362848

Commercial buildings and traffic on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C. Jr  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Commercial buildings  Search this
Traffic  Search this
City planning  Search this
Local number:
ACMA McGrath_001
Restrictions & Rights:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu
See more items in:
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material circa 1969-2006
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_362849

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