District of Columbia. Department of Recreation Search this
3.58 Linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize photograph)
Hispanic Americans -- Washington, D.C. -- Social conditions Search this
Scope and Contents:
This collection documents the activities of Garry Garber, a founder and 35-year member of the Roving Leaders Program of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation in Washington, DC. Materials include correspondence, brochures, reports, newsletters, financial records, meeting minutes, and the personal daily work diaries of Mr. Garber. It also contains meeting minutes from the 1965 Community Conference of Northwest Washington and the District of Columbia Commissioners' Youth Council from the years: 1957, 1958, and 1959.
Biographical / Historical:
Garry Garber, a Mexican American and California native, was a founding member of the Roving Leaders Program of Washington, DC's Department of Parks & Recreation. The program embedded mentors in underserved neighborhoods to cultivate leadership, civic engagement, and a sense of purpose among young residents. Serving in that role from 1956 to 1991, Mr. Garber mentored generations of Washingtonians and played a vital role in the city's early efforts to serve its Latino immigrant communities by advocating for resources, social services, and support from the local government. Largely prior to (but sometimes simultaneously with) his employment with the DC Department of Parks & Recreation, Mr. Garber was a collegiate, semi-professional, and professional boxer, having won the NCAA boxing championship in 1954, the Second Army Championship in 1948, 1949, and 1950, the Worldwide All Army Championship in 1950, the 1967 North American Bantamweight Championship, and was the only American to win a title and gold medal at Israel's 1965 Maccabiah Games. He is a member of both the District of Columbia and Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame.
Donated by Leslie Garber in 2017 August. Additional materials donated by Leslie Garber 2019 June.
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Smithsonian Institution. Latino Working Committee Search this
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
This accession consists of the administrative records which document the creation and activities of the Latino Working Committee (LWC). The LWC was established in May
1988 under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Service and Museums. Its purpose is to addresses issues of concern to Latino communities within the Smithsonian
Institution; to foster the awareness of Latino history, arts, and culture; and to increase the participation of Latinos in evaluating and structuring the representation of
Latino culture at the Smithsonian. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; project records; meeting agenda and minutes; reports; proposals; images; brochures; and clippings.
Some materials are in electronic format.
Latinx environmentalisms place, justice, and the decolonial edited by Sarah D. Wald, David J. Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray ; with a foreword by Laura Pulido and an afterword by Stacy Alaimo