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Proposal--Historic Anacostia Revitalization Project

Collection Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Dorn C. McGrath, Jr.
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material / Series 2: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-059-ref55

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:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-06-059
Online Media:

Project Files

Collection Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984 -1993
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains letters, memoranda, statements, maps, newsletters, administrative documents, printed ephemera, photographs and negatives. Its contents reflect research into both the built and natural environment of Anacostia, with a focus on 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 material dates from 1984 to 1994 and has been organized into folders categorized as donated.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection 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, Series 2
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.  Search this
Anacostia Coordinating Council  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Collection Creator:
McGrath, Dorn C., Jr.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 2 x 2 in.)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1987
Scope and Contents:
This image was taken during the 1987 survey of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE in Washington, D.C., for the Historic Anacostia Revitalization Project, a survey of all buildings in the Anacostia Historic District.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection 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:
African American neighborhoods  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Commercial buildings  Search this
Historic districts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection 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, Item ACMA McGrath_016
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Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr. slides and other material / Series 1: Slides
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-059-ref590

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