Carol and Katie Davis Collection of Adams Morgan Ephemera

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-084
Dates:
1973-1974
Languages:
English
Materials and in English and Spanish.
Physical Description:
1.29 Linear feet
1 box
Repository:
Carol and Katie Davis Collection of Adams Morgan Ephemera, which dates from 1973-1974 and measures 1.29 linear feet, documents the growth and flourishing of neigborhood activism in Washington, DC both before and after the arrival of Home Rule. The collection includes copies of
The Columbian
newspaper, the self-proclaimed "Community Newspaper of Adams Morgan," also published as "
Noticierio Columbian
."

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Carol and Katie Davis Collection of Adams Morgan Ephemera, which dates from 1973-1974 and measures 1.29 linear feet, documents the growth and flourishing of neigborhood activism in Washington, DC both before and after the arrival of Home Rule. The collection includes copies of
The Columbian
newspaper, the self-proclaimed "Community Newspaper of Adams Morgan," also published as "
Noticierio Columbian
." Present in the collection are also flyers, brochures, and a report which documents the organization's efforts to fight the impending gentrification, speculation, and displacement that was threatening the neighborhood in the 1970s.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Adams Morgan Organization (AMO), founded in 1972 by neighborhood advocates Marie Nahikian, Walter Pierce, Topper Care, Josephine "Jo" Butler, Edward G. Jackson Sr., Charlotte Fillmore, and Milton Kotler among others, tackled urgent issues in their community like real estate speculation and residential displacement. AMO convened regular and well-attended assembly meetings where residents shared an equal vote with AMO's elected chairperson and 25 representatives. When the Advisory Neigbhorhood Commissions (ANCs) were created as part of DC's transition to Home Rule, AMO served as a model of how local self-government could thrive. The tenant protections that AMO advocated for-including the 1975 Rental Accommodations Act, the 1978 Residential Real Property Transfer Excise Tax, and the 1980 Rental Housing Conversion and Sale Act-have helped preserve what affordable housing has remained in the District of Columbia.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection level description and machine-readable guide completed by Jennifer Morris, 2018 .
Author
ACMA Staff

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Preferred Citation
Anacostia Community Museum Archives,Smithsonian Institution,gift of Carol and Katie Davis.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Community activists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) -- 20th century Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Urban Life Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Community organization Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection