As president of the Anacostia Historical Society and former president of the Anacostia Garden Club, Ms. Dale is still utilizing some materials from the collection for her local history projects. Not wanting to miss out on this important collection opportunity, museum administration agreed to accept her donation in multiple registration sets. As the museum archivist, I must admit, I would have preferred to receive the total collection at one time in order to complete processing and expedite public accessibility. However, Ms. Dale generously offered to assist with establishing physical and intellectual control of her donation.
|One of the earliest treasures in the Dale/Patterson Family papers is this 1866 program from the First Congregational Church in Washington, D.C.|
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