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April Collection of the Month: Nadine P. Winter City Council Papers


Nadine P. Winter(58 linear feet)

​The papers of prominent D.C. City Council members are among our most popular collections here at the Special Collections Research Center. We are pleased to announce the completion of our latest City Council collection: the papers of Nadine P. Winter, Council member representing Ward 6 from 1975 through 1990.

Winter was a member of the first elected D.C. City Council after Congress passed the Home Rule Act of 1973. Her ward extended from Capitol Hill to Anacostia, through the heart of D.C. She came to the Council as a housing activist and founding director of Hospitality House, Inc., an agency serving the housing needs of D.C.’s poorest families.

Winter’s collection is composed primarily of her voluminous correspondence—with her constituents, with city and federal agencies, and with local neighborhood and redevelopment organizations. Major topics of interest include D.C. public works, schools, public health, homelessness, environmental issues, and redevelopment. Neighborhoods represented include Anacostia, Capitol Hill, Eastern Market, H Street, and Southeast. For more information on this collection, please see the finding aid here: http://library.gwu.edu/ead/ms2188.xml

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