Smith, Hamilton Sutton,
2 linear ft.
Lawyer, pension officer, and dentist. Throughout his
professional career, Smith was also an accomplished photographer who documented the
people, places, and events he encountered while living in Washington, D.C. and while
traveling for 40 years as a claims officer for the U.S. Pension Bureau. Photographic
subjects include: federal buildings, monuments, interiors and exteriors of buildings, art
reproductions, Prince Hall Masons, portraits of unidentified persons and families, scenic
views, presidential inaugurations, city parades, and portraits of Smith.
Mary O'H. Williamson
Collection, "Colored Celebrities Here and There"
Collection, 1930s - 1940s
7 linear ft.
During her tenure as a teacher at Cardozo High School,
beginning in 1928, Williamson's students collected information on the achievements of
Blacks in numerous fields, including law, business, entertainment, sports, education, and
religion. The collection is comprised of clippings, photographs, and pamphlets which are
arranged alphabetically within subject categories. Many of the clippings are from local
newspapers and magazines, such as Flash!, and a number of the photographs were taken by
local photographer, Robert McNeill. A significant portion of the material relating to
Washington, D.C. is scattered throughout the collection.
Oral Histories (Published)
Greenlee, Marcia, Interviewer. A Foggy Bottom Family, an Early
Account: An Oral History Interview with Nora
Drew Gregory. Washington, D.C.: D.C.
Public Library, 1995.
Joyce, Carleen, Project
Manager: Remembering Washington;
Stories Told by-and-to Students in the Never Too Old
Classes. Sponsored by IONA Senior Services and the D.C. Office
Washington, DC: IONA Senior Services, 1993.