1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Washington City Orphan Asylum (Washington, D.C.).

  1. Hillcrest Children's Center (Washington, D.C.) records, 1815-1966

    9,500 items. 54 containers plus 5 oversize. 22 linear feet. 1 microfilm reel. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Founded in 1815 as the Washington Female Orphan Asylum to care for girls left homeless by the British invasion of Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812. Official name changed to Washington City Orphan Asylum in 1828. Unofficially renamed Hillcrest Children's Village (1927-1953) and Hillcrest Children's Center (1953- ). Provided for the care and protection of homeless youths until 1953 and afterward for the treatment of emotionally disturbed children. Correspondence, minutes of meetings, committee and staff reports, admittance and application records, journals, ledgers, financial statements, deeds, mortgages, bank checks, budget estimates, index cards, and miscellaneous material reflecting the financial and managerial techniques of the center.

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