The Resource Sarah E. Ellis Papers

Sarah E. Ellis Papers

Label
Sarah E. Ellis Papers, 1945-1979
Title
Sarah E. Ellis Papers
Inclusive dates
1945-1979
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Owner
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Contains correspondence, clippings, meeting minutes, reports, and pamphlets of local issues and citizens' organizations in which Mrs. Ellis was involved; including the Chillum Heights Citizens' Association, the D.C. Federation of Citizens' Associations, Junior Village, the Committee for the Rights of the D.C. Business Community, urban renewal, home rule, and mass transit. Of significance, is a 1972 report titled "Report of the Special Citizens' Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal in D.C."
Biographical or historical data
Sarah Ellis became a citizen activist when in 1959 urban renewal caused the forced relocation of Cy Ellis Raw Bar from the Municipal Fish Market Building on the Southwest Waterfront. Sarah's husband Cy Ellis died of a heart attack in November 1959 and Mrs. Ellis was forced to relocate the restaurant in December 1959. The restaurant was forced to move again from E Street NW when construction on the new Metro subway began in the 1960s. Mrs. Ellis' ten-year fight in the courts and Congress helped establish the Priority Law which requires that long-established businesses can use the "grandfather" clause to avoid relocation in urban renewal areas. Mrs. Ellis moved her restaurant back to the redeveloped Southwest waterfront in 1970. Born on a Potomac River farm in St. Mary's County, Maryland, Sarah married Cy Ellis and moved to Washington, D.C. sometime after World War I to open an oyster bar restaurant.
Cataloging source
DWP
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Ellis, Sarah E
Language note
English
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District of Columbia
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  • Citizens' associations
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Neighborhoods
  • Restaurateurs
  • Urban renewal
  • Southwest (Washington, D.C.)
  • Takoma Park (Washington, D.C.)
Label
Sarah E. Ellis Papers
Link
https://thepeoplesarchive.dclibrary.org/repositories/2/resources/957
Instantiates
Note
Collection title devised by cataloger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1237713944
Extent
  • 1.5
  • 3
Governing access note
To view collection, call (202)727-1213, e-mail peoples.archive@dc.gov, or see more information here: dclibrary.org/thepeoplesarchive/appointments
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Donor unknown.
Type of unit
  • Linear feet
  • Boxes
Label
Sarah E. Ellis Papers
Link
https://thepeoplesarchive.dclibrary.org/repositories/2/resources/957
Note
Collection title devised by cataloger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1237713944
Extent
  • 1.5
  • 3
Governing access note
To view collection, call (202)727-1213, e-mail peoples.archive@dc.gov, or see more information here: dclibrary.org/thepeoplesarchive/appointments
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Donor unknown.
Type of unit
  • Linear feet
  • Boxes
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