The Resource Harry S. Wender Papers

Harry S. Wender Papers

Label
Harry S. Wender Papers, 1930-1973
Title
Harry S. Wender Papers
Inclusive dates
1930-1973
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Owner
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains correspondence, internal memorandum, proposals, publicity materials, legislative materials, meeting minutes, editorials, and membership lists. Most of these materials are related to Home Rule voting rights for D.C. residents from the 1930s through the 1960s. Organizations mentioned in this collection include the D.C. Suffrage Association, Committee of the 100, Citizens Conference on District Suffrage, and Young People's Home Rule League
Biographical or historical data
Harry S. Wender was born in 1908 in Knoxville, Tennessee and moved to Washington, D.C. as an infant. He graduated from Smallwood-Bowen School in 1921, Central High School in 1925, and Georgetown Law School in 1933. From 1925-1927 Mr. Wender attended pre-legal coursework at George Washington University. Mr. Wender was a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C. from 1932 until his death; focusing his work on racial segregation in D.C. recreation facilities, traffic law, transportation issues, and automobile insurance law.On October 14, 1937 Mr. Wender married Gerturude Schwarz. He was a member of B'Nai Brith, Southwest Citizens' Association, Federation of Citizens' Associations, D.C. Suffrage Association, Commissioners' Traffic Advisory Council, Washington Hebrew Congregation, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations, Association of Plaintiff's Trial Attorneys of Metropolitan Washington, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, and editor of D. C. Bar Journal. He served as chairman of the D.C. Recreation Board from 1942-1952 and President of the Southwest Citizens' Association. Mr. Wender received awards for Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from D.C. Association of Plaintiff's Trial Attorneys; Certificate of Merit from D.C. Commissioners; and October 4, 1983 was designated by Mayor Marion Barry as "Harry Wender Day." Mr. Wender died December 14, 1985.
Cataloging source
DWP
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Wender, Harry S
Language note
English
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District of Columbia
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  • Home rule
  • Lobbying
  • Neighborhoods
  • Suffrage
Label
Harry S. Wender Papers
Link
https://thepeoplesarchive.dclibrary.org/repositories/2/resources/1025
Instantiates
Note
Collection title devised by cataloger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1203367220
Extent
  • 1
  • 2
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
Harry S. Wender Papers
Link
https://thepeoplesarchive.dclibrary.org/repositories/2/resources/1025
Note
Collection title devised by cataloger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1203367220
Extent
  • 1
  • 2
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