UDC News


An Invitation to All Friends of UDC

In 2011, the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) will be celebrating its 160th anniversary, marking Myrtilla Miner’s founding of her school in 1851. Her school would evolve and join others over time to become UDC. The anniversary provides the occasion for all of us to remember, reflect, and envision the future of our beloved university. As a unique and powerful way of celebrating this anniversary and appreciating the legacy we have built, the University is publishing an illustrated commemorative history.

To document our rich history, the University is asking former and current students, faculty and staff, as well as the community at large, to share its memorabilia regarding UDC and its predecessor institutions: Miner Normal School, Miner Teachers College, Wilson Normal School, Wilson Teachers College, District of Columbia Teachers College, Federal City College, Washington Technical Institute, and Antioch School of Law. Of special interest are photographs, documents, such as papers or printed materials, and other memorabilia.

Please contact: Dr. Christopher Anglim, University Archivist, to discuss materials that you may wish to donate or to share, at either (202) 274-5843 or canglim@udc.edu.

The University is also compiling an oral history of UDC from a range of personal perspectives. To do so, the Oral History Center at the University of the District of Columbia (OHC@UDC) is interviewing past and present faculty, staff, and students, and preserving their recollections in the OHC@UDC Collection. We invite your participation in this important project as well. For further information, please contact: Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber, at either 202-274-5797 or sjowers@udc.edu.

The true measure of a university is in the lives and works of its academic community and alumni. We hope to capture our legacy of greatness and contribution in these commemorative histories.

Deadline for all entries is Tuesday June 1, 2010.


Graeme Baxter, J.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs







The University System of the District of Columbia is the only accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. Member institutions include: the University of the District of the Columbia, offering Bachelors and Masters Degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; The David A. Clarke School of Law, consistently rated one of America’s best public interest law schools; and the Community College of the District of Columbia, offering two-year Associate’s Degree and certificate programs. CCDC serves students by integrating workforce preparation, employability skill development, quality education and remediation, and continuous lifelong learning. As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System supports a broad mission of education, research and community service.

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Kathleen H. Dockett, Ed.D. ,kdockett@udc.edu, 202.274.5705