• About the Exhibit

    About the Exhibit

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    Let us know what you like about this online exhibit -- and what we can improve.  All your comments are appreciated.

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    Funding and Support

    This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland.

    Special thanks to former board member Marcy Forrest and all of the Board Members of the Chevy Chase Historical Society for their interest and support of this project.


    This exhibit was researched and written by Elizabeth Kay, graduate intern from The George Washington University Masters Program in Museum Studies. Special thanks to Gail Sansbury, Director of CCHS Archive and Research Center, for her support and encouragement!

    A thank you to Marcy Forrest for taking time for an interview and for sharing photographs from the LSN blog. Thanks also to Claudia Kolker, former Young Reporter, for taking the time to be interviewed and for sharing so many wonderful insights into her experiences with The Leland Street Sunday News.

    Thank you to all the members of the Chevy Chase community who responded so enthusiastically to our requests for information and photographs concerning people and events mentioned in the newspapers. We hope you'll spread the word to those who may have been a part of this story to continue to share their experiences and make this a true community project.

    Sandglass Systems, Inc. designed and developed the website for this exhibit.  Special thanks to Andrew Fraser, Principal, and the Sandglass staff for their assistance.

    Selected Bibliography

    Howard P. Chudacoff.  Children at Play: An American History. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

    Joan Marsh and Frances Stickles.  The Placenames of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Portsmouth, NH: Back Channel Press, 2011.

    Kines, Barbara. "Improving your child's reading skills with newspapers." Teaching Pre K-8. 26:6 (March 1996): 63. Accessed July 24, 2013.

    Steven Mintz. Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

    Resources from the Chevy Chase Historical Society Archives

    The Leland Street Sunday News. CCHS 2010.1015.01-.29.

    The Thornapple Street News and The Shephard Street News, Bound Copy. CCHS 1989.27.01.

    Kolker, Claudia. "Recalling the Leland Street Sunday News". May 27, 2004. CCHS 2009.2093.22.

    "Dedication Ceremony for 30 Years of the Leland Street Sunday News," May 27, 2004. CCHS Photograph Collection, CCHS 2005.46.01-.47.


    Web Resources

    "From Carbon to Computers: The Changing American Office." Smithsonian Institution. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/scitech/carbons/start.html. Accessed July 24, 2013.

    "Kids Post". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost. Accessed July 17, 2013.

    The Leland Street News Blog. http://lelandstreetnews.blogspot.com/. Accessed July 17, 2013.

    The Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division Online Catalog, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/

    Youtube video demonstration of a spirit duplicator, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0HUx2iDv2U. Last Accessed July 24, 2013.

    Youtube video demonstration of a mimeograph machine, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBUkgfL9MG4. Last Accessed July 24, 2013.




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