Records of the Rent Commission of the District of Columbia
(Record Group 132)
6 cu. ft.
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Established: As an emergency agency by an act of October 22, 1919 (41 Stat. 299).
Functions: Set fair and reasonable rentals for dwellings, apartments, hotels, and business properties in the District of Columbia. Prescribed standard forms of leases. Recovered, through actions in municipal court, rents collected in excess of amounts fixed by the commission.
Abolished: Effective May 22, 1925, as provided in final extension act, May 17, 1924 (43 Stat. 120).
Successor Agencies: Attorney General, designated in first extension act, August 24, 1921 (42 Stat. 200), and all subsequent extension legislation, as the prosecuting agent for cases pending at termination of Rent Commission.
Finding Aids: Buford Rowland, comp., and Herbert J. Horwitz, rev., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Rent Commission of the District of Columbia," NC 126 (Sept. 1965).
Related Records: Case papers filed in appeals to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, 1925-28, in RG 21, Records of District Courts of the United States.
Textual Records: General correspondence, 1920-25. Minutes of commission meetings, 1923-25. Final report, 1925. Copies of records relating to cases taken to the Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, 1923-24.
Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.
This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.