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Matthew B. Gilmore

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Webinar – Scout 101 – DCRA’s New Consolidated Data System

Webinar – Scout 101 – DCRA’s New Consolidated Data System https://www.aiadc.com/event/webinar-scout-101-%E2%80%93-dcra%E2%80%99s-new-consolidated-data-system Date – Thursday, June 4 2020 Time – 12:00pm-1:00pm Location – Webinar Price $15 for Students, Assoc. AIA, AIA, & DAC … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

OBIT – InTowner newspaper publisher Peter Wolff dies at 84

InTowner newspaper publisher Peter Wolff dies at 84 Peter L. Wolff, a lawyer turned journalist who is credited with shedding light on important but often overlooked issues affecting D.C.’s local … Continue reading

April 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

District of Columbia Population History page updated

2019 United States Census update: D.C. population growth slowed dramatically, climbing by just 3,294 (under .5%) to 705,749 as of July 2019 — growth slipping from years of 1,000 per month … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 visualization and data links

Sometimes this blog will look at non-DC history-related visualizations. A century after the Spanish Influenza today’s Coronavirus COVID-19 situation prompts this–with numerous websites showing a variety of data of various … Continue reading

April 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia Excerpts.. . For complete column CLICK: https://intowner.com/2020/03/24/food-on-the-streets-street-vending-in-the-district-of-columbia/ By Matthew B. Gilmore*   In 19th century Washington sales of goods … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Replay: Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia

Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia By Matthew B. Gilmore [CLICK HERE for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/10/01/washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ ] CLICK HERE for a timeline of the month: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/timeline-washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Irish Washington DC — 2020 update

originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ Swampoodle history blog post-Feb 4th, 2018:  Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley Swampoodle history blog post resources: What Once Was–Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

How HathiTrust is better than Google Books

Describing how the Library of Congress researcher card provides access to important resources (https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2020/02/24/unexpected-uses-of-your-library-of-congress-researcher-card-hathitrust-digital-library/) raises the question of why and in what way are those resources valuable–and worth using rather … Continue reading

February 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Unexpected uses of your Library of Congress researcher card — Hathitrust Digital Library

To use materials held by the Library of Congress, the District of Columbia’s only public research library, readers (users/patrons) must register for a reader card. It is simple and painless … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

When Historic Preservation Helps Cities: A Response to Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times — by Preservation Maryland

Preservation volunteer workday in Charles County, 2017. When Historic Preservation Helps Cities: A Response to Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times 01/27/2020 BY NICHOLAS A. REDDING FROM: https://www.preservationmaryland.org/when-historic-preservation-helps-cities-a-response-to-binyamin-appelbaum/ With all … Continue reading

January 27, 2020 · Leave a comment