Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

AHA – Letter to Archivist of the US Concerning Discontinuing of Saturday Research Room Hours (July 2017)

Letter to Archivist of the US Concerning Discontinuing of Saturday Research Room Hours (July 2017) [NOTE: the posted announcement gave Ann Cummings ann.cummings@nara.gov at the contact to express concern. William … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · 5 Comments

Treasury Dept Collection of Confederate Records (RG 365) & the Civil War Special Agencies of the Treasury Dept (RG 366) moved to Archives I (downtown DC)

The Process: Moving RG 365 and 366 Records from Archives II to Archives I FROM: https://text-message.blogs.archives.gov/2017/05/16/the-process-moving-rg-365-and-366-records-from-archives-ii-to-archives-i/ Posted on May 16, 2017 by Netisha Today’s post was written by Amanda Landis and Ken … Continue reading

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

The City of Our Hopes and Desires: Zoning Comes to Washington DC

 By Matthew B. Gilmore For complete article click: http://intowner.com/2016/10/26/the-city-of-our-hopes-and-desires-zoning-comes-to-washington-dc/  It had a curious beginning. The tale begins with a bit of a mystery: The August 21, 1916 Evening Star reported that … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Still Struggling, Still Preserving: Update on the District of Columbia’s Archives and Public Records Office

By Matthew B. Gilmore from: https://march.rutgers.edu/2016/10/still-struggling-still-preserving-update-on-the-district-of-columbias-archives-and-public-records-office/ Since this post from July 2015, there has been progress at the DC Archives. Rebecca Katz was hired as the new Public Records Office administrator … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Saving America’s Radio Heritage: Radio Preservation, Access, and Education February 25, 26, 27, 2016

This conference is free and open to those in the academic/archival/curatorial/preservation community who would like to attend.  Contact Kevin Palermo at kevinpalermo@gwmail.gwu.edu to register. If you would like to be … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment