Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Washingtoniana re-opens (by appointment) at the Newseum on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Visit During the three-year modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washingtoniana archival materials are available by appointment at the Library of Congress. Due to renovations of the … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana–closes this week for three years…

… at least. Assuming there are no construction project overruns. Get your last research in this week! No materials from the collection will be made available for at least several … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Whither Washingtoniana – Future floorplans

Here are images from the plans that DC Public Library submitted to the Commission of Fine Arts, showing the new Washingtoniana Reading Room design. Note there is an equivalent size space on … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana? NCPC waves through the MLK Library proposal

MLK Library review starts at 2:52:00 (almost 3 hours into the video) 3:08:00 for Special Collections (barely a mention) NCPC approved Preliminary AND Final review.    

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana? MLK Library Design Update City-wide community meetings

This from the DC Public Library: “The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, at 901 G St. NW, will have a major modernization to meet the current and future needs of … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana – issue raised at the August 17 DCPL Board meeting

The issue of access to Washingtoniana collections while MLK Library is undergoing renovation was raised at the Board of Trustees meeting  August 17, 2016 in the public comments at the start of … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana – raise the issue at the DCPL Board meeting

The most effective way to try to ascertain the DC Public Library’s position on access to and support of the Washingtoniana Division would be to attend their next Board of … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whither Washingtoniana?

http://march.rutgers.edu/2016/08/whither-washingtoniana/ As the temporary closure of Martin Luther King Memorial Library in Washington DC for long-overdue renovation draws nigh, a huge question remains unanswered for the local history community—whither Washingtoniana? … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 1 Comment