Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: Public research institutions

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

Update on the District of Columbia’s Archives and Public Records Office -Spring 2018

Progress continues at the DC Archives and Public Records Office on a number of fronts. Sarah LeClair has joined the staff as an archivist. Move planning continues: OPR has a … Continue reading

June 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

National Archives DC court records followup

For original issue see: http://intowner.com/2017/08/03/national-archives-and-district-of-columbia-records/ Here’s the National Archives response: Statement on Status of DC Records from the National Archives PUBLISHED: SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2017 The National Archives, our nation’s record … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

NARA cuts Saturday hours–who to contact

Ann Cummings ann.cummings@nara.gov William (Jay) Bosanko william.bosanko@nara.gov is the NARA COO (https://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2013/nr13-25.html) David Ferriero david.ferriero@nara.gov is Archivist of the United States NARA Senior Staff: https://www.archives.gov/about/organization/senior-staff The National Archives and Records Administration announced last … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Public Washington DC history resources – Library of Congress – DC City Directories (microfilm)

(–and paper) (and evening research hours) The Library of Congress is a superb public institution for researching Washington DC history. Contrary to perception it is not difficult to use, once you … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Evening research locations in Washington DC (and Saturdays) – updated

Library of Congress Locations for doing historical research in the evening in Washington are very few. The Library of Congress is the major one. Notably the reading rooms open late … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Public Washington DC history resources – NARA – DC Building Permits

The National Archives (I) at Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets NW https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington  is a superb public institution for researching Washington DC history. Contrary to perception it is not … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 2 Comments