Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Category Archives: Research guide

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

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition

News for the Community: Origins of Washington’s Neighborhood Newspaper Tradition By Matthew B. Gilmore* http://intowner.com/2018/04/29/news-for-the-community-origins-of-washingtons-neighborhood-newspaper-tradition/ Hill Rag, the Georgetowner, Northwest Current (and more recent targeted Georgetown, Foggy Bottom, and Dupont editions), the Southwester, and The InTowner itself (and … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · 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

Public Washington DC history resources – NARA – DC City Directories (paper)

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 19, 2017 · 3 Comments