Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

CONTACT ME – Buy my books – credits

I can be reached at:
matthewbgilmore (at) gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-gilmore-29a0723/

My books (buy some!):

Historic Photos of Washington – Matthew B. Gilmore, Andrew Brodie Smith

Foggy Bottom and the West End in Vintage Images – by Matthew B. Gilmore , Joshua Olsen
3328 Foggy Bottom

Historic Photos of Arlington – Matthew B. Gilmore
Historic Photos of FDR – Matthew B. Gilmore
Remembering Washington, D.C.

Remembering Arlington

A Catalog of Suburban Subdivisions of the District of Columbia, 1854-1902 – Matthew B. Gilmore and Michael R. Harrison [PDF]

Errata: A Catalog of Suburban Subdivisions of the District of Columbia, 1854-1902 [PDF]

“The Olmsteds and the Development of the Permanent System of Highways for the District of Columbia.” The Portolan-Journal of the Washington Map Society, Issue 98, Spring 2017.  Click: Portolan98 – Spring 2017 – Gilmore – Olmsteds

During my time in Washingtoniana I compiled extensive bibliographies.

D.C. Neighborhoods: Books and Archival Collections is a very lightly updated version of my original.

Over the years I’ve helped a variety of authors, many of whom have been kind enough to make note in their acknowledgements. A sample:

  • Alexander Robey Shepherd: the Man who Built the Nation’s Capital – John P. Richardson – 2016
  • George Hadfield, Architect of the Federal City – Julia King – 2014
  • Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC – Kenneth J. Winkle – 2013
  • La ville de Washington dans l’apr`es-Seconde Guerre mondiale (1945-1955) : une
    capitale instrumentalis´ee, enjeu et outil de politique nationale. Histoire. Universit´e Panth´eonSorbonne
    – Paris I, 2013. Fran¸cais. <NNT : 2013PA010591>. <tel-00904560> – Ludivine Gilli. [Merci à
    Matthew Gilmore pour son énergie inépuisable au service de l’histoire washingtonienne.]
    • Kalorama Triangle: The History of a Capital Neighborhood – By Stephen A. Hanse
    • The Invisible Line: A Secret History of Race in America – Daniel J. Sharfstein – 2011
    • Lost Washington – John DeFerrari – 2011
    • Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War -Scott Christianson – 2010
    • An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. – Kate Masur – 2010
    • The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government – David K. Johnson – 2009
    • The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro – Zachary M. Schrag – 2008
    • “The Nation’s Neighborhood”: The People, Power, and Politics of Capitol Hill Since the Civil War – Lindsay M. Silver – 2007
    • Max Yergan: Race Man, Internationalist, Cold Warrior – David Henry Anthony – 2006
    • This Is Only a Test: How Washington D.C. Prepared for Nuclear War – David F. Krugler – 2006
    • Historical Dictionary of Washington – Robert Benedetto, ‎Jane Donovan, ‎Kathleen Du Vall – 2003
    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate – Robert A. Caro – 2002
    • America’s First Families – Carl Sferrazza Anthony – 2000
    • Dupont Circle – Paul Kelsey Williams – 2000
    • Claiming the city: African Americans, urbanization, and leisure in Washington, D.C., 1902-1957 – Marya Annette McQuirter – 2000
    • Washington D.C.: A Historical Walking Tour – Thomas J. Carrier – 1999
    • Historic Georgetown: A Walking Tour – Thomas J. Carrier – 1999
    • Policing Women: The Sexual Politics of Law Enforcement and the LAPD – Janis Appier – 1998
    • Between Justice and Beauty: Race, Planning, and the Failure of Urban Policy in Washington, D.C. – Howard Gillette, Jr.
    • Washington Seen: A Photographic History, 1875-1965 – Fredric M. Miller, ‎Howard Gillette – 1995
    • Creamy & Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter – Jon Krampner – 2013
    • The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 – Anthony Pitch
    • Washington D. C.: Past and Present – Peter R. Penczer – 1998
    • Love and Power in the Nineteenth Century: The Marriage of Violet Blair – Virginia Jeans Laas – 1998
    • Embassies of Washington – Carol M. Highsmith, ‎Ted Landphair – 1992
    • Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939-44 – Thomas E. Mahl
  • Barney Circle Freeway Modification Project: Congressional Cemetery Boundary Description. – Oliver W. Clemons, Jr. for Fleming-DeLeuw – 1992


Gilmore, Matthew B. and Donald O. Case. “Historians, Books, Computers, and the Library.” Library Trends 40 no. 4 (Spring 1992): 667-686.

Lincoln Monument (c 1872)

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