Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

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 · Leave a comment

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

Whither Washingtoniana?–collection closes July 7, 2017 at the Carnegie Library building!

Washingtoniana will close its doors at the Carnegie Library on July 7, 2017. Preparations for construction of the (fast-tracked) Apple global flagship store, as described here: http://intowner.com/2017/06/14/plans-for-major-rehab-enhanced-use-of-historic-carnegie-library-building-now-moving-forward/  are due to begin. … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Plans for Major Rehab, Enhanced Use of Historic Carnegie Library Building Now Moving Forward

Plans for Major Rehab, Enhanced Use of Historic Carnegie Library Building Now Moving Forward PUBLISHED: JUNE 14TH, 2017 Accompanying images can be viewed on page 1 of the June 2017 issue … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · 3 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

Selling the Eyes of the Public – Washington Wages War on Billboards – for a century

Selling the Eyes of the Public – Washington Wages War on Billboards PUBLISHED: MAY 22ND, 2017 o view images full size & high resolution, left click on each By Matthew … Continue reading

May 23, 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 · 1 Comment

Carnegie transformation to Apple Store — Proposal presentation May 9, 2017

Text from email from NCPC–As a reminder, the first NEPA Scoping Meeting for this project will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Carnegie Library, from 4:00pm until … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Walking Tour: East Foggy Bottom – May 20, 2017

Walking Tour: East Foggy Bottom Saturday, May 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Meet at: The Octagon, 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 Price: $10 for students & … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

District, Measured — Single-family housing values in the District have risen much more over 25 years than in the metro area or the US

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) compiles a quarterly index of single-family house prices for the US, all states (including DC), and metropolitan areas. The index starts in 1991, and … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · Leave a comment