30 June 2012

Special Collections At the DC Library

The District of Columbia Public Library's Special Collections include:


Established in 1905, Washingtoniana is the largest Special Collection at the DC Public Library.. and includes:

25,000 books on Washington

8,000 local maps
25 million newspaper clippings from two major newspapers
Microfilm of all major daily local newspapers, 1800-present
Extensive vertical file collection

Black Studies Center

...established in 1972...contains a wealth of information on the history, literature and culture of people of African descent, with a special focus on the United States.

The Peabody Room

...is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history.

Children's Illustrator Collection

...was established in 1919.

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