Special Collections Access & Services
Collections available at Washingtoniana at Van Ness
The following collections will be available for use during walk in hours. Please request an appointment if you would like collections pulled before your visit by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (202)727-1213.
Evening Star Photo Collection by subject
Book Collection - Washingtoniana books focusing on neighborhoods and not duplicated at the Historical Society are accessible. To see the selected titles, go to the catalog at dclibrary.org and check "Washingtoniana Library" under Library.
- Historic Building Permits (1877-1949)
- City directories (1822-1973)
- Haines Criss-Cross directories (1974-present)
- Telephone directories (1907-present)
- Historic D.C. Newspapers
- Tax assessments (1874-2010) and Lusk’s sales directories are accessible.
- Genealogy Materials - Print resources and D.C. marriage records (microfiche) are accessible.
Collections Available by Request
The following collections will be available for use by appointment only. Request an appointment by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (202)727-2272. Please allow three days for transporting collections to our Van Ness location.
- D.C. Community Archives - All processed collections with finding aids are available by request.
- Washingtoniana Periodicals - All periodicals are available by request.
- Yearbook Collection - All yearbooks are available by request.
- Evening Star Photo Collection - Biographical
- DC Punk Archive
Collections available at the Peabody Room
The Black Studies Center