Special Collections Access & Services
Collections available at Washingtoniana at Van Ness
The following collections will be available for walk in visits. Please request an appointment if you would like collections pulled before your visit by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 202-727-1213.
- Evening Star Photo Collection (by subject only)
- DC Historical Image Collection
- Vertical Files
- Book Collection
- 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 email@example.com 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
Black Studies Center