||801 K St. NW at Mount Vernon Square
Washington, DC 20001
||Yvonne Carignan, Director, Kiplinger Research Library and Collections
Colleen McKnight, Special Collections Librarian, Kiplinger Research Library and Collections
|Hours of Service:
|Tuesday - Saturday
||10:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m.
|Open to the public:
Photocopying is done by staff upon patron
request; photocopying charges are discounted for members. No library
materials circulate via Interlibrary loan. The library has closed
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- Reference Policy:
- E-mail, telephone and mail requests are accepted. Reference staff will make brief searches in the library catalogs in response to these requests, primarily to allow researchers to make educated decisions about visiting the library or contracting for library staff research. Library staff conduct research in our collections for a fee of $30.00 an hour.
- Borrowing Privileges:
- The Kiplinger Research Library is not a lending institution, however, they occasionally loan materials to other institutions for exhibit purposes.
- A limited, but increasing number of the collections are available
on RLIN and OCLC. Some special collections are also available
on Collections DC. As more collections are available on OCLC,
the number available on Collections DC will also increase.
- Background Note:
- Founded 1894.
- Books and monographs:
- The collection holds approximately 350 religion-related volumes,
published between 1855 and the present. All materials in the collection
focus on Washington, D.C., local history. Religion-related books
and pamphlets include histories of local churches, most published
by the churches themselves. Some of these also describe the architecture
of the churches. A small number of books on area church bodies
and denominations are available.
A research guide to the published resources in the collection is available in the library and at the following link:
- Archives, manuscripts, correspondence, and oral histories:
- The Library holds approximately ten collections with inclusive
dates of 1829-1995. Highlights include histories of local churches.
- Vertical files:
- Approximately 25 files, most from the latter half of the 20th
century. These consist primarily of newspaper clippings relating
to individual places of worship in the District of Columbia.
- Paintings, photographs, slides, and prints:
- Approximately 1,200 images of places of worship in the District
of Columbia from the late 19th century to the 1990s, including
photographs, slides, and postcards. There is one photograph collection
that is entirely of District of Columbia churches. The "Rambler"
collection also includes images of some Virginia and Maryland
Church buildings--Maryland; Church buildings--Virginia; Church buildings--Washington,
D.C.; Church history--Washington, D.C.
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