External Web Sites
Duke Ellington's Washington was the social and cultural
capital of Black America in the early twentieth century.
This PBS web site examines the history of the African-American
community in Washington, D.C., before the Harlem Renaissance.
George Washington University and Foggy Bottom Historical Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia seeks to capture 186 years of GW's achievements
and over two centuries of Foggy Bottom history. As a source
of accurate factual information, the Encyclopedia can be
used by anyone interested in the history of GW or Foggy
Bottom. The Encyclopedia is an ongoing, constantly growing,
on line resource.
The H-DC Discussion Network is a refereed, multi- and interdisciplinary
discussion list that provides a means of communication and
interaction for those who research, write, read, teach,
collect, curate, and preserve Washington, D.C., history
The Historical Society
of Washington, D.C.
This site provides information about the Kiplinger
Research Library, which has collections of books, pamphlets,
photographs, maps, prints, archives, and manuscripts related
to Washington's history.
National Park Service (NPS)
The fundamental purpose of the NPS is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such
means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. The NPS provides highlights, statistics, and a list of national parks for the District of Columbia.
The United States
Capitol Complex (Architect of the Capitol)
The United States Capitol Complex comprises the Capitol,
the House and Senate Office Buildings, the U.S. Botanic
Garden, the Capitol Grounds, the Library of Congress buildings,
the Supreme Court Building, the Capitol Power Plant, and
various support facilities. The site includes a description
of the Capitol, the surrounding buildings, and grounds.
Washingtoniana Division, District of Columbia Public Library
The Washingtoniana Division, located in the Martin Luther
King Jr. Memorial Library, is the local history and current
local information section of the D. C. Public Library. The
Washingtoniana Division has the largest comprehensive collection
of material on the District of Columbia, current and historical.
The Division also has photographs and maps in its collection.
This site contains information about Washington's local
history, including resource guides and bibliographies.