External Web Sites
The Church in the Southern Black Community, 1780-1925
The hundred texts selected specifically for The Church in the Southern Black Community are primarily books, together with a few pamphlets and journal articles.
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.
Emergence of Advertising in America, 1850-1920
Emergence of Advertising in America presents more than
9,000 images relating to the early history of advertising
in the United States. Included are an advertisement for
Theatre and an exhibit in Washington entitled "Halls
of the Ancient."
Narratives of the American South, 1860-1920
This collection documents the American South from the viewpoint
of Southerners. The collection includes narratives of Washington,
D.C., relating to the history of politics, social life and
customs, and the Civil War.
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
American Sheet Music, 1850-1920
The Historic American Sheet Music collection presents 3,042
pieces of sheet music. The collection includes "The
Washington Waddle. 1911."
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.
Making of America Books
Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints.
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.