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A Guide to Washington, D.C., Materials

Digital Collections: Maps, Sound Recordings, and Motion Pictures

 

Maps

Map Collections

The Map Collections Web site is organized according to seven major categories. Because a map will be assigned to only one category, unless it is part of more than one core collection, searching Map Collections at this level will provide the most complete results since the indexes for all categories are searched simultaneously. The collection includes more than one hundred maps of the District of Columbia from the late 1700s to 1996.

Civil War Maps

The Civil War Maps collection consists of reconnaissance, sketch, coastal, and theater-of-war maps that depict troop activities and fortifications during the Civil War.

Panoramic Maps

Panoramic maps are nonphotographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. The collection includes 18 maps providing birds-eye views of Washington, D.C. It also includes panoramic maps of Brookland and Georgetown.

Railroad Maps

Railroad maps represent an important historical record, illustrating the growth of travel and settlement as well as the development of industry and agriculture in the United States.

Sound Recording

After the Day of Infamy: “Man-on-the-Street” Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor

After the Day of Infamy: "Man-on-the-Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor presents approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States.

Motion Pictures

Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

This collection features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles.

The Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901

The 28 films of this collection are actuality motion pictures from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress.

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