GW/DC Local Archives

DC is home to fantastic collections of visual and other materials on DC life and culture. Here are a few examples.

GW’s Special Collections Research Center is located on the 7th floor of Gelman Library. Hours currently are: MTRF 10-5, Wed 10-8, Sat appt. Email or call 202-994-7549. Contact: Leah Richardson,, 202-994-3263.

Kip Lornell and Charles Stephenson Washington Go-Go Collection, GW Special Collections Research Centter (hours/info above).  Oral interviews, concert tapes, flyers, zines, photographs, etc.

DC Punk Archive, at DC Public Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Hundreds of recordings, film, flyers, zines, etc. Call to check access & hours.

DC Punk & Indie Fanzine Collection, University of Maryland, Special Collections
Hornbake Library, College Park. Call for info: 301-405-9212.

Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, GW Museum, 701 21st Street NW 20052Phone for research access/hours: 202-994-5200.

The Historical Society of Washington DC housed in a beautiful Carnegie Library building, houses thousands of photographs, maps, books, magazines, and all manner of othermaterial related to the history of Washington DC for all time periods. Located at 801 K Street NW 20001. Phone (202) 249-3955.


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