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Washington, D.C. in the Manuscript Reading Room

The Library of Congress holds many collections relevant to the local history of Washington, D.C. This guide focuses on manuscript collections available online and at the Library, as well as selected external resources.

Introduction

The Library of Congress holds many collections relevant to the local history of Washington, D.C. Researchers, genealogists, and local historians will find a wealth of resources in the Manuscript Reading Room that cover the extensive history of the city. This guide includes search tips, suggested collections, and provides access to selected Library of Congress Digital Collections, as well as outside resources on the history of Washington, D.C.

Several other areas of the Library of Congress hold collections relating to the local history of Washington, DC.: