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Washington, D.C. in the Manuscript Reading Room

Selected Manuscript Collections

The following manuscript collections may be of interest to researchers looking into the local history of Washington, D.C. The collections are grouped by historical period and subject (collections crossing these boundaries will appear more than once) and include brief descriptions. The Manuscript Division holds a significant number of related collections in addition to those identified below, which can be found by searching the Library's online catalog. Select "General Search Tips" from the navigation menu of the guide, or contact reference staff through our Ask A Librarian service.