When searching for materials related to Washington, D.C. history in the Library's Online Catalog and in other repositories, there are several strategies and to keep in mind.
Authorized subject headings can be useful when searching in online catalogs. Subject headings include standardized topics, names, places, titles, and forms/genres of material. Select any of the subject headings below to perform searches in the Library's Online Catalog.
When searching in the Library of Congress Online Catalog, you can confine your search results to materials held by the Manuscript Division using "advanced search" (see screenshot below).
Additional search tips for researching images of historic Washington, D.C. buildings can be found on the Prints and Photographs website: