District of Columbia Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections

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This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
The District of Columbia Family History Research series.
History of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Vital Records
Census Records for the District of Columbia
Background Sources for the District of Columbia
District of Columbia Maps
District of Columbia Land Records
District of Columbia Probate Records
District of Columbia Court Records
District of Columbia Tax Records
District of Columbia Cemetery Records
District of Columbia Church Records
District of Columbia Military Records
District of Columbia Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
District of Columbia Archives, Libraries, and Societies
District of Columbia Immigration
African Americans of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia County Resources


Periodicals

Washington History, formerly the Records of the Columbia Historical Society (first published in 1897 and changed titles in 1989) is the journal of the local historical society of the District of Columbia. See pages 9-10 for periodicals of a national scope that are published in the District of Columbia area.

Newspapers

The Washingtoniana Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has a microfilm collection of all major daily newspapers for the District of Columbia dating from 1800 to the present. They have indexes for the Washington Post (1971-present) and the Washington Star (1906–70).

Manuscripts

See page 11 for discussion of manuscript sources of national interest located in the District of Columbia.

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