District of Columbia Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
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.
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).
See page 11 for discussion of manuscript sources of national interest located in the District of Columbia.