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History | Research Links

Studying in Washington, DC offers graduate students matchless opportunities for library and archival research. The National Archives, Library of Congress, and other facilities in the Washington, DC area provide the richest base of archival sources and published works in the United States.

The links listed below are just the beginning of research opportunities accessible to history professionals, students, and the Public History

Libraries
Folger Library www.folger.edu/welcome.htm
Library of Congress Main Catalog catalog.loc.gov/
National Library of Medicine www.nlm.nih.gov
Washington Research Library Consortium www.aladin.wrlc.org

Archives/Museums
George Meany Center for Labor Studies/ Memorial Archives www.georgemeany.org
Historical Society of Washington www.historydc.org
Library of Congress www.loc.gov
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Washingtonia Collection http://www.dclibrary.org/research/collections

National Archives Main Page: www.nara.gov
National Archives Research Room: www.archives.gov/research/
National Building Museum www.nbm.org
National Gallery of Art www.nga.gov
National Museum of American History http://americanhistory.si.edu 
National Park Service www.nps.gov/
National Postal Museum www.si.edu/postal/start.html
National Security Archive www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/
Naval Historical Center www.history.navy.mil
Smithsonian Institution Main Page www.si.edu
Supreme Court Historical Society www.supremecourthistory.org
Thomas: United States Congress on the Internet http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum http://ushmm.org/
United States Senate Historical Office www.senate.gov/learning/learn_history.html
Woodrow Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project

Other Area Organizations
American Historical Association www.historians.org
Brookings Institution www.brook.edu
Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area www.consortium.org
History Associates Incorporated www.historyassociates.com
United States Census Bureau www.census.gov/
United States Department of Education www.ed.gov/
The Washington Post www.washingtonpost.com
National Endowment for the Humanities www.neh.gov/