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DigitalDC Launch

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Location: 
2130 H Street NW Washington, DC 20052
Building: 
Gelman Library
Room: 
GW Libraries Special Collections Research Center (7th floor)
Details: 

Please join students from the GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences and the DCPS School Without Walls for the launch of DigitalDC, a web exhibition and community history project featuring Washingtoniana historical materials assembled from area archives including:

  • GW Libraries Special Collections Research Center
  • Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
  • DC Public Library Special Collections
  • Library of Congress
  • National Archives
  • Oral history interviews conducted by GW students

Over the course of a semester, students from George Washington University's History 2020 course *Washington, DC: History, Culture, Politics* collected historical documentation on Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood. They utilized area historical collections and partnered with community organizations to examine and write up the history of specific DC sites, conduct oral history interviews with longtime residents, and present their findings at public venues and online in this collection. This resource will continue to grow as subsequent groups of students build upon the work of the first group, exploring new sections of the city and documenting their discoveries.

Credits:

  • Project Creators: Christopher Klemek and Jennifer Kinniff. Research and item description: Students in GW's HIST2020 course, Spring 2014.
  • Design assistance: Robin Pokorski and Robin Schaefer.
  • This project is made possible through the generous support of the GW Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, and the ongoing cooperation of the GW Libraries Special Collections Research Center, the Albert Small Washingtoniana Collection of the GW Museum, the District of Columbia Public Library, the Sumner School Archives, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress.
Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
Jenny Kinniff
Phone: 
(202) 994-3263