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Beyond the Monuments: Washington DC Local History: Home


This provides access to resources on the local history of Washington, DC, including people, places, and events that are often overlooked by researchers. If you have any questions or need help, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian!

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UDC belongs to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).

The nine member libraries share circulating materials with each other and have a common library catalog.

You can use the catalog to look for materials in all of the libraries' collections at one time, or you can limit your search to any one of the libraries.

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The library is always open to adding missing content to our guides. We are happy to add new links, information, and resources you may be aware of. Please email us at to share any links or information you would like to see us include.

Recommended Databases


The DC Public Library offers historical newspaper databases that include the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Blade, the Washington Post, the Washington Star, and other regional newspapers. 

Recommended Books

Browse the Stacks

If you want to browse the stacks for books related to DC history, you can find titles related to this topic in the call number section below. If you need assistance finding a topic or a specific title, just ask a reference librarian for help.

F 191-205 - United States Local History: District of Columbia