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Twitter datasets

 Unprocessed Material — external hard drive: DIG_BACKUP
Identifier: 2022.066

Content Description

This collection contains .txt files of IDs for tweets in Washington, D.C., and .csv files of the tweets themselves. The unaltered collection can be viewed by on-site researchers only. For collections available in Dig DC, to view from home, download the dataset text files, open in Hydrator, and follow instructions to "rehydrate" them.

Acquisition Type



The tweets were collected via Twitter's API using Social Feed Manager. They were located via hashtag search; tweets collected therefore pre-date the date and time of the initial query.

Language of Description


Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Distribution of complete tweet datasets is prohibited by Twitter's terms of service. This dataset, however, was generated when the referenced tweets were "dehydrated," a process which extracts only tweet IDs, which can be freely distributed. "Rehydrated" tweet datasets can be used by remote researchers, but may not be distributed. D.C. Public Library accepts no responsibility for the distribution of rehydrated datasets.


  • Creation: 2018 - 2021


0.30 Gigabytes

46 Files


amazon_hq2, COVID_19_dc, dc_council, dc_emancipation_day, dc_mayor, dc_primary_june_2018, eleanor_holmes_norton, moechella, trayon_white_antisemitism, world_series_2019