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Washington City Paper

 Digital Collection
Identifier: dcpl_cp


  • Creation: 1981 - 2000



The Washington City Paper collection contains digitized editions of the historic independent newspaper from 1981 to 2000 and is presented in partnership with Washington City Paper. Issues of Washington City Paper are also available on microfilm and in print in the Washingtoniana collection.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions to accessing this digital collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by MDE City Paper Holdings LLC.

Biographical / Historical

Washington City Paper has been Washington, D.C.’s principal alternative weekly newspaper since its first issue in February 1981. The paper's editorial mix is focused on local news and arts. The paper’s name has evolved over the years from its original, "1981," to "City Paper" in 1982, to "Washington City Paper" in 1988. The paper maintained its original volume numbering including the count of intervening issues.

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