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Washingtoniana Slide Collection

 Collection — external hard drive: DIG_00002
Identifier: P026

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 35mm slides artificially assembled from various locations throughout the division’s collection based solely on format. The images cover a wide array of subjects. The topics include the Cherry Blossom Parade, Moscow Circus, Papal visit, federal buildings, street scenes, 1968 riots, Georgetown, urban planning, and construction


  • Creation: 1820-1987

Language of Materials



8 Boxes

Custodial History

These were assembled from a variety of locations throughout the division in 2005, with each series representing a presumptive donor or creator.

Processing Information

Slides were originally stored in various filing cabinets, folders and boxes throughout the Washingtoniana division. In 2005, the 35mm slides were gathered together and it was decided that the slides would be moved to the archives for long-term storage and preservation. The slides were combined with several other smaller slide collections. Each image was assigned a number and placed in an archival storage box. Numbers in thousand increments were used to distinguish between different series within the collection. Brief item level descriptions and other data were collected at this time.

Washingtoniana 35mm Slide Collection
An inventory of the Washingtoniana 35mm Slide Collection at DC Public Library
Finding aid prepared by Mark Greek.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001