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Washingtoniana Vertical File Index

 Collection — Item: A - Z
Identifier: VF.001

Scope and Contents

Vertical files are news clippings, brochures, pamphlets and other documents placed in folders based on subject headings. Examples of the headings include Residential Sections, Politics and Government, Colleges and Universities, to name a few. As with the book collection, the files cover all subjects related to the District of Columbia: social, economic, cultural, recreational, political, and historical.


  • Creation: Undated

Language of Materials



600 Linear feet

Related Materials

Also see the Artificial Collection for rare historical items that have been removed from the Vertical Files. In addition, vertical files related to Georgetown history are housed in the Peabody Room at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

Washingtoniana Vertical File IndexVF.001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

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