D.C. Community Archives
Founded in 1987, the D.C. Community Archives contains archival material from individuals, families, and organizations that have played a significant and direct role in the political, artistic, and social development of local affairs in the District of Columbia. The D.C. Community Archives also documents the city’s many diverse communities and their contributions to life in the District. Collecting is focused on the 20th century and later.
The D.C. Community Archives also houses the DC Punk Archive, Prints & Photographs, the Oral History Research Center and the Peabody Room Archives. As part of an ongoing digitization effort, selected collections are now available digitally on Dig DC.
Appointments are required to use collections in the Archives. Please contact the Archivist for availability.
Derek Gray, Archivist
901 G Street NW, Room 307
Washington, DC 20001
Please contact the Archivist (see above) for more information about donating your collection to DC Public Library Special Collections.
Field study/practicum opportunities are available for graduate students enrolled in qualifying programs. Please see DC Public Library's Internships page for more details and position descriptions.