Peabody Room

Vertical File Subject Headings

These files include newspaper clippings from the major dailies past and present, brochures, pamphlets, documents, and magazine articles.  The files cover all subjects related to Georgetown--social, economic, cultural, recreational, political, and historical.

ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) Board
Additions (see also Land Grants)
Beatty & Hawkins Purchaser List
Deakins, Lee & Casnave 1813
Aged Womens’ Homes
Air Pollution
Alleys
Analostan Island
Agricultural Activities
ANCs - Advisory Neighborhood Commissions
     1976-1997
     1998-1999
     2000-
Animals
Archaeology
Architecture
Arts (see also Music)
Assembly (and other dances)
Assessments 
     18th Century
     1800 – 1900
     20th Century (see also Real Estate Sales)
     21st Century
Authors
Awards - PCA
Bicentennial (Georgetown 1751-1951)
Bicentennial Celebration (Citizen’s Association Correspondence)
Bicycles
Biographies (of various Georgetowners thru history – brief)
Blacks (see also Churches – Black, Soc. & Org. – Rock Creek))
     19th Century
     Black Residential Patterns in Georgetown 1860-1900
     1900-1969
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
Bloggers
Boathouses
Boone, Daniel (plaque)
Bridges
     19th Century
     31st
     Aqueduct
     Chain
     Constitution Avenue (Roosevelt)
     Key
     M
     P
     Que
     Rock Creek
     Three Sisters
     Wisconsin
Burleith
Businesses  
     Antiques  
     Art Galleries/Craft Shops
     Banks
     Bars (includes under-aged drinking) (see also Georgetown  
          University - Students - Drinking Issues)
     Beauty Parlors/Barbers/Spas
     Book Sellers
     Clothing/Dress
     Design
     Food/Drugs/Liquors
     Furniture/Home Furnishings
     Gasoline
     General
     Lodgings
     Motion Picture Theaters
     Restaurants - General
     Restaurants - not M St or Wisconsin Avenue
          A-M
          N-Z
     Restaurants - M St east of Wisconsin Avenue
          A-M
          N-Z
     Restaurants - M St west of Wisconsin Avenue
          A-M
          N-Z
     Restaurants - Wisconsin Avenue
          A-L
          M-Z
     Retail, Misc.
          1930-1959
          1960-1969
          1970-1979
          1980-1999
          2000-
     Retail/Service
     Shipping
Businesses Records Guide - Julie Abell
Call Box Project
Canals
     Alexandria
     Barges
     Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
     Description
     History - General
          1930s
          1940s
          1950s
          1960s
          1970s
          1980s
          1990s
          2000s
     Pictures
          1916, 1930-1959
          1960-1969
          1970-1979
          1980-
     Towpath
          1940-1959
          1960-1969
          1970-1979
          1980-1999
          2000-
     Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Park & Parkway
          1930-1949
          1950-1959
          1960-1979
          1980-
     Maps
     Potomac
Cartoons
Cemeteries 
     Holy Rood
     Mt. Zion 
     Oak Hill
     General
     Newsletters
     Others
     Presbyterian
     List of Plots
     Volta Place Playground
     Union Baptist/Union Burial Ground
Children
Christmas
Churches
     Baptist
          Alexander Memorial
          First Baptist
          Georgetown Baptist (formerly West Washington Baptist)
          Jerusalem 
     Black
     Catholic
          Epiphany
          Holy Trinity
          General
               1930s-1950s
               1960s
               1970s
               1980s
               1990s
               2000s
          Our Lady of Victory
          St. Stephen Martyr
Divine Science
Episcopal 
     Christ
          19th Century & General
          1900-1940s
          1950s-1960s
          1970s-1980s
          1990s-
     Episcopal Heritage Center, Christ the King Parish
     General
     Grace
          18th Century & General
          1900-1950s
          1960s
          1970s
          1980s-1990s
          2000s-
     St. John’s
          Early Years
          1930s-1940s
          1950s-1960s
          1970s
          1980s
          1990s
          2000s
     General
     Georgetown Community
     Georgetown Ministry Center
     Lutheran
          Georgetown Lutheran
     Methodist 
          General
          Congress Street
          Dumbarton Street
          Mt. Zion
     Presbyterian
     Spiritualist
          Church of the Two Worlds
Cicadas
Citizens Associations (see also Societies & Organizations)
City Council (see Wards)
Civil War
Cleanup Campaigns
“Clifton” (see Georgetown Heights – “Elverson House”)
Commissioners - DC & Georgetown
Congressional Act for Formation of “Old Georgetown,” 9/22/1950
Craftsmen (in antebellum Georgetown)
Crime & Police
     19th Century
     1910s
     1920s
     1930s
     1950s
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     Starbucks Slayings
     2000s
Customs House (see also Post Office)
Deeds
Diplomatic Corps.
Drugs
Dumbarton House
Dumbarton Oaks (see also 2715 Q St.)
     Conference, 1944
     Gardens
     Museum & Research Center
     Music
     Park
     Published Materials
Easements
     18th Century Buildings
Elderly
Elections 2000 –
“Elverson House” (see Georgetown Heights – “Elverson House”)
Embassies
Ethnic Groups
Ferry
Films
     “Exorcist”
Fine Arts Commission
Fire Dept.
Fire Marks
Fires
Flea Markets - Georgetown (see also Safeway)
Flour Mill
“Forrest Hall”
Forts
Freeway
Garden Tours 
     1960s
     2000s
Gays
Georgetown
     1890s
     1900s
     1910s
     1920s
     1930s 
     1940s
     1950s 
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
Georgetown Boundaries
Georgetown – Chronology
Georgetown Guide Books
Georgetown Heights – “Elverson House”
Georgetown Misc.
Georgetown Name Origin
Georgetown Park (shopping mall)
Georgetown 250th Anniversary Celebration (2001)
Georgetown University
     Alumni
     The Arts
     Athletics
     Bicentennial
     Buildings
     “Campus Plan 1983 – 2000 and Beyond”
     Campus Plan 2000 - 
     Canal Road Access
     Directors - Faculty
     Dormitories/Housing Issues
     Electrical Co. Generator - Power Plant
     Funding 
     History 
          19th century
          1930s
          1940s
          1950s
          1960s
          1970s 
          1980s
          1990s
          2000s
     Hospital/ Medical Center
     Hospital 2000-
     Libraries
     Medical, Dental & Nursing Schools
     Public Relations
     ROTC
     Sesquicentennial, 1939 & 175th, 1964
     Students
     Students - Drinking Issues (see also Businesses – Bars)
Ghosts
Glover Park
“Glover Park Gazette”
Graffiti
Gunpowder
HABS - Historic American Buildings Survey
Halloween
Harbor
Health
Heraldry
Historic Georgetown Foundation
Historic Georgetown Inc.
Historic Preservation – Dept. of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
Holidays
     Christmas
     Halloween
     Mothers’ Day
Homelessness (see also Shelters)
Hopfenmaier (rendering plant, aka slaughter house)
House Tours
     (individual VFs for most years starting with 1927)
House Tours People
Humanities Council, DC
Indians
Industrial
Insurance
Jewish (see also Synagogues – Kesher Israel Congregation)
Key Mansion
“Key of all Keys”
“King and I” (connection to Georgetown)
Lamp Lighters
Land Grants
Landmarks
Legislation
Library
     Columbian
     DC – undated
     DC -  broken out by decade
     Georgetown – misc. undated
     Georgetown – broken out by most individual years 1932 to date
     Peabody Association
     Peabody Room – undated histories
     Peabody Room - broken out by most individual years 1936 to date Lime Kilns
Lincoln
Litter (see Cleanup Campaigns)
Lottery
Magazines
Maps
     Published by Business & Professional Assoc.
Markets
Markets – Georgetown pre 1960
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     Georgetown Market 1970s legal documents – see archival  collection
Masons
Metro Myth
Military School
Militia 1815
Montgomery County 1776
Motion Pictures (see Films)
Music
Navy Registers 1835 & 1842
Neighborhood Names
Newspapers
     Courant
     Georgetowner
     Holdings
     Misc.
     Times & Patowmack Packet
Nicknames (Georgetown)
“Normanstone”
“Old Georgetown”
     Articles
     Chronology
     Early 20th Century
     Especially pre-1895
     Houses
     Maps
     Old Georgetown in Peabody Room, 1951
     Williams (Mathilde) & Lyle (Robert) Articles
Old Stone House
Orphans
Paper Mill
Parking
     1940s
     1950s
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
Parks (see also Recreation Centers, Youth)
     Book Hill
     Dumbarton Oaks
     Francis Scott Key
          1980s
          1990s
          2000s
     Misc.
     Montrose
     Rock Creek
     Rose
     Volta
     Waterfront Pedestrians
Police (see Crime & Police)
Population
     Pre 1950
     1950s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
Post Office – Georgetown (see also Customs House)
     18th century
Potomac River
     Accidents
     Description
     Ecology
     Floods
     Floods of 1985 & 1996
     History
     19th century
     Parks
     Potomac River Heritage Partnership
     Pollution
     Sports
Preservation 
     1920s
     1930s
     1940s
     1950s
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
“Pretty Prospects” - Pricilla McNeil
Protests
     May Day 1971
Public Transportation (see also Railroads, Street Railways, Subways  
     in Georgetown)
Pumpkins
Railroads (see also Public Transportation, Railroads, Street Railways, 
     Subways in Georgetown)
     Baltimore & Ohio
Rats
Real Estate Sales
Recreation Centers (see also Parks)
Recreation Guide (see also Parks)
Reminiscences
Rent Issues
Residential Sales - 2001
Rock Creek
“Rock of Dumbarton” - Pricilla McNeil
Running Races
Safeway (see also Flea Markets)
Samplers – 19th Century Georgetown
Schools - Private Schools in Georgetown 
     1795-1845
     19th century Ephemera
     Early
     Female Seminary
     Georgetown School of Science and Art
     Holy Trinity Grade School
     Industrial Home School
     Linthicum Institute
     Visitation Convent & School
     1930-1969
     1970-1999
     1993-1995 (fire)
     2000-
     Printed matter 1 of 2
     Printed matter 2 of 2
     Washington International School/ International Bilingual Primary
Schools -Public Schools in Georgetown
     Addison
     Chamberlain
     Corcoran
     Curtis
     Duke Ellington High School 
     Fillmore
     General & Misc.
     Gordon 
     Hardy
     Jackson
     Phillips 
     Stoddert
     Threlkeld
     Western High School
          1920s and earlier
          1930s
          1940s
          1950s
          1960s
          1970s
     Wormley 
Scissors Grinders
Seniors
Sewers
Shelter (see also Homelessness)
Sidewalks
     Sewer Caps
Signage
Slavery
“Slip”
Social Conditions
Social List (Green Book)
Societies & Organizations (see also Citizens Associations)
     Association of the Oldest Inhabitants of D.C.
     Business Improvement District (B.I.D.)
     Boy Scouts
     Boys & Girls Club
          1930s
          1940s
          1950s
          1960s
          1970s
          1980s
          2000s
     Burleith Citizens Association
     Burleith Citizens Association Newsletter
     Business & Professional Association of Georgetown
     Citizens Association of Georgetown (C.A.G.)
          1970s
          2007-
          2000-2006 
          Newsletters 12/2000-
     Federation of Citizens Association DC
     Foundation for Historic Georgetown
     Foundation for Historic Georgetown Easements & Application    
          Forms
     Georgetown Business Property Owners Association (1962-63)
     Georgetown Canal & Riverside Council
          1960s
          1970s
     Georgetown Children’s House
     Georgetown Children’s House Newsletter (1938-40)
     Georgetown Citizens Association 1930s-1950s
     Georgetown Garden Club
     Georgetown Heritage Trust (previously Historic Georgetown    Foundation)
     Historic Georgetown Inc.
     Junior Army-Navy Guild Assoc.
     Kiwanis
     Lions Club
     Neighborhood House
     Progressive Citizens Association of Georgetown
     Rock Creek Citizens Association (Black)
Spite Houses
Streams
Street Lights
Street Railways (see also Public Transportation, Railroads,
     Subway in Georgetown)
     1860s
     1870s
     1880s
     1890s
     1910s
     1930s
     1950s
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
Streets
     1790s
     1810s
     1850s
     1860s
     1870s
     1880s
     1930s
     1940s
     1950s
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
Subway in Georgetown (see also Public Transportation, Railroads,
     Street Railways)
Surplus Property
Suter’s Tavern
Synagogues – Kesher Israel Congregation
Taverns
Tax Sale: 1825
Taxes: Special Wartime Tax
Telephones
Television
Television Shows
Terrorism – 9/11/2001
     Remembrance
Tobacco
Tour Guides
Tourism
Traffic
Trees
Tudor Place (see House History File – 1644 31st Street, NW)
Tunnels
Utilities 
     Georgetown Gas Light Co. (1919)
     Manhole Cover Blasts 2000 – 2003
Volta Bureau
Walking Tours
Wards
Washington Harbor
Waterfront  
     1960s and earlier
     1970s
Waterfront Inventory - 1972?
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
Water Supply
Whitehurst Freeway
     1930s
     1940s
     1950s
     1960s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
     2000s
World War II
Writers Who Lived in Georgetown
Youth (see also Parks, Recreation Centers)
     1930s & 1940s
     1950s to 1970s
Zoning

Missing Vertical Files

The following vertical files were lost during recovery of materials after the April 30, 2007 fire.

Garden Tours 
     1940s
     1950s
     1970s
     1980s
     1990s
Garden Pilgrimages & Tours - to 1945
Newspapers
     Georgetown Courier
Parks 
     Glover Archbold
Societies & Organizations
     Georgetown Residents’ Alliance
     Georgetown Waterfront Commission
Whitehurst Freeway Corridor System Modification Study

Updated January 4, 2010

For additional information contact Peabody Room special collections librarian
Jerry A. McCoy
202.727.1213
jerry.mccoy@dc.gov

Vertical file materials may be viewed at…

Washingtoniana Division
District of Columbia Public Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
Room #307
901 G Street, NW
Washington, DC  20001-4599
(202) 727-1213
FAX (202) 727-1032

…until December of 2010 when the collection will be available at the new Georgetown Branch Library!