Research Opportunities In Washington
Members of the GW community enjoy extraordinary resources for studying history on and off campus in the Washington, D.C., area. The following list offers a few examples:
National Libraries and Collections
- The Library of Congress: the largest and most diverse history collection of any library in the world.
- The Folger Shakespeare Library: the largest collection of Shakespeare materials in the world, plus major collections pertaining to the Renaissance and early modern Europe.
- The National Archives: the official archive of the United States federal government.
- The National Museum of the American Indian
Special Collections on Campus
- The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers: research and outreach center devoted to Eleanor Roosevelt's writings on democracy and human rights.
- The First Federal Congress Project: research center and publisher of a multi-volume collection of documents relating to the creation of the U.S. federal government.
- The National Security Archive (Gelman Library): the world's largest non-governmental library of declassified documents, most of which pertain to the political and diplomatic history of the United States since World War II.
- Special Collections Research Center (Gelman Library): home to unique collections in African-American Studies, Jewish History, and American Labor History.