Posts in category Collections Snapshot

Deco the Halls!

Have you seen a movie at the Uptown? Have you – or your kids or grandchildren –  taken a ride on the carousel at Glen Echo Park, or wondered about the low-lying, tiered, rounded entrance to the massive office building at 1100 New York Avenue NW? (If you haven’t yet, get thee to all three […]

Backstage: Hats Off to the White Gloves Gang!

Backstage is an occasional series covering the behind-the-scenes actions that are part of collections care. We’ll delve into the decisions regarding rehousing collections of all kinds, and explore different methods of collections processing, from manuscripts to panoramic photographs to ephemera. We’ll tackle the tug of war between preservation concerns, the commitment to access for researchers […]

Cirkut Maximus: The Capitol Photo Service Collection Progress Report II

The Capitol Photo Service Collection (SP 114) consists of several thousand oversized photographs of local business, organization, school, political, and other groups in locally significant settings, both indoors and outdoors, from 1957 to 2000. Since this spring, HSW interns have been hard at work towards making this collection accessible for researchers; this is Part II […]

Media Mention: John Kelly Highlights Recent Donation to HSW

Media Mention: John Kelly Highlights Recent Donation to HSW

The Washington Post, via “John Kelly’s Washington,”  recently featured William DeCosta, a retired local librarian who has compiled several indices which he subsequently donated to the Society. The latest donation, “Hoboes and Tramps in the 1890s,” is available on microfilm (MS 0798) and as well as an abridged printed version (P 5168). 

Cirkut Maximus: The Capitol Photo Service Collection Progress Report I

Cirkut Maximus: The Capitol Photo Service Collection Progress Report I

The Capitol Photo Service Collection (SP 114) consists of several thousand oversize photographs of local business, organization, school, political, and other groups in locally significant settings, both indoors and outdoors, from 1957 to 2000.  HSW interns have been hard at work towards making this collection accessible for researchers; this is Part I of a series […]

On Exhibit: Capitol Photo Service

On Exhibit: Capitol Photo Service

The Capitol Photo Service Collection (SP 114) comprises several thousand oversize photographs of local business, organization, school, political, and other groups in locally significant settings, both indoors and outdoors, from 1957 to 2000. Selections from this incredible, massive collection will be on periodically on display. The current exhibit is on view through the end of […]

Tip of the CAP: Immediate Action

Tip of the CAP: Immediate Action

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part III of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here are Part I and Part II).  Here’s a look at a few of the initial recommendations made during the CAP site visit, and the actions […]

Tip of the CAP: The Site Visit

Tip of the CAP: The Site Visit

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part II of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. (Here’s Part I). Let’s take a general look at how the site visit works. Consultants Michael Henry and Wendy Jessup have a long history of partnering […]

Tip of the CAP: The HSW Conservation Assessment

Tip of the CAP: The HSW Conservation Assessment

The Society applied for and was thrilled to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. This is Part I of a series of posts regarding the CAP assessment. The Society is one of three D.C.-based institutions to receive a 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant. (The Heurich House Museum and the National Museum for […]

Select 2014 Titles Featuring HSW Content

Select 2014 Titles Featuring HSW Content