The Intelligencer

Preserving Our Past for DC's Future

Happy American Archives Month! Head over to The Society of American Archivists to learn more about the work of archivists, how to use archives, and preserving your records. 

Research Appointments and Workshops

Join us on selected Tuesday evenings for library resource workshops offered in collaboration with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. at our shared interim location at the Newseum. Next Tuesday's workshop is Design Inspiration from the Archives. Check the calendar for more upcoming events and workshop registration. Washingtoniana research collections remain open by appointment at the Newseum. To schedule your visit, email 

Home Movie Day Oct 21 at NMAAHC

DC Home Movie Day 2017 is a chance to have your home movies on otherwise inaccessible film and video formats inspected by Smithsonian media conservators and screened. Public films will be shown in the National Museum of African American History and Culture Family History Center, but you don't have to bring movies to enjoy the day! This year DC Home Movie Day will also feature “America on the Move” home movie highlights from the film and video collections of DC Public Library and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Learn more and register

The DC Punk Archive turns 3!

Celebrate Punk Rocktober with events all month long: 

DCPL Special Collections documents the local history of the District. Explore our collections online at