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Wednesday, August 15 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
Open Houses

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A variety of repository tours and open houses will be offered on Tuesday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 15.  For a complete list of events, please visit the Host Committee Blog at https://archives2018dc.wordpress.com/.

Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies
Wednesday, August 15 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: Jackie Streker | astreker@gwmail.gwu.edu

During this open house, the reading room will display a sample books relating to D.C. history, including rare books and bound congressional acts tracing the city’s development as well as an extensive flat-file collection of maps, illustrative prints, newspapers, and tourist ephemera items.
With the museum’s Washingtonian Collection as a centerpiece, the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies engages students, scholars, and the public in research and educational programs pertaining to our nation’s capital.

Arthur D. Jenkins Library of Textile Arts 
Wednesday, August 15 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Contact: Lynora Williams | lynorawilliams@gwu.edu

Highlights that will be on display include rare out-of-print books, beautifully illustrated monographs, and the personal documents of important textile scholars such as Irene Emery and Charles Grant Ellis. The library incorporates into its catalog citations from textile-related journals and periodicals, a service unique to The Textile Museum.

As a leading resource for the study of textiles, the library's multilingual collection offers researchers access to artistic, cultural, historical, and technical information related to the textile arts. The library's collection also includes monographs, serials, ephemera, auction catalogs, slides, and videotapes.

Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT