Tables of Contents for Washington History

Current and Back Issues of Washington History

Spring/Summer 2013, 25 (1)

Jerry Prout, “Hope, Fear, and Confusion: Coxey's Arrival in Washington,” 1.

Derek Gray and Jennifer Krafchik, “It's Fingers Were Crossed and Its Guard Was Up: Washington Prepares for the March for Jobs and Freedom,” 21.

William Jordan Patty, “Crime on the Bus: Bus Driver Safety in Postwar Washington, D.C.” 37.

Don Alexander Hawkins, “Unbuilt Washington: The View George Washington Rejected” 53.

Fall/Winter 2012, 24 (2)

Curtis J. Hartman, “Talking Trash: Solid Waste Policy in the District of Columbia,” 85.

Mark Joseph Stern, “The Knickerbocker Tragedy and the Fight for Home Rule in Washington,” 101.

William John Shepherd and Mary Beth Corrigan, “Becoming a Capital City: The Photographs of Terence Vincent Powderly” 117.

Lara Otis, “Washington's Lost Racetracks: Horse Racing from the 1760s to the 1930s” 137.

Spring/Summer 2012, 24 (1)

Stephen H. Grant, “A Most Interesting and Attractive Problem: Creating Washington’s Folger Shakespeare Library,” 3-24.

Andrew Novak, “The Desegregation of George Washington University and the District of Columbia in Transition, 1946–1954,” 25-46.

Heather Riggins and Lucinda Prout Janke, “The Kiplinger Washington Collection Finds a New Home: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., Receives 4,000 Images Documenting the City’s History,” 47-63.

Matthew B. Gilmore, “Metro Washington Studies: Recent Scholarship on the Washington, D.C., Area,” 64-71.

2011, 23

John Philip Colletta, “The Worman of C. Mills: Carl Ludwig Richter and the Statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park,” 3-36.

Ed Hendrickson, “Defending Washington: The District of Columbia Militia,” 37-58.

Blair A. Ruble, “Why Washington History Matters: Lessons from U Street,” 59-63.

Margaret Richardson, “The Queen City of the World: Washington's Architecture Depicted in Vignettes of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving,” 64-77.

Bell Clement, “City Thinking, City Spaces: A Review Essay,” 78-84.

2010, 22

Thomas A. Bogar, “The Origins of Theater in the District of Columbia, 1789-1800,” 5-16.

John Richardson, “Alexander R. Shepherd and the Race Issue in Washington,” 17-36.

Tom D. Crouch, “The Aero Club of Washington: Aviation in the Nation’s Capital, 1909-1919,” 37-56.

Mark W. Grabowksi, Douglas W. Owsley, and Karin S. Bruwelheide, “Cemetery Vandalism: The Strange Case of William Wirt,” 57-68.

Gail Dickersin Spilsbury, “A Washington Sketchbook: Historic Drawings of Washington,” 69-87

2009, 21

Edna Greene Medford, “Some Satisfying Way: Lincoln and Black Freedom in the District of Columbia," 5-22.

Eric S. Yellin, “It Was Still No South to Us: African American Civil Servants at the Fin de Siecle,” 23-48.

David F Krugler, “A Mob in Uniform: Soldiers and Civilians in Washington’s Red Summer, 1919,” 49-78.

Paul E. Ceruzzi, “How Tysons Went High Tech, 1965-1993,” 79-97.

Combined Issue 2007-2008, 19 & 20

Jeremy Korr, "Political Parameters: Finding a Route for the Capital Beltway, 1950-1964," 5-29

Julie Polter, "Dreams, Schemes, and Plat Maps: Mary Logan and Columbia Heights," 31-49

Faye P. Haskins, "Behind the Headlines: The Evening Star's Coverage of the 1968 Riots," 51-67

Kim Prothro Williams, "The Garden Club of America: Entrance Markers to Washington," 69-75

Don Alexander Hawkins, "An Unpublished Map and the Location of the Federal District," 77-85

Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen, "The Legacy of the Bonus Army," 87-96

Combined Issue 2006, 18 (1,2)

Matthew Pinsker, "The Soldiers' Home: A Long Road to Sanctuary," 4-19

Pamela Scott, "The City of Living Green: An Introduction to Washington's Street Trees," 20-45

Charles H. Atherton, "An Insider's Reflections on the Development of Washington 1960-2004," 46-77

Michael G. Rhode, "The Rise and Fall of the Army Medical Museum and Library," 78-97

Lyle Slovick, "George Y. Coffin: A Schoolboy's Life in 19th-Century Washington," 98-119

Anna Watkins, "To Help a Child: The History of the German Orphan Home," 120-138

Fall/Winter 2005, 17 (1)

Jogues R. Prandoni and Suryabala Kanhouwa, "St. Elizabeths Hospital: Photos from 150 Years of Public Service," 4-25

Holly Tank, "Dedicated to Art: William Corcoran and the Founding of his Gallery," 26-51

Holly Tank, "William Wilson Corcoran: Washington Philanthropist," 52-65

Cassandra Good, "A Transcript of My Heart: The Unpublished Diaries of Margaret Bayard Smith," 66-82

Fall/Winter 2004-2005, 16 (2) *Available Back Issue

Clayborne Carson, "The Fateful Turn Toward Brown v. Board of Education," 6-10.

John Hope Franklin, "To and From Brown v. Board of Education," 11-13.

Lisa A. Crooms, "Race, Education and the District of Columbia: The Meaning and Legacy of Bolling v. Sharpe," 14-25.

Mark David Richards, "Public School Governance in the District of Columbia: A Timeline," 23.

Donald Roe, "The Dual School System in the District of Columbia, 1862–1954: Origins, Problems, Protests," 26-43.

David A. Nichols, “The Showpiece of Our Nation”: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Desegregation of the District of Columbia," 44-65.

Marya Annette McQuirter, “Our Cause is Marching On”: Parent Activism, Browne Junior High School, and the Multiple Meanings of Equality in Post-War Washington," 66-82.

Okianer Christian Dark, "The Role of Howard University School of Law in Brown v. Board of Education," 83-85.

Bell Clement, "Pushback: The White Community’s Dissent from Bolling," 86-109.

Ossie Davis, "Marching Toward Justice," 110-113.

Walter B. Hill, Jr., "NARA and Brown v. Board of Education, 1954," 114.

Spring/Summer 2004, 16 (1)

Donna M. Wells, "Walter Edward Washington (1915-2003): A Photo Tribute," 4-15.

Justine Christianson, "The Uline Arena/Washington Coliseum: The Rise and Fall of a Washington Institution," 16-35.

Rubil Morales-Vasquez, "George Washington: the President's House, and the Projection of Executive Power," 36-53.

Mark David Richards, "The Debates over the Retrocession of the District of Columbia, 1801-2004," 54-82.

Fall/Winter 2003-2004, 15 (2)

Dana Lanier Schaffer, "The 1968 washington Riots in History and Memory," 4-33.

Benjamin R. Justesen, "George Henry White and the End of an Era," 34-51.

Mark Herlong, "Recipes and Remedies from Antebellum Washington: That varnum-Hill Family Household Book," 52-73.

Matthew Gilmore, "Resources," 74-79.

Spring/Summer 2003, 15 (1)

Barbara M. Franco, "The Challenge of a City Museum for Washington, D.C.," 4-25.

Frank Ceresi and Carol McMains, "The Washington Nationals and the Development of America's National Pastime," 26-41.

David Hathaway and Stephanie Ho, "Small But Resilient: Washington's Chinatown Over the Years," 42-61.

James M. Goode, "The Civil War in Washington: Rare Images from the Albert H. Small Collection," 62-79.

Fall/Winter 2002-2003, 14 (2)

Special Issue Commemorating the Centennial of the McMillan Plan with guest editor, Pamela Scott.

Priscilla McNeil, "Pretty Prospects: The History of a Land Grant," 6-25.

Matthew B. Gilmore and Michael R. Harrison, "A Catalog of Suburban Subdivisions of the District of Columbia, 1854-1902," 26-55.

Michael R. Harrison, "Above the Boundary: Teh Developmen of Kalorama and Washington Heights, 1872-1900," 56-69.

Ed Hatcher, "Washington's Nineteenth-Century Citizens' Associations and the Senate Park Commission Plan," 70-95.

Thomas P. Somma, "The McMillan Memorial Fountain: A Short History of a Lost Monument," 96-107.

Spring/Summer 2002, 14 (1) *Available Back Issue

Special Issue Commemorating the Centennial of the McMillan Plan with guest editor, Pamela Scott.

Kenneth R. Bowling, "From 'Federal Town' to 'National Capital': Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction of Washington," D.C., 8-25.

Michael R. Harrison, "The 'Evil of the Misfit Subdivisions': Creating the Permanent System of Highways of the District of Columbia," 26-55.

William B. Bushong, "Glenn Brown and the Planning of the Rock Creek Valley," 56-71.

Fall/Winter 2001-2002, 13 (2)

Mary Beth Corrigan, "Imaginary Cruelties? A History of Slave Trade in Washington, D.C.," 4-27.

Hillary Russell, "Underground Railroad Activists in Washington, D.C.," 28-49.

Richard Longstreth, "The Unusual Transformation of Downtown Washington in the Early Twentieth Century," 50-71.

Spring/Summer 2001, 13 (1)

Zachary M. Schrag, "Mapping Metro, 1955-1968: Urban, Suburban, and Metropolitan Alternatives," 4-23.

Gary Scott, "Clara Barton's Civil War Apartments," 24-31.

Caroline Mesrobian Hickman, "Building for Science: Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory," 32-51.

Leland J. White, "Dividing Highway: Citizen Activism and Interstate 66 in Arlington, Virginia," 52-67.

Fall/Winter 2000-2001, 12 (2)

Austin Kiplinger, "Growing Up in Washington I: An Inside-Outside View," 4-15.

"Growing Up in Washington II: Great Depression and World War II," 17-21.

Richard T. Loomis, "The Telephone Comes to Washington: George C. Maynard, 1839-1919," 22-40.

"Growing Up in Washington III: The Baby Boom Years and their Echo," 41-45.

Faye P. Haskins, "The Art of D.C. Politics: Broadsides, Banners, And Bumper Stickers," 46-63.

"Growing Up in Washington IV: Memorable Moments," 64-70.

Spring/Summer 2000, 12 (1) Coming into the City: Essays on Early Washington (Double Issue)

Kenneth R. Bowling, "A Foreboding Shadow: Newspaper Celebration of the Federal Government's Arrival," 4-7.

Elaine C. Everly, "The Local Impact of the War Office Fire," 8-11.

Rubil Morales-Vazquez, "Imagining Washington: Monuments and Nation Building in the Early Capital," 12-29.

William C. diGiacomantonio, ""To Sell Their Birthright for a Mess of Potage": The Origins of D.C. Governance and the Organic Act of 1801," 30-48.

C.M. Harris, "Washington's 'Federal City,' Jefferson's 'federal town,'" 49-53.

Catherine Allgor, "'Queen Dolley' Saves Washington City," 54-69.

Pamela Scott, "Moving to the Seat of Government: 'Temporary Inconveniences and Privations,'" 70-73.

Don A. Hawkins, "The City of Washington in 1800: A New Map," 74-77.

Marilyn K. Parr, "Chronicle of a British Diplomat: The First Year in the 'Washington Wilderness,'" 78-89.

Mary Beth Corrigan, "Making the Most of an Opportunity: Slaves and the Catholic Church in Early Washington," 90-101.

Cynthia D. Earman, "Remembering the Ladies: Women, Etiquette, Diversions in Washington City, 1800-1814," 102-117.

Cynthia D. Earman, "A Census of Early Boardinghouses," 118-121.

Ruth Ann Overbeck and Lucinda P. Janke, "William Prout: Capitol Hill's Community Builder," 122-139.

Fall/Winter 1999-2000, 11 (2)

John W. Hechinger, Sr., with additional research by Gavin Taylor, "Black and Blue: The D.C. City Council vs. Police Brutality, 1967-1969," 4-23.

Jenell Williams Paris, "Fides Means Faith: A Catholic Neighborhood House In Lower Northwest Washington, D.C.," 24-45.

Frances Copeland Stickles, excerpted and edited, "Mary Shipman's Diary: A Young Woman Tours Official Washington, 1887," 46-64.

Spring/Summer 1999, 11 (1)

David Weinstein, "Women's Shows and the Selling of Television To Washington, D.C.," 4-23.

Eric Ledell Smith, "Lillian Evanti: Washington's African-American Diva," 24-43.

James W. Moeller, "Pepco, the Potomac, and Nuclear Power," 45-61.

Elizabeth A. Hanson, "The Woodville Collection: Five Generations in Georgetown," 62-72

Fall/Winter 1998-1999, 10 (2)

Margaret Thomas Buchholz, "Josephine: The Washington Diary of a War Worker, 1918-1919," 4-23.

William M. Wright, "White City to White Elephant: Washington's Union Station Since World War II," 24-43.

Leslie T. Davol, "Shifting Mores: Esther Bubley's World War II Boarding House Photographs," 44-62.

Spring/Summer 1998, 10 (1)

Edward Mangum, "Washington's Arena Stage Emerges from Church Cocoon," 4-23.

Jane C. Leoffler, "Frederick Gutheim, Capital Catalyst," 24-45.

Joanne Seale Lawson, "Remarkable Foundations: Rose Ishbel Greely, Landscape Architect," 46-69.

Fall/Winter 1997-1998, 9 (2)

Clifford Krainik, "National Vision, Local Enterprise: John Plumbe, Jr., and the Advent of Photography in Washington, D.C.," 4-27.

Kathryn S. Smith, "Remembering U Street," 28-53.

Paul Wice, "Safe Haven: A Memoir of Playground Basketball and Desegregation," 54-71.

Spring/Summer 1997, 9 (1)

Douglas Gomery, "A Movie-Going Capital: Washington, D.C., in the History of Movie Presentation," 4-23.

Julie D. Abell and Petar D. Glumac, "Beneath the MCI Center: Insights into Washington's Historic Water Supply," 24-41.

Sarah S. Amsler, "Washington in Mid-Century: Wymer's Photo Survey, 1948-1952," 42-53.

C. Joseph Nuesse, "Segregation and Desegregation at the Catholic University of America," 54-70.

Fall/Winter 1996-1997, 8 (2)

Jeffrey F. Meyer, "The Eagle and the Dragon: Comparing the Designs of Washington and Beijing," 4-21.

Bobbie Leigus, "A Georgetown Childhood in Mid-Century," 22-37.

Mara Cherkasky, "'For Sale to Colored': Racial Change on S Street, N.W.," 40-57.

Martin G. Murray, "Traveling with the Wounded: Walt Whitman and Washington's Civil War Hospitals," 58-73.

Spring/Summer 1996, 8 (1)

Bernard Mergen, "Slush Funds: A History of D.C. Snow Management," 4-15.

Kurt Helfrich, "Modernism for Washington? The Kennedys and The Redesign of Lafayette Square," 16-37.

Richard R. Evans, "The 19th-Century High-Tech Systems of Christian Heurich's Mansion," 38-53.

Steven J. Diner, "The City under the Hill," 54-61.

Charles Wesley Harris, "In Whose Interest? Congressional Funding For Washington In the Home-Rule Era," 62-70.

Fall/Winter 1995-1996, 7 (2)

Sam Smith, "The Canaries in Studio A And Other Tales Of Washington Radio," 4-25.

Barbara Franco, "Personal Connections to History: The Context for a Changing Historical Society," 26-35.

Howard Gillette, Jr., "The Wartime Washington Of Henry Gichner," 36-53.

Kathleen Trainor, "'But the Choir Did Not Sing': How the Civil War Split First Unitarian Church," 54-71.

Spring/Summer 1995, 7 (1)

Patricia M. Cook, "'Like the Phoenix': The Rebirth Of the Whitelaw Hotel," 4-23.

Judith H. Lanius and Sharon C. Park, "Martha Wadsworth's Mansion: The Gilded Age Comes to Dupont Circle," 24-45.

Helen Tangires, "Contested Space: The Life and Death of Center Market," 46-67.

Fall/Winter 1994-1995, 6 (2)

Kathryn Allamong Jacob, "'To Gather and Preserve...': The Columbia Historical Society is Founded, 1894," 4-23.

Kathryn Schneider Smith and research assistance by Lucinda Prout Janke, "Today's Historical Society: The Promise of Past and Future," 24-43.

David K. Johnson, "'Homosexual Citizens': Washington's Gay Community Confronts the Civil Service," 44-63.

Alan Lessoff, "Washington Insider: The Early Career of Charles Moore," 64-80.

Spring/Summer 1994, 6 (1)

Julie Berebitsky, "'To Raise as Your Own': The Growth of Legal Adoption in Washington," 4-26.

Martin K. Gordon, Barry R. Sude, and Ruth Ann Overbeck, "Chemical Testing in the Great War: The American University Experiment Station," 28-45.

Marvin Caplan, "Trenton Terrace Remembered: Life in a 'Leftist Nest,'" 46-65.

Michele F. Pacifico, "'Don't Buy Where You Can't Work': The New Negro Alliance of Washington," 66-88.

Fall/Winter 1993-1994, 5 (2)

Ben W. Gilbert. "Toward a Color-Blind Newspaper: Race Relations and the Washington Post," 4-27.

Don Alexander Hawkins, "Unbuilt Washington: The City as it Might Have Been," 28-41.

Christopher A. Thomas, "The Marble of the Lincoln Memorial: 'Whitest, Prettiest, and . . . Best,'" 42-63.

John Michael Vlach, "Evidence of Slave Housing in Washington," 64-74.

Spring/Summer 1993, 5 (1)

Candace Shireman, "The Rise of Christian Heurich and His Mansion," 4-27.

Elizabeth Barthold, "The Predicaments of the 'Parklets': Understanding Washington's Smaller Parks," 28-45.

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, edited with an introduction, "Duty and 'Fast Living': The Diary of Mary Johnson Sprow, Domestic Worker," 46-65.

Fall/Winter 1992-1993, 4 (2)

Spencie Love, "'Noted Physician Fatally Injured': Charles Drew and the Legend that Will Not Die," 4-19.

Elizabeth Hannold, "'Comfort and Respectability': Washington's Philanthropic Housing Movement," 20-39.

Olivia Cadaval, photographs by Rich Reinhard, "'Tirarlo a la Calle/Taking it to the Streets': The Latino Festival and the Making of Community," 40-55.

Kevin Conley Ruffner, "Civil War Letters of a Washington Rebel," 56-71.

Spring/Summer 1992, 4 (1)

Barbara Orbach and Nicholas Natanson, "The Mirror Image: Black Washington in World War II-Era Federal Photography," 4-25.

Abby Arthur Johnson, "'The Memory of the Community': A Photographic Album of Congressional Cemetery," 26-45.

Sarah Davis McBride, "Ornaments of Education: The Material World of National Park Seminary," 46-68.

Fall/Winter 1991-1992, 3 (2)

Kenneth R. Bowling, "The Other G.W.: George Walker and the Creation of the National Capital," 4-21.

Susan L. Klaus, "'Some of the Smartest Folks Here': The Van Nesses and Community Building in Early Washington," 22-45.

Lilian Thomas Burwell, "Reflections on LeDroit Park: Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Her Neighborhood," 46-61.

Spring/Summer 1991, 3 (1)

Don Alexander Hawkins, "The Landscape of the Federal City: A 1792 Walking Tour," 10-33.

Priscilla W. McNeil, "Rock Creek Hundred: Land Conveyed for the Federal City," 34-51.

William C. diGiacomantonio, "All the President's Men: George Washington's Federal City Commissioners," 52-75.

Silvio A. Bedini, "The Survey of the Federal Territory: Andrew Ellicott and Benjamin Banneker," 76-95.

Pamela Scott, "L'Enfant's Washington Described: The City in the Public Press, 1791-1795," 96-111.

Bob Arnebeck, "Tracking the Speculators: Greenleaf and Nicholson in the Federal City," 112-125.

Fall/Winter 1990-1991, 2 (2)

William Bushong and Piera M. Weiss, "Rock Creek Park: Emerald of the Capital City," 4-29.

Mary M. Ison, "Uriah Hunt Painter and the 'Marvelous Kodak Camera,'" 30-47.

Michael Andrew Fitzpatrick, "'A Great Agitation for Business': Black Economic Development in Shaw," 48-73.

Alison K. Hoagland, "The Carnegie Library: The City Beautiful Comes to Mt. Vernon Square," 74-89.

Spring 1990, 2 (1)

Dian Olson Belanger, "The Railroad in the Park: Washington's Baltimore & Potomac Station, 1872-1901," 4-27.

Horace M. Albright, "My Trips with Harold Ickes: Reminiscences of a Preservation Pioneer," 28-50.

Leo J. Kasun, "Henry Arthur Taft: Glimpses of Everyday Life," 50-67.

Jean Kling, "Alice Pike Barney: Bringing Culture to the Capital," 68-89.

Fall 1989, 1 (2)

James M. Goode, "Flying High: The Origin and Design of Washington National Airport," 4-25.

Frank Rives Millikan, "St. Elizabeths Hospital: End of the Cathedral Era," 26-41.

Paul S. Green, Text, and Shirley L. Green, Photo Editing, "Old Southwest Remembered: The Photographs of Joseph Owen Curtis," 42-57.

Diane Shaw Wasch, "Models of Beauty and Predictability: The Creation of Wesley Heights and Spring Valley," 58-76.

Spring 1989, 1 (1)

Diane K. Skvarla, "Nineteenth Century Visitors," 7-23.

Marvin Caplan, "Eat Anywhere!: A personal recollection of the Thompson's Restaurant case and the desegregation of Washington's eating places," 24-39.

Jane Freundel Levey, "The Scurlock Studio," 40-57.

Glenn S. Orlin, "Roads and Parks in Harmony," 58-69.

Benjamin Franklin Cooling, "To Preserve the Peace," 70-86.

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