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Since its founding in 1894, the Historical Society has published books and scholarly journals about the people and events in the city's past and present.


The Records of the Columbia Historical Society (1894-1989) were published annually until 1989 and available in the Kiplinger Research Library. A listing of the table of contents for all volumes is available online.

Other Publications

  • Washington images : rare maps and prints from the Albert H. Small collection (2004), by James M. Goode and Laura Schiavo.
  • Adolf Cluss, Architect:  From Germany to America (2005), by Alan Lessoff and Christof Mauch.
  • Growing Up in Washington, D. C.: An Oral History (2001), Jilly Connors, ed.
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