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Digital DC: A Community History Project

Over the course of a semester, students from George Washington University's History 2020 course (Washington, DC: History, Culture, Politics) collected historical documentation on Washington's Foggy Bottom neighborhood. They utilized area historical collections and partnered with community organizations to examine and write up the history of specific DC sites, conduct oral history interviews with longtime residents, create videos synthesizing their work, and present their findings at public venues and online in this collection. This resource will continue to grow as subsequent groups of students build upon the work of the first group, exploring new sections of the city and documenting their discoveries.

This exhibit is the work of students in George Washington University's History 2020 course (Washington, DC: History, Culture, Politics). The views and interpretations presented are those of the students alone, and do not reflect the opinion of GW Libraries or any of the institutions providing access to historical material.


Project Creators: Christopher Klemek and Jennifer Kinniff. Research and interpretive text: Students in GW's HIST2020 course, Spring 2015. Exhibition assistance: Sylvia Augusteijn, Eleanor Davis, Krista Peim, Robin Pokorski and Robin Schaefer.. This project is made possible through the generous support of the GW Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, and the ongoing cooperation of the GW Libraries Special Collections Research Center, the Albert Small Washingtoniana Collection of the GW Museum, the District of Columbia Public Library, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress.