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Washington 101

This libguide is for the undergraduate students enrolled in the Washington 101 course at CUA. This course takes and interdisciplinary look at the past and present of Washington, D.C.

History & Memory

Oral History

General History & Politics Reference Resources

The reference section in Mullen Library is a great place to start your research. These titles will give you a great introduction to many topics related to Washington, DC. Be sure to check out each source's bibliographies to add depth to your sources!

Architecture & Maps general reference

Transportation History


The Presidency & Presidential elections

If you are interested in Presidential papers, be sure to check out the J80s range in the general reference section in Mullen Library. There you will find the public papers of many of the Presidents.


[image from flickr user Scott Ableman]

Congress & the Federal Government