Foggy Bottom collection
Collection Scope and Content
Materials in this collection include articles, building surveys, newspapers, books, photographs, slides, and artifacts. They range in date from 1907-98.
- Creation: 1907-1998
Restrictions on Access
Some records may be restricted.
Restrictions on Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
The Foggy Bottom Collection is an outgrowth of the 1996 exhibit the Foggy Bottom Association and the Gelman Library sponsored called "Fantastic Foggy Bottom: The Growth of a Community." The exhibit was designed in conjunction with GW's 175th Anniversary, and a committee was formed to collect and choose materials for inclusion in the exhibit. Community members were asked to loan photographs, books, maps, and artifacts to the committee. A collection of the neighborhood newspaper, the "Foggy Bottom News" (1958-2004) was also donated to the collection as a result.
Although most materials loaned for exhibit were returned, photocopies of articles and news clippings, slides and copies of original photographs were made to keep for researchers to use. Future additions to the collection are planned, along with oral histories, which are hoped to be conducted by the University Archivist and volunteers.
6 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Foggy Bottom Collection is an outgrowth of the 1996 exhibit the Foggy Bottom Association and the Gelman Library sponsored called "Fantastic Foggy Bottom: The Growth of a Community." Materials in this collection include articles, building surveys, newspapers, books, photographs, slides, and artifacts. They range in date from 1907-98.
Organized in two series.
Collection was donated to the University Archives by various members of the Foggy Bottom community.
Various donors contributed to collection.
Box 8 includes images used in the exhibit. These are on foamcore and although individually identified in this description are not in any particular order in the box. In addition, some are not well labeled.
- Guide to the Foggy Bottom collection, 1907-1998
- University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English