When working with historical materials, you may encounter racist, oppressive, or outdated language and imagery in specific materials or represented in the wider archival record.
Start here: https://searcharchives.library.gwu.edu/
This database allows you to search across all of the library's archival collections. You can limit your search results by date, names, and subjects. The majority of the archival, manuscript, and rare book collections in special collections are housed offsite and require 3-5 business days for retrieval. Request materials in advance of visits. Send requests or questions here: https://library.gwu.edu/scrc/contact
There are a wide range of collections that have been digitized and are accessible online at the SCRC website. Materials include historical GW photographs, the monthly engagement diaries of Winston Churchill, images and documents from the Corcoran galleries, Hatchet newspapers, Cherry Tree yearbooks, and much more. Most of the digital collections from GW's special collections are available on the Internet Archive, this page offers step-by-step instructions for searching GW materials in the Internet Archive.