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Helpful resources for students enrolled in the Adaptation class. The focus is U Street and Fourteenth Street NW, Washington DC, and its transformation.



Historical Newspapers


Historical Black Newspapers




• Historic preservation

• Urban studies and planning


By Name:

Digital Sanborn Maps


Academic Search Complete


Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals




Informative Websites

District of Columbia Archives

National Trust for Historic Preservation

HABS/HAER historic American buildings survey

Wikipedia on riots in DC, for resources

Department of transportation historic pictures

Map Warper

The U.S. Census Bureau



Additional Resources

• Milan Budhathoki: GIS Librarian -

• Chuck Howell: Journalism -

Good keywords: urban renewal, gentrification, land use, zoning law, revitalization, inclusionary zoning, race riots, Martin Luther King assassination, Washington DC or D.C., neighborhoods, demographics