Welcome to the DC Digital Museum! Since its founding 34 years ago, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC has acquired a substantial collection of documentary films, oral histories, and other materials of great cultural and historic significance to the District of Columbia. Many of the materials are grantee products that can be difficult or even impossible to find elsewhere.
The collection consists of over 800 items, many of which are searchable in this online catalog. Most of the item pages include links to downloadable files or videos on HCTV, the Humanities Council's Youtube Channel. The public collection will continue to grow as work progresses on the accession and digitization of the remaining records, and the constant collection of new materials through the Council's grants and public programs. If you would like to view an item that cannot be streamed or downloaded, please contact the Humanities Council at info[at]wdchumanities[dot]org.
Materials funded as part of the DC Community Heritage Project* are featured as part of their own collection. DCCHP projects are created by communities and individuals interested in preserving the history, heritage, and culture of Washington, DC's neighborhoods.
The Humanities Resource Center collection is already a wealth of DC community collective memory, and as the catalog grows, and its items are made more accessible, it will become an invaluable resource to neighborhood historians, academics, and students.* This program was supported through a Historic Preservation Fund Grant administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. Funds were used for the identification, protection, and/or rehabilitation of historic properties and cultural resources in the District of Columbia. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability in its federally assisted programs. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20240.