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Preserving D.C.'s Archives

District of Columbia Archives has documents and objects dating back to 1792, including everything from a portrait of Frederick Douglass to Francis Scott Key's original will. The archives have long been under-resourced, lacking a central facility or any modern equipment for storing digital materials. Long-stalled plans to centralize and update the archives are now underway, and a newly formed group calling itself Friends of D.C. Archives are joining in.

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