The library’s collections contain resources about George and Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, the Founding Era and Early Republic, slavery, historic preservation and decorative arts. These resources include: books, manuscripts, archives, serials, research databases, microforms, audio-visual materials, and maps. We also are the repository for the archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

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General Collections Catalog

General Collections Catalog

The library’s general collections catalog contains records for all secondary source materials about George and Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, the Founding Era and Early Republic, historic preservation and decorative arts. These resources include: books, serials and microfilm. 

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Research Databases

Research Databases

View our collection of scholarly research databases, and access our online digital library, which includes includes digital copies of manuscripts, staff reports, and visual resources.

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Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives

Learn more about the library's collection of rare books, documents, and visual resources related to George Washington and his family, Mount Vernon, and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

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Washington Library Finding Aids

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The Papers of George Washington

The Papers of George Washington

Founded in 1968 as a collaborative project between the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union and the University of Virginia, The Papers of George Washington (PGW) editing project documents the life and times of this founding father and the public events in which he participated.

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