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, electronic resources and databases, microforms, audio-visual materials, and maps.

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Electronic Resources & Research Databases

These digital collections are selected from among the resources of the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, and from other staff resources at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Note, you must be onsite at the Washington Library to access the many subscription databases.

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Special Collections and Archives

Discover the library's extraordinary 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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Digital Collections from the Washington Library

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