The library’s main 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. It also includes rare books and manuscript records.
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.
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.
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.