D.C. Mondays: Preserving History in the D.C. Archives

Monday, July 15, 2024, 12-1 p.m. EDT
Architect's rendering of the new D.C. Archives building

Architectural rendering of the new District of Columbia Archives, 2023. Image courtesy of the District of Columbia Archives.


Join State Archivist and Public Records Administrator Lopez Matthews, Jr., as he discusses the D.C. Archives’ efforts to preserve District government records. He will also share available documents and an update on the new D.C. Archives building being constructed on the University of the District of Columbia’s campus. 

About Lopez D. Matthews, Jr.

Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., Ph.D., is the state archivist and public records administrator for the District of Columbia. He also serves as historian of the District of Columbia, chair of the D.C. Historical Records Advisory Board, and director of the D.C. Office of Public Records and Archives. Dr. Matthews has published several articles and authored Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation (History Press, 2018). He hosts “In Retrospect and Prospect,” where he interviews practitioners about African American history projects for ASALH TV.

How to Participate

This program will take place on Zoom. To participate, please register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining. Simply follow that link at the time the program starts (12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.

About the D.C. Mondays Series

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