Washingtoniana Symposium

Students present at the 2015 Washingtoniana Symposium.
Student Andrew Kaiser addresses the audience at the Albert H. Small – George Washington University Washingtoniana Collection Symposium in October 2013. Photo by Julie Ann Woodford.
The Albert H. Small / George Washington University Washingtoniana Collection Symposium

Launched in 2011, the George Washington University’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Symposium explores Washington, D.C.'s dynamic history through items in the Washingtoniana Collection



2014 Symposium

The 2014 symposium and luncheon celebrated how the Washingtoniana Collection has expanded scholarship and inspired cross-disciplinary collaborations across the university.

2013 Symposium

The 2013 Albert H. Small – George Washington University Washingtoniana Symposium and Luncheon brought together scholars, students, and historians to discuss the ongoing work inspired by Small’s generous gift to the university.

2012 Symposium

The 2012 Albert H. Small – George Washington University Washingtoniana Symposium and Luncheon focused on pieces that depicted Washington, D.C. during the Civil War.

2011 Symposium

At the inaugural Washingtoniana Symposium and Luncheon, Albert H. Small shared personal memories and anecdotes about his collection and the process of building it.