Founders Library and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center

Founders Library and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (HM2763)

Location: Washington, DC 20059
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N 38° 55.35', W 77° 1.179'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

500 Howard Place, NW
Howard University Campus

Founders Library houses wide-ranging collections, the university's museum, and the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, one of the world's largest repositories dedicated to the culture and history of people of African descent. Dedicated in 1939, the library was designed by university architect Albert I. Cassell (1895-1969). It is one of nine key buildings Cassell planned in 1930, along with the hilltop quadrangle. From 1866 to 1936, this site was occupied by the old Main Building, which for much of its history housed all of the university's operations. Founders Library succeeded the Carnegie Library, built in 1910 on the hilltop and now used for university offices.

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Howard University Archives
HM NumberHM2763
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324916 N 4310115
Decimal Degrees38.92250000, -77.01965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.35', W 77° 1.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 21" N, 77° 1' 10.74" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29 Howard Pl NW, Washington DC 20059, US
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