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Director

Howard Dodson
202/806-7234/40
howard.dodson@howard.edu

 

Administration

Main: 202/806-7239/40


Fax: 202/806-6405
Museum: 202/806-7239/7240

Dr. Clifford L. Muse, Jr.
Associate Director
202/806-7498
cmuse@howard.edu

Bernard Wright
Administrative Assistant
202/806-7240/39
b_wright@howard.edu

 

Library Division

Main: 202/806-7266
Reading Room: 202/ 806-4237

Joellen ElBashir
Interim Chief Librarian
202/806-7498
jelbashir@howard.edu

Ishmael Childs
Library Technician
202/806-7266/4230
ichilds@howard.edu

Amber Junipher
Library Technician
202/806-7266
ajunipher@howard.edu

 

Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HU Archives

Main: 202/806-7498

Dr. Clifford L. Muse, Jr.
University Archivist
202/806-7498
cmuse@howard.edu

Tewodros Abebe
Senior Archivist
202/806-7498
tabebe@howard.edu

Dr. Lopez D. Matthews, Jr.
Archivist
202/806-7498
lopez.matthews@howard.edu

Hours

Research is by appointment only.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Manuscript Division

Main: 202/806-7480
Reference Desk:
202/806-4260

Joellen ElBashir
Curator
202/806-7480
jelbashir@howard.edu

Dr. Ida E. Jones
Assistant Curator
202/806-4266
iejones@howard.edu

Dr. Kenvi C. Phillips
Prints/ Photographs Librarian
202/806-4269
kenvi.phillips@howard.edu

Dr. Tywanna Whorley
Manuscript Librarian
202/806-7480
tywanna.whorley@howard.edu

Richard Jenkins
Library Technician
202/806-4263
rejenkins@howard.edu

Hours

Research is by appointment only.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Directions


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Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
500 Howard Place, NW
Howard University Founders Library
Washington, DC 20059

Airports

DCA Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
IAD Dulles International Airport
BWI Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Rail/ Bus

Union Station: Amtrak, WMATA Metrorail, WMATA Metrobus

WMATA Metro map

For more Metrorail and
Metrobus information,
call (202) 637-7000 or
visit www.wmata.com.

Directions via Metrorail:

Take the Green Line from Gallery Place to the Shaw-Howard University station. Exit at the Howard side of the station. Walk up the escalator to Seventh Street. Walk north along Seventh Street (which becomes Georgia Avenue), to Howard Place. Turn right on Howard Place. At the top of the hill, cross Sixth Street and go through the campus gate. The MSRC is located in Founders Library, which is the second building on the right.

Directions via Metrobus:

From Dupont Circle:
Board the G-2 Metrobus, marked "Howard University," on P St. Ride the bus to the last stop, on Bryant St. Walk one block, to the intersection of 4th and Bryant Sts. Cross the intersection and make a right on 4th St. Walk about 2 blocks. Walk through the campus gate on the left and up the incline. Founders Library is on the left.

Driving

From Annapolis (points east):

Take Route 50 to New York Avenue. Turn right on Florida Avenue. Travel approximately 9 blocks. Turn right on Georgia Avenue. At the third traffic light, turn right on Howard Place. Cross 6th Street and enter the gate. (Parking in this area is by permit only, but there is metered parking on 6th Street.) Founders Library is the second building inside the campus gate, on the right, next to the chapel.

From Fairfax (points west):

Take I-66, east to Washington. Exit at E Street, heading east into Washington, DC. Turn left onto 18th Street. Turn right onto K Street. Turn left onto 11th Street. Turn right onto Rhode Island Avenue. Turn left onto 7th Street which becomes Georgia Avenue. Continue on Georgia Avenue for approximately 0.3 miles. Turn left on Howard Place. Cross 6th Street. and enter the campus gate. (Parking in this area is by permit only, but there is meter parking on 6th Street). Founders Library is the second building inside the gate, on the right, next to the chapel.

From Baltimore (points north):

Take I-95, south to I-495, toward Silver Spring. Exit at Georgia Avenue, heading south, into Washington, DC. Continue on Georgia Avenue for approximately 6-8 miles. Turn left on Howard Place. Cross 6th Street and enter the campus gate. (Parking in this area is by permit only, but there is meter parking on 6th Street). Founders Library is the second building inside the gate, on the right, next to the chapel.

From Richmond (points south):

Take I-95, north to U.S. Route 1, which becomes 14th Street. Take 14th Street north, for 2-3 miles. Turn right on U Street. Travel 11 blocks, and turn left on 4th Street. (When U Street crosses Georgia Avenue. it becomes Florida Avenue.). After approximately 7 blocks, enter the campus gate on the left. (This gate is closed to vehicles, but there is parking on 4th Street. during non-rush hours.) Walk through the gate and up the incline. Founders Library is the second building inside the gate, on the left, before the chapel.

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Parking

Metered parking is available on 4th St., adjacent to the campus; and on 6th St.
A pay parking lot is available. Travel north on Georgia Avenue. After crossing over "W" street and passing by the Texaco gas station, take a right on Bryant Street. After passing Wonder Plaza, make an immediate left into an alley - the parking attendant's cage will be visible from Bryant Street.

Accommodations

For information about summer housing on the campus of Howard University call (202) 806-5661.

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