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Mount Vernon Black and White Film Collection

Identifier: BW

Scope and Contents

The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Photographers primarily include staff members and contract photographers. The collection spans the 1930s to the 2000s and includes analog material made up of a variety of sizes of film negatives providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, restoration, and changes throughout the estate.


  • 1933 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


30 Linear Feet (Variety of container sizes based on film negative sizes and types.)

5 Linear Feet : Unprocessed material

Language of Materials



The Mount Vernon Black and White Film Collection is an internal collection primarily organized in chronological order. Items are assigned an identification number based on the time the film material enters the collection. The physical arrangement is organized by material size and format.

Custodial History

Items in this collection were either created by or under contract by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Materials are added to the collection as they are created or processed. For additional information please contact the Manager of Visual Resources.

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Repository Details

Part of the Photo Archives of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association Repository

P.O. Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121 United States