September 17, 2008 6:48 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find information about the history of Chinatown in Washington, D.C.?

Called the smallest Chinatown in a major metropolitan U.S. city, the area, once grubby and unsafe, is rapidly being "gentrified" and replaced with mall stores and chain restaurants. I want to find out more about the original ethnic neighborhood before it disappears.
posted by bad grammar to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
Stop by the Washingtoniana Division of the DC Public Library, located only a block of Chinatown. If anybody will have books, articles, and photographs, it will be them.

There's a similar collection at the Gelman Library at GWU, but you may have to be a GW student to access it. Double-check the site to make sure.
posted by arco at 7:07 PM on September 17, 2008

A history of Chinatown in Washington, D.C. by King S. Der
posted by meta_eli at 8:43 PM on September 17, 2008

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