When GW’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), located at Gelman Library, released newly digitized images from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), they were amazed by the overwhelming response. SCRC’s initial tweet of the photos resulted in over 30,000 engagements in a single day. It generated so much interest that the photos were featured on a local D.C. news broadcast that evening.
The photographs, along with other records donated to GW in 2018, document the history of WMATA and its impact on the D.C. area. They are a great resource for people interested in D.C. history, transportation history and beyond. Browse and download more of these fascinating photos online on the WMATA Archive page.