The Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives at the University of the District of Columbia invites members of the DC Library Association to visit the archives for a tour and brief presentation on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 6:00-7:00pm.
In just over two decades, the Felix Grant Jazz Archives has had substantial impact on the jazz research world. In addition to the vast holdings of sound recordings, books and other published materials, the collections also include unique resources that highlight jazz artists and document jazz activities, sites and events in the Washington, DC area. The Archives' website allows researchers not only to learn about its collections, policies and history, but to access digitized materials remotely.
Join Curator Judith Korey and Jazz Researcher and UDC Electronic Services Librarian Michael Fitzgerald for a discussion on the Archives and its unique role as research and resource center in the nation's capital.
The Felix E. Grant Archives are located on 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW in the 'Arts and Sciences-Building 41'-Level A). Since there is construction on the campus and the routes to buildings change from week to week, we will put out signs to guide you.
Although paid parking is available, the University is conveniently located on Metro's Red Line at the Van Ness/UDC station.
Enter the garage on Van Ness Street (Signs will direct you to elevators for 'Arts and Sciences-Building 41') http://www.udc.edu/ps/parking/rates.htm
Metro: (by elevator)
1) Take elevator to Street Level
2) about face (You will be facing the entrance to the university)
3) There is elevator that will take you to the main level of the campus
Metro: (by escalator)
1) exit last escalator to your LEFT
2) About face (Once at the top of the escalator, Starbucks should be to your left)
3) You will see the entrance to the university
5) Take escalator up and follow signs to the 'Arts and Sciences-Building 41"
A variety of places on Connecticut Ave to snack or dine:
Epicurean (buffet style w/alcohol)
Charlie Chiang's (restaurant or carryout eating area) http://charliechiangs.com/ Jerry's Subs and Pizza http://www.jerrysusa.com/
Tesoro (restaurant)// http://tesororestaurant.com/ Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar// http://acaciabistro.com/
Google Maps: http://bit.ly/vo8mMo