The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

History and Preservation

History and preservation



Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 401 F St. N.W., #308, 20001-2637; (202) 517-0200. John M. Fowler, Executive Director.

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Advises the president and Congress on historic preservation; reviews and comments on federal projects and programs affecting historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources. Monitors legislation and regulations.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) (State Dept.), Cultural Heritage Center, 2200 C St. N.W., 5-MO6, 20037; (202) 632-6197. Cari Enav, Director.

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Protects and preserves ancient and historic monuments, objects, and archaeological sites. Reviews country requests for import restrictions on archaeological or ethnological artifacts and makes recommendations on them to the State Dept. Distributes information to police, customs, museums, dealers, and ...

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