Q. How do I get to Archives & Special Collections? Is there parking?

Answered By: Leslie Nellis
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2020     Views: 6

Archives and Special Collections is located in the Spring Valley Building (SVB) at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. The Spring Valley Building is located about a half mile from main campus.

There is a parking garage with pay-as-you-go fare machines located under the building – the entrance is off Massachusetts Avenue just before the PNC bank. Additional information about campus parking can be found here https://www.american.edu/finance/transportation/parking.cfm.

There are also free University shuttle services available to get to and from the Spring Valley Building https://www.american.edu/finance/facilities/shuttle.cfm. The Red Route Express runs between SVB and the Tenleytown Metro Station, and stops at the Katzen Arts Center at Main Campus in between.

Once inside the Spring Valley Building, Archives and Special Collections is located on the second floor next to classrooms 201 and 202. Follow the building directories and signs for University Archives (the signage lists both 204 and 205 as the suite number, both get you to the same place). Please ring the doorbell outside the Archives suite when you arrive and a staff member will greet you at the door to assist you.