Historian/Researcher 

Independent historian with more than 20 years' experience with archival and manuscript research available to assist you with long- and short-term projects at Washington, D.C. sites and collections. Let me help you with your research project by developing research strategies, checking primary and secondary sources, and locating the information you need. If you live out of town, I can save you the time and expense of traveling to Washington, D.C. 

Available for research projects at

  • Library of Congress

  • National Archives

  • Smithsonian

  • University Special Collections

  • Other Washington, D.C. sites and collections

Research services

  • researching specific topics, collections, and publications

  • checking unique resources and collections

  • preparing reports and bibliographies to your specifications

  • helping with your distinctive project as you set the parameters

Ph.D. in American Studies from George Washington University and Bachelor of Science in News-Editorial Journalism from the University of Kansas; professional, reliable, detail-oriented, cost-effective. Please click here for additional information on the research process.

Past and Current Clients and Projects on Which I Assisted

  • Sarah Archer, author, Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970                                                                                                 The Midcentury Kitchen, America's Favorite Room from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s

  • Jesse Berrett, author, Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American  Politics

  • Laura Hillenbrand, author of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

  • Edward W. Marron, Jr., Sharps Firearms: Chronological Correspondence Transcriptions, U.S. Army Ordnance Department, 1848-1855                                       Sharps Firearms, Vol. 1, The Percussion Era, 1848-1865

  • James Tobin, author, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency

  • Seth Kaller, author, America's National Treasure. The Declaration of Independence & William J. Stone's Official Facsimile.

  • North Star Games, creator of Wits and Wagers

  • Neil Thomas Proto, Washington, D.C. legal cases and The Rights of My People: Liliuokalani's Enduring Battle with the United States,                                     1893-1917

  • Scott Anderson, research in progress on the Office of Strategic Services

  • Lion Television's History Detectives on PBS

  • Holly Metz, author of Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression

  • Inger Stole, author, Advertising at War: Business, Commerce, and Government in the 1940s

  • Molly Guptill Manning, author, When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II

Contact Peggy Ann Brown, Ph.D., Your Washington, D.C. Researcher, at peggyannbrown AT verizon DOT net