Dr. James M. Goode

Senior Advisory Committee (Former Member)(Deceased)



Dr. James M. Goode served as the Curator of the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection since 1992, and was a noted authority on the history of Washington, D.C.  Earlier in his career he served as Curator of the Smithsonian Castle.              

In 2015, he published The Evolution of Washington, D.C., and was awarded the Visionary Historian Award that year.  Prior to that he authored Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington’s Destroyed Buildings; Best Addresses: A Century of Washington’s Distinguished Apartment Houses; and Capital Views: Historic Photographs of Washington, D.C.,   

In 2017, Dr. Goode was honored with the Individual Lifetime Achievement Award from the D.C. Preservation League’s District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation.

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