Treasury Historical Association


To learn more about the United States Treasury Department and its home, please refer to the select bibliography below.


Adams, Francis Colburn. Siege of Washington, D.C. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, 1867.

Ames, Mary Clemmer, Ten Years in Washington, Life and Scenes in the National Capital. Hartford: A.D. Worthington & Co., 1874.

“An Hour Among the Greenbacks,” Scribner’s Monthly 6 (April 1873): 657-669.

Arnebeck, Bob. Through A Fiery Trial. Building Washington, 1790-1800. Lanham, Maryland: Madison Books, 1991.

Benjamin, Marcus. Washington During War Time. Washington: National Tribune Co., 1902.

Billings, Elden E. “Social and Economic Conditions in Washington during the Civil War,” Records of the Columbia Historical Society 63-65 (1965): 191-209.

Clark, S.M. First Division, National Currency Bureau. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864.

Doolittle, Laura M. “Uncle Sam’s Strong Box,” Appleton’s Journal 5 (February 25, 1871): 232-233.

Field, Maunsell B. Personal Recollections, Memories of Many Men and Some Women. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1874.

Furgurson, Ernest B. Freedom Rising, Washington in the Civil War. New York: Alfred B. Knopf, 2004.

Gilbert, Abby L. “Department of the Treasury,” in George T. Kurian, A Historical Guide to the U.S. Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Greenough, Horatio. Aesthetics at Washington. Washington: John T. Towers, 1851.

Hines, Christian. Early Recollections of Washington City. Washington: Chronicle Books, 1866.

Hooper, William. “The Treasury Cash Room,” Appleton’s Journal of Literature, Science and Art 7 (May 18, 1872): 551-552.

Lee, Antoinette J. Architects to the Nation. The Rise and Decline of the Supervising Architects Office. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Moore, Joseph West. Picturesque Washington. Providence: J.A. & R.A. Reid, 188.

Nicholay, Helen. Our Capital on the Potomac. New York: Century Company, 1924.

Osborne, John Ball. “Removal of the Government to Washington,” Records of the Columbia Historical Society 3 (1900)” 136-160.

Pitch, Anthony S. The Burning of Washington. The British Invasion of 1814. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Roose’s Companion and Guide to Washington and Vicinity. Washington: Gibson Brothers, 1876.

Scott, Pamela.  Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building.  Washington, DC: Treasury Historical Association, 2010.

Smith, Daisy Mullett. A.B. Mullett Diaries, Etc. Washington: Mullett-Smith Press, 1985.

____A.B. Mullett: His Relevance in American Architecture and Historic Preservation. Washington: Mullett-Smith Press, 1990.

Stiller, Jesse. “Bureau of Engraving and Printing,” in George Kurian. A Historical Guide to the United States Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Stone, Charles P. “Washington in March and April, 1861,” Magazine of American History 14 (July-December 1885): 1-24.

Treasury Department. History of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 1862-1962. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1962.

“United States Treasury Department,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 262 (March 1872): 481-498.

U.S. Treasury Department, The United States Treasury Register. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883.

Viator,” [Joseph B. Varnum, Jr.], Washington Sketch Book. New York: Mohun, Ebbs & Hough, 1864.

Varnum, Jr., Joseph B. The Seat of Government of the United States. Washington: R. Farnam, 1854.

Walson, Mark. Birthplace of Bureaus: The United States Treasury Department.  Washington, DC: Treasury Historical Association, 2013.

“Washington in 1859,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 65 (December 1859): 1-17.