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.