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PSO Collections in Washington

The Policy Studies Organization headquarters includes many items from the past of our journals and books, personalities in our history, and gifts from members. We welcome visitors, and they are usually surprised and pleased.
Some of our exhibits refer to President James Garfield and his family because the building we occupy had a long connection with the Garfields. Other objects relate to our journal World Affairs, which was started in 1837 and included on its editorial board John Quincy Adams and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Because of the world conferences we host in cooperation with the Bibliothéque National in Paris, there are examples of the material culture of fraternal societies.
A number of the oriental rugs are old and noteworthy, referencing the PSO journal Digest of Middle East Studies.
Washington is of course a world center of museums and ours is modest alongside them, but in its associations with our past and our circle of friends, worth a look.