In the course of research you have to be able to enlist other people’s help and trust that help. Some of the most trustworthy and helpful folks anywhere around are reference librarians. Throughout the research process into good ol’ Freddy-Fred and D.C. the staff at the Washingtoniana Division of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library and various divisions (Periodicals, Prints & Photos, Law, etc.) of the Library of Congress have gone above and beyond the call of duty in offering their help and sharing their expertise.
Thank you, all.