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St. Mary’s Court Oral History Project - Never Too Old To Learn

 Digital Collection
Identifier: OHP012


  • Creation: 1992 - 1993



The St. Mary’s Court Oral History Project contains interviews conducted from 1992 to 1993 by residents of the senior living facility in Foggy Bottom. Residents, volunteers, and staff members of St. Mary’s share their personal histories and discuss topics including African-American family life, growing up in D.C., and the district’s changing landscape.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions to accessing this digital collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The Library holds copyright for items in this collection with a signed release. There are no restrictions on the use of these collection materials. Reproduction of an oral history without a signed release is not permitted.

Biographical / Historical

Iona Senior Services was founded in 1975 as Iona House to create programs to provide social services to people surrounding the Tenleytown Neighborhood. In 1982 Iona was named a lead agency with the D.C. Office of Aging, which enabled them to take their programs to other sections of the city. St. Mary’s Court is a non-profit corporation operating a residential living facility for seniors 62 years of age or older or individuals with accessibility needs. Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, it is financed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Persons of all racial, ethnic, social, political and religious backgrounds are welcome.

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Custodial History

Iona Senior Services conducted these interviews between 1992 and 1993, and donated the tapes and transcripts to the Library in the mid 1990s. There is no deed of gift for this collection, but all interviewee releases are granted to the Library.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001