Northern Shaw Striver Historic Survey Oral History Project
Scope and Contents
In 1993, Jeff Koenreich conducted these oral histories for the Library's Oral History Project. Residents of the Striver Section of the Shaw neighborhood were interviewed. Topics include the history of the neighborhood, childhood, family, segregation, the Civil Rights movement, and the community.
- Koenreich, Jeff (Person)
Conditions Governing Use
The D.C. Public Library does not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish or exhibit information. Reproduction of oral Histories without release is not permitted.
Biographical / Historical
Jeff Koenreich (1954-2008) was born in Salem, Ohio and attended Ohio State University. He came to Washington, D.C. in 1978 and worked for the American Red Cross. A community organizer he helped found the Cardozo Shaw Neighborhood Association and led an effort to restore the Lincoln Theatre.
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Language of Materials
Series 1: Transcripts
Materials in this series include transcripts for all interviews.
Series 2: Interviews
Materials in this series include master copies of the oral histories on audio cassette. There are two copies for all audio recordings.
Jeff Koenreich conducted these interviews in 1993 and the Tapes and transcripts were transferred to the Library in the mid 1990s. There is no deed of gift for this collection.
After the initial donation to the Library, the transcripts were placed in folders and stored them in a filing cabinet with other oral histories. Tapes were duplicated by the Library with use copies being placed a cabinet, while the originals were placed into off-site cold storage. In 2014, the tapes and transcripts were digitized and in 2017 the collection was reprocessed. Transcripts were placed into folders and boxed. Tapes were organized and boxed for long term storage. All administrative documents, including releases, were placed into the control file.
- Northern Shaw Striver Historic Survey Oral History Project
- An inventory of Northern Shaw Striver Historic Survey Oral History Project at DC Public Library
- DC Public Library, Special Collections
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