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Home Rule Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP018

Scope and Contents

A team created by the Washington Times (reporters Rupert Welch and Isaiah J. Poole) conducted a total of 18 oral history interviews as part of a five-part series dealing with home rule. There are no transcripts for this project.


  • Creation: 1980 - 1990


Conditions Governing Use

The D.C. Public Library does not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission from the Washington Times to publish or exhibit information. Reproduction of oral Histories without release is not permitted.

Biographical / Historical

The Washington Times was founded in 1982 by News World Communications and is a daily newspaper that covers general interest topics with particular emphasis on local and national politics.


1 Linear feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Washington Times conducted these interviews in the mid 1980s and donated the tape recordings to the Library in 1985. There is no deed of gift for this collection.

Processing Information

After the initial donation to the Library, tapes were duplicated with use copies being placed a cabinet, while the originals were placed into off-site cold storage. In 2014, the tapes were digitized and in 2017 the collection was reprocessed. All administrative documents were placed into the control file.

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Repository Details

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

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