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Southwest Views Oral History Project

Identifier: 185

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of 56 DVDs containing interviews with 47 individuals discussing topics related to Southwest DC. All interviews are conducted by Rev. Brian Hamilton of Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street, SW. One disc, entitled SW Streets, contains footage without audio of the construction of a variety of building projects in the Southwest neighborhood.


  • Creation: 2006


Only research access is approved as the Library does not hold copyright for materials contained within this collection.Therefore, items in the collection may not be duplicated without the consent of the creator and/or interviewee.

Historical Note

No information on this oral history project could be discovered.


2 Linear feet (2 boxes) : DVDs

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There is no Deed of Gift or oral history release forms. It is uncertain how or when the Library acquired the collection. Several emails sent by staff to the creator in order to acquire a deed and permissions went unanswered. A nearly identical collection was gifted to the Historical Society of Washington DC in 2009 by the DC Historic Preservation Office.

Related Collections

Southwest Remembered Oral History Project (OHP011) Southwest Neighborhood Association Records (159) Joseph Owen Curtis Photograph Collection (P007) Southwest Views Oral History Collection, Historical Society of Washington DC, MS0897

Processing Procedure

Standard archival procedure were applied and all DVDs were arranged alphabetically and placed in an acid-free storage box.

Southwest Views Oral History Project
A guide to the Southwest Views Oral History
Prepared by Mark Greek
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

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