Skip to main content

Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. Oral History Project

 Collection — external hard drive : DIG_BACKUP
Identifier: 220

Scope and Contents

Mapping Segregation in Washington DC: School and Neighborhood Desegregation in Ward 4 documents the transformation of Ward 4 neighborhoods and schools during the 1950s and early 1960s. Ward 4 was predominantly white in the early 1940s, but saw a shift in demographics as white families fled after the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bolling v. Sharpe, in which public school segregation was deemed unconstitutional in the District of Columbia. This project primarily consists of interviews with longtime or former Ward 4 residents.

Dates

  • 2014 - 2021

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The external hard drive DIG_BACKUP is for staff use only and contains preservation copies of this collection. This external hard drive is not publically accessible. Please see the digital collection in Dig DC for access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no know restictions on use. The DC Public Library holds copyright of the collection.

Extent

6.25 Gigabytes

50 Files

Arrangement

The collection is ararnged in four series: interviews, indexes, transcripts, and images. Please note not all interviews include images.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the Library in 2022 by Mara Cherkasky.

Related Materials

Collection 220, Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. Oral History Project, is a sister collection to the DC Oral History Collaborative Mapping Segregation in Washington DC: School and Neighborhood Desegregation in Ward 4. The interviews from Collection 220 are part of the Mapping Segregation in Washington, D.C. project. The topic and interviewers are the same, the funding sources are different. The interviews from Collection 220 have been included with the interviews from the DC Oral History Collaborative in Dig DC as a convenience to researchers.

Creator

Source

Title
Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. Oral History Project
Subtitle
An inventory of Mapping Segregation in Washington D.C. Oral History Project at DC Public Library
Author
Laura Farley
Date
2022-04-02
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, MLK Library Repository

Contact:
901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001
(202)727-1213