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Joseph Owen Curtis Photographic Collection

 Collection — external hard drive : DIG_00012
Identifier: P007
Scope and Contents The collection contains approximately 270 black and white prints and 83 slides, the majority of which depict the African-American community of the Southwest neighborhood of Washington, D.C., primarily from the 1920s through the 1970s. The photographs document a historic neighborhood that would be largely razed in the 1950s and 1960s, dramatically changing the landscape and population of the neighborhood. The photographs of streets, businesses, and buildings provide visual...
Dates: 1910 - 1989

Sarah E. Ellis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 019
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, clippings, meeting minutes, reports, and pamphlets of local issues and citizens’ organizations in which Mrs. Ellis was involved; including the Chillum Heights Citizens’ Association, the D.C. Federation of Citizens’ Associations, Junior Village, the Committee for the Rights of the D.C. Business Community, urban renewal, home rule, and mass transit. Of significance, is a 1972 report titled "Report of the Special Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal in D.C."

Dates: 1945-1979

Inga Forsberg Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 171
Content Description

Collection consists of one (1) photograph album containing 108 images. Some images have brief inscriptions as to their content, but many of the locations and people in the photos are unidentified. Subjects of the photographs include unidentified family members and friends of the creator, a trip to Colonial Beach, and boating on the Potomac River. There are several images of members of the DC National Guard and several of Cornell University.

Dates: 1908 - 1910

“Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal” Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP011
Scope and Contents

Between 1983 and 1985, Dolores Smith conducted 33 oral history interviews as a part of her film project Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal. Interviewees were residents, business owners, and others with longstanding connections to the Southwest neighborhood. Topics include the Southwest neighborhood before urban renewal, the effects of urban renewal on the neighborhood and community, childhood and life experiences, and work and social life.

Dates: 1983 - 1985

Southwest Views Oral History Project

 Collection
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.

Dates: 2006

Theresa Trainor Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 186
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the research and writings about Theresa Trainor’s projects in the Southwest neighborhood completed as a part of her studies at American University. There are research papers, research files, interviews, transcripts, audio, and video cassettes. Materials document Southwest before urban renewal transformed the neighborhood. Many of the materials document the Willow Tree playground football team and its alumni.

Dates: 1911 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1994