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Digital audio recordings and PDF transcripts of 10 oral history interviews recorded by Shaw Library staff to document the Shaw neighborhood and the effect of the 1968 riots on its community.
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.
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.
Between 1976 and 1979, members of St. Alban's Episcopal church parish conducted over 100 oral history interviews with older residents of the District of Columbia. This project conducted listening interviews in which the interviewee was asked to review their lives and to pass on to others whatever they wished to share of their experience. The project director was Sara Jenkins and it was partly funded by a grant from the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3-C.
Between 1992 and 1993, students of the "Never Too Old to Learn" class, sponsored by Iona Senior Service, conducted 6 oral history interviews. Participants were residents, volunteers, and staff members who were interviewed about their personal and family histories and outlooks on life. All interviewees were from St. Mary's Court, a senior residence facility in Foggy Bottom located at 72524th Street, NW.
The collection consists of 45 stereoviews depicting various scenes and persons from the District of Columbia. Stereoviews, also called “stereocards” or “stereotypes,” are two nearly identical card-mounted images placed side by side. When viewed through a stereo viewer or stereograph, they give the image a three-dimensional effect. They were very popular from 1854 through the mid-1930s and often illustrate historic and exotic locations.
Collection consists of 366 35mm slides taken by photographers James Taulman, Jan Faul, and Robert Burgess of buildings throughout the city. Collection was assembled by James Taulman.