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Oral history

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

South of U Oral History Project - Life, Riots, and Renewal in Shaw in Dig DC
South of U Oral History Project - Life, Ri...

South of U Street Oral History Project

 Collection — External hard drive DIG_00009
Identifier: OHP025
Content Description

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.

Dates: 2012

“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

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

St. Alban's "Super Sixties Program" Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP019
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1976 - 1979

St. Mary's Court - "Never Too Old to Learn" Oral History Project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: OHP012
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1992 - 1993
St. Mary’s Court Oral History Project - Never Too Old To Learn in Dig DC
St. Mary’s Court Oral History Project - Ne...

Theresa Trainor Research 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

U Street Oral History Project

 Collection — External hard drive DIG_00005
Identifier: OHP026
Content Description

Digital recordings of 20 oral history interviews by DCPL Special Collections Librarian Kelly Navies and related digital documents. 18 of the recordings are about the U Street cultural corridor. All of the U Street interviews have logs and two of them also have transcripts. Digital photographs and other documents were also included in the U Street transfer. There is also an interview with DC author Edward P. Jones, in 2 parts.

Dates: 2014
U Street Oral History Project - D.C.'s Cultural Corridor in Dig DC
U Street Oral History Project - D.C.'s Cul...