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Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Ardie Myers interview, 2021-12-08

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2021_001.wav

In this interview, Ms. Ardie Myers, a long-time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from Memphis, Tennessee, to New York City, and later, to Washington, D.C. Ms. Myers discusses her family life and educational experiences in Memphis as well as segregation and civil rights activism during her upbringing. She also talks about moving to New York City in the late 1960s and her move to Washington, D.C., in 1971.

Dates: 2021-12-08

Arrington Dixon interview, 2017-11-19

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Arrington Dixon discussed his early experiences living in Anacostia and moving to the Lamond Riggs area. Dixon remembers segregation and discrimination growing up, and the impact of the church on his life. He also recalls taking the trolleys to McKinley High School, the death of his brother, and running for Councilmember of Ward 4.

Dates: 2017-11-19

Artificial and Ephemeral Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 060
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters, programs, meeting minutes, speeches, event tickets, brochures, pamphlets, invitations, financial records, legislative materials, political memorabilia, and other rare items dating primarily from the 19th through the mid- 20th century. Of particular significance are letters, petitions, and legislative acts documenting the work of elected and appointed mayors; a Board of Alderman; and City Councils from 1802 through the early 1870s in the “Politics...
Dates: 1769

Audrey Hinton and Diane Hinton Perry interview, 2017-08-17

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents

In this interview, sisters Diane Hinton Perry and Audrey Hinton discuss hostility from white neighbors when their family bought a house on Farragut Street NW in 1953; white flight; switching schools after the Supreme Court ruled segregated schools unconstitutional; and businesses along 14th Street. They also describe their father's career as a physician, the discrimination he faced from the white medical establishment, and their own careers.

Dates: 2017-08-17

Brenda Richardson interview, 2020-12

Identifier: rwhc_ohp_2020_001.wav
Abstract In this oral history interview, Brenda Richardson, a long time D.C. resident, discusses her life and experiences moving from El Paso, Texas, to Washington, DC. Beginning with her upbringing in El Paso, Ms. Richardson discusses her early life and her family’s move to the nation’s capital in 1969. She then talks about her educational experiences in the District and further education at the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland. Ms. Richardson concludes with a discussion of her...
Dates: 2020-12

Carolivia Herron interview, 2017-08-11

Identifier: dcpl_dcohc005
Scope and Contents In Part 1 of this interview, Carolivia Herron discusses growing up in Northeast Washington, D.C. in a segregated neighborhood, on Douglass Street NE in Kenilworth, and visiting her grandmother's house in Capitol Heights. Herron recounts her childhood, her family's role in blockbusting their Takoma neighborhood, and the work of Neighbors, Incorporated. Carolivia Herron was born in 1941 at the Freedmen's Hospital of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She grew up in the Mayfair Mansions...
Dates: 2017-08-11

Manon Cleary Papers

Identifier: 223
Scope and Contents The papers were donated to the DC Public Library by the estate of Manon Cleary as facilitated by her husband F. Steven Kijek. These records are incomplete as Kijek still retains a portion of the materials. The collection documents the personal and professional life of Cleary, as an artist and educator in Washington DC and includes, but not limited to, correspondence, notes, photographs, artwork, reviews, ephemera, and printed materials. Combined, the materials present a detailed picture of...
Dates: 1942 - 2016

Colonial School for Girls Collection

Identifier: 178
Scope and Contents The collection contains three scrapbooks for the academic years 1921-1922, 1922-1923, and 1924-1925. Each holds a variety of materials including dress requirements, flyers for art performances, and general promotional flyers for D.C. arts events, newspaper clippings, charts, menus, and event invitations. Additionally, materials include both hand-written, typed notes, and excerpts from school diaries. According to the title page, the scope of the materials focuses on “Washington, its...
Dates: 1921 - 1925

Paul Philips Cooke Papers

Identifier: 100
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of works and materials collected or authored by Paul Phillips Cooke. Items include clippings, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, pamphlets, and publications from a variety of organizations, including the Cosmos and Torch Clubs. Additionally, there is information on Cooke's time as a student at Miners Teachers College and as President of the D.C. Teachers College.

Dates: 1871-2000

Arnold and Ophelia Daniels Papers

Identifier: 082
Scope and Contents This collection covers Ophelia Daniels’ involvement in various D.C. civic associations, local D.C. politics, as well as her work as a school counselor in the D.C. public school system, primarily focusing on the 1970s-1980s with some materials spanning from the 1940s to the 1990s. Some other family members’ work in education, such as Ophelia’s husband Arnold Daniels, son Danny Daniels, and father William Cope Jr., are featured as well. The collection also includes photographs, letters,...
Dates: 1920s-1990s