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Oral history interview with Mary Cooke

Object Details

Scope and Contents note
An interview of Mary Cooke and his wife conducted in 1975 for the Anacostia Oral History Project through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum.; Mary Cooke discusses growing up and going to school in Anacostia. Topics include the Birney School and popular recreational activities such as needlework and the choral society.
1 Sound recording ((1 sound cassette (00:51:44)))
1 Sound recording ((1 sound disk CD-R (00:51:44). digital, 16-bit 44.1 KhZ))
1 Sound recording ((1 data disk DVD-R digital, 24-bit 96kHz WAV.)))
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Collection Citation
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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