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Oral history interview with Anita Blake

Object Details

Scope and Contents note
An interview of Anita Blake and Irene Donnelly conducted in 1975 for the Anacostia Oral History Project through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum.; Anita Blake and Irene Donnelly discuss growing up in Anacostia. Topics include their ancestry, education at the Birney school, common occupations, and how the family survived on the low wages earned by their parents.
1 Sound recording ((1 sound cassette (00:46:18)))
1 Sound recording ((1 sound disk CD-R (00:46:18). 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
ACMA.09-006, File ACMA AV002882
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