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Behind the Apron Interview with Ruth Smith

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Museum
Scope and Contents
Through an oral history interview, Ruth Smith describes her experience working as an oyster shucker for 23 years at the Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland). She spoke of the fastest oyster shuckers at the seafood house, her participation in oyster shucking competitions, and the changes in the oyster shucking industry. Smith also talked about her family and growing up in Calvert County, Maryland.
Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. One interview is dated 19970530 (transcribed from transcripts) and the other one is undated.
Date
1997
Extent
2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Oral histories (document genres)
Interviews
Topic
African Americans
African Americans -- Employment
African Americans -- Maryland
Oyster industry
Clam industry
Place
Maryland
United States
Citation
Behind the Apron Interview with Ruth Smith, Behind the Apron oral history project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.09-007.28, Item ACMA AV005261
Local Numbers
ACMA AV005262
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