Oral history interview with Della Lowery

Object Details

Lowery, Della, 1924-2008
Scope and Contents note
Della Lowery discusses the inception of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (now Anacostia Community Museum), its impact on the Anacostia neighborhood, and her experience as a volunteer. She describes how important the original museum was to the community, and especially to young people, who were able to take art courses, participate in singing groups, and see many exhibits. She talks about the leadership of John Kinard and Zora Martin-Felton, and the influence Altman Jones and Almore Dale had on the original museum. She also describes the museum's relationship with the Smithsonian Institution over time. The interview was recorded on November 14, 1991. There is background noise, but the interview can be heard clearly throughout the recording.
1991 November 14
1 Sound cassette (original)
1 Sound cassette (copy)
1 Sound cassette (original)
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Oral histories (document genres)
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Collection Citation
ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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