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Anacostia Oral History Project, 1975

Object Details

Scope and Contents note
The Anacostia Oral History Project Collection contains oral history interviews with 55 individuals who either grew up in or spent a considerable amount of time in the neighborhood. Interviewees discuss their memories of Anacostia dating back to the 1890s and points of focus include education, occupations, transportation, geographic boundaries, and recreational and community activities. The interviews were conducted and recorded on audiocassettes in 1975 through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum. Most of the interviews have been digitized and are accessible in the archive on CDs.
Biographical/Historical note
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
bulk 1975-1975
140 Sound recordings (72 sound cassettes ; 68 sound disk CD-Rs)
58 Electronic discs (DVD) (58 data disk DVD-Rs)
2 Linear feet
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Electronic discs (dvd)
Oral history
African Americans
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Finding aid
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