Anacostia Oral History Project

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-006
Dates:
1970-1975
bulk 1975-1975
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
140 sound recordings
72 sound cassettes ; 68 sound disk CD-Rs
58 electronic discs (dvd)
58 data disk DVD-Rs
2 linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
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
Biographical/Historical note
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Archival Materials note
The Anacostia Community Museum Archives also houses other oral histories of the area, including the ACM 25th Anniversary Oral History Project.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Oral history Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Community Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C. 20020
ACMArchives@si.edu
http://www.anacostia.si.edu/Collections/ArchiveCollection