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Anacostia Museum
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circa 1997
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1 sound recording (audio cassette)
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ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, Mary Dawkins talks about growing up and being raised by her grandparents in Lusbee, Maryland. She talks about her enjoyment as a clam and oyster shucker and her ability to earn money to send her children to college. Prior to working for Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland), Dawkins worked as cook...

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. Undated.

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Anacostia Museum
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May 12, 1997
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2 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, Doris Harris talks about growing up in Lusbee, Maryland (Calvert County) with her nine siblings, and her parents' jobs (tobacco farming and housekeeping). Harris explains her work as a clam shucker at Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland) and the difference between shucking clams and shucking oyst...

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. Dated 19960509 and 19970512 (transcribed from transcripts).

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Anacostia Museum
Dates:
April 15, 1997
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1 sound recording (audio cassette)
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ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, William Bourne talks about his family and growing up, and working on his family's tobacco farm in Calvert County, Maryland. Bourne describes his experience as an oyster shucker for 64 years at the Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland). He explains the drop in the oyster population and the changes ...

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. Dated 19970415.

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Anacostia Museum
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1997
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2 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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 ...

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. One interview is dated 19970530 (transcribed from transcripts) and the other one is undated.

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Anacostia Museum
Dates:
1997
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item
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2 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, Mary Washington talks about her family and growing up in Huntingtown, Maryland; and her experience working as a clam shucker at the Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland) for eleven years.

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. Undated.

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Anacostia Museum
Dates:
April 29, 1997
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1 sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, Conroy Franklin Butler talks about his experience working as an oyster shucker at the Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland) for 27 years. In addition to describing his enjoyment for the job, Butler speaks of some of the changes in the oyster shucking industry.

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. Dated 19970429 (transcribed from transcripts).

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Anacostia Museum
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circa 1997
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1 sound recording (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, Christine Gray speaks of her experience working as a clam shucker at the Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland). In addition to describing her enjoyment for the job, Gray talks about some of the fastest shuckers and changes in the clam shucking industry, including the changing demographics of the e...

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. Undated.

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Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1997
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1 Linear foot
12 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Behind the Apron oral history project documents the experiences of Black oyster and clam workers in Southern Maryland. The audio interviews were conducted by Shelia Montague Parker in 1997. The interviewees include: Doris Harris, Conroy Butler, Mary Hawkins, Christine Gray, Blondell Mason, Mary Washington, Ruth Smith, and Wiliam Bourne. The intervi...

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Anacostia Museum
Dates:
1997
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item
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2 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.09-007.28
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Through an oral history interview, Blondell Mason talks about growing up in Baltimore City and then Calvert County, his children, farming, and shucking oysters. Mason describes his experiences working as an oyster shucker for approximately 30 years at the Warren Denton Seafood House (Calvert County, Maryland). Mason was one of the fastest oyster sh...

Interview. Part of Behind the Apron oral history project. Dated 19960417 and 19970417 (transcribed from transcripts).

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NMAAHC.FB.M1906
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

The records of the offices described below were not subordinate to the Assistant Commissioner for Maryland, but because they are listed in the "List of Book Records for Maryland," they appear here as the "Subordinate" offices in Maryland. The offices in Annapolis, Bladensburg, and Rockville were subordinate to the Assistant Commissioner for the Dis...

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