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YWCA is a housing unit that provides inclusive, affordable housing, especially to African American women. This article details the oral histories of past residents, current board members, community partners, and more.

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This documentary delves into the history of the Frederick Douglass Memorial and Historical Association. Utilizing oral history, historical documents, photographs, and intensive research, the film also discusses little-known facts about Frederick…

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Judge Harold Greene presided over the landmark legislative decision that fragmented AT&T's vertical monopoly in the 1980s, but he was also a strong advocate for civil rights throughout his career. This documentary examines Judge Greene's life and…

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The 2009 Soul of the City class visited several DC neighborhoods including Georgetown, Anacostia, Capitol Hill, and Chinatown, and produced a documentary film based on their experience. The film includes oral history interviews and footage of the…

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The booklet provides information for Adams Morgan residents wishing to improve their historic properties. It includes information on how to tell if a property is in a historic district, and what steps must be taken with the DC government to alter…

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This documentary asks several long-practicing barbers and beauticians from the H Street NE corridor in Washington, DC about their businesses, and about the history of the neighborhood. Much of the documentary focuses on Anwar Saleem and Nurney Mason.

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Three highly personal riffs on the events that rocked Washington's 14th Street Corridor in the tumultuous days following the assassination of Martin Luther King. 14th Street Freestyle: 68298 was directed by Aminata Ahmadu, Nkese Essein-Ibok, Kiana…

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The Hillcrest Community Civic Association initiated this oral history project to answer the question, "What makes a strong DC community?" Narrators were asked if Hillcrest exhibits the characteristics of a strong community and what they believe the…

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In 2012, the Soul of the City program was conducted in conjunction with the DC Department of Human Services. Young people participating in the DHS Summer Youth Employment Program visited museums, took walking tours, learned about video production,…

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Project directors of the 2012 DC Community Heritage Project grants were interviewed for this film that was shown at a community showcase event. The interviews are supported with video clips, and photographs from the grant projects.

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This film, produced for the 2011 DCCHP Showcase at John Eaton Elementary School in Northwest DC, highlights the grantee projects produced during the cycle. The film is separated into categories focusing on: Landmarks, Neighborhoods, and Culture.

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This film, produced for the 2013 DCCHP Showcase event, highlights the grantee projects produced during the cycle. The film is separated into categories focusing on: Landmarks, Neighborhoods, and Culture.

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Film shown at the 2015 DC Community Heritage Project showcase at the Richard Wright Charter School. The film consists of interviews and footage of each grantee either working on their projects or demonstrating the results of their work.

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Tenuous ties between the Bonus Army and the Communist-led Workers Ex-Servicemen's League drove many to view the Bonus Army protesters as a Communist threat. And in addition, the integrated Bonus Army camps provided a viable threat to the segregated…

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The Anacostia Bicyclists' Association organized this history tour to encourage young people to explore the sites of interest within their own neighborhoods. The ABA provides bike safety training, and the tour was meant to give more people a reason to…

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This brochure offers a brief survey history of the Hillsdale Neighborhood in Ward 8, Washington, DC. The survey profiles three of the most prominent historical figures associated with the neighborhood: Solomon G. Brown, Frederick Douglass, and…

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From Swastika to Jim Crow reveals the little-known story of German refugee scholars who were expelled from their homeland by the Nazis and found new lives at the historically Black colleges in the American South. The Humanities Council funded this…

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Working DC is a program designed to collect and disseminate stories about the work experience in Washington, DC. Project participants collected 9 interviews and arrayed them on a "GoogleMap". All 8 District Wards were represented by the project.The…

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This oral history project documents women who have made significant contribution to film in Washington, DC during the period between 1980 and 2010.

(Disc 1) Pat Aufderheide talks about her introduction to film as a critic for a local newspaper in…

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These transcripts are from an oral history project related to the National Hand Dance Association documentary film, "Hand Dance: a Capitol Swing." The interviews explore the resurgence of hand dance in the 1990s and the establishment of dance classes…

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A first-hand account of the Bonus Army encampment from the perspective of a teenage bystander. Banks' childhood experiences help paint a clearer picture of the socio-political climate of DC in the Great Depression and sets up the stage for the…

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This hiking stick was purchased by Commander Jeffrey B. Barta during his time in the United States Navy when he climbed Mt. Fuji in August 2001. The flags and brands were added at various stations during the climb. The attached medal appears to have…

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The Neighborhood Farm Initiative interviewed members of Washington, DC's growing urban agriculture community to document the history of growing food in the city.

Baumgartner was raised in Elkton, KY where his family owned a tobacco farm.…

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The LGBT community is represented in the digitization of Patrick T. Gertschen's photography. Spanning 1975-1990, this photo set specifically features the drag community and leather community.

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A PowerPoint presentation was created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive. In the presentation is a compilation of conversations and interviews with actors, playwrights, directors, and more. As well,…
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