Door-to-Door at DC Public Library

Door-to-Door at DC Public Library

An oral history collaboration with WAMU 88.5

Door-to-Door images

"I'm kinda glad to say I'm a part of that community."

"It's just like any small town in America."

"There's such a mix of people here."

"It has a different feel to it."

Over the past few months, we have been recording Washingtonians' stories about the places they call home -- through Door-to-Door, a partnership with WAMU 88.5 that has brought us inside the neighborhoods that make up our diverse city.

Laurence AurbachThrough conversations with residents about the history, geography, and culture of their communities, we have caught a glimpse at the what makes Washington's neighborhoods unique. Listen to stories from people such as: 
Want to hear more?
Door-to-Door at DC Public LibraryWAMU has created an interactive map of all of the Door-to-Door stories collected, and all recordings will be archived at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in the Washingtoniana Division for years to come. 

The library partnership has ended, but we were proud to host Door-to-Door with DC Public Library events with WAMU-FM at Petworth, Shaw, Southeast and Southwest neighborhood libraries.

Have a story to share? Email with details about your story. You can also send a tweet to Jonna McKone at @jonnamckone.

Door-To-Door at DC Public Library is funded through the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Composite photos: (from far left, clockwise): Michael Henderson, by Jonna McKone / WAMU Flickr; Joseph Owen Curtis at Southwest Waterfront Festival, from Washingtoniana Division, DC Public Library; Hal Davitt, Jonna McKone; Blagden Alley in 1980s, by Hal Davitt; April Goggans, Jonna McKone.
Vertical photo: Laurence Aurbach, photo by Jonna McKone.