Oral History Collections

Oral History Collections

In Special Collections

Washingtoniana collects and preserves community-based oral histories that reflect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Washington, DC. Our oral history community archive is comprised of donated collections, as well as oral history projects conducted by members of our staff.

Oral history collections are available digitally, or in-house by appointment. Transcripts and/or indexes are available for most of the interviews.

Collections

List of Oral History Collections

Dig DC (Digital Collections)

Collections by Name of Interviewee

Listen Now!

Selected oral history collections are now available online on Dig DC. Listen to first-hand accounts of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom now!

Share Your Story

Washingtoniana accepts oral histories that support our mission as a leading repository of local Washington, DC history. We also collect community-based oral histories that reflect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Washington, DC. Please contact the Archivist below for more information.

Contact

Appointments are required to access the oral history collections. Please contact the Archivist for availability:

Derek Gray, Archivist
DC Public Library, Special Collections
DC Community Archives
901 G Street NW, Room 307
Washington, DC 20001
202.727.2272
derek.gray2@dc.gov

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