Southwest Remembered – Urban Renewal Oral History Project

Southwest Remembered – Urban Renewal Oral History Project

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Oral History Project 11

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
From 1983 – 1985 a total of 33 oral history interviews were conducted for the film project Southwest Remembered:  A Story of Urban Renewal.

SCOPE AND CONTENT
This oral history collection occupies approximately 2-1/2 linear feet.  The inventory below outlines the library’s holdings for each oral history interview.  Individuals’ connection to Southwest and appearance in the film are also noted.

PROVENANCE
In the 1990s the audiotapes were donated to the Washingtoniana division for inclusion in the film project. Reproduction of an oral history without a release is not permitted.

RESTRICTIONS
The D.C. Public Library holds copyright for the majority of the collection

Inventory

Oral History # Name(s) Timed Index Transcript Supplemental Information
OHP 11-01 Banks, James (see also OHP 17-17), former RLA Official No 44 pp Appears in the film.
OHP 11-02 Blackstone, Lucretia Miss (see also OHP 3-50, 3-51, 3-52) No 90 pp  
OHP 11-03 Brannan, Barbara, resident of new S.W. No 35 pp Does not appear in the film.
OHP 11-04 Brewer, Clara, resident of old and new S.W. No 45 pp Does not appear in the film.
OHP 11-05 Butler, Walter Mr. & Mrs., former residents of S.W. No 65 pp Do not appear in the film.
OHP 11-06 Coates, Mignon, former resident of S.W. No 37 pp Does not appear in film but some of her photos do.
OHP 11-07 Engle, Morris, Owner of last business in S.W. No 30 pp Appears in the film. Business was to be torn down during the renewal.
OHP 11-08 Graham, Michael, former Entertainer No 31 pp Does not appear in the film.
OHP 11-09 Haddad, Norman Rev., Pastor of St. Dominics Church No 41 pp Appears in film. He was pastor of the church during the rebuilding of S.W.
OHP 11-10 Headley, Margaret, former resident of old S.W. No 7 pp Appears in the film.
OHP 11-11 Jefferson, Mary, Entertainer in old S.W. No 64 pp Appears in the film.
OHP 11-12 Jones, Clyde and Mallory, Mr. & Mrs. Osborne, residents of old S.W. No 87 pp Do not appear in film.
OHP 11-13 Lucas, John No 35 pp Because Lucas was nearly 100 when interview was taken, it was difficult to understand him and therefore does not appear in the film.
OHP 11-14 Lancaster, Jessie, former resident of S.W. No 61 pp Appears in the film.
OHP 11-15 Meade, Clifton, resident of old S.W. No 90 pp Appears in the film.
OHP 11-16 Olmstead, Harry, former resident of S.W. No 24 pp Does not appear in the film but one of his photos does.
OHP 11-17 Miller, Anna, former RLA Official No 18 pp Appears in the film.
OHP 11-18 Petaway, Laura and Thomas, Pearl, Entertainers in old S.W. No 59 pp Both appear in the film.
OHP 11-19 Reuss, Henry Congressman, former resident new S.W. and Member of Congress No 14 pp Does not appear in the film.  He was Chair of the Subcommittee for Urban Renewal.
OHP 11-20 Riseling, George, former RLA Official No 53 pp Does not appear in the film.
OHP 11-21 Rosenberg, Samuel (see also OHP 1-30), former resident of old S.W. No No Appears in the film.
OHP 11-22 Rosenberg, Janette and Edna, sisters and former residents of old S.W. No 51 pp Do not appear in the film but older brother, Sam Rosenberg, does.
OHP 11-23 Schneider, Mary, Lawyer, and Duk Chyun, Young, Architect No 31 pp Do not appear in the film.
OHP 11-24 Shapiro, Betty (see also OHP 1-38, 1-39), former resident of S.W. No 31 pp Does not appear in the film.
OHP 11-25 Sherman, Stan, Worker for the RLA during Re-development No 37 pp Does not appear in the film.
OHP 11-26 Thursz, Daniel, Social Worker No 19 pp Appears in the film.  Concocted story about displaced S.W. residents by the renewal in Where Are They Now.
OHP 11-27 Wiggins, Steve, Police Officer in S.W. No 63 pp Does not appear in film. Very involved with youth.

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