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OHPS. Oral History Projects and Series

Identifier: OHPS
Approximately 650 oral histories processed and available for public use. Contains interviews, recorded events such as speeches, research papers, and other items. Many of the oral histories also contain supplemental materials including tape indexes, interview summaries, newspaper and periodical clippings, ephemera, and photographs.

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

East-West Expressway oral history collection

Identifier: OH EWEC

Citizen responses to the highway plan developed for Baltimore, Maryland, known as the East-West Expressway. Materials include audio recordings and related information and notes.

Dates: 1974

Generation to Generation Project: The Living Legacy of Older Persons oral history collection

Identifier: OH GTGP
Scope and Contents The 81 oral histories in this collection consist of 77 interviews, along with background documents relating to the project and other materials. The interviewees hailed from the Homewood community and surrounding neighborhoods and represented a diverse demographic: single, married, widowed, divorced, male, female, apartment dwellers and homeowners, ages 60-90, and of varying ethnic and racial backgrounds.Materials available for the interviews include audio recordings, tape...
Dates: 1979-1980

Glenn L. Martin oral history collection

Identifier: OH GLM

The Glenn L. Martin oral history collection contains interviews with four women who worked for the Glenn L. Martin aircraft company during World War II. Interviewed between 1995-1996, the narrators discuss how they came to live in Baltimore, their housing communities and jobs in the plant, and the overall effect of World War II on the home front.

Dates: 1995 August 9 -1996 April 4

Growing Suburbs oral history collection

Identifier: OH GS

The Growing Suburbs oral history collection contains seven interviews with individuals with knowledge or first-hand experience of the suburbanization that took place around Baltimore following World War II, circa 1950-1970. The narrators include city planners, developers, and Baltimore citizens who left the city for the suburbs.

Dates: 1995 January 26-October 13

"Heroes, Just Like You" oral history collection

Identifier: OH HJLY

The "Heroes, Just Like You" oral history collection includes interviews with three individuals working in the sciences in the Baltimore area from approximately the 1970s through to the early 1990s. The focus of the interviews is on educational background, upbringing, and how and why each came to his work and position at the time of the recording.

Dates: 1992 October 21- November 22

Maryland Artist Series oral history collection

Identifier: OH MAS
Scope and Contents This series consists of interviews with Maryland artists and Directors and Managers of Maryland Cultural Institutions. Institutions discussed include the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Baltimore Opera Company, the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Institute, the Peabody Institute; the Peale Museum, the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Center Stage Theatre.Interviewees include: Artist Grace Hartigan; Adelyn Breeskin, Director of the Baltimore Museum of...
Dates: 1975-1976

Maryland Sports oral history collection

Identifier: OH MSC
Scope and Contents This series of interviews focuses upon traditional Maryland sports, including lacrosse, horse racing, fox hunting, and jousting. Topics include the origins and history of lacrosse; the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, located on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore; the history of the Maryland Horse Magazine and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association; Maryland horse racing and breeding compared to other states; origins and history of jousting in Maryland; jousting culture; background of...
Dates: 1976-1977

Maryland Vietnam War Stories oral histories collection

Identifier: OH MVWS

Maryland Vietnam War Stories, 2013-2015 consists of 98 oral history interviews conducted for Maryland Vietnam War Stories, a documentary produced by Maryland Public Television (MPT) in 2016.

Dates: 2013-2015

McKeldin-Jackson Project oral history collection

Identifier: OH MJP
Abstract This collection is comprised of 87 oral history interviews and 4 related items. The McKeldin-Jackson Project was an effort to examine the Maryland civil rights movement of the mid-20th century through the medium of oral history by focusing on the roles played by pioneering freedom fighter Lillie May Carroll Jackson and Theodore R. McKeldin, who was Mayor of Baltimore (1943-1947, 1963-1967), Governor of Maryland (1951-1959), and an advocate for civil rights. The project was sponsored by the...
Dates: 1971, 1974-1977

Oral History Vertical File

Identifier: OHVF

This collection contains interviews created by the Oral History Department at the Maryland Historical Society, as well as interviews donated to MdHS. Interviews in this collection are not part of a larger project and are thus filed individually.

Dates: 1970 - 2018