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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:

Penn-North oral history collection

Identifier: OH PN
Abstract The Penn-North oral history collection is a series of interviews revolving around the residential and retail experiences in the Penn-North neighborhood of Baltimore in the early to mid-1900s. The interviews cover a range of topics, including housing developement, employment opportunities, entertainment options, ethnic makeups, the civil rights movement, political activity, and rising crime. As interviewer Elaine Eff puts it in her interview with Umberto "Bert" Correlli and Alan Christian,...
Dates: 1985 June 13-1994 June 18

Saving a Community's Recollections: Takoma Park Oral History Project oral history collection

Identifier: OH SCR
Scope and Contents The Takoma Park Oral History Project consists of three interviews with lifelong residents of Takoma Park, including Roland Dawes, one of the first African American businessmen in Takoma Park. Topics discussed include: Takoma Park during the years of the Great Depression and World War II; segregation; how Takoma Park has changed over the years; the Takoma Park Historical Society; the arrival of the metro in Takoma Park in 1978.Materials available for this collection include...
Dates: 2001

Science and Technology oral history collection

Identifier: OH ST

This collection comprises 5 oral history interviews focused on those working in the science and technology fields. All subjects worked in the Baltimore area during the 1970s-early-1990s. Materials include audio recordings.

Dates: 1988 October 16-1995 January 15

Secretaries in the 1940s oral history collection

Identifier: OH SEC

This oral history collection contains interviews with ten women, between 1992-1994, who worked as secretaries in the 1940s. Their places of work included the Social Security Administration, law firms, the National Art Gallery, high schools, and hospitals, among others. The narrators discuss work and life during World War II, as well as what it was like to be a woman working in male-dominated professions.

Dates: 1992 September 8- 1994 March 2

Small Ethnic Credit Institutions in Baltimore oral history collection

Identifier: OH 8029
Scope and Contents

This oral history, OH 8029, consists of three interviews with officers of the Garibaldi Federal Savings and Loan Association, established in the 1920s to provide mortgages to poor Italian families. Topics include the organization of the company, its origins and history, and its connection with the Italian community.

An audio recording and transcript is available for each interview.

Dates: 1972

'The Last Day of the Old World' Project oral history collection

Identifier: OH LDOWP

This collection consists of a series of interviews for "The Last Day of the Old World", a video play written by Marie Lehnert. Includes transcripts for all of the interviews, biographical forms, newspaper clippings, programs for the play, and a video recording and script for a performance of "The Last Day of the Old World."

Dates: 1978

Towson State Scarpaci oral history collection

Identifier: OH TSS

The Towson State Scarpaci oral history collection consists of 16 interviews with Italian Americans or Italian immigrants from Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood, circa 1979-1980.

Dates: 1973 May 5-1980 July 23

Trustees of the Maryland Historical Society oral history collection

Identifier: OH TMHS

The Trustees of the Maryland Historical Society oral history collection includes three interviews with members of the Maryland Historical Society Board of Trustees. The interviews document the narrators' family histories and how each became involved with the Maryland Historical Society.

Dates: 2003 August 5- November 4

U. S. Frigate Constellation Series oral history collection

Identifier: OH USFCS

The U.S. Frigate Constellation Series is a collection of six interviews relating to the acquisition and restoration of the U.S. Frigate Constellation from 1955-1980.

Dates: 1975-1980

"What Can I Do, What Will I Do" oral history collection

Identifier: OH WCID

The "What Can I Do, What Will I Do" oral history collection interviews four, African-American women all working in the sciences and who grew up in and have worked in the Baltimore area from approximately the mid-1950s through the early-1990s. The narrators discuss their educational backgrounds, upbringing, personal challenges, and each woman's motivations for pursuing her current career.

Dates: 1992