The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Adams Morgan/Lanier Heights historic resources survey records
Repository: Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Kiplinger Research Library
Collection Description (CRHP): The oral histories, in audiotape and videotape form, deal with desegregation and integration in the District of Columbia, including school desegregation. The interviews also deal with urban renewal and other community issues.
Collection Description (Extant): The Adams Morgan / Lanier Heights Historic Resources Survey was sponsored and conducted by Meridian House International (now called Meridian International Center). Meridian International Center is located at 1630 Crescent Place, NW in Washington, DC. and is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution that promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas, and the arts.
The Adams Morgan / Lanier Heights Historic Resources Survey project began in October 1989
as an effort to survey the potential historic resources located in the Adams Morgan / Lanier Heights area. The project area was bounded by the National Zoological Park and Harvard Street to the north, Sixteenth Street to the east, Florida Avenue to the south, and Connecticut Avenue and the National Zoological Park to the west. Under a grant from the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office, Meridian House International administered this community-based project. The project focused on informing the public about historic preservation, collecting local oral histories (including individual, business and organizational histories), and conducting a comprehensive area building survey. The project design was unique, combining oral histories and a building survey, but only the oral history component of the project (Phase 1) was completed. Though land survey records are compiled in this collection (Phase 2), a study combining the two phases was never done.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MS 0535
Extent: 1.17 cubic ft.
Finding Aid URL: http://www.historydc.org/import_data/pdf/a/ms0535.pdf
Related Archival Items: As of October 2010, this archive has a small backlog of uncataloged oral histories, mostly dealing with the DC public schools, but with a few other issues mixed in; these may deal with the civil rights movement.
Interviewees: Darnell Bradford, Josephine Dorothy Butler, Steve Coleman, Paul Dolinsky, Maceo Goods, Reverend Harold C. Hunter, Margaret Logan, Grace Malakoff, Frank Micelli, Vera Micelli, Blanca Rodriguez, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Smith, James Leo Bronson, Darnell Bradford, Josephine Dorothy Butler, Edward G. Jackson, Sr., Patti Johnson, Frank Richardson
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (D.C.)
Civil rights movements--Washington (D.C.)
District of Columbia--Race relations
School integration--Washington (D.C.)
Urban renewal--Washington (D.C.)