Sound recording: 1 data disk DVD-R digital, 24-bit 96kHz WAV
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
Conducted as part of the Anacostia Oral History Project, which includes approximately 50 interviews of long-time residents of the Anacostia area of Washington, DC.
An interview of James E. Coates conducted 1975 June 25, by Donna Coates, for the Anacostia Oral History Project through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum.
James E. Coates is interviewed primarily about his civic activities, educational background, and career, with some information on childhood as he was born and raised in Foggy Bottom. He discusses attending church school and the Baptist Training Union as well as his participation in community organizations such as the Garfield Douglass Civic Association, the Fort Stanton Civic Association, and the Bernie Elementary school PTA.
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, MRC-777 1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020 (tel. 202.633.4853, fax 202.287.2422) ACMarchives@si.edu Consult archivist by appointment