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 Anita Blake and Irene Donnelly conducted in 1975 for the Anacostia Oral History Project through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum.
Anita Blake and Irene Donnelly discuss growing up in Anacostia. Topics include their ancestry, education at the Birney school, common occupations, and how the family survived on the low wages earned by their parents.
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