The Center for Anacostia Studies was the predecessor of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum research department.
The Anacostia Oral History Project Collection contains oral history interviews with 55 individuals who either grew up in or spent a considerable amount of time in the neighborhood. Interviewees discuss their memories of Anacostia dating back to the 1890s and points of focus include education, occupations, transportation, geographic boundaries, and recreational and community activities. The interviews were conducted and recorded on audiocassettes in 1975 through the Center for Anacostia Studies and the Anacostia Community Museum. Most of the interviews have been digitized and are accessible in the archive on CDs.
Anacostia Oral History Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org