1 audiotape (Reference copy). 2 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies)
Ella B. Howard Pearis is a fourth generation resident of Anacostia in Washington, D.C. She comes from a family of community activists and has carried on that tradition through her work for organizations such as the Anacostia Historical Society, of which she is a founding member.
(1) Description in control file; (2) name index to transcript.
(1) Audiotape, 1.5 hours; digital video files, 1.5 hours; (2) transcript, 22 pages
This interview by University of Maryland history student Sabine K. Lovett covers Pearis' life in Anacostia, including her youth, education, work in day care and at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and her activities associated with the Anacostia Historical Society and the Smithsonian's Anacostia Museum.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520