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OHPS. Oral History Projects and Series

Identifier: OHPS
Approximately 650 oral histories processed and available for public use. Contains interviews, recorded events such as speeches, research papers, and other items. Many of the oral histories also contain supplemental materials including tape indexes, interview summaries, newspaper and periodical clippings, ephemera, and photographs.

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Corporate History Project oral history collection

Identifier: OH BGE
Abstract Interviewees included both retired and active employees of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. The interviews focus primarily on each interviewee’s employment at the company, but also touch on family life and educational background. A few discuss their service in the armed forces during World War II. Anton Endler, OH 8458, talks about his experiences as a National Guardsmen during the 1963 Cambridge, MD riots and the Baltimore Riots of 1968. Materials available for this collection...
Dates: 1982-1984

Baltimore Interfaith Series oral history collection

Identifier: OH BIS

The Baltimore Interfaith Series is a collection of interviews with Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious leaders conducted by Dr. Lenora Nast exploring the role of the clergy in Jewish-Christian relations in Baltimore during the period between 1945-1975. Includes audio recordings, tape indexes, and a partial transcript.

Dates: 1974-1976

Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project oral history collection

Identifier: OH 8297

The collection comprises 214 oral histories focused on Baltimore's older working-class ethnic neighborhoods. The materials include audio recordings, tape indexes, biographical material, interviewer notes, and full or partial transcripts are available for 79 of the interviews.

Dates: 1978-1982

Baltimore Symphony Series oral history collection

Identifier: OH BSS
Scope and Contents Maryland Historical Society volunteer Alfred Kolinsky conducted this series of interviews relating to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1916.Interviewees include Sarah Feldman, first woman member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Robert Preston Harriss, music critic from the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore News-American. Topics include: the origins and history of the Orchestra; the position of women in the orchestra; organization; productions; music critic Judge...
Dates: 1977

Civilian Conservation Corp Veterans Project oral history collection

Identifier: OH CCCVP

The Civilian Conservation Corp Veterans Project consists of a series of 52 interviews conducted with 56 men who worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the years of the Great Depression. Materials include audio recordings, transcripts, biographical information, and photographs.

Dates: 1980

Doris M. Johnson Project oral history collection

Identifier: OH DMJP

The Doris M. Johnson Project was a joint endeavor of the Maryland Historical Society and Doris M. Johnson High School in Baltimore through the History Channel’s Save Our History grant program. Students from the high school conducted research for the interviews through the MdHS’s Student Research Center for History (SeaRCH).

Dates: 2005-2009

East-West Expressway oral history collection

Identifier: OH EWEC

Citizen responses to the highway plan developed for Baltimore, Maryland, known as the East-West Expressway. Materials include audio recordings and related information and notes.

Dates: 1974

Generation to Generation Project: The Living Legacy of Older Persons oral history collection

Identifier: OH GTGP
Scope and Contents The 81 oral histories in this collection consist of 77 interviews, along with background documents relating to the project and other materials. The interviewees hailed from the Homewood community and surrounding neighborhoods and represented a diverse demographic: single, married, widowed, divorced, male, female, apartment dwellers and homeowners, ages 60-90, and of varying ethnic and racial backgrounds.Materials available for the interviews include audio recordings, tape...
Dates: 1979-1980

Maryland Artist Series oral history collection

Identifier: OH MAS
Scope and Contents This series consists of interviews with Maryland artists and Directors and Managers of Maryland Cultural Institutions. Institutions discussed include the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Baltimore Opera Company, the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Institute, the Peabody Institute; the Peale Museum, the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Center Stage Theatre.Interviewees include: Artist Grace Hartigan; Adelyn Breeskin, Director of the Baltimore Museum of...
Dates: 1975-1976

Maryland sports oral history collection

Identifier: OH MSC
Scope and Contents This series of interviews discusses traditional Maryland sports including lacrosse, horse breeding and racing, fox hunting, and jousting. Topics include the origins and history of lacrosse; the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore; history of the Maryland Horse Magazine and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association; Maryland horse racing and breeding compared to other states; Origins and history of jousting in Maryland; jousting culture; background...
Dates: 1976-1977