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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 31 Collections and/or Records:

29th Division oral history collection

Identifier: OH 29D

This oral history collection consists of interviews with nine members of the 29th Division, an infantry division of the United States Army that saw action in the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day, during World War II. Interviewed between 1987-1989, the veterans discuss their battalions, their ranks, objectives, tactics they implemented, and the obstacles they faced.

Dates: 1987 September 22- 1989 June 10

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

Calvert County Retired Teachers Association oral history collection

Identifier: OH CCRTA

The Calvert County Retired Teachers Association oral history collection includes a series of interviews on the history of one-room schoolhouses in Calvert County, Maryland. The narrators include both teachers and students who were involved with a number of different schools from the 1920s to the early 1980s.

Dates: 1993 February 2- March 10

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

Coldspring Newtown oral history collection

Identifier: OH CN
Abstract The Coldspring Newtown project was a housing development in Baltimore in the 1970s. Spearheaded by renowned Architect Moshi Safdie, the complex was considered an engineering marvel for its time. This collection contains video interviews with nine individuals associated with the project, circa 1979. At the time the interviews took place, there were roughly 150 families that were moved into the Coldspring Newtown community, with an estimated 4,000 soon to come. However, due to different...
Dates: 1979 May 15- September 17

Curran Family oral history collection

Identifier: OH CF

This collection includes eight oral history interviews conducted circa 1982 with members of the Curran family, a Maryland political family. The narrators discuss the family's myriad political appointments and their Irish heritage, among other topics.

Dates: 1982 January 1- December 21

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