OHPS. Oral History Projects and Series
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 16 Collections and/or Records:
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 include...
Identifier: OH BIS
Abstract 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.
Identifier: OH 8297
Abstract 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.
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 Charles...
Identifier: OH CCCVP
Abstract 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.
Identifier: OH DMJP
Abstract 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).
Identifier: OH EWEC
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 indexes,...
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 Art,...
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 of...