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About this collection


The St. Mary’s Court Oral History Project - Never Too Old to Learn contains six oral history interviews conducted from 1992 to 1993 by residents of the St. Mary’s Court, a non-profit senior living facility located at 725 24th Street NW in Foggy Bottom.

 

Residents, volunteers, and staff members of St. Mary's were interviewed about their personal and family histories and outlooks on life by residents participating in class called “Never Too Old to Learn,” sponsored by Iona Senior Services. Interview subjects include African-American family life and history, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, professional life, retirement, politics, social change, race relations, and the changing landscape of Washington, D.C.

 

Iona Senior Services donated this collection to DC Public Library.  All known tapes and transcripts for the collection were digitized in summer 2014.

 

The DC Public Library holds copyright for all of the interviews.

 

Learn more about the collection in its finding aid on the DCPL website.

 

Photo of St. Mary's Court from Google Street View, captured November 2016, © Google 2017.

 
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