Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Swimming pool, Clifton Park, Baltimore, Maryland, ca. 1920, Hughes Company, BCLM Collection, MC6647.1, MdHS.

Swimming pool, Clifton Park, Baltimore, Maryland, ca. 1920, Hughes Company, BCLM Collection, MC6647.1, MdHS. 

The Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005 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),

The students obtained oral histories from community members and researched the history of the public park surrounding the Lake Clifton complex, the history of the African-American cemetery in the community, movie theaters, baseball parks, and the histories of the origin of local street names. A booklet was produced by the students, containing their essays on Clifton Park Swimming Pool, Eastern High School, Montebello, and other topics related to the history of Northeast Baltimore. The booklet can be found in this collection (OH 9954).

The project includes 13 interviews. Interviewees include: Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke; Doris M. Johnson principal Tricia Rock; Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. and other residents of Northeast Baltimore. 

Materials available for this project include digital audio recordings for all of the interviews and transcripts for seven.

To make a request to view materials or listen to audio from the Doris M. Johnson Project please contact the Special Collections Department at specialcollections@mdhs.org, or speak to the Special Collections Librarian at the desk in the library.

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Call Number

Interviewee

Biography

Summary

Interviewer

Date of Interview

Extent (Transcript)

Extent (recording)

Restrictions on Use?

OH 9941

MARY PAT CLARKE (1941-) Doris M. Johnson Project:
My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

City Councilmember of the 14th District in Baltimore City (2003-2012) and former City Council President (1987-1995).

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School: Unemployment in Northeast Baltimore;  Development of youth activities in Northeast Baltimore; Baltimore Riots of 1968 and its aftermath; Condition of Northeast Baltimore’s Schools; Common entertainment in Northeast Baltimore; Diversity of religion and its importance to the community.

Michael Fogarty and Shante Janice

4/25, 2005

32 pp, transcript (2 copies: electronic and public use)

1 hour, 11 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9942

INEZ HAWKES

Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Community Activist and Baltimore City Resident.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School: Development of the Charrette community organization in Northeast Baltimore; Northeast Baltimore as the “forgotten community”; Baltimore Riots of 1968; Importance of religion to the community.

Brittney Williams and Robert Taylor

4/6, 2005

15 pp, transcript (2 copies: electronic and public use)

43 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9943

J. JOSEPH CURRAN JR.

Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Former Maryland State Attorney General, State Senator, and Lt. Governor.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School: Description of Govans community in Northeast Baltimore; Importance of public transportation; Lack of Diversity in Govans community; Baltimore Riots in 1968; Segregation’s lack of impact on Govans community; Radio entertainment; Importance of Memorial Stadium to Northeast Baltimore; Departure of the Baltimore Colts football team.

Michael Fogarty

5/17, 2005

31 pp, transcript (2 copies: electronic and public use)

1 hour, 14 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9944

JOSEPH STEWART

Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of the Waverly Community in Baltimore since 1979.

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School: Entertainment in the Waverly Community after 1979; Redevelopment of the Waverly Community; Importance of education and  youth activities;  Economic Ramifications of the Baltimore Orioles moving Downtown in 1991; Swim for Life event and the Save the Patapsco Fund.

Felicia Harris and Finesse Porter

4/5, 2005

22 pp, transcript; (2 copies: electronic and public use)

54 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9945

ALFRED BORDEN

Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of Northeast Baltimore

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School

Michael Fogarty and ?

4/11, 2005

n/a

26 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9946

JOHN AND SUSAN LANG Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of Northeast Baltimore

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School

Brittney Williams and Brittany Smith

3/15, 2005

13 pp, transcript; (2 copies: electronic and public use)

40 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9947

MARK WASHINGTON Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of Northeast Baltimore

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School

Jamie and Whitney

3/24, 2005

n/a

42 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9948

MARY SIMON                                 Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of Northeast Baltimore

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School

Felicia Harris and Janice ?

2005

n/a

60 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9949

RAIETTA OUTLAW                            Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of Northeast Baltimore

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School

 

2005

n/a

40 min, 30 sec

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9950

SAM HOPKINS                                   Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of Northeast Baltimore

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School

indecipherable on recording

2005

n/a

1 hour, 11 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9951

TERRY BERG Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of Northeast Baltimore

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School: Childhood experiences in neighborhood; race relations; community relations; school segregation; "Stadium Place" urban renewal project; education; Memorial Stadium; religion in the community

Janice and Maryland

4/12, 2005

15 pp, transcript (partial: first 43 min of interview); (2 copies: electronic and public use)

51 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9952

TRICIA ROCK Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Principal of Doris M. Johnson High School

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School

Unique and Jalesa

5/12, 2005

n/a

46 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9953

BEVERLY DORSEY Doris M. Johnson Project:
My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

Resident of the Waverly and Barclay

Interview done as part of series of interviews related to the history of Northeast Baltimore conducted by high school students at Doris M. Johnson High School; Vietnam War’s effect on the community; the Baltimore Riots in 1968 and its aftermath;  Race relations in the Waverly Community; The Cold War and fear of nuclear attack;  Deterioration of the Waverly Community.

Epiphany Butler

3/15, 2005

18 pp, transcript (2 copies: electronic and public use)

38 min

No restrictions; See MdHS Permission to publish policy

OH 9954

MY NEIGBORHOOD: A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF BALTIMORE - ESSAYS, Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

 

Collection of student essays for the Doris M. Johnson Project: My Neighborhood: A Social and Cultural History of Northeast Baltimore, 2005

n/a

n/a

61 pp (1 copy: public use)

n/a

n/a

 

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