The foundation of Moorland's Oral History Department is the Ralph J. Bunche Oral History
Collection which contains more than 700 tapes and television transcripts documenting the
1960s Civil Rights Movement. Some of the interviews contain rich background information on
early Washington and local involvement in the movement. Other collections with information
of interest to scholars of Washington, DC Black culture and history are the memoirs of
Howard University staff, faculty, and alumni which provide documentation concerning the
history and development of the University; recollections of World War II veterans of the
366th Infantry Regiment and of Tuskegee Airmen who served in segregated units in Italy
document the Black military history of the United States, including locals Benjamin O.
Davis, Sr.; interviews with members of the Black Press, including locals Art Carter and
photographer Matthew Lewis; and an interview with Julia A. Smith in the Black Women's Oral
History Project collection.
Black Georgetown Remembered: A history of its Black community
from the founding of
"The Town of George" in 1751 to the
present day. Produced by Kathleen M. Lesko.
George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1989,
Duke Ellington's Washington.
Produced by Hedrick Smith and
Stanley Nelson. 60 minutes. Hedrick Smith Productions,
Bethesda, MD, 1999, videocassette.
7th and T: The
Story of the Howard Theater. Producer by Jay
Barchas and David C. Herman. 45 minutes.
Productions, Silver Spring, MD, 1987, videocassette.
The 'Y' Guys: The
Story of the First African American YMCA in
the Nation. Produced by Marie K. Moll. 30
Mammoth Theater Company, Washington, DC, 1996,