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GMU Special Collections, The Northern Virginia Oral History Project Collection http://scrc.gmu.edu/collections-subject.php#LOCHIST

Archie Henry Borgus, Jr. – Additional Recollections of McLean & Great Falls, Virginia; Virginia Room

1970s interview on audio tape in the office that has not been digitized.: Mr West died in 1978 at age 104.

Oral History taken in February 2021 by Sylvia Taylor, Historic Vienna, Inc. Board Member. They discussed Preston’s growing up in Vienna, his career as a Fairfax County Police Commander, being the first African American Commander at the Mount Vernon…

Gloria Runyon and her family have lived in Vienna, Virginia, as she puts it, since “before it became Vienna.” Her roots in the town grow at least as far back as her great-grandfather, a Cherokee Indian, who built the home in which she still lives.…

This interview brought together James & Gloria Carter, Ronald Honesty, Jean Minor, Ted & Lorraine Thomas, and Daniel Bunaugh. The group discussed a wide array of subjects, including attending Louise Archer (formerly known as the Vienna Colored…

Robert Frye moved to Fairfax in 1967. Three times a member of the Fairfax County School Board-- both appointed and elected--Bob Frye worked for equal opportunity in the county as the area emerged from the era of segregation. He was the first minority…

African American Dennis Howard describes his family who lived in Merrifield, Tremont, Falls Church and Ilda. He describes how his great grandfather Horace Gibson, who purchased his freedom from slavery, and with another former enslaved person Moses…

Both Helen Haight and Aileen Wright were raised in the Pines, a segregated community near today’s location of Pine Ridge Park. They grew up with no telephone, no electricity, no indoor plumbing, a wood stove, and an ice box. They had to haul water…

Dramatic reading from historical documents performed by Bob Hartman, Janis Harless, Jerry Lyons, Gary Knipling, and Anne Barnes. Produced ... in order to document a small antebellum settlement of free Blacks clustered along Neck Road, now known as…

Judith Saunders Burton grew up in Gum Springs, Virginia and lived in Prince Edward County and Farmville, Virginia during the years of school desegregation.

This was a livestream presentation on Thursday, January 14, 2021, from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. It was a live discussion between William Holland and Brenda Parker, Mount Vernon Character Interpreter & African American Interpretation &…

This video appeared in the exhibit, “Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon” (Oct 1, 2016 - July 11, 2021).

“Snake Hill to Spring Bank” was an oral history project conducted by students at Groveton High School in the mid-1970s. The interviews were transcribed.
All three volumes of the book are also available online.

2 Volume Set of 29 Transcribed interviews performed July 1984- January 1994 with Lewis Lear Quander, Gladys Quander Tancil, Roberta H. Quander and others.
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