Oral his­tory ar­chive of former Mayor Mar­ion Barry de­buts

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An oral his­tory ar­chive of Mar­ion Barry’s 1978 cam­paign for mayor of the District has made its de­but.

Barry won that year and went on to serve a total of four terms as mayor, ul­ti­mately be­com­ing known as the District’s “Mayor for Life.”

The oral his­tory ar­chive de­buted Mon­day with a cer­e­mony at the John A. Wil­son Build­ing. The ar­chive of video in­ter­views will be housed at the Gel­man Li­brary at Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity. The ar­chive cur­rently con­sists of video in­ter­views of 33 in­di­vid­u­als who worked on the cam­paign or wrote about it as mem­bers of the press corps. Of­fi­cials said they ex­pect the col­lec­tion will ul­ti­mately in­clude more than 50 in­di­vid­u­als. Barry died in Novem­ber 2014 at age 78.

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