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This is an oral history project documenting the Kansas Street House, a former punk house at the corner of Kansas Street and Wilson Blvd. in Arliington

We are a photographer (David S. Holloway) and a librarian (Tina Plottel) documenting the Kansas Street House. This group house served as a home for several members of the DC punk scene who were artists and musicians, who invited the community into their home for punk shows and other happenings.

This project will incorporate stories and images from the late-1980s to December, 2009, when the Kansas House was torn down to make way for new development in Arlington, VA. The raw materials we collect (interviews, art work, ephemera, and photographs) will become part of a cultural archive at the George Washington University's Gelman Library. Additionally, David and Tina are working on a book about Kansas Street House and its significance to the Washington, DC punk scene.

We will use funding for this project for transportation costs, as well as equipment rental and helping out the people who help us film and edit.

Photo of Kansas by Heidi Glenn


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