Interviewee Oral Historlr Aereement
1. In consideration of the recording and preservation of my oral
history memoir by the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit,
Washington, D.C., and its employees and agents (hereinafter “the Society”), I,
John M. Ferren, except as otherwise provided herein and in Schedule B attached
hereto, do hereby grant and convey to the Society and its successors and assigns all
of my rights, title, and interest in the tape recordings and transcripts of interviews
of me as described in Schedule A hereto, including literary rights and copyrights.
All copies of the tapes and transcripts are subject to the same restrictions, herein
provided.
2.
Schedule B hereto.
The foregoing transfer is subject to any exceptions specified in
3. I also reserve the right to use the tapes and transcripts and
their content as a resource for any book, pamphlet, article or other writing of which
I am an author or co-author.
4. I authorize the Society, subject to any exceptions in Schedule B
attached hereto, to duplicate, edit, publish, or permit the use of said tape recordings
and transcripts in any manner that the Society considers appropriate, and I waive
any claims I may have or acquire to any royalties from such use.
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SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED before me this et day of ztc4
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My Commission expires
ACCEPTED this I {^
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President of the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit.
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Schedule A
Tape recordings and transcript resulting from seven interviews
conducted by Robert H. Kapp on the following dates:
September 19, 2001 1 Tape 26 pages (pp. 1-26)
October 26,2007 l Tape 27 pages (pp. 27-53)
Januar:y 8,20A2 1 Tape 32 pases (pp. 54-85)
February 5,2A02 1 Tape 25 pages (pp. 86-110)
March 7,2002 l Tape 11 pages (pp. 111-121)
February 13, 2003 2 Tapes 33 pages bp.l22-I5a)
March 11, 2003 l Tape 24pages (pp. 155-178)
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November 30, 2004
Schedule B
Exceptions to Oral History Agreement
The following provisions limit the use of the oral history of John M. Ferren
1. The entire tape and transcript shall not be made available to any person
without my express written permission until January 2,2025.
2. ! reserve the right to use the tapes and transcripts and their content as a
resource for any book, pamphlet, article or other writing, including speeches, of which I
am an author or co-author. This reservation shall include such use by my wife, my
children, my stepchildren, and my grandchildren (including grandchildren by marriage)
with my express written permission or, in the event of my incapacity or death, with the
express written permission of Linda J. Ferren (or, in the event of her incapacity or
death, with the permission of the Society pursuant to the terms of paragraphs 3, 5, and
6 of this document).
3. ln the event of my incapacity, I designate my wife, Linda J. Ferren of 6302 30th
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20015, to make decisions related to the use of my oral
history interview during my lifetime. Upon the death or incapacity of this designee
during my lifetime, I authorize the Society to make such decisions on my behalf in the
event of my continuing incapacity.
4. I further reserve the right – including the right of Linda J. Ferren (but not the
Society) in the event of my incapacity – to rescind or amend any of the foregoing
restrictions during my lifetime.
5. ln the event that ! die before January 2,2025,1 designate Linda J. Ferren to
make decisions related to the use of my oral history interview before that date. ln the
event that this designee dies or becomes incapacitated before January 2,2025, the
Society is not authorized to make the transcript available to anyone – other than my
children and grandchildren (including grandchildren by marriage) – before that date.
6. ln addition to the foregoing restrictions, the tape recordings shall never be
made available to anyone other than myself, my wife, my children, my stepchildren, my
grandchildren (including grandchildren by marriage), and the Society (whose use shall
be limited to storage or destruction only).
h1^ n M. Ferren
[/ay 26, 2023
Pursuant to paragraph 4 of Schedule B of my Oral History Agreement
with the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit dated
November 30, 2004,1 hereby rescind paragraphs 1 and 5 of said Schedule
B, thereby removing the limitations in those paragraphs precluding
availability of my oral history to anyone aside from my family members until
January 2,2025.
It is therefore my intention to authorize the said Historical Society to
publicize my oral history, including amendments, whenever it wishes to do
so.
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J n [Vl. Ferren, lnterviewee Date
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cap, lll, President, cal Society of the D.C. Circuit
Rescission of Exceptions 1 and 5 in Schedule B of Mv Oral History
Agreement