Hello, everyone! We hope you’ve enjoyed reading these interviews as much as we have. I thought I’d make a little update for clarification into the formatting of these entries.
First of all, the records themselves provide little context into the original purpose of these interviews, but from what we can infer, they were conducted as a project for the benefit of local students in the late 1980s or early 1990s, comparing and contrasting aspects of early life from the early 20th century with the late. If you have more information on this project, please contact us and fill us in.
The formatting of the interviews is inconsistent, and since I am working to transcribe them exactly as they are, those inconsistencies will also appear on this site. The only changes I have made are in the interest of clarity, and those amendments can be recognized through the use of [brackets].
Anyway, thank you for your interest, and I hope you continue reading these fascinating biographies! We will continue to post at least one per day.