I conducted my very first oral history interview last Thursday. Though it makes me cringe a little bit to hear myself stammer and stutter through my questions, my subject, Ms. Dell Courtney, was excellent. She was very gracious and helpful, and seemed to enjoy talking about the Hundley collection and Heritage Corporation. I look forward to future correspondence with her. I’m currently working on transcribing it, and realizing how much time it’s going to take to type out a 45-minute interview.
I’ve also started organizing materials for my internship paper. I have a ton of things to sort through, but I think (hope) it will be an interesting read that will add to the existing scholarship on the way that experience-based museums use their collections.