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Monroe County Oral History Index

A requirement in Dr. DeVries' History 155 class has every student recording, on audio or video cassette, a 30 minute interview with one or more persons at least 65 years of age. The interviewee could be a relative, close family friend, or an individual assigned by Dr. DeVries.

After recording the interview, the student is required to transcribe and type the entire conversation verbatim. Topics of possible discussion include:

Immigration Experience
Immigrants
World War I
Prohibition
Minority Groups
Women's Roles
Family
Work
Schools
Churches
Transportation
Movies
Social Life
Community Legends
Radio
Recreation
Sports
Holidays (Christmas, Easter, Etc.)
Government
The Depression
World War II
Korean War
Important Personalities in One's Life
Family Traditions
How One Came to Settle in Monroe
Merchants
Newton Strike
Local Color

In those instances where the interview is regarded as especially excellent, Dr. DeVries will request permission to record the tape and copy the transcript to be placed in the Monroe County Library's Monroe Collection housed at the Ellis branch. When this occurs, a release must be obtained by from both the interviewer and the interviewee.

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