Preliminary Interview Questions

Life History:

1. How would you characterize your relationship with William and Mary growing up and did you purposfully go to college away from Williamsburg?

2. When you returned from college, in what ways did you notice a change in Williamsburg, if any at all? Did you likes these changes?

3. Since your father was a William and Mary faculty, did you feel you were a part of the William and Mary community growing up? Do you feel like there is separation of community between Williamsburg natives, the college, and Colonial Williamsburg?


1. What job positions did you hold in Colonial Williamsburg? Did you like them? What were your dislikes?

2. Who do you think Colonial Williamsburg caters to the most?

3. As a Williamsburg native and also a Colonial Williamsburg employee, would you ever eat at a Tavern? What do you think the difference is in the views of taverns by different people, such as Williamsburg natives, college students, and tourists?


The Williamsburg Documentary Project (WDP) strives to collect and preserve the rich past of Williamsburg, Virginia. By conducting oral history interviews, building physical and digital archives, and creating online exhibits, the WDP interprets Williamsburg’s recent past. The WDP works towards developing a better understanding of Williamsburg by bringing together individuals, local groups, Colonial Williamsburg, and the College of William & Mary.

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