Preliminary Interview Questions

Preliminary Interview Questions for Jennifer Taylor:

Life History Questions:

1. What made you move to Williamsburg? Was it William and Mary? Judging by what you knew about the area, were you excited to come?

2. Where did you live when you first moved to Williamsburg? If you have moved around, what is your favorite neighborhood you’ve lived in?

3. What made you so interested in German Studies and Holocaust Studies? Do you find others with similar interests in the Williamsburg community?

Project Related Questions:

1. How do you feel about the gated communities that exist in Williamsburg? Do you visit them often? If so, for what reasons?

2. What community actives are your children involved in? Do they spend time at any “community centers”? Where do they like to spend time in Williamsburg?

3. Do you consider your neighborhood a place with it’s own sense of community? Do any particular type of people seem to live there? Does your neighborhood have a Homeowners Association? Does your neighborhood have a community pool or community center?


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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