Work Journal 4/15-21

I did not have as much time as I would have liked to work on my project this week.


Tuesday: I interviewed Wayne a second time—he has so much institutional and musical knowledge. I also obtained a copy of Colonial Idol from Jane. I discussed with Wayne the possibility of going to a GM concert, I just need to let Jane know when (I am shooting for first Tuesday of finals).

I also scheduled index with Sarah for Thursday at 9 am, at Jamestown High School.


Wednesday: I started working on my transcription of Herb Watson’s interview.


Thursday: went with Sarah on an index. I had a meeting with Helis and Prof. Glosson about the direction of my project. I continued to work on my transcript, and got past the half-way point.


In the coming week, I need to focus on completing my oral history materials: finishing my transcript, one index from a recording, typing an index, and headnotes. I also hope to get the chance to look at Colonial Idol and nail down a basic outline for my project.



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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