Journal 3

July 18, 2017 1:53 pm I have to admit that I haven’t written much in my journal since there hasn’t been much going on the past few weeks besides typing out transcriptions. But now that my project is nearing its official close, I do have some things to talk about. The due date that is…

Elaine Tanis Interview 2

Elaine Tanis Interview 2 June 6, 2017 10:15 am In her home   Ellen: What are your favorite songs or pieces? Elaine: The favorite songs or pieces. Well, that’s sort of hard to come up with specific ones. I came up with a number of different things, for example there are musicals that I love….

Field Notes: Elaine Tanis 2

Elaine Tanis Interview 2 June 6, 2017 10:15 am In her home   Another successful morning spent with Elaine Tanis. Even though I was running late that morning, this interview went perfectly smooth. And after some of my bumbling in previous interviews, this really came as a relief and (once again) restored some confidence. Elaine…

Doug Marlink: Interview 2

    Doug Marlink Interview 2 7/17/17 1:30 At his home   (Plays a song) (Plays ‘Caravan’) That song I kinda like because it’s a Duke Ellington song. And musically what’s happening is it’s in the key of in music they were tasked you know it’s in the key of G. And that’s a G7…

Field Notes: Doug Marlink Interview 2

Doug Marlink Interview 2 7/17/17 1:30 At his home   This interview was nice because I was able to record some of Doug Marlink’s banjo playing. I almost wished I had gotten a video recording, watching banjo picking was surprisingly mesmerizing. It was really interesting to hear him talk about the different styles of banjo…

Lucille Schroeder: Interview 1

  Lucille Schroeder – Interview 1 E: Okay, so first I thought I’d start with questions just to get a sense of who you are. So, um, did you always live in Holland? L: No, I was born in New York state, came to Hope College and graduated in ’55, taught one year of elementary…

Field Notes – Jane Cronkite 2

Field Notes – Jane Cronkite 2 June 19, 7:40 pm In her home This second interview didn’t go as well as I had hoped, and I’m the one to blame. I had reviewed Mrs. Cronkite’s interview recording and began writing out the transcript. But I spent too much time getting out the draft of the…

Journal 2

June 23, 2017 11:00 am I have hit a rut. I am now halfway through this project and I am so tired. The work of transcribing interviews has been slow and tedious. At the end of the day, I hardly feel like I’ve done anything at all. And I’m overwhelmed with the work I have…

Jane Cronkite: Interview 1

  Jane Cronkite Interview 1 Transcript June 14, 2017 7:30pm In her home E: So, my first question: Where are you from? Were you from Holland originally? J: No, I grew up in Greenland, Indiana which is SE of Indianapolis. Not very far, about a half hour drive. It used to be a distinct small…

Field Notes – Lucille Schroeder 1

Field Notes – Lucille Schroeder 1 June 15, 2017 11:30 am At Jack H. Miller Music Building at Hope College In our correspondence before our first meeting, I had already gotten a small impression of Mrs. Schroeder. When starting out this project, I entertained the idea of using video recording for my interviews. Before deciding…