Script for oral history recordings for "Food for Life on Two Peninsulas" oral history program, 30 January 2016

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Title

Script for oral history recordings for "Food for Life on Two Peninsulas" oral history program, 30 January 2016

Subject

Oral history.

Description

Script (or survey) for oral history recordings for "Food for Life on Two Peninsulas: Stories from Old Farm Families, Migrant Workers, and the New 'Foodies' of Grand Traverse Bay, An Oral History Collection." This script was followed by volunteer interviewers, to allow for some structure in the interviews, given that each was limited to about 15 minutes. The time limit was imposed to ensure that the participants would not miss any of the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference 2016, and to encourage as much participation as possible. Traverse Area District Library encourages the sharing, modification, and reuse of this script for similar programs.

Creator

Amy Barritt, 1984-, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City (Mich.)

Source

None.

Publisher

Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City (Mich.)

Date

30 January 2016

Contributor

None.

Rights

CC BY-SA 4.0
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Relation

Food for Life on Two Peninsulas: Stories from Old Farm Families, Migrant Workers, and the New 'Foodies' of Grand Traverse Bay, An Oral History Collection

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

food4life-oralhistorysurvey

Coverage

Michigan, United States

PDF Text

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Lifestory Center
Traverse Area District Library
Oral History Survey, Accession #________
Program:
Food for Life on Two Peninsulas: Stories from Old Farm Families, Migrant Workers,
and the New “Foodies” of Grand Traverse Bay, An Oral History Collection
January 30, 2016
Recorded at Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI
As part of Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference 2016
Personal History
* Name:
* Contact (either telephone or email):
* Address:
* Year of Birth:

I, _________________________, do hereby give Traverse Area District Library, for
such scholarly and educational uses as they shall determine, the following photographs
and/or recorded interview(s) as an unrestricted gift and transfer to Traverse Area
District Library legal title and all literary property rights, including copyright and first
right of refusal. This gift does not preclude any use I may want to make of the
information in the recording myself.
Interview Script:
Press record, count silently for 5 seconds, then say:
“This is an interview with _____________________ (say and spell the interviewee’s
name) for Traverse Area District Library’s Lifestory Center Food For Life on Two
Peninsulas oral history program, recorded on January 30, 2016 at the Northern
Michigan Small Farms Conference 2016. This interview is being conducted by
volunteer __________________________ (say and spell your name).

___________, I am encouraging you to be thorough in your responses, but you have
the right to refuse to answer a question.”




















What is your role in the local food economy? (farmer, restaurant owner, forager)
How did you get started in that activity?
How long, and during what years, have you been involved in that activity?
How long have you practiced your activity in the Grand Traverse Region?
Do you see a benefit to doing your activity in the Grand Traverse Region?
What would you say is the biggest change or challenge you have encountered in
your activity since you began?
Do you think that change corresponds with changes in the industry as a whole?
What is your attitude toward the practices of sustainable agriculture? Have you
implemented any changes in your activity to make it more environmentally
friendly?
Are you able to maintain your livelihood solely based on this activity?
Have you found that it is harder now than in previous years to maintain your
livelihood?
Do you consider your activity to be a business for you, or a lifestyle choice?
Does your family play a role in your activity?
Do you think the average American is aware about or cares about modern
farming (or your activity in particular)?
Have you observed changes in the number, size and type of farms that are found
in the Region? What is your attitude toward any trends you may have noticed?
Have you seen a change in government involvement with your activity? How has
that change affected your operations?
How do you see your role in the community?
What advice would you give to a greenhorn interested in doing what you are
doing?

End of Interview (agreement on use):
“You have agreed to allow Traverse Area District Library to use the information you
have related in this recording and have signed the survey form verifying your
agreement.” Interviewee says “YES.” Interviewer thanks interviewee and stops
recording.

___________________________________
Signature of Interviewee/Date

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