Written by Lauren Ohnesorge
Thursday, 19 July 2007 20:18
Two Appalachian State University graduate students recently spent time in Plains, Georgia, conducting an oral history project for the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (JCNHS).
Jennifer Cohen-Jordan and Leila Weinstein, both graduate students in
the Appalachian studies program at ASU, performed a series of
interviews with people close to the Carters, gaining insight into the
community, social history and residents’ opinions of the 39th president
of the United States. Seventeen people were interviewed during the
project. The oral histories collected will be archived in the Site and
made available to future researchers. While the pair did not get to
interview the Carters, they did get to meet them.