Journal Article

"The Doctor Told Us What He Wanted": Sam Koenig's Instructions to WPA Ethnic Group Survey Interviewers

Bruce M. Stave

in The Oral History Review

Published on behalf of Oral History Association

Volume 34, issue 2, pages 17-26
Published in print January 2007 | ISSN: 0094-0798
Published online January 2007 | e-ISSN: 1533-8592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/ohr.2007.34.2.17
"The Doctor Told Us What He Wanted": Sam Koenig's Instructions to WPA Ethnic Group Survey Interviewers

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The instructions given to Connecticut's Federal Writers' Project Ethnic Group Survey interviewers seventy years ago by the Survey's director, Samuel Koenig, raise many issues relevant to interviewing in today's digital age. Regardless of technology, or the lack thereof, how such instructions are followed help to determine the quality of an interview.

Keywords: Federal Writers' Project; Interviewing; Ethnic Groups; Immigration; WPA

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Subjects: Oral History

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