This oral history interview is an intimate conversation between two people, both of whom have generously agreed to share this recording with Oral History Summer School, and with you. Please listen in the spirit with which this was shared.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please inquire about permissions.
All rights are reserved by Oral History Summer School.
Researchers will understand that:
This interview was conducted with Patricia Hanna in Hudson, NY on June 18, 2019. Patricia is a recent graduate of the University of Rochester with a degree in environmental studies who spent most of her life in Hudson and currently lives there. Patricia speaks of her relationship with her boyfriend, Waldo, and the constant support he has been for her throughout their friendship-turned-relationship. Patricia recounts her struggles during her first semesters in college and the success she found. While sharing her love for Hudson and its growth, she emphasizes the need for the change to benefit the long-term residents. Patricia also shares her journey with self-confidence and the important role in her life her mother plays. She speaks of her passion for social justice, specifically her commitment to protecting the environment.
This interview might be of interest for those who are interested in self-growth, self-confidence, relationships, academic struggles, activism.
Allie Fischgrund is a recent graduate of the University of Rochester with a degree in anthropology. She is interested in collective memory, social movements, and identity formation. She hopes to create space for others to tell stories which help to transform our understandings of our current systems and to create justice.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
Oral history is an iterative process. In keeping with oral history values of anti-fixity, interviewees will have an opportunity to add, annotate and reflect upon their lives and interviews in perpetuity. Talking back to the archive is a form of “shared authority.”