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Collected Item: “Carolyn Rayroux Oral History, 2021/02/21”

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Mini Oral History with Carolyn Rayroux

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oral history

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At 0930 hours on 02-21-2021, I asked my stepmother for her perspective a positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transcript for Mini-Oral History with Carolyn Rayroux:

James Rayroux: My name is James Rayroux and I’m a graduate student intern with the COVID-19 archive at Arizona State University. Today, is February 21st, 2021, at 0930 hours, and I’m speaking with Carolyn Rayroux. Carolyn, I first, I want to ask about your pandemic experience, but before I do, I first need your informed consent to record and publish your response to the COVID-19 archive. The COVID-19 archive is a digital archive at Arizona State University that is collecting pandemic experiences. Do I have your consent to record your response, and add it to the publicly accessible archive with your name?

Carolyn Rayroux: Yes, you do.

J: Can you start by telling me your, uh, full name, your age, race, and where you live?

C: Ok, full name is Carolyn Rayroux. I am sixty-six years old. I live in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and I am a Caucasian.

J: I have just one quick question about the pandemic. We’ve experienced a lot of negative and disruptive changes in the last year, but maybe not everything’s been bad. What’s one thing that’s happened in your life during the pandemic that’s actually been a positive or beneficial experience?

C: Well, mostly, I think people have come back together as, that’s probably the most positive thing, you know, as, as, looking at that direction.

J: Thank you so much for your time today, and for contributing to this digital public archive and helping us document this moment in history.

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