Mini Oral History with Jennifer, 2.21.21


Title (Dublin Core)

Mini Oral History with Jennifer, 2.21.21
Jennifer Oral History, 2021/02/21

Description (Dublin Core)

Transcript of Interview with Jennifer by Sharon Hunt

Interviewee: Jennifer
Interviewer: Sharon Hunt
Date: 2/21/21
Location (Interviewee): Tucson, Arizona
Location (Interviewer): Tucson, Arizona
Transcriber: Sharon Hunt

Jennifer lives in Tucson, Arizona, and spoke about a positive result of the pandemic that she has experienced. She has been able to save money and pay off debts during this time period, as she has not been able to go out and shop or go to restaurants as she did in pre-pandemic times.

Recording Date (Dublin Core)

February 21, 2021 14:40

Creator (Dublin Core)

Sharon Hunt

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Sharon Hunt

Event Identifier (Dublin Core)


Partner (Dublin Core)

Arizona State University

Type (Dublin Core)

oral history

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Economy
English Emotion

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)


Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)


Collection (Dublin Core)

Over 60

Linked Data (Dublin Core)

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)


Date Modified (Dublin Core)


Interviewer (Bibliographic Ontology)

Sharon Hunt

Interviewee (Bibliographic Ontology)


Location (Omeka Classic)

United States

Language (Dublin Core)


Duration (Omeka Classic)


Transcription (Omeka Classic)

J: Hello

SH: Hi my name is Sharon Hunt and I’m a graduate student intern with the COVID-19 archive at ASU. The date is February 21, 2021 and the time is 2:40 pm and I’m speaking with Jennifer. I want to ask you a question about your pandemic experience, but before I do, I would like to ask for your consent to record this response for the COVID-19 archive. The COVID-19 archive is a digital archive at ASU that is collecting pandemic experiences. Do I have your consent to record your response and add it to the archive with your name?

J: Yes

SH: Thank you.
First, can you tell me your name, age, race and where you live.

J: My name is Jennifer, I’m over 60, and I live in Arizona.

SH: Thank you, now I’d like to ask you a quick question about the pandemic. We’ve experienced a lot of changes in 2020 and many have been negative and disruptive. But perhaps it’s not all bad. What’s one positive thing you’ve experienced during the pandemic?

J: Well, like you said, there were a lot of negative things but for me, the one positive was that I was able to get out of debt. With everything closed down, you really couldn’t spend your money on anything, and I was blessed to be able to work through all of this so I’m finding that I had a lot of extra money. And I took that money, and I began to pay off my debts. So in a relatively small amount of time, I was able to pay off a car and several credit cards. And now I am pretty much debt free. So that’s a big burden lifted off of me, and then going forward I’m continuing to see how I can continue to using my money properly and not getting into debt. So for me, that was a big positive.

SH: All right. That sounds great. Thank you for your time today. Good-bye.

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