Annika Lauer Oral History, 2021/02/21


Title (Dublin Core)

Annika Lauer Oral History, 2021/02/21
Mini Oral History with Annika Lauer, 2/21/2021

Description (Dublin Core)

I recorded a mini oral history with my friend about her pandemic experiences

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Melissa Kim
Annika Lauer

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Partner (Dublin Core)

Arizona State University

Type (Dublin Core)

Audio Interview

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Education--Universities
English Food & Drink
English Music

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Interviewer (Bibliographic Ontology)

Melissa Kim

Interviewee (Bibliographic Ontology)

Annika Lauer

Location (Omeka Classic)

United States of America

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abstract (Bibliographic Ontology)

I recorded a mini oral history with my friend about her pandemic experiences

Transcription (Omeka Classic)

Melissa Kim 0:01
Hi, my name is Melissa Kim, and I’m a undergraduate student at Arizona State University enrolled in HST 494. The date is February 21, 2021, and the time is 8:33 p.m., and I’m speaking with Annika Lauer. I wanted 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 Arizona State University that is collecting pandemic experiences. Do I have your consent to record your response and add it to the archive with your name?

Annika Lauer 0:33

Melissa Kim 0:34
Thank you. First, can you tell me your name, age, race and where you live?

Annika Lauer 0:39
Okay, my name is Annika Lauer, I am 20 years old, I am white. I live in Tempe during the school year and in Tucson when school is not in session.

Melissa Kim 0:56
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 that bad. What’s one positive thing you’ve experienced during the pandemic?

Annika Lauer 1:11
I would say that the pandemic has allowed me to experience things I would have not otherwise. For example, I, especially in lieu of you know, being able to go out and do things, I picked up baking as a hobby. The thing about that is that has allowed me to, you know, have that when I probably wouldn’t have even thought about picking that up otherwise. And through baking I have learned to accept my insecurities and flaws. It also has let me give to people, because you know I can give my baked goods to people. I’ve also started learning bamboo flute and things like that. So, I think a lot of opportunities to learn new things that I wouldn’t have even considered otherwise because I would have been too focused on going out and doing things.

Melissa Kim 2:01
Thank you for your time today.

Annika Lauer 2:03

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