These are interviews about “Growing Up Dutch.” There are a total of about 35 interviews. For a variety of reasons, we have only included a smaller sample here. We plan to add more later. Before any academic use of these interviews, please contact Dr. Jennifer Schlegel or Dr. William Donner, both in the anthropology department at Kutztown University.
The people interviewed and their families may use these interviews as they see fit.
Jennifer Schlegel came up with the idea of holding these interviews at the Kutztown Folk Festival. Some interviews were conducted by Drs. Schlegel and Donner, others by Bill Donner. Most were done at the Kutztown Folk Festival on the Seminar Stage. A few were done at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center during events there.
We thank the people who gave interviews and hope that you will enjoy them. We think they provide important insights into Pennsylvania Dutch life from the people who know it best—the Pennsylvania Dutch themselves.
We plan to add more interviews over the next few years and as COVID restrictions allow.
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Submissions from 2019
Dave Adam Part 2, Dave Adam
Al Zentner, Al Zentner
Submissions from 2018
Terry Berger, Terry Berger
Submissions from 2016
Dave Adam, Dave Adam
Bill Meck, William Meck
Submissions from 2015
Richard Miller, Richard Miller
Richard Savidge, Richard Savidge