About the Project
(Click the link above to see the events that lead to the strike!)
In order to capture the strike-related experiences of Millersville University faculty, staff, and students, Archives & Special Collections in McNairy Library began an oral history project during fall semester, 2016, and continuing into spring semester, 2017. The volunteer project team consisted of seven Millersville University undergraduate and graduate students and five faculty members. Volunteer university students included: Alex Arnold, Lauren Cameron, Abigail Gruber, Hunter Mengel, Victoria Mueller, Taylor Payne, and Kyle Thomas. The volunteer faculty members included: Katie Barrett, Libby Nelson, Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Stephanie Pennucci, and Dr. Marilyn Parrish.
The APSCUF Strike Oral History project team interviewed a total of 38 narrators, including 24 faculty members, seven students, and seven administrators/staff members. The 7 students included: Ryan Bankert, Christina Clawson, Connor Devlin, Abigail Gruber, Katie Lundy, John Schoenewald, and Marcus Wardle. The 24 faculty members included: Kathryn Allen, Ana Borger-Grecco, Kirsten Bookmiller, Line Bruntse, Jeanne Cassidy, Barry David, Robyn Davis, Alex DeCaria, Sandra Deemer, Oliver Dreon, Christine Filippone, Shauna Frischkorn, Laurie Hanich, Elizabeth Katz, John McLarnon, Thomas Neuville, Beth Powers (Costello), Alex Redcay, Greg Seigworth, Carrie Smith, Kenneth Smith, Robert Spicer, Kathleen Walsh, and Melissa Gold. The 7 administrators/staff members included: Jeff Adams, Pete Anders, Kim Martin, Michelle Perez, David Ramsay, Andrew Welaish, and D’Ann Ressler.
To ensure each transcription accurately captured the narrator’s responses, a team from Archives & Special Collections reviewed each typed transcription and sent transcripts to narrators for review. Team members included: Abigail Gruber, Adam Omar, Alex Slick, Ashley Sherman, and Dr. Marilyn Parrish.
The final step involved the creation of the exhibit. Working together, Ashley Sherman and Adam Omar assembled the layout of each page, selecting useful audio clips, meaningful quotes, and momentous pictures. Adam proceeded to construct a hands-on timeline for the strike using Neatline. The timeline included an interactive map and links for further information. Ashley continued to review each transcript for key themes and details. She used this information to compose a narrative for each page of the exhibit.