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Students in Michele Gillespie’s history class took a closer look at the work of Wake Forest staff and faculty this semester as part of their study of the history of work in America.
For an oral-history project called “Wake at Work,” students interviewed about 20 staff members and professors about their backgrounds and jobs and how their jobs influenced their perception of the American dream. Transcripts of the interviews are now available on the Z. Smith Reynolds Library website. Audio recordings of many of the interviews are also available at the same website.
Using the University as an example of the contemporary workplace exposed students to a variety of jobs before they began their journey back to colonial days to trace how work — individually and collectively — has shaped American history and expectations about the American Dream today, Gillespie said. Read more