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Jody Perkins Earns M.A. with Thesis Project on the Hinkle-Garton Farmstead

Congratulations to Jody Perkins on the completion of her M.A. in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University. Jody’s thesis project focused on collecting, processing and archiving oral history interviews related to the The Hinkle-Garton Farmstead, which is now maintained as a museum by Bloomington Restorations, Inc., “a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bloomington and Monroe County’s historic architecture and old neighborhoods.” In addition to the original farmstead-related research that she and her collaborators complled, Jody presented and defended a thesis placing this work within the context of the scholarly literatures on oral history, folk and open air museums, and historic preservation practice. Well done!

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